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Make a Polar Bear Mask - Throughout January

Come and make a fun and simple polar bear mask to bear the winter months! This is a free, parent-led art and craft activity. Please collect your craft bear mask pack at the main reception desk. Donations are welcome.
Date: 01 January 2020
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: Come and make a fun and simple polar bear mask to bear the winter months! This is a free, parent-led art and craft activity. Please collect your craft bear mask pack at the main reception desk. Donations are welcome.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
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Active Life, Active Mind

During January, the 50 libraries across Devon and four libraries in Torbay will be hosting events and activities designed to get people of all ages exercising their mind, body and soul. Our annual, month long programme sees over 250 events taking place across the county, including meditation, interactive sound games, chair yoga, blood pressure checks, dance fitness sessions, singing for wellbeing, craft for adults, Dementia Friends sessions, Torbay Climate Action, Zumba and much more. Copy and paste the following link into your internet browser to see the Devon Libraries taking part: https://padlet.com/colin_bray/1pzfi89fbv2g
Date: 02 January 2020
Time: 9:00 - 18:00
Description: During January, the 50 libraries across Devon and four libraries in Torbay will be hosting events and activities designed to get people of all ages exercising their mind, body and soul. Our annual, month long programme sees over 250 events taking place across the county, including meditation, interactive sound games, chair yoga, blood pressure checks, dance fitness sessions, singing for wellbeing, craft for adults, Dementia Friends sessions, Torbay Climate Action, Zumba and much more. Copy and paste the following link into your internet browser to see the Devon Libraries taking part: https://padlet.com/colin_bray/1pzfi89fbv2g
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life, Active Mind

Bird Treasure Hunt

Throughout January look for the birds hidden around the library, learn some amazing facts. For all ages. See the library desk for details.
Date: 03 January 2020
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: Throughout January look for the birds hidden around the library, learn some amazing facts. For all ages. See the library desk for details.
Audience: Child
Cost: 50p
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Mindfulness Table (Throughout January)

Throughout January, we'll have our Mindfulness Table set up for #ActiveLifeActiveMind. Chill out with puzzles, jigsaws and colouring.
Date: 03 January 2020
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: Throughout January, we'll have our Mindfulness Table set up for #ActiveLifeActiveMind. Chill out with puzzles, jigsaws and colouring.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Under 5's Stories and Rhymes

A noisy fun session of stories and rhymes for your little ones
Date: 16 January 2020
Time: 9:30 - 10:00
Description: A noisy fun session of stories and rhymes for your little ones
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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Book Sale and Swap

Grab a bargain book or swap your books for new ones! All proceeds will go to the Friends of Totnes Library.
Date: 18 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Description: Grab a bargain book or swap your books for new ones! All proceeds will go to the Friends of Totnes Library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Lego Club

Enjoy some building fun with our Lego collection
Date: 18 January 2020
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: Enjoy some building fun with our Lego collection
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Lego Club

Fun, informal drop-in for children accompanied by an adult. Come along and see how creative you can be with Lego!
Date: 18 January 2020
Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Description: Fun, informal drop-in for children accompanied by an adult. Come along and see how creative you can be with Lego!
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
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Active Life Active Mind: Computers for Beginners

Basic computer course over two sessions 20 & 27 January - pop in, telephone or email to reserve a space
Date: 20 January 2020
Time: 13:00 - 15:30
Description: Basic computer course over two sessions 20 & 27 January - pop in, telephone or email to reserve a space
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Become a Dementia Friend

Dementia Friends visit. A session for all . Please let us know if you would like to attend as numbers are limited to 15. Monday January 20th - 7pm - FREE With refreshments St Thomas Library 01392 407061 stthomas.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 20 January 2020
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Dementia Friends visit. A session for all . Please let us know if you would like to attend as numbers are limited to 15. Monday January 20th - 7pm - FREE With refreshments St Thomas Library 01392 407061 stthomas.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life, Active Mind

ELITE TRAINING Computer Course

Want to find out more online? Bring your own laptop/tablet or use those provided. BOOKING FOR BOTH SESSIONS IS ESSENTIAL
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 13:00 - 15:30
Description: Want to find out more online? Bring your own laptop/tablet or use those provided. BOOKING FOR BOTH SESSIONS IS ESSENTIAL
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Home Educator drop-in

Come to our drop in session for all home educated children, young people and their carers. We will provide LEGO, some board games and a friendly smile and a space to make new friends and to share ideas.
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Come to our drop in session for all home educated children, young people and their carers. We will provide LEGO, some board games and a friendly smile and a space to make new friends and to share ideas.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Library Lego Club

Do you love Lego? Then come and join our themed builds: take part in a teamwork project or let your imagination fly on your own creation! Join us every other Tuesday.
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 15:45 - 16:45
Description: Do you love Lego? Then come and join our themed builds: take part in a teamwork project or let your imagination fly on your own creation! Join us every other Tuesday.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
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Bounce & Rhyme

Fun, informal drop-in music session every Wednesday for under 5s and their carers. Come along and join in with some old favourites and maybe learn some new rhymes aswell.
Date: 22 January 2020
Time: 9:30 - 10:00
Description: Fun, informal drop-in music session every Wednesday for under 5s and their carers. Come along and join in with some old favourites and maybe learn some new rhymes aswell.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

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
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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: 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
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Knit and Natter

Bring along your own art project, knit and natter with other like-minded people.
Date: 22 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Bring along your own art project, knit and natter with other like-minded people.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
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Stitchery

A local sewing bee which meets on Wednesday fortnightly. Bring your own handicraft projects (sewing, crochet, knitting etc) and share tips and inspiration. Contact Rose Williams 01803 833017 for more details
Date: 22 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: A local sewing bee which meets on Wednesday fortnightly. Bring your own handicraft projects (sewing, crochet, knitting etc) and share tips and inspiration. Contact Rose Williams 01803 833017 for more details
Audience: All
Cost: £3.50
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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:

A Balanced Plate

How should your plate look for a balanced diet: protein, carbs, sugar etc. Drop-in session delivered by Tesco Community Outreach.
Date: 23 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:30
Description: How should your plate look for a balanced diet: protein, carbs, sugar etc. Drop-in session delivered by Tesco Community Outreach.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind