Events


Community Help! We need LEGO

Community Invitation
How can we help?

If anyone has any LEGO pieces that they no longer use,
could you please donate them to the library as we are starting a monthly LEGO Club from September in partnership with Alsager & Sandbach Children's Centre


We have a community coffee morning every Wednesday 10.00-12.00noon. Local groups are encouraged to attend - an ideal opportunity for promoting your group. These drop-in sessions are free. Please contact the library 01270 375325 for booking details

Beanstalk

Barthomley WI

We support children who are struggling with their reading
Free event, Drop-in sessions, 10-12noon, 25 Sept

You can make a lasting difference to a child's life
Refreshments available

We can help you to make new friends, take up new interests, learn new crafts and develop new skills
Drop-in sessions, 10-12 noon Wednesday, 25 Sept

The WI offers all kinds of opportunities to all kinds of women

Alzheimer's Society

PCSO
Police Community Support Officer

Come along & see what we do & how we can help you
Free event,Drop-in sessions, 10-12noon, 11 Sept

Refreshments available

Drop-In Session
10-11am Saturday, 21 Sept

Talk to us about your problems in the community

National Trust

St Luke's Community Outreach
How can we help?

We look after historic houses, gardens & much, much more
Free event,Drop-in sessions 10-12noon, 4 Sept

We're a UK conservation charity, protecting historic places and green spaces
opening them up for ever, for everyone

Drop-In Session, refreshments available
Free event. Wednesdays, 10-12noon

Our aim to soothe your journey; providing quality of care in life,
dignity in death and help for those left behind

Kidsgrove U3A

Englesea Brook

New group just starting in Kidsgrove
10-12noon, 28 Aug
Interesting sessions
with spaces to spare

History on our doorstep
Drop-In session, 10-12noon, 21 & 28 August
History of the Museum, the Library, the Collections & special events
Refreshments available

Rangers & Ramblers in the Library

Little Moreton Hall Talk

Chat to the experts
10-12noon, 7 Aug
Get out into the countryside
Your chance to ask questions

History on our doorstep
Drop-In session, 10-12noon, 21 August
Free event. History of the hall & future events, ask your questions
Refreshments available

Alsager Chess Club

Embroiderer's Guild

Would you like to have a game?
Free event, 10-12 Wednesdays
Want to learn how to play?
Your chance to ask questions

Look & Learn
Drop-In session, 10-12noon, 31 July
Free event. Watch & Do
Refreshments available

Let's Talk Health

Medical Emergency

NHS Road Show
2-4pm, 11 July
Talk about NHS changes & what reform means to you
Your chance to ask questions

Listen to the expert & Save a Life
Drop-In session, 10-12noon, 7 August
Free event. Find out what to do in an emergency

Story & Tea for Adults

Royal British Legion

Tuesday 2 July, 11-12noon
Relax & listen to a story or two
Free event, come along & enjoy, with refreshments

Wednesday 10 July 10am-12noon
Drop In session with the British Legion
Free event. Find out what they do & how they can help

Spinners, Weavers & Dyers

Home Security with the PCSO

Wednesday 12 June, 10-12noon
Drop In Session to learn a new skill
Free event, come along & meet the experts

Wednesday 19 June 10am-12noon
Drop In session with the PCSO
Free evnt to make sure your home is safe

Biddulph Grange, Past & Present
& Gardeners Question Time

First Aid for Families
This could save a life

Tuesday 21 May, 12noon
Staff & Gardeners here to chat about the Grange & answer your questions
Free event for Adult Learners Week

Tuesday 21 May 9.30-11.30am
Learn useful skills that may help protect your family
Join us at this free event for Adult Learners Week

Knit and Knatter

Potters Barn

11am, Wednesday 22 May
Learn how to Knit & Crochet with the experts
Free event for Adult Learners Week

11am, Thursday 23 May
Demonstrations & Samples of work
Join us at this free event for Adult Learners Week

Family History Society of Cheshire

Wednesday Coffee & Chat


Wed 15 May, 10-12noon
Alsager Group here to help with your Family Tree & Genealogy research
Free event for Local History Month

10-12noon
Friendly conversation, every Wednesday
Join us, make new friends or relax & read the paper

Ancestry Workshop

Download Free Audiobooks


Trace your Family History
Book a computer place with the librarian
5 for the hour

One Click Digital
Download titles by your favourite authors
libcat.cheshire.gov.uk

Step into Spring
with the Congleton Ramblers

Little Moreton Hall

Wednesday 20 March 10.00 - 12noon
Coffee & Chat with the Ramblers
Find out where you could be walking this year
Make new friends & see interesting places
No need to book just come along & bring a friend

Wednesday 27 March 10-12noon
Meet Manager Rebecca Alexander
an informal chat on one of Cheshire's foremost attractions
Have a coffee & have your queries answered
No need to book, just come along & bring a friend

January Special Offer

February Special Offer


Music CDs
only 50p to hire per week
excellent value

All computer games only 1.50 for the week
Hire a game for the week for this reduced price

Creative Writers Group

Short Story & Tea for adults


First Friday of the month
5.30-6.30
Come along & join our group of enthusiasts

First Tuesday of the month
11am-12noon
Relax & listen, then join in the discussion

Wednesday Coffee Morning

Wednesday U3A Helpdesk


19 December 10.00 - 12noon
Coffee & Chat with Mince Pies
and try our Christmas Quiz

1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month
U3A Advice desk
Have a coffee & have your queries answered

Writers Group

Royal British Legion Exhibition


Guest Speaker RW Kay author of Ben Laden's Nemesis
5.30pm - 6.30pm
5 October
with time for discussion and refreshments

29 Oct - 3 Nov 2012
Militaria Memorabilia Exhibition
hosted by Ken Graham
A Taste of History, a free event for all the family
Wear your poppy with pride

Writers Group

Get Online Week


Join us on the first Friday every month
5.30pm - 6.30pm
Starting 7 September, then 5 October & 2 November
Creative writing, encouragement & possible guest speakers

15-21 October
Come along if you have never used a computer before
Booking is essential, but FREE
Set up an Email or check out Picture Cheshire
Search Ancestry or Which Online

Bike Marking

Interpreting Local Photographs


Keep your bicycle safe
10.00am - 12noon, Saturday 16 June
with the PCSO (Police Community Support Officer)
free service

Learn how to read your old photos
with staff from Cheshire Record Office
10.00 - 11.30am, Thursday 17 May
Tickets 5, Booking essential

Connections in Older Age

Spring Online Week for Silver Surfers


Come along for coffee, cake & conversation
10.30am, 18 April
meet during the weekly coffee morning held 10-12noon
Not a member? Join on the day, it's free

New to computers?
FREE half hour session with an IT Buddy

Get Online Today
Thursday 26 April 2012, Booking essential

Home Security

Councillor's Surgery


How to keep your home & Possessions safe
Saturday 21 April 2012, 10-12noon
Drop-in Session with the PCSO
Police Community Support Officer, Sarah

Come along & speak to your local councillor
Saturday 21 April 2012, 10.30 - 12noon

Coffee Morning

Walk the Salt Line


Wednesdays 10-12noon
Browse the booksale
Refreshments by the Friends of the Library

Lace up your boots & join the Countryside Ranger
Thursday 12 January 2012, 10.00 - 12noon
Booking essential, no dogs please

Little Moreton Hall

Meet the Ramblers


Talk by David Watts
Tuesday 17 January 2012, 11-12noon
Tickets 3 (5 for 2) available from the library
Refreshments included

Take a step in the right direction & drop in for a chat
Wednesday 11 January 2012, 10.00 - 12noon
Refreshments by the Friends of the Library

Poetry Party

Christmas Greenery


Compered by W.Terry Fox
Friday 9 December, 7.30 - 9pm
Tickets 3 (5 for 2) available from the library
Refreshments included
Festive theme

Festive demonstration by Melanie from Flower Passion
Thursday 8 December 10.00 - 11am
Tickets 1.50
Refreshments by the Friends of the Library

National Poetry Day

British Legion Display


Terry Fox, musician, vocalist & Cheshire Poet Laureate
Thursday 6 October, 11.00 - 12noon
FREE Tickets available from the library
Refreshments available
There will also be a Poetry Quiz

Military Memorabilia Exhibition
7-13 November in the Meeting Room
Drop in during library opening hours
Refreshments 10.00-12.00, by the Friends of the Library
Wear your poppy with pride

Author Visit
Please welcome Elizabeth Horrocks

Coffee Morning & Book Sale
Wednesdays


The Edge of Doom, first in a trilogy
A fantasy, rooted in modern Cheshire
An original spin on Arthurian legend, time travel & even a dragon
Thursday 2.00 - 4.00 29 September 2011
Tickets available from the library


We continue to celebrate new Wednesday opening hours (9-1)
Have a coffee break and browse the book sale
10.00 - 12noon in the Meeting Room
Refreshments served by the Friends of the Library
Special sale prices on Wednesdays

New Opening Hours

Coffee Morning & Book Sale


Alsager Library is pleased to announce extended opening hours
Wednesdays 9.00 - 1.00
from 13 July 2011

13 July 2011
to celebrate new opening hours
Have a coffee break and browse the book sale
10.00 - 12noon in the Meeting Room

Dating Victorian Photographs
Local History Month

Adult Learners Week


Meet Linda Clarke from the Cheshire Archives, Chester
2pm, 20th May 2011
Learn detective work & find the tools to solve the puzzle
Bring along your photographs
Booking Essential, tickets 5

16-21 May
Find out what's on for you in the library
It's never too late to learn
No charge for events arranged for Adult Learners Week

Emergency First Aid

Meet the PCSO


Mr McNee returns to demonstrate the tecniques
10am, 19th May 2011
You may learn something that could save a life
No Charge for Adult Learners Week

Saturday 21 May, 10am
Chat about Home Security
Take Advice & Feel safe
No charge for Adult Learners Week

Walk the Salt Line

Flower Arranging Demonstration


Walk with the Countryside Ranger
10am, 16th May 2011
Booking Essential. No Dogs Please
No Charge for Adult Learners Week

Tuesday 17 May, 10am
Meet Melanie from Flower Passion
Be Creative & feel good
No charge for Adult Learners Week

Storytime for Everyone

Friends of the Library


Stories to suit all ages
11am, 12th March 2011
An entertaining hour with a story-teller
50p on the door

Tuesday 19 April
Meeting to plan for the year
everyone welcome

IQ Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist & Personal Trainer

Monthly Quiz


Kick start the New Year with an informative talk
10.30am, 8th January 2011
Ask the experts any health, nutrition & fitness questions
Free event

available from Alsager Library website
Quizzes just for fun
No need to hand in at the counter

Christmas Greenery

Christmas Quiz


Demonstration with a Xmas theme
4th December
10-11am
Tickets 50p

Ponder this cryptic puzzle
Seasons Greetings
completion date 24 Dec 2010

Royal British Legion

Logon to MyGuide
for computer lessons


Military Memorabilia Exhibition
1st - 6th November
Drop in during library open hours
Refreshments 10am:2pm
Wear your poppy with pride



Register with the help of an IT Buddy
Free access to a wide range of online courses
access to an email account
Register & enter Competition with fantastic prizes
Get online today

October Quiz

November Quiz


Cars
not as easy as you think
completion date 25 October


Books
quite a tricky one
completion date 25 November

Sepember Special Offer

Nigel Jay
in the library


DVDs 12, 15, 18
hire for the week
only 1.50



Saturday 9 October
to help to celebrate National Poetry Day
Nigel will be talking about his new book & reading poetry too
Free admission

September Quiz

40th Anniversary Celebrations


Nursery Rhymes Quiz
This may look easy...
completion date 25 September 2010



Thursday 23 September
join us for Refreshments, a large BookSale & Library Tours
Alsager Library is more than just books...
Photoshop demonstration by Alsager Camera Club

August Quiz

Guide Dogs in the Library


Dingbat Puzzle Quiz
completion date 25 August 2010



Saturday 11 September
come along & see what a difference a dog can make
Tickets 50p, donated to the Guide Dogs

June Quiz

July Quiz


Capital Cities Quiz
completion date 25 June 2010



Space Quiz
completion date 25 July 2010

June Special Offer

July & August Special Offer


Music CDs
Only 50p for the week



Selected Children's DVDs
Summer Special, only 50p

National Families Week

May Quiz


Thursday 3 June
Library tour, Book Sale, Refreshments
Family Quiz

2.00 - 4.00pm


Colour Quiz
completion date 25 May 2010

Family History Talk &
Census and Certificates

Live Bands in the Library
to celebrate Ian Curtis & Joy Division


from Cheshire Archives & Local Studies
National History Month
Tuesday 18 May

2.00 - 4.00pm


Friday 21 May
Local bands; Bleached Wail & sMelt
booking essential
5.00 - 7.00pm

April Quiz

Emergency First Aid
Adult Learners Week


General Knowledge Quiz
closing date 27 April 2010


Tuesday 18 May
presentation by St John Ambulance volunteer Alex McNee
10.00 - 11.00am

March Special Offer

World Book Day


DVDs
Hire for a week
only 1 for junior DVD
only 2 for Feature Film


3pm Thursday 4 March
Read it Aloud in Libraries
Come & listen to Robin Isherwood's short story
Refreshments provided

February Special Offer

March Quiz


Nintendo DS Games
Hire for a week
for only 1.50 each


Dingbats quiz
Say what you see
completion date 27 March

February Quiz

Guide Dogs event


Cryptic Food questions
to celebrate Food4life
completion date 27 February


Meet Guide Dog Puppy of the Year
11am Saturday 27 February
Come along & meet the owners & their dogs
Tickets 50p

January Special Offer

January Quiz


Music CDs
Hire for a week
for only 75p each


All about Dance
to celebrate Dance4life
completion date 29 January

December Quiz

Latin Line Dance


Christmas Anagrams
devised by a borrower
Completion Date 29 Dec 2009


Friday 29 January 2010
partner not necessary, come along & have fun
contact the library for details

Royal British Legion

November Quiz


5-7 November 2009
Military Memorabilia Exhibition

Refreshments available


Worldwide Islands
devised by a borrower
completion date 28 November 2009

A Nastia Game

November Special Offer


Tuesday 3 November 2009
Meeting at 2pm for coffee
Local author R W Kay talks about his intriguing book


3 for 2
on any multi media items
Games, DVDs, Music CDs

October Special Offer

October Quiz


3 for 2
DVDs

Cheapest one free


Flowers
devised by a borrower
Can you solve these clues by 29 Oct

Friends of the Library

John Lindley


Friday 11 September 2009
Meeting at 2pm for coffee

Come along & join our enthusiastic group of volunteers


to celebrate National Poetry Day
Meet Cheshire Poet Laureate 2004
free event at 2pm Tuesday 6 October 2009

September Quiz

September Special Offer


Treasure Trail around Alsager
kindly devised by Mr Newton
Completion date 28 Sept 09


Music CDs
Hire for only 75p per week

August Special Offer

August Quiz


A selection of children's DVDs only 50p per week
Great offer for the summer holidays


Do you know???
Completion date 28 Aug

Grand Book Sale

Bank Holiday Book Sale


6th, 7th & 8th August
During normal library hours


27th, 28th & 29th August
During normal library hours

July Special Offer

July Quiz


A selection of children's DVDs only 50p per week
Great offer for the summer holidays


All about birds
Completion date 29 July

Large Sale of Books

Bike marking


26 & 27 June, during normal opening hours
Refreshments served by 'Friends of the Library'


Meet the PCSO & have your bicycle security marked
Sat 27 June, 10am-12

June Special Offer

Cryptic Quiz


Music CDs
2 for 1
Hire 1 for a week, get one free


Can you puzzle it out
Completion date 29 June

Indulgence Quiz

The Two Lands


Can you remember spangles?
It's a sweet one
Completion date 29 May 09


Egyptian Evening
Solve the mystery of the Pharaoh's Treasure
6.30-8pm Friday 29 May
Free tickets available

May Special Offer

Adult Learner's Week


Computer Games
except Wii & NDS
only 1.50 per week


11-16 May
Ranger Walk along the Saltline, Booking essential
Ancestry .com Training, Booking essential
Saturday Coffee Morning

Cryptic Number Quiz

Friends of the Library


Can you complete this quiz?
It's a tricky one
Completion date 28 April 09


We need your help
Join us for coffee and a chat
11am Thursday 30 April

March Special Offer

Alsager EIP Art Display


2 for 1 on Computer Games
Hire 1 at 3.20 for a week & hire 1 free
Wii, NDS, PSP & PS


Exhibition of children's artwork
from 8 Alsager schools
Display in the library Meeting Room

Photographic Competition

Cryptic Money Quiz


Rotary Club of Alsager
Open photographic competition

February-March 09
Exhibition of entries displayed in the library


Do you remember s d
Then this quiz is for you
Entry forms at the library
Closing date 28 March

World Book Day

February Offer


with Terry Fox
reading Cheshire's Own Short Story
Thursday 5 March 11am
Story, discussion & poems

Music CDs
3 for 2

Dingbats Competition

January Offer


For all Book lovers
Can you solve the clues

Ends 31st Jan09

Happy Hour 5.30 - 6.30
Late Night Special offer for January
Hire one & get One Free
On all DVDs, CDs & Games

Craft Session
Coffee & Booksale

November Offer


Make Xmas Cards with Craft Addicts
Thursday 27 November
2.00-4.00
Come along & be creative

3 for 2 on DVDs
Special offer for November
Hire 3 DVDs, get the cheapest one free

Family Learning Week
Walk the SaltLine

Family Learning Week
Event


Thursday 16 October
10.30-12.30
Join the Ranger for a healthy walk
Booking essential

Healthy Family event
Tuesday 14 October
4-7pm
Contact the library for further details

ITea and Biscuits
Calling all Silver Surfers

October Offer


Thursday 11 September 2008
10.00-12noon
Come along and learn a little about computers
Drop-in session

Music CDs half price
only 65p per week during October

Janice Madden
Local Author

Photography Competition
Reading in Unusual Places


Tuesday 5 August 2008
3.00-4.00pm
Local Author talks about her books
FREE tickets available at the library

to celebrate National Year of Reading
entry forms available from the library
Closing date 30 Sept 2008

Terry Fox
Cheshire Poet Laureate

Bat Man
Ged Ryan


Friday 11 July 2008
6pm & 6.45
Live performances of his poem Words
to celebrate Make-a-Noise in Libraries Fortnight


Tuesday 29 July 2008
2.00 - 3.00pm
Look & Learn about bats
limited places, free tickets from library

Card Craft

Coffee & Booksale


Thursday 19 June 2008
10.00 - 12.00
Make 'n' Take with Craft Addicts
Come along & be creative


Thursday 19 June 2008
10.00 - 12.00
Join us for a booksale with refreshments too

Egyptian Craft for Juniors

Teddy Bear's Picnic


Thursday 29 May 2008
2.00 - 3.00pm

Make a pyramid, an egyptian collar, mummy & headband
FREE Tickets available


Thursday 12 June 2008
2.00 - 3.00pm
Don't forget to bring your teddy bear
FREE tickets available

James Bond Evening

Adult Learner's Week


Friday 11 April 2008
6.30 - 8.00pm

Fun with quizzes
Tickets 2 (includes a glass of wine)


17 - 23 May 2008
varied programme including
Baby Signing and Walk the Salt Line
Booking essential

Valentine Craft Session

Easter Craft


Monday 11 February 2008
11.00 - 12.00noon


Free tickets available from the library
Children must be accompanied

Thursday 27 March 2008
2.00 - 3.00pm


FREE tickets available from the library
Children must be accompanied

Christmas Story & Craft Session

Library Open day


Tuesday 11 December 2007, 5.00 - 6.00pm

Make your own Xmas Tree Decorations
Free event. Children must be accompanied

Thursday 22 November 2007.

More than books...Tour the Library, Book Sale, Refreshments, Free Ancestry Computer sessions, Displays & the Bookstart Bear will be visiting
at 2pm for Rhymetime

Newts in the library

November Offer


Thursday 9 August 2007, 9.30am - 3.30pm

Drop-in to the library to Look Touch and Learn
about these fascinating creatures
Free event
3 for 2 on Music CDs
Hire 3 discs for a week, pay only for 2

Myths and Legends

Is there Life After Death


Friday 10 August 2007, 7.00 - 8.30pm

Storytelling for adults, from wizards and dragons, to sorcery and magic
Free tickets available in the library

Come along & meet author Anthony Peake.

as he explores the extraordinary science of what happens when you die.

Friday 13th July 2007. 7.30 - 9.00pm

Jack and the Beanstalk Day

Adult Learners Week


Friday 1 June 2007, 2.00 - 3.00pm

Come along to the library and grow your own beanstalk.
Free craft session and storytime

Make a beanstalk collage


The Walk around ancient Alsager was fully booked and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

The Beginners Photography was very informative and everyone appreciated the class.

The ancestry class was fully booked and very informative.

Easter Rhymetime

Egg-Stravaganza

Decorating an egg competition


29 March 2007
2.00 - 2.30pm

FREE for all preschool children.

5 April 2007, 2.00 - 3.00pm

Free craft session.

Rotary Club Photography Competition

Christmas Rhymetime

January 2007

Congratulations to all winners of the photography competition.

Tuesday 19 December 2006

Fantastic time with the children having fun with nursery rhymes & Xmas tunes using small musical instruments

Witches and Wizards Day

Pirate Evening

Thursday 26 October 2006 9.30 -5.00pm
Lovely to see so many children in costume, dropping in to the library for competitions and refreshments

Congratulations to all competition winners

17 November 2006

A successful event with puzzles and quizzes, searching for lost treasure. Congratulation to the competition winners: David K, Wendy C, Glenys K. Bottle of rum to Tony T & Linda C.
Best Dressed Pirate: Mirien

Customer Appreciation Day

Bookstart Rhymetime and Storytime

Thursday 12 October 2006 9.30 -5.00pm
Hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as the staff.

Congratulations to all competition winners

Friday 6 October 2006 11.00 - 11.30am To celebrate National Bookstart Day, Alsager Library hosted an enjoyable, FREE, Rhymetime session, for pre-school children. Noisy fun with musical instruments

Rhyme time and Story time

Roald Dahl Day

Welcome to all pre-school children
Every Thursday
(Term Time only)
2.00 - 2.30am

Thursday 14 September 2006
Voting for your favourite Roald Dahl book: Charlie and the Chocolate factory and James and the Giant Peach were clear winners.
Competition winners are on the junior page.

Where's Wally Day

Da Vinci Code Evening


Thursday 17 August 2006

An enjoyable day, competition winners on the junior page.


26 May 2006 A fun evening of cracking codes and searching for the 'Grail'. Special thanks to Alsager Pottery for donating the prize chalice.

Poetry Can be Fun

Summer Reading Challenge 2006


22 May 2006
Many thanks to Nigel Jay and Bill Humphreys
A well attended session with amusing readings and good entertainment for all
This year's theme: spies, missions and codes. Over 120 children received their medals this year.
Congratulations to all those who took part