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We are pleased to announce the launch of first ever Tameside Libraries Readers’ and Writers’ Festival Read Here, Write Now 4 – 30 November 2019.

We have a variety of events taking place across the borough from Meet the Author with crime writer Martin Edwards and thriller writer Matt Hilton, to a variety of creative writing classes. Why not ‘Kickstart Your Plot’ with Stephen Booth or get started with Historical Fiction writing in a session run by Mossley writer, Sophie Parkes-Nield? 






 Read Here, Write Now Storybox Staurday Sessions

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There's a children's creative writing workshop at Dukinfield Library with former teacher Pamela Turtin. Local author Rose Miller will be giving some readings from Alex and his Magic Dragon at Stalybridge. Ashton Library will be hosting some high-energy, interactive and fun poetry performance and creative writing session with Matt Goodfellow, a poet and National Poetry Day ambassador.


All our sessions are free and everybody is welcome.  So take a look at some further details, check our programme and book a session quick as places are limited.





Libraries Week 7-12 October  -  Get Online Week 14-20 October

Changes to drop-in workshops
  • Get started with Learn My Way - Free and simple online courses for beginners. Come along to our free workshop to help you get started using your device and getting online. 

    • Every Tuesday 11am -12noon starting 5 November 2019 at Ashton Library, Marketplace, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6 6BH.

    • Or have a go for yourself. Register here with your email the first time then log back into the same account next time. Please use the centre code shown for the relevant library.

    • Learn My Way Centre Codes
      Ashton Library   (3457097)
      Denton Library   (3457098)
      Droylsden Library   (3457099)
      Dukinfield Library   (3457100)
      Hattersley Library   (3457101)
      Hyde Library   (3457102)
      Mossley Library   (3457103)
      Stalybridge Library   (3457104)

  • Get started with iDEA - Free online courses to improve your digital skills; collect badges as you complete units and build up to an award. iDEA is headed by the Duke of York and is a scheme for the digital age similar to the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Come along to our free workshop to help you improve your digital skills.

    • Every Thursday of the month 3:30-4:30pm starting 7 November 2019 at Ashton Library, Marketplace, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6 6BH.

    • Or have a go for yourself. Register here to register with an email account and please use the badge code TANDGIDEA to get your first two points!




Story Makers - People Like Me

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After the huge success of the last two projects, Tameside libraries are pleased to announce that Tameside Story Makers is back for a third time.  This time round the theme is ‘People Like Me’ which focuses on everyone in our community.

Story Makers sessions are fun and interactive story sessions designed for children aged 0-4 and their families. Simon the Story Teller delivers free weekly drop in sessions at four libraries. The Story Maker sessions are funded from the Community Safety Project.

Sessions start on Monday 16th September, 2019, until Wednesday 26th February, 2020.  The sessions will take place at;

  • Droylsden Library, Manchester Road - Mondays
    • Session 1 at 9.30am-10.15am
    • Session 2 at 10.30am-11.15am
    • You may be advised to join the second session if the first is too busy.
  • Stalybridge Library, Trinity Street - Mondays 1.30pm-2.30pm
  • Ashton Library, Market Place - Wednesdays
    • Session 1 at 9.30am-10.15am
    • Session 2 at 10.30am-11.15am
    • You may be advised to join the second session if the first is too busy.
  • Hyde Library, Hyde Town Hall - Wednesdays 1.30pm-2.30pm

These sessions are open to all families and are suitable for children 0-4 years.  All sessions are free and there is no need to book - Just turn up!  Families will have the opportunity to get involved in creating a published children’s book.
For more information call: 0161 343 7824.





The Beatrix Potter Connection at Gorse Hall
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The Blue Plaque at Gorse Hall Estate, Stalybridge, celebrates the site of Gorse Hall where Beatrix Potter’s maternal grandparents, John and Jane Leech lived.  Beatrix often visited Gorse Hall with her mother Helen Leech. On Wednesday 13 November from 10 – 11.30am Dukinfield Lively Library Club will welcome Christine Clough from the Friends of Gorse Hall who will be talking about Beatrix Potter’s local connections.
It’s free and all adults are welcome.  There is no need to book, you can just turn up on the day and refreshments are provided.
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.

Dukinfield Library, Concord Way, Dukinfield, SK16 4DB. 0161 330 3257.











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