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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.

Calligraphy taster sessions

Four taster sessions in calligraphy with tutor Robert Cooper.

The events are:

Monday 8 July

9.30am to 12.30pm - colour and calligraphy

1.30pm-4.30pm - pens and paper for calligraphy

Monday 15 July

9.30am to 12.30pm - collaged calligraphy

1.30pm to 4.30pm - calligraphy fun and games.

Bring a ruler and pencil - all other equipment provided. You're welcome to attend all sessions, or just one or two.

£3 per session
Call 01642 72900 to book.

Live screening: The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Thursday 11 July
7pm to 8.30pm
Tickets: £3
Call 01642 729002 to book a place.

Central Library is hosting a live screening from the British Library which tells the captivating story of cracking the code of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Social media workshops

Central Library
Friday 12 July
10am to 12pm (Facebook)
1pm to 3pm (Twitter)

Book your place by calling 01642 729002. 

Two workshops exploring the use of social media. One will focus on Facebook, and the other on Twitter.

Bring your own device.

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
North Ormesby Hub

A free course in counselling skills runs at North Ormesby Community Hub.

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

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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