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Little Ida's Flowers by Hans Christian Anderson

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Tuesday 23 October, 10.30am at Old Trafford Library

A fairy story brought to life with puppetry by TheatreRotto.

Book online for just the performance at Eventbrite, by phoning 0161 912 3189 or emailing libraries@trafford.gov.uk

Shadow Puppet Making Workshop

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Tuesday 23 October, 12noon-1pm at Old Trafford Library

After watching the perfomance why not stay for a shadow puppet making workshop?

Book online for the performance and workshop at Eventbrite, by phoning 0161 912 3189 or emailing libraries@trafford.gov.uk

Explore Learning Spooky Creative Writing Workshop

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Wednesday 24 October, 2pm at Sale Library

Come along to our spooky creative writing workshop. For ages 7+. Book your place today at Sale Library counter.

Halloween Spooky Spectacular Fun Day at Urmston Library

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All events on Saturday 27 October at Urmston Library. Come to any of these events in costume and win an extra treat!

Halloween Slime-Making Workshop

Come along and make spooky, sparkly, glow-in-the-dark slime. Book your place on Eventbrite or with a member of staff at Urmston Library

Session 1 - 11 to 11.30 am. Book online at Eventbrite.

Session 2 - 11.30 to 12noon. Book online at Eventbrite.

Spooky story-time and Halloween crafts

Story time 1.30pm to 2.00pm

Halloween crafts 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Both of these events are suitable for all little monsters under 5.

Halloween LEGO® Brick Building Club 2-3pm

Come and show us your best haunted houses, creepy castles and ghostly pirate ships and win prizes for the best spooky builds.

Family LEGO® Brick Building Club

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Hale Library - 4.30pm - 5.30pm, Tuesday 23 October, Tuesday 20 November, Tuesday 18 December

Urmston Library - 2-3pm, Saturday 27 October, Saturday 24 November

Sale Library - 10.30-12.00pm, Saturday 13 October, Saturday 10 November, Saturday 18 December.

Be creative, learn new skills and have fun at our new LEGO® Brick Building Club. For children aged 6-11 and their grown up(s)! We will also have Duplo® bricks available for younger children to join in the building fun.

Just drop in to the session. For more information please contact Urmston.library@trafford.gov.uk / Sale.library@trafford.gov.uk / Hale.library@trafford.gov.uk or 0161 912 3189.

Readers' Groups for adults

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A number of Readers Groups have been set up in Trafford with a view to promoting an interest in literature. They are informal gatherings of people from all backgrounds who meet on a regular basis to talk about books and to share their enthusiasm for reading.

Each group has a slightly different approach to the content of the meeting and may discuss themes, fiction genres, favourite titles or perhaps a "Book of the Month". In all cases the common thread is the sharing and enjoyment of books.

Further details are on our Readers' Group page

Readers' Group timetable

 Library Meeting time

Altrincham Library

First Tuesday of the month 11am
First Wednesday of the month at 7pm

Coppice Library

Group 1 - first Monday of the month 11am-midday
Group 2 - second Thursday of the month 2-3pm
Group 3 - last Wednesday of the month 2pm

Old Trafford Library

Last Thursday of each month 10am

Sale Library

Second Monday of the month 6pm

Stretford Library

Fourth Thursday of the month 5.30pm

Graphic Novels Readers' Group - one Wednesday a month 7pm

Timperley Library

First Monday of the month 2.15-3.30pm

Urmston Library

Group 1 - first Thursday of the month 2-3pm
Group 2 - last Friday of the month 6-7pm
Group 3 - Crime - last Friday of the month 2-3pm
Group 4 - Page Turners - fourth Tuesday of the month 6-7pm

Woodsend Library

Third Monday of the month 2-3.30pm 

Readers' groups for children

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Chatterbooks are reading clubs for children aged 7-12 years; we read and talk about everything to do with books - stories, authors, illustrators, dramas. There are games, activities, gifts and prizes during the sessions and children will have the opportunity to meet and talk to any visiting authors or storytellers.

There are Chatterbooks groups at Hale and Urmston and libraries. If you would like to join a Chatterbooks group please contact the library first as there may be a waiting list.

Reading groups for children

 LibraryMeeting time

Hale Library

Group 1 - 3rd Tuesday of the month 4-5pm for 10-12 year olds

Group 2 - last Tuesday of the month 4-5pm for 8-10 year olds

Urmston Library

Group 1 - first Tuesday of the month  4-4.45pm, for 7-10 year olds

Group 2 - first Tuesday of the month 4.30-5.15pm for 10-12 year olds

Group 3 - first Thursday of the month 4-4.45pm for 7-10 year olds

Rhymetime and Storytime

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Rhymetimes and storytimes for under 5s are available in most libraries. Visit our Rhymetime and Storytime page for details.

Knitting Groups

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Several libraries run knitting groups, these are free to attend and are popular social activities. The groups discuss a wide variety of topics including sewing, crochet, knitting and cross stitch. The groups are suitable for beginners through to knitting experts. Please contact the library for further information.

Knitting Groups

 Coppice Library

Every Saturday, 10.30am-12noon

 Partington Library

Every Monday, 1.00-3.00pm

 Sale Library

Every Saturday, 11.00am-12noon

 Stretford Library

Every Saturday, 10.30am-12noon 

Urmston Library 

Every Monday, 1.30-3.30pm

Woodsend Library 

Every Friday, 1.30-3.00pm