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Forum Library Wythenshawe

  1. Address

    Forum Square, Wythenshawe, M22 5RX

  2. Telephone

    0161 227 3770

  3. Email

  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


  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

  13. More about Libraries

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