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Events and training at libraries

​​​We have lots of events and activities taking place in our libraries including IT training, reading and poetry groups and writing workshops.​​

Regular events

VariousFREE basic IT training coursesVariousVarious libraries See a list of IT training sessions in libraries
VariousReading, writing and poetry groups and a range of activitiesVariousVarious libraries Find regular activities at your local library

Bookstart Bear Club ​sessions for children

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Find your local Bookstart Bear Club sessions



Libra​ry ​e​vents and training

Futures Club
04 June 2018

Every Monday

Informative drop-in session for care leavers about education, finance, training, employment and accommodation.

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Support Group
04 June 2018
Every Monday
If you're an adult with fibromyalgia, come along to our support group.
Balderstone Library Coffee Afternoon
04 June 2018

Every Monday

Join one of our coffee afternoons for good conversation and a chance to discuss and browse the newest library books.

Listen and Rhyme, Littleborough Library
11 June 2018

Every Monday during term time

Join us for story time for under 5s. Activities include singing, rhyming, stories and crafts.

Monday Homework Club, Heywood Library
11 June 2018

Every Monday during term time

Drop in for help with English, Maths, French and more.

Code Club, Littleborough Library
12 June 2018

Every other Monday during term time

Learn basic programming, local thinking and problem solving in our FREE classes.

Knit and natter, Alkrington Library
18 June 2018

Every other 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.

Family History Helpdesk, Alkrington Library
21 June 2018

Every 3 weeks on a Monday

Come along to our family history helpdesk to get FREE help tracing your family tree.

Family History Helpdesk, Castleton Library
24 June 2018

Every 3 weeks on a Monday

Get help finding out about your family history.

Epic tales for toddlers
25 June 2018

2nd Monday of every month

Storytime and epic tales for toddlers under 5 and their parents/carers.

Balderstone Reading Group
25 June 2018

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.

Lego club, Alkrington Library
25 June 2018

3rd Monday of every month

Calling all Lego fans aged 5-12 years old!! Come along to Lego Club at Alkrington Library.

Next Steps Digital
01 July 2018

Every Tuesday

Next Steps Digital is our new IT group aimed at learners who have completed the Learn My Way programme and are ready to take the next steps in digital technology.

Card-making class, Spotland Library
01 July 2018

Every Tuesday

Make beautiful hand-crafted cards to take home. All materials, envelopes and instruction provided.

Water art sessions
01 July 2018
Every Tuesday
Come along to a fun, free, friendly session designed to help enhance your child's motor skills by painting with water. Suitable for babies 12 months old and above.
Coffee mornings at Langley Library
11 July 2018
Last Tuesday of every month
Join us for free refreshments at our coffee morning. Chat with others to talk about what matters to you.
Laptop, iPad and tablet helpdesk at Castleton Library
01 September 2018

Every Thursday

Help using mobile devices for beginners, including iPads, tablets and laptops.

Board games club for children
01 September 2018
Every Thursday
Come along to our weekly board game club for children and families to learn and play. Suitable for children aged 3 years and older.
Storytime for toddlers
02 September 2018
Every Thursday during the summer holidays
Come along to listen to an interactive story. Suitable for children under 5 years old.
Thursday Homework Club, Heywood Library
02 September 2018

Thursdays during term time

Drop in for help with English, Maths, French and more.

Reading Circle, Smallbridge Library
30 September 2018

Last Thursday of each month

A reading circle for people over 50 who love to read. Come and meet new friends for a chat and a brew.

Games club, Heywood Library
01 October 2018

First Friday of the month

Come and join our small, friendly Games Club. Board games to suit everyone or bring your own.

Early Words Together sessions, Langley Library
02 October 2018

Every Friday during term time

FREE, volunteer-led children’s sessions with the aim of encouraging reading, writing and communication skills in a fun and family friendly way.

Lego club, Middleton Library
08 October 2018

2nd Friday of every month

Build your own Lego creations in our sessions aimed at 5-12 year olds and their parents or carers.

Rochdale-in-Stitches, Spotland Library
01 November 2018

First and third Saturday of the month

A group for people who enjoy cross-stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, or who would like to start.

Code Club, Rochdale Central Library
01 November 2018

Every month on a Saturday

Come along to our Code Club for 7-11 year olds to learn how to code.

Childrens Reading Group, Rochdale Central Library
01 November 2018

Every month on a Saturday

Every month on a Saturday, young persons reading group designed to help children to discover new books and authors.

Story and craft session, Rochdale Central Library
19 January 2019

Fortnightly on a Saturday

Story and craft sessions aimed at children of any age and their families.

Lego club, Norden Library
26 January 2019
Every Saturday
Come along to our Lego club for children aged 5-12 years old. Duplo is also available for younger siblings.
Lego Club at Littleborough Library
26 January 2019

Every other Saturday

Bring your creativity and imagination and we’ll provide the Lego. Join our free club and see what you can make.

Lego Club, Rochdale Central Library
26 January 2019

Fortnightly on a Saturday

Our themed Lego Club is aimed at children between the ages of 5-12 years. Duplo is also available for younger siblings.

Code Club, Middleton Library
26 January 2019

Every other Saturday

For children aged 7-11. Sessions are FREE to attend, so pop in and have a go at coding.

Space Chase - Summer Reading Challenge 2019
13 July 2019

13 July 2019 - 7 September 2019

Come and take a ride into space this summer at your local library – it’s Space Chase, the Summer Reading Challenge 2019!!

Middleton Code Club - unplugged sessions
27 July 2019
Various Saturdays in July, August and September
Come along to some special unplugged coding sessions. Suitable for children aged 7-11 years.
Spaceship crafts
19 August 2019
A space-themed craft event suitable for children aged 5+.
Police Fun Day at Alkrington Library
23 August 2019
Join us at Alkrington Library's 2nd annual police fun day for fingerprinting, scavenger hunts and more.
Storytime with Sue
30 August 2019
Join us for a story followed by a craft activity. Suitable for children aged 5-9 years old.
Crafts for Kids at Alkrington Library
30 August 2019
Feeling creative? The come along to Alkrington Library’s free Crafts for Kids Space Spectacular.
Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
14 October 2019

14 October 2019 - 21 October 2019

An exciting week of arts for all ages, covering drama, comedy, poetry, children's shows and more.


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