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Skelmersdale Library events for the week commencing Monday 8th October 2018

Get online with Learn My Way (Skelmersdale) #digiskills

Monday, 8 October 2018 from 10:00 – 12:00 at Skelmersdale Library every week

Free 6 week course at your local Library

Free help to get online and learn a number of different skills which could include, using the mouse and keyboard, searching the web safely, applying for jobs completing on-line forms, using email, finding free entertainment, follow your hobbies, using public services and your library online.

These courses uses the short Learn My Way online modules that you choose to meet your requirements with 1:1 support from library staff, Lancashire Adult Learning and volunteers. The courses are self-directed and interactive and allows people to progress at their own pace with support.  You can also bring your tablet or laptop along and access this course using the Library’s free Wi-Fi.  Once you have enrolled, if you have a computer at home you can access the modules in your own time.

We provide bite-size courses and one to one help. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never used a computer, we can help you! There are also follow on courses you can access if you wish to.

This is a free event, but places are limited, so advance booking is essential

This is a 6 week course of 2 hour sessions. Please ensure you can attend all sessions before registering.

For more information, please contact us

 

“1978” with Carol Fenlon (Skelmersdale) #librariesweek

Monday, 8 October 2018 from 18:00 – 19:00

As part of Libraries Week and Skelmersdale Library celebrating 40 years, we are delighted to welcome back author Carol Fenlon.
In an informal setting Carol will be talking about some of the major events in 1978 and inviting you to share your memories of both the time and the town.

This event is free, but booking is required. Book your place now.

For more information, & to book your place please contact us

 

Bookhouse Games Café (Skelmersdale)

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 from 10:30 – 14:00 at Skelmersdale Library every week

The Bookhouse Games Café is an exciting new event for people who want to unwind and play a variety of board games in a relaxed and friendly environment. We offer a whole range of different board games that anyone can wander in and play, with our recommendations if you don’t know what you want to do. Whether you’re a board game expert or just looking for a laugh, come in and try your hand at a new game!

This event is free, no ticket required.

For more information, please contact us

 

ICT Functional skills (Skelmersdale) #LancsLearning #digiskills

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 from 09:30 – 12:00

Every Wednesday term time only.

Want to improve your computer skills? Our FREE ICT course will help you develop a range of skills for home, work or if you are looking for employment. Our courses offer the opportunity to gain a functional skills qualification from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. Week one is a taster/ assessment session where you can find out about the course and see if it’s right for you. Please call us on 0333 003 1717 if you would like to come along.

Can’t make the first session? Don’t worry- there will be lots of chances to join throughout the course. Please call us and we’ll let you know the next date.

This event is free to all adults over 19, but booking is required.

For more information and to book your place, please contact Lancashire Adult Learning.

 

Bookhouse Reading Café (Skelmersdale) #LancsLibRG

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 from 10:30 – 11:30 at Skelmersdale Library every week

The Bookhouse Reading Café is a great way to spread your love of reading in a relaxed space, with a cup of coffee in one hand and a book in another! Come for a friendly chat about your favourite books and authors, and maybe come away with a new list of things to read.

This event is free, no ticket required. 

For more information, please contact us

 

Lego Club for Adults (Skelmersdale)

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 from 10:30 – 12:00

Lego isn’t just for children – join us on Wednesdays for some therapeutic building and crafting, and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while you’re at it!

On Wednesday every week from 10.30am to 12 noon, term time only.

This event is free, no ticket required.

Please note this event is only held during school term times

For more information, please contact us

 

Signwriting demonstration and coffee morning (Skelmersdale) #librariesweek

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 from 10:30 – 11:30

Come and join us for a signwriting demonstration by former professional signwriter Malcolm Stephens, and enjoy tea, coffee, homemade cake and moodboosting books.

This event is free, no ticket required.

For more information, please contact us

 

ICT Functional skills (Skelmersdale) #LancsLearning #digiskills

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 from 13:15 – 15:45

Every Wednesday term time only.

Want to improve your computer skills? Our FREE ICT course will help you develop a range of skills for home, work or if you are looking for employment. Our courses offer the opportunity to gain a functional skills qualification from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. Week one is a taster/ assessment session where you can find out about the course and see if it’s right for you. Please call us on 0333 003 1717 if you would like to come along.

Can’t make the first session? Don’t worry- there will be lots of chances to join throughout the course. Please call us and we’ll let you know the next date.

This event is free to all adults over 19, but booking is required.

For more information and to book your place, please contact Lancashire Adult Learning.

 

Adult Scrabble Club (Skelmersdale)

Thursday, 11 October 2018 from 10:30 – 12:00

Calling Adult Scrabble Players of all abilities! Come and enjoy a few games at our Scrabble Club!

Every Thursday from 10.30am to 12 noon, term time only.

This event is free, no ticket required.

Please note this event is only held during school term times

For more information, please contact us

 

Crafts and Chat (Skelmersdale)

Thursday, 11 October 2018 from 14:00 – 16:00 at Skelmersdale Library every week

Come along to meet, chat and share ideas with an informal group of people who enjoy their own crafts. Bring along your UFO s (UnFinished Objects) for this community craft event. Refreshments will be provided.

This event is free, no ticket required.

For more information, please contact us

 

Knit a square! (Skelmersdale)

Thursday, 11 October 2018 from 14:00 – 15:30

‘knit a square’ – Join up with our Craft Circle and celebrate knitting together! Knit squares to make blankets for donation to causes chosen by the knitters! Don’t have time to Knit? Help knit our community squares!
Knitting needles and wool will be placed around the library for you to knit a row!

This event is free, no ticket required.

For more information, please contact us

 

Messy Play (Skelmersdale)

Friday, 12 October 2018 from 10:00 – 10:30

Messy Play, Have fun learning and exploring our sensory bins to encourage imaginative play, communication and language development.

For children up to 5 years.

This event is free, no ticket required.

For more information, please contact us

 

Toddler Rhyme Time (Skelmersdale)

Friday, 12 October 2018 from 10:00 – 10:30 at Skelmersdale Library every week – term time only

Sing-along songs and rhymes with movement and actions for pre-school children from around 18 months upwards. Rhyming is more than just fun, it actually helps young children make connections between sounds and words, encouraging their language development plus the actions help develop motor skills. It will keep your toddler entertained and engaged in learning!

You might also be interested in…many of our libraries also hold regular Story Time sessions for pre-school and Baby Bounce and Rhyme.

This event is free, no ticket required.

Term time only.

For more information, please contact us

 

Baby Bounce and Rhyme (Skelmersdale)

Friday, 12 October 2018 from 10:45 – 11:15 at Skelmersdale Library every week – Term time only

Enjoy lively sing-along songs, gentle movements and rhymes with your baby, plus meet and chat with other parents and carers. Suitable for babies up to around 18 months of age.

You might also be interested in…many of our libraries also hold regular Toddler Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions for slightly older children

This event is free, no ticket required.

For more information, please contact us

 

Jigsaw Festival (Skelmersdale)

Saturday, 13 October 2018 from 10:00 – 14:00

Calling jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts of all ages!

Have you got a jigsaw to swap? Come and enjoy our Jigsaw Festival and bring along your own jigsaw puzzles to swap. Light refreshments available.

This event is supported by FOSL Friends of Skelmersdale Library.

Free, no ticket required.

For more information, please contact us

 

Children’s Saturday Club (Skelmersdale)

Saturday, 13 October 2018 from 10:30 – 11:30

Free Fun Quality Family Time!

Each session is different, drop in and join other families and friends as we make, do, and explore books together.

This event is free, no ticket required. For more information, please contact us

 

Code Club (Skelmersdale)

Saturday, 13 October 2018 from 10:30 – 12:00

Coding Club is aimed at children aged 9 – 13 years (Parental consent required*),
but we are happy for younger children to come along and have a go, if they have good computer skills.

Come along to the library to learn how to code.

Learning to code is an important skill now we’re living in a digital age. It’s
not just enough for children to know how to use technology. They should know
how it works and how to build it too.

Learning to code doesn’t just mean you can become a developer – it strengthens
problem solving and logical thinking skills, and is useful for a range of other
disciplines, careers and hobbies. The sessions are really informal & fun!

  • Coding      is fun
  • Coding      is creative
  • Coding      is empowering

In this ‘digital age’, children spend an awful lot of their time with video games, computers and devices. But, they are only passively consuming digital technology. With coding, they take control, literally creating their own entertainment and learning how digital technology ‘ticks’ in the process.

  • Coding      helps thinking
  • Coding      helps learning
  • Coding      helps problem solving
  • Coding      helps employability

On Saturday every week from 10:30am to 12

*Please note that an adult is needed to accompany the child to the first session in order to complete the registration.

This event is free, but booking is required. Numbers are limited so to book a place now.

For more information, please contact us

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