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    Arty Babies - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Calling all babies and their families! Join us for Arty Babies - a fortnightly baby group at Bolton Central Library and Museum. Arty Babies brings our collections and resources to life through songs, play and sensory activities. Free entry, no need to book, just pop by. Arty Babies will meet at 10.30am on: Tuesday 17 January, Tuesday 31 January, Tuesday 14 February, Tuesday 28 February, Tuesday 14 March, and Tuesday 28 March.

    Tue 17 January to Tue 28 March, 10.30am

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Westhoughton Poetry Group - Westhoughton Library

    Meet with other poetry enthusiasts in these monthly workshops to develop your own poetry and share with others. The group meets on the last Thursday of every month.

    Thu 30 June to Thu 25 May, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Library Loops - Horwich Library

    Come and join us with your knitting and crochet. All ages and abilities welcome. Help is always available and the chatter is great.

    Fri 12 August to Fri 29 September, 1.15pm to 3.15pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Hearing Aid sessions - Blackrod Library

    The free sessions take place at Blackrod Library on the first Thursday of every month from 10am to 12noon.

    Thu 06 October to Thu 07 September,

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    Animals and Us exhibition - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Sat 03 December to Wed 31 January, Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri and Sat 9am to 5pm, Wed 9.30am to 5pm and Sun 10am to 4pm.

    Admission: FREE

  • Exhibitions

    Making Landscape 1778 to 2016 - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    The museum’s art collection is represented in a new exhibition, on the lower ground floor. Entitled Making Landscape, the exhibition features a selection from 1778 – 2016, including stunning 18th century watercolours to contemporary photographs. The museum, which is situated on the top floor of the building, is now closed to the public for the duration of the Eternal Egypt gallery project. Sat 10 December to Fri 30 June, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

    Sat 10 December to Fri 30 June, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

    Admission: FREE

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    Children's Craft Club- Westhoughton Library

    Come along to our new Children's Craft Club on the first Saturday of each month. There will be themed crafts each month for you to make and take home.

    Sat 07 January to Sat 03 June, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Free iPad Fridays for beginners - Breightmet Library

    New iPad? Unsure of how to use it? Ask staff about our free iPad sessions on the last Friday of each month here at Breightmet Library. Learn in a friendly, patient environment. Booking is essential as places are limited so please call 01204 332352.

    Fri 27 January to Fri 23 June, 10.30am to 12.30pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Study Space - Westhoughton Library

    A friendly and safe space for children and young people to study and complete their homework. Free computer usage and free printing for homework is available. Children will have access to books and reliable online resources. Study Space sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4pm to 6pm. Suitable for children age 11 plus.

    Tue 10 January to Thu 20 July, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm to 6pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Chair based exercise with Age UK - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    Chair Based Exercise Help loosen your joints and keep yourself active, healthy and feeling good. Join us every Monday at 2pm starting 30 January for gentle seated exercises to help improve mobility, muscle strength, suppleness and posture. For more information call 01204 37879. Email lucybird@ageukbolton.org.uk or visit ageuk.org.uk/bolton

    Mon 30 January to Mon 03 July, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Crafternoons - Horwich Library

    Why don’t you put down that tablet or phone and get creative instead? Join us for a free fortnightly craft sessions at Horwich Library on a Saturday afternoon, 2pm to 4pm (starting from 11 February).

    Sat 11 February to Sat 22 July, 2pm to 4pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    Silver Screenings with subtitles - Bolton Central Library and Museum

    We will be screening the film 'Our Kind of Traitor' with subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing in the Central Library Lecture Theatre. Light refreshments for sale.

    Wed 29 March, 2pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Coding Club - Bolton Central Library

    Join us throughout April in Bolton Central Junior library for a free coding course (Saturday 1 to 29 April). Children will learn how to make their own games and animations using creativity and problem solving skills. Suitable for children aged 8 to 12. To book your place please speak to a member of staff from Bolton Central Library or call 01204 332211.

    Sat 01 April to Sat 29 April, 10am to 11am

    Admission: FREE

  • Adult events

    A double bill of crime with authors Daniel Cole and Rachel Abbott - Bolton Central Library

    Meet Sunday Times bestselling, exciting, debut writer Daniel Cole! He will be talking about his first book in the William Fawkes series, ‘Ragdoll’. Plus the UK’s no. 1 Kindle author Rachel Abbott will be joining us. She will be giving an insight into her latest book ‘The Sixth Window’. Book your free place on Eventbrite or ring 01204 332211. There will be an opportunity to buy signed copies of the books. Light refreshments will be available.

    Wed 26 April, 1pm

    Admission: Book your free place on Eventbrite: http://ow.ly/bWTl309VZw2

  • Family events

    Easter craft and game - Westhoughton Library

    Make your own rabbit mask and play pin the tail on the rabbit.

    Thu 13 April, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Nesting chicks - High Street Library

    Listen to a spring story! Then make baby chicks and a nest.

    Mon 10 April, 2pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Rabbit gift cups - High Street Library

    Create a rabbit gift cup to put Easter treats in!

    Tue 11 April, 12.30pm to 5.30pm

    Admission: FREE

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