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  Events for Monday, 19 August 2019
  • Musical Theatre Summer Course (Ages 11 to 16)
    After our successful Easter Courses, Cumbria Curtain Call are pleased to announce that we will be we will be running a number of summer holiday programmes. Fun packed with singing, dancing, drama and games, our 5 day musical theatre course for 11 to 16 year olds will be held at Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands from 19 to 23 August 2019. The course develop creativity, self expression and confidence through general and performance based activities. At the end of the week the group will perform a mini musical to an invited audience of family and friends to showcase what they have been up to. Early morning club from 8:45am available. For more information please don't hesitate to contact us. Due to limited availability please book your place ASAP to avoid disappointment.
    VENUE: Victoria Hall
    DATE:  19th - 23rd August 2019
    TIME: 09:30 - 18:00
  • YoKids
    Yo Kids Let the space adventures begin with YoKids, time for yoga, stories and fun! Activities last ½ hour. 5years +
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  19th August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 10:30
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Moorclose Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 602736.
    VENUE: Moorclose Library
    DATE:  19th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Star Wars Hour Of Code
    Try computer coding with BB-8, R2-D2 and other Star Wars characters. Even if you haven't tried coding before this is a great chance to find out how to start and play games. Free activity suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. Please book your place. 015395 32749
    VENUE: Grange library
    DATE:  19th August 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 12:00
  • Lego Club
    Come and play with the lego in the library For 5years+ Limited spaces so please book in advance.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  19th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Seaton Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 68441.
    VENUE: Seaton Library
    DATE:  19th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Young Writers Club
    Young Writers Club Come and take part in this fun 1 hour writing session for budding authors and master story tellers! Fun introduction to storytelling. 8-11years
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  19th August 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 15:30
  Recurring events in this month
  • Free! Carers Benefits Clinics
    Come along to one of West Cumbria's free benefit clinics, last Thursday of every month by appointment. For more information and times follow this link: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/eLibrary/Content/Internet/542/827/41925102127.pdf
  • Workington Library Reading Group
    Would you like to join a reading group? Workington Library Reading group is looking for more members. We are a friendly group and meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-7pm. For more information contact Workington Library on 01900 76173
  • Singalongababy
    Singing, rhymes and activities for under 3's every Monday during term time at 2.00pm. For more information please ring Seaton Library.
  • Storytots
    "Stories, songs and rhymes for under 5s and their grown ups at Barrow Library We hope to see you every Tuesday from 2:00pm - 2:45pm Come and join us!"
  • Macmillan Drop-In
    "Drop in session where help is available from a Macmillan volunteer. Every Wednesday 10 - 12am."
  • Silver Surfers
    "If you would like some help using the computer, laptop or want to learn something new, then this is the session for you. Free refreshments and a friendly atmosphere here at Barrow Library. Every Thursday from 1:30pm - 3:30pm . Please book a session at the enquiry desk or ring Barrow Library (01229) 407375 for more details."
  • Seaton Library - Poetry Parlour
    Come along to Seaton Library on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 4:00pm - 5:00pm to share in your love of poetry
  • Citizen's Advice at Aspatria Local Link
    Citizen's Advice is at Aspatria Local Link every Wednesday afternoon. This service is by appointment only. To book an appointment please ring Citizen's Advice Allerdale on 01900 604735
  • Cockermouth Library Reading group
    Cockermouth Library Reading Group meets on the first Monday of the month from 1.30-2.30
  • Tech Time at Workington Library
    Do you have any questions about technology? Keyboard skills, internet safety, job search, completing online forms, emailing. Yes? Then book a session. Tech time is every Monday from 9.30-11.30 at Workington Library. To book call in at the library or ring 01900 706170
  • Maryport Heritage Society Talk
    Mr K. Thompson will be speaking on "Industries and Businesses in and around Maryport" at the Maryport Heritage Society meeting in Maryport Library. Admission: members £1, Non-members £2.
  • West Cumbria Carers at Maryport Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carers allowance? We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Maryport Library. Appointments take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10-12. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Crafternoon Club at Carlisle Library
    Join us at Carlisle Library on Thursdays 1-4pm for a weekly knit and natter to show off your latest work or learn new skills. Beginners and experienced crafters welcome!
  • Distington Big Local are hosting a Job Club in the Library.
    Every Wednesday 10-12 noon. *Friendly drop in support *Help with job searches *CV Writing * Form filling *Letter writing *Online applications *Interview techniques * IT skills *Guidance and support *Help with Universal Jobmatch For more information contact 01946 834297
  • Rhyme Time
    Come and join us for songs and stories for under 5's and their grown-ups. This is a drop in session. Every Friday.
  • Reading Groups
    First Monday of every month. Contact 01229 407373 for more details about this and other reading groups.
  • Distington Fare Share and Food Bank
    Citizens Advice Copeland, Distington Big Local, Whitehaven, Egremont & District Credit Union, are hosting a FareShare and Foodbank every Tuesday in Distington Library. Event held when the library is closed.
  • South Lakeland District Council Drop In
    A South Lakeland District Council Adviser is available to help with council-related issues every Wednesday between 10.15am and 1pm. No booking required.
  • South Lakeland District Council Drop In
    A South Lakeland District Council Adviser is available to help with council-related issues every Tuesday and Thursday between 9.15 am and 12.15 pm. No booking required.
  • IT Drop In Sessions
    Monthly IT Drop In sessions with Age UK South Lakeland volunteers supporting the community with any queries or problems regarding Laptops, Tablets or Smart Phones. Try Cumbria libraries online offer of FREE eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers, magazines, and more. Monthly Drop In from10.00 am to 12 noon on the second Friday of the month.
  • Reminiscence Club
    Come along and step back in time with us. Bring along old photographs and share your memories. Everyone welcome
  • Singalongababy
    Singalongababy is a group for babies and parents and carers to share songs and stories. The group meets from 2-3pm on Mondays during term time. Please contact Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information
  • PCSO Drop-Ins
    The PCSO will be at Maryport Library every Wednesday from 10-12. They are happy to discuss a wide variety of topics from crime prevention, reporting crimes and anti-social behaviour to gathering information on other organisations which may be of help to the community
  • Relaxing with Yoga for Seniors
    Relaxing yoga for seniors is open to all. The sessions are on Wednesdays from 2-3pm. The library is closed on Wednesday but is open for the yoga session. Please contact Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information.
  • Reading Group
    Wigton Library's reading group meets on the last Thursday of the month from 10.30-11.30am. New members are most welcome. Contact Wigton Library on 016973 42729 for more information.
  • Citizen's Advice
    Citizen's Advice is at Maryport Library every Thursday afternoon. This service is by appointment only. To book please ring Citizen's Advice Allerdale on 01900 604735
  • Carer's Benefit Clinic
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carer's allowance? We can help with applications for: Carer's Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Wigton Library. Appointments take place on the last Thursday of every month from 2-4pm. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976.
  • Scrabble Club
    Scrabble is not only a great mental exercise, but a social game too. Most of all Scrabble is fun to play. Join us at Silloth Local Link every Friday from 10.30-12.30.
  • Carer's Benefits Clinic
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carers allowance? We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Maryport Library. Appointments take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10-12. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Maryport Library Reading Group
    This reading group is always looking for new members. Telephone Maryport Library on 01900 812384 for more information or drop into the next session which is always on the first Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm
  • Shared Reading Group
    This reading group meets at Seaton Library on the first Tuesday of the month from 4-5pm. Phone Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information or just drop in to the next session.
  • Carer's Benefits Clinic
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carers allowance? We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Keswick Library. Appointments take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 10-12. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Chatterbooks
    Are you between 7 and 11 years old? Do you love reading? Then this is the group for you. Places are limited so please contact Maryport Library to book your place. Chatterbooks is on the first Thursday of the month from 4-5pm.
  • Tech Time
    Do you have any basic questions about technology, for example Keyboard skills, Emailing, Browsing the internet, Internet safety, shopping, using auction sites such as Ebay, social media, accessing health information or using various devices such as laptops, tablets and smart phones? Yes? Then book a session! Thursdays fortnightly 2.00-4.00 (half hour bookable sessions)
  • Poetry Parlour
    This poetry group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 4-5pm and is always looking for new members. Telephone Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information or just drop into the next session.
  • Rhyme Time
    Rhyming session for toddlers with their parents/ carers Free drop in no need to book Every Monday 10.45am to 11.30am
  • Storytime at Grange Library
    Storytime at Grange Library for pre-school children with parents, grandparents and carers. Come along and enjoy some lovely stories. Storytime is termtime only, check with Library for dates.
  • Pins and Needles
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Tuesday 1pm - 3pm
  • Who Do You Think You Are Family History Group
    Join us for our FREE monthly Family History group session. It's a great opportunity to get tips on using Find My Past and Ancestry and to share information and ideas with others. No need to book, just drop-in on the second Monday of the month, 10am - 12noon.
  • Lego Club
    Parent / Carer and children age 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. Places are limited so booking is essential. Free (Every second Monday in the month) 3.30pm-4.30pm
  • IT Drop In
    Monthly IT Drop In sessions with Age UK South Lakeland volunteers supporting the community with any queries or problems regarding Laptops, Tablets or Smart Phones. Try Cumbria libraries online offer of FREE eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers, magazines, and more. Monthly Drop In from2 to 4 pm on the last Thursday of every month.
  • Dementia Awareness Drop In
    A friendly drop-in session with a volunteer from The Alzheimer's Society - for anyone affected by Dementia. Monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month. 11am-12pm 01229 404151
  • Falls Prevention with South Lakeland Age UK
    A drop-in session with advice on staying steady. Monthly on the last Tuesday each month. 10am-12pm 015394 88945
  • Silloth Local Link Reading Group
    This Reading Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month from 11-12. New members are always welcome. Please contact Silloth Local Link on 016973 31944.
  • Toddler Tales
    Come along and join us at this free weekly event for preschoolers and their adults! Stories, songs and rhyme to enjoy at this half hour session. No need to book just turn up! Every Monday.
  • Seaton Breastfeeding and Peer Support Group
    Starting on Monday 4th February from 1-3pm we will be hosting weekly drop-in sessions for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and babies. Sessions facilitated by trained breastfeeding peer supporters. For more information contact Elaine Lewis on 07900053041. Email: Elaine.lewis@cumbria.gov.uk
  • West Cumbria Carers at Workington Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by Carers Allowance? Get free information and support at Workington Library. We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance, attendance allowance, personal independence payment, council tax discounts, access to grants and other funding. Appointments take place on the 1st Tuesday of every month between 10am and 1.oopm. Appointments must be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Knit and Natter
    Bring along your knitting, crochet or needlework and join us for a coffee and a natter in Café West at Workington Library. Swap patterns, show off your handiwork and meet new people. Beginners welcome. Interested. Come along every Thursday from 10-12
  • Knit and Natter
    Are you interested in sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet and much more. Come along, bring your project and share hints and tips, swap patterns, meet new people or learn new skills. Refreshments provided. Come along on the first and third Friday of every month from 1-2.30.
  • Lego Club
    This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-12.00pm for children aged 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and have fun building models based on a theme. Booking is essential as places are limited. Places may be booked by calling in to Workington Library or telephoning on 01900 706170.
  • Distington Book Club
    We are a friendly group and meet on the third Thursday of every month from 2 - 3pm. New members welcome
  • Autism Sensory Sessions
    Enjoy our fantastic sensory resources including dark den, fibre optic lights, bubble tube, light table and our new interactive colour catch combo and multifinity explorer panels. Every Thursday 4pm-6pm and Every Saturday 10.30am - 1.30pm
  • Knit and Natter
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Wednesday 2pm-4pm
  • Crafty Ladies
    Bring along your knitting and crocheting. All welcome. Every Thursday 10am - 11.30am
  • Storytots
    Storytots is aimed at pre-schoolers and parents/guardians. Come and join us for a lovely time reading a story. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Every Thursday from 2.00-2.30pm.
  • Friday Jig
    Drop in and relax helping complete a communal jigsaw. Every Friday
  • Craft Group
    Free drop-in for people wanting to be creative or who want to develop their crafting skills, with a regular friendly group. Every Friday 9.30am - 12noon
  • Poetry Group
    Every 1st Tuesday of the Month. All Welcome.
  • Knit and Natter
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Tuesday 2pm-4pm (Held in the pop-up Library until main Library re-opens).
  • Computer Sessions with Age UK
    Free one to one advice and guidance; booking is essential. Every Wednesday
  • Ancestry Sessions
    Places are limited so please book on 01229 407373
  • Monday Makers Craft Club
    "All manner of craft activities. Knit, crochet, weaving Come along and join in!"
  • Knit and Natter
    Join in with some friendly chat and a bit of knitting.
  • Lego Club
    Parent / Carer and children age 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. Places are limited so booking is essential. Free Every second Thursday in the month.
  • Age UK Computers for Beginners
    Computer & tablet training & advice. Free drop in session with free WIFI. Use the Library resources or bring your own laptop or tablet. Every 2nd Friday of the month. Contact Jan 01946 828100 for more information.
  • Reading Group
    Another Chance to Join a Reading Group Every 3rd Friday of the Month 10am - 11am
  • IT Help Drop In
    Pop in to Ulverston library on Tuesday afternoons for all your IT enquiries with our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer. 1pm-3pm
  • Music, Rhythm and Rhyme at Wigton Library
    Join us for Rhymetime at Wigton Library 10.30-11 on Fridays from Friday 14th June. These sessions are aimed at babies and toddlers and run every Friday (Term time only)
  • Roots - exhibition
    Green Door, the region's leading artists collective, is returning to Farfield Mill in Sedbergh for a group exhibition which showcases a wide variety of two and three dimensional work on the theme of 'Roots'. The exhibition will see paintings, drawings, prints, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, wood and glass on display from the group's members and provides a great opportunity for visitors to see the breadth of members work in a stunning setting. Standard admission - £4.05 (£4.50 gift admission with 10% donation) Free for children and students
  • The Summer Reading Challenge
    Summer Reading Challenge! Drop in and sign up anytime throughout the summer! Read six books, collect rewards. Get entered into our competition to win a tablet!
  • Community Learning and Skills - Employability Drop-In
    Community Learning and Skills invite you to come along to talk to them about employability and what that means for you. Pop along to the Local History Room in Workington Library on Monday afternoons from 2-5 to find out more
  • Junior Chess Club
    Join our friendly drop-in sessions for children and families over the summer holidays. Suitable for complete beginners and beyond. each Tuesday, starting 23 July for 5 weeks.
  • Drop in Craft Table
    Drop in Craft Table at children's library. Thursdays from 25th July - 29th August 10:00 - 12:00
  • Gallery in the Library
    Free sessions for under 5s which explore art through the senses at Kendal Library
  • Feed and Read
    A brand new cosmic scheme for Allerdale. Come and feed your mind and your body for free! As part of the Summer Reading Challenge Maryport, Moorclose and Workington libraries will be offering free packed lunches throughout the School Summer holidays. Children will come to the library to read or exchange a book they've read, take part in activities and receive a healthy lunch. Feed and read is at Workington Library on Mondays and Thursday at 1.30, Maryport Library on Mondays at 1.30 and at Moorclose Library on Fridays at 1.30.
  • Feed and Read
    A brand new cosmic scheme for Allerdale. Come and feed your mind and your body for free! As part of the Summer Reading Challenge Maryport, Moorclose and Workington libraries will be offering free packed lunches throughout the School Summer holidays. Children will come to the library to read or exchange a book they've read, take part in activities and receive a healthy lunch. Feed and read is at Workington Library on Mondays and Thursday at 1.30, Maryport Library on Mondays at 1.30 and at Moorclose Library on Fridays at 1.30.
  • Feed and Read
    A brand new cosmic scheme for Allerdale. Come and feed your mind and your body for free! As part of the Summer Reading Challenge Maryport, Moorclose and Workington libraries will be offering free packed lunches throughout the School Summer holidays. Children will come to the library to read or exchange a book they've read, take part in activities and receive a healthy lunch. Feed and read is at Workington Library on Mondays and Thursday at 1.30, Maryport Library on Mondays at 1.30 and at Moorclose Library on Fridays at 1.30.
  • Credit Union Advice
    Whitehaven, Egremont & District Credit Union at Distington Library. If you live in the Distington area, you can speak to their friendly Adviser about any issues affecting you or your family. These may include benefits, housing, employment or debt difficulties.
  • Steam over Shap
    Events at Shap to commemorate the 175th anniversary of commencement of construction of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway over Shap. Exhibition of railway archive materials, artefacts, art and photography. Admission Free Donations appreciated Open daily but times vary, check our website www. theoldcourthouse.org Special events - charges may apply Talk Sat 10th Aug. 7.30pm Talk Mon 12th Aug. 7.30pm Model Railway Exhibition Sunday 18th Aug Talk Mon 19th Aug 7.30pm Walk to railway sites in Shap Sat 24th Aug Music and Spoken Word Sun 1st Sept 7.30pm Places limited on all events - please pre-book visit www.theoldcourthouse.org for info.
  • Allhallows Art Exhibition
    The annual Allhallows Art Exhibition opens on Saturday 17th August in Fletchertown Community Centre. It features a superb display of art and craft by leading Cumbrian painters, sculptors, potters, textile artists and woodturners, including several artists from Wigton's Fountain Gallery. A special attraction in this year's show will be all 24 of Brian Campbell's original paintings from his 2018 and 2019 Wigton calendars, on view for the first time. The Allhallows Exhibition is open daily 11am to 4pm, ending Monday, 26th August, admission is free.
  • Musical Theatre Summer Course (Ages 11 to 16)
    After our successful Easter Courses, Cumbria Curtain Call are pleased to announce that we will be we will be running a number of summer holiday programmes. Fun packed with singing, dancing, drama and games, our 5 day musical theatre course for 11 to 16 year olds will be held at Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands from 19 to 23 August 2019. The course develop creativity, self expression and confidence through general and performance based activities. At the end of the week the group will perform a mini musical to an invited audience of family and friends to showcase what they have been up to. Early morning club from 8:45am available. For more information please don't hesitate to contact us. Due to limited availability please book your place ASAP to avoid disappointment.
  • YoKids
    Yo Kids Let the space adventures begin with YoKids, time for yoga, stories and fun! Activities last ½ hour. 5years +
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Moorclose Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 602736.
  • Star Wars Hour Of Code
    Try computer coding with BB-8, R2-D2 and other Star Wars characters. Even if you haven't tried coding before this is a great chance to find out how to start and play games. Free activity suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. Please book your place. 015395 32749
  • Lego Club
    Come and play with the lego in the library For 5years+ Limited spaces so please book in advance.
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Seaton Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 68441.
  • Young Writers Club
    Young Writers Club Come and take part in this fun 1 hour writing session for budding authors and master story tellers! Fun introduction to storytelling. 8-11years