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Library Clubs

Library clubsLibrary Clubs offer talks and workshops on a range of topics. They are friendly and fun and a great opportunity to try something new. Past events include Local History talks, Crime Writing Workshops, Willow Weaving, and Meditation Sessions.
All events are free and refreshments are provided, so whether you’re on your own or with a friend why not join us, have a brew, and get involved?
Come along to one of our club events...

  • Each month we have a talk or workshop on a different topic
  • All club events are free to all
  • All venues have easy, level access
  • A chance to choose books and talking books to borrow

No need to book, just turn up on the day. If you have any special access requirements, please contact the relevant library in advance.


Club meeting times

Droylsden Library Club

First Wednesday of the month, 10 – 11.30am

Call 0161 342 4000 option 3 for details
Droylsden Library, Guardsman Tony, Downes House, Manchester Road, Droylsden, M43 6EP


Dukinfield Library Club

Second Wednesday of the month, 10.30 - 11.30 am.

Call 0161 342 4000 option 4 for details
Dukinfield Library, Concord Way, Dukinfield, SK16 4DB

For further information on our opening times, please see our information page.



Reading Friends

Reading Friends is a Reading Agency project aimed at overcoming loneliness and isolation. have a look at the Reading Friends pages to see what events offered by Tameside Libraries.

Meet new friends, have a chat and share stories

Reading Friends meet regularly to talk and share stories.  We do this by starting conversations through reading and sessions may also include activities such as crafts, guest speakers and other events.  Reading Friends meet up to read, chat and have fun.


Reading Friends at Hattersley LibraryReading Friends

First Thursday of the month from 1.30 - 2.30pm

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

Thursday 3 August
Thursday 7 September


In person events at Hattersley Library                                    

Reading Friends meet to talk and share stories – we read, chat, have fun and we look forward to welcoming you.

Reading Friends event free events for adults, there is no need to book just come along on the day.


Further information
call to book 0161 342 4000


Book Time for Yourself Clubs

Tameside's free, friendly and relaxing weekly book clubs


a picture of a woman in a library holding a bookWhat are Book Time for Yourself clubs?

The clubs offer a new type of reading experience. They are small and friendly, and meet at various locations across Tameside once a week for an hour and a half.

How do they work?

Participants read short stories, poems and books aloud to the group. Members can simply sit back and listen, or join in discussions about what they have just heard.

Unlike standard readers’ groups members do not need to read the book or short story before coming to a session making them pressure free.


Who is it for?

Book Time for Yourself clubs are open to any adults who are looking for the time and space to relax.

What sort of things do you read?

A mixture of novels, short stories and poems.

Where do the clubs meet?

Please note some groups meet during Open+ hours. To attend you will need to be registered for Open+ access. For full details please visit or contact the library during staffed hours.

Club Location Day Time More information
Mossley Library Wednesday 10.30am - 12 noon 0161 342 3787
Dukinfield Library Thursday 10.30am - 12 noon (during Open+ hours)  0161 342 2828
Denton Library Friday 9.30am - 11.00am 0161 342 3406


Contact Information
Contact by Post

Tameside Libraries Information Service
Ashton Library
Tameside One
Market Place
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 2031