Oldham Libraries

Gallery Oldham is part of the Heritage, Libraries and Archives service. See some of the highlights over the next few months taking place at Oldham Libraries.

Live@thelibrary: May to August 2022

Summer 2022 brings you a fantastic selection of shows and events for everyone to enjoy.

Laugh along with Rob Barratt, stand-up comedian and poet, or run away from it all with the fabulous ‘These Hills are Ours’ by Daniel Bye and Boff Whalley.

We also have plenty of family shows to enjoy. They include the empowering and interactive tale of ‘Boudica’, and the fun and imaginative ‘The Green Knigh’t. Both brought to us by the fabulous Wild Geese Theatre Company.

Tickets for all live at the library events are available from Live@thelibrary webpage.

Boff and Dan wearing running clothing covered in mud laughing at each other

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Get ready for Gadgeteers, arriving online and in your local library this summer…

The Summer Reading Challenge is taking place at all libraries in Oldham and Gallery Oldham from Saturday 23 July until Saturday 17 September. Read any six library books of your choice and collect Gadgeteer rewards along the way. Once you have read the six books you will receive a certificate and a medal. You will also be invited to our Gadgeteer finishers celebration event, packed full of exciting science activities. 

As part of the Challenge, Oldham Libraries and Gallery Oldham have been working together to create lots of cool activities and events. We’ve lined up performance poets, theatre shows, arts and crafts, and more. We hope you’re as excited as we are to join the Gadgeteers this summer. For a full list of events and to book your place visit Oldham Council’s Summer Reading Challenge webpage.


Find out about more events and activities taking place at Gallery Oldham from our What’s On page, from adult craft workshops to gallery talks – there is something for everyone.