Readers' groups

We are now re-starting our meetings in-person. If you would like to join one of the meetings or would like more information please email librarynews@trafford.gov.uk

Altrincham Library

Morning group

First Tuesday of the month 10:00am

  • Tuesday 1 Feburary 10:00am  - choose a book to do with health – either fact or fiction
  • Tuesday 1 March 10:00am - Love after love by Ingrid Persaud
  • Tuesday 5 April 10:00am - The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
  • Tuesday 3 May 10:00am - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Tuesday 7 June 10:00am - choose a book in the Discworld fantasy series by Terry Pratchett
  • Tuesday 5 July 10:00am - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • Tuesday 6 September 10:00am - Girl, Woman Other by Bernardine Evaristo
  • Tuesday 4 October 10:00am - Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
  • Tuesday 1 November 10:00am - A Town called Solace by  Mary Lawson
  • Tuesday 6 December 10:00am - Old Filth by Jane Gardam

Evening group

Wednesday, once a month 7:00pm

  • Wednesday 9 February - The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker and Holding by Graham Norton
  • Wednesday 9 March - Ordinary People by Diana Evans
  • Wednesday 6 April - Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • Wednesday 4 May - Calypso by David Sedaris
  • Wednesday 13 July - Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart and The poetry of Carol Ann Duffy
  • Wednesday 10 August - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • Wednesday 7 September - Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James
  • Wednesday 5 October - The Rotters' Club by Jonathan Coe
  • Wednesday 2 November - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Coppice Library

All Coppice Library Readers' groups now held at the library.

Monday afternoons 2:00pm

  • Monday 7 Febuary - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  • Monday 7 March - The Giver of Stars by Jo Jo Moyes
  • Monday 4 April - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • Monday 9 May - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig 
  • Monday 6 June - After the Party Cressida Connolly

Tuseday afternoons 2:00pm

  • Tuesday 25 January - Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • Tuesday 22 February - The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean Paul Didierlaurent
  • Tuesday 29 March - This Lovely City by Louise Hare
  • Tuesday 26 April - The Muse by Jessie Burton
  • Tuesday 31 May - The Crow Road by Ian Banks

Hale Library

The group is currently only meeting on Zoom until further notice. To request a Zoom link please email sale.library@trafford.gov.uk.

Morning group

First Wednesday of the month 11:00am

  • Wednesday 9 February - The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro (via Zoom)
  • Wednesday 9 March - A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (via Zoom)
  • Wednesday 6 April - Blond Roots by Bernadine Evaristo (via Zoom)
  • Wednesday 4 May - Washington Square by Henry James (via Zoom)
  • Wednesday 1 June - We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates (via Zoom)

Old Trafford Library

Morning group

Last Thursday of each month 10:30am-12:00pm at Limelight

  • Thursday 27 January – Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  • Thusday 24 Febuary – The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
  • Thursday 31 March – Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Sale Library

Evening Group

Second Monday of the month 6:00pm

  • Monday 14 February - My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • Monday 14 March - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • Monday 11 April - When All is Said by Anne Griffin
  • Monday 9 May - This Lovely City by Louise Hare

Stretford Library

Evening group

Last Thursday of the month 6:30pm

The group is currently meeting on Zoom. To get a link for the next session please email librarynews@trafford.gov.uk

  • Thursday 27 January  – Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud 
  • Thursday 24 February  – The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
  • Thursday 31 March  – No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood 
  • Thursday 28 April   – Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Thursday 26 May  – Male Tears by Benjamin Myers
  • Thursday 30 June  – Mrs Hemingway by Naomi Wood
  • Thursday 28 July – People like Her by Ellery Lloyd
  • Thursday 25 August  – Assembly by Natasha Brown
  • Thursday 29 September  – A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson
  • Thursday 27 October  – Unsettled Ground by Clare Fuller
  • Thursday 24 November  – Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James

Urmston Library

Afternoon group

Fourth Thursday of the month 2:00pm

  •  TBC

Afternoon Crime Time

Last Friday of the month 2:00pm

  • Friday 25 February – Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  • Friday 25 March – Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham
  • Friday 29 April – The  Poison Tree by Erin Kelly
  • Friday 27 May – People Like Her by Ellery LLoyd
  • Friday 24 June – Exit Music by Ian Rankin
  • Friday 29 July – Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

Evening Page Turners

Third Tuesday of the month 6:00pm

  • Tuesday 18 January – Supper Club by Lara Williams
  • Tuesday 15 February – The Underground Railroad by Colston Whitehead
  • Tuesday 15 March – Snow by John Banville
  • Tuesday 19 April – After the Party by Cressida Connolly
  • Tuesday 17 May – Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud
  • Tuesday 21 June – Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers

Woodsend Library

Afternoon group

Third Monday of the month 2:00pm

  • Monday 17 January - The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
  • Monday 21 Febuary - Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell