Come along to our half-term book sale. Lots of fiction bargains for adults and children.
An afternoon of crime: meet the author event with M. R. Hall
On Thursday 2 March at 2.30pm, best-selling crime author, M. R. Hall, will be talking about his latest book in the series featuring coroner, Jenny Cooper, A Life to Kill. Tickets £3.00.
In association with The Pound Arts Centre and Pegasus Theatre Presents, we are proud to host The Thing that Came from Over There. The critically acclaimed trio are back in another rip-roaring comedy adventure, playing over 15 roles in 75 minutes on Friday 24 March at 7.30pm.
Inspired by horror movies of the 1950s, The Thing that Came from Over There is a fast-paced rollicking ride, mixing paranoia, suspense and hilariously gruesome deaths, incorporating visual gags, verbal wit, giant puppetry and live music.
Tickets available from the library or Ticketsource: £8.00 adults; £5.00 under 16s. Suitable for ages 8 years and over. This is a Cheshire Rural Touring Arts 'See it Live in Libraries' event.
iTea and chat
In partnership with Lifelinks Cheshire East, we have a series of iTea and Chat sessions coming up. Learn more about IT devices and how to get the most from them, whether you're a beginner, someone who doesn't own a device, or someone who does and wants to know how to use it. Discover the benefits of IT and the Internet. The first session is on Monday 6 March at 2.00-4.00pm, then on Monday 3 April and Monday 26 June at the same time.
Support and complimentary refreshments provided by Lifelinks. Call 0808 281 1052 or email email@example.com for more information.
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 Digital Drop-in
If you're unsure how to get started online with your tablet, laptop or desktop computer, come along to one of our Get Started Online digital drop-in sessions and one of our volunteers will guide you through the basics. Please contact the library for details of the next drop-in session.
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. If you require further tuition following the drop-in session, the volunteers can sign you up for a one-to-one tutored session to suit your requirements.
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
Alfred Newton Solicitors
There is a free legal advice drop in clinic in the library on the last working Monday of each month, between 2.00 and 5.00pm. The clinic is primarily being held to discuss Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Probate, Deputyship Orders and Conveyancing matters. For further information please contact Alfred Newton Solicitors on 01625 523 647 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.