Digital performance and workshop
On Friday 20 October, we are pleased to host a workshop and performance of Ada.Ada.Ada for an invited audience of local primary and secondary school pupils. Ada Lovelace wrote the world's first complex algorithm in 1843 and then was written out of history. Ada.Ada.Ada. is a high impact performance that tells the story of Ada using an LED dress operated by a wearable tech satin glove.
Join us on Monday 23 October at 11.00-11.50am for an amazing workshop with the Chester Zoo Safari Rangers, who will be showing us all sorts of animal artefacts and telling us amazing animal facts. Suitable for children aged 4 and over. Free event, but please book as places are limited.
Introduction to online family history
Learn how to use online resources Find my Past and Ancestry to help discover your family history. £5.00 per session, offering one hour of tuition, followed by an extra hour to put what you have learned into practice. Guidance notes are supplied. Please ask at the library for details of the next sessions, or to be added to our waiting list.
Get started online: IT tuition
If you're unsure how to get started online with your tablet, laptop or desktop computer, or you have a query about using your device, one of our volunteers will guide you through the basics in a one-to-one session. Please contact the library to be added to the waiting list, and someone will be in touch to book you in with one of our knowledgeable volunteers. Don't worry if you don't have your own tablet or laptop, as we can provide access to the library's public computers as and when required.
A day in the life of Wilmslow Library
In 2012 local photographic society 'Lindow 10' took a series of photographs for an exhibition in the library. The images capture frontline and behind the scenes activities and Lindow 10 have produced a video slide show (WMV, 35MB) for us to share. Please note there is no transcript as the video does not contain speech or narration.
Wilmslow Library on Facebook
Activities at Wilmslow Library
- LEGO Club - 4.00-5.00pm - monthly on third Monday of each month. Suitable for children aged 4 and over. Duplo available for younger children. Free, drop-in event. Next dates and themes are Animals on 20 November; Star Wars on 18 December
- Under 5s Storytime - 11.00-11.30am - term time only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer
- Book Lovers' Group - 2.30pm - second Thursday of each month. Free reading group based on themes rather than set titles. Refreshments available
- Reading Group - 5.45-6.45pm - monthly on third Thursday of each month. Discussion is based around a set book; annual subscription charges apply. The group is currently full, so please ask to be added to the waiting list.
- Under 5s Rhymetime - 11.00-11.30 - term time only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer
Other organisations in the library
Citizens Advice Bureau
There is a drop-in session with the CAB every Thursday between 4.30 and 6.30pm.
Hampers of Hope
Hampers of Hope is a charity that provides food hampers to people in crisis, as well as offering other services such as job clubs, budgeting advice, cookery and parenting classes through their Hope Centres. You can find out more about their work on the Hampers of Hope website. If you would like to donate food to the charity, we now have a food donation bin available in the library.
Lingotot language classes
Lingotot provide a 45 minute Spanish class for babies, toddlers and pre-school children on Wednesdays at 10.00am during term-time only. These family learning sessions are fun and interactive with songs, finger rhymes, games and stories. Lingotot also offer special individual sessions for children aged 0-11 years in school holidays, school clubs, nursery group sessions and 1-2-1 private tuition in and around South Manchester and Cheshire, teaching French, Spanish, German, Mandarin Chinese and Arabic.
The Reading Group meets at the library once a month, usually on the third Thursday of the month. The remaining dates for this year are:
- 19 October
- 16 November
- 14 December
There are TinyTalk Classes in the library each week. Tiny talk gives you an insight into your little one's mind and by the use of sign you can start to communicate with them as early as 5 months old. To find out more about these classes call Claire on 07771 747755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilmslow Energy Partnership Energy Monitors
Wilmslow Energy Partnership are offering local residents the opportunity to borrow an energy monitor. The monitors are easy to use and will help residents to better understand the costs of operating appliances in the home, showing where the most electricity is being used and how to make useful savings. Monitors can be issued to library members using their library card, for the usual three week loan period.
Wilmslow Guardian reporter
The local newspaper reporter will be here every Thursday between 4.00 and 5.00pm.
Would you like to have a calmer, gentler and more peaceful birthing experience? Discover the benefits of this approach to birthing for mum, baby and birthing partner. New five week hypnobirthing course beginning Wednesday 7 June at 7.30pm.