What's on

All of our library events and activities are temporarily suspended due to Covid-19.

Check out our Facebook and Twitter feeds to find out about online events that you can join in with:

The History of Manchester Football - a talk by Ed Glinert

Saturday, 24 April 2021, 2pm

Given that Manchester is the world’s leading football city, it should have the world’s best football history... It has. The city’s streets are awash with fantastic stories of footballing fate and fortune. From Best, Busby, Bobby, Buzzer, Bell, Bert and Balotelli to Robin Van Persie, Louis Van Gaal and Ole, Ole, Ole. Join us for this football-themed history of awesome players and heroic struggles, off-the-park politics, sadness, scandal, temptation and tragedy. Book your place on Eventbrite and we will send you the Zoom details closer to the event.

Trafford Libraries Art Club

A Saturday morning art club for adults of all abilities.

Join us for our new, weekly Art Club on Zoom! Open to anyone aged 16+, the aim is create a relaxed and friendly space for people with an interest in art to get together to try different techniques and materials, whatever your skill level or ability. No experience is needed and some equipment can be provided. 

Week 1 (27 March) Shading 
Week 2 (3 April) Composition
Week 3 (10 April) Texture
Week 4 (17 April) Colour
Week 5 (24 Apirl) Shading with colour
Week 6 (1 May) Fabrics
Week 7 (8 May) Body Anatomy
Week 8 (15 May) Facial Features
Week 9 (22 May) Body (Continued)
Week 10 (29 May) Final Drawing Project

Book tickets on Eventbrite.

For more details please email Stretford Library.

Online Rhymetime

Join us for rhymes, crafts and lots of fun every Tuesday at 11am on Zoom. Aimed at families and carers with children aged 0-5 years.

To book email Stretford Library.

Little Reads

Little Reads with Manchester Literature Festival is back! Join Miriam via Zoom once a month for a fun, interactive workshop using drama, dance, songs, play and craft to explore children’s picture books.

The sessions are most suitable for children aged 2 to 6 but all the family is welcome. Don’t forget your favourite cuddly toy!

To book a session visit Manchester Literature Festival Little Reads. 

Books and reading - useful websites

Visit Reading Groups for Everyone for ideas on how to keep a reading group active during lockdown.

Lockdown Litfest - online literature festivals.

Visit BooktTrust HomeTime to discover fun ideas for the family - online books, videos and games.

Visit the Literacy Trust Family Zone for helpful resources and support during school closures.

Readers' Groups

Although we are still unable to meet in the libraries you can join our groups online using Zoom. Have a look at our Readers' Groups page for details.

Online Chair Yoga

Every Friday at 11am on Zoom

If you come to our regular chair yoga sessions at Urmston and Altrincham Libraries or just fancy 35 minutes of gentle stretching and breathing exercises, join us for online chair yoga every Friday at 11am with our fabulous, regular teacher, Karen.
The weekly session will be via video calling platform, Zoom. If you’d like to join us, just drop us a private message on Facebook or email Trafford Libraries and we will send you the link and meeting ID to access the class.

Trafford Libraries' Chat FB group

Drop in and join us for a chat. Recommend a book, connect with others, share ideas, make a suggestion ... Everyone welcome!

Visit Trafford Libraries' Chat FB page and request to join.

Fun ideas for keeping your kids occupied