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  Events for December 2019
  • Bay Hospitals Charity Elf Run - Hawcoat Park, Barrow
    Support Children's Services at Furness General Hospital this Christmas by running the Bay Hospitals Charity Elf Run. Just by having some festive fun you can make life a little better for the little ones in our care over Christmas. The 5K run is family friendly, and you are welcome to run, stroll or jingle all the way. Father Christmas will be here to wave everyone on their way, and to give out an elf hat to everyone participating. We encourage all who take part to dress up in a Christmas themed outfit such as an elf, Santa or angel, it all adds to the fun on the day! Registration will open on the day at 12.00 and the Elf Run will set off at 13.00 from Hawcoat Park. Pre-booking is essential. All funds raised from this event will go to support Children's Services. In order to maximise fundraising for our little patients we ask that you raise as much sponsorship as you can, it really does make such a difference. Book your place here: http://www.bayhospitalscharity.org
    VENUE: Hawcoat Park
    DATE:  1st December 2019
    TIME: 12:00 - 15:30
  • Christmas at Windermere Jetty
    Join us in our Wolfson Learning Centre with views over Windermere. Enjoy two courses (main and dessert). This includes tea, coffee, and mini mince pie.
    VENUE: Windermere Jetty
    DATE:  1st - 23rd December 2019
    TIME: 12:00 - 14:00
  • Morph. An author talk by Jill Clough
    How far would you go to be true to yourself? A talk by Jill Clough.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  2nd December 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:30
  • Christmas Story Tots
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Barrow Library. Join us throughout December, (and a little bit of November too!) For our Christmas themed Story Tots sessions. Take time to share stories, sing rhymes and craft together with your child. Build memories to last a lifetime. Suitable for children 0-5 years and their grownups. No need to book just pop along. Tuesdays at 2pm. November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th and December 17th
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  3rd December 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Author event -Ruth Sutton
    Join us at Grange library for an afternoon with author Ruth Sutton who will speak about 'Out of the Deep', her latest Cumbrian crime novel. Tickets £2 available from the library 015395 32749
    VENUE: Grange library
    DATE:  3rd December 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 16:00
  • Christmas Coffee and quiz Afternoon
    Fun free event. Pop along to Walney Library and take part in a christmas quiz. All welcome. Free refresment will be served. Drop in no need to book. Call 01229 471742 for more information.
    VENUE: Walney Library
    DATE:  4th December 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Christmas Coffee Morning
    Come along to this fun festive event at Roose Library. Browse for a Christmas book and have a chat.
    VENUE: Roose Library
    DATE:  5th December 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 16:00
  • Talk -Ghosts of Christmas Past
    Join us for an evening of chilling Dickensian tales and warming festive treats -with local author Jean Briggs. Tickets £1, booking essential 015242 71386
    VENUE: Kirkby Lonsdale library
    DATE:  5th December 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:30
  • Christmas Rhyme Time
    Come along to our Christmas themed Rhyme Time sessions. Throughout December (and a bit of November!) We will be sharing Christmas stories and songs in our regular Rhyme Time sessions. Suitable for children 0-5year and their grown ups. Fridays 10.30am 29th November, 6th December, 13th December and 20th December
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  6th December 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Author event -Ruth Sutton
    Joins us at Sedbergh library for an afternoon with author Ruth Sutton as she talks about 'Out of the Deep', her latest Cumbrian novel. Tickets £2 available from the library 015396 20186
    VENUE: Sedbergh library
    DATE:  6th December 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Family Christmas Craft
    A FREE activity will be available for families to enjoy together. Call in between 9-12 and get creative whilst choosing your Christmas books for over the festive period.
    VENUE: Millom Library
    DATE:  7th December 2019
    TIME: 09:00 - 12:00
  • Family Christmas Craft
    A FREE activity will be available for families to enjoy together. Call in between 10-12 and get creative whilst choosing your Christmas books for over the festive period.
    VENUE: Egremont Library
    DATE:  7th December 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Family Christmas Craft - Christmas Cards
    A FREE activity will be available for families to enjoy together. Call in between 10-2 and get creative whilst choosing your Christmas books for over the festive period.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  7th December 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 14:00
  • Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowen - The Coro, Ulverston
    RESERVED SEATING Tickets £30 no concessions. Doors 19:00 Starts 19:30 Approx End 22:15 PGA (advised 14+) Comedy legends Jasper Carrott and Alsitair McGowan split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy stand up and impressions. Drawing on their wealth of experience they presenta show of pure laughter and entertainment that is not to be missed.
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  7th December 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:15
  • Tea and Tonic
    Join us at Workington Library for a bit of fun in a relaxed friendly setting. There will be music, song, poetry, craft and creative activities to join in with if you fancy, or just enjoy a chat over tea and cake. Come on your own or bring a friend or someone you are caring for. Everyone welcome. Just drop in, no need to book. £3 per session, includes tea and cake. For more info contact gilli@amys-care.co.uk
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  9th December 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 15:00
  • Scrooge the Phantomime - Wigton
    Blanketed in snow and coal dust, Dickensian Wigton is ready to celebrate the festive season with family and friends - time to eat drink and be merry. All except one lone miser, who sold his soul long ago for a cold hard money. Now Lucy Fur has called in the debt and Scrooge must learn the true meaning of Christmas to save himself with (and despite) the help of his estranged family and employees. Dickens himself is on hand to make sure this re-telling of Scrooge stays on track but with fun-loving ghosts, a mischievous dog and a gang of street urchins all threatening to hijack proceedings, this Phantomime might not be exactly what he had planned! With sing-alongs, cheeky laughs, terrible puns and maybe even a tear or two, this year's panto at the John Peel Theatre runs from 9 to 14 of December at 7pm every night, with 2pm Matinees on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15. Tickets are available from Easton's Newsagent in Wigton and online via ticketsource.co.uk/wigtontheatre.org
    VENUE: John Peel Theatre
    DATE:  9th - 14th December 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Christmas Carols with the Lakeland Choir
    The Lakeland choir will be performing some classic christmas carols. Includes tea,coffee and mince pies.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  10th December 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Christmas Story Tots
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Barrow Library. Join us throughout December, (and a little bit of November too!) For our Christmas themed Story Tots sessions. Take time to share stories, sing rhymes and craft together with your child. Build memories to last a lifetime. Suitable for children 0-5 years and their grownups. No need to book just pop along. Tuesdays at 2pm. November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th and December 17th
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  10th December 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Festival of Christmas Music - Keswick
    This annual Festival of Christmas Music, which offers the audience the opportunity to join in a selection of popular carols and Christmas songs, is always very well attended by both Keswick residents and visitors - it's a good idea to get your tickets early! Take your seats in good time for 7.30 pm at Crosthwaite Church on Tuesday 10 December 2019 to hear the classic 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols' by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The programme will also include a new carol from Tamsin Jones, 'Be Merry', specially commissioned by the Society, and choir musical director Ian Hare's Love came down at Chrisnothermas which was originally written for the Carlisle Cathedral Carliol Choir. Dr Jones is a lay clerk at Carlisle Cathedral, and Ian Hare, who was Cumbria Life Musician of the Year 2017, is well-known in Cumbria and further afield as an organist and choir director. Tickets available in advance from choir members or from Bookends, Keswick, at a £2 discount.
    VENUE: Crosthwaite Church
    DATE:  10th December 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:00
  • Get Safe Online
    Get Safe Online is free training open to all. The training is from 1.30pm-3.30pm on Thursday 12th December 2019.The training will provide you with simple information to help keep yourself and your communities safe through topics such as: creating secure passwords, shopping and banking online securely, social media, how to prevent and report fraud, identity theft and abuse. For more information or to book a place call in to Workington Library or telephone 01900 706170
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  12th December 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 15:30
  • Dyslexia Friendly Book Club
    Thursday afternoons 4pm-5pm, 19 September, 17 October, 14 November, 12 December Are you a lover of great stories? Want to make new friends and talk about fantastic authors and great books? Are you a dyslexic teen? Then come along to our new book club just for you. We will be choosing books from our fantastic dyslexic friendly collection by Barrington Stokes. Great super readable books written by the best teen authors especially for dyslexic readers. Fun relaxed group run by neurodiverse staff! Suitable for dyslexic readers aged 12+ Call Barrow library on 01229 407373 to book.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  12th December 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 17:00
  • Christmas at Windermere Jetty
    Enjoy a wonderful Christmas Dinner at Windermere Jetty's lakeshore cafe at special evening events
    VENUE: Windermere Jetty
    DATE:  12th - 14th December 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Christmas coffee morning at Milnthorpe Library
    Why not come and join us at our festive coffee morning? Our way of saying thank you for supporting us throughout the year - free refreshments for all!
    VENUE: Milnthorpe Library
    DATE:  13th December 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:15
  • Christmas Rhyme Time
    Come along to our Christmas themed Rhyme Time sessions. Throughout December (and a bit of November!) We will be sharing Christmas stories and songs in our regular Rhyme Time sessions. Suitable for children 0-5year and their grown ups. Fridays 10.30am 29th November, 6th December, 13th December and 20th December
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  13th December 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Carlisle Cathedral Christmas Concert
    The annual Christmas Concert is a highlight of the Cathedral's calendar and this year is no exception. Join us as the combined Cathedral Choirs sing favourite carols and songs for the festive season.
    VENUE: Carlisle Cathedral
    DATE:  13th December 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Children's Book Group
    For kids five years and older. Come along and share what you have been reading, discover new authors, craft, games and activities. Join in the 100 Book Challenge. Each meeting has a different theme, Dec 14th will be a Christmas theme!
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  14th December 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00
  • Family Christmas Craft - Christmas ornaments
    A FREE activity will be available for families to enjoy together. Call in between 10-2 and get creative whilst choosing your Christmas books for over the festive period.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  14th December 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 14:00
  • Family Festive Fun
    Christmas comes early to Grange Library ~ on Saturday December 14th, from 10.00 ~ 12.00, the Friends of Grange Library are holding a FAMILY FESTIVE FUN MORNING for people of all ages. There will be games and puzzles for children to do, including a festive treasure hunt around the library, and for older members of the community a feast of Christmas goodies to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. Most important of all there will be a Book Giveaway for every child, from toddlers to 10 year olds! So why not come along to the Library and join us for an early Christmas celebration? EVERYONE WELCOME!!
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  14th December 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Festive Fun at Ford Park - Ulverston
    Festive storytelling, Christmas crafts and activities for children
    VENUE: Ford Park
    DATE:  15th December 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 15:30
  • Volunteer Appreciation Coffee Morning at Carlisle Library
    Carlisle Library and Archives are having a Volunteer Appreciation Coffee Morning on Tuesday 17th December at 10am. Call in for coffee and a mince pie to see examples of the work being done by the volunteers, who have dedicated their free time to projects in the Library and Archive service.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  17th December 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Christmas Story Tots
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Barrow Library. Join us throughout December, (and a little bit of November too!) For our Christmas themed Story Tots sessions. Take time to share stories, sing rhymes and craft together with your child. Build memories to last a lifetime. Suitable for children 0-5 years and their grownups. No need to book just pop along. Tuesdays at 2pm. November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th and December 17th
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  17th December 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Whitehaven Archive Discovery Evening
    On the third Tuesday of each month Whitehaven Archives Centre, Scotch Street (Next door to the Police Station) hold an informal drop in evening on a particular subject where they have a random selection of archives, books, photographs, plans etc. out for you to look at. This month they celebrating 'Christmas of Old'. Why not pop along and see what treasures they will have out for you to look at and enjoy some seasonal treats afterwards?
    VENUE: Whitehaven Archive Centre
    DATE:  17th December 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Denton Holme Community Forum
    Denton Holme needs you Hear about some of the opportunities for getting involved in your local community Christmas songs from Robert Ferguson School Choir
    VENUE: Denton Holme Community Centre
    DATE:  18th December 2019
    TIME: 18:00 - 20:00
  • Festive Customer Appreciation
    Join us for festive refreshment and good cheer! Thank you for supporting your local library. All welcome
    VENUE: Kirkby Lonsdale library
    DATE:  19th December 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:30
  • Ruth Sutton
    Join us for an afternoon with wonderful local author Ruth Sutton who will speak about Out of the Deep, her latest Cumbrian crime novel. Tickets £2, available from Roose or Barrow Library Tel: 01229 811674 or 01229 407373 to book. When a body is pulled from the deepest lake in England, the West Cumbria police are faced with links to a thirty-year-old case that still haunts DCI Sam Tognarelli. Determined to right old wrongs, he forgets about retirement and takes charge of the enquiry. DCI Anna Penrose, a promising CID officer, is tired of the in-fighting and sexism that undermine her at work. Distracted by a new relationship, she is blind to the toxic legacy of abuse and manipulation underlying the inquiry until it is almost too late.
    VENUE: Roose Library
    DATE:  19th December 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 15:30
  • Family Christmas Craft - Christmas Crowns
    A FREE activity will be available for families to enjoy together. Call in between 10-2 and get creative whilst choosing your Christmas books for over the festive period.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  20th December 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Poppies Group
    Can you knit or crochet poppies for Victory in Europe Day 2020 display in Kendal Library? Bring your poppies to the library or come and knit in the library. Join Poppy Group on every Friday at 10.00 For more info contact Kate 07900711189
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  20th December 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Christmas Rhyme Time
    Come along to our Christmas themed Rhyme Time sessions. Throughout December (and a bit of November!) We will be sharing Christmas stories and songs in our regular Rhyme Time sessions. Suitable for children 0-5years and their grown ups. Fridays 10.30am 29th November, 6th December, 13th December and 20th December
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  20th December 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Cracking Christmas Crafts at Carlisle Library
    Join us on Saturday 21st December for a Christmas craft session from 11am. Stories with Maureen at 10.30am will be Christmas-themed as well, so why not pop along! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  21st December 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 12:00
  • Book Craft
    Book Craft Club at Barrow Library 2-3pm on Saturday afternoons! 14th September, 5th October, 2nd November, 30th November, 21st December. Love books? This is for you! Fun stories and crafts based on all the best junior books! Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Make new friends and discuss your favourite authors. Fun relaxed group perfect for kids who love crafts and books. places are limited. To sign up please phone Barrow Library on 01229 407373
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  21st December 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Christmas Stories with Santa
    Drop in for pre-school children with their adults. All welcome
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  23rd December 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:00
  • Friendly Group
    Kendal Library Friendly Group Come along to our new informal group. Make creative things* from materials provided or bring your own. Try your hand at something new in a relaxed atmosphere with coffee and cake. Free fortnightly sessions from 2pm in Kendal Library (Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4PY, T: 01539 713520) No need to book, just drop in. *No previous experience in being creative needed
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  23rd December 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Carlisle Cathedral Crib Service
    The ever-popular Crib Service delights young and old, with music sung by the Cathedral's Children's Choir, Cantate - including Away In A Manger, I Saw Three Ships and Once In Royal David's City, with readings and prayers.
    VENUE: Carlisle Cathedral
    DATE:  24th December 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:00
  • Midnight Mass at Carlisle Cathedral
    Celebrate the birth of Christ through music, prayer and Holy Communion as Christmas Eve becomes Christmas Day. This is a most joyful celebration of the Eucharist and all are welcome to attend. Music is sung by the Cathedral Consort. Preacher: Canon Michael Manley
    VENUE: Carlisle Cathedral
    DATE:  24th - 25th December 2019
    TIME: 23:30 - 00:15
  • Children's Christmas Crafts
    Saturday 28th December 2-3pm Come along to this festive craft session inspired by the magical new book by Tom Fletcher The Christmasaurus and The Winter Witch. A year has passed since a boy named William Trundle had an incredible adventure with the most extraordinary dinosaur: the Christmasaurus. Now, William is about to be swept back to the North Pole and meet the icy, mysterious and magical Winter Witch, whose power to control time allows Santa to travel all around the world on Christmas Eve. And when William learns that the fate of Christmas hangs in the balance, he and the Christmasaurus must risk everything to save it . . . Fun free festive craft session suitable for children aged 5+ Call 01229 407373 to book.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  28th December 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Houghton Weavers - The Coro, Ulverston
    Doors Open 7pm. Show time 7:30pm. Stalls £12.50. Balcony £15.00. Popular songs, folk music and banter.
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  28th December 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  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.
  • Rhyme Time
    Rhyming session for toddlers with their parents/ carers Free drop in no need to book Every Monday 10.45am to 11.30am
  • Storytime at Grange Library
    Storytime at Grange Library for pre-school children with parents, grandparents and carers. Come along and enjoy some lovely stories. Storytime is termtime only, check with Library for dates.
  • Pins and Needles
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Tuesday 1pm - 3pm
  • 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.
  • Lego Club
    Parent / Carer and children age 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. Places are limited so booking is essential. Free (Every second Monday in the month) 3.30pm-4.30pm
  • 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
  • Autism Sensory Sessions
    Enjoy our fantastic sensory resources including dark den, fibre optic lights, bubble tube, light table and our new interactive colour catch combo and multifinity explorer panels. Every Thursday 4pm-6pm and Every Saturday 10.30am - 1.30pm
  • Knit and Natter
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Wednesday 2pm-4pm
  • Crafty Ladies
    Bring along your knitting and crocheting. All welcome. Every Thursday 10am - 11.30am
  • 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.
  • Friday Jig
    Drop in and relax helping complete a communal jigsaw. Every Friday
  • Craft Group
    Free drop-in for people wanting to be creative or who want to develop their crafting skills, with a regular friendly group. Every Friday 9.30am - 12noon
  • Poetry Group
    Every 1st Tuesday of the Month. All Welcome.
  • Knit and Natter
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Tuesday 2pm-4pm (Held in the pop-up Library until main Library re-opens).
  • Computer Sessions with Age UK
    Free one to one advice and guidance; booking is essential. Every Wednesday
  • 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.
  • Lego Club
    Parent / Carer and children age 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. Places are limited so booking is essential. Free Every second Thursday in the month.
  • Age UK Computers for Beginners
    Computer & tablet training & advice. Free drop in session with free WIFI. Use the Library resources or bring your own laptop or tablet. Every 2nd Friday of the month. Contact Jan 01946 828100 for more information.
  • Reading Group
    Another Chance to Join a Reading Group Every 3rd Friday of the Month 10am - 11am
  • 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.
  • Tea & Tonic
    A New Fortnightly session for adults. Join us for a bit of fun in a relaxed, friendly setting. There will be music, song, poetry, craft and creative activities to join in with if you fancy, or just enjoy a chat over tea and cake. Come on your own or bring a friend or someone you are caring for. Whitehaven Library 10-11.30am Mondays: 16th & 30th Sept 14th & 28th Oct 11th & 25th Nov 9th Dec Just drop in , no need to book. £3 per session, includes tea and cake. for more info contact gilli@amys-care.co.uk Everyone welcome.
  • 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.
  • Toddler Time
    FREE drop in Parent and Toddler group meeting during term time only.Toys, games, refreshments, rhymes and stories. Under 5s
  • Todder Time
    FREE drop in Parent and Toddler group meeting during term time only.Toys, games, refreshments, rhymes and stories. Under 5s
  • 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.
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Songs, rhymes and sensory play for under 3s. FREE drop in event running during term time only
  • 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.
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Songs and stories for children aged 0-4 years. 2 Sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Term Time. 10am-10.30am 11am-11.30am
  • 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
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Songs stories and craft for 0-4 year olds Tuesdays 10am-10.30am and 11am-11.30am Thursdays 10am-10.30am and 11am-11.30am First come basis - limited number of spaces
  • Christmas Drop In
    Pop into Barrow library to take part in our Christmas drop in activities, colour in a Christmassy picture from the creation station. Do The Christmasaurus Treasure Trail in the children's library. The Eye Spy Cabinet Quiz and The Twelve Days of Christmas Quiz in the adult's library. Everyone is welcome to take part. Collect your little prize from our lovely library staff.
  • Christmas Colouring Competition
    Watch our hero Aladdin, along with his mother Widow Twankey and his brother Wishee Washee, battle against the evil Abanazar and his plan to be master of the world! Juvenille Dancers provided by Kreativ Dance. At The Forum Barrow. The forum have kindly given us one child and one adult ticket for Saturday 28th Dec 4.30pm performance. Simply colour in your own beautiful picture. Hand in to a member of staff for your chance to win. Closing date Wednesday 18th December.
  • Adults Colouring Club
    Come and relax with others and enjoy some colouring in. Colouring Pencils and Sheets will be provided.
  • Lego Club
    Lego group that meet weekly - for children aged 5 years+ Term Time only. Booking essential as limited number of places.
  • 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
  • Christmas Shopping weekend - Windermere Jetty
    three-day Christmas Shopping Extravaganza takes place later this month. Join us on Friday 29/ Saturday 30 November and 1 December. This is free entry to visitors. Besides our own fully stocked shop, we are opening up stalls to local retailers and producers. Alongside some great gifts, we’ll have mulled wine, and launch our delicious Christmas lunch menu.
  • Santa's boat-building workshops - Windermere Jetty
    Our eager elves are ready for a busy month of toy boat building in the countdown to Christmas! They need young recruits to help build and decorate toy boats. The old Windermere Fire Station will turn into a festive production line on selected dates from Saturday 30 November. Children will see traditional boat making skills in action before making mini versions themselves. Under the watchful eye of our green team, children will be given full guidance with their boat creations. The elves are asking budding boat builders who take part to wrap up warm as some activities will take place outside.
  • Christmas Hat Party EH
    ***One week to go!!*** Party Eh are kicking off in Christmas style with a Christmas Hat Party Eh. Saturday 30th November at Abstrakt Bar, Fisher Street, Carlisle DJ's will be on the decks with a bit of Disco, House, Funk, Soul, Indie, plus you can have a takeover, discs will be around to write your request. Free entry all night but collecting donations on the door for www.mind.org.uk Festive or as silly as you want or not, all hats welcome. So get your hats on your heads, hands in your pockets and feet on the dancefloor.
  • Bay Hospitals Charity Elf Run - Hawcoat Park, Barrow
    Support Children's Services at Furness General Hospital this Christmas by running the Bay Hospitals Charity Elf Run. Just by having some festive fun you can make life a little better for the little ones in our care over Christmas. The 5K run is family friendly, and you are welcome to run, stroll or jingle all the way. Father Christmas will be here to wave everyone on their way, and to give out an elf hat to everyone participating. We encourage all who take part to dress up in a Christmas themed outfit such as an elf, Santa or angel, it all adds to the fun on the day! Registration will open on the day at 12.00 and the Elf Run will set off at 13.00 from Hawcoat Park. Pre-booking is essential. All funds raised from this event will go to support Children's Services. In order to maximise fundraising for our little patients we ask that you raise as much sponsorship as you can, it really does make such a difference. Book your place here: http://www.bayhospitalscharity.org
  • Christmas at Windermere Jetty
    Join us in our Wolfson Learning Centre with views over Windermere. Enjoy two courses (main and dessert). This includes tea, coffee, and mini mince pie.
  • 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
  • Morph. An author talk by Jill Clough
    How far would you go to be true to yourself? A talk by Jill Clough.
  • Christmas Story Tots
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Barrow Library. Join us throughout December, (and a little bit of November too!) For our Christmas themed Story Tots sessions. Take time to share stories, sing rhymes and craft together with your child. Build memories to last a lifetime. Suitable for children 0-5 years and their grownups. No need to book just pop along. Tuesdays at 2pm. November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th and December 17th
  • Author event -Ruth Sutton
    Join us at Grange library for an afternoon with author Ruth Sutton who will speak about 'Out of the Deep', her latest Cumbrian crime novel. Tickets £2 available from the library 015395 32749
  • Christmas Coffee and quiz Afternoon
    Fun free event. Pop along to Walney Library and take part in a christmas quiz. All welcome. Free refresment will be served. Drop in no need to book. Call 01229 471742 for more information.
  • Christmas Coffee Morning
    Come along to this fun festive event at Roose Library. Browse for a Christmas book and have a chat.
  • Talk -Ghosts of Christmas Past
    Join us for an evening of chilling Dickensian tales and warming festive treats -with local author Jean Briggs. Tickets £1, booking essential 015242 71386
  • Christmas Rhyme Time
    Come along to our Christmas themed Rhyme Time sessions. Throughout December (and a bit of November!) We will be sharing Christmas stories and songs in our regular Rhyme Time sessions. Suitable for children 0-5year and their grown ups. Fridays 10.30am 29th November, 6th December, 13th December and 20th December
  • Author event -Ruth Sutton
    Joins us at Sedbergh library for an afternoon with author Ruth Sutton as she talks about 'Out of the Deep', her latest Cumbrian novel. Tickets £2 available from the library 015396 20186
  • Family Christmas Craft
    A FREE activity will be available for families to enjoy together. Call in between 9-12 and get creative whilst choosing your Christmas books for over the festive period.
  • Family Christmas Craft
    A FREE activity will be available for families to enjoy together. Call in between 10-12 and get creative whilst choosing your Christmas books for over the festive period.
  • Family Christmas Craft - Christmas Cards
    A FREE activity will be available for families to enjoy together. Call in between 10-2 and get creative whilst choosing your Christmas books for over the festive period.
  • Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowen - The Coro, Ulverston
    RESERVED SEATING Tickets £30 no concessions. Doors 19:00 Starts 19:30 Approx End 22:15 PGA (advised 14+) Comedy legends Jasper Carrott and Alsitair McGowan split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy stand up and impressions. Drawing on their wealth of experience they presenta show of pure laughter and entertainment that is not to be missed.
  • Tea and Tonic
    Join us at Workington Library for a bit of fun in a relaxed friendly setting. There will be music, song, poetry, craft and creative activities to join in with if you fancy, or just enjoy a chat over tea and cake. Come on your own or bring a friend or someone you are caring for. Everyone welcome. Just drop in, no need to book. £3 per session, includes tea and cake. For more info contact gilli@amys-care.co.uk
  • Scrooge the Phantomime - Wigton
    Blanketed in snow and coal dust, Dickensian Wigton is ready to celebrate the festive season with family and friends - time to eat drink and be merry. All except one lone miser, who sold his soul long ago for a cold hard money. Now Lucy Fur has called in the debt and Scrooge must learn the true meaning of Christmas to save himself with (and despite) the help of his estranged family and employees. Dickens himself is on hand to make sure this re-telling of Scrooge stays on track but with fun-loving ghosts, a mischievous dog and a gang of street urchins all threatening to hijack proceedings, this Phantomime might not be exactly what he had planned! With sing-alongs, cheeky laughs, terrible puns and maybe even a tear or two, this year's panto at the John Peel Theatre runs from 9 to 14 of December at 7pm every night, with 2pm Matinees on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15. Tickets are available from Easton's Newsagent in Wigton and online via ticketsource.co.uk/wigtontheatre.org
  • Christmas Story Tots
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Barrow Library. Join us throughout December, (and a little bit of November too!) For our Christmas themed Story Tots sessions. Take time to share stories, sing rhymes and craft together with your child. Build memories to last a lifetime. Suitable for children 0-5 years and their grownups. No need to book just pop along. Tuesdays at 2pm. November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th and December 17th
  • Christmas Carols with the Lakeland Choir
    The Lakeland choir will be performing some classic christmas carols. Includes tea,coffee and mince pies.
  • Festival of Christmas Music - Keswick
    This annual Festival of Christmas Music, which offers the audience the opportunity to join in a selection of popular carols and Christmas songs, is always very well attended by both Keswick residents and visitors - it's a good idea to get your tickets early! Take your seats in good time for 7.30 pm at Crosthwaite Church on Tuesday 10 December 2019 to hear the classic 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols' by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The programme will also include a new carol from Tamsin Jones, 'Be Merry', specially commissioned by the Society, and choir musical director Ian Hare's Love came down at Chrisnothermas which was originally written for the Carlisle Cathedral Carliol Choir. Dr Jones is a lay clerk at Carlisle Cathedral, and Ian Hare, who was Cumbria Life Musician of the Year 2017, is well-known in Cumbria and further afield as an organist and choir director. Tickets available in advance from choir members or from Bookends, Keswick, at a £2 discount.
  • Get Safe Online
    Get Safe Online is free training open to all. The training is from 1.30pm-3.30pm on Thursday 12th December 2019.The training will provide you with simple information to help keep yourself and your communities safe through topics such as: creating secure passwords, shopping and banking online securely, social media, how to prevent and report fraud, identity theft and abuse. For more information or to book a place call in to Workington Library or telephone 01900 706170
  • Dyslexia Friendly Book Club
    Thursday afternoons 4pm-5pm, 19 September, 17 October, 14 November, 12 December Are you a lover of great stories? Want to make new friends and talk about fantastic authors and great books? Are you a dyslexic teen? Then come along to our new book club just for you. We will be choosing books from our fantastic dyslexic friendly collection by Barrington Stokes. Great super readable books written by the best teen authors especially for dyslexic readers. Fun relaxed group run by neurodiverse staff! Suitable for dyslexic readers aged 12+ Call Barrow library on 01229 407373 to book.
  • Christmas at Windermere Jetty
    Enjoy a wonderful Christmas Dinner at Windermere Jetty's lakeshore cafe at special evening events
  • Christmas coffee morning at Milnthorpe Library
    Why not come and join us at our festive coffee morning? Our way of saying thank you for supporting us throughout the year - free refreshments for all!
  • Christmas Rhyme Time
    Come along to our Christmas themed Rhyme Time sessions. Throughout December (and a bit of November!) We will be sharing Christmas stories and songs in our regular Rhyme Time sessions. Suitable for children 0-5year and their grown ups. Fridays 10.30am 29th November, 6th December, 13th December and 20th December
  • Carlisle Cathedral Christmas Concert
    The annual Christmas Concert is a highlight of the Cathedral's calendar and this year is no exception. Join us as the combined Cathedral Choirs sing favourite carols and songs for the festive season.
  • Family Festive Fun
    Christmas comes early to Grange Library ~ on Saturday December 14th, from 10.00 ~ 12.00, the Friends of Grange Library are holding a FAMILY FESTIVE FUN MORNING for people of all ages. There will be games and puzzles for children to do, including a festive treasure hunt around the library, and for older members of the community a feast of Christmas goodies to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. Most important of all there will be a Book Giveaway for every child, from toddlers to 10 year olds! So why not come along to the Library and join us for an early Christmas celebration? EVERYONE WELCOME!!
  • Family Christmas Craft - Christmas ornaments
    A FREE activity will be available for families to enjoy together. Call in between 10-2 and get creative whilst choosing your Christmas books for over the festive period.
  • Children's Book Group
    For kids five years and older. Come along and share what you have been reading, discover new authors, craft, games and activities. Join in the 100 Book Challenge. Each meeting has a different theme, Dec 14th will be a Christmas theme!
  • 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.
  • Festive Fun at Ford Park - Ulverston
    Festive storytelling, Christmas crafts and activities for children
  • Volunteer Appreciation Coffee Morning at Carlisle Library
    Carlisle Library and Archives are having a Volunteer Appreciation Coffee Morning on Tuesday 17th December at 10am. Call in for coffee and a mince pie to see examples of the work being done by the volunteers, who have dedicated their free time to projects in the Library and Archive service.
  • Christmas Story Tots
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Barrow Library. Join us throughout December, (and a little bit of November too!) For our Christmas themed Story Tots sessions. Take time to share stories, sing rhymes and craft together with your child. Build memories to last a lifetime. Suitable for children 0-5 years and their grownups. No need to book just pop along. Tuesdays at 2pm. November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th and December 17th
  • Whitehaven Archive Discovery Evening
    On the third Tuesday of each month Whitehaven Archives Centre, Scotch Street (Next door to the Police Station) hold an informal drop in evening on a particular subject where they have a random selection of archives, books, photographs, plans etc. out for you to look at. This month they celebrating 'Christmas of Old'. Why not pop along and see what treasures they will have out for you to look at and enjoy some seasonal treats afterwards?
  • Denton Holme Community Forum
    Denton Holme needs you Hear about some of the opportunities for getting involved in your local community Christmas songs from Robert Ferguson School Choir
  • Festive Customer Appreciation
    Join us for festive refreshment and good cheer! Thank you for supporting your local library. All welcome
  • Ruth Sutton
    Join us for an afternoon with wonderful local author Ruth Sutton who will speak about Out of the Deep, her latest Cumbrian crime novel. Tickets £2, available from Roose or Barrow Library Tel: 01229 811674 or 01229 407373 to book. When a body is pulled from the deepest lake in England, the West Cumbria police are faced with links to a thirty-year-old case that still haunts DCI Sam Tognarelli. Determined to right old wrongs, he forgets about retirement and takes charge of the enquiry. DCI Anna Penrose, a promising CID officer, is tired of the in-fighting and sexism that undermine her at work. Distracted by a new relationship, she is blind to the toxic legacy of abuse and manipulation underlying the inquiry until it is almost too late.
  • Family Christmas Craft - Christmas Crowns
    A FREE activity will be available for families to enjoy together. Call in between 10-2 and get creative whilst choosing your Christmas books for over the festive period.
  • Poppies Group
    Can you knit or crochet poppies for Victory in Europe Day 2020 display in Kendal Library? Bring your poppies to the library or come and knit in the library. Join Poppy Group on every Friday at 10.00 For more info contact Kate 07900711189
  • Christmas Rhyme Time
    Come along to our Christmas themed Rhyme Time sessions. Throughout December (and a bit of November!) We will be sharing Christmas stories and songs in our regular Rhyme Time sessions. Suitable for children 0-5years and their grown ups. Fridays 10.30am 29th November, 6th December, 13th December and 20th December
  • Cracking Christmas Crafts at Carlisle Library
    Join us on Saturday 21st December for a Christmas craft session from 11am. Stories with Maureen at 10.30am will be Christmas-themed as well, so why not pop along! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Book Craft
    Book Craft Club at Barrow Library 2-3pm on Saturday afternoons! 14th September, 5th October, 2nd November, 30th November, 21st December. Love books? This is for you! Fun stories and crafts based on all the best junior books! Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Make new friends and discuss your favourite authors. Fun relaxed group perfect for kids who love crafts and books. places are limited. To sign up please phone Barrow Library on 01229 407373
  • Christmas Stories with Santa
    Drop in for pre-school children with their adults. All welcome
  • Friendly Group
    Kendal Library Friendly Group Come along to our new informal group. Make creative things* from materials provided or bring your own. Try your hand at something new in a relaxed atmosphere with coffee and cake. Free fortnightly sessions from 2pm in Kendal Library (Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4PY, T: 01539 713520) No need to book, just drop in. *No previous experience in being creative needed
  • Carlisle Cathedral Crib Service
    The ever-popular Crib Service delights young and old, with music sung by the Cathedral's Children's Choir, Cantate - including Away In A Manger, I Saw Three Ships and Once In Royal David's City, with readings and prayers.
  • Midnight Mass at Carlisle Cathedral
    Celebrate the birth of Christ through music, prayer and Holy Communion as Christmas Eve becomes Christmas Day. This is a most joyful celebration of the Eucharist and all are welcome to attend. Music is sung by the Cathedral Consort. Preacher: Canon Michael Manley
  • Children's Christmas Crafts
    Saturday 28th December 2-3pm Come along to this festive craft session inspired by the magical new book by Tom Fletcher The Christmasaurus and The Winter Witch. A year has passed since a boy named William Trundle had an incredible adventure with the most extraordinary dinosaur: the Christmasaurus. Now, William is about to be swept back to the North Pole and meet the icy, mysterious and magical Winter Witch, whose power to control time allows Santa to travel all around the world on Christmas Eve. And when William learns that the fate of Christmas hangs in the balance, he and the Christmasaurus must risk everything to save it . . . Fun free festive craft session suitable for children aged 5+ Call 01229 407373 to book.
  • Houghton Weavers - The Coro, Ulverston
    Doors Open 7pm. Show time 7:30pm. Stalls £12.50. Balcony £15.00. Popular songs, folk music and banter.