An event not to be missed!

Following his appearance at the Oxford Literary Festival,  performance artist Colin Pinney will take on the guise of Rev. Patrick Bronte to reveal some of the surprising stories of the Bronte Family.

7.00pm at Mirfield Library, Wed 10th Feb.

Tickets £2. Age guidance 16+

There’ll also be other Bronte events to tie in with the Bronte 200 celebrations and ‘Page Turners’ children’s events during half term.

Next meeting – Monday 25 January

The next meeting of the Friends of Mirfield Library will be held at the library at 6:30pm on Monday 25 January 2016.

The focus of the Friends of Mirfield Library is changing rapidly and with this will develop some interesting and specialised opportunities for people to volunteer to help the Friends, e.g. if you have time to spare, have IT skills, or graphic design skills  or would be interested working with the media.

At the end of 2015 The Friends of Mirfield Library achieved the required result – the Mirfeld Library Service was secured and retained its Town Library & Information Centre status. However, that’s only half the required result, the future of the library building is still unknown. Following the success of part one of their campaign, the Friends of Mirfield Library made it clear that their campaign would be re-launched in Jan 2016, the intention being to secure the building for Mirfield.

Friends are working closely with Library staff to plan for the future, e.g:- 6th Feb is National Libraries Day. In conjunction with the Huddersfield Literature Festival, Mirfield Library has developed activities for the whole month : ‘February: A month to Love Your Library’.

All are welcome. Bring your ideas and suggestions for the next stage of what’s becoming an exciting journey!

Grange Moor Brass Band concert

GMBB logo 3Grange Moor Brass Band will be giving a special Autumn Brass Band Concert on Saturday 10 October 2015 at St Paul’s Church, Mirfield. The concert is being held to help support the Save Mirfield Library Campaign.

Tickets £5 each (inc. Refreshments). Doors open at 6.30pm and the concert will start at 7pm prompt.

The band will play a medley of tunes from their renowned catalogue of your brass band favourites.

There will be two 40mins playing sessions with a short interval break for refreshments

Tickets are on sale at Mirfield Library & Ramsden’s Butchers, Huddersfield Rd, Mirfield. For e-tickets please contact

Brass band stock image

Library open day success!

MP Paula Sherriff at the open day

MP Paula Sherriff at the open day

Graham Chapman (of Monty Python fame) once said,’ I don’t believe that libraries should be drab places where people sit in silence.’

On Saturday, The Friends of Mirfield Library held their Open Day and showed just how much they agree with this comment. Mirfield library came alive! It became a place of excellent music, it became a social place with plenty of conversation about the library activities and groups which were on display.

Most importantly, it became a busy place. Every section of the community came to show their support for the library, including our MP Paula Sherriff.

In the hot days before the Open Day, Friends and volunteers worked hard to renovate the garden – to weed the area and plant flowers.

On ‘the day’ the garden was a blaze of colour and a fitting venue to enjoy the great music provided by the Kirklees Music School Intermediate Band.

‘It’s been a few days of hard work for the Friends of Mirfield Library, but, seeing Mirfield library showing what future potential it has was wonderful. We are only just beginning!’  said, Jenny Tomlinson Chair,  Friends of Mirfield Library.

Kirklees Music School band

The band from Kirklees Music School, playing outside the library


Library Open Day, Saturday 4 July

We are having an Open Day at Mirfield Library, on Saturday 4 July 2015, from 10.00am – 12 noon.

Enjoy tea & biscuits :coffee & cookies (it’s American Independence Day)

Enjoy Listening to the Kirklees Band play ‘Music from the Movies’

Enjoy Viewing the displays inside your Library

Enjoy Finding out what events happen at your Library

Enjoy Learning about & developing your computer skills

Enjoy Discovering your Library!!