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News, 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.

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2014 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 you local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

31 October 2014 Halloween themed writing workshop for 6-11 year olds 2pm - 3pm Alkrington Library FREE event. Explore learning will be hosting a fun, Halloween themed writing workshop for 6-11 year olds. Come along in fancy dress and win a goody bag! Booking essential, call 0161 643 7799 to book a place.
31 October 2014 Library Health Roadshow 3pm - 5pm Alkrington Library FREE half term health event. Featuring information, advice and guidance for the whole family from a number of local health services and organisations. Take the opportunity to get involved and have a go on a ‘blender bike’ and make delicious healthy smoothies. No need to book, just come along and join in.
4 November 2014 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
7 November 2014 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
11 November 2014 Digital Skills for Jobs 2pm - 3.30pm Darnhill 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
14 November 2014 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
18 November 2014 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
21 November 2014 Digital Skills for Jobs 10am - 11.30am 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
24 November 2014 Friends of Balderstone Library, Nile Adventure 7pm Balderstone Library George Steele will give an illustrated presentation about his cruise on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan. Speak to one of the library staff or email library.service@rochdale.gov.uk
27 November 2014 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
18 December 2014 Coffee and Carols at Christmas 10am Spotland Library Everyone is welcome to join us for carol singing and Christmas readings. Festive refreshments will be served from 10am and carols and readings will begin at 10.30am. Donations of groceries, festive treats and cash will go to Rochdale Foodbank.

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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