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Skelmersdale Library events for the week commencing Monday 14th January 2019

Get online with Learn My Way (Skelmersdale) #digiskills

Monday, 14 January 2019 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

 

Sharing Stories with Stay and Play (Skelmersdale)

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 from 10:00 – 11:00

Come along for a thirty minute storytime for pre-school children and carers sharing the fun and learning through wonderful stories. Followed by ‘stay and play’ activities including big blocks, jigsaws and parachute rhyming songs.

All pre-school children and carers welcome.

On Tuesday every week from 10am to 11am

This event is free, no ticket required, just drop in

For more information, please contact us

 

Bookhouse Games Café (Skelmersdale)

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 from 10:30 – 12:00 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, 16 January 2019 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.

 

Lego Club for Adults (Skelmersdale)

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 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

 

Conversation Cafe (Skelmersdale)

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 from 13:00 – 14:30

Is English your second language? Would you like to improve your language skills? Then join us at our relaxed ‘Conversation Café for a friendly chat and refreshments. Meet with others who also want to improve their language skills. Library books, e-books, newspapers, board games available and much more. We can help you get online and access government services, and health and wellbeing services.

All welcome, no booking required.

For more information, please contact us

 

ICT Functional skills (Skelmersdale) #LancsLearning #digiskills

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 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, 17 January 2019 from 10:00 – 12:00

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

Every Thursday from 10am 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

 

Bookhouse Reading Café (Skelmersdale) #LancsLibRG

Thursday, 17 January 2019 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

 

Toddler Rhyme Time (Skelmersdale)

Friday, 18 January 2019 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, 18 January 2019 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

 

Crow Orchard – Open Archives – Community History Event (Skelmersdale)

Saturday, 19 January 2019 from 10:00 – 14:00

Revisit your school days and come along to take a look at the Crow Orchard Primary School, formally the “Endowed School,” open archives. This school building is the oldest in Skelmersdale and it has been a cornerstone to educate children of all ages at different periods in its history.

Their choir will be singing for us on the day and will be sharing their experiences of the school today. Friends of Skelmersdale Library will provide refreshments; Come and join us for a hot drink and a walk down memory lane. We have a large collection of the school’s logbooks, photographs and punishment book on display.

Free – no advanced booking required.

For more information, please contact us

 

Children’s Saturday Club (Skelmersdale)

Saturday, 19 January 2019 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

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