Events in the library

There will be a phased re-introduction of group activities in the library over the coming weeks. Check this page or our Facebook page for the latest information.


New! Armchair Yoga

A new activity in the library from 9th September 2021 is Armchair Yoga. All ages and abilities welcome. Booking essential.


Family History Sessions

Family history sessions will resume in October. Watch this space for more details!


Learn about the skeletons in your cupboard at our weekly Family History sessions on Thursdays at 10.30 am.  If you’re new to genealogy one of our volunteers will help you. £3 per session, with all proceeds helping to keep our library open.

Pre booking is essential, in order to maintain social distancing.


Free Wi-Fi is here

You can now use your personal devices (smartphone, tablet or laptop) to access the internet and your e-mails in the library. Simply select ‘GatesheadPublic’ as the network on your device and agree to the terms and conditions. This should take you straight to Gateshead Libraries web site, there is no need for a user name or password.




Rhymetime will resume later in 2021.

Every Friday morning from 10.00 to 10.30 is Rhymetime. It’s for pre-school children, and it’s free. Children can also join our Bertie Bear Book Club and collect certificates, working up to a gold certificate and a free book! No pre-booking necessary, just turn up!

Knitting Group


Knit & Natter is back!

Our knitting group meets on Mondays from 11.00 to 1.00 and Fridays from 1.00 to 3.00. Why not come along for knitting, chat and refreshments?

Needlework Circle

Our Needlework Circle will re-start soon. Details to follow.