Adult Courses

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For your curious mind. Delve into some of the greatest treasures in our collection with our courses.

Whether you’re looking to hone a skill, learn a craft or discover a new passion, we have programme of vibrant subjects designed for you to study wherever you are.

Explore all our At the Library Courses

Explore all our Online Courses

Who are our courses for?

Courses are for adults aged 18 years and over. If you are aged between 16-17 years, please contact adultLearning@bl.uk and your parent/guardian will be asked to sign a permission form.

Our courses are in English and are mostly aimed at beginners unless otherwise stated. Please check the individual course outline for specific details.

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We're regularly developing new courses. If you would like to join our mailing list to be notified when courses are open for booking, please email adultlearning@bl.uk.

Series events

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At the Library Course

Illumination Masterclass

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Writing Stories with Maps
Online Course

Learn Live: Writing Stories with Maps

Two-week course starting -
Cartooning for Change
Online Course

Craft Live: Cartooning for Change

Two-week course starting -
Autofiction As Life Writing
Online Course

Webinar: Autofiction as Life Writing

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Political Satire and News Inspired Comedy
At the Library Course

Comedy Writing Masterclass: Political Satire and News-Inspired Comedy

Two-day course starting -
Architectural designs
At the Library Course

Summer School: Explorations in Architecture

Five day course starting -
Experimental Printing Masterclass
At the Library Course

Experimental Printing Masterclass

Two-day course starting -
Sense of Place
Online Course

Creative Reading: Sense of Place

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Cartooning for Change
At the Library Course

Cartooning for Change Masterclass

Two-day course starting -
Creative Reading Dialogue
Online Course

Creative Reading: Dialogue

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Life Writing Masterclass
At the Library Course

Life Writing Masterclass

Two-day course starting -
Bookbinding Masterclass.
At the Library Course

Bookbinding Masterclass

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Jewellery-Making-Masterclass
At the Library Course

Jewellery Making Masterclass

Two-day course starting -
Memoir Getting Started
Online Course

Learn Live: Memoir – Getting Started

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Memoir Shaping Your Story
Online Course

Learn Live: Memoir – Shaping Your Story

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Memoir The Art of Remembering
Online Course

Learn Live: Memoir – The Art of Remembering

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At the Library Course

Food Writing Masterclass

Two-day course starting -
Gothic writing
At the Library Course

Gothic

Six-week course starting -