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Family Zone at Lancaster Library

Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm
Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm

The library is bustling with activities for the whole family….


Light Matter

For hundreds of years scientists have been shining light on objects to see what they’re made of. Now it’s your chance.

Step upstairs into the Lab and join our real-life scientists to discover Light Matter. See how scientists use light to understand how atoms come together to create the world we live in. Build your own molecular structure and shine a light to see the beautiful patterns. What will you create?


Water Worlds

Jenny Natusch is interested in the spectrum of life that is missed by the rush of the routine & the limitations of the naked eye. This new project is in its very early stages and explores droplets of water and all the life, beauty, horror, wonder, comedy & drama within.

Jenny’s latest project involves filming all the wonder within water droplets. Water droplets vary depending on which source they come from. Beauty really can be found everywhere – a muddy puddle, a rock pool, a pond, a canal, a bird bath… These short films are set to sound tracks and give just a small taster of the fascinating animal and plant life that can be found in water droplets in the local area.


Jellyfish Lanterns

Become a living part of this year’s Festival by creating your very own sea-creature-on-a-stick lantern.

Artists Tina and Melanie will be on hand to guide you through the process of making a portable piece of natural world light up magic using (mostly) recycled materials.


The Magic Planet

Space and planetary scientists from Lancaster University’s Physics Department will use their Magic Planet video globe to take explorers on a journey through the solar system’s planets and moons. See hidden worlds and extra-terrestrial aurora as well as some of our more familiar planetary neighbours.


Kaleidoscope of Colour

Kaleidoscope of Colour is an interactive installation celebrating the ancient art and craft of stained glass and inspired by the historic stained glass designs by Lancaster manufacturers held at Lancashire Archives.

The audience takes centre stage and is invited to shine a light through original window designs and illuminate the library with colour.


Glow Garden

A space of tranquillity in the library courtyard. Hidden in this quiet corner, amongst the flower beds are lanterns inspired by the natural world