Five Ways to Health and Wellbeing eventsFive ways logo

There are a number of health and wellbeing events taking place at libraries in West Cheshire throughout January 2016.


Monday 18 January

Location Time Event
Northwich Library 9.30am - 12pm Mindfulness drop-in
Sandiway Library 10am - 11am Dementia Friends information session
Winsford Library 10.30am - 11am Get moving with rhymetime
Upton Library 11am - 12pm Reminiscence coffee morning
Ellesmere Port Library 11am - 1pm Join us for a game of Scrabble
Tattenhall Library 11am - 12pm Reminiscence coffee morning
Sandiway Library 11.30am - 12.30pm Reminiscence coffee morning
Northwich Library 2pm - 3.30pm Wellbeing Reading Group
Little Sutton Library 2pm - 4pm Join us for a Knit and Natter
Hope Farm Library 2.30pm - 4.30pm Family colouring session
Sandiway Library 2.30pm - 4pm Find out about nordic walking, the fun way to enjoy the outdoors
Winsford Library 3.30pm - 5pm Launch of weekly family colouring club
Tarporley Library 4pm - 5pm Reminiscence coffee afternoon


Tuesday 19 January 

Location Time Event
Chester Library 10am - 12pm Adult colouring session (regular fortnightly event)
Wharton Library 10am - 12pm MOT health check with the Healthy Living Centre
Helsby Library 10am - 12pm MOT health check with the Healthy Living Centre
Northwich Library 10am - 11am Dementia Friends information session
Ellesmere Port Library 10.30am - 12.30pm Find out more about Healthwatch
Northwich Library 11am - 11.30am Health and Wellbeing storytime
Sandiway Library 11am - 12pm Find out about the benefits of pilates
Sandiway Library 11am - 12pm Mindfulness
Ellesmere Port Library 11am - 1pm Reminiscence coffee morning
Winsford Library 2pm - 3pm Special reading group reminiscing about favourite childhood books
Great Boughton Library 2pm - 4pm Reminiscence coffee afternoon
Sandiway Library 2pm - 4.30pm Find out about Ancestry.co.uk
Northwich Library 2pm - 4.30pm Work Zone drop in
Sandiway Library 2pm - 5pm Colouring session
Malpas Library 5pm - 6pm Reminiscence coffee evening


Wednesday 20 January

Location Time Event
Blacon Library 10am - 12pm Could you help with the Casserole Club? Come along and find out more
Northwich Library 10am - 12pm Age UK drop in
Weaverham Library 10am - 12pm MOT Health Check with the Healthy Living Centre
Northwich Library 11am - 12pm RVS Books on Wheels coffee morning
Chester Library 12pm - 1pm Drop in for a chat with the Mental Health Team
Upton Library 2pm - 4pm Could you help with the Casserole Club? Come along and find out more
Barnton Library 5.45pm - 6.45pm Dementia Friends information session


Thursday 21 January

Location Time Event
Sandiway Library 10am - 11am Could you help with Casserole Club? Come along and find out more
Chester Library 10am - 12pm Arthritis care drop in
Winsford Library 10.30am - 11am Special storytime with healthy snacks
Sandiway Library 10.30am - 12.30pm Find out more about Healthwatch
Upton Library 11am - 12pm Knit and Natter (regular event)
Sandiway Library 11am - 12pm Mindfulness
Northwich Library 11am - 12pm Babybounce wellbeing coffee morning
Little Sutton Library 11am - 1pm Reminiscence coffee morning
Ellesmere Port Library 11am - 1pm Knit and Natter
Neston Library 1pm - 3pm MOT health check with the Healthy Living Centre
Ellesmere Port Library 1pm - 3pm MOT health check with the Healthy Living Centre
Tarvin Library 2pm - 3pm Reminiscence coffee afternoon
Little Sutton Library 2pm - 4pm Adult colouring group
Sandiway Library 2.30pm - 4pm Action on Hearing Loss drop in
Sandiway Library 2.30pm - 4pm Seated exercises. Don’t want to go to the gym, but would like some gentle exercise? This could be for you!
 

Friday 22 January

Location Time Event
Northwich Library 10am - 11am Books on prescription awareness
Chester Library 10am - 12pm MOT health check with the Healthy Living Centre
Winsford Library 10am - 12pm Could you help with the Casserole Club? Come along and find out more
Sandiway Library 10am - 1pm Dial a Ride. Want to get out more, but need help? See what Dial a Ride can do.
Ellesmere Port Library 11am - 1pm Adult colouring club
Sandiway Library 2pm - 3pm Mindfulness
Neston Library 2pm - 3pm Reminiscence coffee afternoon
Chester Library 2pm - 3.30pm Relish reading group (regular weekly meetings)
Sandiway Library 2pm - 4pm Books on prescription awareness
Winsford Library 2pm - 3pm Special reading group reminiscing about favourite childhood book
Northwich Library 2pm - 4pm Hearing loss drop in with Action on Hearing Loss

Cheshire West Libraries have organised a series of events to coincide with the forthcoming centenary of the end of the First World War.

Wednesday 7 November

Northwich Library, 10am-12pm: First World War Centenary coffee morning

Northwich Library will be hosting a coffee morning with representatives from the local Royal British Legion coming along to provide information and chat to customers about the Centenary.

Saturday 10 November

Barnton Library, 10am-1pm: Drop-in “Memory Morning”

Community event for residents to share their war-time memories of Barnton and learn more about the village’s history.

Tuesday 13 November

Helsby Library, 2.30pm: Researching Your Ancestors with Owen Powell.

Learn how to undertake genealogical research to trace your family story including where to start; which websites to use; searching the archives and dating photographs. Tickets are £3 - available from Helsby Library or via www.ticketsource.co.uk

Frodsham Library, 7pm: Home Service during the Great War

Millions of men and women were engaged in Home Service activities that were vital for the war effort. Join Owen Powell to find out more about this forgotten aspect of the Great War. Tickets are £3 - available from Frodsham Library or via www.ticketsource.co.uk

Thursday 8 November

Lache Library, 5.30pm: The Home Front in Cheshire & Wirral towards the End of the First World War

Mike Royden will talk about the impact of the First World War on local communities in Wirral and Cheshire, not only on the men and women directly involved in the conflict but also on those at home and the effects of the War in the years after it ended. Tickets are £5 - available from Lache Library or via www.ticketsource.co.uk

Friday 9 November

Neston Library, 5.30pm: The Home Front in Cheshire & Wirral towards the End of the First World War

Mike Royden will talk about the impact of the First World War on local communities in Wirral and Cheshire, not only on the men and women directly involved in the conflict but also on those at home and the effects of the War in the years after it ended. Tickets are £5 - available from Neston Library or via www.ticketsource.co.uk

There are also wonderful collections and displays in the following libraries:

Barnton Library - a collection of First World War memorabilia and related local history books is on display as well as an art display of poppies arranged and curated by Jackie Ormarod and the members of the library knitting group.

Helsby Library – a large display is available detailing how the war impacted on Helsby and details of the Helsby men who died in the First World War.

Neston Library - 'Great War - Neston Remembers' exhibition provided by Burton and Neston History Society is on display at Neston Library. The display illustrates how the war impacted on the everyday lives of Neston’s residents. As part of the exhibition there is a special collection about 170 individuals connected to Neston, who died in the First World War, diligently researched by Ian Norris. This is a unique and significant piece of work and will be of great interest to people from Neston and surrounding areas.

Northwich Library - A commemorative poppy display is in the entrance to the library, featuring a selection of books and a waterfall of poppies, all hand-made and created by the library craft group and other local community groups from Northwich town centre.

Sandiway Library - A commemorative book and photographic display relating to Sandiway community members involved in the First World War is available. The library is also decorated with poppy bunting designed and donated by the children and local craft groups who attend the library. A commemorative  Tommy figurine is also on display outside the library, by the Royal British Legion and the Parish Council.

Winsford Library – A display commemorating the Great War is on loan to the library from Crosshatch Gallery and Winsford History Society. Included are excerpts from Private Frederick Shaw’s Gallipoli campaigns diary (not originals); Private Shaw was based with the Royal Marine Light Infantry during the First World War and his name is inscribed on Winsford’s War Memorial.

Wharton, Weaverham and Great Boughton Libraries also have book displays themed around the First World War Centenary.

© 2018 Cheshire West and Chester. All rights reserved.