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Get Started with Learn My Way - First Tuesday of the month 11am – 12 starting on Tuesday 2 April 2019

Learn My Way Online Courses are free and simple courses for beginners. Come along to our free workshop to help you get started using your device and getting online.
This is a free drop-in workshop at Ashton Library, Marketplace, Ashton, OL6 6BH. 0161 342 2031. All are welcome and there is no need to book, just come along on the day.Learn my Way


Get Started with iDEA - Last Thursday of the month 3.30-4.30pm starting on Thursday 25 April 2019

iDEA offers 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.

This is a free drop-in workshop at Ashton Library, Marketplace, Ashton, OL6 6BH. 0161 342 2031. All are welcome and there is no need to book, just come along on the day.




Free event – Droylsden Lively Minds Club.

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On Wednesday 7 August 2019 from 10 – 11.30am Droylsden Lively Minds Club will welcome Ed Glinert who will be discussing 10 Manchester Inventions that Shook the World. Ed is one of Manchester’s best known tour guides and promises us a morning of witty conversation
The event is free, all adults are welcome and there is no need to book, you can just turn up.
The Club meets once a month at Droylsden Library on Manchester Road. 
We offer a varied programme of events and the chance to meet new people and try different things.



Free Event at Ashton Library

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Join Dr Alison Morgan from the University of Warwick for this fascinating look into the protest songs of Peterloo used at and around the time of the protests.
The talk will be illustrated by live performances from Pete Coe & Brian Peters who are professional folk singers & multi-instrumentalists.  They have been presenting traditional songs and music at concerts and festivals, home and abroad, for many years.
They both have roots in the North West and have researched many songs from 18th and 19th century. They are particularly pleased to be working with Alison Morgan’s collection of Peterloo ballads taking them from the printed page to contemporary performance.
This event is free but booking is required via Eventbrite.

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We Have Lift Off: Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge

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Children can sign up to take part in Space Chase at Tameside libraries this summer holidays.

It’s fun, friendly and absolutely free! All you have to do is read 6 library books and collect rewards along the way with plenty of fun free activities to help. The challenge launches on Saturday 6 July.

Now Launched

Find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge.





Oh we do like to be beside the seaside

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On Tuesday 30 July 2019 from 1.30 to 3pm at Hattersley Library Reading Friends will be looking at objects from our museum service and talking about holidays in days gone by, having a chat and joining in the activities.
Reading Friends meet up to read, chat and have fun.  Join us to enjoy activities such as crafts, guest speakers and other events.  It’s free, there is no need to book and refreshments will be available.

For further information contact 0161 342 2031 or email

Hattersley Library, The Hub, Stockport Road, Hattersley, SK14 6NT.










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