Get Online week: 17 to 23 October
Do you know someone who wants to know more about using the internet, online shopping, staying healthy and more? We have a range of 'Learn my Way' workshops on offer at Libraries, as well as bookable sessions at a time, date and location to suit you. Find out more.
National Stress awareness day
November 2nd is Stress Awareness day. Stress can have a negative impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. Have a go at some art therapy, or hand massage! Find out more.
What do children and young people think of libraries?
Dudley Libraries will be asking children and young people to complete a questionnaire between 17th – 30th October that asks them what they think of the service that libraries provide for them. Parents / carers will complete the form for children aged 0-7 years and if older children are unable to complete a questionnaire themselves, their parent / carers or library staff can help them. It is hoped that the library service will find out how children and young people currently use libraries and their satisfaction with core services and with the library overall. For further details contact Lynda Wattis on 01384 812829 or by email.
Award for 'Business Starts Here'.
Business Starts Here, a Dudley Libraries initiative, has been given a ‘highly commended’ award for best small business friendly programme or campaign at the 2016 FSB Local Authority Small Business Friendly Awards for Staffordshire and the West Midlands.
Business Starts Here is a hub within Dudley Library that can direct people towards the free support, information and facilities that can help turn their idea into a fully fledged business.
More information about the commended service can be found on our webpage.
Reading Well books: research.
Have you borrowed a Reading Well self-help book? If so please take part in a study about the scheme undertaken by Exeter University. You can complete a short anonymous questionnaire – either by post, telephone or online. Find out more.
British Newspaper Archive
Now available for free access on all public access PCs at Libraries and Archives. The British Newspaper Archive covers an incredibly broad range of subjects from a wide period of time. You'll find reports about events in the local area alongside stories of national and global importance. All human life is covered here, from the affairs of politics, war and the economy right through to contemporary fashions, jokes and cartoons.