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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.​​

View all libra​ry ​e​vents and training

Bookstart Bear Club
09 May 2018
Sessions held Monday-Thursday
Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.
Living Well sessions at Middleton Library
15 May 2018
Appointments available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Living Well trainers can help you make healthy lifestyle changes and improve your health and wellbeing.
Early Words Together course at libraries
01 June 2018
Every Monday or Friday during term time
Join this 6-week course to help build your child's language skills before they start primary school. Suitable for children aged 2-5 years old.
Local studies helpdesk at Heywood Library
01 June 2018
Every Monday
Get help finding out about local history and access the local history resources on offer at the library.
Crafts class at Balderstone Library
01 June 2018
Every Monday
Unlock your creativity with this crafts class for adults. Making and crafting may help with your mental health and wellbeing.
Art group at Wardle Library
01 June 2018
Every Monday
Bring your latest artwork or art projects to this group to get feedback to improve and enhance your art.
Duplo play at Alkrington Library
04 June 2018
Every Monday
Join us for a Duplo Play session. Perfect for children under 4 years old.
Rhymes, songs and stories at Littleborough Library
11 June 2018

Every Monday during term time

Join us for a fun session of singing, rhyming, stories and crafts. Suitable for children under 5 years old.

CV writing sessions for jobseekers at Langley Library
13 June 2018
Every Monday and Tuesday
Get help to prepare and write an effective CV. You can also access support for applying for jobs.
Homework Club at Heywood Library
14 June 2018

Every Monday and Thursday during term time

Drop in for help with English, Maths, French and more. Suitable for all school-aged children.

Health trainer sessions at libraries
16 June 2018
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Come along for a FREE health check up, such as weight check, blood pressure checks and general medical advice.
Lego Clubs at libraries
17 June 2018

Various Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays

Our themed Lego Club is aimed at children aged 5-12 years old. You bring your creativity and imagination and we'll provide the Lego.

Code Clubs at libraries
17 June 2018
Various Mondays and Saturdays
Come along to one of our Code Clubs to learn some basic coding and programming skills. Suitable for children aged 7-11 years old.
Knitting and stitching groups at libraries
17 June 2018
Various Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
We run a number of different groups across the borough for crochet, cross-stitch, knitting, embroidery and more.
Family History Helpdesks at libraries
24 June 2018

Every 3 weeks on a Monday

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

Creative writing workshop at Darnhill Library
25 June 2018
2nd Monday of every month
Learn writing techniques and share your work at this creative writing workshop.
Epic tales for toddlers at Middleton Library
25 June 2018

2nd Monday of every month

Storytime and epic tales for toddlers under 5 and their parents/carers.

Reading groups at libraries
26 June 2018
Monthly meetings on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Meet new people and discuss your thoughts about books and authors at one of our reading groups.
Poetry group at Littleborough Library
26 June 2018
4th Monday of every month
Calling all poetry lovers!! Discuss and recommend your favourite poems at our poetry group. You can also share poetry you've written yourself.
Yoga at Darnhill Library
01 July 2018
Every Tuesday
Start your day with a refreshing yoga class.
Next Steps Digital at Rochdale Central Library
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.

Coffee mornings at Littleborough Library
01 July 2018
Every Tuesday
Pop in for a drink while you browse books for sale or chat and meet new people.
Nursery rhyme and craft sessions at Heywood Library
01 July 2018
Every Tuesday
A nursery rhyme and crafts session for babies and children aged 0-5 years old.
Card-making class at Spotland Library
01 July 2018

Every Tuesday

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

Crafts group at Littleborough Library
01 July 2018
Every Tuesday
Our crafts group is full of lively, creative people who share a passion for all things crafts. Join us to get stuck in on a number of different crafts projects.
Water art sessions at Langley Library
01 July 2018
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.
Smithy Bridge Computer Group
02 July 2018
Every Tuesday during term time
An advanced computer group where you can learn more about computers, tablets and phones.
Walking groups at libraries
02 July 2018
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Get active, get fit, meet new people and explore what's on your doorstep with our walking group.
Learn My Way - IT training sessions at libraries
03 July 2018
Every Tuesday and Friday
Basic IT training sessions covering online skills such as applying for jobs, using online banking and more.
Singing sessions for adults at Heywood Library
05 July 2018
First Tuesday of every month
All adults are welcome to join this fun and lively singing group.
Coffee mornings at Langley Library
11 July 2018
Last Tuesday of every month
Join us for free refreshments at our coffee morning. Chat with others to talk about what matters to you.
Crafts group at Smallbridge Library
10 August 2018
Every 4 weeks on a Wednesday
Get creative at this crafts group for adults.
Laptop, iPad and tablet helpdesk at Castleton Library
01 September 2018

Every Thursday

Help using mobile devices for beginners, including iPads, tablets and laptops.

Armchair exercise at Smallbridge Library
01 September 2018
Every Thursday
Join this class where all the exercises are done sat down on a chair. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Arts and crafts group at Middleton Library
01 September 2018
Every Thursday
Join our fantastic arts and crafts group. It's fun, friendly and relaxing.
Community group for over 60s at Darnhill Library
01 September 2018
Every Thursday
A social group for over 60s to have a chat with a cup of tea and a slice of cake.
Board games club for children at Langley Library
01 September 2018
Every Thursday
Our board game club is for children and families to learn to play a variety of different board games. It's suitable for children aged 3 years and older.
Wardle Society meetings at Wardle Library
05 September 2018
First Thursday of every month
Wardle society group meet to discuss important topics and issues affecting the village.
Writing group at Spotland Library
11 September 2018
2nd Thursday of every month
Enjoy creative writing? You can share your poetry and prose in a friendly, relaxed environment. Or if you prefer, just come along to listen. Everyone is welcome.
Coffee mornings at Castleton Library
02 October 2018
Every Friday
Meet new people and have a chat while enjoying a coffee.
Play and learn sessions at Balderstone Library
02 October 2018
Every Friday
Come along to our fun play sessions for children of all ages. It's a great opportunity to meet other local families.
Art group at Littleborough Library
02 October 2018
Every Friday
Share your skills and learn new techniques at this art group. You can also get support to improve or enhance your art.
Blokes club at Wardle Library
02 October 2018
Every Friday
Men are invited to come along to this social club to relax and have a game of cards with other local men.
Tai Chi at Darnhill Library
02 October 2018
Every Friday
Have a go at sun style Tai Chi at these weekly sessions led by a trainer.
Stories and songs at Spotland Library
04 October 2018
Every other Friday
Join us for an interactive story session including songs as well. Suitable for children under 5 years old.


0300 303 8876

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

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