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Tameside to celebrate National Libraries Week
Tuesday 3rd October 2017 @ 08:15 by Adam Higgins
News Tameside

Fun Palaces, a people’s festival of science and culture, will launch the inaugural Libraries Week in Tameside on Saturday, October 7. 

There will be four hours of free, fun events at Tameside Central Library on Old Street in Ashton from 10:30am to 2:30pm and the attractions include a climbing wall, archery, face-painting, brass band, circus activities, balloon-modelling, Bollywood dance and model vehicles.

On Monday, October 9, author Chris Longden will be back in her home town to talk about her life in writing at Dukinfield Library, and to discuss her new book “Cuckoo in the Chocolate”.

The session, which takes place between 6pm and 7pm, is free and open to all, with no need to book.

Libraries Week closes on Saturday, October 14, when Tameside Central Library hosts Click! – an interactive play about cyberbullying and online safety for five to 11-year-olds, and staged by the 2 Boards and a Passion theatre company.

Another feature of the week is Computer Buddies – free one-to-one sessions offering help in using a personal computer.

Cllr Ged Cooney, Tameside Council’s executive member with responsibility for libraries, said: “It’s going to be a great week, packed with free fun events. To find out more, drop in at your local library.”

For more details of all the special activities taking place in Tameside Libraries between October 7 and 14, you can visit