Adult Learners Week in Hackney, 15-21 May

THERE’S something for adults of all ages during this year’s Adult Learners’ Week in Hackney, ranging from baby First Aid, to financial advice, to learning holiday Spanish, yoga, and an evening with George Alagiah.

With over 80 events taking place across all Hackney’s libraries, the annual week of learning opportunities for adults is one of the borough’s biggest yet.

Adult Learners’ Week is the UK’s largest and longest-running learning campaign, and takes place between 15 and 21 May at the following Hackney venues: CLR James Library, in Dalston; Clapton Library; Hackney Central Library; Homerton Library; Shoreditch Library; Stoke Newington Library; and Woodberry Down Library.

Here are just a few of the exciting and interesting sessions at libraries next week – for more information, see below:

Baby First Aid
Would you know what to do if your child started to choke? How would you treat your child if they had a severe burn? Come and learn how to deal with these and other accidents 10-11am on 19 May at CLR James Library, Dalston; 2-3pm on 19 May at Hackney Central Library; 4-5pm on 19 May at Shoreditch Library; 10-11am on 20 May at Clapton Library; 2-3pm on 20 May at Stamford Hill Library; 4-5pm on 20 May at Woodberry Down Library; 10-11am on 21 May at Homerton Library; and 2-3pm on 21 May at Stoke Newington Library.

Holiday Spanish
Taster sessions, where participants can take a small step to learning a new language.

Accounting Made Easy
Basic introduction to finance, including tips and techniques on a variety of topics from managing allowances to household finance and budgets.

BSix College
Find out more about courses at the area’s only sixth form college.

Researching Online with Hackney Libraries
Get to know more about electronic resources such as encyclopaedias, international newspapers and online courses such as the Life in the UK citizenship test practice. You’ll also have the opportunity of searching on the catalogue and be able to renew items, place reserves and check your account online.

Growing fruit and vegetables
You can grow your own fruit and vegetables, even if you don t have a garden. This session will introduce you to growing fresh healthy produce wherever you live.

George Alagiah
Stoke Newington resident George Alagiah was born in Sri Lanka in 1955 but spent his early years in Ghana. George joined the BBC s Six O clock News in January 2003 and in 2009 presented a BBC Two series called The Future Of Food and has also written a book, In a Home From Home. Please book your place for this special 18 May, 8-10pm event at Hackney Central Library as spaces are limited.

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