Macclesfield Library

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Macclesfield Library
Jordangate
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK10 1EE (Location Map)

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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What's New?

EU Code Week 2018

On Saturday 20 October we have Arduino Traffic Light taster workshops at 10.00-11.00am and 11.30-12.30pm. Have a go at coding with electronics. Learn to connect and configure the Arduino (a programmable circuit board and software), upload programs, prototype circuits and interact with different components. The workshop will take you through setting up the Arduino, and creating circuits to run example codes based on pedestrian crossings. Free event, but please book in advance. Suitable for children aged 8 and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet your military ancestors

On Saturday 27 October at 10.00-12.00 noon meet your military ancestors with local war historians, Stephen Pearson and Harry Carlisle. Free event, but please book a 30 minute slot in advance as numbers are limited.

V for Victory

On Tuesday 30 October at 2.00pm, History Wardrobe presents V for Victory, an uplifting presentation about life on the home front during World War One. Free, but please book in advance as places are limited.

Spooky Fun

We have a special Halloween event for half-term on Tuesday 30 October at 5.30-6.45pm. Come along and join us for an evening for stories, games and crafts. Fancy dress welcome! £3.50 per child; places are limited so please book in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

LEGO Club

Join us on Wednesday 31 October at 2.00-3.00pm for a half-term LEGO Club. Free, but please book as places are limited.

Halloween face painting

On Wednesday 31 October, Roskolora Face and Body Art will be here between 10.00 and 12.00 noon. Drop in and have your face painted ready for Trick or Treating! 

Tablet and tea

Need help with your tablet, phone or laptop? Bring it along and we will try to help you. Free; just drop in between 10.00am and 12.00 noon on Friday 16 November.

Health Awareness Week 2018

On Saturday 17 November learn how to give CPR and use a defibrillator at one of our drop-in demonstration sessions at either 10.00 or 11.30am.

The Other in Mother art installation

On Wednesday 21 November at 10.00-5.00pm and Thursday 22 November at 10.00-4.00pm we are hosting the hugely successful immersive art installation, The Other in Mother. Sarah and the Arc team will be around to talk to any visitors while the exhibition is on. 

Created by artist Sarah Greaves, the installation explores the diverse experiences people have when they become a mother. The moving and powerful exhibit saw more than 1,500 visitors when it launched at Manchester Art Gallery in September. 

The immersive arts installation explores the psychological transition to motherhood, through various items, which represent life before and after motherhood and has been an interactive collaborative project through social media and a number of creative workshops.

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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

  • Afternoon Story and Tea - 2.00-3.00pm - monthly on first Tuesday of each month. Short story readings for adults, followed by discussion over hot drinks and biscuits. Free, drop-in session. Next date is 6 November
  • 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

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

  • 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)

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.

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

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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