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Skelmersdale Library events for the week commencing Monday 2nd December 2019

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Crafts for Wellbeing by Lancashire’s Recovery College

Monday 2nd December

Lancashire Recovery College working in partnership with Lancashire Adult Learning offer wellbeing promotion courses for the people of Lancashire.

Crafts for Wellbeing

These courses will encourage interaction between learners in a creative environment allowing them to feel confident, build positive self-esteem and contribute to the 5 ways of Wellbeing as well as developing a range of craft skills.

Included in crafts for wellbeing may be Printmaking, Sketchbookery, Bookbinding and Book Art, Card making, Mandala Stones, Vintage Crafts or Felt Flower Making.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All of our courses are available to anyone over 18, please get in touch with us if you would like to attend courses and you are younger than 18, we may have other opportunities available in the near future. You will not be required to bring any ID documents.

What can I bring into the event?

You don’t need to bring anything to the session, course materials, if needed, will be given to all participants, however you may find it useful to bring something to make extra notes in. Bringing a pen or pencil is always a good idea!

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us on Recovery.College@LancashireCare.nhs.uk

Or call on 01772 695 365

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will just ask for your name when you arrive, and ask you to complete an enrolment.

If you have enrolled on a Recovery College course before you can just pop your name and email address on the form and we will do the rest. However as we are working in partnership with other organisations who offer the courses freely they may require you to complete some paperwork for them as well.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Please let us know if you change the person who is attending, this helps us to manage attendance and to report on activity, it also supports us to understand your progression route so we can support a whole process for you.

If you need to cancel your booking please let us know this as well as we will then be able to offer your space to someone else.

If you are completing a sign up for someone else, such as a person you are working with, please make sure to put their name and their email address, so they will get the reminder email 48 hours before!

 

Festive Wreath Making for All (Skelmersdale) #xmasfun

Monday 2nd December

Join us for a free wonderful creative event for all the family starting every Monday from November 11th 2019 for 4 weeks 16.00 to 18.30. At the end of four sessions you take home a festive wreath created using fabric and decorative items that can be used year after year. Why not learn to use our digital resources to help produce more festive decorations under the guidance of library staff and library volunteers. All materials will be provided courtesy of Skelmersdale library friends group. For all ages, family-friendly.

Free, no advanced booking needed.

For more information, please contact us

 

Installation of ILLUME artworks (Skelmersdale)

Monday 2nd December

These artworks are a public exhibition and are just one element of a collaborative arts project delivered by artists from Glassball from 2017-2019.

Other artworks include; the ADF audio work in collaboration with musician Simon Tong, West Lancs College students, SHARES Pupil Parliament and residents; Alternative Futures intervention on Pimbo Industrial Estate, and New Town Reclaimed in collaboration with artist Andre Stitt and residents.

All welcome, no booking required.

This is a non-bookable event, don’t get a ticket, just turn up on the day.

For more information, please contact us

 

Reading Group (Skelmersdale) #LancsLibRG

Monday 2nd December

Why not come along and join in with this informal and friendly group where we read and discuss a lively mix of books? A reading group is a great way of sharing the love of reading and inspiring you to try something different.

Lancashire Library provides set of books to readings groups large and small, for all ages, throughout Lancashire for extended loan periods and you can choose a title every month. See our Reading Groups page for details.

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

First Monday of every month from 2pm

You might also be interested in…. You’ll find a Shared Reading Group in many of our Libraries. A friendly, comfortable group, where we read to you this is peculiarly suitable for people who aren’t ‘big readers’.

For more information, please contact us

 

Get online with Learn My Way (Skelmersdale) #digiskills

Monday 2nd December

Every Monday from 10am during term time only

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

 

Little Explorers – Storytime with Stay and Play (Skelmersdale)

Tuesday 3rd December

Join us for simple stories aimed at very young children, followed by a play session with jigsaws and building blocks, plus time for mums and carers to chat.

Every Tuesday from 10am to 11am, term time only.

Accompanied pre-school children welcome, no booking required.

This is a non-bookable event, don’t get a ticket, just turn up on the day.

Please note, you do not need tickets for this event. Registering for a ticket will not guarantee you a place and no updates about the event will be emailed to you.

For more information, please contact us

 

Reading Cafe (Skelmersdale)

Wednesday 4th December

Enjoy browsing books along with puzzles, jigsaws, knitting, tea/coffee and biscuits, plus great company!

All age groups welcome.

Every Wednesday from 10.30am to 11.30am.

This event is free, no ticket required.

For more information, please contact us

 

Festive Fun with the BFG (Skelmersdale) #xmasfun

Wednesday 4th December

Join us for a festive fun play reading of The BFG by Roald Dahl, with hats, props and seasonal refreshments.

All adults welcome, no booking required.

This is a non-bookable event, don’t get a ticket, just turn up on the day.

For more information, please contact us

 

Adult Scrabble Club (Skelmersdale)

Wednesday 4th December

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

Every Wednesday from 10am, 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

 

Craft Circle (Skelmersdale)

Thursday 5th December

Skelmersdale Library every Thursday from 2pm

Come and enjoy yourself. Share your skill with other crafters or learn that craft you have always wanted to try. Have you that unfinished item that you want help with? Bring it a long. There are also knitting needles and wool available if needed.

This event is free, no ticket required.

For more information, please contact us

 

Baby Bounce and Rhyme (Skelmersdale)

Friday 6th December

Skelmersdale Library every Friday from 10.45am – 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

 

Toddler Rhyme Time (Skelmersdale)

Friday 6th December

Skelmersdale Library every Friday from 10am – 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

 

Quiet Hour (Skelmersdale)

Saturday 7th December

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

 

Lego Master Builders (Skelmersdale)

Saturday 7th December

Calling all Lego master builders come and get creative at Skelmersdale Library every Saturday during term time 2:00pm till 3:30pm.
Drop in for a while or stay and join in the fun! Children aged 5-12 welcome, must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required.

This is a non-bookable event, don’t get a ticket, just turn up on the day.

Please note, you do not need tickets for this event. Registering for a ticket will not guarantee you a place and no updates about the event will be emailed to you.

For more information, please contact us

 

Children’s Saturday Club (Skelmersdale)

Saturday 7th December

Free Fun Quality Family Time! every Saturday from 10.30am

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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