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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.​​

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

Listen and Rhyme, Littleborough Library
01 June 2018

Every Monday during term time

Join us for story time for under 5s. Activities include singing, rhyming, stories and crafts.

Balderstone Library Coffee Afternoon
01 June 2018

Every Monday

Join one of our coffee afternoons for good conversation and a chance to discuss and browse the newest library books.

Balderstone Reading Group
01 June 2018

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.

Code Club, Littleborough Library
01 June 2018

Every other Monday during term time

Learn basic programming, local thinking and problem solving in our FREE classes.

Monday Homework Club, Heywood Library
01 June 2018

Mondays during term time

Drop in for help with English, Maths, French and more.

Futures Club
18 June 2018

Every Monday

Informative drop-in session for care leavers about education, finance, training, employment and accommodation.

Next Steps Digital
01 July 2018

Every Tuesday

Next Steps Digital is our new IT group aimed at learners who have completed the Learn My Way programme and are ready to take the next steps in digital technology.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Balderstone Library
01 July 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Tuesday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Card-making class, Spotland Library
01 July 2018

Every Tuesday

Make beautiful hand-crafted cards to take home. All materials, envelopes and instruction provided.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library - Tuesdays
01 July 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Tuesday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Reading Circle, Smallbridge Library
01 September 2018

Last Thursday of each month

A reading circle for people over 50 who love to read. Come and meet new friends for a chat and a brew.

Thursday Homework Club, Heywood Library
01 September 2018

Thursdays during term time

Drop in for help with English, Maths, French and more.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Middleton Library
01 October 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Friday

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
01 October 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Friday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Games club, Heywood Library
01 October 2018

First Friday of the month

Come and join our small, friendly Games Club. Board games to suit everyone or bring your own.

Early Words Together sessions, Langley Library
01 October 2018

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.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Heywood Library
01 October 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Friday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Rochdale-in-Stitches, Spotland Library
01 November 2018

First and third Saturday of the month

A group for people who enjoy cross-stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, or who would like to start.

Code Club, Rochdale Central Library
01 November 2018

Every month on a Saturday

Come along to our Code Club for 7-11 year olds to learn how to code.

Childrens Reading Group, Rochdale Central Library
01 November 2018

Every month on a Saturday

Every month on a Saturday, young persons reading group designed to help children to discover new books and authors.

Story and craft session, Rochdale Central Library
19 January 2019

Fortnightly on a Saturday

Story and craft sessions aimed at children of any age and their families.

Family History Helpdesk, Alkrington Library
21 January 2019

Every 3 weeks on a Monday

Come along to our family history helpdesk to get FREE help tracing your family tree.

Knit and natter, Alkrington Library
21 January 2019

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 January 2019

Third Monday of the month

Calling all Lego fans aged 5-12 years old!! Come along to Lego Club at Alkrington Library.

Lego Club, Rochdale Central Library
26 January 2019

Fortnightly on a Saturday

Our themed Lego Club is aimed at children between the ages of 5-12 years. Duplo is also available for younger siblings.

Code Club, Middleton Library
26 January 2019

Every other Saturday

For children aged 7-11. Sessions are FREE to attend, so pop in and have a go at coding.

Family History Helpdesk, Castleton Library
28 January 2019

Every 3 weeks on a Monday

Get help finding out about your family history.

Lego club, Middleton Library
08 February 2019

First Friday of the month

Build your own Lego creations in our sessions aimed at 5-12 year olds and their parents or carers.

Coffee mornings at Langley Library
26 February 2019
Monthly on a Tuesday
 
Join us for free refreshments at our coffee morning. Chat with others to talk about what matters to you.
Fibromyalgia Support Group by LivingWell
04 March 2019
Every Monday
 
If you're an adult with fibromyalgia, come along to our support group.
Board games club for children
14 March 2019
Every Thursday
 
Come along to our weekly board game club for children and families to learn and play. Suitable for children aged 3 years and older.
Lego club, Norden Library
16 March 2019
Every Saturday
 
Come along to our Lego club for children aged 5-12 years old. Duplo is also available for younger siblings.
Water art sessions
19 March 2019
Every Tuesday
 
Come along to a fun, free, friendly session designed to help enhance your child's motor skills by painting with water. Suitable for babies 12 months old and above.
Teddy Bear Sleepover at Rochdale Central Library
23 April 2019
Bring your favourite teddy for a sleepover at Rochdale Library. We'll make sure they're all settled in for an exciting evening. They'll explore the library, read the books and maybe even get into a little bit of mischief.
Meet the Author - NJ Cartner
25 April 2019
Meet author NJ Cartner at Littleborough Library.
Lego Club at Littleborough Library
27 April 2019
Beginning Saturday, 27 April 2019. Bring your creativity and imagination and we’ll provide the Lego. Join our free club and see what you can make.
World Book Night - Bear Hunt Storytime
29 April 2019
Join us for an interactive storytime to celebrate World Book Night.
Rochdale Digital Festival 2019
08 June 2019
Hands-on help, advice and inspiration for everyone.

Contact

0300 303 8876

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Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

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