Home Local News Skelmersdale Library events for the week commencing Monday 1st July 2019

Skelmersdale Library events for the week commencing Monday 1st July 2019


Quiet Hour (Skelmersdale)

Saturday, 6 July 2019 from 09:00 – 10:00

We are pleased to welcome you to come along and enjoy a quiet hour in a calm environment while we make your visit as comfortable as possible. Browse the books, sit and read a story, or use our Public Computers and free WiFi as normal – with a little less noise than usual. During this time there will be no events planned, we will be muting our staff computers and dimming the lights slightly.

All welcome, no booking required.

For more information, please contact us


Code Club (Skelmersdale)

Saturday, 6 July 2019 from 10:30 – 12:30

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

*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 book a place now.

For more information, please contact us


Litcraft ~ Minecraft comes to the Library (Skelmersdale) #Litcraft

Saturday, 6 July 2019 from 12:30 – 14:00

Minecraft arrives at Skelmersdale Library starting on Saturday 6th July 12.30-2.00pm for 4 weeks.
If you enjoy building worlds in Minecraft, then come along to Litcraft club to explore the magic of “Kensuke’s Kingdom” through the fabulous world of Minecraft.
Work with family or friends to complete new challenges each week, based on chapters of the book.

Litcraft uses the popular Minecraft gaming platform to build accurate scale models of maps from classic works of literature. It aims to re-engage children with literature and reading and makes the works accessible in entirely new ways. Reading and writing are integrated with an immersive experience of the world of the book. Litcraft was developed by the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University and being showcased at libraries all over Lancashire.

Free but advanced booking required.

For more information, please contact us


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