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Altrincham Library official opening

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We have a number of exciting events planned for the official opening of the new Altrincham Library. Please see the Altrincham Library webpage for details.

Storytime with Green Bean

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Green Bean is coming to visit Urmston Library on Monday 18 February at 11am for a special storytime session. This is a drop in event – all under 5s welcome.

Green Bean is a fictional character and the title character from the Green Bean Collection, who takes children on an adventure of learning and understanding, highlighting key vocabulary and identifying areas of interest for children. Through enhancing their imaginations and broadening their horizons, both the books and toys help children to think creatively and grow in confidence. Authored by Anita Frost, the Green Bean Collection is now a household favourite, helping parents and carers engage their early readers with great books and toy.

Family LEGO® Brick Building Clubs

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  • Altrincham Library - 2-3pm, Saturday 26 January, Saturday 23 February, Saturday 23 March. For more information please contact altrincham.library@trafford.gov.uk or 0161 912 3189.
  • Hale Library - 4.30-5.30pm, Tuesday 15 January, Tuesday 12 February, Tuesday 12 March. For more information please contact hale.library@trafford.gov.uk or 0161 912 3189.
  • Sale Library - 10.30-12noon, Saturday 12 January, Saturday 9 February, Saturday 9 March, Saturday 13 April, Saturday 11 May, Saturday 8 June. For more information please contact sale.library@trafford.gov.uk or 0161 912 3189.
  • Urmston Library - 2-3pm, Saturday 19 January, Saturday 16 February, Saturday 16 March. For more information please contact urmston.library@trafford.gov.uk or 0161 912 3189.

Be creative, learn new skills and have fun at our new drop in LEGO® Brick Building Clubs. 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.

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-12noon
Group 2 - 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

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

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, 1-3pm

 Sale Library

Every Saturday, 11am-12noon

 Stretford Library

Every Saturday, 10.30am-12noon 

Woodsend Library 

Every Friday, 1.30-3pm