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Family LEGO® Brick Building Club

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Hale Library - 4.30pm - 5.30pm, Tuesday 18 December

Urmston Library - 2-3pm, Saturday 19 January, Saturday 16 February, Saturday 16 March.

Sale Library - 10.30-12.00pm, Saturday 18 December.

Be creative, learn new skills and have fun at our new LEGO® Brick Building Club. For children aged 6-11 and their grown up(s)! We will also have Duplo® bricks available for younger children to join in the building fun.

Just drop in to the session. For more information please contact Urmston.library@trafford.gov.uk / Sale.library@trafford.gov.uk / Hale.library@trafford.gov.uk or 0161 912 3189.

Winter Wonderland Creative Writing Workshops

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Partington Library, Wednesday 5th December 4 - 5pm

Sale Library, Wednesday 12th December 4 - 5pm

To book your place contact sale.library@trafford.gov.uk / partington.library@trafford.gov.uk or 0161 912 3189

Christmas Crafts drop in sessions - Urmston Library

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Come along to one of our Christmas crafts drop in sessons at Urmston Library:

  • Saturday 8 December, 11am to 2pm
  • Saturday 15 December, 11am to 2pm

Christmas story time - Sale Library

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Christmas stories, crafts and activities for under 5s. Spaces are limited so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

  • Tuesday 11 December, 10 - 10.30am
  • Tuesday 18 December, 10 - 10.30am

Defending against fraudsters and staying safe online

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Friday 14 December, 1-2pm at Urmston Library

Come along to this free lecture by a professional good-guy hacker who will show you how to defend against:

  • becoming a victim of fraud
  • being blackmailed by spam, sextortion and crypto-lockers
  • cyber criminals stealing money from you
  • malware and viruses
  • account hijacking and hackers
  • malicious phone calls and text messages

Lots of advice to help you stay safe online; all explained in simple, non-technical terms for everyone to understand.

Christmas coffee morning at Stretford Library

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Friday 14 December from 10am.

Come and join us for our festive coffee morning.

  • Christmas rhymetime 10.30-11am
  • St Matthews school choir 11.15-11.45am

Amazing Stephen's Magic and Puppet Show

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Stretford Library, Saturday 15th December 10.30 - 11.30am

Join us for Christmas fun with Amazing Stephen's Magic & Puppet Show. Saturday 15th December, 10.30 - 11.30am at Stretford Library.
Free tickets bookable at Eventbrite, or contact libraries@trafford.gov.uk or 0161 912 3189. Adults accompanying children do not need to book tickets for the show.

Readers' Groups for adults

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A number of Readers Groups have been set up in Trafford with a view to promoting an interest in literature. They are informal gatherings of people from all backgrounds who meet on a regular basis to talk about books and to share their enthusiasm for reading.

Each group has a slightly different approach to the content of the meeting and may discuss themes, fiction genres, favourite titles or perhaps a "Book of the Month". In all cases the common thread is the sharing and enjoyment of books.

Further details are on our Readers' Group page

Readers' Group timetable

 Library Meeting time

Altrincham Library

First Tuesday of the month 11am
First Wednesday of the month at 7pm

Coppice Library

Group 1 - first Monday of the month 11am-midday
Group 2 - second Thursday of the month 2-3pm
Group 3 - last Wednesday of the month 2pm

Old Trafford Library

Last Thursday of each month 10am

Sale Library

Second Monday of the month 6pm

Stretford Library

Fourth Thursday of the month 5.30pm

Graphic Novels Readers' Group - one Wednesday a month 7pm

Timperley Library

First Monday of the month 2.15-3.30pm

Urmston Library

Group 1 - first Thursday of the month 2-3pm
Group 2 - last Friday of the month 6-7pm
Group 3 - Crime - last Friday of the month 2-3pm
Group 4 - Page Turners - fourth Tuesday of the month 6-7pm

Woodsend Library

Third Monday of the month 2-3.30pm 

Readers' groups for children

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Chatterbooks are reading clubs for children aged 7-12 years; we read and talk about everything to do with books - stories, authors, illustrators, dramas. There are games, activities, gifts and prizes during the sessions and children will have the opportunity to meet and talk to any visiting authors or storytellers.

There are Chatterbooks groups at Hale and Urmston and libraries. If you would like to join a Chatterbooks group please contact the library first as there may be a waiting list.

Reading groups for children

 LibraryMeeting time

Hale Library

Group 1 - 3rd Tuesday of the month 4-5pm for 10-12 year olds

Group 2 - last Tuesday of the month 4-5pm for 8-10 year olds

Urmston Library

Group 1 - first Tuesday of the month  4-4.45pm, for 7-10 year olds

Group 2 - first Tuesday of the month 4.30-5.15pm for 10-12 year olds

Group 3 - first Thursday of the month 4-4.45pm for 7-10 year olds

Rhymetime and Storytime

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Rhymetimes and storytimes for under 5s are available in most libraries. Visit our Rhymetime and Storytime page for details.

Knitting Groups

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Several libraries run knitting groups, these are free to attend and are popular social activities. The groups discuss a wide variety of topics including sewing, crochet, knitting and cross stitch. The groups are suitable for beginners through to knitting experts. Please contact the library for further information.

Knitting Groups

 Coppice Library

Every Saturday, 10.30am-12noon

 Partington Library

Every Monday, 1.00-3.00pm

 Sale Library

Every Saturday, 11.00am-12noon

 Stretford Library

Every Saturday, 10.30am-12noon 

Urmston Library 

Every Monday, 1.30-3.30pm

Woodsend Library 

Every Friday, 1.30-3.00pm