Space Chase summer reading challenge events
We would like to say a huge thank you to Wilmslow Town Council for supporting our summer events again this year.
On Friday 16 August at 2.30-4.00pm we have a special LEGO Club on the theme of aliens. On Thursday 29 August at 2.30-4.00pm we have a special LEGO Club on the theme of space.
Both events are free and suitable for all ages; Duplo available for younger children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
On Monday 19 August at 2.00-3.00pm we have a STEAM constellation craft activity for children aged 7-11 years. £2.00 per child; booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Oliver's chocolate party
On Tuesday 20 August at 2.00-3.00pm, have fun making chocolate slime and space lollies with Oliver's Chocolate Party. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over. £3.00 per child (£5.00 if not signed up for the summer reading challenge at Wilmslow Library). Please book in advance as places are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Summer bank holiday
The library will be closed on Monday 26 August for the summer bank holiday.
On Thursday 22 August at 11.00-12.00 noon, find out more about our marvellous moon with this interactive talk and activities by Macclesfield Astronomical Society. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over. Free; donations to the society welcome on the day. Please book in advance as places are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Wind power crafts
On Wednesday 28 August at 10.30-11.30am, make a wind powered lift in this STEAM craft activity for children aged 7-11 years. £2.00 per child; booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Introduction to online family history
Learn how to use online resources Find my Past and Ancestry to help discover your family history. £3.50 per session, offering one hour of tuition, followed by an extra hour to put what you have learned into practice. 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. £2.50 per hour. 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.
There is an emergency defibrillator available, externally, on the side of the building to the right of the library front door.
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Activities at Wilmslow Library
- Book Lovers' Group - 2.30pm - second Monday of each month. Free reading group based on themes rather than set titles. Refreshments available
- LEGO Club - 3.30-4.30pm - weekly. Suitable for children aged 4 and over. Duplo available for younger children. Free, drop-in event. Our regular LEGO Club is on hold for the summer, but look out for special LEGO events over the holidays
- Under 5s Storytime - 11.00-11.30am - weekly. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer. Please note, storytime has now finished for the summer, but will resume on Monday 9 September
- Baby Bounce - 2.30-3.00pm - weekly. All babies under 12 months welcome to come along with their parent or carer and join in the fun
- Reading Group - 5.30-6.30pm - third Thursday of the month. We read and discuss a set book. There is a small annual subscription charge. New members welcome.
- Under 5s Rhymetime - 11.00-11.30 - weekly. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer
Other organisations in the library
There is a drop-in session with the CAB every Thursday between 4.30 and 6.30pm.
Children's Yoga Cheshire
On Wednesdays 31 July, and 7, 14 and 21 August children aged 5-10 years can enjoy yoga sessions to help them feel calm and centred over the summer holidays. The drop off sessions last an hour, and there's a different theme each week. Cost for the 4 week course is £26.00. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Drop-in IT and job search support will be available at the library on Tuesday mornings from 9.30-11.30am.
Macclesfield Eye Society
The Macclesfield Eye Society holds a monthly support group in the library on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.00-3.00pm. All welcome. Contact the library for further details.
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 Barnett on 07941 904033 or email email@example.com or visit the TinyTalk website.
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.