CELEBRATE LIBRARIES WEEK with us from 7-12 October!!!

Libraries Week is a celebration of the nation’s much-loved libraries. In 2019 we are celebrating the role of libraries in the digital world.

Libraries Week 2019 will celebrate and explore how libraries in Manchester are working with communities through technology and building digital skills and confidence.

Whether you want to learn how to use a computer or tablet, get creative , code a robot or learn how to borrow an e-book, we’ve got events for everyone.

Here’s the full list for you –

Piccadilly Station Pop Up Library! –

Tuesday 8th October –

Come and meet the library staff at Piccadilly Station and discover how you can access 1000’s of FREE e-books and e-audio books for your train journey from 10-4pm

Digital drop ins to help you improve your computer skills:

Monday 7th October – 

Abraham Moss 10-1pm

Central Library 10-1pm

Tuesday 8th October – 

Central Library 10-12

Gorton Library 10-1pm

Longsight Library 10-1pm

Wednesday 9th October – 

Beswick Library 10-1pm

Didsbury Library 10-12

Hulme High Street 10-1pm

Longsight Library 10-1pm

Thursday 10th October – 

Central Library 10.30-12.30pm

Gorton Library 10-12

Longsight Library 10-1pm

North City Library 10-1pm,  2-4pm

Friday 11th October – 

Central Library 10-1pm

Avenue Library 10-12

Longsight Library 11.30-1.30pm

New Moston 10-1pm

Build a LEGO Library of the Future  

Libraries Week is running a competition inviting people to get inspired and innovative,  building their ‘Library of the Future’ out of LEGO. The winning entry will receive tickets to Legoland Windsor! 

Monday 7th October

North City Library 4pm-5pm

Lego clubs with Stop Motion

Saturday 12th October – 

Brooklands Library 10-12.30pm

Didsbury Library 10.30-11.30

Forum Library 2pm-4pm

Withington Library 2pm-4pm

Roving Robots Coding Event

Avenue Library  -Saturday 12 October 2-4pm Free activity

Play & Code

Longsight Library, Saturdays 12, 19 & 26 October Time tbc

Learn to code the fun way with pocket size computers & occasionally  roving robots!

Bring your family, grandparents, aunties and uncles  and learn something new.

For children and families 8yr +

Free, Drop in

Code Clubs for 8-12 year olds

Monday 7th October – Arcadia Library – 3.45-4.45

Thursday 10th October – Central Library 5-6pm

Saturday 12th October Longsight Library 10-12

Learn how to use a green screen

Tuesday 8th October – Newton Heath Library 3.30-4.30

Thursday 10th October – Newton Heath Library 10-1pm

360 degree camera workshop

Monday 7th October – Central Library – 3.30-4.30

Augmented Reality Colouring activity

Bring your colouring-in to all-singing, all-dancing life with our amazing AR colouring app!

Abraham Moss Library 

Tuesday 8 October 3.30-4.30pm

Help on a Mac (1:1 help with Apple Macs & apps)

Thursday 10th October – Central Library

Doodle pen Fridge magnet activity

Saturday 12th October – Burnage Library – 3-4pm

Instagram Party at Central Library – Come and take lots of your favourite shots of this fabulous building!

Tuesday 8th October – Central Library 

Chatterbooks Borrowbox workshop (ages 5-11yrs)

Monday 7th October  North City Library – 5-6pm 

Manchester Indie Film Makers Group 18:00 – 19:30

Wednesday 9th October – Central Library – 6-7.30pm 

Digitising the Town Hall Photographers’ Collection

Thursday 10th October – Central Library – 5-7pm

IDEA Launch – Meet the mayor at the launch of IDEA online learning

Longsight Library – 1.30-2.30

Start-Up Day – Thinking of starting a business? Got a great idea? Turn your ideas into actions! Meet experts, hear from local entrepreneurs and learn what it takes to run a successful business, and meet our Start-Up Stars. Plus network with other businesses, and even get a free headshot for your LinkedIn profile! talks and lectures supporting you to run your own business. 

10-5 at Central Library