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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

Family History Helpdesk, Castleton Library
18 September 2017

Every 3 weeks on a Monday

Get help finding out about your family history.

Lego club, Middleton Library
06 October 2017

First Friday of the month

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

Futures Club
23 October 2017

Every Monday

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

Card-making class, Spotland Library
31 October 2017

Every Tuesday

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

Games club, Heywood Library
03 November 2017

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, Spotland Library
18 November 2017

First and third Saturday of the month

A group 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

Every Monday

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

Story and craft session, Rochdale Central Library
20 January 2018

Fortnightly on a Saturday

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

Lego Club, Rochdale Central Library
27 January 2018

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, Littleborough Library
05 February 2018

Every other Monday during term time

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

Monday Homework Club, Heywood Library
05 March 2018

Mondays during term time

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

Thursday Homework Club, Heywood Library
15 March 2018

Thursdays during term time

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

Knit and natter, Alkrington Library
14 May 2018

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

Third Monday of the month

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

Scrabble mornings, Alkrington Library
28 May 2018

Every Monday

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

Every 3 weeks on a Monday

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

Reading Circle, Smallbridge Library
28 June 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.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Smallbridge Library
05 July 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Thursday

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 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.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Middleton Library
13 July 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, Heywood Library
20 July 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, Balderstone Library
24 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.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library - Fridays
27 July 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.

Middleton Code Club
25 August 2018

Every other Saturday

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

Early Words Together sessions, Langley Library
07 September 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.

Next Steps Digital
16 October 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.

Listen and Rhyme, Littleborough Library
29 October 2018

Every Monday during term time

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

Children
10 November 2018

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

 

Little Bookworms at Rochdale Central Library
10 December 2018
Little Bookworms is an interactive storytelling class which brings books to life through performing arts.

Contact

0300 303 8876

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

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