Macclesfield Library

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Macclesfield Library
Jordangate
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK10 1EE

Phone: 01625 374000
Email:  macclesfield.library@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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Macclesfield Library

Opening hours

Please note, the Customer Service enquiry desk and the People's Network public computers close down 15 minutes before the library closing time.

Macclesfield Library Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday Closed

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Parking at Macclesfield Library

The only approach to the library by car is via the Hibel Road end of Jordangate. Macclesfield has a number of public car parks, but the most convenient is Jordangate Multi-Storey Car Park which is at the traffic lights on the corner of Hibel Road and Jordangate. A short stay car park (up to 30 minutes) can be found behind the Town Hall on Brunswick Street.

Disabled parking

Limited disabled parking can be found at the side of the library, next to the Post Office’s sorting Office, and also just past the library, near the Town Hall.

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LEGO clubs

On Thursday 18 July at 5.00-6.00pm we have an Outer Space themed LEGO Club. Free, but please book in advance. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

On Thursday 15 August at 10.30-11.30am and 2.00-3.00pm, we have LEGO club on the theme of famous landmarks. Free, but please book in advance. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn My Way online basics

If you would like to learn how to get online or develop your online skills join us on Thursday 18 July at 10.00-12.00 noon.

Learn the basics of getting online with Learn My Way. Pick and mix the modules you want to work through and work at your own pace. Modules include online safety, finding a job online, improving your health online, managing your money online and public services online. Please contact the library for further details.

Children's drop-in craft session

Join us on Saturday 20 July for a morning of space themed crafts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Free, drop-in activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Constellation building workshops

On Wednesday 24 July and Friday 26 July at 2.00-3.30pm make an accurate light-up diagram of a real constellation using basic circuitry. Tickets £2.50 per child; please book in advance. Suitable for children aged 8 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Adult colouring session

On Thursday 25 July pop in between 2.00 and 3.00pm to relax and let your creative juices flow. Free; all materials provided.

Portals: an everyday sci-fi experience

A mysterious glowing disc appears in the meeting room at Macclesfield Library inviting people to play. Join us on Thursday 25 July from 10.00am to experience PORTALS, a sci-fi-inspired interactive video-mapping installation and AV performance exploring time, space and recursive patterns in nature. This mesmerising interactive Arts Council funded project by artist, Sam Meech, allows users to intuitively generate complex patterns and soundscapes using movement and colour, and is suitable for all ages and abilities. Hypnotic, enchanting, almost alive.

Giraffes Can't Dance storytime

Join us for stories and games on Tuesday 30 July at 11.00am. Free, drop-in activity. Suitable for pre-school children.

Junk modelling workshop

On Wednesday 31 July at 2.00-3.30pm we have a space themed junk modelling workshop. Join us to make messy aliens, perfect planets, and space stations. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over. Free, but please book in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

On Friday 30 August at 2.00-3.00pm we have a summer themed junk modelling workshop. Free; please book in advance. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over.

Space stop motion animation

On Friday 2 or 16 August at 2.00-3.30pm, create a short film inspired by real NASA missions using LEGO and other materials. All videos will be featured on our YouTube and Facebook channels, and a prize will be awarded for best film! Winner to be announced at the end of August. Tickets £2.50 per child; please book in advance. Suitable for children aged 8 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Build a rocket workshop

On Wednesday 7 August at 2.00-3.00pm, build a rocket with Radiate Arts and then watch it fly! Tickets £6.00; must be booked in advance. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Chester Zoo Rangers workshop

On Tuesday 13 August discover how the work of Chester Zoo reaches out around the world, and find out how they help look after our unique and brilliant planet with projects in Africa and Indonesia, in this interactive fun family workshop. Free, but please book in advance. Two workshops to choose from, at 2.00-2.45pm or 3.00-3.45pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Noodle performance art workshop

Join Noodle for drama, games, improvisation and dance on Wednesday 14 August at 2.00-3.00pm. Tickets £3.00; must be booked in advance. Suitable for children aged 4-12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Little Cockroach storytime

Join us on Saturday 17 August at 11.00am for storytime with author, Susie Violet, who will also be signing copies of her book. Free, drop-in activity. Suitable for preschool children.

Summer crafts

On Thursday 22 August we have children's crafts at 10.30-12.00 noon. Tickets £3.50, must be booked in advance. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer reading challenge award ceremony

On Saturday 7 September we have a celebration of all the children who have successfully completed the summer reading challenge. Children will receive their medal and certificate between 9.00am and 1.00pm. 

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Activities at Macclesfield Library

Monday

  • IT Buddy - afternoons - weekly. Please contact the library to book. £2.50 per hour
  • Under 5's rhymetime - 2.30-3.00pm - weekly in term time only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer

Tuesday

  • IT Buddy - mornings - weekly. Please contact the library to book. £2.50 per hour
  • Under 5's rhymetime - 11.00-11.30am - weekly in term time only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer

Wednesday

  • IT Buddy - mornings - weekly. Please contact the library to book. £2.50 per hour

Thursday

  • Book Club - 6.00-7.00pm - monthly. Meets on first Thursday of each month. Please book, as places are limited
  • IT Buddy - afternoons - weekly. Please contact the library to book. £2.50 per hour

Friday

  • Books Aloud - 11.00-12.00 noon - monthly on the first Friday of each month. Each month we read and discuss extracts from two titles on the BBC Big Read top 100 books. Free; drop-in event. Refreshments provided
  • IT Buddy - afternoons - weekly. Please contact the library to book. £2.50 per hour

Other organisations in this library

Anne's Yoga (British Wheel of Yoga tutor for 15 years)

Mondays at 11.00am - 12.30pm, Hatha Yoga - only suitable for those with some experience of yoga. £7.50 per class.

Tuesday mornings at 10.00-11.30am, an advanced class for those with some experience of Yoga as the poses are challenging. £7.50 per class.

Tuesdays at 11.45am-1.00pm, an introduction to Hatha Yoga for beginners. The first few weeks will take you through the poses to stretch and strengthen your muscles, also including ten minutes relaxation to calm and still the mind. £6.00 per class. 

If you are interested in either class contact annegoldstraw@virginmedia.com or telephone 01625 260 493.

Macc Forest Pilates

On Fridays at 10.00-11.00am or Thursdays at 12.15-1.15pm. Pilates classes for all abilities, tailored to your needs. Individual and group classes in a friendly, supportive environment. Contact Robyn: phone 07961937030, or email robyn@maccforestpilates.co.uk

Macclesfield Historical Society

The society meets in the library on the second Friday of the month at 7.45pm during the winter. From April onwards there are visits to historical sites throughout the summer.

Macclesfield Writers Group

The group meets every Thursday at 2.00-4.00pm. For more information contact Sandy Milsom on 01625 573850 or email d.smilsom60@btinternet.com

Physio Pilates class

Classes every Wednesday at 7.15-8.15pm. For further information please email info@silkphysiopilates.com

Pilates with Katherine

Friendly and focused teaching in small classes to improve posture, strength and flexibility; mindful movement to de-stress and great body conditioning to aid training and recovery. Matwork classes every Tuesday 7.15-8.15pm. 8 week block £40; £6 drop-in.  Facebook: @pilateswithkatherine Instagram: @pilateswithkatherine or email: matpilateswithkatherine@gmail.com 

Police Community Support Officer

The local Police Community Support Officer will hold be holding a weekly surgery in the library. Please contact the library for further details.

Saffron's Yoga

  • Pregnancy Yoga on Tuesdays at 7.00-8.30pm. Cost is £8.00 per session
  • Baby Yoga on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11.00-12.00 noon. Cost is £45 for a 6 week course
  • Wigglers to Walkers on Fridays at 10.00-11.00am. Cost is £6.00 per session

For further information about these classes please call Saffron on 01625 432997, or email yoga.4.u@hotmail.co.uk or visit Saffron's Yoga website.

Work Club

If you need support getting back into work then why not join us at Macclesfield Library every Monday, apart from Bank Holidays, between 10.00am and 2.00pm? We have experienced careers advisors on hand to help with CV writing, job application forms, and we can help you with the Universal Job Match website. You can access the latest jobs online and search the local papers for work, or find out how to develop your skills with one of our training courses. There's no need to book; just drop in. We even have free tea and coffee available.

The club is run in conjunction with Congleton Learning Centre, as part of the East Cheshire Work Club Network. Contact Cath on 01260 290 682 or 07580 724 932 for more information. 

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