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Chair yoga

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Urmston Library Mondays 1.30-2pm and Fridays 10.30-11am.

Join us for half an hour of gentle, chair-based yoga. Suitable for most abilities and no experience of yoga needed.

£2 per session. There is no need to book, just pay at the library counter on the day.

An evening with author Phaedra Patrick

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Altrincham Library, Wednesday 20 November, 7pm

Join us for an evening with author, Phaedra Patrick, as she talks about her latest warm-hearted novel, The Library of Lost and Found,and the journey to becoming a bestselling writer.

This is a free Great North West Read event. #GNWR. Book online at Eventbrite or by contacting libraries@trafford.gov.uk or 0161 912 3189.

The Gutted Grotto - a festive murder mystery with Highly Suspect.

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Sale Library, Thursday 5th December, 7-10pm

Crack the clues, interrogate the suspects and catch the killer in our interactive mystery event brought to you by murder maestros Highly Suspect. Fun, frivolity and festive fatalities guaranteed!

Tickets £3.50. Book via Eventbrite. Suitable for 12+ years.

For more details please contact sale.library@trafford.gov.uk or 0161 912 3189.

Family LEGO® Brick Building Clubs

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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

Hale Library

Fourth Tuesday of the month at 6pm

Old Trafford Library

Last Thursday of each month 10am

Sale Library

Second Monday of the month 6pm

Stretford Library

Last 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 is a Chatterbooks group at Urmston library. If you would like to join the Chatterbooks group please contact the library first as there may be a waiting list.

Reading groups for children

 LibraryMeeting time

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

Altrincham Libra\ry

Every Tuesday, 1-3pm

Coppice Library

Every Saturday, 10.30am-12noon

Old Trafford

Every Friday 10.30am - 12noon

 Partington Library

Every Monday, 1-3pm

 Sale Library

Every Saturday, 11am-12noon

 Stretford Library

Every Saturday, 10am-12noon 

Urmston Library

Every Monday at 1.30-2.30pm

Woodsend Library 

Every Friday, 1.30-3pm