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  Events for Tuesday, 7 January 2020
  • Harry Potter
    As part of our Harry Potter Book Night celebrations, we are running a design your own house banner competition. Open to the public and school groups. We cant wait to see your magical designs. Pick up an entry form from your local library and get your fabulous art work in by Sat 8th Feb to be in with a chance of winning a prize.
    VENUE: Barrow Libraries
    DATE:  7th January - 8th February 2020
    TIME: 09:30 - 14:00
  • Storytime
    Storytime for Pre-school children and their carers is held on a Tuesday morning (termtime) at 10 am. Come along with your little ones and enjoy half and hour of stories and rhymes.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  7th January 2020 - 31st December 2021
    TIME: 10:00 - 10:30
  Recurring events in this month
  • Free! Carers Benefits Clinics
    Come along to one of West Cumbria's free benefit clinics, last Thursday of every month by appointment. For more information and times follow this link: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/eLibrary/Content/Internet/542/827/41925102127.pdf
  • Workington Library Reading Group
    Would you like to join a reading group? Workington Library Reading group is looking for more members. We are a friendly group and meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-7pm. For more information contact Workington Library on 01900 76173
  • Singalongababy
    Singing, rhymes and activities for under 3's every Monday during term time at 2.00pm. For more information please ring Seaton Library.
  • Rhymetime at Workington Library
    Calling all 0-4 year olds! Come and join us for songs, rhymes and stories at Workington Library on Tuesdays from 11-11.30. Term time only.
  • Storytots
    "Stories, songs and rhymes for under 5s and their grown ups at Barrow Library We hope to see you every Tuesday from 2:00pm - 2:45pm Come and join us!"
  • Macmillan Drop-In
    "Drop in session where help is available from a Macmillan volunteer. Every Wednesday 10 - 12am."
  • Silver Surfers
    "If you would like some help using the computer, laptop or want to learn something new, then this is the session for you. Free refreshments and a friendly atmosphere here at Barrow Library. Every Thursday from 1:30pm - 3:30pm . Please book a session at the enquiry desk or ring Barrow Library (01229) 407375 for more details."
  • Seaton Library - Poetry Parlour
    Come along to Seaton Library on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 4:00pm - 5:00pm to share in your love of poetry
  • Citizen's Advice at Aspatria Local Link
    Citizen's Advice is at Aspatria Local Link every Wednesday afternoon. This service is by appointment only. To book an appointment please ring Citizen's Advice Allerdale on 01900 604735
  • Cockermouth Library Reading group
    Cockermouth Library Reading Group meets on the first Monday of the month from 1.30-2.30
  • Tech Time at Workington Library
    Do you have any questions about technology? Keyboard skills, internet safety, job search, completing online forms, emailing. Yes? Then book a session. Tech time is every Monday from 9.30-11.30 at Workington Library. To book call in at the library or ring 01900 706170
  • Maryport Heritage Society Talk
    Mr K. Thompson will be speaking on "Industries and Businesses in and around Maryport" at the Maryport Heritage Society meeting in Maryport Library. Admission: members £1, Non-members £2.
  • West Cumbria Carers at Maryport Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carers allowance? We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Maryport Library. Appointments take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10-12. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Distington Big Local are hosting a Job Club in the Library.
    Every Wednesday 10-12 noon. *Friendly drop in support *Help with job searches *CV Writing * Form filling *Letter writing *Online applications *Interview techniques * IT skills *Guidance and support *Help with Universal Jobmatch For more information contact 01946 834297
  • Rhyme Time
    Come and join us for songs and stories for under 5's and their grown-ups. This is a drop in session. Every Friday.
  • Reading Groups
    First Monday of every month. Contact 01229 407373 for more details about this and other reading groups.
  • Distington Fare Share and Food Bank
    Citizens Advice Copeland, Distington Big Local, Whitehaven, Egremont & District Credit Union, are hosting a FareShare and Foodbank every Tuesday in Distington Library. Event held when the library is closed.
  • Reminiscence Club
    Come along and step back in time with us. Bring along old photographs and share your memories. Everyone welcome
  • Singalongababy
    Singalongababy is a group for babies and parents and carers to share songs and stories. The group meets from 2-3pm on Mondays during term time. Please contact Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information
  • PCSO Drop-Ins
    The PCSO will be at Maryport Library every Wednesday from 10-12. They are happy to discuss a wide variety of topics from crime prevention, reporting crimes and anti-social behaviour to gathering information on other organisations which may be of help to the community
  • Relaxing with Yoga for Seniors
    Relaxing yoga for seniors is open to all. The sessions are on Wednesdays from 2-3pm. The library is closed on Wednesday but is open for the yoga session. Please contact Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information.
  • Reading Group
    Wigton Library's reading group meets on the last Thursday of the month from 10.30-11.30am. New members are most welcome. Contact Wigton Library on 016973 42729 for more information.
  • Citizen's Advice
    Citizen's Advice is at Maryport Library every Thursday afternoon. This service is by appointment only. To book please ring Citizen's Advice Allerdale on 01900 604735
  • Carer's Benefit Clinic
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carer's allowance? We can help with applications for: Carer's Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Wigton Library. Appointments take place on the last Thursday of every month from 2-4pm. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976.
  • Scrabble Club
    Scrabble is not only a great mental exercise, but a social game too. Most of all Scrabble is fun to play. Join us at Silloth Local Link every Friday from 10.30-12.30.
  • Carer's Benefits Clinic
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carers allowance? We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Maryport Library. Appointments take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10-12. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Maryport Library Reading Group
    This reading group is always looking for new members. Telephone Maryport Library on 01900 812384 for more information or drop into the next session which is always on the first Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm
  • Shared Reading Group
    This reading group meets at Seaton Library on the first Tuesday of the month from 4-5pm. Phone Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information or just drop in to the next session.
  • Carer's Benefits Clinic
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carers allowance? We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Keswick Library. Appointments take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 10-12. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Chatterbooks
    Are you between 7 and 11 years old? Do you love reading? Then this is the group for you. Places are limited so please contact Maryport Library to book your place. Chatterbooks is on the first Thursday of the month from 4-5pm.
  • Councillor Surgery
    Councillor Mark Jenkinson will be at Seaton Library on the first Friday of every month from 4-5pm. Feel free to pop in and see him with your queries or concerns
  • Tech Time
    Do you have any basic questions about technology, for example Keyboard skills, Emailing, Browsing the internet, Internet safety, shopping, using auction sites such as Ebay, social media, accessing health information or using various devices such as laptops, tablets and smart phones? Yes? Then book a session! Thursdays fortnightly 2.00-4.00 (half hour bookable sessions)
  • Poetry Parlour
    This poetry group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 4-5pm and is always looking for new members. Telephone Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information or just drop into the next session.
  • Who Do You Think You Are Family History Group
    Join us for our FREE monthly Family History group session. It's a great opportunity to get tips on using Find My Past and Ancestry and to share information and ideas with others. No need to book, just drop-in on the second Monday of the month, 10am - 12noon.
  • IT Drop In
    Monthly IT Drop In sessions with Age UK South Lakeland volunteers supporting the community with any queries or problems regarding Laptops, Tablets or Smart Phones. Try Cumbria libraries online offer of FREE eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers, magazines, and more. Monthly Drop In from2 to 4 pm on the last Thursday of every month.
  • Moorclose Marra-Time
    Do you or someone you know need a friendly ear? We can offer advice and support on health and wellbeing, benefits, housing, family concerns, employment, bereavement and self confidence. Come along for a cuppa and a crack at Moorclose Library on Mondays from 9.30-11.30 and Fridays from 1.30-3.30
  • Dementia Awareness Drop In
    A friendly drop-in session with a volunteer from The Alzheimer's Society - for anyone affected by Dementia. Monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month. 11am-12pm 01229 404151
  • Falls Prevention with South Lakeland Age UK
    A drop-in session with advice on staying steady. Monthly on the last Tuesday each month. 10am-12pm 015394 88945
  • Silloth Local Link Reading Group
    This Reading Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month from 11-12. New members are always welcome. Please contact Silloth Local Link on 016973 31944.
  • Storytime
    Stories, songs and rhymes for under 5s and their grown ups at Ulverston library. We hope to see you every Friday 9.30am-10am (during term-time) 01229 404151
  • Toddler Tales
    Come along and join us at this free weekly event for preschoolers and their adults! Stories, songs and rhyme to enjoy at this half hour session. No need to book just turn up! Every Monday.
  • Seaton Breastfeeding and Peer Support Group
    Starting on Monday 4th February from 1-3pm we will be hosting weekly drop-in sessions for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and babies. Sessions facilitated by trained breastfeeding peer supporters. For more information contact Elaine Lewis on 07900053041. Email: Elaine.lewis@cumbria.gov.uk
  • West Cumbria Carers at Workington Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by Carers Allowance? Get free information and support at Workington Library. We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance, attendance allowance, personal independence payment, council tax discounts, access to grants and other funding. Appointments take place on the 1st Tuesday of every month between 10am and 1.oopm. Appointments must be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Knit and Natter
    Bring along your knitting, crochet or needlework and join us for a coffee and a natter in Café West at Workington Library. Swap patterns, show off your handiwork and meet new people. Beginners welcome. Interested. Come along every Thursday from 10-12
  • Knit and Natter
    Are you interested in sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet and much more. Come along, bring your project and share hints and tips, swap patterns, meet new people or learn new skills. Refreshments provided. Come along on the first and third Friday of every month from 1-2.30.
  • Lego Club
    This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-12.00pm for children aged 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and have fun building models based on a theme. Booking is essential as places are limited. Places may be booked by calling in to Workington Library or telephoning on 01900 706170.
  • Distington Book Club
    We are a friendly group and meet on the third Thursday of every month from 2 - 3pm. New members welcome
  • Storytots
    Storytots is aimed at pre-schoolers and parents/guardians. Come and join us for a lovely time reading a story. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Every Thursday from 2.00-2.30pm.
  • Ancestry Sessions
    Places are limited so please book on 01229 407373
  • Monday Makers Craft Club
    "All manner of craft activities. Knit, crochet, weaving Come along and join in!"
  • Knit and Natter
    Join in with some friendly chat and a bit of knitting.
  • IT Help Drop In
    Pop in to Ulverston library on Tuesday afternoons for all your IT enquiries with our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer. 1pm-3pm
  • Music, Rhythm and Rhyme at Wigton Library
    Join us for Rhymetime at Wigton Library 10.30-11 on Fridays from Friday 14th June. These sessions are aimed at babies and toddlers and run every Friday (Term time only)
  • It's Storytime
    Come along to this story time session for pre-school children. Enjoy stories, crafts and much more every Thursday from 2-2.30
  • Community Learning and Skills - Employability Drop-In
    Community Learning and Skills invite you to come along to talk to them about employability and what that means for you. Pop along to the Local History Room in Workington Library on Monday afternoons from 2-5 to find out more
  • Credit Union Advice
    Whitehaven, Egremont & District Credit Union at Distington Library. If you live in the Distington area, you can speak to their friendly Adviser about any issues affecting you or your family. These may include benefits, housing, employment or debt difficulties.
  • Affinity Credit Union At Keswick Library
    Keswick's Affinity Credit Union will be hosting drop-in information and advice sessions at Keswick Library on the second Wednesday of every month between 9.30 and 11am. The service will launch on Wednesday September 11th between 9.30 am and 11 am. Please drop in to any session to find out how you can get help with practical money saving techniques such as choosing an energy supplier, living healthily on less, budgeting, saving, along with little tips for making your money go further. There's no need to make an appointment just pop in and have a chat.
  • Affinity Credit Union at Keswick Library
    Affinity Credit Union will be hosting a regular monthly drop in at Keswick Library on the second Wednesday of every month between 9.30 and 11am. There's no need to make an appointment, just pop in and have a chat about anything "money" related. The volunteers are there to help with practical money saving techniques such as choosing an energy supplier, living healthily on less, budgeting, saving, along with little tips for making your money go further. Information is also available on Credit Union savings and loans. For a free, non-judgemental & confidential service please call in for a chat.
  • Crafternoon Club at Carlisle Library
    Do you like knitting, crochet, embroidery or English paper piecing patchwork? Bring your own work along, share patterns and ideas, work on group projects. Beginners welcome. Every Thursday, 1-4pm.
  • Saturdays @ 11
    Drop-in to Carlisle Library for our Saturday morning activity sessions. Local history talks, craft activities or a session with the Tiny Tablet, all ages are welcome. No need to book, just call in. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call Carlisle Library on 01228 227312.
  • Memory Matters Carers Support at Carlisle Library
    Local support group for people who care for someone living with dementia or early signs of memory loss. The Memory Matters team from Carleton Clinic run the session, no need to book, just call in.
  • Citizens' Advice at Keswick Library
    Citizens' Advice sessions will run in Keswick Library every Tuesday starting on 1st October. This is by appointment only and appointment times will be 10.00am, 11.00am and 1.00pm. To book please ring Citizen's Advice Allerdale on 01900 604735
  • Games for Wellbeing
    Come and join us at Wigton Library every Thursday afternoon from 2-4 to play old school games, socialise and have some fun. Refreshments are provided. For more information on this group contact Lesley on 07557 076013.
  • Kaleidoscope - A New Exhibition from Green Door
    Kaleidoscope - a new exhibition from Green Door artists celebrating their diversity and originality in the prestigious and attractive Upfront gallery. The title Kaleidoscope offers artists the freedom to approach their subjects using a wide variety of media and styles. It is intended as an invitation to find inspiration by exploring new ways of thinking. Cumbria Ceramics will share the same exhibition time, and will bring an extra three dimensional element to the UpFront experience. The spacious gallery offers an opportunity to display larger pieces and more significant work in this well-lit and sympathetic space, always sensitively presented and curated by the owner, John Parkinson. Open 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, Tuesday to Sunday (please check www.up-front.com for Christmas opening hours)
  • Rhymetime
    Rhyming session for babies and pre-school children with their adults. Free drop in. Each Thursday 10:30am - 11.00am
  • Walking for Health
    Walking is a great way to get fit, explore what's on your doorstep and make new friends. Join us for a short relaxed stroll around Vulcan Park, Workington. We'll meet at 11am in the foyer of Workington Library on the last Tuesday of the month starting with these dates: Tuesday 26th November ** No walk in December ** Tuesday 28th January Tuesday 25th February Tuesday 31st March Tuesday 28th April The walk will be at a relaxed pace and take between 20 - 30 minutes. The route is flat, with places to sit and rest if required, so the walk is suitable for all ages and abilities. No pre-booking is required but it's helpful if you let us know that you'll be joining us. Please confirm by email or phone: Email: office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk Phone: 01900 702986
  • Walking for Health
    Walking is a great way to get fit, explore what's on your doorstep and make new friends. Join us for a short relaxed stroll around Vulcan Park, Workington. We'll meet at 11am in the foyer of Workington Library every Tuesday. The walk will be at a relaxed pace and take between 20 - 30 minutes. The route is flat, with places to sit and rest if required, so the walk is suitable for all ages and abilities. No pre-booking is required but it's helpful if you let us know that you'll be joining us. Please confirm by email or phone: Email: office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk Phone: 01900 702986
  • Stories with Maureen at Carlisle Library
    Come and listen to your favourite stories, and let us introduce you to some new ones! This storytime session for under 5's is every Saturday, 10.30-11am. It's free and children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The January Challenge
    Let's get creative with 64 Million Artist this January. Pop into the library to see our interactive display, join up online and follow on social media. We will be setting weekly challenges of little acts of creativity which anyone can do. This year its paper planes, mind maps, life stories, word doodles and random acts of kindness!
  • Holocaust Memorial Day
    Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz- Birkenau. In commemoration of this landmark anniversary Barrow Library warmly invites you to see Barrow's Memorial Flame, created by our community in response to the poem The Butterfly by Pavel Friedmann. Drop into the library during opening hours to explore our display. Read testimonies and life stories of survivors from around the world. Create your own butterfly and add a pledge to our Stand Together Wall.
  • Novels That Shaped Our World
    Throughout 2020 we are taking part in the BBC's year of Novels That Shaped Our World. January's theme is Identity. Come in to see our display and follow along on social media. Discover the 10 Novels that explore how we define ourselves and others. From Toni Morrison's Beloved to Sylvia's Plath's The Bell Jar. How many have you read, and what would you add to this list of Novels That Shaped Our World? #MyBookLife
  • Harry Potter
    As part of our Harry Potter Book Night celebrations, we are running a design your own house banner competition. Open to the public and school groups. We cant wait to see your magical designs. Pick up an entry form from your local library and get your fabulous art work in by Sat 8th Feb to be in with a chance of winning a prize.
  • Storytime
    Storytime for Pre-school children and their carers is held on a Tuesday morning (termtime) at 10 am. Come along with your little ones and enjoy half and hour of stories and rhymes.