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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.

Money Matters

North Ormesby Community Hub
Wednesday 20 February
1pm to 3pm

Middlesbrough residents with money concerns are welcome to attend at an event at North Ormesby Community Hub on Wednesday, February 20 from 1pm to 3pm.

The Money Matters taster session aims to tackle money worries in a fun, creative and engaging way. Refreshments and freebies are available.

For more information contact Ali on 01642 207271.

Sewing the Sixties

Central Library
Monday, March 11
7pm to 9pm


Join Meredith Towne as she delves into her 1960s sewing box for a home dress making journey through the decade.

Invitees are offered the chance to “shock your parents by running up a fab little mini dress on your Singer sewing machine for a Saturday night on the town!”

Book your place by calling 01642 729002.

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 - 10am to 12:30pm - Middlesbrough Central Library

Tuesdays - 10am to 12:30pm - 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 - 10am to 12:30pm - Middlesbrough Central Library

Wednesdays - 9am to 12pm - North Ormesby Community Hub and Library

Wednesdays - 9:30am to 12pm - Newport Community Hub

Wednesdays - 12:30pm to 3pm - Easterside Community Hub and Library

Thursdays - 9:30am to 12pm - 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 - 9:30am to 12:30pm - North Ormesby Community Hub and Library

Wednesdays - 12:30pm to 3pm - Newport Community Hub

Thursdays - 9:30am to 12pm - Hemlington Community Hub and Library

Thursdays - 12:30pm to 3pm - Thorntree Community Hub and Library

Fridays - 9:30am to 12pm - Grove Hill Community Hub and Library

Fridays - 9:30am to 12pm - Easterside Community Hub and Library

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

Free counselling skills course

From Friday 1 March
North Ormesby Hub

A free course in counselling skills runs at North Ormesby Community Hub from Friday 1 March.

The sessions – delivered by Learning Curve Group - lead to a Level 2 certificate.

Courses are fully funded for those aged 19 and over, and take place at North Ormesby Hub, Derwent Street, Middlesbrough, TS3 6JB.

For further information or to book a place contact Nuz on 07773 068979 or email

Falling on your Feet

Starting from 30 April 2019.

Central Library
1:30pm to 3pm

Middlesbrough Town Hall
1:30pm to 3pm

Falling on your Feet is a dance and health programme co-produced with people aged 65+ who are living independently.

  • Develop creativity and confidence through dance
  • Improve strength, flexibility and balance
  • Reduce risk and fear of falling
  • Have fun and make friends

To book a free place or find out more, ring Hannah or Susie at Helix Arts on 0191 241 4931, or speak to Linda at the Hope Foundation on 01642 232220.

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