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Getting from A to B - A performance by the Hawk Dance Theatre at Ashton Library on 28 March at 12.30pm and 4pm.
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Join us on Hawk Dance Theatre take family audiences on an entertaining adventure around the library in Getting from A to B, looking at choices and decisions we face in our lives; the highs, the lows, and everything in-between!

This event is free but booking required. You can book via Eventbrite, by phoning Ashton Library on 0161 342 2031 or in person at any Tameside Library during staffed times.

Have a look at Hawk Dance Theatre in action on Vimeo.

 

 

Explore Nepal - The Annapurna Circuit

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On Wednesday 10 April from 10 – 11.30am Dukinfield Lively Library Club will welcome back Mike and Julie Redfern who will be talking about their trek in the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. 
Come and spend the morning with us to hear this interesting and entertaining talk.
It’s free, all adults are welcome and there is no need to book, you can just turn up.
The Club meets on the second Wednesday of every month at Dukinfield Library on Concord Way.  We offer a varied programme of events and the chance to meet new people and try different things.





 

 

New Story Makers Sessions for April and May

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Celebration event The current weekly session will end on Monday 25th March. We would like to thank all the families that have attended Story Makers People Who Help Us sessions. 
On Wednesday 27 March there will be a celebration event for all families that have attended the sessions.  The event is at Dukinfiled Town Hall 11am until 1pm, there is no need to book, just turn up. All participating families will receive a free copy of the picture book.  For more information contact Sarah Barlow 0161 343 7824

Extra sessions
Story Makers isn’t ending just yet. We are pleased to announce that we will be doing some extra Story Maker sessions during all of April and May at Droylsden library, Stalybridge library, Denton library and Ashton library.
 
For more information please call: 0161 343 7824.
 
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Bless├Ęd are the meek: Meet Author Brent Shaw
 
Hyde Town Hall: Rutherford Suite 1.30 – 3pm
 
Ashton Library 6 – 7.30pm


Author Brent Shore is originally from Hyde but is now living in Dorset.  He has recently written a historical novel that charts the life of a machine mender working in the cotton mills of Hyde in the nineteenth century and his role in the Plug Riots of 1842 and 1848.  A time when sabotaging the factory boilers was part of the workers' means of protest against not only their low pay and working conditions,  but also against the continued opposition of parliament to the demands of the Chartists. 
 
The book is called Blessed are the Meek and the main character James Shore, was a real person who was imprisoned along with 18 other men imprisoned for their part in the riots.  Much of Brent’s research has been done with Tameside Local Studies and Archives so we are really pleased to welcome him to his home town/s for his talk.
 
The events are free, but booking is required please visit tamesidelibraries.eventbrite.co.uk or call 0161 342 2031.

 
 

 

 
It's a Living - A Reading Friends Event.
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Reading Friends meet up to read, chat and have fun, so come along and join us at Hattersley Library on Tuesday 26th March from 1.30 - 3pm to hear Mark Llewellin talk about his career from cemetery to celebrity!
 
It’s a free event and there will be coffee, tea and cake! No need to book, just come along on the day.
 
Reading Friends meet on the last Tuesday of every month from 1.30 – 3pm at Hattersley Library. 

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