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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.

2015 events

Date Event Time Location Details
Various FREE basic IT training courses Various Various Libraries See a list of IT training sessions in libraries
Various Reading, writing and poetry groups and a range of activities Various Various Libraries Find regular activities at your local library
Various Bookstart Bear Club sessions for children Various Various Libraries Find your local Bookstart Bear Club sessions
30 July 2015 Sleepy's Magical Hour 2.30pm - 3.30pm Milnrow Library Join local author D M Rivers, author of 'Sleepy the Magical Bear', for an hour of FREE stories & craft. This is a drop-in event, no need to book. Visit Rochdale Libraries on Facebook
31 July 2015 Digital Skills for Jobs 10am - 11.30pm Rochdale Library 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. Alternatively speak to one of the library staff or email library.service@rochdale.gov.uk
6 August 2015 Digital Skills for Jobs 2pm - 3.30pm Smallbridge Library 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. Alternatively speak to one of the library staff or email library.service@rochdale.gov.uk
7 August 2015 Badge making workshop 2pm - 4pm Littleborough Library Children can colour a template which will then be made into a badge for them to wear. FREE and all materials provided, refreshments 30p. Drop-in, no need to book. Part of the Summer Reading Challenge
10 August 2015 We are Dogs Trust, Manchester  5.30pm - 6.30pm Milnrow Library Come along and listen to Lucy Marsh from Dogs Trust Manchester talk about the wonderful work they are doing on our doorstep. This event is free and there is no need to book in advance.
11 August 2015 Digital Skills for Jobs 2pm - 3.30pm Rochdale Library 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. Alternatively speak to one of the library staff or email library.service@rochdale.gov.uk
11 August 2015 Barclays Tea and Teach 10am - 12noon Rochdale Library 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. Everyone is welcome and you can bring along your own device and get online using the free WiFi.
14 August 2015 Digital Skills for Jobs 10am - 11.30am Middleton Library 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. Alternatively speak to one of the library staff or email library.service@rochdale.gov.uk
21 August 2015 Decorate an animal mould 2pm - 4pm Littleborough Library Drop-in, no need to book. FREE and all materials provided, refreshments 30p. Part of the Summer Reading Challenge
21 August 2015 Digital Skills for Jobs 2pm - 3.30pm Heywood Library 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. Alternatively speak to one of the library staff or email library.service@rochdale.gov.uk
25 August 2015 Digital Skills for Jobs 11am - 12.30pm Balderstone Library 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. Alternatively speak to one of the library staff or email library.service@rochdale.gov.uk
28 August 2015 Digital Skills for Jobs 10am - 11.30pm Rochdale Library 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. Alternatively speak to one of the library staff or email library.service@rochdale.gov.uk
8 September 2015 Barclays Tea and Teach 10am - 12noon Middleton Library 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. Everyone is welcome and you can bring along your own device and get online using the free WiFi.

Arts Award

Our libraries support Arts Award with the events we deliver. If you attend a storytelling session, meet an author, illustrator or poet you're taking part in an arts activity. If you attend a poetry or art workshop you're making art, showing skills and creativity. More about Arts Award

A great example of this is the mural in the children’s library at Number One Riverside, created by children at the 2013 Literature and Ideas Festival.

You might come to a drum circle or meet dancers, choirs or circus skills performers. All of this contributes to the Arts Award. You can research the work and life of an inspiring artist at your local library. Many children take part in the annual Summer Reading Challenge  which contributes to your Arts Award.

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