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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 January 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
2 February 2015 Rochdale - A Press Photographer’s View 6pm - 7pm Balderstone Library A presentation of Rochdale over 50 years by Hannah Haynes from the 1930s to the 1980s, as captured by Clifford C. Ashton, a very gifted local freelance press photographer, who died in 2008 at the age of 94. Admission is FREE and all are welcome. Contact library.service@rochdale.gov.uk for more information.
3 February 2015 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
6 February 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
7 February 2015 Come in from the cold 10.30am - 12noon Alkrington Library To celebrate National Libraries day 2015 we are inviting customers new and old to call in for a brew, a warm and a chat with staff about the variety of services on offer. With demonstrations of our website, new eBook service and Ancestry.com. Speak to one of the library staff or email library.service@rochdale.gov.uk
10 February 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
13 February 2015 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
19 February 2015 Digital Skills for Jobs 2pm - 3pm 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
24 February 2015 Digital Skills for Jobs 2pm - 3pm 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
27 February 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
28 February 2015 Rochdale Digital Festival 11am - 3pm Rochdale Library FREE event, de-mystifying technology and showing just how easy and useful it can be for everyone. It'll be a day of hands on help and advice, with lots to see and do for all ages. For more information see, Rochdale Digital Festival.
3 March 2015 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
6 March 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

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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