Libraries' Week 2019

Libraries Week 2019 runs from 7-12 October. Everyone is welcome to our events.

Want to improve your digital skills?

For Libraries' Week this year we are putting on some free one-to-one sessions to help your digital skills. Whether you want to get the basics or just need a refresher, pop along to one of our one-to-one sessions all next week at Altrincham and Urmston libraries.

Contact us if you'd like to book a place on one of them -

See library staff / email altrincham.library@trafford.gov.uk or urmston.library@trafford.gov.uk / ring 0161 912 3189.

Learn to surf

In honour of Libraries Week Sale Library will hold two free Learn to Surf drop-in taster sessions. These beginners' computer courses will run on Tuesday 8th and Friday 11th October from 2-4.30pm. Bring your device or use one of the library PCs for one-to-one help with a member of staff.

Painting with string

Altrincham Library, Tuesday 8 October at 10.30am

Learn how to create an abstract painting in an hour. Pick up an amazing new skill in a friendly and relaxed environment. No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided. 

Book a place for this free event on Eventbrite.

Therapeutic hand massage

Urmston Library, Tuesday 8 October, 1.30-3.30pm

Enjoy a free, relaxing , therapeutic hand massage from a complimentary therapist. Just drop in to the library.

Adult colouring session

Altrincham Library, Tuesday 8 October at 2pm

Relieve stress, improve focus and practice mindfulness in our quiet space. 

This is a free event. Equipment is provided and no experience is necessary.

Ballads and Songs of Peterloo

Altrincham Library, Tuesday 8 October at 7.30pm

Ballads and Songs of Peterloo by Dr Alison Morgan is based on her unique collection of more than seventy poems and ballads which highlight the outrage, grief, defiance and resolution felt by labouring-class people in the immediate aftermath of the Peterloo Massacre in which eighteen people were killed and more than 600 injured as they listened to the radical Henry Hunt speak on the need for electoral reform.

Alison’s talk focuses on a selection of these poems and songs which were circulated in radical journals and performed at markets and in taverns, highlighting how they aimed to keep a true record of the day in the public consciousness and counter the official government narrative. The talk will be illustrated by audio recordings from musicians who have worked with Alison to bring these important and entertaining songs to life once more.

A free event. Book your tickets on Eventbrite.

Free drop-in coffee morning

Sale Library, Wednesday 9 October

Do you read ebooks, online magazines or would you like to start? As part of Libraries Week next month Sale Library will be holding a free drop-in coffee morning on Wednesday 9th October where we can help you explore our Digital Library. We hope to see you there!

Painting with string

Hale Library, Thursday 10 October at 10.30am

Learn how to create an abstract painting in an hour. Pick up an amazing new skill in a friendly and relaxed environment. No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided. This is a free event.

Adult colouring session

Hale Library, Thursday 10 October at 2pm

Relieve stress, improve focus and practice mindfulness in our quiet space. 

This is a free event. Equipment is provided and no experience is necessary.

Othello

Altrincham Library, Thursday 10 October 7.30-10.30pm

As a touring swing band gather for their next performance, malevolent trickster, Iago, begins to sow the seeds of mistrust. The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons relocate Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of jealousy and deception to a jazz-age setting, with live music, intense drama, and more than a hint of their own inimitable brand of theatrical mischief. 

Book tickets at £4 each in the library or on Eventbrite.

Rhyme time with the Hale UkuHalle band

Altrincham Library, Friday 11 October at 2pm

Join us for a special rhyme time. This is a free event.

An evening with Mandasue Heller

Sale Library, Friday 11 October at 7pm

Join us for an evening with author Mandasue Heller as she talks about her latest gritty thriller, Brutal, and life as a bestselling writer.

A free event.

Book online at Eventbrite, email libraries@trafford.gov.uk or call 0161 912 3189.

LEGO® Brick Building Club

Stretford Library Saturday 12 October, 2pm

Our LEGO® Brick-Building Club comes to Stretford Library! Be creative, learn new skills and have fun!

No need to book, just turn up! For more details, please contact stretford.library@trafford.gov.uk or 0161 912 3189.

Northanger Abbey

Urmston Library, Saturday 12 October 7.30-9.30

Northanger Abbey follows unlikely heroine Catherine Morland to Bath where she is introduced into Society and the delights of the Gothic novel. We see her falling in love and watch with horror as her overactive imagination gets the better of her.

Box Tale Soup have tried to remain as faithful to the original work as possible, taking the vast majority of the dialogue verbatim from the novel. This, combined with the use of puppetry, has made the production a favourite of Austen lovers and sceptics alike!

Suitable for age 10+. Running time 75 minutes. Book your ticket on Eventbrite.