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Featured events

Street Eat
26 May 2018
11am-9pm on Saturday, 26 May and Sunday, 27 May 2018. Tasty street food, prepared by the town’s restaurant chefs. Dozens of dishes including Spanish, Italian, English, German and more.
EqualiTeas – Celebrating 90 years of voting equality
20 June 2018
Join us for a special evening, celebrating 90 years since the Representation of the People Act 1928, which gave all men and women over the age of 21 the equal right to vote.
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
18 August 2018
Fabulous FREE entertainment in Rochdale town centre. There will be live music, a quality food court and family entertainment.

More events

Family History Helpdesk, Castleton Library
18 September 2017
2pm-4pm​, every 3 weeks on a Monday.
Lego club, Middleton Library
06 October 2017
4pm-5pm​, first Friday of the month.
Futures Club
23 October 2017
9.30am-1pm, every Monday. Futures Club is an informative drop-in session for care leavers.
Card-making class, Spotland Library
31 October 2017
2pm-4pm, every Tuesday. Make beautiful hand-crafted cards to take home. Each session costs £3.50 with all materials, envelopes and instruction provided.
Games club, Heywood Library
03 November 2017
1.30pm-3.30pm, first Friday of the month. Come and join our small, friendly Games Club. Board games to suit everyone or bring your own.
Rochdale-in-Stitches at Spotland Library
18 November 2017
10am-12noon, first and third Saturday of the month. A new group at Spotland Library for people who enjoy cross-stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, or who would like to start.
Balderstone Reading Group
11 December 2017
2nd Monday of every month. Informal and relaxed reading group. Discuss and recommend your favourite authors or discover new books you've never thought of trying.
Balderstone Library Coffee Afternoon
08 January 2018
Weekly coffee afternoon for good conversation and a chance to discuss and browse the newest library books.
Code Club, Norden Library
13 January 2018
9.45am-12midday every Saturday. Drop-in these weekly sessions for children 9-11 years old and learn how to code using Scratch.
Code Club, Castleton Library
18 January 2018
4pm-5pm every Thursday. Come and join in the fun learning how to create games, animations and websites. Booking is required. Suitable for children aged 8-12.
Laptop/iPad and tablet helpdesk, Castleton Library
22 January 2018
10am-12noon every Monday. iPad, tablet and laptop sessions, for help with your mobile devices.
Lego Club, Rochdale Central Library
27 January 2018
Fortnightly themed Lego Club aimed at children between the ages of 5-12 years. Duplo is also available for younger siblings.
Code Club, Littleborough Library
05 February 2018
4pm-5pm, every other Monday. Term time only. Learn basic programming, local thinking and problem solving in our FREE classes.
Homework Club, Heywood Library
05 March 2018
Mondays, 4.30pm-6pm during term time. Drop in to Heywood Library for help with English, Maths, French and more at the Homework Club.
Homework Club, Heywood Library
15 March 2018
Thursdays, 4pm-5pm during term time. Drop in to Heywood Library for help with English, Maths, French and more at the Homework Club.
Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors
25 March 2018
Every Sunday (or Monday on bank holiday weekends​) until 19 August 2018. One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.
Storytime with Nicola at Alkrington Library
05 April 2018
2pm-3pm every Thursday during term time. Join our volunteer storyteller for a fun weekly story, especially for children under 5 and their parents/carers.
Code Club, Wardle Library
05 May 2018
​9.30am-10.30am every Saturday. Drop-in these weekly sessions for children 9-11 years old and learn how to code.
Knit and natter, Alkrington Library
14 May 2018
2pm-3.30pm​, fortnightly on a Monday. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an avid knitter, bring along your wool and your needles and enjoy a cup of tea with our lovely knitting group.
Lego club, Alkrington Library
21 May 2018
6pm-7pm​, third Monday of the month. Calling all Lego fans aged 5-12 years old!! Come along to Lego Club at Alkrington Library.
Foster with Rochdale information stand at Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre
22 May 2018
Give childhood a chance! Come along to our information sessions to find out more about fostering.
Foster with Rochdale information stand at Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre
24 May 2018
Give childhood a chance! Come along to our information sessions to find out more about fostering.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Heywood Library
25 May 2018
​​​​​Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 2pm-3.30pm.
Street Eat
26 May 2018
11am-9pm on Saturday, 26 May and Sunday, 27 May 2018. Tasty street food, prepared by the town’s restaurant chefs. Dozens of dishes including Spanish, Italian, English, German and more.
Elmer Day at Middleton Library
26 May 2018
Celebrate Elmer Day at Middleton Library!
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Balderstone Library
29 May 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Tuesday, 11am-12.30pm.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library
01 June 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 10am-11.30am.
Family History Helpdesk, Alkrington Library
04 June 2018
2pm-4pm​, every 3 weeks on a Monday. Come along to our FREE sessions.
Foster with Rochdale information drop-in at Costa Coffee
05 June 2018
Give childhood a chance! Come along to our information sessions to find out more about fostering.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Smallbridge Library
07 June 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Thursday, 2pm-3.30pm.
Carers Week 2018 events
11 June 2018
Monday, 11 June 2018 to Thursday, 14 June 2018. There are a range of exciting events across the borough throughout Carers Week. Our 25,000 carers can enjoy coffee and chat sessions and much more during a packed programme of events.
Adult care recruitment event
11 June 2018
Our adult care team is recruiting. We're seeking enthusiastic, creative and talented people to join its dynamic service. Come along to our recruitment event and find out more about the fantastic job opportunities available across adult care.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library
12 June 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Tuesday, 2pm-3.30pm.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Rochdale Central Library
14 June 2018
Barclays UK Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.
Bookstart Bear’s Picnic in the Park
14 June 2018
To celebrate National Bookstart Week (Monday, 4–Sunday, 10 June 2018), Rochdale Borough Libraries will be hosting a Bookstart Bear’s Picnic in the Park at Springfield Park on Thursday, 14 June 2018, from 12noon–2pm.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Middleton Library
15 June 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 10am-11.30am.
Riddle at Casino Royale
15 June 2018
It's time to be both shaken and stirred as you join the super-secret agents from MI4 on a mission to Rochdale Town Hall to uncover a Spectre agent and steal the Maguffin Microchip from a Russian Spy.
Adult care recruitment event
16 June 2018
Our adult care team is recruiting. We're seeking enthusiastic, creative and talented people to join its dynamic service. Come along to our recruitment event and find out more about the fantastic job opportunities available across adult care.
EqualiTeas – Celebrating 90 years of voting equality
20 June 2018
Join us for a special evening, celebrating 90 years since the Representation of the People Act 1928, which gave all men and women over the age of 21 the equal right to vote.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Heywood Library
22 June 2018
​​​​​Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 2pm-3.30pm.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Balderstone Library
26 June 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Tuesday, 11am-12.30pm.
Treasure Island Event
30 July 2018
Monday, 30 July 2018 - Thursday, 2 August 2018. It’s time to set sail for adventure as you join Captain Smollet, Jim Hawkins and the notorious Long John Silver in the quest for Treasure Island. Can you bag the booty before the buccaneers beat you to it?
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
18 August 2018
Fabulous FREE entertainment in Rochdale town centre. There will be live music, a quality food court and family entertainment.
Heywood Charities Fete
02 September 2018
Heywood's popular annual Charities Fete and Parade. The Parade leaves Sefton Street, Heywood at 1pm, following the route through Heywood, ending at Queen's Park for the Fete.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
07 October 2018
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its 4th year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.