Health and Wellbeing Week 2020, 27 January - 1 February

This New Year Cheshire West and Chester Libraries are holding a Health and Wellbeing week with a range of activities to help improve your mental and physical well-being. The Library Service is teaming up with various partners to provide something for everyone. You’ll see Age UK, Brightlife, Bright Memories, Carer’s Trust 4 All, Cheshire Dance, Cheshire West Communities, Cheshire Wildlife Trust, Citizens Advice, Healthwatch, Healthbox, Motherwell, Road Safety Team, Snow Angels and Starting Well; they’ll have an array of offers available throughout the week.

Take the opportunity this week to visit your local library and connect with other people at a coffee morning or reading group. Be active and try a Keep on dancing session, or join a Greenspace Ranger walk. Take notice of the things around you and pick up a book on mindfulness, it’s a great way to unwind. It’s really important to keep learning and keep your brain active, why not find out more about family or local history. Even playing Scrabble is great for stimulating your brain. 

If you’ve got lots of free time why not consider volunteering, the Library Service has information on lots of different opportunities and it’s a great way to meet new people and feel valued.

There are lots of activities planned, all free, with more to be added throughout January. Here are the highlights to watch out for. Please contact your local library for the full list of their events. Please note that some events may require booking.

We will also be supporting Social Butterflies with Age Friendly Cheshire West, a spectacular art project where everyone is invited to take part. Lots of libraries will be doing various sessions throughout the week.

Barnton Library

  • Monday 27 January, 2.30-3.30pm, Simple crochet - make a handcrafted brooch.  Simple step by step instructions to make a floral or butterfly crochet brooch. To tie in with Social butterflies, Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project. All materials provided, places are limited booking essential -  Free
  • Monday 27 January, 2.30-3.30pm, Brightlife- Meet the team from Brightlife, they are committed to tackling social isolation in the over 50s  in Cheshire West, supporting people as they enter old age in Cheshire
  • Thursday 30 January, 10.30am-1pm, Age UK drop in session, Meet a friendly representative from Age UK to find out about the opportunities in your area. 
  • Saturday 1 February, 11am-12pm, Lego club, enjoy some mindfulness Lego building and see what you can create.  For all the family

Blacon Library

  • Monday 27 January, 10-11.30am, Adult creative writing course, free 6 week creative writing course for adults led by “Read Now Write Now”, for beginners - funded by Avenue Services. 
  • Monday 27 January, 1-3pm, Hearing Care - audiologist Helen Thompson will be chatting to our customers about ear and hearing health
  • Tuesday 28 January, 9.30am-12pm, Starting Well drop in session - meet the team from Starting Well their aim is deliver a high quality preventative service to improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families across Cheshire West and Chester
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10.30-11am, Rhymetime, as well as Children’s butterfly craft to tie in with Social butterflies, Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project with support from  Holy Trinity Church
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10.30-3pm, Cheshire West Communities - Meet the team from Cheshire West Communities, a not for profit organisation that delivers community development support to create stronger healthier communities. Community Development Workers support residents to fulfil their own dreams and ambitions to improve life in their areas, by setting up peer-support or residents’ groups.
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10.30am-11.30am Blacon Wellbeing Hub’s Knit and Natter - have a go at knitting a social butterfly, supporting Social butterflies, Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project.  
  • Tuesday 28 January, 1-3pm, Bright Memories drop in session - Meet the team from Bright Memories who will be promoting their services focusing on getting people with dementia and their carers involved in outdoor services and art activities. 
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10-11am, Scrabble club join this regular activity which promotes mindfulness
  • Wednesday 29 January, 2-4pm, Chess Club Launch of weekly Chess Club, in partnership with Better Together Chester
  • Thursday 30 January, 3.30-4.30pm, Digi Club, Launch of Blacon’s weekly Digi Club including digital animation
  • Friday 31 January, Shared Reading group - Shared Reading Group - launch of our new Reading Group in partnership with Better Together Chester.  Read aloud a short story and talk about how it make you feel and what it made you think about or you can just listen, no home reading required.

Chester Library at Storyhouse

  • Monday 27 January, 10am-12pm 'Doodle-All-The Day' art therapy session, drawing and colouring tables, drop in and let your creative juices flow! Both tables will be found in The Atrium in the Kitchen at Storyhouse.
  • Monday 27 January, 10.15am and 11.15am storytime for the under 5’s
  • Monday 27 January, 10.30am-12.30pm, Better Together Chester drop in, Better Together is a health and wellbeing group that’s all about people helping people, in turn being ‘Better Together’.  Each week there will be various activities to get involved in including crafts, quizzes, prize bingo, trips out, board games and dominoes, cards and chess
  • Tuesday 28 January, 11am-12pm, Not a Reading Group - An informal monthly meet-up to talk about books.  This is not a book group as you know it! There will be no required reading and we won’t discuss a specific title. Instead, we’ll talk about books that we’ve read, those that we’ve enjoyed, those that we would recommend and those we are looking forward to. Here at Storyhouse Library we think that escaping into the world of books is a very good way to spend an hour. So if you agree, come and join us for book talk, whatever your preferred genre. Who knows what new titles will be added to your ‘to be read’ list?!
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10am-12pm, Family history buddy, drop in for help with family history research. A Storyhouse volunteer can help you discover your family’s past. Free, friendly and informal
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10am-12pm, Scrabble Club, whether you’re a beginner or a Scrabble pro, test out your wordplay skills with Storyhouse’s Scrabble Club
  • Tuesday 28 January, 12-3pm, Bren Project, Meet the team from the Bren Project Chester,  a charitable organisation based in Chester offering people with learning disabilities and autism the opportunity to experience supportive work placements throughout Cheshire, they will also be offering advice and support offered to working carer's 
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10.15am and 11.15am, Rhyme time , fun for all our regular rhyme timers
  • Wednesday 29 January, 11am-1pm, Social Butterflies, our series of Social Butterfly events will start Wednesday 29 Jan 2020 and continue on Wednesday 5th Feb and Wednesday 12th Feb. On each of these days, there will be a 2 hour drop-in adult craft activity in the Atrium area of The Kitchen at Storyhouse where adults will be invited to make a butterfly to add to our Buddleia tree installation.  It is our intention to weave the public's handiwork into a bigger ‘Butterfly Garden' installation in May, which will also tie in with the Get Creative drive.
  • Thursday 30 January, 10am-12pm, Chatter and Natter, Come and have a chat with our volunteer - part of the national Chatty Cafe scheme.  A space for people to talk whether it’s for five minutes while you have a brew, or for an hour of good conversation. We’re not trying to build friendships – just simple interactions to combat loneliness and to (maybe) have an impact on someone’s day
  • Friday 31 January, 10.30am-12.30pm, Digital Buddies, A free IT skills workshop and drop-in for anyone over 50
  • Friday 31 January, 2-3pm, Relish reading group, read a short story or poem as a group. Nothing to read in advance
  • Saturday 1 February, 9.30am-1.30pm Be a good sport – find out about local sports clubs and sporting opportunities in the area. It has been shown that taking part in sport helps with general health and wellbeing, playing sports can help reduce body fat or body weight, help fight depression and anxiety and help aid coordination, balance and flexibility as well as improve stamina and concentration.  Through sports you will meet people with a similar interest to yourself and are likely to gain many new friends.  It's also a great way for families to get exercise together.   As part of libraries Health and Well Being Week we would like to encourage people to take up a sport or return to a sport they once played. Peruse the sports market place at Storyhouse and talk to the people who enjoy their sport and find out about opportunities to take part. There will also be some drop in taster sessions. Already confirmed are Upton by Chester Golf Club, Christleton Badminton Club, Glan Aber Tennis Club   Boughton Hall Cricket Club , Family MartialChester  West Cheshire Athletics Club  Cheshire County Sports Something for everyone whatever your age or ability
  • Sunday 2nd February, 10am-12pm, 'Doodle-All-The Day' art therapy session, drawing and colouring tables, drop in and let your creative juices flow! Both tables will be found in The Atrium in the Kitchen at Storyhouse.

Ellesmere Port Library

  • Tuesday 28 January, 10am – 12pm, Energy Advice, Meet the Citizens Advice team offering support on securing better energy deals
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10am – 12pm, Qwest Energy, Meet Cheshire’s Green Doctors – learn more about improving the energy efficiency of your home including information on grants, switching and home visits which include  free small measures
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10am – 12pm, Crossroads Together (Carer's Trust 4 All), Meet the team from Crossroads Together - they support unpaid carers of all ages and for the people they care for.  They provide information, advice and practical support to new and existing carers with aim of improving their health and wellbeing 
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10.30-11.15am, Keep on dancing taster session  with Cheshire Dance - fun gentle dance and movement class for the over 50s
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10.30-11.15am, Age UK Meet the team from Age UK, the leading charity for older people providing help, information and advice
  • Tuesday 28 January, 2-4pm Healthwatch drop in, meet the team from Healthwatch they want to hear about your views, needs and experiences to help shape and improve local health and care services
  • Wednesday 29 January, 9.30am-12pm, Starting Well, Meet the team from Starting Well their aim is deliver a high quality preventative service to improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families across Cheshire West and Chester
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10 am and 11am Rhyme Time, fun for all our regular rhyme timers
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10-11am Local History get together - drop in session with the Press Clippers - find out about local and family history and what’s available in the library
  • Wednesday 29 January, 2-3pm, Wellbeing afternoon tea - Join us for a coffee and a chat and have a go at decorating a mindfulness stone/pebble
  • Wednesday 29 January, 2-3pm Age UK Meet the team from Age UK, the leading charity for older people providing help, information and advice
  • Wednesday 29 January, 2-3pm Snow Angels - Meet the team from Snow Angels who support older people to continue to live independently and keep well
  • Thursday 30 January, 1-3pm, Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, meet Fallen Angels who support those in recovery from addiction to transform their lives, and to share the recovery journey with the wider public through dance, performance and creativity
  • Thursday 30 January, 2-2.30pm, Storytime for the under 5s
  • Friday 31 January, 10am-1pm, Healthbox - Meet the team from Healthbox who will be offering advice in health and wellbeing, sharing their knowledge on local groups and activities and their impact.
  • Saturday 1 February, 10-11am, Lego club, enjoy some mindfulness Lego building and see what you can create.  For all the family

Frodsham Library

  • Tuesday 28 January, 1-3.30pm, Starting Well - Meet the team from Starting Well their aim is deliver a high quality preventative service to improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families across Cheshire West and Chester
  • Tuesday 28 January, 4-5pm, Digital Club -  Re-launch of Frodsham's popular Digital Club, starting off with digital animation and augmented reality
  • Thursday 30 January, 9-10am, New Age Kurling provided by HEAL - in BRIO sports hall
  • Thursday 30 January, 10-11.30am, Social Butterflies with OPAL (Older People Active Lives) adult craft session making butterflies for  the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project
  • Thursday 30 January, 10-11.30am, Qwest Energy, Meet Cheshire’s Green Doctors – learn more about improving the energy efficiency of your home including information on grants, switching and home visits which include  free small measures
  • Thursday 30 January, 10-11.30am, Age UK Meet the team from Age UK, the leading charity for older people providing help, information and advice
  • Friday 31 January, 10am-12pm, Wellbeing coffee morning, Cuppa and a chat with information stands - Martin Mullen playing classical guitar
  • Friday 31 January, 10am-12pm Qwest Energy, Meet Cheshire’s Green Doctors – learn more about improving the energy efficiency of your home including information on grants, switching and home visits which include  free small measures
  • Friday 31 January, 2-4pm, Oral history group, Launch of the new monthly oral history group
  • Saturday 1 February, 10am-12pm, Lego club, enjoy some mindfulness Lego building and see what you can create.  For all the family
  • Saturday 1 February, 10am-12pm, Health MOTs, Health check-ups provided by Frodsham and Helsby Rotary Club

Great Boughton Library

  • Monday 27 January, 10am-12pm, Wellbeing coffee morning, join us for a cuppa and a chat and make origami butterflies tying in with social butterflies the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art Project
  • Monday 27 January, 10am-12pm, Healthwatch drop in, meet the team from Healthwatch they want to hear about your views, needs and experiences to help shape and improve local health and care services
  • Monday 27 January, 10am-12pm, Age UK Meet the team from Age UK, the leading charity for older people providing help, information and advice
  • Monday 27 January, 10.30am-12pm, Storytime, for the under 5s
  • Tuesday 27 January, 10am-12pm, Better Together Chester, Come and meet Better Together Chester,  health and wellbeing group that’s all about people helping people, in turn being ‘Better Together’
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10.30am-11am, Rhyme Time, fun for all our regular rhyme timers
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10.30am-12pm, Scrabble, join this regular activity which promotes mindfulness
  • Thursday 30 January, 2-4pm Adult Board Games Club, join our weekly club everyone welcome
  • Thursday 30 January, 3. 30-4.30pm Lego Club, Come and play!  Under 6s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Friday 31 January, 10am-12pm, Knit and natter, join in the chat over a cup of tea and a biscuit and some knitting, tying in with Social butterflies the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project  
  • Friday 31 January, 10am-12pm, Healthwatch drop in, meet the team from Healthwatch they want to hear about your views, needs and experiences to help shape and improve local health and care services
  • Friday 31 January, 10am-12pm, Age UK Meet the team from Age UK, the leading charity for older people providing help, information and advice
  • Saturday 1 February, 10am-12pm, Sunshine jars, children’s craft – create your own sunshine jar, full of happy thoughts and your favourite things

Helsby Library

  • Monday 27 January, 11am-12pm, Driver safety course, Driving Safely for Longer (60+) course provided by Road Safety Team
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10am-12pm, Wellbeing Coffee Morning, Cuppa and a chat - Martin Mullen playing classical guitar. With information stands 
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10am-12pm, Social Butterflies with OPAL (Older People Active Lives) adult craft session making butterflies for  the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10am-12pm Qwest Energy, Meet Cheshire’s Green Doctors – learn more about improving the energy efficiency of your home including information on grants, switching and home visits which include  free small measures
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10am-12pm, Age UK Meet the team from Age UK, the leading charity for older people providing help, information and advice
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10-11am, Helsby Holistics, Emi Howe will be showcasing the cutting-edge technologies she uses in helping to heal and restore the body, as well as offering tips to take away and use in the home. She will be on hand for any questions 
  • Wednesday 29 January, 11am-1pm, Colouring club, enjoy some mindfulness colouring. All materials provided - regular activity
  • Wednesday 29 January, 2.15-2.45pm, Makaton friendly rhyme time, Learn singing and signing to your favourite nursery rhymes.
  • Friday 31 January, 11.15-11.45am, Storytime, Stories with a healthy twist - very hungry caterpillar/code-a-pillar
  • Saturday 1 February, 10am-12pm, Mindfulness jars, Create your own resilience jar, full of positive thoughts and favourite objects

Hoole Library

  •  ​​​Tuesday 28 January, 2-3.30pm, Knit and natter, bring along your knitting, crochet or sewing and enjoy a good chat. All welcome whether experienced or absolute beginner.
  • Thursday 30 January, 2.30-4pm Wellbeing Coffee Afternoon, join us for cuppa and a chat and meet a representative from Healthwatch.  They want to hear about your views, needs and experiences to help shape and improve local health and care services

Hope Farm Library

  • Monday 27 January, 2-4pm Adult Rummikub, a tile-based game for 2 to 11 players, combining elements of the card game rummy and mahjong.
  • Tuesday 28 January 10am-1pm, Healthwatch, drop in advice and support session
  • Tuesday 28 January 10am-1pm, Healthbox, Meet the team from Healthbox who will be offering advice in health and wellbeing, sharing their knowledge on local groups and activities and their impact.
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10am-1pm, Reading group - read and relax, a chance to join in on our regular reading group
  • Tuesday 28 January, 2-4.30pm, Whist club join our regular group in Whist, a classic trick-taking card game which was widely played in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Tuesday 28 January, 2.30-3pm Storytime for the under 5s
  • Thursday 30 January, 2-4.30pm, Adult craft session “open when….envelopes” Envelopes filled with positive thoughts and encouragement for difficult times
  • Friday 31 January, 10am-12pm Scrabble club,  join this regular activity which promotes mindfulness 
  • Friday 31 January, 10.30-11am Rhymetime, fun for all our regular rhyme timers

Lache Library

  • Monday 27 January, 10am-12.30pm, Scrabble club, join this regular activity which promotes mindfulness
  • Monday 27 January, 10.30-11.15am, Keep on dancing taster session  with Cheshire Dance - fun gentle dance and movement class for the over 50s
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10am-12pm, Wellbeing coffee morning, join us for a cuppa and a chat
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10-11am Driver safety course, Driving Safely for Longer (60+) course provided by Road Safety Team
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10am-12pm Qwest Energy, Meet Cheshire’s Green Doctors – learn more about improving the energy efficiency of your home including information on grants, switching and home visits which include  free small measures
  • Tuesday 28 January, 2.15-3.15pm Knit and natter, bring your own sewing, knitting or crochet and enjoy a friendly chat and refreshments
  • Thursday 30 January 2-3.30pm, Starting Well, Meet the team from Starting Well their aim is deliver a high quality preventative service to improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families across Cheshire West and Chester
  • Thursday 30 January, 2.15-2.45pm, Rhymetime, fun for all our regular rhyme timers
  • Friday 31 January, 10-11am, Relish reading group, read a short story or poem as a group. Nothing to read in advance
  • Friday 31 January, 2.30-3.30pm, Social butterflies, adult craft session making butterflies for  the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project
  • Friday 31 January, 2.30-3.30pm, Bright Memories drop in session - Meet the team from Bright Memories who will be promoting their services focusing on getting people with dementia and their carers involved in outdoor services and art activities.
  • Friday 31 January, 2.30-3.30pm Age UK Meet the team from Age UK, the leading charity for older people providing help, information and advice

Little Sutton Library

  • Monday 27 January, 10.30-11am, Healthy Rhymetime with Hungry Caterpillar story read by PCSO Harrison) includes fruit snacks for children
  • Monday 27 January, 2-4pm, Knit and natter - Social butterflies adult craft session making butterflies for  the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project drop in session
  • Monday 27 January, 2-4pm, Healthbox - Meet the team from Healthbox who will be offering advice in health and wellbeing, sharing their knowledge on local groups and activities and their impact.
  • Tuesday 28 January, 2-4pm, Scrabble club,  join this regular activity which promotes mindfulness
  • Tuesday 28 January, 2-4pm, Age UK Meet the team from Age UK, the leading charity for older people providing help, information and advice
  • Thursday 30 January, 10.30am-12pm, Wellbeing coffee morning with stone decorating, Cuppa, cake and a chat whilst decorating stones
  • Thursday 30 January, 10.30am-12pm, Age UK Meet the team from Age UK, the leading charity for older people providing help, information and advice
  • Saturday 1 February, 10am-12pm, Children’s board games, join our weekly club everyone welcome

Malpas Library

  • Tuesday 28 January, 2-4pm, Healthbox drop in, meet the team from Healthbox who will be offering advice in health and wellbeing, sharing their knowledge on local groups and activities and their impact.
  • Tuesday 28 January, 2-4pm Healthwatch drop in, meet the team from Healthwatch they want to hear about your views, needs and experiences to help shape and improve local health and care services
  • Tuesday 28 January, 2-4pm, Age UK Meet the team from Age UK, the leading charity for older people providing help, information and advice

Neston Library

  • Monday 27 – Friday 31, 10am-12pm, Little Actors Theatre will have an information stand every morning promoting wellbeing through drama and confidence building techniques
  • Monday 27 January, 10-11.30am, Adult craft and chat – adult colouring and knit and natter session
  • Monday 27 January, 10.30am and 11.15am – Hadlow Green singers – come and see this Community Choir from Willaston perform in the library.
  • Tuesday 28 January, 11.15-11.45am, Rhymetime with a healthy twist - very hungry caterpillar/code-a-pillar session
  • Tuesday 28 January, 6-7.30pm, The Neston Collieries 1759 - 1855 by Anthony Annakin-Smith’s. Fascinating talk about the author’s new book, which explores the story of the two earliest coal mines in Neston - Ness Colliery and Little Neston Colliery. Event is free but booking advisable. Book signing will take place after the talk.
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10am-12pm, Wellbeing coffee morning, Cuppa and a chat - Martin Mullen playing classical guitar. With information stands including Body Positive, Healthwatch, Little Actors Theatre and Lees Lane Friends
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10am-12pm, Crossroads Together (Carer's Trust 4 All), Meet the team from Crossroads Together - they support unpaid carers of all ages and for the people they care for.  They provide information, advice and practical support to new and existing carers with aim of improving their health and wellbeing 
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10am-12pm, Age UK Meet the team from Age UK, the leading charity for older people providing help, information and advice
  • Wednesday 29 January 12-1pm Lees Lane Friends groups will be leading a ‘Walk and Talk’ to the ponds and back to the library via Cuckoo Lane and Wirral Way. Distance is circa 1 mile. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
  • Wednesday 29 January, 2-4pm, Social butterflies, adult craft session making butterflies for  the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project
  • Wednesday 29 January, 2-4pm, Bright Memories, drop in session - Meet the team from Bright Memories who will be promoting their services focusing on getting people with dementia and their carers involved in outdoor services and art activities
  • Thursday 30 January, 10-11am, Driver safety course, Driving Safely for Longer (60+) course provided by Road Safety Team booking essential
  • Thursday 30 January, 3.30-5.45pm, after school games club, Games club for children. Try out some classics as well as some new board games.
  • Friday 31 January, 10.30am-12pm, Starting Well, Meet the team from Starting Well their aim is deliver a high quality preventative service to improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families across Cheshire West and Chester
  • Friday 31 January, 11.15-11.45am, Rhymetime with a healthy twist - very hungry caterpillar/code-a-pillar session
  • Saturday 1 February, 10am-12pm, Lego club, enjoy some mindfulness Lego building and see what you can create.  For all the family
  • Saturday 1 February, 10am-12pm, Mindfulness jars, Create your own resilience jar, full of positive thoughts and favourite objects

Northwich Library

  • Monday 27 January, throughout the day, Listen with the library - join library staff as we share extracts from our favourite books
  • Monday 27 January, 2pm Read and Relax, a chance to join in on our regular reading group. Enjoy reading aloud with a book supplied by the Library, and unwind with some refreshments afterwards
  • Tuesday 28 January, 2-4pm Tablet and Device Help Drop-in a chance to learn, discover and be empowered to make the most of your device.
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10am-12pm, Energy Advice, meet the Citizens Advice team offering support on securing better energy deals
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10am-12pm, Qwest Energy, Meet Cheshire’s Green Doctors – learn more about improving the energy efficiency of your home including information on grants, switching and home visits which include  free small measures
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10am-4pm, Cheshire Wildlife Trust, Meet the team from Cheshire Wildlife Trust who act as voice for wildlife in the region.  Come and find out more about their work for wildlife and their conservation projects.  They manage around 40 nature reserves with habitats ranging from grasslands and wet meadows to reed beds, coastal dunes and woodland
  • Wednesday 29 January, 12.30-1.30pm, Greenspace Ranger Walk, enjoy your lunchbreak and join a Marbury Park Ranger for a mindfulness walk around one of Northwich's greenspaces.  Meet in the foyer of Northwich Library from 12.15pm - make sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Refreshments will be available afterwards, at the library.
  • Wednesday 29 January, 3.30-4.30pm, Lego club, enjoy some mindfulness Lego building and see what you can create.  For all the family
  • Thursday 30 January, 10am-12pm Petty Pool café , enjoy refreshments from the Petty Pool college and unwind in the Library
  • Thursday 30 January, 10.30am and 11.30am, Baby Bounce, with extra bounce! Join our regular Baby Bounce session and get bouncing.  Songs, actions and rhymes with your baby. Plus a special butterfly footprint craft after the session in aid of the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project Social Butterflies 
  • Thursday 30 January 2-4pm, Age UK Meet the team from Age UK, the leading charity for older people providing help, information and advice
  • Thursday 30 January, 3-4pm Craft and Chat, focus your mind on a craft and enjoy a good natter at the same time.  A special craft session with our regular group, in aid of the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project Social Butterflies  
  • Friday 31 January, 10am-12pm Adult colouring group, Come in, colour in, relax and focus your mind whilst colouring.  Decorate a butterfly with our colouring materials, in aid of the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project Social Butterflies  
  • Friday 31 January, 10am-12pm, Healthwatch, drop in advice and support session
  • Friday 31 January, 10am-12pm, Action on Cancer,  drop in advice and support session
  • Friday 31 January, 1-4pm, Age UK drop in session, Meet a friendly representative from Age UK to find out about the opportunities in your area
  • Friday 31 January, 2-3pm, Driver safety course, Driving Safely for Longer (60+) course provided by Road Safety Team

Tarporley Library

  • Monday 27 January, 1.30-2pm, Storytime for the under 5s
  • Monday 27 January, 4-5pm, Driving Safely for Longer (60+) course provided by Road Safety Team
  • Thursday 30 January, 2-5pm, Social Butterflies - Age Friendly Cheshire West art project, Come along and make a butterfly; we will have lots of different materials and ideas available. Help us create a flutter of butterflies to fill our display.
  • Drop-in anytime between 2 and 5pm; all ages welcome
  • Thursday 30 January, 2-4pm, Healthbox drop in, meet the team from Healthbox who will be offering advice in health and wellbeing, sharing their knowledge on local groups and activities and their impact.
  • Thursday 30 January, 3.30-5.30pm, Lego club, enjoy some mindfulness Lego building and see what you can create.  For all the family

Tarvin Library

  • Tuesday 28 January, 12.30-2pm, Ancestry Awareness, Come along to find out how to get started using the Ancestry website to research your family history - booking essential
  • Tuesday 28 January, 12.30-2pm, Brightlife - Meet the team from Brightlife, they are committed to tackling social isolation in the over 50s  in Cheshire West, supporting people as they enter old age in Cheshire
  • Tuesday 28 January, 1.30-3pm, Scrabble club, join this regular activity which promotes mindfulness
  • Thursday 30 January, 2-3pm Social butterflies, adult craft session making butterflies for  the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project

Tattenhall Library

  • Monday 27 January, 10.30am-12.30pm, Healthbox drop in; Meet the team from Healthbox who will be offering advice in health and wellbeing, sharing their knowledge on local groups and activities and their impact.
  • Monday 27 January, 10.30am-12.30pm Brightlife - Meet the team from Brightlife, they are committed to tackling social isolation in the over 50s  in Cheshire West, supporting people as they enter old age in Cheshire
  • Tuesday 28 January, 2.30-3pm Rhymetime for the under 5s

Upton Library

  • Monday 27 January, 10am -12pm, Energy Advice, Meet the Citizens Advice team offering support on securing better energy deals
  • Monday 27 January, 10am -12pm, Qwest Energy, Meet Cheshire’s Green Doctors – learn more about improving the energy efficiency of your home including information on grants, switching and home visits which include  free small measures
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10am -12pm, Wellbeing coffee morning, join us for a cuppa and a chat and meet the team from Healthwatch
  • Tuesday 28 January, 2.15-2.45pm, Rhyme time, fun for all our regular under 5 rhyme timers
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10am-12pm, Scrabble club, join this regular activity which promotes mindfulness
  • Wednesday 29 January, 2.15-3.15pm, Social butterflies, adult craft session making butterflies for  the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project, paper folding drop in session
  • Wednesday 29 January, 2.15-3.15pm, Bright Memories, drop in session - Meet the team from Bright Memories who will be promoting their services focusing on getting people with dementia and their carers involved in outdoor services and art activities 
  • Wednesday 29 January, 3.30-4.45pm, Lego club, enjoy some mindfulness Lego building and see what you can create.  For all the family
  • Thursday 30 January, 11.30-12.30pm, Knit and natter drop in session, join in the chat over a cup of tea and a biscuit and some knitting
  • Thursday 30 January, 2-3pm, Driver safety course, Driving Safely for Longer (60+) course provided by Road Safety Team
  • Friday 31 January, 2.15-3.15pm, Storytime with a healthy theme 
  • Saturday 1 February, 10am-12pm Children’s butterfly craft to tie in with Social butterflies, Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project

Weaverham Library

  • Monday 27 January, 11am-12.30pm, Knit and natter, bring your own knitting enjoy a friendly chat and refreshments
  • Monday 27 January, 2-3,30pm, Age UK drop in session, Meet a friendly representative from Age UK to find out about the opportunities in your area
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10.30-11am, Baby bounce, with extra bounce! Join our regular Baby Bounce session and get bouncing
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10.30am-12pm, Wellbeing coffee morning with Brightlife, pop in for coffee and a chat with the friendly Brightlife team
  • Wednesday 29 January, 10.30am-12pm, Age UK drop in session, Meet a friendly representative from Age UK to find out about the opportunities in your area
  • Wednesday 29 January, 3.30-4.30pm Digital storytelling, have fun creating stories with stop motion studio, let your imagination take over
  • Friday 31 January, 11-11.30am, Rhyme time, fun for all our regular under 5 rhyme timers
  • Saturday 1 February, 10.30am-12.30pm, Lego club, enjoy some mindfulness Lego building and see what you can create.  For all the family

Wharton Library

  • Monday 27 January, 10.30-11.30am, Family time, toys and books for the whole family to enjoy
  • Monday 27 January, 3-4.30pm, Children’s craft club, lots of creative and arty fun,  creating butterflies for Social Butterflies the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project,
  • Tuesday 28 January, 9.30am-12pm, Starting Well, Meet the team from Starting Well their aim is deliver a high quality preventative service to improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families across Cheshire West and Chester
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10.30-11am, storytime, fun for all our regular under 5s this time with a healthy theme
  • Tuesday 28 January, 3-4pm, Lego club, enjoy some mindfulness Lego building and see what you can create.  For all the family
  • Wednesday 29 January, 9am-3pm, Job club, help with job search and CVs
  • Thursday 30 January, 10am-12pm, Waste Doctor, come and meet the Waste Doctor Matthew Davies who will give you advice and information on recycling and waste
  • Thursday 30 January, 11am-12pm Football fogies, tea and biscuits and chat about football
  • Thursday 30 January, 3-4.30pm, Children’s board games, join our weekly club everyone welcome
  • Friday 31 January, 12.30-2.30pm, Adult Mindfulness Colouring drop in session
  • Friday 31 January, 3-4.30pm, Children’s colouring club – have fun colouring in butterflies for Social Butterflies the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project,
  • Saturday 1 February, 10-12pm, Wellbeing coffee morning, join us for a cuppa and a chat

Winsford Library

  • Monday 27 January, 9.30am-12pm, Starting Well, Meet the team from Starting Well their aim is deliver a high quality preventative service to improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families across Cheshire West and Chester
  • Monday 27 January, 10am-4pm Cheshire Wildlife Trust, Meet the team from Cheshire Wildlife Trust who act as voice for wildlife in the region.  Come and find out more about their work for wildlife and their conservation projects.  They manage around 40 nature reserves with habitats ranging from grasslands and wet meadows to reed beds, coastal dunes and woodland
  • Monday 27 January,10.30-11am Rhymetime Rock N Roll fun for all our regular rhyme timers
  • Monday 27 January, 11am-12pm, Motherwell drop in session, meet the team from Motherwell and find out about the support available for women in the local area
  • Monday 27 January, 1-2pm, Greenspace Ranger walk, enjoy your lunchbreak and join a Greenspace Park Ranger for a mindfulness walk around one of Winsford's green spaces
  • Monday 27 January, 3-5pm, Family colouring club, have fun colouring in butterflies for Social Butterflies the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10am-12pm Batik Butterfly craft drop in session creating butterflies using Batik a technique of hand-dying fabrics with wax for Social Butterflies the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10am-1pm Age UK drop in session, Meet a friendly representative from Age UK to find out about the opportunities in your area
  • Tuesday 28 January, 10.30-11am Baby Bounce, with extra bounce! Join our regular Baby Bounce session and get bouncing. Songs, actions and rhymes with your baby. Plus a special butterfly footprint craft after the session in aid of the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project Social Butterflies 
  • Tuesday 28 January, 2-3.15pm, Afternoon reading group
  • Wednesday 29 January, 1-3pm, Adult crafts, come and share your talents with others
  • Wednesday 29 January, 2-4.30pm, Butterfly, Flutterby, Stories and Crafts, Themed stories for older children, with a butterfly-making craft.
  • Thursday 30 January, 10.30-11am, Storytime for the under 5s with a healthy theme
  • Thursday 30 January, 10am-12pm, Energy Advice, meet the Citizens Advice team offering support on securing better energy deals
  • Thursday 30 January, 10am-12pm , Qwest Energy, Meet Cheshire’s Green Doctors – learn more about improving the energy efficiency of your home including information on grants, switching and home visits which include  free small measures
  • Thursday 30 January, 12.30-2.30pm, Waste Doctor, come and meet the Waste Doctor Matthew Davies who will give you advice and information on recycling and waste
  • Thursday 30 January, 2-4pm, Mobile Device drop in, Drop in session offering help and support on tablets, iPads, laptops and smartphones
  • Friday 31 January, 10am-11am, Driving Safely for Longer (60+) course provided by Road Safety Team
  • Friday 31 January, 2-4pm, Reading group, join our informal reading group to read aloud and chat about books. Not forgetting the coffee and cake. 50p per week plus £1 reservation charge for each book we read. Places are limited if you would like to join the group contact the library.
  • Friday 31 January, 3-4.30pm, Lego club, enjoy some mindfulness Lego building and see what you can create.  For all the family
  • Saturday 1 February 9.45am-12pm, Children’s crafts with a butterfly them to tie in with Social butterflies the Age Friendly Cheshire West Art project Social Butterflies 


 

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