I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure.

Virginia Woolf




Light of the Antrim Coast, by David Speers

When: 06 – 28 February 2017
Location: Northern/Members' Room
Admission: Free – All Welcome

David Speers, artist, bookman, and local historian, knows every corner of his north Antrim coast. In this exhibition he brings together the mood, light and atmosphere of his northern heartland.


War-Torn Children

When: 01 March – 15 April 2017
Location: Vertical Gallery
Admission: Free – All Welcome

War-Torn Children is an exhibition of arpilleras (pronounced ar-pee-air-ahs, three-dimensional appliqued textiles from Latin America) and ad hoc memorabilia highlighting the impact of war on children and their reactions to it. It includes items that relate to current and previous wars as well as a selection of letters sent by school children to non-violent peace activist, Margaretta D’Arcy.

A project of Conflict Textiles and INNATE (an Irish Network for Nonviolent Action Training and Education) curated by Roberta Bacic. The aim is to expose and explore the impact of war and violence in children and young people, and how they live and respond to it.

In Full Bloom

When: 06 – 28 March 2017
Location: Northern/Members’ Room
Admission: Free – All Welcome

A stunning exhibition of contemporary artwork produced by older people and presented as part of the Arts Care, Here & Now Older People’s Arts, Health and Well-being Festival. The festival aims to enhance the health and well-being of older people by supporting them to access and participate in high quality arts activity.

The theme for 2017 is colours, inspired by the work of David Hockney who, as an older working artist, has continued to produce work, and is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

The Linen Hall Library is open free to the public. Our opening hours are:
 Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, and Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm.