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 - monthly. 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
- Under 5s Storytime - 11.00-11.30am - weekly. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer
- 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 - usually the 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
British Cactus and Succulent Society
The Macclesfield and East Cheshire branch of the society meets at the library on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm.
There is a drop-in session with the CAB every Thursday between 4.30 and 6.30pm.
East Cheshire 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.
Health Yourself! Yoga-based health coaching
A new, practical eight week course for those wishing to take control of their health and wellbeing start Tuesday 21 April at 2.00-4.00pm. Cost is £120.00.
This unique course will introduce you to the powerful connection between the mind, the body and the breath. BPS Chartered psychologist and experienced yoga teacher, Melanie, will teach you a range of evidence based breathing and relaxation practices and techniques from health psychology. For more information, or to book your place, call Melanie on 07749821517 or email email@example.com or visit the Love Yoga Love Life website.
Drop-in IT and job search support will be available at the library on Tuesday mornings from 9.30-11.30am.
Weight loss, your way. Combining the wisdom of WW science with your personal needs, myWW helps you lose weight and create lasting healthy habits in the way that works best for you. You'll start with a science and behaviour-based personal assessment that asks a range of questions about your unique food preferences, activity level, lifestyle, and approach to weight loss. Based on your responses, we'll match you to one of three unique ways to experience the WW journey. Join us at weekly myWW workshops in the library on Saturdays at 9.45am.
Police Community Support Officer
The local PCSO holds a weekly surgery in the library. Please 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 Civic Trust
The Wilmslow Civic trust hold illustrated talks at the library which are open to the public. Non members: £3.00 at the door. Meetings start at 7.30pm for 7.45pm. For a full list of events or information on how to become a member please see The Wilmslow Civic Trust 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 U3A Science and Technology group
The group meets at the library on the third Tuesday of each month (except for July and August), at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Attendees must book each meeting. For more information please see the Wilmslow U3A website.