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Denton Library Open+ Opening Times Droylsden opening times including Open+ Hattersley Open Plus hours Mossley Open+

Dukinfield Open+  Hyde Open+ Stalybridge Opening

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Crime authors and experts are coming to Tameside throughout November!
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6th November 1.30pm – 3pm Stalybridge Library - Patricia Dixon. Newly published by Bloodhounds, author of Over My Shoulder and They Don’t Know, Patricia was born and bred in Droylsden. She is coming to discuss her work and what goes into creating excellent crime writing.
13th November 6.30 – 7.30pm  Dukinfield Library - Dr David A Holmes -  Most Evil
In this talk Psychologist Dr David A Holmes (author of  'Abnormal Clinical & Forensic Psychology') will give a glimpse into the black abyss of true evil and the rare individuals who live there. He will examine what makes a real-world monster different from the majority of us, discover what it is that makes them so mortally dangerous and drives them to inflict such horrors on their innocent victims.
16th November 11:00am - 12:15pm Mossley Library - Jennifer Palmer  - Why was it the Body in the Library?
A Body in the Library has become a  cliché not because a library is such a suitable place to deposit a murdered body but because it deemed to be so unsuitable.  Violence in the quiet, studious environs of a library feels wrong - a sort of desecration.  Avid readers are particularly shocked! Join crime fiction reviewer Dr Jennifer Palmer as she discuss  the old trope of finding a body in a library and the role the library plays in classic crime fiction.
20th November 6 – 7.30pm Ashton Central Library – Kate Ellis -  Murder Mystery Talk  
Kate Ellis is the author of two thrilling crime series and has sold more than half a million books worldwide. She has also written two historical crime novels and many short stories.  Her books in the Wesley Peterson series, contain an intriguing blend of mystery and history. Her latest Wesley Peterson title is The Mechanical Devil. Kate is an entertaining and engaging speaker – don’t miss her! 
27th November 1:30 – 3pm Droylsden Library - Stephen Booth
Award winning author Stephen Booth is a former newspaper journalist and the author of eighteen novels in the best-selling Cooper and Fry series, all set in the beautiful Peak District and featuring two Derbyshire police detectives, DI Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry.  Stephen has won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Dagger in the Library Award from the UK Crime Writers’ Association.  His novels have been published in 16 languages and sold worldwide. His most recent title is Fall Down Dead.
All talks are FREE but places are limited. To book please visit www.tamesidelibraries.eventbrite.co.uk or give us a ring on 0161 342 2031.



Storymakers posterNew Story Makers Sessions Starting 1 October 2018

Come and join out FREE interactive story sessions with songs, puppets and instruments.  Open to all families, these fun sessions are suitable for 0-4 years. 
Families will have the opportunity to get involved in creating a published children’s picture book.

There are 24 sessions in total starting 1 October 2018.  Please not the sessions previously advertised for September are no longer taking place.

For more information please call: 0161 343 7824.
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Two free Storybox Saturday events at Droylsden Library on Saturday 1 December 

The Wild Roadshow will be visiting Droylsden Library taking children around the world and looking at the animals Father Christmas may encounter on his busiest night of the year.
Meet an assortment of wild animals which include Snake, Bearded Dragon, Gecko, Giant Snail, Giant Millipede and Tarantula (not handled)
There are 2 one hour Sessions starting at 11am and 12.30pm. The sessions are FREE but booking is essential
Please book via Eventbrite here, in person at any staffed library, or call 0161 342 2031.
Please be aware of that live animals will be present at these sessions.



Tameside Libraries helped to improve digital skills during Get online WeekGet Online Week Staff

Customers were encouraged to #Try1thing for Get online Week 15-21 October by having a go at something online to get started, or trying something new to widen their experience. Library staff were on hand to demonstrate the range of free eBooks, eNewspapers and eMagazines which are available to all Tameside Library members as well as help people with the different #Try1thing ideas.


Customers were enthusiastic about being able to borrow free books, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines online or via an app. They were also impressed with the way that apps can help with reading styles, and disability needs not to mention the fact that borrowing, renewing and returning are instant so there’s no need to wait for the library to open! Find out more about BorrowBox for eBooks, RB Digital for eMagazines including comics and graphic novels or Press Reader for the eNewspapers.


“I can't believe how much reading I've done since using Borrow Box, I'm looking forward to using PressReader now”.

“It's free! Wow that's fantastic”.

 Get Online Week Resources

Those who tried something new or had a go at the free online Learn My Way courses to improve their digital skills found them very useful and are hoping to continue to working on them. It’s not too late to have a go at one of the Get Online Week suggestions and #Try1thing now or complete a free IT Skills course. Remember to ask for help in any Tameside Library branch.


“I've avoided going online up to now because of scammers, but the Get Online Week material especially the Learn My Way courses look interesting and helpful and the eResources look great”.

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