What's on - Libraries

Ashton Library

  • ADHD Awareness and Support sessions, 10am-11.30am (term time only)
  • Magical memories - to support family members, friends or anyone that cares for someone who has Dementia or who has Dementia themselves. Third Tuesday of the month, 12pm-2pm, £3.50 (lunch included)
  • BIG (Big About Kids) - To book Big About Kids sessions visit the Big About Kids website (external link)
    • Toys and toast for under 5s - £2 for first child and £1 for any further children per parent/carer
    • Baby Time - £10 for 4 sessions block booking. This is a sensory session for pre walkers aged 1 and under
  • Techmates Tea parties - free drop-in sessions for anyone looking for support with basic digital skills. Fourth Thursday of the month, 1.30pm-3pm.

Atherton Library

Monday

  • Dementia Coffee Morning - 1st Monday of the Month, 10am-12pm.
  • Crafts 4 Us - weekly, 1pm - 3pm
  • Knit and Natter - weekly, 10am-12pm

Tuesday

  • Appy Days: Online support for Adults - weekly, 10am-12pm
  • Adult craft group - fortnightly, 1pm-3pm

Friday

  • Dementia Luncheon club - third Friday of the month, 11.30am-2.30pm, £4 per head. To book please call 01942 404817 (booking is essential)

Golborne Library

Tuesday

  • Knit and Stitch - a social group that come together to learn and improve their knitting and craft skills, 10am-12pm
  • Drawing and sketching club - come along and bring what you're working on, 10am-12pm

Wednesday

  • Games group - bring a board game and enjoy a brew and a chat, 10am-12pm
  • Book Chat - a social group that comes together to share their thoughts on their latest book. Last Thursday of every month, 12pm-1pm

Friday

  • Jigsaw club for Adults - a social group that comes together for a catch up over a cuppa and a jigsaw. Weekly, 2pm-4pm
  • Camera Club photography club - first Friday of every month, 1pm-3pm

Hindley Library

Monday

  • Techmates Tea Party - free drop-in session for anyone looking for support with basic digital skills. Last Monday of the month, 11am-12:30pm

Wednesday

  • Hindley Bits, Bobs and Babbles - craft, reading and fun, run by Thrive every Wednesday, 11am-12pm, £1 per child

Thursday

  • Police Surgery with councillors in attendance - every fourth Thursday, 4pm-5pm

Friday

  • Sensory Sessions run by Thrive - Mess, chats and play for babies - every Friday, 10am-11am, £5 per child.

Leigh Library

  • Starwell Let’s move - 10am-11am

Tuesday

  • Startwell Storytime - 9.30am-10.30am
  • Techmates Tea Party - free drop-in session for anyone looking for support with basic digital skills. Second Tuesday of the month, 12pm-1.30pm   
  • Startwell Snuggle and Sing - 11am-12pm

Wednesday

  • Craft and chat - where members can catch up, chat and complete needle craft projects. Weekly, 10am-1pm

Thursday

  • Startwell Doodlesticks - 9.30am-10.30am

Friday

  • Craft Group - 1pm-3.30pm

Saturday

  • Digital Families - fun family workshops to spark your digital creativity. Monthly, 12.30pm-2pm.  Make a booking on the Wigan Steam website
  • Councillors surgery with Councillors Anderton and Greensmith - first Saturday of the month, 11am-12pm
  • Art group - 10am-12pm.

Marsh Green Library

Monday

  • Startwell Rhyme Time - weekly, 10am-11am.

Tuesday

  • Startwell Story time - weekly, 10am-11am.

Shevington Library

Tuesday

  • Adult Reading Group - a social group that comes together to share their thoughts on their latest book. Last Tuesday of the month, 12.45pm-1.45pm
  • Startwell Physi-bodies - Under 5s Dance and Music session - weekly, 10am-10.45am

Thursday

  • Mindfulness - an accredited breathworks mindfulness teacher will guide you through mindfulness for stress, mindfulness for health and mindfulness for life. 10am -11.30am, £5 per session
  • Ancestry club - 1pm-3pm

Friday

  • Art group - a social group that comes together to learn and improve their painting skills. Weekly, 10am-12pm. Booking required, just call 01257 252618.
  • Knit and Natter - a social group that comes together to learn and improve their knitting skills. Weekly, 1pm-2.30pm. Booking required, just call 01257 252618.

Standish Library

Monday

  • Startwell Story Time aimed at children up to 5 years - weekly, 10am-11am
  • Healthy Routes and Community Link Worker drop-in sessions offering advice on healthy living - Weekly, 10am-12pm approximately
  • Startwell Breast Feeding Support Group - 1pm-2.30pm (appointment only)

Tuesday

  • Startwell Baby Bubbles and Rhyme, from newborn stage to one - weekly, 1.30pm-2.30pm     
  • Adult Reading Group - a social group that comes together to share their thoughts on their latest book. Third Tuesday of the month, 10.30am-12pm.  

Wednesday

  • Adult Reading Group - a social group that comes together to share their thoughts on their latest book. Third Wednesday of the month, 10am-12pm.      

Thursday

  • Adult Reading Group - a social group that comes together to share their thoughts on their latest book. Last Thursday of the month, 2pm-3.30pm
  • Men’s Reading Group - a social group that comes together to share their thoughts on their latest book. Last Thursday of the month, 4pm-5pm.

Wigan Library

Monday

  • Techmates Tea Party - Free drop-in sessions for anyone looking for support with basic digital skills. First Monday of the month, 11am-1pm

Tuesday

  • Knitted Bliss -The health benefits of knitting. Come and learn something new, have a chat and meet new people. Weekly, 10.30am-11.30 am
  • Visually impaired reading group (VIP’s) - A Reading group for those with visual impairments, there is a wide selection of talking books available in the library for the group to access and discuss. First Tuesday of the month, 10.30am-11.30am

Wednesday

  • Chatter Cats - Friendship group for women with regular speakers, 12pm-2pm.

Friday

  • Coffee morning for the deaf and blind - Weekly, 11am-1pm

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