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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.




Tameside Libraries are looking for young people aged 12 to 18 to help with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.


Tameside Libraries are recruiting Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers during to help with events on weekdays during July and August following some induction training in July.
You’ll be helping with activities for children aged up to 11, their parents and carers such as a craft activity, a treasure hunt or game and talking to the children about the books they have been reading for the challenge.
We’re looking for people who are able to explain things to children and to adults in a clear, friendly and enthusiastic way and you’ll be working with the library staff who will be there to help and support you.
It’s also a great way to get involved in your local community, do something useful with your time in the holidays and make new friends and the same time as gaining some useful skills.
Further information and details of how to apply are on our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers page.




New Story Makers Sessions for April and May

Celebration event
Everyone who attended the celebration event on Wednesday 27 March at Dukinfiled Town Hall had a fantastic time. The families were really excited to receive their free copy of the picture book. If you participated and weren't able to attend the event, you can collect your copy at any Tameside Library. 
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.image

Elmer Themed Crafts and Activities - Fun for all the familyEvent poster

Come along to Tameside Libraries this half term for our craft activities with an Elmer theme.

They are aimed at children aged 4-11 and their parents and carers.

Free drop in activities, no need to book, just come along on the day..

Hyde Library  Wednesday 29 May 2 – 3pm
Mossley Library  Friday 31 May 10.30 – 11.30am
Dukinfield Library  Tuesday 4 June 11am - 12pm
Droylsden Library  Thursday 6 June 10.30 - 11.30am




Reading Friends at Hattersley Library
Event poster

On Tuesday 28 May from 1.30 – 3pm we’ll be welcoming Simon McDermott to Reading Friends.    Simon will be talking about his dad Ted, also known as the Songaminute Man.  Ted has Alzheimer’s Disease but he can still remember the songs of his youth.  Simon talks about life with dementia and what he and his family have learned on their journey so far.

Reading Friends meet up to read, chat and have fun, so come along and join us at Hattersley Library.
It’s a free event and there will be coffee, tea and cake! No need to book, just come along on the day










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