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Featured events

Armed Forces Day veterans
29 June 2017
9am-10am, every Thursday. Breakfast costs just £2.50.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
08 October 2017
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.
Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
17 October 2017
An exciting week of arts for all ages from Tuesday, 17 - Sunday, 23 October 2017,  covering drama, comedy, poetry, spoken word, visual arts and children's shows.

More events

Armed Forces Day veterans
29 June 2017
9am-10am, every Thursday. Breakfast costs just £2.50.
Code Club, Alkrington Library
09 September 2017
10am-11am, every other Saturday. Code Club is a nationwide volunteer-led coding club for children in Key Stage 2.
Family History Helpdesk, Alkrington Library
11 September 2017
2pm-4pm​, every 3 weeks on a Monday. Come along to our FREE sessions.
Code Club, Littleborough Library
11 September 2017
4pm-5pm, every other Monday. Term time only. Learn how to use a computer, laptop, ipad or tablet in our FREE classes.
The Freedom Programme for women - Castleton Children’s Centre
14 September 2017
An awareness raising and empowerment programme about domestic abuse for women. Just 2 hours a week could change your life!
Family History Helpdesk, Castleton Library
18 September 2017
2pm-4pm​, every 3 weeks on a Monday
Lego club, Alkrington Library
18 September 2017
6pm-7pm​, third Monday of the month. Calling all Lego fans!! Come along to Lego Club at Alkrington Library!!
Macmillan coffee and reminiscence afternoon, Junction Library and Community Centre
22 September 2017
Coffee and reminiscence afternoon to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Foster with Rochdale drop-in information event, Crimble Hall
23 September 2017
Give childhood a chance!! Come along to our information sessions to find out more about fostering.
The Freedom Programme for women - Derby Street Children
25 September 2017
An awareness raising and empowerment programme about domestic abuse for women. Just 2 hours a week could change your life!
Author visit by Sarah Ward, Crime Writer, Smithy Bridge Library
26 September 2017
Meet crime writer Sarah Ward.
Author visit by Sarah Ward, Crime Writer, Alkrington Library
26 September 2017
Meet crime writer Sarah Ward.
National Poetry Day Poetry Writing Workshop
28 September 2017
Poetry Writing Workshops on the National Poetry Day theme ‘Freedom’ organised by the Spotland Scribblers Writing Group
Knit and natter, Alkrington Library
02 October 2017
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.
The Friends of Balderstone Library presents
02 October 2017
An Illustrated presentation by Brian Ashworth of The Lancashire Wildlife Trust.
Get Online Week 2017 – First Steps to Getting Online, Middleton Library
04 October 2017
This session is an introduction to Learn My Way, an online learning package that will help you develop your IT skills. This is a basic IT course that will help you with using a mouse, keyboard and searching the Internet.
Get Online Week 2017 – Digital Skills for Jobs, Middleton Library
06 October 2017
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Places are limited and if you are unemployed the Job Centre can refer you.
Lego club, Alkrington Library
06 October 2017
4pm-5pm​, first Friday of the month. Calling all Lego fans!! Come along to Lego Club at Alkrington Library!!
The Biggest Coffee Morning in the World, Smithy Bridge Library
07 October 2017
Annual ‘Biggest Coffee Morning in the World’ for MacMillan nurses.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
08 October 2017
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Balderstone Library
12 October 2017
Barclays 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.
The 1st Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine Conference
15 October 2017
A charity event in aid of Rochdale Connections trust for local disadvantaged and vulnerable children.
Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
17 October 2017
An exciting week of arts for all ages from Tuesday, 17 - Sunday, 23 October 2017,  covering drama, comedy, poetry, spoken word, visual arts and children's shows.
Foster with Rochdale drop-in information event, Springhill Hospice Tea Room
17 October 2017
Give childhood a chance!! Come along to our information sessions to find out more about fostering.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Rochdale Central Library
14 November 2017
Barclays 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.
Dickensian Murder Mystery
02 December 2017
What the Dickens is going on? Let us transport you back to Victorian England for our Dickensian Christmas Crime where all of your favourite characters come to life...and at least one of them ends up dead!!
Barclays Tea and Teach, Heywood Library
14 December 2017
Barclays 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.
Hogwarts at Christmas
15 December 2017
Friday 15 December - Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 7pm - 1am. It’s time to catch the Hogwarts Express to Rochdale Town Hall and celebrate the magic and fantasy of Hogwarts at Christmas.
Wizard Academy - slot 1
16 December 2017
It’s time to sign up to our spellbinding school of sorcery as you take a wacky and wonderful whistle stop tour of the Wizard Academy and learn to become a master of mystery and magic.
Wizard Academy - slot 2
16 December 2017
It’s time to sign up to our spellbinding school of sorcery as you take a wacky and wonderful whistle stop tour of the Wizard Academy and learn to become a master of mystery and magic.