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Library events

Memory Lane Dementia Café

Middlesbrough Central Library

The Memory Lane Dementia Café is held on a monthly basis on the third Wednesday of each month, in Central Library, from 1-3pm.

Craft Sessions for Adults

Easterside Community Hub

Community craft sessions for adults are taking place once a week at a Middlesbrough Community Hub.

The sessions will take place from noon-1.30pm every Friday

All materials are included, as well as tea and coffee. Entry £1.50.

Computer Courses

Internet and Email

Learning about Accessing the Internet and using emails at sessions at the following times:

Mondays 10:00 - 12:30 Middlesbrough Central Library

Tuesdays 10:00 - 12:30 Grove Hill Community Hub and Library

Universal Credit

Get help with applying for Universal Credit. Free sessions running across Middlesbrough Libraries and Hubs. Call 01642 811400 for more information and details of where and when these will be running.

Everyday Computing

Learn about basic mouse, keyboard and computing skills at these free sessions at the following times:

Tuesdays       10:00 - 12:30 Middlesbrough Central Library

Wednesdays  09:00 - 12:00 North Ormesby Community Hub and Library

Wednesdays  09:30 - 12:00 Newport Community Hub

Wednesdays  12:30 - 15:00 Easterside Community Hub and Library

Thursdays      09:30 - 12:00 Thorntree Community Hub and Library

Job Club

Get help with creating and CV and finding and applying for a job online at the following times:

Tuesdays      09:30 - 12:30 North Ormesby Community Hub and Library

Wednesdays 12:30 - 15:00 Newport Community Hub

Thursdays     09:30 - 12:00 Hemlington Community Hub and Library

Thursdays     12:30 - 15:00 Thorntree Community Hub and Library

Fridays          09:30 - 12:00 Grove Hill Community Hub and Library

Fridays          09:30 - 12:00 Easterside Community Hub and Library

This is a free drop in event. Call 01642 811 for more details.

William White Collins Seymour

Tuesday 23 October
2 - 3pm
Central Library

Join local historian p.a.morbid for a look at Victorian Middlesbrough's most colourful character, William White Collins Seymour. Seymour came to Middlesbrough in the 1860s and published a number of tracts criticising members of the Middlesbrough Council, as well as serving on the council in 1874. Acerbic, scurrilous, libellous & truthful, the final booklet was called The Evil Genius of Middlesbrough, and was directed at John Dunning, then Mayor, for whom Seymour had a special hatred. Tickets £2 – book a place on 01642 729002

Discover some amazing women

Thursday 25 October
2 - 3pm
Central Library

In the year that marks the centenary of some women being granted the right to vote, we take the opportunity to celebrate local women.

Time Traveller Martin Peagam will explore the lives of 100 Teesside Ladies who perhaps deserve greater recognition.

Tickets £2


Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 December
5.30pm and 7.30pm each night
Central Library

Join us for a unique immersive experience based on the story of Frankenstein. Rediscover this iconic novel through the voices of Mary Shelley's haunting characters as you journey through the library's hidden corners. With a soundscape created by award winning musician, Taz Modi, venture from room to room and from memory to memory following the ghost of Victor Frankenstein to the dramatic climax of the tale. This production includes a large amount of walking up and down stairs. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs. Age Restrictions: Suitable for age 12 and over

Tickets £8 from the Middlesbrough Town Hall website or by calling 01642 729729

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