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Re-opening of Old Trafford Library at Limelight

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We have a number of events at Old Trafford Library at Limelight to celebrate the re-opening. Have a look at our events calendar or the Old Trafford Library at Limelight page for more information.

Thrills and Quills

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Urmston Library, Saturday 21 October, 7.30pm

What would Jane Austen have written with a twitter account? Find out as LipService Theatre presents Thrills and Quills. Part of a programme of work marking the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's life.

To book ring 0161 912 3189, email libraries@trafford.gov.uk or book online with Eventbrite.

Dogs Trust Workshops

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Doggy Tales fun, interactive workshop

Learn how to be safe and responsible around dogs. Join us for Doggy Tales, a fun interactive workshop and stories for children aged 5 - 11 years and their families. These events are free.

Urmston Library Tuesday 24 October, 11am - book online at Eventbrite or by emailing libraries@trafford.gov.uk or ringing 0161 912 3189.

Sale Library Tuesday 24 October, 2pm - book online at Eventbrite or by emailing libraries@trafford.gov.uk or ringing 0161 912 3189.

Doggy Tales storytime and activities

Join us for Doggy Tales stories and activities with the Dogs Trust and Mo the dog. Aimed at children 5 years and under, free. Altrincham Library, Thursday 26 October, 11am.

Readers' Groups for adults

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A number of Readers Groups have been set up in Trafford with a view to promoting an interest in literature. They are informal gatherings of people from all backgrounds who meet on a regular basis to talk about books and to share their enthusiasm for reading.

Each group has a slightly different approach to the content of the meeting and may discuss themes, fiction genres, favourite titles or perhaps a "Book of the Month". In all cases the common thread is the sharing and enjoyment of books.

Further details are on our Readers' Group page

Readers' Group timetable

 Library Meeting time

Altrincham Library

First Tuesday of the month 11am
First Wednesday of the month at 7pm

Coppice Library

Group 1 - first Monday of the month 11am-midday
Group 2 - second Thursday of the month 2-3pm
Group 3 - last Wednesday of the month 2pm

Old Trafford Library

Last Thursday of each month 10am

Sale Library

Second Monday of the month 6pm

Stretford Library

Fourth Thursday of the month 5.30pm

Graphic Novels Readers' Group - one Wednesday a month 7pm

Timperley Library

First Monday of the month 2.15-3.30pm

Urmston Library

Group 1 - first Thursday of the month 2-3pm
Group 2 - last Friday of the month 6-7pm
Group 3 - Crime - last Friday of the month 2-3pm
Group 4 - Page Turners - fourth Tuesday of the month 6-7pm

Woodsend Library

Third Monday of the month 2-3.30pm 

Readers' groups for children

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Chatterbooks are reading clubs for children aged 7-12 years; we read and talk about everything to do with books - stories, authors, illustrators, dramas. There are games, activities, gifts and prizes during the sessions and children will have the opportunity to meet and talk to any visiting authors or storytellers.

There are Chatterbooks groups at Hale and Urmston and libraries. If you would like to join a Chatterbooks group please contact the library first as there may be a waiting list.

Reading groups for children

 LibraryMeeting time

Hale Library

Group 1 - 3rd Tuesday of the month 4-5pm for 10-12 year olds

Group 2 - last Tuesday of the month 4-5pm for 8-10 year olds

Urmston Library

Group 1 - first Tuesday of the month  4-4.45pm, for 7-10 year olds

Group 2 - first Tuesday of the month 4.30-5.15pm for 10-12 year olds

Group 3 - first Thursday of the month 4-4.45pm for 7-10 year olds

Rhymetime and Storytime

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Rhymetimes and storytimes for under 5s are available in most libraries. Visit our Rhymetime and Storytime page for details.

Knitting Groups

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Several libraries run knitting groups, these are free to attend and are popular social activities. The groups discuss a wide variety of topics including sewing, crochet, knitting and cross stitch. The groups are suitable for beginners through to knitting experts. Please contact the library for further information.

Knitting Groups

 Coppice Library

Every Saturday, 10.30am-12noon

 Partington Library

Every Monday, 1.00-3.00pm

 Sale Library

Every Saturday, 11.00am-12noon

 Stretford Library

Every Saturday, 10.30am-12noon 

Urmston Library 

Every Monday, 1.30-3.30pm

Woodsend Library 

Every Friday, 1.30-3.00pm