Courses at local libraries

Library ambitions is an initiative where we host and deliver a wide range of courses delivered in partnership with Lancashire County Council and your local library.

Over 80 FREE courses available in your local libraries:

  • Arts and Media
  • ICT and Digital
  • Employability
  • Family Learning
  • Health and Social Care
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Horticulture
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Volunteering

Click here to see what’s on near you and enrol.

  • Basic Awareness of Paediatric First Aid
    Library Courses
    Delivered either online or in venue

    Online or in Venue
    Online or in Venue
    This free course (for Lancashire residents) will provide learners with the knowledge and basic lifesaving skills needed to assess and respond to a child or infant that is unresponsive and not breathing. The skills will include how to deliver cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a child and baby and how to access and use a defibrillator. Learners will also be able to recognise and treat choking. This course can be accessed either as a live online course or alternatively in a classroom face to f...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 19/06/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      1 day course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Clitheroe Library
      WED - 03/07/2024
      10:00 to 13:00
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Freckleton Library
      TUE - 16/07/2024
      10:00 to 13:00
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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  • Connect & Keep Learning: Witches and Witch Trials in the 1600s
    Library Courses
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    Learners will explore witchcraft and the witch trials of the 1600s in Lancashire, in particular the story of the Pendle Witches. Looking at common misconceptions about witchcraft and the reasons for the Pendle Witch trials in Lancaster. Examining later witch trials and the work of the Witchfinder General as well as the demise of the ‘witch craze’. Learners will also reflect on the benefits ‘connecting’ with others and ‘keeping learning’ can bring to your mental health and wellbeing....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 12/06/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      WED - 03/07/2024
      18:00 to 20:30
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 04/07/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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  • Introduction to Chair Based Exercise & Falls Prevention
    Library Courses
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This session introduces a group exercise programme that is suitable for all levels of fitness with exercises that may be adapted to cater for individual needs. It will be chair based and the exercises are aimed at developing posture, balance, strength and mobility. This session will also help develop the confidence of the learners when performing daily activities and recreational tasks. Alongside the practical elements, we will introduce the Department of Health (2011) Start Active, Stay Active ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Coal Clough Library
      FRI - 21/06/2024
      13:30 to 15:30
      2 week course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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  • Introduction to Chair Based Yoga
    Library Courses
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This course is designed for those who wish to gain an introduction to yoga, some key practices and moves. All postures have been adapted to incorporate the use of a chair, making the course suitable for people with limited mobility or physical disabilities / difficulties. The course contains both practical and theory elements with learners also being encouraged to reflect on the benefits from engaging in a range of yoga practices....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Kingsfold Library
      FRI - 07/06/2024
      13:30 to 15:30
      2 week course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Knott End Library
      THU - 27/06/2024
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: £43.20
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  • Introduction to Yoga for Stress & Anxiety
    Library Courses
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This course takes a mindful approach to yoga, focusing on how it makes you feel. We don’t place emphasis on attaining certain poses or yoga positions it is about the “felt experience”. You will learn gentle and restorative yoga and breathing practices that will enable you to slow down creating a sense of calm and wellbeing physically, mentally and emotionally. This course is suitable for all ages and abilities; including beginners, intermediate and advanced. If you can breathe you can do Y...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Barnoldswick Library
      MON - 24/06/2024
      13:30 to 15:30
      2 week course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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  • Lancashire Lifesavers
    Library Courses
    Delivered either online or in venue

    Online or in Venue
    Online or in Venue
    Lancashire Adult Learning (LAL) are working in partnership with North West Ambulance Service, BBC Radio Lancashire and Lancashire County Council to provide free training as part of the #LancashireLifesaver Campaign. The aim is to train as many people as possible in essential lifesaving skills across the county. This short session is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed if someone suffers a heart attack or a cardiac arrest. The skills will include how to deliver cardi...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      FRI - 28/06/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      1 day course
      17 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Bolton-le-Sands Library Carnforth
      THU - 04/07/2024
      13:30 to 16:30
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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  • Mindset Matters
    Library Courses
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    What we think and how we see the world has a huge impact on our wellbeing and life direction. Negativity is all around us and it’s difficult sometimes to focus on the positive- in fact, our brains are geared to spot the negatives! But you can learn to think differently and learn to ‘rewire your brain! The intention of this course is to enable you to spot, challenge and change the negative thoughts and attitudes that hold you back. As a result, you will become more resilient, hopeful, energis...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Thornton Library
      WED - 19/06/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      2 week course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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  • Ozobots (Key Stage 1)
    Library Courses
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    Ozobots are programmable mini robots that move and turn to the delight of children. Parents/Carers can attend the session to learn how to program and play with the Ozobots whilst learning about the basics of coding and technology. The course encourages children to learn skills such as creativity and problem solving as well as spending time in a supported environment. The course enables learners to build confidence with technical equipment and begin a coding journey to encourage future engineer...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lostock Hall Library
      SAT - 08/06/2024
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Burscough Library
      MON - 24/06/2024
      16:00 to 18:30
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Whalley Library
      SAT - 06/07/2024
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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  • Ozobots (Key Stage 2)
    Library Courses
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    Ozobots are programmable mini robots that move and turn to codes set out by children. Parents/Carers can attend the session with children learn how to interact with the Ozobots and learn the basics of coding and technology. The course encourages children to learn skills such as creativity and problem solving as well as spending time in a supported environment. The course enables learners to build confidence with technical equipment and begin a coding journey to encourage future engineers!...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Clitheroe Library
      TUE - 25/06/2024
      16:00 to 18:00
      1 day course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Coal Clough Library
      THU - 27/06/2024
      16:00 to 18:00
      1 day course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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  • Slow Down and Destress Through Creativity
    Library Courses
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    The focus of this taster session is around the creative benefits to our wellbeing. You will experience a range of creative techniques and activities designed to encourage mindfulness and relaxation. Being immersed in creative processes helps us to switch off and be in the moment. This is a practical session where you will be guided through simple creative activities. You will also be asked to take part in discussions around stress, creativity and wellbeing. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Kingsfold Library
      WED - 05/06/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Rawtenstall Library
      WED - 05/06/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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  • Stop and Look - Capturing Seasonal Changes through Arts and Crafts
    Library Courses
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This Course is designed for face to face community delivery. You will require basic level (level 2) maths and English skills, the ability to read and follow instructions and participate in group discussions. This course is for beginners and no prior experience in the subject field is necessary. Course Overview: This workshop focuses on visual recording of the senses associated with the current season. You will consider how to record colour, texture, line and even how to visually represe...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Poulton Library
      WED - 06/06/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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  • Summer Crafts
    Library Courses
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This fun, interactive craft workshop provides the perfect setting for some parent/carer and child craft time. The teacher will instruct you on how to craft summer decorations to welcome this beautiful season of holidays.

    Parents/carers with children in school will thoroughly enjoy this engagement session which will allow you to learn about simple craft activities you can copy at home as well as being informed about the other courses Lancashire Adult Learning can offer!
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Clitheroe Library
      WED - 05/06/2024
      09:00 to 11:30
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Lancaster Library
      SAT - 08/06/2024
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Coal Clough Library
      SAT - 22/06/2024
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Kingsfold Library
      SAT - 22/06/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Eccleston Library
      SAT - 29/06/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Fulwood Library
      SAT - 29/06/2024
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Thornton Library
      SAT - 29/06/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Rishton Library
      SAT - 06/07/2024
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Barnoldswick Library
      SAT - 13/07/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Fleetwood Library
      SAT - 13/07/2024
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Great Harwood Library
      SAT - 13/07/2024
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Ingol Library
      SAT - 13/07/2024
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Nelson Library
      SAT - 13/07/2024
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Parbold Library
      SAT - 13/07/2024
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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  • Young Storytellers
    Library Courses
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This fun, interactive and informative course is about developing English skills for storytelling. Parents/carers will work with the children to develop a story from conception of the idea to the middle and the end of a great story that you will share with the group. This will allow children to develop confidence and skills in their individual style of telling a story. The teacher will be the guide through the course which will result in some fantastic stories. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Heysham Library
      SAT - 06/07/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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