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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.

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
Theme:

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:

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: £10.00
Theme: Active Life : Active Mind

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: 22 January 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
Theme:

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: 22 January 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
Theme:

Wednesday Wanderers group

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. Funded by Connecting Actively to Nature-Active Devon. Suggested donation of £2 per session to help cover costs. Book your place barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or on 01271 318780 or in person at the library.
Date: 22 January 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. Funded by Connecting Actively to Nature-Active Devon. Suggested donation of £2 per session to help cover costs. Book your place barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or on 01271 318780 or in person at the library.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Please see event description
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:

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: Active Life : Active Mind

Bounce and Rhyme Friday

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 24 January 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:

Stroll Down Memory Lane

Enjoy a stroll down memory lane at this friendly session to explore the library's reminiscence collection which includes a wide variety of items to stimulate memory and the senses. Refreshments provided for a donation. Free session. Everyone welcome.
Date: 24 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Enjoy a stroll down memory lane at this friendly session to explore the library's reminiscence collection which includes a wide variety of items to stimulate memory and the senses. Refreshments provided for a donation. Free session. Everyone welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life : Active Mind

North Devon Literacy Hub

A support and friendship group for families and children who have reading writing and spelling difficulties
Date: 25 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: A support and friendship group for families and children who have reading writing and spelling difficulties
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Scrabble Saturday 2

A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group, everyone welcome.
Date: 25 January 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: 27 January 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: 27 January 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:

Mindfulness Meditation Session

Join Sue Keane from The Boost to learn more about Mindfulness Meditation & give it a try. Bring focus & clarity to your life and improve your sense of well-being. Tickets £2. Places limited, please book your place at the library.
Date: 28 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 13:00
Description: Join Sue Keane from The Boost to learn more about Mindfulness Meditation & give it a try. Bring focus & clarity to your life and improve your sense of well-being. Tickets £2. Places limited, please book your place at the library.
Audience: All
Cost: £2.00
Theme: Active Life : Active Mind

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Interactive Storytelling Come and join in this fun session with real fruit and Code-A-Pillars. Suitable for under 5s and their grown-ups. Tickets £2 from the library.
Date: 29 January 2020
Time: 11:15 - 12:00
Description: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Interactive Storytelling Come and join in this fun session with real fruit and Code-A-Pillars. Suitable for under 5s and their grown-ups. Tickets £2 from the library.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: £2.00
Theme:

Fab Lab Interactive sound painting

Make some interactive paintings with Makey Makeys. While you paint with red listen to birds singing or change to yellow which could be rain. Continue until you finish your creative art piece to take home. Suitable for Adults only 4 spaces. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 29th of January. to book a space copy and paste this link: https://bit.ly/2QsK89n Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 29th of January.
Date: 30 January 2020
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Description: Make some interactive paintings with Makey Makeys. While you paint with red listen to birds singing or change to yellow which could be rain. Continue until you finish your creative art piece to take home. Suitable for Adults only 4 spaces. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 29th of January. to book a space copy and paste this link: https://bit.ly/2QsK89n Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 29th of January.
Audience: Adult
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Active Life - Active Mind

Pamper session with Clarins

Have we got a treat for you! January pampering is back. The ladies from Clarins join us to provide interactive demos, beauty treatments and show makeup techniques and products during this lovely relaxed pampering session. Tickets £5 include interactive demos and treatments, refreshments and goodie bag to take away. Book your place at the library.
Date: 30 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Have we got a treat for you! January pampering is back. The ladies from Clarins join us to provide interactive demos, beauty treatments and show makeup techniques and products during this lovely relaxed pampering session. Tickets £5 include interactive demos and treatments, refreshments and goodie bag to take away. Book your place at the library.
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Active Life : Active Mind

Lets Talk about Apps!

an introductory session with Q&A to find out about Apps. Learn how to find, use and install apps. What are they and what are the benefits to you? Book in the library
Date: 31 January 2020
Time: 15:30 - 17:30
Description: an introductory session with Q&A to find out about Apps. Learn how to find, use and install apps. What are they and what are the benefits to you? Book in the library
Audience: All
Cost: £2.00
Theme: Active Life : Active Mind

Poetry Corner

A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 01 February 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

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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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