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Service Alert - Event Cancellations

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.

Devon Events

*POSTPONED* Bounce and Rhyme
Come along and join in the fun at this free session of nursery rhymes and songs for under 5s. Tea and Coffee are available for a small charge. Helen (a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor) offers support from 10am-12pm. *Helen is away from Wednesday 4th March to Wednesday 25th March inclusive and will be attending Bounce and Rhyme again from Wednesday 1st April onwards*. While she is away you can email helenshoebrook@icloud.com 1-2-1 antenatal breastfeeding support or postnatal support.
Date: 10 September 2020
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Come along and join in the fun at this free session of nursery rhymes and songs for under 5s. Tea and Coffee are available for a small charge. Helen (a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor) offers support from 10am-12pm. *Helen is away from Wednesday 4th March to Wednesday 25th March inclusive and will be attending Bounce and Rhyme again from Wednesday 1st April onwards*. While she is away you can email helenshoebrook@icloud.com 1-2-1 antenatal breastfeeding support or postnatal support.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
*POSTPONED* Bounce and Rhyme
Come along and join in the fun at this free session of nursery rhymes and songs for under 5s. Tea and Coffee are available for a small charge. Helen (a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor) offers support from 10am-12pm. *Helen is away from Wednesday 4th March to Wednesday 25th March inclusive and will be attending Bounce and Rhyme again from Wednesday 1st April onwards*. While she is away you can email helenshoebrook@icloud.com 1-2-1 antenatal breastfeeding support or postnatal support.
Date: 10 September 2020
Time: 11:15 - 11:45
Description: Come along and join in the fun at this free session of nursery rhymes and songs for under 5s. Tea and Coffee are available for a small charge. Helen (a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor) offers support from 10am-12pm. *Helen is away from Wednesday 4th March to Wednesday 25th March inclusive and will be attending Bounce and Rhyme again from Wednesday 1st April onwards*. While she is away you can email helenshoebrook@icloud.com 1-2-1 antenatal breastfeeding support or postnatal support.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
*POSTPONED* Bounce and Rhyme
Come along and join in the fun at this free session of nursery rhymes and songs for under 5s. Helen (a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor) offers support from 10am-12pm. *Helen is away from Wednesday 4th March to Wednesday 25th March inclusive and will be attending Bounce and Rhyme again from Wednesday 1st April onwards*. While she is away you can email helenshoebrook@icloud.com 1-2-1 antenatal breastfeeding support or postnatal support.
Date: 17 September 2020
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Come along and join in the fun at this free session of nursery rhymes and songs for under 5s. Helen (a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor) offers support from 10am-12pm. *Helen is away from Wednesday 4th March to Wednesday 25th March inclusive and will be attending Bounce and Rhyme again from Wednesday 1st April onwards*. While she is away you can email helenshoebrook@icloud.com 1-2-1 antenatal breastfeeding support or postnatal support.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
*POSTPONED* Tiny Tales
Join us for lots of fun at our lively storytelling session and make a simple craft to take home. *This story-time is free but there will be a charge of 50p per child to make the craft.
Date: 10 September 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Join us for lots of fun at our lively storytelling session and make a simple craft to take home. *This story-time is free but there will be a charge of 50p per child to make the craft.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: 50p
Theme:
*POSTPONED* Tiny Tales
Join us for lots of fun at our lively storytelling session and make a simple craft to take home. *This story-time is free but there will be a charge of 50p per child to make the craft.
Date: 17 September 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Join us for lots of fun at our lively storytelling session and make a simple craft to take home. *This story-time is free but there will be a charge of 50p per child to make the craft.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: 50p
Theme:
*POSTPONED* Tiny Tales
Join us for lots of fun at our lively storytelling session and make a simple craft to take home. *This story-time is free but there will be a charge of 50p per child to make the craft.
Date: 20 September 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Join us for lots of fun at our lively storytelling session and make a simple craft to take home. *This story-time is free but there will be a charge of 50p per child to make the craft.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: 50p
Theme:
Arts & Crafts Club (online)
Welcome! Northam Library Arts & Crafts Club Facebook Group is a friendly, inspirational online space for local people to share creations and inspirations or to just come along and enjoy what others are making.
Date: 31 December 2020
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: Welcome! Northam Library Arts & Crafts Club Facebook Group is a friendly, inspirational online space for local people to share creations and inspirations or to just come along and enjoy what others are making.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: arts, crafts
Book Talk
Our daily BookTalk questions/topics are back! Check in everyday from 4pm onwards and join in the conversation.
Date: 10 January 2021
Time: 16:00 - 20:00
Description: Our daily BookTalk questions/topics are back! Check in everyday from 4pm onwards and join in the conversation.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Book Track (online)
Calling all children. Have you heard of Booktrack? Book Track is a reading scheme for children aged 6 and over to support you in developing a love of reading and your confidence in reading. What about reading 100 books? Are you up for this challenge? Then, start reading any books of your choice, collect your personal folder from Northam Library (email or telephone for appointment to collect) if you don't have one. You will be able to collect badges and stickers as you go along and we cannot wait to hear all about your progress. Reading is fun! Enjoy! Booktrack is available to do online through our website: https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/.../children-booktrack or email your book reviews to northam.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 31 December 2020
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: Calling all children. Have you heard of Booktrack? Book Track is a reading scheme for children aged 6 and over to support you in developing a love of reading and your confidence in reading. What about reading 100 books? Are you up for this challenge? Then, start reading any books of your choice, collect your personal folder from Northam Library (email or telephone for appointment to collect) if you don't have one. You will be able to collect badges and stickers as you go along and we cannot wait to hear all about your progress. Reading is fun! Enjoy! Booktrack is available to do online through our website: https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/.../children-booktrack or email your book reviews to northam.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: reading, book track
BookTalk
Our daily BookTalk questions/topics are back! Check in everyday from 4pm onwards and join in the conversation.
Date: 10 January 2021
Time: 16:00 - 8:00
Description: Our daily BookTalk questions/topics are back! Check in everyday from 4pm onwards and join in the conversation.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce and Rhyme - FACEBOOK
Pre-recorded or live Bounce and Rhyme children's sing-along sessions with James each Thursday at 10:30 on our Facebook page
Date: 03 March 2021
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Pre-recorded or live Bounce and Rhyme children's sing-along sessions with James each Thursday at 10:30 on our Facebook page
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Facebook LIVE
Bounce and Rhyme Online
We've pooled the expertise of our teams from Devon and Torbay Libraries to bring you a varied programme of Bounce & Rhyme sessions from across the county. Join in the action with songs and rhymes and enjoy meeting staff from different libraries. https://www.facebook.com/events/461369691850582
Date: 20 April 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: We've pooled the expertise of our teams from Devon and Torbay Libraries to bring you a varied programme of Bounce & Rhyme sessions from across the county. Join in the action with songs and rhymes and enjoy meeting staff from different libraries. https://www.facebook.com/events/461369691850582
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Cancelled Until Further Notice 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: 11 January 2021
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
Theme:
Cream and Punishment - A Devonshire Murder Mystery
Welcome all crime lovers to our second murder mystery night, featuring a deliciously dreadful drama with a dollop of Devonshire flavour. Friends, colleagues and loved ones of local business man Victor Swan gather aboard a river boat to celebrate his retirement. It's party time, however Victor also has an important announcement to make, his successor. Before this precious piece of information can be revealed, Victor is murdered! Host 'Detective' Schofield makes a return and needs YOUR help! Watch the testimony of four witnesses and assess the scene of crime report to discover the culprit. This is a virtual event, written and performed by library staff, will be hosted on our YouTube page. Every ticket holder will be emailed a unique YouTube link one day prior to the event, as well as a digital evidence report that will help you to solve the mystery. This link will grant you access to the event, so keep it safe! Tickets are just £3.50, and can be purchased on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cream-punishment-a-virtual-devonshire-murder-mystery-tickets-149676870549?aff=erelexpmlt. Every penny we make goes towards our charity, Libraries Unlimited.
Date: 07 May 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Welcome all crime lovers to our second murder mystery night, featuring a deliciously dreadful drama with a dollop of Devonshire flavour. Friends, colleagues and loved ones of local business man Victor Swan gather aboard a river boat to celebrate his retirement. It's party time, however Victor also has an important announcement to make, his successor. Before this precious piece of information can be revealed, Victor is murdered! Host 'Detective' Schofield makes a return and needs YOUR help! Watch the testimony of four witnesses and assess the scene of crime report to discover the culprit. This is a virtual event, written and performed by library staff, will be hosted on our YouTube page. Every ticket holder will be emailed a unique YouTube link one day prior to the event, as well as a digital evidence report that will help you to solve the mystery. This link will grant you access to the event, so keep it safe! Tickets are just £3.50, and can be purchased on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cream-punishment-a-virtual-devonshire-murder-mystery-tickets-149676870549?aff=erelexpmlt. Every penny we make goes towards our charity, Libraries Unlimited.
Audience: Adult
Cost: £3.50
Theme:
Custom 3D Printed Cameo - Barnstaple FabLab
Keep your profile, or a loved ones profile, forever as a 3D printed Cameo. Cameos are traditionally, beautifully carved images used to adorn ones person. They have been around for many years and to celebrate the month of February we are giving you the opportunity to have your own custom 3D printed version. There is a lot of history and folklore to suggest that cameos attract health and good fortune, so what better gift to give or make yourself. For this event all you will need to do is send us a photo of the person's profile (side on view), a simple background or clear difference would be preferred to get a clear line. You will also need to pick from the colour options given. These details can be included in an email. Once you purchase this event you will be able to view a document with more details and examples. After we have received your choices via email we will get printing! The Cameo will be approximately 8cm on the longest length as this differs for each frame. Your cameo will be posted 1st class. Only available for UK postage. Available until 1 May 2021, 00:00 Cost £8.68 Book here: https://bit.ly/3p2SuUF Book Here
Date:
Time: 10:00 - 22:00
Description: Keep your profile, or a loved ones profile, forever as a 3D printed Cameo. Cameos are traditionally, beautifully carved images used to adorn ones person. They have been around for many years and to celebrate the month of February we are giving you the opportunity to have your own custom 3D printed version. There is a lot of history and folklore to suggest that cameos attract health and good fortune, so what better gift to give or make yourself. For this event all you will need to do is send us a photo of the person's profile (side on view), a simple background or clear difference would be preferred to get a clear line. You will also need to pick from the colour options given. These details can be included in an email. Once you purchase this event you will be able to view a document with more details and examples. After we have received your choices via email we will get printing! The Cameo will be approximately 8cm on the longest length as this differs for each frame. Your cameo will be posted 1st class. Only available for UK postage. Available until 1 May 2021, 00:00 Cost £8.68 Book here: https://bit.ly/3p2SuUF Book Here
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:
Dartmouth Evening Reading Group By Zoom Invitation
Normally meeting on the 1st Thursday of the month. Due to Covid-19 restrictions meeting on Zoom by invitation. The Dartmouth Evening Reading Group read one selected title a month (usually my choice!) then meet in the library to discuss it. Most of our choices are contemporary fiction, often from prize shortlists, but with occasional forays into translated work, non-fiction, poetry or biography. For keen readers. If you need any further information please contact the library.
Date: 02 December 2020
Time: 17:00 - 17:45
Description: Normally meeting on the 1st Thursday of the month. Due to Covid-19 restrictions meeting on Zoom by invitation. The Dartmouth Evening Reading Group read one selected title a month (usually my choice!) then meet in the library to discuss it. Most of our choices are contemporary fiction, often from prize shortlists, but with occasional forays into translated work, non-fiction, poetry or biography. For keen readers. If you need any further information please contact the library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Dartmouth Library Book Club Postponed Until Further Notice
Meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month. If you feel “Stuck in a rut” with your book choices we hope to introduce you to new authors and broaden your reading experience. For enthusiastic readers.
Date: 13 January 2021
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Description: Meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month. If you feel “Stuck in a rut” with your book choices we hope to introduce you to new authors and broaden your reading experience. For enthusiastic readers.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Evening Book Club
An informal, friendly meeting where we talk about our chosen book and share recommendations for a good read. Bimonthly on Friday evening, presently being held online. Please ring Crediton Library 01363 77258 or email crediton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk for details.
Date: 07 May 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: An informal, friendly meeting where we talk about our chosen book and share recommendations for a good read. Bimonthly on Friday evening, presently being held online. Please ring Crediton Library 01363 77258 or email crediton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk for details.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
In Conversation - Author Talks
Author Talks is joined by Mel Sherratt; author of thirteen crime novels, all of which have become bestsellers. For the past four years, she has been named as one of her hometown of Stoke-on-Trent’s top 100 influential people. Senior Supervisor Karen from Exeter Library will be leading the discussion about Mel's latest book 'Good Girl'. Watch the event from Facebook. Be reminded of the event by selecting 'going' from the events page.
Date: 08 February 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Author Talks is joined by Mel Sherratt; author of thirteen crime novels, all of which have become bestsellers. For the past four years, she has been named as one of her hometown of Stoke-on-Trent’s top 100 influential people. Senior Supervisor Karen from Exeter Library will be leading the discussion about Mel's latest book 'Good Girl'. Watch the event from Facebook. Be reminded of the event by selecting 'going' from the events page.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
In Conversation - Author Talks
Exeter Libraries Karen will be joined by James Oswald, author of the Sunday Times-bestselling Inspector McLean series and the new DC Constance Fairchild series. James’s first two books, Natural Causes and The Book of Souls, were both short-listed for the prestigious CWA Debut Dagger Award. Bury them Deep is the tenth book in the Inspector Mclean Series. James farms Highland cows and Romney sheep by day and writes disturbing fiction by night. For more details visit our Facebook page and view the 'events' page.
Date: 15 February 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Exeter Libraries Karen will be joined by James Oswald, author of the Sunday Times-bestselling Inspector McLean series and the new DC Constance Fairchild series. James’s first two books, Natural Causes and The Book of Souls, were both short-listed for the prestigious CWA Debut Dagger Award. Bury them Deep is the tenth book in the Inspector Mclean Series. James farms Highland cows and Romney sheep by day and writes disturbing fiction by night. For more details visit our Facebook page and view the 'events' page.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
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