Coppice: What’s On

What’s On at Coppice Library & Wellbeing Centre

If you would like to join in any of these activities but feel a bit unsure, just pop in or contact us and one of our friendly colleagues will meet and introduce you.

As you may know, the government changed their restrictions and guidance around Covid. As such, we have adapted our policies and procedures to reflect the new guidance.
We know the changes will have left some of us nervous about re-joining groups and accessing services at the centre, so here is a list of the ways we are continuing to make your visit to the centre safe:

• room capacities have been reduced and  we are asking activity leaders and partners to ventilate rooms where possible.
• Our QR codes are available for visitors to check in at the centres.
• We are encouraging our staff to continue regularly testing themselves for Covid.
•  All staff, volunteers and visitors are required  to wear masks when walking around the building and in areas of low ventilation.
• sanitiser stations are located around the building.

If you have further questions or worries, please give us a call on 0161 877 3719 and a member of the team can chat with you. See you soon!

Please do not hesitate to contact the centre if you have any queries about what we do or how to join you can contact us on 0161 912 3560 or email us at

Activities in the centre ( No Need To Book in Advance)

1st Monday of the month11am - 12 mid dayReading Group – 1st Monday of the month – Join us every month for an informal meeting to discuss various books across different genres. Free and open to all. Each month’s title is chosen in advance by the group. To find out what the current title is go to
Last Tues in the month11am - 12 mid dayReading Group – Last Tuesday of the month – Join us every month for an informal meeting to discuss various books across different genres. Free and open to all. Each month’s title is chosen in advance by the group. To find out what the current title is go to
Wednesday10:00 amJoin us every week for our free storytime and rhymetime sessions.
Engage your child with fun, exciting stories and help develop their confidence and social skills while singing along to their favourite nursery rhymes!
Every Wednesday at 10am. Starting 27th October. Aimed at under 5s. No need to book, just turn up.
Thursday10.30am-12.00pmBrew and a Chat Join us for a tea or coffee and a variety of Health & Wellbeing activities. Meet new people face to face and take part in things such as arts & craft and mindfulness. Contact reception on 0161 912 3560 if you would like more information.
Thursday1.00pm-2.30pmDirections for Men To help improve the wellbeing of men who are struggling. We meet weekly to talk about things affecting us, provide support for each other and learn techniques that may allow us to find better ways to deal with the issues we face.
This is a drop-in activity. Find out more by contacting Chris on 07894 971 434 or by e-mailing
1st Saturday in the month10.30am - 12 mid dayStorytime and Craft Join us on the first Saturday of each month for free stories and craft with the Friends of Coppice Library. Aimed at under 5s but all welcome. Contact reception on 0161 912 3560 or e-mail if you would like more information.
Saturday10.30 - 12 mid dayKnit and Natter –Knitting Group. Join us every Saturday for a friendly and informal knit and natter session! All knitting supplies are included so no need to bring your own. Contact reception on 0161 912 3560 if you would like more information. Alternatively, you can e-mail

Activities you have to book in advance

Monday10:00am-12:00 mid daySmall Words Creative Writing: To join this relaxed and informal group, please e-mail Sophie at
Wednesday1:00pm -3:00pmScilight Arts Craft Group- The wellbeing craft group takes place every Wednesday afternoon, between 1 and 3 pm. We vary the crafts as much as possible to offer something for everyone, such as knitting the nativity scene, making Christmas decorations and sewing crafts. No prior knowledge is needed and the sessions are free, though we do charge for tea and coffee.

If you would like to join the group, please email as we are limiting numbers to allow for social distancing."
Monday-Friday10:00am-5:00pmFree Computer 121s If you want to get more computer literate to help with employability, for getting in touch with loved ones, or to build up your confidence, you can book a free 121 with us. We can show you how to create an e-mail address, order food and groceries, join online activities using video software such as Zoom, or any other computer related task you would like to know about.
Call us on 0161 912 3560 or e-mail us at to get started!
Monday-Friday10:00am-4:00pmFoodbank Vouchers The Trussell Trust runs a network of over 420 foodbanks, which work out of more than 1,200 centres across the UK and provide emergency food to people during crisis situations such as redundancy, benefit delays or receiving an unexpected bill. We can issue foodbank e-vouchers for parcels containing a minimum of three days’ nutritionally balanced food. We issue foodbank vouchers with appropriate discretion, and can discuss further support available at the centre. Call us on 0161 912 3560 between 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday, and we’ll arrange to issue a voucher. If you aren’t able to call, come into the centre.
Friday (term time only) starts 14th Jan10:00am-12:00 mid dayFree Esol Classes: Are you an English language learner looking to improve your English and communications skills while living in the UK? Book in advance and join us for our weekly sessions every Friday (term time only). There is also an opportunity to gain a qualification from Trinity College London. To book, call Sol Diaz on 07853659602 or e-mail Funded places are available for those on low income. Contact Sol to discuss eligibilty.
Fridays2:00pm -4:00pmBSL Group - We are a group of people who meet at Coppice Library most Fridays 2-4pm to learn sign language in a relaxed manner. Terms are usually 10 weeks, paid in advance and costing on average £5 per class. All are welcome. If you would like to find out more, or want to book a place, please call 0783 7601 999 or e-mail
Last Wednesday of the month10:00am-12:00 mid dayChristians Against Poverty (CAP)- Free debt advice sessions, available to everybody. Call 0800 328 0006 to book an appointment

Activities Happening Online

Zoom is a free video conferencing service that lets you talk with friends and family from all over the world.

As well as being able to keep in touch with loved ones, there are all kinds of group meetings and events taking place over Zoom. During the Covid-19 restrictions, video services such as Zoom have been used to allow virtual gatherings and 121s where physical distancing would otherwise mean these would be cancelled.

Click here for a list of activities that you can join online.

If you need help accessing any online activities or you would like to use one of our computers, please contact the centre on 0161 912 3560 or email and we can book you in for a 121 session.

Free Sanitary Towels

Sanitary towels are available in our toilets and are free for visitors to take thanks to Go With The Flow. Please help yourself.