Fun Palaces: events at all Reading Libraries on 7 October

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The Fun Palace manifesto: we believe in the genius in everyone, in everyone an artist and everyone a scientist, and that creativity in community can change the world for the better.

From arts and crafts to science and technology, there are lots of free activities for all ages taking place on Saturday 7 October. Local community groups and individuals will be sharing their interests and skills, as all Reading Libraries become Fun Palaces for the day.

  • At Central Library: create a masterpiece, create a knitted garden for the library, race rubber ducks in the Holybrook.
  • At Battle Library: join in the Steampunk Takeover! Make your own goggles or try your hand at tea duelling.
  • At Caversham Library: take part in a board game bonanza, make something with local crafters Sit and Stitch.
  • At Palmer Park Library: make a giant collage for the library.
  • At Southcote Library: make masks and Christmas cards, knit squares for a blanket for Buscot Ward.
  • At Tilehurst Library: take part in a fun-filled day of family activities.
  • At Whitley Library: help decorate and name the Library Dragon.

For more details see or contact your local branch.

Fun Palaces is a worldwide movement campaigning for culture by, for and with all – with a firm belief that community belongs at the core of all culture – and an annual weekend of events, where arts, crafts, science, tech and digital are a catalyst for community engagement and full participation for everyone, from the grassroots up.