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Wordfest 2017

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Wordfest 2017 runs from 1 - 30 June. Have a look at our Wordfest page for details of events.

Meet author Alice Broadway

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Sale Library, Saturday 29 April 11am-12.15pm

Meet Alice Broadway author of Ink, the young adult fiction debut that everyone is talking about! Learn more about the story in which every action, every deed, every significant moment of your life is tattooed onto your skin for all to see. Ink is a story about love, loyalty and a desire to live forever. It's a tale that gets under your skin!

Tickets are free. Book through Eventbrite, or contact 0161 912 3189 or email libraries@trafford.gov.uk.

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

Hale Library

First Tuesday of the month 2-3.30pm

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 one - first Thursday of the month 2-3pm
Group two - last Friday of the month 6-7pm
Group three - Crime - last Friday of the month 2-3pm

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

Group two - first Tuesday of the month at 4pm for 10+

Group three - 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 Saturdays, 10.30am-12noon

 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