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Cancellation of events

In line with the Prime Minister's speech on Monday 23rd March and to keep our staff, volunteers and customers safe and healthy, events in our libraries are cancelled. We are running some activities online, so please check with your local library to see what's on.

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Online events

Whilst our library building remains closed, we have suspended all events and clubs at the present time. However, why not check out our Facebook page for regular suggestions of activities to try with all the family? We are planning online events so please keep a look out on Facebook for further details.
Date: 22 May 2020
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: Whilst our library building remains closed, we have suspended all events and clubs at the present time. However, why not check out our Facebook page for regular suggestions of activities to try with all the family? We are planning online events so please keep a look out on Facebook for further details.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Story Time Fridays FACEBOOK LIVE

Wipe the Lockdown blues away and come and listen to Cassie read a selection of stories on Fridays at 14:00. Access via: <a href='https://www.facebook.com/stthomaslibrary/live'>St Thomas Library Live</a>
Date: 22 May 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Wipe the Lockdown blues away and come and listen to Cassie read a selection of stories on Fridays at 14:00. Access via: St Thomas Library Live
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Facebook LIVE

Lego Challenge online

Join us online on our library Facebook page every Saturday morning. Different challenge each week. We would love you to post pictures of what you create. facebook.com/teignmouthlibrary
Date: 23 May 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us online on our library Facebook page every Saturday morning. Different challenge each week. We would love you to post pictures of what you create. facebook.com/teignmouthlibrary
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Lego Club Online

Lego Club Online - Every Saturday between 10am and 5pm. Visit our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/339312070363813/?source_id=503636033151760 to take part
Date: 23 May 2020
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Lego Club Online - Every Saturday between 10am and 5pm. Visit our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/339312070363813/?source_id=503636033151760 to take part
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Story Time TUESDAYS and SATURDAYS - FACEBOOK LIVE

Facebook Live! - Wipe the Lockdown blues away and listen to stories read by Lee and Zoe. For little ones and their big ones. Also on Saturdays at 11:30. Access via: <a href='https://www.facebook.com/stthomaslibrary/live'>St Thomas Library Live</a>
Date: 23 May 2020
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Description: Facebook Live! - Wipe the Lockdown blues away and listen to stories read by Lee and Zoe. For little ones and their big ones. Also on Saturdays at 11:30. Access via: St Thomas Library Live
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Facebook LIVE

St Thomas Library Saturday Round-Up FACEBOOK LIVE

So what has St Thomas Library been up to this week? Tune in at 10:30 each Saturday to hear Lee or Zoe fill you in on the latest news and highlights of the week - not to be missed! Access via: <a href='https://www.facebook.com/stthomaslibrary/live'>St Thomas Library Live</a>
Date: 23 May 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: So what has St Thomas Library been up to this week? Tune in at 10:30 each Saturday to hear Lee or Zoe fill you in on the latest news and highlights of the week - not to be missed! Access via: St Thomas Library Live
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Facebook LIVE

Bounce and Rhyme - FACEBOOK LIVE

Bounce and Rhyme is now LIVE via Facebook - check out our live sessions with James every Monday at 10:30. Access via: <a href='https://www.facebook.com/stthomaslibrary/live'>St Thomas Library Live</a>
Date: 25 May 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Bounce and Rhyme is now LIVE via Facebook - check out our live sessions with James every Monday at 10:30. Access via: St Thomas Library Live
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Facebook LIVE

Pyjamarama Storytime Live!

Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff every week. Just tune in to the Totnes Library Facebook page at facebook.com/TotnesLibrary and the event will be showing live from there. If you want a reminder click on the event and then click on the 'interested' button. If you miss us don't worry, loads of our libraries have story times running throughout the week.
Date: 30 May 2020
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Description: Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff every week. Just tune in to the Totnes Library Facebook page at facebook.com/TotnesLibrary and the event will be showing live from there. If you want a reminder click on the event and then click on the 'interested' button. If you miss us don't worry, loads of our libraries have story times running throughout the week.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

The Bunting Project

One day this will all be over. When it is, we at Devon Libraries want to celebrate… and what community event would be complete without swathes of colourful bunting!? So, we are asking our locked-down library friends to help us create bunting flags for the library. Whilst the libraries have been closed to the public during the Coronavirus lockdown it has been easy enough for us to engage with some of our service users online. We are currently running book groups, Lego clubs and creative challenges via library social media accounts. We are also offering free e-books and audio books, online magazines and access to music, Ancestry Library Edition, Medici.TV and online reference resources for all library members via the Devon Libraries website. Many people rely on libraries for social interaction. For many older and isolated customers we have been a friendly voice at the end of the telephone in recent weeks. Our staff have been in regularly contact with our most vulnerable customers providing information, support and calling for a friendly chat. However, apart from ‘phone calls to our customers; we are finding it difficult to interact with those who are not internet users. Our bunting project is a way of helping everyone feel a part of the community under lockdown and for us all to look forward to a brighter (bunting decorated) future. How to make your bunting: We are asking contributors to make triangular flag bunting with dimensions of 5” across the top and 6” from the top to bottom. You can use any fabric, single or double layered, in any colour and sew, glue or staple depending on your level of skill! Once the lockdown is lifted and we reopen you can deliver your bunting flags to your local library. If you are housebound just give your library a call and they will arrange for a volunteer to come and collect the flags from you. Your local library in Devon is managed by Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon and Torbay Libraries. The Bunting Project is just one of the activities in the wide Libraries Unlimited cultural offering. For further information and full contact details for your local library please visit our web page https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena.
Date: 30 May 2020
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: One day this will all be over. When it is, we at Devon Libraries want to celebrate… and what community event would be complete without swathes of colourful bunting!? So, we are asking our locked-down library friends to help us create bunting flags for the library. Whilst the libraries have been closed to the public during the Coronavirus lockdown it has been easy enough for us to engage with some of our service users online. We are currently running book groups, Lego clubs and creative challenges via library social media accounts. We are also offering free e-books and audio books, online magazines and access to music, Ancestry Library Edition, Medici.TV and online reference resources for all library members via the Devon Libraries website. Many people rely on libraries for social interaction. For many older and isolated customers we have been a friendly voice at the end of the telephone in recent weeks. Our staff have been in regularly contact with our most vulnerable customers providing information, support and calling for a friendly chat. However, apart from ‘phone calls to our customers; we are finding it difficult to interact with those who are not internet users. Our bunting project is a way of helping everyone feel a part of the community under lockdown and for us all to look forward to a brighter (bunting decorated) future. How to make your bunting: We are asking contributors to make triangular flag bunting with dimensions of 5” across the top and 6” from the top to bottom. You can use any fabric, single or double layered, in any colour and sew, glue or staple depending on your level of skill! Once the lockdown is lifted and we reopen you can deliver your bunting flags to your local library. If you are housebound just give your library a call and they will arrange for a volunteer to come and collect the flags from you. Your local library in Devon is managed by Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon and Torbay Libraries. The Bunting Project is just one of the activities in the wide Libraries Unlimited cultural offering. For further information and full contact details for your local library please visit our web page https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Celebrations

Spanish Conversation Group Online

AVAILABLE NOW! Search for 'South Molton Library Spanish Conversation Group' on Facebook and join Mary's group. Please contact Mary for more details via email: cm.i.tait@googlemail.com.
Date: 06 June 2020
Time: 11:30 - 11:30
Description: AVAILABLE NOW! Search for 'South Molton Library Spanish Conversation Group' on Facebook and join Mary's group. Please contact Mary for more details via email: cm.i.tait@googlemail.com.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

The Big Bedtime Read

Listen to A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond, read by Rob from Barnstaple library. One chapter will be read every day on Facebook and will remain available until 31st July 2020. to make it easy for you to access, the reading will appear in our main feed We hope you enjoy it! https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/
Date: 15 June 2020
Time: 18:30 - 19:00
Description: Listen to A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond, read by Rob from Barnstaple library. One chapter will be read every day on Facebook and will remain available until 31st July 2020. to make it easy for you to access, the reading will appear in our main feed We hope you enjoy it! https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

eBooks, eAudiobooks and Online Magazines available

Available 24/7 with your Devon Library card and PIN you can borrow free eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines from Overdrive & Libby, Borrowbox and RB Digital. Please visit this link for more details on downloading the apps to your phone or tablet or view in your computer internet browser. https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/ebooks #247Library.
Date: 17 June 2020
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: Available 24/7 with your Devon Library card and PIN you can borrow free eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines from Overdrive & Libby, Borrowbox and RB Digital. Please visit this link for more details on downloading the apps to your phone or tablet or view in your computer internet browser. https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/ebooks #247Library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Lego Club Online

All ages Lego enthusiasts and builders welcome at our weekly club online but available all the time. Join us on our Facebook page for LEGO building challenges. Share your LEGO creations on our events page we'd LOVE to see them.
Date: 17 June 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: All ages Lego enthusiasts and builders welcome at our weekly club online but available all the time. Join us on our Facebook page for LEGO building challenges. Share your LEGO creations on our events page we'd LOVE to see them.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Moments in time

A Facebook group for posting photos that capture these interesting times. Log into Facebook and search Combe Martin Library. 'https://facebook.com/CombeMartinLibrary/' Don't forget to like our page. :)
Date: 23 June 2020
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: A Facebook group for posting photos that capture these interesting times. Log into Facebook and search Combe Martin Library. 'https://facebook.com/CombeMartinLibrary/' Don't forget to like our page. :)
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Book Track

AVAILABLE NOW For children aged 6+. When your child reads a book email us their name, the title of the book, the author and tell us why they liked the book; what happend in the story that you liked, or that you didn't like. Did you have a favourite character and why? You can tell us about non-fiction books, comics, ebooks or audiobooks. Contact southmolton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk, for more details or with any questions.
Date: 26 June 2020
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: AVAILABLE NOW For children aged 6+. When your child reads a book email us their name, the title of the book, the author and tell us why they liked the book; what happend in the story that you liked, or that you didn't like. Did you have a favourite character and why? You can tell us about non-fiction books, comics, ebooks or audiobooks. Contact southmolton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk, for more details or with any questions.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Book Track

Bounce and Rhyme Online

Visit our Facebook page, like and follow us to get updates on events and news. Sing along to Bounce and Rhyme tunes led by Lizzy every Saturday morning from 11am. Look forward to seeing you there.
Date: 27 June 2020
Time: 11:00 - 11:15
Description: Visit our Facebook page, like and follow us to get updates on events and news. Sing along to Bounce and Rhyme tunes led by Lizzy every Saturday morning from 11am. Look forward to seeing you there.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Live Stream Bounce and Rhyme

Bounce and Rhyme in the comfort of your home. As our Library buildings are currently closed we will now be offering Live Stream Bounce and Rhyme sessions. Just go to the event on the Kingsteignton Library Facebook page at the time stated and enjoy some nursery rhymes with your little ones. If you click Interested or Going you should receive a notification to remind you that the event is taking place. please look out for our other libraries doing the same to pick a day and time that works best for you.
Date: 02 July 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Bounce and Rhyme in the comfort of your home. As our Library buildings are currently closed we will now be offering Live Stream Bounce and Rhyme sessions. Just go to the event on the Kingsteignton Library Facebook page at the time stated and enjoy some nursery rhymes with your little ones. If you click Interested or Going you should receive a notification to remind you that the event is taking place. please look out for our other libraries doing the same to pick a day and time that works best for you.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme Live

Join us for Bounce and Rhyme on Facebook, straight to your phones and computer screens and enjoyed in the comfort of your own home! Sing along to your favourite nursery rhymes and have a good dance! <a href='https://www.facebook.com/NewtonAbbotLibrary/'>Follow this link to join in</a>
Date: 03 July 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Join us for Bounce and Rhyme on Facebook, straight to your phones and computer screens and enjoyed in the comfort of your own home! Sing along to your favourite nursery rhymes and have a good dance! Follow this link to join in
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Children's craft activity

Join us on Facebook for a simple craft activity with materials easily sourced at home, maybe post a picture of yours on here, for us to see. https://www.facebook.com/events/577801399597097/
Date: 03 July 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Join us on Facebook for a simple craft activity with materials easily sourced at home, maybe post a picture of yours on here, for us to see. https://www.facebook.com/events/577801399597097/
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Craft Activity

Craft Activity in the comfort of your home. A great way for your little ones to use their imagination and get creative. We will be using materials likely to be found in the home. To take part just go to the kingsteignton Facebook page and click on the event at the time stated, if you click going or interested you will receive a notification beforehand. look out for similar events later in the week. lot's of our other libraries will be doing similar activities via their Facebook pages, so take a little look .
Date: 03 July 2020
Time: 10:30 - 10:45
Description: Craft Activity in the comfort of your home. A great way for your little ones to use their imagination and get creative. We will be using materials likely to be found in the home. To take part just go to the kingsteignton Facebook page and click on the event at the time stated, if you click going or interested you will receive a notification beforehand. look out for similar events later in the week. lot's of our other libraries will be doing similar activities via their Facebook pages, so take a little look .
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: