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Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival 2018

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

Family History Helpdesk, Castleton Library
18 September 2017
2pm-4pm​, every 3 weeks on a Monday.
Lego club, Middleton Library
06 October 2017
4pm-5pm​, first Friday of the month.
Futures Club
23 October 2017
9.30am-1pm, every Monday. Futures Club is an informative drop-in session for care leavers.
Card-making class, Spotland Library
31 October 2017
2pm-4pm, every Tuesday. Make beautiful hand-crafted cards to take home. Each session costs £3.50 with all materials, envelopes and instruction provided.
Games club, Heywood Library
03 November 2017
1.30pm-3.30pm, first Friday of the month. Come and join our small, friendly Games Club. Board games to suit everyone or bring your own.
Rochdale-in-Stitches at Spotland Library
18 November 2017
10am-12noon, first and third Saturday of the month. A new group at Spotland Library for people who enjoy cross-stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, or who would like to start.
Balderstone Reading Group
11 December 2017
2nd Monday of every month. Informal and relaxed reading group. Discuss and recommend your favourite authors or discover new books you've never thought of trying.
Balderstone Library Coffee Afternoon
08 January 2018
Weekly coffee afternoon for good conversation and a chance to discuss and browse the newest library books.
Code Club, Castleton Library
18 January 2018
4pm-5pm every Thursday. Come and join in the fun learning how to create games, animations and websites. Booking is required. Suitable for children aged 8-12.
Story and craft session, Rochdale Central Library
20 January 2018
Fortnightly story and craft sessions aimed at children of any age and their families. Sessions start with a story which is then followed by craft time.
Laptop/iPad and tablet helpdesk, Castleton Library
22 January 2018
10am-12noon every Monday. iPad, tablet and laptop sessions, for help with your mobile devices.
Lego Club, Rochdale Central Library
27 January 2018
Fortnightly themed Lego Club aimed at children between the ages of 5-12 years. Duplo is also available for younger siblings.
Code Club, Littleborough Library
05 February 2018
4pm-5pm, every other Monday. Term time only. Learn basic programming, local thinking and problem solving in our FREE classes.
Monday Homework Club, Heywood Library
05 March 2018
Mondays, 4.30pm-6pm during term time. Drop in to Heywood Library for help with English, Maths, French and more at the Homework Club.
Thursday Homework Club, Heywood Library
15 March 2018
Thursdays, 4pm-5pm during term time. Drop in to Heywood Library for help with English, Maths, French and more at the Homework Club.
Knit and natter, Alkrington Library
14 May 2018
2pm-3.30pm​, fortnightly on a 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.
Lego club, Alkrington Library
21 May 2018
6pm-7pm​, third Monday of the month. Calling all Lego fans aged 5-12 years old!! Come along to Lego Club at Alkrington Library.
Scrabble mornings at Alkrington Library
28 May 2018
Every Monday morning at 10.30am-12noon. Do you enjoy a good game of Scrabble? Then come along to Scrabble mornings at Alkrington Library.
Family History Helpdesk, Alkrington Library
04 June 2018
2pm-4pm​, every 3 weeks on a Monday. Come along to our FREE sessions.
Reading Circle at Smallbridge Library
28 June 2018
Last Thursday of each month, 11am-12noon. A reading circle for people over 50 who love to read. Come and meet new friends for a chat and a brew.
Digital Skills for Jobs, Smallbridge Library
05 July 2018
Every 4th Thursday, 2pm-3.30pm. Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.
Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library - Tuesdays
10 July 2018
Every 4th Tuesday, 2pm-3.30pm. Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.
Digital Skills for Jobs, Middleton Library
13 July 2018
Every 4th Friday, 10am-11.30am. Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.
Digital Skills for Jobs, Heywood Library
20 July 2018
Every 4th Friday, 2pm-3.30pm. Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.
Digital Skills for Jobs, Balderstone Library
24 July 2018
Every 4th Tuesday, 11am-12.30pm. Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.
Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library - Fridays
27 July 2018
Every 4th Friday, 10am-11.30am. Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.
Middleton Code Club
25 August 2018
Starting Saturday, 25 August 2018. Every other Saturday, 11.30am-12.30pm, for children aged 7-11. Sessions are FREE to attend, so pop in and have a go at coding.
FREE Ancestry and Genealogy course at Smallbridge Library
07 September 2018
Starts Friday, 7 September 2018 for 8 weeks, from 10.30am-12.30pm. Explore your family history with our FREE course. For adults aged 50+.
Early Words Together sessions at Langley Library
07 September 2018
1.30pm-2.30pm, every Friday during term time. FREE, volunteer-led children’s sessions with the aim of encouraging reading, writing and communication skills in a fun and family friendly way.
Meet the author: N J Carter
03 November 2018
Meet local author N J Carter, who will be talking about his work and signing copies of his latest book.

Contact

0300 303 8876

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

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