We have lots of events and activities taking place in our
libraries including, IT training, reading and poetry
groups and writing workshops.
Join children's librarian, Ray Stearn, and Town Centre Chaplain, Rev Margaret Smith, for some great stories and creative craft. These events are free and there's no need to book - just turn up. Suitable for primary aged children and their parents/carers.
A morning of reminiscence.
We have themed pictures and books for people to look through to help bring back memories and get people chatting. The theme for this event is life on the home front and make do and mend. There is tea and coffee provided and everyone is welcome.
To mark National Share-a-Story Month the Bookstart Bear will be appearing at Heywood Library.
Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make
life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your
skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to
shopping online and much more.
See a list of IT training sessions in
A number of reading, writing and poetry groups along with a
range of activities take place every week in our
Find out what's on at your local library:
Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will
give children a flying start in life.
Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club
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.
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.