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Rhyme Time Helps Children Learn the Wonder of Words

Rhyme Time Helps Children Learn the Wonder of Words

Press Releases   •   Oct 22, 2014 16:26 BST

Book mad youngsters have been getting ready for the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival with a special Bookstart Rhyme Challenge.

Stage set for Rochdale’s festival feast -  Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, Friday 24 to Sunday 26 October

Stage set for Rochdale’s festival feast - Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, Friday 24 to Sunday 26 October

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2014 12:47 BST

One of the most highly anticipated events on the borough’s cultural calendar - Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival kicks off on Friday (24 October) promising three days of drama, comedy, dance, music, theatre, films, visual arts and children’s shows.

Rochdale to Appoint New Chief Executive

Rochdale to Appoint New Chief Executive

Press Releases   •   Oct 15, 2014 12:47 BST

Rochdale Borough Council is appointing Steve Rumbelow as its new Chief Executive.

Spooktacular events are a treat

Spooktacular events are a treat

Press Releases   •   Oct 15, 2014 12:33 BST

Libraries across the borough are inviting families to join them this half-term, as they celebrate Halloween.

Get Healthy This Half Term

Get Healthy This Half Term

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2014 16:40 BST

Families looking for a dose of fun this half term are being encouraged to attend the Library Health Roadshow, where they can take part in numerous activities designed to increase health awareness.

Books on Prescription are just what the Doctor ordered

Books on Prescription are just what the Doctor ordered

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2014 09:00 BST

Rochdale Borough Libraries have announced an early success in the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme, a mental health reading initiative supported by local libraries, schools and GPs.

It’s official – Rochdale’s Number One Riverside is the best workplace in the UK

It’s official – Rochdale’s Number One Riverside is the best workplace in the UK

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2014 14:37 BST

Number One Riverside, Rochdale’s flagship customer service centre, office and library building, has been named best of the best and the best corporate workplace in the country at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.

Get with IT in Libraries

Get with IT in Libraries

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2014 11:28 BST

Rochdale Borough Libraries are hosting a number of events as part of the annual Get Online Week in a bid to encourage internet confidence amongst residents.

Festival’s family fun to get children into reading

Festival’s family fun to get children into reading

Press Releases   •   Oct 07, 2014 12:18 BST

There’s an exciting events programme for children at this year’s Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival with festival organisers promising shows that will keep little ones engaged and entertained for hours!

Save your sanity in just 6 minutes

Save your sanity in just 6 minutes

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2014 08:00 BST

Rochdale Borough Library Service is all set to launch the Time to Read ‘Just 6 Minutes’ campaign, in order to help improve residents’ mental health and wellbeing.

You don’t have to come out to come in!

You don’t have to come out to come in!

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2014 14:30 BST

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation will be holding its fifth annual event in Rochdale borough to mark National Coming Out Day on Saturday 11 October.

Six Book success for borough's library service

Six Book success for borough's library service

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2014 10:00 BST

Rochdale Borough Library Service has been celebrating after receiving a bronze award from the Reading Agency, a charity which aims to increase reading confidence amongst the UK’s population.

Operation Maverick continues crackdown on rogue landlords

Operation Maverick continues crackdown on rogue landlords

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2014 11:27 BST

Operation Maverick has continued its crackdown on rogue landlords in Rochdale borough, with particular emphasis being placed on tackling landlords who coerce money from vulnerable illegal immigrant workers.

Here’s the Word on Poetry Workshop

Here’s the Word on Poetry Workshop

Press Releases   •   Sep 23, 2014 16:32 BST

Rochdale Borough Libraries is hosting a special workshop to celebrate National Poetry Day.

Expand your mind - programme launch signals festival countdown

Expand your mind - programme launch signals festival countdown

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2014 13:23 BST

With just five weeks to go, the 12 page programme for Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival has been unveiled.

Vote for your favourite book

Vote for your favourite book

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2014 16:39 BST

The search for the borough’s favourite book is reaching its conclusion, so with just over a month to go before voting closes, there’s still time for your vote to count!

Philosophy Coffee group is a hot topic

Philosophy Coffee group is a hot topic

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2014 16:18 BST

Residents of the borough who wish to explore some of life’s great questions are being welcomed into the warm arms of the Philosophy Coffee group.

Weaving Words with Chris Coey

Weaving Words with Chris Coey

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2014 09:00 BST

The Word Weavers group will be warmly welcoming the esteemed poet Chris Coey to host a writing workshop, in celebration of National Poetry Day.

Artistic memorial to World War One unveiled

Artistic memorial to World War One unveiled

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2014 15:17 BST

A billboard-sized piece of street art has been unveiled in Rochdale Central Library today as part of a nationwide project to create a unique and online response to the First World War.

Rochdale tunes up for Literature and Ideas festival with intimate music gig

Rochdale tunes up for Literature and Ideas festival with intimate music gig

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2014 16:27 BST

Indie hitmaker, Josh Record is set to bring his unique brand of acoustic rock to Rochdale Central Library at Number One Riverside this October.