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Barnstaple Library is a busy and vibrant space, open six days a week. The Library boasts a large selection of books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs and there is a reserve stack of approximately 28,000 items which are available on request.

On the First Floor of the library there are 16 computers which are free to use for up to 2 hours a day with printing and copying facilities. Barnstaple Library also houses a large collection of Local and Family History records for the area working with South West Heritage Trust and the North Devon Athenaeum staff.

There is a bright and busy children's area with regular events and activities such as weekly Bounce and Rhyme sessions, toddler time, craft and children's book group. For adults, the library offers regular groups including, knitting, colouring, scrabble, singing and walking groups and there are regular author events throughout the year.

On a Friday morning during term time, students from Pathfield School run a pop up café in the library, serving a selection of drinks and some delicious cakes.

Barnstaple Library has a range of high-quality meeting rooms and spaces available for hire. If you're looking for a venue or meeting room at reasonable prices, click here to find out more.

Services

Barnstaple Library Events Barnstaple Library Events

Scrabble Saturday 2

A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group, everyone welcome
Date: 28 December 2019
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Description: A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group, everyone welcome
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Bowen Technique Taster Sessions

Book a 1-2-1 taster with local qualified Bowen Technique practitioner Rosie Roome. This gentle and subtle treatment method can provide relief from pain and relieve the symptoms of a wide variety of conditions. Try it for yourself & use the £10 price as money off your next session. Book and pay at the library. A variety of appointment times available throughout the day.
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Description: Book a 1-2-1 taster with local qualified Bowen Technique practitioner Rosie Roome. This gentle and subtle treatment method can provide relief from pain and relieve the symptoms of a wide variety of conditions. Try it for yourself & use the £10 price as money off your next session. Book and pay at the library. A variety of appointment times available throughout the day.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Book Lovers at Barnstaple Library

Book yourself a bookish treat! An hour long reading lovers appointment with one of our Barnstaple Library team. Over a drink and some cake enjoy informally discussing your reading loves and come away with a tailored list of recommendations. The £20 price includes a book bag, refreshments and goodies. Book your appointment via eventbrite on https://booklovers-barnstaplelibrary.eventbrite.co.uk or if you would like assistance to book please ask a member of staff.
Date: 23 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Description: Book yourself a bookish treat! An hour long reading lovers appointment with one of our Barnstaple Library team. Over a drink and some cake enjoy informally discussing your reading loves and come away with a tailored list of recommendations. The £20 price includes a book bag, refreshments and goodies. Book your appointment via eventbrite on https://booklovers-barnstaplelibrary.eventbrite.co.uk or if you would like assistance to book please ask a member of staff.
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Board Game Cafe

Weekly Board Game Café group. Bring a friend or make new ones at this informal, friendly, free, drop in session for board game enthusiasts. Bring your own favourite game or choose from our selection as you enjoy a hot drink. No need to book, just drop by! Library Foyer. Refreshments for a small donation.
Date: 18 February 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Weekly Board Game Café group. Bring a friend or make new ones at this informal, friendly, free, drop in session for board game enthusiasts. Bring your own favourite game or choose from our selection as you enjoy a hot drink. No need to book, just drop by! Library Foyer. Refreshments for a small donation.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Family Still Life Drawing Workshop

A free family drawing workshop with Julian Vayne from the Burton at Bideford.
Date: 18 February 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: A free family drawing workshop with Julian Vayne from the Burton at Bideford.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

What’s it like to be a Refugee?

Join North Devon Sunrise at Barnstaple Library to explore a refugee’s experience. Make a luggage tag to take home and bunting for display at the Diversity Festival. Free event—Please book at the library. suitable for 11 - 16 year olds.
Date: 18 February 2020
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Description: Join North Devon Sunrise at Barnstaple Library to explore a refugee’s experience. Make a luggage tag to take home and bunting for display at the Diversity Festival. Free event—Please book at the library. suitable for 11 - 16 year olds.
Audience: Teen
Cost: Free
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3D Printed Face Scan Barnstaple FabLab

This workshop will cover how to 3D scan and print a 3D model. All involved will get their own head scan that will be printed after the session. These can be collected anytime after. Suitable for ages 6+/All Ages. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 18th of February. suitable for 6+ To book copy and paste this link https://bit.ly/371Cf12
Date: 19 February 2020
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: This workshop will cover how to 3D scan and print a 3D model. All involved will get their own head scan that will be printed after the session. These can be collected anytime after. Suitable for ages 6+/All Ages. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 18th of February. suitable for 6+ To book copy and paste this link https://bit.ly/371Cf12
Audience: All
Cost: £7.50
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Colouring and Coffee

Colouring for grown-ups. A friendly group and a nice way to relax for a couple of hours. Tea and coffee for a small donation. All materials supplied.
Date: 19 February 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Colouring for grown-ups. A friendly group and a nice way to relax for a couple of hours. Tea and coffee for a small donation. All materials supplied.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Computer Assistance

Free assistance with technology for those needing extra help. One to One sessions. To book please call 01271 318780 or come in to the library.
Date: 19 February 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Free assistance with technology for those needing extra help. One to One sessions. To book please call 01271 318780 or come in to the library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Motorised Vehicles Lego Workshop

Barnstaple Library Suitable for ages 7-12 A fun workshop exploring design, speed and gears. Children will work in small groups to design their vehicles. Tickets £5 to be booked & paid in advance at the library.
Date: 19 February 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Barnstaple Library Suitable for ages 7-12 A fun workshop exploring design, speed and gears. Children will work in small groups to design their vehicles. Tickets £5 to be booked & paid in advance at the library.
Audience: Child
Cost: £5.00
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Wednesday Wanderers

Are you aged 55 and over? Want to enjoy the outdoors more? Want to be a bit more active? Join us for a friendly walk exploring the walking routes around Barnstaple and over the 12 weeks maybe make some new friends too. Please share with friends and family! Programme funded by Connecting Actively to Nature with Active Devon. Suggested donation of £2 per session to help cover costs. To find out more and book your place via barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or on 01271 318780 or in person at the library.
Date: 19 February 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Are you aged 55 and over? Want to enjoy the outdoors more? Want to be a bit more active? Join us for a friendly walk exploring the walking routes around Barnstaple and over the 12 weeks maybe make some new friends too. Please share with friends and family! Programme funded by Connecting Actively to Nature with Active Devon. Suggested donation of £2 per session to help cover costs. To find out more and book your place via barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or on 01271 318780 or in person at the library.
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Drop-in Children's Crafts

A drop in craft session, come and join us anytime during the hours above. Free but donations welcome to cover costs.
Date: 20 February 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: A drop in craft session, come and join us anytime during the hours above. Free but donations welcome to cover costs.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Vinyl design for Fabric Barnstaple FabLab

This workshop will teach you how to use jpegs and images to create your own design that will be cut out in heat press fabric. These designs will attach to any fabric via heat. Please bring along your own T-Shirt, Jumper, Trousers ect. Designs will be one colour. Suitable for 8-16yrs. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 19th of February. To book copy and paste this link: https://bit.ly/2HfnvRX
Date: 20 February 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: This workshop will teach you how to use jpegs and images to create your own design that will be cut out in heat press fabric. These designs will attach to any fabric via heat. Please bring along your own T-Shirt, Jumper, Trousers ect. Designs will be one colour. Suitable for 8-16yrs. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 19th of February. To book copy and paste this link: https://bit.ly/2HfnvRX
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
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Library Lego Builders

Build a Lego creation to display in the library. We will choose a different theme each week for you to create your masterpiece.
Date: 22 February 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Build a Lego creation to display in the library. We will choose a different theme each week for you to create your masterpiece.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Scrabble Saturday 2

A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group, everyone welcome.
Date: 22 February 2020
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Description: A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group, everyone welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Boogie Books

Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Date: 24 February 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Description: Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Knit and Mix

Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 24 February 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Peter Christie at Barnstaple Library

Peter will be giving a talk based on the reporting of folklore beliefs in the 19th Century North Devon Journal - with some ideas on what we still believe. Proceeds from the talk will go towards Barnstaple Library Friends Group
Date: 25 February 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Peter will be giving a talk based on the reporting of folklore beliefs in the 19th Century North Devon Journal - with some ideas on what we still believe. Proceeds from the talk will go towards Barnstaple Library Friends Group
Audience: All
Cost: £3.00
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Bounce & Rhyme Wednesday

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 26 February 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Toddler Time

Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Date: 27 February 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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Opening hours:

Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue 09:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00


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Contact us:

Jude Jeal

Email: Barnstaple Library
Tel: 01271 318780

Find us:

Barnstaple Library
Tuly Street
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 1EL

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