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  Events for January 2019
  • Computer Sessions with Age UK
    Free one to one advice and guidance; booking is essential Every Wednesday 1pm - 3pm
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  2nd - 18th January 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Knit and Natter
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Wednesday
    VENUE: Frizington Library
    DATE:  2nd - 30th January 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • The January Challenge
    A month of creativity! Start something new in 2019. Join us for The January Challenge. Do Think Share Creative activities for everyone Sign up for free now dothinkshare.com/sign-up #TheJanuaryChallenge
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  4th - 5th January 2019
    TIME: 00:00
  • 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
    VENUE: Frizington Library
    DATE:  4th - 25th January 2019
    TIME: 09:30 - 12:00
  • 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 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Contact Jan 01946 828100 for more information.
    VENUE: Seascale Library
    DATE:  4th January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Life as a modern nun.
    A talk by Jo Walker. Refreshments will be available 2pm – 4pm
    VENUE: Gosforth Library Link
    DATE:  6th January 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Free 1 to 1 computing sessions for PCs, laptop and smartphone.
    Beginners welcome. If you cannot get to any of our regular Get Online at Barrow Library sessions please get in touch. We can then discuss whether we could offer One2One sessions, appropriate to your needs. For more information please ring 01229 407373
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  7th January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:30
  • Sloppy Slipper Swap & Falls Prevention Drop In
    If you want to swap your old slippers or advice on how to avoid falls, please come along.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  7th January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • St Mary's Hospice Family Support and Bereavement Support Service
    This weekly session is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is grieving and would like some support. There is no requirement to have had previous contact with the Hospice. 1:1 support plus the chance to find out about other bereavement services that the Hospice has to offer such as their popular Make, Do and Mend Workshops. Drop in - no appointment needed.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  7th January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Tiny Treasures
    Free term time only sessions for toddlers with their parents/ carers Every Monday in term time. 10am - 11am
    VENUE: Egremont Library
    DATE:  7th - 28th January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00
  • Carer Group
    Free: find out more information, get support or a friendly ear, for those supporting someone with dementia or early stage memory loss. Every Tuesday 1.30pm-3.30pm
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  8th - 17th January 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 15:30
  • Knit and Natter
    Weekly Craft Group
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  8th January 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 15:30
  • Storytots
    Stories, songs and rhymes for under-5s and their grown-ups. We hope to see you every Tuesday from 2.00-2.45pm Come and join us!
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  8th January 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 14:45
  • Macmillan Drop-in
    Drop-in session where help is available from a MacMillan volunteer.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  9th January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Mega Bloks!
    New activity for under 5s Build and play with Mega Bloks No booking necessary.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  9th January 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:15
  • @ppy Hour
    Do you want to get to grips with a new phone, laptop or tablet? Sign up for one of our '@ppy hour' sessions. For more information or to book a place please ring 01229 407373
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  9th January 2019
    TIME: 13:15 - 14:15
  • @ppy Hour
    Do you want to get to grips with a new phone, laptop or tablet? Sign up for one of our '@ppy hour' sessions. For more information or to book a place please ring 01229 407373
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  9th January 2019
    TIME: 13:15 - 14:15
  • 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. 4pm - 5pm
    VENUE: Gosforth Library Link
    DATE:  9th January 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 17:00
  • Crafty Ladies
    Bring along your crafts, knitting and crocheting. All welcome. Every Thursday 10am - 11.30am
    VENUE: Egremont Library
    DATE:  10th - 31st January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:30
  • Techy Thursday
    Looking for a helping hand with your device? Whether it's a laptop, smartphone or tablet we can help support you with the basics. We can provide equipment too, just ask upon booking your place.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  10th January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00
  • 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. Please book a session at the enquiry desk or ring Barrow Library (01229) 407373 for more details.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  10th January 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 15:30
  • Furness Writers
    Creative writing group. Talk with like-minded people and gain confidence in a small group. Come and try a couple of exercises in a relaxed environment.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  11th January 2019
    TIME: 03:31 - 17:00
  • Rhyme Time
    Come and join us for songs and stories for under 5's and their grown-ups. This is a drop in session.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  11th January 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:00
  • Children's Bookcraft Group
    This activity group is for 6-11 year olds and will involve fun crafts based on favourite reads or authors. Places are limited. To sign up please contact Clare on 01229 407369
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  12th January 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Community Police Desk
    Monthly opportunity to meet your local police team, and discuss any issues you may have. Please drop-in 10am -11.30am
    VENUE: Cleator Moor Library Link
    DATE:  14th January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:30
  • Make Music with Manchester Camerata Musicians
    We're delighted to be hosting a musical evening with a difference at Whitehaven Library, featuring musicians from the Manchester Camerata orchestra. Musicians from Manchester Camerata are visiting West Cumbria in a series of workshop with young composers to compose a piece of music about the changing landscape of the local region. On Tuesday evening, we'd like to share the work they're doing with other members of the community and invite you to join us for an evening of fun music making and discussions. Musicians from the orchestra will lead an interactive creative workshop, where you can get involved playing different instruments and creating new sounds. This will be a very informal event; no musical experience required, just enthusiasm to join in! If you do play an instrument (acoustic only) please feel free to bring it along. Places are limited so please contact Whitehaven Library to book your free place. Suitable for ages 8 upwards. All children must be accompanied by an
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  15th January 2019
    TIME: 18:30 - 20:00
  • Archives Discovery Evening, Whitehaven
    Informal drop in evening held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. This month will feature staffs favourites from the archive, including those they have found amusing, poignant, thought-provoking, or those which are simply lovely to look at.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Archive Centre
    DATE:  15th January 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Christingle Service
    The Christingle celebration is a great way to share the Christian story and to experience the joy and wonder of this well-loved tradition. Held in association with The Children's Society, to support their essential work with children facing life's harshest challenges. Join us to make your own Christingle... ...an orange to represent the world... ...a red ribbon (or tape) to symbolise the love and blood of Christ... ...sweets and dried fruit to represent all of God's creations... and a lighted lit candle which represents Jesus's light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness.
    VENUE: Carlisle Cathedral
    DATE:  15th January 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 20:30
  • Raspberry Pi Coders and Makers club
    Coding fun for all the family. Booking essential.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  16th January 2019
    TIME: 15:30 - 16:30
  • PCSO Drop-in
    Police Community Support Officers will be at Moorclose Library on Friday 18th January 2019 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.
    VENUE: Moorclose Library
    DATE:  18th January 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 17:00
  • Give and take - with a difference
    Get something you're not keen on for Christmas? Why not bring it along to our give and take event and swap it for something you do like! We'll also be collecting Christmas cards and used stamps.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  19th January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 13:00
  • 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:  20th January 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:30
  • Taize Service at Carlisle Cathedral
    Taize services offer a distinctive worship experience, including the singing of much-repeated chants during candlelit prayer services and Taize music is highlighted by the use of simple phrases, usually lines from the Psalms or other pieces of scripture, repeated or sung in canon. The repetition is designed to help meditation and prayer. With chants sung by the Taize Choir this is a gentle and reflective service of worship, giving you an opportunity for time and space in a busy world. You can join in - or just chill and let the sound and the beautiful words of comfort from the scriptures fill your heart.
    VENUE: Carlisle Cathedral
    DATE:  20th January 2019
    TIME: 16:15 - 17:15
  • Brew Monday
    The third Monday in January is thought to be one of the unhappiest days of the year - dreary weather, credit card bills - and it's still not pay day! Cheer yourself up by coming along and supporting our Samaritans Brew Monday event. Enjoy a cuppa, a cake and a chat and make a donation that will go directly to help the Samaritans in the work that they do.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  21st January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:30
  • Coffee and Quiz Mornings
    All welcome at this relaxed and friendly quiz session.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  21st January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Coffee Morning and Local History Morning
    Meet library staff and find out what the library service can offer the Community of Barrow Island. Come and look at documents, maps and photographs of Barrow Island in the past. Susan Benson, the Archivist from Barrow Archive Centre will be available to help you with enquires. Children's Craft activity.
    VENUE: Cav Park
    DATE:  22nd January 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:00
  • Health Information Morning
    Age UK and UHMBT health trust will be joining us and giving out information on how to prevent falls and how to access health information online.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  23rd January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Thinking about adopting
    Thinking about adopting? You could be their someone. Drop in to Workington Library between 10am -2pm on Friday 25th January 2019
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  25th January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 14:00
  • South Lakeland MIND Drop In
    A friendly and informal session for information and advice from South Lakeland MIND. Weekly on Fridays from 1pm-3pm
    VENUE: Windermere library
    DATE:  25th January 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Coffee Morning
    Monthly Coffee Morning – all welcome. 10am – 12pm
    VENUE: Gosforth Library Link
    DATE:  26th January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Knit & Natter
    Friendly knitting and craft group, coffee and chat. Meet every Tuesday 10am-12.30pm
    VENUE: Ambleside library
    DATE:  29th January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:30
  • Give and Take with a difference
    Everyone is welcome to come along to the Give and Take with a difference. Bring along any unwanted or duplicate Christmas presents to give away, and take away something you fancy All for FREE. Also bring along any Christmas cards, used stamps and old spectacles. The stamps and spectacles will be donated to local charities for fundraising. The cards will be saved for future Christmas craft activities. Any leftover items will be donated to local charities.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  29th January 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Learning Plus ESOL and IT Help
    English for Speakers of Other Languages or to improve your English and Basic IT Skills. Weekly Tuesdays 1.00pm-3.00pm or Thursdays 6.30pm-8.30pm both during term time only.
    VENUE: Ambleside library
    DATE:  29th January 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Millom Library Healthwatch Cumbria
    Have your say on the Health and Social Care services in your area and be part of influencing change in Cumbria. Drop-in session with Healthwatch Cumbria.
    VENUE: Millom Library
    DATE:  31st January 2019
    TIME: 09:00 - 12:00
  • Techy Thursday
    Looking for some help with your new tech? Book on to our new Techy Thursdays sessions and let us guide you through the basics and show you what your expensive bookends can do! The sessions will run on Thursday mornings from 10:00am till 11:00am and are FREE. Just call us on 01229 407373 to book your place!
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  31st January 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session
    Join colleagues from Age UK at our free Falls Prevention Advice session at Brampton Library, who will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on reducing risk and preventing falls.
    VENUE: Brampton Library
    DATE:  31st January 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:30
  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
  • IT Skills at Carlisle Library
    Join us weekly at Carlisle Library for our FREE Learn My Way courses on using a computer and the internet. Learn at your own pace, with staff on hand to help when you need it. 1:1 taster sessions also available. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am - 12pm, Thursdays 5-7pm. Call Carlisle Library for more information or to book a place.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Computer Sessions with Age UK
    Free one to one advice and guidance; booking is essential Every Wednesday 1pm - 3pm
  • Knit and Natter
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Wednesday
  • The January Challenge
    A month of creativity! Start something new in 2019. Join us for The January Challenge. Do Think Share Creative activities for everyone Sign up for free now dothinkshare.com/sign-up #TheJanuaryChallenge
  • 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
  • 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 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Contact Jan 01946 828100 for more information.
  • Life as a modern nun.
    A talk by Jo Walker. Refreshments will be available 2pm – 4pm
  • Tiny Treasures
    Free term time only sessions for toddlers with their parents/ carers Every Monday in term time. 10am - 11am
  • Sloppy Slipper Swap & Falls Prevention Drop In
    If you want to swap your old slippers or advice on how to avoid falls, please come along.
  • Free 1 to 1 computing sessions for PCs, laptop and smartphone.
    Beginners welcome. If you cannot get to any of our regular Get Online at Barrow Library sessions please get in touch. We can then discuss whether we could offer One2One sessions, appropriate to your needs. For more information please ring 01229 407373
  • St Mary's Hospice Family Support and Bereavement Support Service
    This weekly session is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is grieving and would like some support. There is no requirement to have had previous contact with the Hospice. 1:1 support plus the chance to find out about other bereavement services that the Hospice has to offer such as their popular Make, Do and Mend Workshops. Drop in - no appointment needed.
  • 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
  • Carer Group
    Free: find out more information, get support or a friendly ear, for those supporting someone with dementia or early stage memory loss. Every Tuesday 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • Knit and Natter
    Weekly Craft Group
  • Storytots
    Stories, songs and rhymes for under-5s and their grown-ups. We hope to see you every Tuesday from 2.00-2.45pm Come and join us!
  • Macmillan Drop-in
    Drop-in session where help is available from a MacMillan volunteer.
  • Mega Bloks!
    New activity for under 5s Build and play with Mega Bloks No booking necessary.
  • @ppy Hour
    Do you want to get to grips with a new phone, laptop or tablet? Sign up for one of our '@ppy hour' sessions. For more information or to book a place please ring 01229 407373
  • @ppy Hour
    Do you want to get to grips with a new phone, laptop or tablet? Sign up for one of our '@ppy hour' sessions. For more information or to book a place please ring 01229 407373
  • 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. 4pm - 5pm
  • Crafty Ladies
    Bring along your crafts, knitting and crocheting. All welcome. Every Thursday 10am - 11.30am
  • Techy Thursday
    Looking for a helping hand with your device? Whether it's a laptop, smartphone or tablet we can help support you with the basics. We can provide equipment too, just ask upon booking your place.
  • Come and Play
    For parents/carers and children. Every Thursday during term time. 12.30pm - 2pm
  • 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. Please book a session at the enquiry desk or ring Barrow Library (01229) 407373 for more details.
  • Furness Writers
    Creative writing group. Talk with like-minded people and gain confidence in a small group. Come and try a couple of exercises in a relaxed environment.
  • Rhyme Time
    Come and join us for songs and stories for under 5's and their grown-ups. This is a drop in session.
  • Children's Bookcraft Group
    This activity group is for 6-11 year olds and will involve fun crafts based on favourite reads or authors. Places are limited. To sign up please contact Clare on 01229 407369
  • 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.
  • Community Police Desk
    Monthly opportunity to meet your local police team, and discuss any issues you may have. Please drop-in 10am -11.30am
  • 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
  • Make Music with Manchester Camerata Musicians
    We're delighted to be hosting a musical evening with a difference at Whitehaven Library, featuring musicians from the Manchester Camerata orchestra. Musicians from Manchester Camerata are visiting West Cumbria in a series of workshop with young composers to compose a piece of music about the changing landscape of the local region. On Tuesday evening, we'd like to share the work they're doing with other members of the community and invite you to join us for an evening of fun music making and discussions. Musicians from the orchestra will lead an interactive creative workshop, where you can get involved playing different instruments and creating new sounds. This will be a very informal event; no musical experience required, just enthusiasm to join in! If you do play an instrument (acoustic only) please feel free to bring it along. Places are limited so please contact Whitehaven Library to book your free place. Suitable for ages 8 upwards. All children must be accompanied by an
  • Archives Discovery Evening, Whitehaven
    Informal drop in evening held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. This month will feature staffs favourites from the archive, including those they have found amusing, poignant, thought-provoking, or those which are simply lovely to look at.
  • Christingle Service
    The Christingle celebration is a great way to share the Christian story and to experience the joy and wonder of this well-loved tradition. Held in association with The Children's Society, to support their essential work with children facing life's harshest challenges. Join us to make your own Christingle... ...an orange to represent the world... ...a red ribbon (or tape) to symbolise the love and blood of Christ... ...sweets and dried fruit to represent all of God's creations... and a lighted lit candle which represents Jesus's light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness.
  • Raspberry Pi Coders and Makers club
    Coding fun for all the family. Booking essential.
  • 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
  • PCSO Drop-in
    Police Community Support Officers will be at Moorclose Library on Friday 18th January 2019 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.
  • 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!
  • Give and take - with a difference
    Get something you're not keen on for Christmas? Why not bring it along to our give and take event and swap it for something you do like! We'll also be collecting Christmas cards and used stamps.
  • 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.
  • 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/
  • Taize Service at Carlisle Cathedral
    Taize services offer a distinctive worship experience, including the singing of much-repeated chants during candlelit prayer services and Taize music is highlighted by the use of simple phrases, usually lines from the Psalms or other pieces of scripture, repeated or sung in canon. The repetition is designed to help meditation and prayer. With chants sung by the Taize Choir this is a gentle and reflective service of worship, giving you an opportunity for time and space in a busy world. You can join in - or just chill and let the sound and the beautiful words of comfort from the scriptures fill your heart.
  • 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.
  • Coffee and Quiz Mornings
    All welcome at this relaxed and friendly quiz session.
  • Brew Monday
    The third Monday in January is thought to be one of the unhappiest days of the year - dreary weather, credit card bills - and it's still not pay day! Cheer yourself up by coming along and supporting our Samaritans Brew Monday event. Enjoy a cuppa, a cake and a chat and make a donation that will go directly to help the Samaritans in the work that they do.
  • Coffee Morning and Local History Morning
    Meet library staff and find out what the library service can offer the Community of Barrow Island. Come and look at documents, maps and photographs of Barrow Island in the past. Susan Benson, the Archivist from Barrow Archive Centre will be available to help you with enquires. Children's Craft activity.
  • Health Information Morning
    Age UK and UHMBT health trust will be joining us and giving out information on how to prevent falls and how to access health information online.
  • Thinking about adopting
    Thinking about adopting? You could be their someone. Drop in to Workington Library between 10am -2pm on Friday 25th January 2019
  • South Lakeland MIND Drop In
    A friendly and informal session for information and advice from South Lakeland MIND. Weekly on Fridays from 1pm-3pm
  • Coffee Morning
    Monthly Coffee Morning – all welcome. 10am – 12pm
  • 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
  • Knit & Natter
    Friendly knitting and craft group, coffee and chat. Meet every Tuesday 10am-12.30pm
  • Give and Take with a difference
    Everyone is welcome to come along to the Give and Take with a difference. Bring along any unwanted or duplicate Christmas presents to give away, and take away something you fancy All for FREE. Also bring along any Christmas cards, used stamps and old spectacles. The stamps and spectacles will be donated to local charities for fundraising. The cards will be saved for future Christmas craft activities. Any leftover items will be donated to local charities.
  • Learning Plus ESOL and IT Help
    English for Speakers of Other Languages or to improve your English and Basic IT Skills. Weekly Tuesdays 1.00pm-3.00pm or Thursdays 6.30pm-8.30pm both during term time only.
  • 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
  • Millom Library Healthwatch Cumbria
    Have your say on the Health and Social Care services in your area and be part of influencing change in Cumbria. Drop-in session with Healthwatch Cumbria.
  • Techy Thursday
    Looking for some help with your new tech? Book on to our new Techy Thursdays sessions and let us guide you through the basics and show you what your expensive bookends can do! The sessions will run on Thursday mornings from 10:00am till 11:00am and are FREE. Just call us on 01229 407373 to book your place!
  • 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.
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session
    Join colleagues from Age UK at our free Falls Prevention Advice session at Brampton Library, who will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on reducing risk and preventing falls.