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Free Drop-in workshops for beginners

  • 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 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!




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 Rock Painting Story Box Saturday – Droylsden Library Saturday 25 January

Join us for some family friendly fun at Droylsden Library on Saturday 25 January. Let your imagination loose and have a go at painting a rock. How about creating a rock pet, a mystic stone or painting your favourite book character?

It’s a drop in family activity, so there’s no need to book just come along on the day.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Droylsden Library, Manchester Road, Droylsden M43 6EP





Discover the History of Magic With Paul Kay
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Dukinfield Lively Library Club – Wednesday 12 February, 10 – 11.30am

An interesting tour of how magic has affected our lives throughout time.  Whether to entertain, bamboozle or assert authority, Paul Kay will explore how magic has affected ordinary lives.

Come along and join us for this interesting and entertaining event.
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.



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.
    • We are pleased to announce that a sign language interpreter will attend the sessions at Ashton library from Wednesday 4 December (except for Wednesday 11 December and Wednesday 15 January).
  • 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 last Story Makers sessions before Christmas will be on Wednesday 18 December 2019. Sessions will start again in the New Year on Monday 6 January.




STEM Showcases - 3D Printing Showcase

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This year Tameside Libraries will be hosting a series of STEM Showcases aimed at encouraging children and young people to learn and take part in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities. Each month a different activity will take place at a Tameside Library and will consist of a different STEM activity; all for free. The sessions will be aimed at different ages between 10 – 16 years old.
January’s activity is an ‘Introduction to 3D Printing’ investigating the 3D design process and using the software with our 3D printer to create an object. It will take place at Ashton Library on Saturday 25 January. The session runs for 90 minutes starting at 10:30am or 12:30pm.
Booking is essential and can be made via Eventbrite or by phoning or visiting any Tameside Library when staffed













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