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Tony Husband & 35 Years of Private Eye Cartoons

From January until the end of March 2019 nationally renowned cartoonist Tony Husband has brought his award-winning works to an exclusive exhibition at Exeter Library. Come and browse the exhibition throughout the building, free of charge. The illustrations have been specially prepared for this display and document Tony’s work for the UK's number one best-selling news and current affairs magazine, Private Eye. The display can be seen during all library opening times.
Date: 01 February 2019
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: From January until the end of March 2019 nationally renowned cartoonist Tony Husband has brought his award-winning works to an exclusive exhibition at Exeter Library. Come and browse the exhibition throughout the building, free of charge. The illustrations have been specially prepared for this display and document Tony’s work for the UK's number one best-selling news and current affairs magazine, Private Eye. The display can be seen during all library opening times.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Exhibition

Computer Workshop for Beginners

Get to grips with the basics at our computer workshop for beginners. Must be booked in advance, so please speak to a member of staff if you are interested!
Date: 04 February 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Get to grips with the basics at our computer workshop for beginners. Must be booked in advance, so please speak to a member of staff if you are interested!
Audience: Senior
Cost: Free
Theme:

Beginner Tech Workshops

Struggling with your smartphone or tablet? Get to grips with the basics with our beginners workshops. For more information or to book a session, please speak to a member of staff at Axminster Library.
Date: 23 February 2019
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Description: Struggling with your smartphone or tablet? Get to grips with the basics with our beginners workshops. For more information or to book a session, please speak to a member of staff at Axminster Library.
Audience: Senior
Cost: Free
Theme:

Action on Hearing Loss Pop-Up Information Stand

This new service will start in March 2019 and continue monthly on the 4th Tuesday in each month. Pop along for support and guidance with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.
Date: 26 February 2019
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: This new service will start in March 2019 and continue monthly on the 4th Tuesday in each month. Pop along for support and guidance with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Audiobook offer

Friday 1st March - Saturday 13th April borrow one audiobook for £2.50 and take another for free. Keep them both for 3 weeks. A chance to try audiobooks if you haven't before; from crime, thriller, romance, sci-fi and non-fiction there's a story for you. Put it on while you're in the car, in the garden or pottering around the house. Or for something more mobile try a Playaway;a small audiobook device that runs on batteries and needs earphones.
Date: 01 March 2019
Time: 9:00 - 18:00
Description: Friday 1st March - Saturday 13th April borrow one audiobook for £2.50 and take another for free. Keep them both for 3 weeks. A chance to try audiobooks if you haven't before; from crime, thriller, romance, sci-fi and non-fiction there's a story for you. Put it on while you're in the car, in the garden or pottering around the house. Or for something more mobile try a Playaway;a small audiobook device that runs on batteries and needs earphones.
Audience: All
Cost: £2.50
Theme:

Book Display

March 8th is International Women's Day. Pick up a book from our selection written by, or about, inspirational women, and celebrate their achievements.
Date: 01 March 2019
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: March 8th is International Women's Day. Pick up a book from our selection written by, or about, inspirational women, and celebrate their achievements.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Mother's Day Card Craft

Ask at the desk for the materials needed to make a card to give to someone special on Mother's Day (Sunday, 31st March).
Date: 01 March 2019
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: Ask at the desk for the materials needed to make a card to give to someone special on Mother's Day (Sunday, 31st March).
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

For under 5's. Bring them along for songs and nursery rhymes. Wednesday afternoon.
Date: 06 March 2019
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Description: For under 5's. Bring them along for songs and nursery rhymes. Wednesday afternoon.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Rebellious Sounds Listening Booth

This Women's History Month, experience a listening booth full of stories of contemporary women's activism from the South West, consider what activism means to you and maybe even share your own story. The booth will be in the Rougemont Lounge of Exeter Library from 6th-31st March, come along and have a listen.
Date: 06 March 2019
Time: 9:00 - 9:00
Description: This Women's History Month, experience a listening booth full of stories of contemporary women's activism from the South West, consider what activism means to you and maybe even share your own story. The booth will be in the Rougemont Lounge of Exeter Library from 6th-31st March, come along and have a listen.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

A Book of Rather Strange Animals - Meet the Author

From the creator of @StrangeAnimals on twitter comes 'A Book of Rather Strange Animals' detailing 100 of the weirdest creatures form around the world. Come and meet the author Caleb Compton who will be giving a short talk about his book and why he came to write it, opening up some questions and then a book signing. The book aims to highlight the importance of conservation and raise awareness of lesser-known endangered species. Tickets are available from the library for this free event. We have limited spaces so sign up to avoid disappointment.
Date: 09 March 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: From the creator of @StrangeAnimals on twitter comes 'A Book of Rather Strange Animals' detailing 100 of the weirdest creatures form around the world. Come and meet the author Caleb Compton who will be giving a short talk about his book and why he came to write it, opening up some questions and then a book signing. The book aims to highlight the importance of conservation and raise awareness of lesser-known endangered species. Tickets are available from the library for this free event. We have limited spaces so sign up to avoid disappointment.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Wild life

Bounce and Rhyme

Stories and Rhymes for the under 5's. Bring them along for fun, joining in.
Date: 09 March 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Stories and Rhymes for the under 5's. Bring them along for fun, joining in.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Build and use a contact microphone 2 day workshop

2.Times Do in collaboration with A Quiet Night In present two workshops involving building contact and electromagnetic mics, recording and editing sound with the aim or producing a piece to be performed in a workshop. Workshop 1 is on Saturday 9th March (11.00 - 13.00) in FabLab Exeter. This session will involve making a contact microphone using a piezo disc and an electromagnetic microphone using an inductor. This will involve soldering and hot glue guns. You will then explore and record sounds with these mics before editing then in Audacity. We will discuss and provide you with ideas for creating a piece for performance by A Quiet Night In in the second session which will be held on Saturday 30th March. Workshop 2 will take place on Saturday 30th March (10.00 - 12.00) in Exeter Library and will be an opportunity to hear your piece performed by Emma Welton and Tony Whitehead. You will be welcome to perform alongside them if you wish or to provide a backing track for them to accompany. We aim to have at least two performances of each piece to allow for discussion and development of the work. Tickets are £15 and can be booked from <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 09 March 2019
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Description: 2.Times Do in collaboration with A Quiet Night In present two workshops involving building contact and electromagnetic mics, recording and editing sound with the aim or producing a piece to be performed in a workshop. Workshop 1 is on Saturday 9th March (11.00 - 13.00) in FabLab Exeter. This session will involve making a contact microphone using a piezo disc and an electromagnetic microphone using an inductor. This will involve soldering and hot glue guns. You will then explore and record sounds with these mics before editing then in Audacity. We will discuss and provide you with ideas for creating a piece for performance by A Quiet Night In in the second session which will be held on Saturday 30th March. Workshop 2 will take place on Saturday 30th March (10.00 - 12.00) in Exeter Library and will be an opportunity to hear your piece performed by Emma Welton and Tony Whitehead. You will be welcome to perform alongside them if you wish or to provide a backing track for them to accompany. We aim to have at least two performances of each piece to allow for discussion and development of the work. Tickets are £15 and can be booked from Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Cully Coders

For children who have experience of SCRATCH. Come along learn coding using SCRATCH, PYTHON, also work with Raspberry Pi, microbits.
Date: 09 March 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: For children who have experience of SCRATCH. Come along learn coding using SCRATCH, PYTHON, also work with Raspberry Pi, microbits.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Saturday Lego Club

Come along, use your imagination to build a lego model. For all ages, children must be accompanied by an Adult.
Date: 09 March 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come along, use your imagination to build a lego model. For all ages, children must be accompanied by an Adult.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Come along and join in some old favourites and maybe learn some new rhymes as well.
Date: 13 March 2019
Time: 9:30 - 10:00
Description: Come along and join in some old favourites and maybe learn some new rhymes as well.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme: singing

Bounce and Rhyme

Stories and Rhymes for the under 5's. Bring your little ones along for fun.
Date: 13 March 2019
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Description: Stories and Rhymes for the under 5's. Bring your little ones along for fun.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Library Teen Session - Craft with Ida

Come and join the fun making things, playing games or just chatting to your friends. This week we are making origami so get creative!
Date: 14 March 2019
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Description: Come and join the fun making things, playing games or just chatting to your friends. This week we are making origami so get creative!
Audience: Teen
Cost: Free
Theme: Craft

Bounce and Rhyme

Bring your under 5's along for Stories and Rhymes.
Date: 16 March 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Bring your under 5's along for Stories and Rhymes.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Cully Coders

If you have experience of SCRATCH, join us and enjoy earning to programme using a range of Coding Programmes plus Raspberry Pi, Microbits.
Date: 16 March 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: If you have experience of SCRATCH, join us and enjoy earning to programme using a range of Coding Programmes plus Raspberry Pi, Microbits.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Lego Club

Are you a keen Legoteer? Come and join the fun building Lego designs and seeing where your imagination takes you!
Date: 16 March 2019
Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Description: Are you a keen Legoteer? Come and join the fun building Lego designs and seeing where your imagination takes you!
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Lego