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Local libraries to host local college taster sessions

Press release   •   Jul 17, 2014 15:56 BST

Rochdale Borough Libraries in partnership with Hopwood Hall College are again hosting taster sessions for adult learning courses from Monday 21 July.

The tasters have been organised to give adults an insight into the types of community education available locally and to get more people in the borough learning.

Councillor Neil Emmott, Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and Neighbourhoods, said:

“Similar events happened in June and the feedback from customers was fantastic. This is a great opportunity for adults in the borough to experience the types of courses available at Hopwood Hall College and to see which courses best suit them; people can sample more than one if they wish.”

Hopwood Hall’s mission is ‘to provide the widest range of quality education and training to learners in the borough of Rochdale and beyond, to ensure they achieve their individual, educational and employment goals, whilst meeting the skills needs of the region’.

If the taster sessions are popular, it is planned that the full six to 10 week courses will be offered in Rochdale Borough Libraries from September, making education much more accessible.

The taster sessions on offer are:

·  Rochdale Central Library, Number One Riverside:
Tuesday 22 July, 12-2pm, English for Speakers of other Languages
Tuesday 22 July, 3-5pm, Managing Your Money
Thursday 24 July, 10-1.30pm, Get Creative
Friday 25 July, 10-12pm, Digital Photography

·  Middleton Library:
Monday 21 July, 1-3pm, Managing Your Money
Tuesday 22 July, 12-2pm, Digital Photography

·  Darnhill Library:
Tuesday 22 July, 2-5.30pm, Get Creative

·  Littleborough Library:
Monday 21 July, 2-5.30pm, Get Creative

Places are free, but limited, and can be booked by calling into any library in the borough or by emailing

For more information ask any member of library staff or go to

For more information about the full courses, contact Hopwood Hall on 0161 643 7560 or email

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