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  Events for February 2019
  • LGBT History Month
    The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. This is done by: Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community; Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT community; Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT communities; and Promoting the welfare of LGBT people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBT people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.
    VENUE: LGBT History Month
    DATE:  1st - 28th February 2019
    TIME: 00:00
  • Community Police Desk Drop In
    Call in and speak directly to a PCSO Police Community Support Officer about any local issues you have concerns about. Every Friday 10am-12.pm
    VENUE: Milnthorpe library
    DATE:  1st February 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Ambleside Songsters
    Singing for pleasure choir run by Dignity In Dementia. Followed by coffee and chat, all welcome. Every Friday 11am-12.30pm
    VENUE: Ambleside library
    DATE:  1st February 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 12:30
  • The Lynne and McCartney Story
    ELO BEATLES BEYOND present THE LYNNE and McCARTNEY STORY, a brand new show featuring the songs of ELO, The Beatles, Solo Beatles, Tom Petty, Wilburys, Move and the symphonic pop that these two icons have been involved with. ELO Beatles Beyond are no ordinary tribute band. Fronted by top Jeff Lynne and Paul McCartney soundalikes, the band prides itself on performing the greatest hits of ELO, The Beatles, Wings and more as they were intended to sound. The theatre show, THE LYNNE and McCARTNEY STORY takes you on a journey behind some of the greatest hits of all-time, and how the careers of these 2 songwriting legends have crossed over the years.
    VENUE: The Beggar's Theatre
    DATE:  2nd February 2019
    TIME: 20:00 - 23:00
  • A Celebration for Candlemas
    A beautiful candlelit service of prayer, readings and music to celebrate Christ, Our Light.
    VENUE: Carlisle Cathedral
    DATE:  3rd February 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:00
  • Coffee and Quiz
    Everyone is welcome to join us on Monday mornings. Participation in the quiz or puzzles is optional.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  4th February 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Falls Prevention Drop In
    There is a Falls Prevention Drop in with Age UK from 10 am to 12 noon on 4th February. If you want advice on how to avoid falls, please come along.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  4th February 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • World Interfaith Harmony Week
    World Interfaith Harmony Week https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/ South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) presents the Cumbrian launch of the third edition (2018) and first Cumbria supplement (2019) of Religion, Belief and Culture in our Community: Understanding, respecting and valuing the diverse cultures of the United Kingdom The aims of the South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) are: seek to reduce inequality on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, rurality and religion/belief celebrate diversity and reduce discrimination improve the life chances and opportunities for people who live, work and visit South Lakeland Speakers include Councillor Guy Tirvengadum Mayor of Kendal and Chair of SLEDP Light refreshments available All welcome
    VENUE: Kendal Town Hall
    DATE:  5th February 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00
  • Dementia Information drop-in session
    The Alzheimer's Society will be holding a Drop In on 5th February (10.30 am to 12 noon). If you want advice about any forms of dementia and information on the support available, just pop in. The Library has a special collection of books about dementia and memory bags (dementia resource bags) on a range of topics to borrow and share with people who have dementia.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  5th February 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:00
  • Games For Grown Ups
    A friendly group playing scrabble, chess etc. Tea and biscuits too. Twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 3.00pm-5.00pm All welcome.
    VENUE: Ambleside library
    DATE:  5th February 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 17:00
  • Ulverston library Reading Group
    A friendly and informal reading group, meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month in the library. 1.30pm-3.00pm 01229 404151
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  6th February 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 15:00
  • Time To Talk Coffee Morning
    On 'Time To Talk Day' join us for some tasty treats and let's talk about mental health. All welcome. drop in between 10am and 12.30pm
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  7th February 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:30
  • Time To Talk Coffee Morning
    On 'Time To Talk Day' Ulverston MIND will be joining us for tasty treats and conversations about mental health. Drop in 10am-12.30pm All welcome
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  7th February 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:30
  • Time to Talk Day
    Time to Talk day. Let's end mental health discrimination. Pop into Workington Library between 10 and 2 on Thursday 7th February and enjoy a 2 for 1 offer on a cuppa.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  7th February 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 14:00
  • Rhymetime
    Rhymes session for babies, preschool children and their adults! Free drop-in event.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  7th February 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:00
  • Tablet Drop In session with Age UK
    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. Drop ins are on the first 2 Thursdays of the month. 10.30am-12pm
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  7th February 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:00
  • Children, Young People and Families Wellbeing Model - Have your say
    The way we deliver our 0-19 Healthy Child Programme (HCP) and Early Years Help services in Cumbria is changing. Find out more and have your say at a Community Drop-in session from 2-4pm on Thursday 7th February at Workington Library
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  7th February 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Harry Potter Book Night
    Calling all Witches and Wizards it's time to don your house robes and brush off your wands as Whitehaven Library's Harry Potter Book Night is back! Suitable for all Harry Potter fans aged 8-14 Years. Places are limited so booking is essential. Contact 01946 506400 to book a place
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  7th February 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 17:30
  • Kendal College Open Evening
    Meet our tutors, explore our facilities and see if the College is for you! Open Evenings at Kendal College enable you to see first-hand what opportunities are available to you. Drop in anytime between 4.30pm – 7pm
    VENUE: Kendal College
    DATE:  7th February 2019
    TIME: 16:30 - 19:00
  • Macmillan Drop In Session
    Come along and speak directly to a Macmillan volunteer and browse the Macmillan collection of books and pamphlets. Monthly on the 2nd Friday of the month. 2.00pm-4.00pm
    VENUE: Kirkby Lonsdale library
    DATE:  8th February 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Coffee and Quiz
    Everyone is welcome to join us on Monday mornings. Participation in the quiz or puzzles is optional.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  11th February 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Kathryn Warner - Author event
    Join us to hear Kathryn as she talks about Edward II, famously one of England's most unsuccessful kings, losing the battle of Bannockburn and becoming the first king to abdicate the throne in 1327. Kathryn provides a fascinating insight into this highly unconventional king and his reign -a period of endless drama, conflict and intrigue. Tickets £3 from Kirkby Lonsdale library 015242 71386
    VENUE: Kirkby Lonsdale library
    DATE:  11th February 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Sedbergh library Reading Group
    Friendly Reading Group meets in the library monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month. 3.00pm-4.00pm
    VENUE: Sedbergh library
    DATE:  11th February 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:00
  • Carlisle Library Illustrated Art Talks: Italian Art - Giotto to Caravaggio
    Lecturer and independent art historian David Cross continues his popular illustrated art talks at Carlisle Library with Italian Art - Giotto to Caravaggio on Tuesday 12th February at 2pm. Tickets £2 available from Carlisle Library (01228) 227310.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  12th February 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Kid's Coding Club
    Coding fun for all the family. Booking essential.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  13th February 2019
    TIME: 15:30 - 16:30
  • Millom Library Health MOT
    Health MOT and mini health check. Blood pressure and pulse check, weight/height/BMI, oxygen saturations plus signposting into the community for keeping your heart healthy. Speak to Tracy Lees ICC Case Manager. Medication advice and general advice for a healthy lifestyle, with Ben Merriman, pharmacist.
    VENUE: Millom Library
    DATE:  14th February 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 16:00
  • Ambleside library Reading Group
    A friendly reading group meeting monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.15pm New members always welcome.
    VENUE: Ambleside library
    DATE:  14th February 2019
    TIME: 19:15 - 20:31
  • Cumbria Wildlife Trust information stand
    Why not pop along to the library and find out all about the great work that Cumbria Wildlife Trust do? There'll be an information stand and a friendly representative to provide you with all you need to know about the organisation.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  15th February 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 15:00
  • Comedy Night
    A comedy night is being held in Cockermouth to raise money for West Cumbria Carers. Singing farmer 'the Fresh Prince of Shap' Dicky Dippinson will entertain the audience with his unique blend of Cumbrian comedy. Supporting Dicky is the hilarious Tim Bradbury aka Tiny Tim's Adventures. Youtube star, Tim, has over 1 million followers on YouTube, showcasing his prank calls as a '3 nearly 6 year old'. Hosted by John Lebbon, the evening will surely be one not to be missed. The event takes place on Friday 15th February 2019, 7pm at The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth. Tickets are £10 and can be bought from the Kirkgate Centre box office on 01900 826448 or www.kirkgatearts.org.uk
    VENUE: Kirkgate Centre
    DATE:  15th February 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:30
  • Half Term Craft for children
    We are celebrating Chinese New Year Year of the Pig All welcome to our drop in craft table
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  16th February 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 14:00
  • BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)
    BGKT was founded in 1991. Monthly 3rd Sunday Open meeting. All are welcome. The meeting is led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks]. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world, and it is practised today in South and South East Asia. Meetings include mindfulness, tranquillity meditation, insight meditation, metta (loving kindness) meditation, and walking meditation, talks, handouts, Q &A. Tea. Free - donations towards room hire welcome. 25th anniversary Celebrations http://www.newslanka.net/buddhist_group_of_kendal_25th_anniversary.html http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.Kendal_Buddhists_celebrate_25_years_of_faith/
    VENUE: Castle Street Community Centre
    DATE:  17th February 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:30
  • Storytelling Fun for Children with Claire Griffel
    Free family drop in for children of any age Children under 8 years must be accompanied by a responsible person
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  18th February 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:15
  • The Night Sky - Rucksack of Rhymes
    Did you know that the song "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" was written as a poem in the Georgian era by Jane Taylor? Explore a short poem about the night sky by Wordsworth through songs, rhymes and a story. Then unpack our rucksack of toys to play with and make your own moon and star craft to light up a dark February night. For children age 0-5yrs. Contact 01946 506400 to book a place.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  18th February 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • The Night Sky Activities and Crafts
    Let's have some fun with February's wintery darkness by talking about the moon and the stars that light up the night sky and all the things we can see when we go star-gazing! Explore some poems by Wordsworth about a wild night sky and discovering glow-worms, then create your own book of constellations to take out with you on star-gazing adventures. Age 4+ Contact 01946 506400 to book a place.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  18th February 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:00
  • Windermere library Reading Group
    Meeting in Windermere library monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month. 3.00pm-4.30pm 015394 88945
    VENUE: Windermere ibrary
    DATE:  18th February 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:30
  • Carlisle Library Illustrated Art Talks: British Art- Hogarth to Hockney
    Lecturer and independent art historian David Cross continues his popular illustrated art talks at Carlisle Library with British Art - Hogarth to Hockney on Tuesday 19th February at 2pm. Tickets £2 available from Carlisle Library (01228) 227310
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  19th February 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Lego - Half Term Activity
    Booking is essential, contact 01946 814523 to book a place. Parent / Carer and children aged 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. (All children must be supervised by an adult. Strictly no children under 5).
    VENUE: Cleator Moor Library
    DATE:  19th February 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Archives Discovery Evening, Whitehaven
    Join us this month to examine some rarely seen church records from our Methodist, Quaker, Presbyterian and Congregational collections amongst others. Why not pop along and see what there is to discover? Refreshments available. Limited free parking behind our building.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Archive Centre
    DATE:  19th February 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • IT Drop In with South Lakeland Age UK
    IT Drop In sessions with South Lakeland Age UK volunteers. Supporting the community with any queries or problems regarding laptops, tablets or smart phones. Monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. 2.00pm-4.00pm
    VENUE: Sedbergh library
    DATE:  20th February 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Health Visitor Clinic
    See the Health Visitor for any enquiries monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month 10am-11.30am
    VENUE: Ambleside library
    DATE:  21st February 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:30
  • Milnthorpe library Reading Group
    A friendly long running Reading Group, occasionally spaces become available. Meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month 1.45pm -3.15pm
    VENUE: Milnthorpe library
    DATE:  21st February 2019
    TIME: 13:31 - 15:15
  • The Night Sky Children's Activities with The Wordsworth Trust
    The Wordsworth Trust are bringing their Rucksack of Rhymes and craft activities to Ulverston library, exploring the theme The Night Sky. There are 2 sessions: 10.30 -11.30 for 0-5 year olds and 11.30-12.30 for children aged 4+ Booking is essential as space is limited 01229 404151
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  22nd February 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Farmyard Hullabaloo Story and Craft
    Come along and join in the Farmyard Hullabaloo at Whitehaven Library. Listen to a story and make your own farm to take home. Age 4-7 Years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential, contact Whitehaven Library 01946 506400 to book a place.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  22nd February 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • The Night Sky Children's Activities with The Wordsworth Trust
    The Wordsworth Trust are bringing their Rucksack of Rhymes and craft activities to Windermere library. There are 2 sessions: 2pm-3pm for 0-5 year olds and 3pm-4pm for children aged 4+. Booking is essential as space is limited. 015394 88945
    VENUE: Windermere library
    DATE:  22nd February 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Cub Sport @ Kendal Library
    Independent Brisbane band, Cub Sport, are bringing their own brand of indie dream pop to Kendal Library this February as part of their UK and European headline album tour, in collaboration with Get it Loud in Libraries. The independent Australian quartet have achieved great success since the release of their debut album in 2015. Their latest, self-titled album charted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Artist Albums chart and the single, 'Summer Lover' has reached almost 800,000 plays on Spotify since its release in January. Playing in a library will be a welcome change for the Australian quartet and will give audiences of all ages the rare chance to get up close and personal with their new favourite act. Kendal Library has previously hosted a number of live music events, including Cate Le Bon, Rae Morris and Tim Burgess (lead singer of the Charlatans). The success of the Get it Loud in Libraries programme has earned Kendal Library the title of mecca to both books and music
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  22nd February 2019
    TIME: 20:00 - 22:30
  • Cub Sport gig
    We're very excited about our next Get it loud in Libraries gig at Kendal Library. Why not come along and listen to this great young band in a really atmospheric setting. Tickets are available from getitloudinlibraries.com and seetickets.com.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  22nd February 2019
    TIME: 20:00 - 22:00
  • Blood Bikes Cumbria
    Recruiting Event - Blood Bikes Cumbria are recruiting Riders / Drivers/ Fundraisers & Controllers in the Eden Suite at The Sands Centre, Carlisle. We will be providing information, leaflets and answer any questions / queries regarding our Group activities and what would be expected of you if you joined.
    VENUE: The Sands Centre
    DATE:  24th February 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 15:00
  • Falls Prevention Drop In and Coffee Morning
    Everyone is at risk of falls as they age; it's a big cause of Hospital Admissions and can result in serious injuries and long term complications. Join us to learn how making small adjustments to your daily life can reduce your risk of falls and give you greater freedom and confidence.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  26th February 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Falls Prevention Drop-in
    A representative from Age UK South Lakeland will be here with advice on how to prevent falls and stay safe. Free tea and coffee!
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  26th February 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Carlisle Library Illustrated Art Talks: Cranach, Bruegel and Durer
    Lecturer and independent art historian David Cross continues his popular illustrated art talks at Carlisle Library with Cranach, Bruegel and Durer on Tuesday 26th February at 2pm. Tickets £2 available from Carlisle Library (01228) 227310
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  26th February 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Maryport Heritage Society Talk
    Mr Tom Little will be speaking at Maryport Library at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th February 2019. The theme of the talk is Maryport: A Rugby League Goldmine - The Beginnings Admission: Members £1. Non-members £2.
    VENUE: Maryport Library
    DATE:  27th February 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:00
  • Independent Living Service advice Drop In
    South Lakes housing will be at Ulverston library to give advice on their service aimed at supporting people to stay in their own homes for longer. drop in 10am-12pm
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  28th February 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Rhymetime
    Rhyming session for babies and pre-school children with their adults. Free drop in.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  28th February 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:00
  • The BIG talk...Retirement
    Retirement planning - it's never too early or too late. Free and impartial advise at our free seminar. Call into Whitehaven Library to book your place or contact us on 01946 506400.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  28th February 2019
    TIME: 18:30 - 00:00
  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.
  • 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
  • Riverside Job Club at Longtown Library
    Join us for our weekly job club at Longtown Library for Riverside tenants. Their friendly and supportive Employment and Training advisor can help you to search for a job, investigate work experience and mentoring opportunities, get help with writing a CV and filling out job applications, and brush up on your interview techniques to help you find the job you really want. Tuesdays from 1.30-3.30pm.
  • PCSO Drop In Session
    Your Neighbourhood Community Police Officers will visit Brampton Library the 1st Monday of every month from 3:00pm - 4:00pm. If you have any concerns, issues or just want a quick chat please drop in to speak to the local PCSO.
  • PCSO Drop-in Session
    Police Community Support Officers will be at Carlisle Library every Thursday between 3 and 5pm. If you have any concerns, issues or just want a quick chat, please drop-in to speak to the local PCSO.
  • Crafternoon Club at Carlisle Library
    Join us at Carlisle Library on Thursdays 1-4pm for a weekly knit and natter to show off your latest work or learn new skills. Beginners and experienced crafters welcome!
  • 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
  • Under 6 Junior football
    Fun football sessions for players in year 1. £16 for a block of six hourly sessions with FA registered coaches. Pre booking is essential, email or message our FB page for more details.
  • 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.
  • South Lakeland District Council Drop In
    A South Lakeland District Council Adviser is available to help with council-related issues every Wednesday between 10.15am and 1pm. No booking required.
  • South Lakeland District Council Drop In
    A South Lakeland District Council Adviser is available to help with council-related issues every Tuesday and Thursday between 9.15 am and 12.15 pm. No booking required.
  • IT Drop In Sessions
    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 from10.00 am to 12 noon on the second Friday of the month.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Come and Play
    For parents/carers and children. Every Thursday during term time. 12.30pm - 2pm
  • 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
  • Meditation Classes
    Weekly Drop In Meditation classes led by Buddhist Nun Kelsang Minche. Classes will resume on Thursday starting Jan 17th. No need to book, just turn up. Each class contains two meditations and a talk on some aspect of Buddhism
  • Harry Potter Book Night
    Come along to Barrow Libraries to celebrate Harry Potter Book Night 2019. This year we are holding drop in activities in all of our libraries. Pop along anytime during opening hours to take part in colouring, crafts and a fantastic competition to design your own magical creature! At Barrow you can also take part in a treasure trail to find Harry Potter Book covers from around the world and an eye spy challenge in our magical cabinet display! All welcome no need to book just come along!
  • 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.
  • Holocaust Memorial Day Display
    Pop in anytime between Monday 21st January and 25th February to look at our display. Read testimony's and life stories of survivors from around the world. Walk around our display of 'Moving Images' of Holocaust Memorial Day Trust commissioned project. A collection of five photographs of genocide survivors, with each individual featured holding an object that holds significance to them. Take part in the HMD 2019 Postcard Project to explore the theme Torn from home. Write a postcard in response to the testimony's you have read and receive a message in response.
  • 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.
  • Age UK drop –in
    Information and advice from the local West Cumbrian team. Last Wednesday of every month 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • International Textile Exhibition - Through the Seasons
    The coldness of winter, the mildness of spring, the sun of summer or the shades of the fall. This year's theme 'Through the Seasons' has been interpreted by each artist in a different way, with works focusing on one season, changing seasons and even the seasons of human lives, represented through realism or abstract colour and form. All the pieces in the exhibition were originally entered into a textile competition held in the prestigious annual 'Carrefour du Patchwork Meeting', which is hosted each September in Alsace, France. Techniques on display include patchworking, hand and machine quilting, embroidery, applique, painting, hand-stitching using textiles as varied as metallic wool, tulle, chiffon, felt, silk and linen.
  • LGBT History Month
    The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. This is done by: Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community; Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT community; Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT communities; and Promoting the welfare of LGBT people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBT people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.
  • Community Police Desk Drop In
    Call in and speak directly to a PCSO Police Community Support Officer about any local issues you have concerns about. Every Friday 10am-12.pm
  • Ambleside Songsters
    Singing for pleasure choir run by Dignity In Dementia. Followed by coffee and chat, all welcome. Every Friday 11am-12.30pm
  • The Lynne and McCartney Story
    ELO BEATLES BEYOND present THE LYNNE and McCARTNEY STORY, a brand new show featuring the songs of ELO, The Beatles, Solo Beatles, Tom Petty, Wilburys, Move and the symphonic pop that these two icons have been involved with. ELO Beatles Beyond are no ordinary tribute band. Fronted by top Jeff Lynne and Paul McCartney soundalikes, the band prides itself on performing the greatest hits of ELO, The Beatles, Wings and more as they were intended to sound. The theatre show, THE LYNNE and McCARTNEY STORY takes you on a journey behind some of the greatest hits of all-time, and how the careers of these 2 songwriting legends have crossed over the years.
  • A Celebration for Candlemas
    A beautiful candlelit service of prayer, readings and music to celebrate Christ, Our Light.
  • Falls Prevention Drop In
    There is a Falls Prevention Drop in with Age UK from 10 am to 12 noon on 4th February. If you want advice on how to avoid falls, please come along.
  • Coffee and Quiz
    Everyone is welcome to join us on Monday mornings. Participation in the quiz or puzzles is optional.
  • 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
  • World Interfaith Harmony Week
    World Interfaith Harmony Week https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/ South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) presents the Cumbrian launch of the third edition (2018) and first Cumbria supplement (2019) of Religion, Belief and Culture in our Community: Understanding, respecting and valuing the diverse cultures of the United Kingdom The aims of the South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) are: seek to reduce inequality on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, rurality and religion/belief celebrate diversity and reduce discrimination improve the life chances and opportunities for people who live, work and visit South Lakeland Speakers include Councillor Guy Tirvengadum Mayor of Kendal and Chair of SLEDP Light refreshments available All welcome
  • 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
  • Dementia Information drop-in session
    The Alzheimer's Society will be holding a Drop In on 5th February (10.30 am to 12 noon). If you want advice about any forms of dementia and information on the support available, just pop in. The Library has a special collection of books about dementia and memory bags (dementia resource bags) on a range of topics to borrow and share with people who have dementia.
  • Games For Grown Ups
    A friendly group playing scrabble, chess etc. Tea and biscuits too. Twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 3.00pm-5.00pm All welcome.
  • Ulverston library Reading Group
    A friendly and informal reading group, meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month in the library. 1.30pm-3.00pm 01229 404151
  • Time To Talk Coffee Morning
    On 'Time To Talk Day' join us for some tasty treats and let's talk about mental health. All welcome. drop in between 10am and 12.30pm
  • Time To Talk Coffee Morning
    On 'Time To Talk Day' Ulverston MIND will be joining us for tasty treats and conversations about mental health. Drop in 10am-12.30pm All welcome
  • Time to Talk Day
    Time to Talk day. Let's end mental health discrimination. Pop into Workington Library between 10 and 2 on Thursday 7th February and enjoy a 2 for 1 offer on a cuppa.
  • Tablet Drop In session with Age UK
    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. Drop ins are on the first 2 Thursdays of the month. 10.30am-12pm
  • Rhymetime
    Rhymes session for babies, preschool children and their adults! Free drop-in event.
  • Children, Young People and Families Wellbeing Model - Have your say
    The way we deliver our 0-19 Healthy Child Programme (HCP) and Early Years Help services in Cumbria is changing. Find out more and have your say at a Community Drop-in session from 2-4pm on Thursday 7th February at Workington Library
  • Harry Potter Book Night
    Calling all Witches and Wizards it's time to don your house robes and brush off your wands as Whitehaven Library's Harry Potter Book Night is back! Suitable for all Harry Potter fans aged 8-14 Years. Places are limited so booking is essential. Contact 01946 506400 to book a place
  • Kendal College Open Evening
    Meet our tutors, explore our facilities and see if the College is for you! Open Evenings at Kendal College enable you to see first-hand what opportunities are available to you. Drop in anytime between 4.30pm – 7pm
  • Macmillan Drop In Session
    Come along and speak directly to a Macmillan volunteer and browse the Macmillan collection of books and pamphlets. Monthly on the 2nd Friday of the month. 2.00pm-4.00pm
  • Coffee and Quiz
    Everyone is welcome to join us on Monday mornings. Participation in the quiz or puzzles is optional.
  • Kathryn Warner - Author event
    Join us to hear Kathryn as she talks about Edward II, famously one of England's most unsuccessful kings, losing the battle of Bannockburn and becoming the first king to abdicate the throne in 1327. Kathryn provides a fascinating insight into this highly unconventional king and his reign -a period of endless drama, conflict and intrigue. Tickets £3 from Kirkby Lonsdale library 015242 71386
  • Sedbergh library Reading Group
    Friendly Reading Group meets in the library monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month. 3.00pm-4.00pm
  • Carlisle Library Illustrated Art Talks: Italian Art - Giotto to Caravaggio
    Lecturer and independent art historian David Cross continues his popular illustrated art talks at Carlisle Library with Italian Art - Giotto to Caravaggio on Tuesday 12th February at 2pm. Tickets £2 available from Carlisle Library (01228) 227310.
  • Kid's Coding Club
    Coding fun for all the family. Booking essential.
  • Millom Library Health MOT
    Health MOT and mini health check. Blood pressure and pulse check, weight/height/BMI, oxygen saturations plus signposting into the community for keeping your heart healthy. Speak to Tracy Lees ICC Case Manager. Medication advice and general advice for a healthy lifestyle, with Ben Merriman, pharmacist.
  • Ambleside library Reading Group
    A friendly reading group meeting monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.15pm New members always welcome.
  • Meditation for Busy people
    Weekly drop in classes every Thursday evening giving practical advise about how to incorporate meditation and Buddhist teachings into your daily life. No need to pre book. Just turn up. No experience necessary.
  • Cumbria Wildlife Trust information stand
    Why not pop along to the library and find out all about the great work that Cumbria Wildlife Trust do? There'll be an information stand and a friendly representative to provide you with all you need to know about the organisation.
  • Comedy Night
    A comedy night is being held in Cockermouth to raise money for West Cumbria Carers. Singing farmer 'the Fresh Prince of Shap' Dicky Dippinson will entertain the audience with his unique blend of Cumbrian comedy. Supporting Dicky is the hilarious Tim Bradbury aka Tiny Tim's Adventures. Youtube star, Tim, has over 1 million followers on YouTube, showcasing his prank calls as a '3 nearly 6 year old'. Hosted by John Lebbon, the evening will surely be one not to be missed. The event takes place on Friday 15th February 2019, 7pm at The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth. Tickets are £10 and can be bought from the Kirkgate Centre box office on 01900 826448 or www.kirkgatearts.org.uk
  • Half Term Craft for children
    We are celebrating Chinese New Year Year of the Pig All welcome to our drop in craft table
  • BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)
    BGKT was founded in 1991. Monthly 3rd Sunday Open meeting. All are welcome. The meeting is led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks]. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world, and it is practised today in South and South East Asia. Meetings include mindfulness, tranquillity meditation, insight meditation, metta (loving kindness) meditation, and walking meditation, talks, handouts, Q &A. Tea. Free - donations towards room hire welcome. 25th anniversary Celebrations http://www.newslanka.net/buddhist_group_of_kendal_25th_anniversary.html http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.Kendal_Buddhists_celebrate_25_years_of_faith/
  • Storytelling Fun for Children with Claire Griffel
    Free family drop in for children of any age Children under 8 years must be accompanied by a responsible person
  • The Night Sky - Rucksack of Rhymes
    Did you know that the song "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" was written as a poem in the Georgian era by Jane Taylor? Explore a short poem about the night sky by Wordsworth through songs, rhymes and a story. Then unpack our rucksack of toys to play with and make your own moon and star craft to light up a dark February night. For children age 0-5yrs. Contact 01946 506400 to book a place.
  • Windermere library Reading Group
    Meeting in Windermere library monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month. 3.00pm-4.30pm 015394 88945
  • The Night Sky Activities and Crafts
    Let's have some fun with February's wintery darkness by talking about the moon and the stars that light up the night sky and all the things we can see when we go star-gazing! Explore some poems by Wordsworth about a wild night sky and discovering glow-worms, then create your own book of constellations to take out with you on star-gazing adventures. Age 4+ Contact 01946 506400 to book a place.
  • Carlisle Library Illustrated Art Talks: British Art- Hogarth to Hockney
    Lecturer and independent art historian David Cross continues his popular illustrated art talks at Carlisle Library with British Art - Hogarth to Hockney on Tuesday 19th February at 2pm. Tickets £2 available from Carlisle Library (01228) 227310
  • Lego - Half Term Activity
    Booking is essential, contact 01946 814523 to book a place. Parent / Carer and children aged 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. (All children must be supervised by an adult. Strictly no children under 5).
  • Archives Discovery Evening, Whitehaven
    Join us this month to examine some rarely seen church records from our Methodist, Quaker, Presbyterian and Congregational collections amongst others. Why not pop along and see what there is to discover? Refreshments available. Limited free parking behind our building.
  • IT Drop In with South Lakeland Age UK
    IT Drop In sessions with South Lakeland Age UK volunteers. Supporting the community with any queries or problems regarding laptops, tablets or smart phones. Monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. 2.00pm-4.00pm
  • Health Visitor Clinic
    See the Health Visitor for any enquiries monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month 10am-11.30am
  • Milnthorpe library Reading Group
    A friendly long running Reading Group, occasionally spaces become available. Meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month 1.45pm -3.15pm
  • The Night Sky Children's Activities with The Wordsworth Trust
    The Wordsworth Trust are bringing their Rucksack of Rhymes and craft activities to Ulverston library, exploring the theme The Night Sky. There are 2 sessions: 10.30 -11.30 for 0-5 year olds and 11.30-12.30 for children aged 4+ Booking is essential as space is limited 01229 404151
  • The Night Sky Children's Activities with The Wordsworth Trust
    The Wordsworth Trust are bringing their Rucksack of Rhymes and craft activities to Windermere library. There are 2 sessions: 2pm-3pm for 0-5 year olds and 3pm-4pm for children aged 4+. Booking is essential as space is limited. 015394 88945
  • Farmyard Hullabaloo Story and Craft
    Come along and join in the Farmyard Hullabaloo at Whitehaven Library. Listen to a story and make your own farm to take home. Age 4-7 Years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential, contact Whitehaven Library 01946 506400 to book a place.
  • Cub Sport gig
    We're very excited about our next Get it loud in Libraries gig at Kendal Library. Why not come along and listen to this great young band in a really atmospheric setting. Tickets are available from getitloudinlibraries.com and seetickets.com.
  • Cub Sport @ Kendal Library
    Independent Brisbane band, Cub Sport, are bringing their own brand of indie dream pop to Kendal Library this February as part of their UK and European headline album tour, in collaboration with Get it Loud in Libraries. The independent Australian quartet have achieved great success since the release of their debut album in 2015. Their latest, self-titled album charted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Artist Albums chart and the single, 'Summer Lover' has reached almost 800,000 plays on Spotify since its release in January. Playing in a library will be a welcome change for the Australian quartet and will give audiences of all ages the rare chance to get up close and personal with their new favourite act. Kendal Library has previously hosted a number of live music events, including Cate Le Bon, Rae Morris and Tim Burgess (lead singer of the Charlatans). The success of the Get it Loud in Libraries programme has earned Kendal Library the title of mecca to both books and music
  • Blood Bikes Cumbria
    Recruiting Event - Blood Bikes Cumbria are recruiting Riders / Drivers/ Fundraisers & Controllers in the Eden Suite at The Sands Centre, Carlisle. We will be providing information, leaflets and answer any questions / queries regarding our Group activities and what would be expected of you if you joined.
  • Falls Prevention Drop-in
    A representative from Age UK South Lakeland will be here with advice on how to prevent falls and stay safe. Free tea and coffee!
  • Falls Prevention Drop In and Coffee Morning
    Everyone is at risk of falls as they age; it's a big cause of Hospital Admissions and can result in serious injuries and long term complications. Join us to learn how making small adjustments to your daily life can reduce your risk of falls and give you greater freedom and confidence.
  • Carlisle Library Illustrated Art Talks: Cranach, Bruegel and Durer
    Lecturer and independent art historian David Cross continues his popular illustrated art talks at Carlisle Library with Cranach, Bruegel and Durer on Tuesday 26th February at 2pm. Tickets £2 available from Carlisle Library (01228) 227310
  • Maryport Heritage Society Talk
    Mr Tom Little will be speaking at Maryport Library at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th February 2019. The theme of the talk is Maryport: A Rugby League Goldmine - The Beginnings Admission: Members £1. Non-members £2.
  • Independent Living Service advice Drop In
    South Lakes housing will be at Ulverston library to give advice on their service aimed at supporting people to stay in their own homes for longer. drop in 10am-12pm
  • Rhymetime
    Rhyming session for babies and pre-school children with their adults. Free drop in.
  • The BIG talk...Retirement
    Retirement planning - it's never too early or too late. Free and impartial advise at our free seminar. Call into Whitehaven Library to book your place or contact us on 01946 506400.