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Read Here, Write Now

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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? We also have sessions for children too! 

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.





 Room on the Broom

Join us for free, drop-in sessions aimed at children aged 4-11 and their parents and carers. There will be crafts and activities with a Room on the Broom theme.


Monday 28 October 10.30 – 11.30 am
Stalybridge Library, Trinity Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2BN | 0161 338 2708
Thursday 31 October 2.15 – 3.15 pm
Hattersley Library, The Hub, Stockport Road, Hattersley, SK14 6NT | 0161 342 2552
Friday 1 November 10.30 – 11.30 am
Denton Library, Town Hall, Market Street, Denton, M34 2AP | 0161 342 3406
Friday 1 November 2.30 – 3.30 pm
Ashton Library, Tameside One, Market Place, Ashton, OL6 6BH | 0161 342 2029
Admission: Free. There’s no need to book, just come along on the day!

For more upcoming activities visit the Tameside What’s On Online Calendar, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.




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

Getting the most out of the internet doesn’t have to be scary. It’s #GetOnlineWeek and we’re here to help you get started - for free! You could manage your money online, find a new job or brush up on a skill!

Come into Tameside Libraries during Libraries Week and Get Online Week to find out about eBooks, eMagazines and other free online resources.

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Join a Get Started with Learn My Way session to Improve your online skills to help with health, learning, employment or just to explore and have some fun.

Tameside Libraries have a range of information and activities 7 - 19 October to celebrate Get Online Week and Libraries Week.



Get Online Week



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 9.30am-10.30am
  • Stalybridge Library, Trinity Street- Mondays 1.30pm-2.30pm
  • Ashton Library, Market Place- Wednesdays 9.30am-10.30am
  • 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 Home Front

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On Tuesday 29 October from 1.30 – 3pm we’ll be finding out what’s in The Home Front box!  There will be objects and tales from the Second World War using items from our museum service collection.

Reading Friends meet up to read, chat and have fun, so come along and join us at Hattersley Library.
It’s a free event, all adults are welcome and refreshments will be available. No need to book, just come along on the day.


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










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