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Forum Library Wythenshawe

  1. Address

    Forum Square, Wythenshawe, M22 5RX

  2. Telephone

    0161 227 3770

  3. Email

    forumlibrary@manchester.gov.uk

  4. Opening Times for Library

    Computer access within the library will shut down 15 minutes before the library closes.

    • Monday: 9am-8pm
    • Tuesday: 9am-8pm
    • Wednesday: 9am-5pm
    • Thursday: 9am-5pm
    • Friday: closed
    • Saturday: 9am-1pm 2-5pm

    Bank holidays we are closed.

  5. Disabled Access

    Yes

  6. Parking

    Yes - please note charges apply

  7. Transport finder

    Transport for Greater Manchester journey planner

  8. Location

  9. Reading Groups

    Reading group within the library - everyone is welcome;

  10. Regular Events

    • Afro tots - preschool play group for children 0-11 yrs, we play & learn together about African culture. £1 per child. Third Saturday each month, meeting room 1 at 2-4:45pm;
    • Paint pot art workshop - are you interested in art? Then come along to this self-taught group. Every Tuesday 12-4pm, meeting room 1;
    • Chess club - enjoy chess? Join our regular players for a game. Every Monday 1– 4pm in the reference library;
    • Family history club - join us each month for help, tips & advice on researching your family tree. First and third Thursday each month at 10.30am-12noon in the IT suite;
    • Grand day out - over 55? Looking for a change? Join us every Wednesday, Forum Centre Wythenshawe at 10am-4pm;
    • Easy rhythm chair based exercise, Yoga & tea dances. For more information call the Forum library on 227 3770;
    • KNOT - knitting is enjoying a huge revival and Forum library is right on trend with a thriving knitting group. Every Wednesday 1-5pm in the meeting room 1;
    • Library reading group for adults - last Tuesday of the month from 1.30-3.30pm in the Macmillan room;
    • Tiny tots & toddler time - come & join us for stories, songs & rhymes for all families with under 5’s. Every Tuesday 11-11:30am, term time only in the children’s library;
    • Wythenshawe university of the 3rd age (U3A), are you retired? Do you enjoy learning? Varied programme of speakers throughout the year. Third Tuesday each month, 10am-12noon in meeting room 1;
    • Wythenshawe history group - join us every Monday to enjoy looking back at local history with a fun & friendly group of local residents. All welcome. Every Monday 6:30-8pm in the reference library & meeting room 1;
    • Council tax & benefits surgery - third Wednesday each month in meeting room 2, book for an appointment on 234 3695;
    • Family law clinic with Otten Penna Solicitors - Every Thursday from 12noon-2pm in the IT suite forum library - no appointment necessary;
    • Handing in benefits documents - are you claiming Housing benefit, Council tax benefit or Education benefits? We can make it easier for you! Macmillan information and support service offer friendly, informal & confidential support. Call into the Forum library, or call 227 3727;
    • People first advice service - advice service for clients needing support with: filling out forms, reading through letters, housing advice & more. Drop in session every Thursday 1-4pm in meeting room 2 or if you prefer book an appointment call 235 6900;
    • Alcoholics anonymous - meet in the Forum library. Every Monday at 1pm in meeting room 1;
    • Anxiety group - do you suffer from phobias or any other anxiety related problem? Every Saturday we meet at 10am–3pm in the Macmillan room;
    • Narcotics anonymous - membership is open to anyone with a drug problem seeking help. Every Tuesday, 6-7.45pm in meeting room 1;
    • MAES job club - do you need help in job searching? Drop in to the new job club & get online. Every Tuesday 1-3:30pm in the IT suite;
    • MAES CV workshop - do you need help to update your CV or create a CV? Help is here, drop in every Wednesday 9.15-11.15am in the IT suite - no need to book;
    • NEW Manchester advice alliance - do you need help with job searches, online benefit claims etc? We can support you on any online process, every Tuesday 1.30-4.30pm & Thursday 10am- 1pm; and
    • Wythenshawe young person’s job club - are you 16 to 19, unemployed and not in training? Every Thursday 1-3pm 1st floor within the library.

  11. Services

    There may be a charge for some services see fines and charges

  12. Library catalogue

    https://librarycatalogue.manchester.gov.uk

  13. More about Libraries

    www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries

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