Festival of Learning Week
Want to love your phone even more? Worried about privacy and data protection? Join our local O2 Guru for top tips and advice on the latest phone apps in a tech-friendly workshop suitable for all the family. This is a free Festival of Learning 2018 event, suitable for all the family. Book your place for 23 June, at 11.00-12.00 noon.
Children's summer reading challenge
On Saturday 30 June we are launching this year's challenge to tie in with the Rotary Club Wilmslow Scarecrow Festival Parade. The theme for the Scarecrow Festival is characters from children's comics, television programmes or films, which ties in with the Mischief Makers theme for the summer reading challenge, celebrating 80 years of The Beano. We are holding a badge making competition, so come and design a Mischief Makers badge to wear in the parade at 11.00am. The prize for the winning design is a handheld scarecrow to carry in the parade and keep for entry to the Wilmslow Show in July.
Panini World Cup 2018 sticker swap
On Monday 2 July pop into the library swap shop with your stickers and cards between 3.30 and 4.30pm.
Stop motion animation workshop
On Friday 27 July at 10.00-12.00 noon we are planning a LEGO stop motion animation workshop for children. £1.00 per child; please book as places are limited.
Marc Makes Comics workshop
On Tuesday 31 July at 11.00am, create and illustrate a story with Marc Makes Comics. £2.00 per child; please book as places are limited.
Staying safe in a digital world
If you would like to learn how to keep your information safe online and protect your family, we are offering a free short Learn my Way course on Mondays and Fridays at 10.00-11.00am. Other spaces available, too. Please book in advance. Refreshments available.
Introduction to online family history
Learn how to use online resources Find my Past and Ancestry to help discover your family history. £3.00 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
- LEGO Club - 4.00-5.00pm - monthly on third Monday of each month. Suitable for children aged 4 and over. Duplo available for younger children. Free, drop-in event. Next date is 18 June on the theme of Mountains, Volcanoes and Jungles. Then on Monday 16 July the theme is comics and cartoons
- Under 5s Storytime - 11.00-11.30am - term time only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer
- Welcome Wednesday - 10.00-12.00 noon - weekly. Join us for adult colouring, jigsaws, and company. Feel free to bring along your knitting, crossword, or soduku. Free and open to all adults; just drop-in
- 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 - third Thursday of the month. We read and discuss a set book; annual subscription charges apply. New members welcome
- Under 5s Rhymetime - 11.00-11.30 - term time only. 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.
Drop-in IT and job search support will be available at the library on Tuesday mornings from 10.00-12.00 noon. Please note, there will be no advice desk on Tuesday 19 June.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Wilmslow Guardian reporter
The local newspaper reporter will be here every Thursday between 4.00 and 5.00pm.