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Through The Week

Telling Tales Trail

9:00am - 5:00pm - Saturday 25 May

Join us for a trail of tales around the Museum.  Some well-loved books have been hidden around the…

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Friday 31st May

Family Friday: My Favourite Books

10:00am - 11:30am - Friday 31 May

In this session the whole family is welcome to play, make and have fun together.  This May Half…

Create Your own Happy

1:30pm - 2:30pm - Friday 31 May

Based on her book Create Your Own Happy, join author Becky Goddard-Hill for a fun, interactive session aimed…

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Saturday 1st June

How the Borks Became

11:00am - 12:00pm - Saturday 1 June

Borks live on a planet quite like our own Earth. They have shaggy yellow fur and long thin…



2:00pm - 3:00pm - Saturday 1 June

Scavengers is a Young Adult novel tackling the big questions: What do you believe? What happens when you…

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'History is Horrible' Sleepover

7pm Sat 1 June - 8am Sunday 2 June

Celebrating the Horrible Histories books, join us at the Museum and Art Gallery for a blast into the…

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Sunday 2nd June

Family Film: Matilda

11:00am - 2:00pm - Sunday 2 June

Join us in the Carriage Shop Theatre at the Roundhouse for a themed family film screening of Matilda,…

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Friday 7th June

Tots Make and Do: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

10:00am - 11:30am - Friday 7 June

FREE - Give what you think A morning of fun celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Eric Carle’s beloved…

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Saturday 8th June

Family Day: A Day of Dragons

10:00am - 4:00pm - Saturday 8 June

This year’s Derby Book Festival Family Day has an exciting Dragon theme to celebrate author Cressida Cowell’s wonderful…

Dan Walker: Sky Thieves

11:00am - 12:00pm - Saturday 8 June

Meet Zoya DeLarose, who embarks upon a life-changing adventure when she wakes up aboard a flying skyship. With…

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Cressida Cowell: Dragons and Wizards

2:30pm - 3:30pm - Saturday 8 June

For 7+ with their grown-ups Meet multi-million-copy selling, award-winning author Cressida Cowell, creator of the How to Train…

Derby Book Festival

31 May – 8 June 2019

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