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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

DateEventTimeLocationDetails
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
Various

Bookstart Bear Club ​sessions for children

VariousVarious libraries

Find your local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

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Libra​ry ​e​vents and training

Early Words Together course
01 June 2018
Every Monday or Friday during term time
 
Join this 6-week course to help build your child's language skills before they start primary school. Suitable for children aged 2-5 years old.
Crochet group
01 June 2018
Every Monday
 
Our crochet group is open to people of all skills and ages. Everyone is welcome to join. Other members will happily show you how to get started if needed.
Local studies helpdesk
01 June 2018
Every Monday
 
Get help finding out about local history and access the local history resources on offer at the library.
Crafts class
01 June 2018
Every Monday
 
Unlock your creativity with this crafts class for adults. Making and crafting may help with your mental health and wellbeing.
Futures Club
04 June 2018

Every Monday

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

Duplo play
04 June 2018
Every Monday
 
Join us for a Duplo Play session. Perfect for children under 4 years old.
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Support Group
04 June 2018
Every Monday
 
If you're an adult with fibromyalgia, come along to our support group.
Rhymes, songs and stories
11 June 2018

Every Monday during term time

Join us for a fun session of singing, rhyming, stories and crafts. Suitable for children under 5 years old.

Homework Club at Heywood Library
11 June 2018

Every Monday and Thursday during term time

Drop in for help with English, Maths, French and more. Suitable for all school-aged children.

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 Helpdesks
24 June 2018

Every 3 weeks on a Monday

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

Epic tales for toddlers
25 June 2018

2nd Monday of every month

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

Junction Book Club
25 June 2018
2nd Monday of every month
 
Meet new people and discuss your opinions about books and authors at this book club.
Writing group
25 June 2018
3rd Monday of every month
 
Join our writing group to discuss authors, writing techniques and share your work.
Alkrington Readers
25 June 2018
2nd Monday of every month
 
Alkrington Readers invite you to join them for their reading group. It's great for meeting new friends and having a chat.
Poetry group
26 June 2018
4th Monday of every month
 
Calling all poetry lovers!! Discuss and recommend your favourite poems at our poetry group. You can also share poetry you've written yourself.
Lego club, Alkrington Library
26 June 2018

3rd Monday and 1st Friday of every month

Calling all Lego fans aged 5-12 years old!! Come along to our themed Lego sessions.

CV writing sessions for jobseekers
27 June 2018
Every Monday and Tuesday
 
Get help to prepare and write an effective CV. You can also access support for applying for jobs.
Health trainer sessions
28 June 2018
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
 
Come along for a FREE health check up, such as weight check, blood pressure checks and general medical advice.
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.

Walking group
01 July 2018
Every Tuesday
 
Get active, get fit, meet new people and explore what's on your doorstep with our walking group.
Coffee mornings at Littleborough Library
01 July 2018
Every Tuesday
 
Pop in for a drink while you browse books for sale or chat and meet new people.
Learn My Way - IT training sessions
01 July 2018
Every Tuesday and Friday
 
Basic IT training sessions covering online skills such as applying for jobs, using online banking and more.
Nursery rhyme and craft sessions
01 July 2018
Every Tuesday
 
A nursery rhyme and crafts session for babies and children aged 0-5 years old.
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.
Smithy Bridge Computer Group
02 July 2018
Every Tuesday during term time
 
An advanced computer group where you can learn more about computers, tablets and phones.
Singing sessions for adults
05 July 2018
First Tuesday of every month
 
All adults are welcome to join this fun and lively singing group.
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.
Crafts group
10 August 2018
Every 4 weeks on a Wednesday
 
Get creative at this crafts group for adults.
Castleton knitting group - The Cast Offs
01 September 2018
Every Thursday
 
​Whether you're a complete beginner or an avid knitter, come along to our weekly knitting group. All ages are welcome.
Laptop, iPad and tablet helpdesk at Castleton Library
01 September 2018

Every Thursday

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

Armchair exercise
01 September 2018
Every Thursday
 
Join this class where all the exercises are done sat down on a chair. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Board games club for children
01 September 2018
Every Thursday
 
Our board game club is for children and families to learn to play a variety of different board games. It's suitable for children aged 3 years and older.
Reading group, Castleton Library
11 September 2018
2nd Thursday of every month
 
Discuss your opinions about books and authors at this reading group.
Reading group, Smithy Bridge Library
15 September 2018
3rd Thursday of every month
 
Meet new people and discuss your thoughts about books and authors at this reading group.
Coffee mornings at Castleton Library
02 October 2018
Every Friday
 
Meet new people and have a chat while enjoying a coffee.
Play and learn sessions
02 October 2018
Every Friday
 
Come along to our fun play sessions for children of all ages. It's a great opportunity to meet other local families.
Art group
02 October 2018
Every Friday
 
Share your skills and learn new techniques at this art group. You can also get support to improve or enhance your art.
Knit and natter, Balderstone Library
02 October 2018
Every Friday
 
Whether you're a complete beginner or an avid knitter, come along to this knitting group. All ages are welcome.
Games club, Heywood Library
06 October 2018

First Friday of the month

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

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.

Lego and Duplo play at Junction Library
01 November 2018
Every Saturday
 
Come and play with Lego and Duplo at the library. Suitable for ages 2-15 years old.

Contact

0300 303 8876

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

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