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Author Event: Gulwali Passarlay

Tuesday 4th July 2017 at 7pm

Meet the author of The Lightless Sky, an epic memoir which traces Gulwali's journey from Afghanistan, though Europe, and eventually arriving in the UK.  A boy when he left home, Gulwali was exposed to experiences that no child should face during his perilous and dangerous quest to find safety.

This event is part of Read Regional 2017, bringing together readers and writers in northern libraries.

Tickets £ 1 to include refreshments, available from Carlisle Library (01228) 227312

Festival of Learning

Festival of Learning (previously Adult Learners' Week) is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England.

Throughout June, we will be hosting free taster and 'have a go' events to encourage people to learn something new. We're confident there's something for everyone, and all events are free, so why not take a look at some of the activities we have planned.

20 June 14:00-16:00 Spanish Language Taster

21 June 13:30-15:30 Creative Writing Taster

22 June 10:00-12:00 Embroidery & Sewing Taster

23 June 10:00-12:00 Managing Your Money Online

23 June 13:00-14:30 English Taster

24 June 10:30-12:30 Science Taster

24 June 13:00-15:30 Beginners Chess Taster

27 June 17:00-19:00 Learn to Code: Bit by Micro:bit!

29 June 10:00-12:00 Introduction to Social Networking

For further information contact Carlisle Library on (01228) 227312 or email

Google Digital Garage

Are you an SME,  Sole Trader or looking to set up your own business?  Are you unemployed or looking to change career?

The Digital Garage is a FREE online learning platform which will help you sharpen your computer skills and raise the online profile of your business using social media,  e mail marketing,  internet searches and more…

Contact Carlisle Library 01228 227324 / 227321 or e mail to book an Introductory Session or a place on one of our Digital Garage Workshops Thursday 5.00pm to 7.00pm.

Who Do You Think You Are?

Join us for our popular monthly Family History group session; a great opportunity to get hints and tips on using Find My Past & Ancestry, and to share information and ideas with others.  Also, group members can get up to 3 reader prints free per session.

Second Monday of the month from 10 am - 12 noon

Carlisle Library
01228 227312

Family History Taster sessions

Thought about tracing your family history?

Book a free introduction to Ancestry and Find my Past Taster Session.

Contact Carlisle Library on 01228 227310 or ask a member of staff in the library.

eBooks, Audio Books and Digital Magazines Taster Sessions

Want to get the most out of your technology and gadgets?

Why not bring along your laptop, tablet or smartphone to Carlisle Library and let us show you how to access our free digital resources.

To book a free one to one session contact Carlisle Library on 01228 227310 or ask a member of staff in the library.

Free "Introduction to the Internet Taster Sessions"

New to the Internet?

For an introduction to emailing, shopping online, internet safety, keeping in touch with friends and family online, or simply surfing the net, book a taster session now.

Contact Carlisle Library on 01228 227310 or ask a member of staff in the library.

Learn My Way Free and Easy Courses

Carlisle Library is now offering free Learn My Way online courses.

To book a one to one taster session to help you get started, or for further information, contact Carlisle Library on 01228 227312, or ask a member of staff at the desk.

Career Help from Inspira

Inspira will be holding regular drop in sessions at Carlisle Library to assist customers with career advice and assistance. Inspira work for clients and communities in Cumbria and across the UK, managing and delivering services to young people and adults to help them develop their personal and employability skills. Please come along to the library if you want to have a chat with the team or find out more.

The Inspira team will be available every Thursday between 1pm - 4pm

Toddler Time

Every Monday (during term time)

Toddler Time  9.30 - 10.30 and 11.00 - 12.00

Drop in parent and carer group for under 5's and their carers. Toys, refreshments, stories and rhymes.

Caroline Lunny
01228 227324/227312

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time

Songs, rhymes and simple crafts for under 3's

Every Tuesday 10.15am to 10.45am and 11.15am to 11.45am (during term time)

Caroline Lunny
01228 227324/227312