May bank holidays
Please note that the library will be closed on Monday 1 May for the Early May Bank Holiday, and on Monday 29 May for the Spring Bank Holiday.
One You Cheshire East
Would you like a healthier lifestyle? Not sure where to start? Get free advice on eating well, moving more, and drinking or smoking less from One You on Thursday 11 May and Thursday 22 June. Just drop in between 10.00am and 12.00 noon.
Crafternoon - in the morning
On Friday 12 May at 10.30-12.00 noon, we're getting craft-tea for Mental Health Awareness Week with the brilliantly crafty Grace Brearley, who will be joining us for a mindful morning of sewing and stitching, as we create lavender sleepy-bears. Keep your creation for yourself or make one for a friend or relative. Materials and refreshments will be provided. All ages and abilities welcome. Please collect a free ticket from the library. Donations in aid of the charity Mind will be welcome.
Dementia awareness drop-in
As part of Dementia Awareness Week, the In Together Dementia Cafe will be hosting a drop-in session on Thursday 18 May, illustrating the fantastic work they do and the dementia friendly services and resources available through our libraries. All welcome; refreshments available. Just call in between 10.00am and 12.00 noon.
Celebrate Elmer at our craft session on Friday 2 June at 11.00am. £2.00; please book in advance.
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
- 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 dates for this year are:
- 25 May
- 15 June
- 20 July
- 17 August
- 21 September
- 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 email@example.com.
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 10.00 and 11.00am.
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 5 April at 7.30pm.