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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 22 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.

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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: 20 March 2019
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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Toddler Time

Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Date: 21 March 2019
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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Bounce and Rhyme Friday

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 22 March 2019
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
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Cartoon Comic Workshop

Join Private Eye's award winning cartoonist Tony Husband to discover and create your very own comic strip. Your contribution will feed into a new comic, made over two days, that will become available at our libraries for all to enjoy. Tickets £10 adults £5 Under 14 available from the library or at https://tonyhusbandatbarnstaple.eventbrite.co.uk
Date: 23 March 2019
Time: 12:30 - 15:30
Description: Join Private Eye's award winning cartoonist Tony Husband to discover and create your very own comic strip. Your contribution will feed into a new comic, made over two days, that will become available at our libraries for all to enjoy. Tickets £10 adults £5 Under 14 available from the library or at https://tonyhusbandatbarnstaple.eventbrite.co.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
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Introduction to the Centre Appointments

We support small business owners.entrepreneurs and inventors like you. Talk to us how to to start up, protect and grow your business. To book events visit: bit.ly/DevonBIPCEvents
Date: 23 March 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: We support small business owners.entrepreneurs and inventors like you. Talk to us how to to start up, protect and grow your business. To book events visit: bit.ly/DevonBIPCEvents
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Boogie Books

Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Date: 25 March 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Description: Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Audience: Under 5
Cost: £1.00
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Bookstart Corner For families with children under 5

Three week course. Parents and carers can build up their confidence reading with their children and sharing stories and rhymes and make it an enjoyable part of everyday. Free goodies to take away Books, Rhymes, Puppets and Mark Making.we ask that you attend all three Mondays. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Tel: 01271 388593 email: Barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 25 March 2019
Time: 13:30 - 14:30
Description: Three week course. Parents and carers can build up their confidence reading with their children and sharing stories and rhymes and make it an enjoyable part of everyday. Free goodies to take away Books, Rhymes, Puppets and Mark Making.we ask that you attend all three Mondays. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Tel: 01271 388593 email: Barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Knit and Mix

Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 25 March 2019
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
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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 favorite game or choose from our selection as you enjoy a hot drink. No need to book, just drop by! Library Foyer.
Date: 26 March 2019
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 favorite game or choose from our selection as you enjoy a hot drink. No need to book, just drop by! Library Foyer.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Introduction to Business Planning

A good business plan helps you to clarify your business goals and also spot potential problems. Angie Taffs is a qualified business advisor who works to support the startup and growth of small businesses. £2.50 – £5 To book events visit: bit.ly/DevonBIPCEvents
Date: 28 March 2019
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Description: A good business plan helps you to clarify your business goals and also spot potential problems. Angie Taffs is a qualified business advisor who works to support the startup and growth of small businesses. £2.50 – £5 To book events visit: bit.ly/DevonBIPCEvents
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Introduction to the Centre Appointments

We support small business owners. To book events visit: entrepreneurs and inventors like you. Talk to us how to to start up, protect and grow your business. To book visit: bit.ly/DevonBIPCEvents
Date: 28 March 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: We support small business owners. To book events visit: entrepreneurs and inventors like you. Talk to us how to to start up, protect and grow your business. To book visit: bit.ly/DevonBIPCEvents
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Poetry Corner

A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 30 March 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Scrabble Saturday 2

A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Date: 30 March 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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Well-being talk and Q&A with Julien Barker Chiropractor

Come with your questions about your physical well-being and get an insight on how to look after your spine, neck, pelvis and body in general. Session includes spine screens and discounts on continuing treatment. A holistic approach to well-being by a local experienced Chiropractic practitioner. Free session. Please book your place at the library.
Date: 03 April 2019
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Description: Come with your questions about your physical well-being and get an insight on how to look after your spine, neck, pelvis and body in general. Session includes spine screens and discounts on continuing treatment. A holistic approach to well-being by a local experienced Chiropractic practitioner. Free session. Please book your place at the library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Raspberry Pi Jam

Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome
Date: 06 April 2019
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Writing Group: Ideas Gang

Each Month the workshop is led by a different member of the group, giving a variety of writing experiences. Different forms and genres are covered and plenty of time is given for writing practice on the day.
Date: 06 April 2019
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Description: Each Month the workshop is led by a different member of the group, giving a variety of writing experiences. Different forms and genres are covered and plenty of time is given for writing practice on the day.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Nature Tales

Family friendly, interactive fun - linking libraries with the great outdoors. Nature Tales trail will be set up for you to enjoy between 10 & 4pm. Ask a member of staff for your map & nature spotting board. Please note: This event takes place on Castle Green. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Date: 11 April 2019
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Description: Family friendly, interactive fun - linking libraries with the great outdoors. Nature Tales trail will be set up for you to enjoy between 10 & 4pm. Ask a member of staff for your map & nature spotting board. Please note: This event takes place on Castle Green. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Flower Arranging: Easter Basket Workshop for Children

Have fun making a lovely Easter Flower Basket together Age 6+ accompanied by an adult. £5.00 per flower basket to include, basket, flowers and refreshments. Please book tickets in advance from the Library.
Date: 13 April 2019
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: Have fun making a lovely Easter Flower Basket together Age 6+ accompanied by an adult. £5.00 per flower basket to include, basket, flowers and refreshments. Please book tickets in advance from the Library.
Audience: Child
Cost: £5.00
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Spring Flowers

With the help of the Barnstaple Floral Art Club, create a beautiful arrangement of spring flowers to take home with you. Cost includes flowers and refreshments. Please purchase tickets in advance at the Library. You will need to bring a 10”-12” plate or tray, 3 eggs (chocolate or hard boiled or cloth etc. and scissors)
Date: 13 April 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: With the help of the Barnstaple Floral Art Club, create a beautiful arrangement of spring flowers to take home with you. Cost includes flowers and refreshments. Please purchase tickets in advance at the Library. You will need to bring a 10”-12” plate or tray, 3 eggs (chocolate or hard boiled or cloth etc. and scissors)
Audience: Adult
Cost: £8.00
Theme:

Nature Tales

Family friendly, interactive fun - linking libraries with the great outdoors. Nature Tales trail will be set up for you to enjoy between 10 & 4pm. Ask a member of staff for your map & nature spotting board. Please note: This event takes place on Castle Green. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Date: 16 April 2019
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Description: Family friendly, interactive fun - linking libraries with the great outdoors. Nature Tales trail will be set up for you to enjoy between 10 & 4pm. Ask a member of staff for your map & nature spotting board. Please note: This event takes place on Castle Green. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Audience: All
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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