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Bounce & Rhyme

Join us for half an hour of fun for children under five and their parents/carers. Nursery rhymes, action songs, rattles, shakers and a story. Just turn up! Held every Wednesday in term time. Two sessions: 9.30am - 10am or 11am - 11.30am, choose whichever suits!
Date: 11 March 2020
Time: 9:30 - 11:30
Description: Join us for half an hour of fun for children under five and their parents/carers. Nursery rhymes, action songs, rattles, shakers and a story. Just turn up! Held every Wednesday in term time. Two sessions: 9.30am - 10am or 11am - 11.30am, choose whichever suits!
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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Britain From Above

Britain From Above is a free-to-view website holding over 95.000 aerial photographs of the British Isles taken between 1919 & mainly 1953 which show the changing face of Britain. The group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month. It aims to further awareness & knowledge and to contribute to images so that the archive is a resource for research and informative to other viewers. No prior computer experience is necessary but participants should be members of U3A. Please contact John Cavell on 07961 145780 or by email at jcjohncavell@gmail.com if interested.
Date: 11 March 2020
Time: 14:30 - 16:00
Description: Britain From Above is a free-to-view website holding over 95.000 aerial photographs of the British Isles taken between 1919 & mainly 1953 which show the changing face of Britain. The group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month. It aims to further awareness & knowledge and to contribute to images so that the archive is a resource for research and informative to other viewers. No prior computer experience is necessary but participants should be members of U3A. Please contact John Cavell on 07961 145780 or by email at jcjohncavell@gmail.com if interested.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Business Advice with Cartridges Business Hub

Every second Wednesday of the month, Cartridges Business Hub will be available to lend a helping hand for your business. Running a business has its challenges and starting up a business can be daunting. Why not drop by for a chat with no obligation and impartial advice. Located next to the Business & Information Hub on the ground floor of the library. For details, visit: cartridgesbusinesshub.eventbrite.co.uk
Date: 11 March 2020
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Description: Every second Wednesday of the month, Cartridges Business Hub will be available to lend a helping hand for your business. Running a business has its challenges and starting up a business can be daunting. Why not drop by for a chat with no obligation and impartial advice. Located next to the Business & Information Hub on the ground floor of the library. For details, visit: cartridgesbusinesshub.eventbrite.co.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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E-Wednesday - Learn My Way (Beginner Computer Course)

Over four consecutive Wednesday mornings, receive one on one help using the Learn My Way online courses, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world. From basic skills, learning how to use a mouse, keyboard and email, using the internet, internet security and internet banking. Booking is essential - Please ask a member of staff for more information.
Date: 11 March 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Over four consecutive Wednesday mornings, receive one on one help using the Learn My Way online courses, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world. From basic skills, learning how to use a mouse, keyboard and email, using the internet, internet security and internet banking. Booking is essential - Please ask a member of staff for more information.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
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Free Legal Clinic

This session runs every 2nd Wednesday in the month. Drop in for free help and advice. Speak to a professional from Start Point Law. No appointment necessary.
Date: 11 March 2020
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Description: This session runs every 2nd Wednesday in the month. Drop in for free help and advice. Speak to a professional from Start Point Law. No appointment necessary.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
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IT Drop-In

Every Wednesday our IT Drop-in session has staff and volunteers on hand for one to one support, located in the Teen area of the library. Find help with basic IT skills, using the internet, creating email accounts, sending and receiving emails, using social media and much more. The session is not for complete beginners but is a drop in session so there is no need to book. During busy periods there may be a wait as staff and volunteers aim to assist as many people as possible during the session.
Date: 11 March 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Every Wednesday our IT Drop-in session has staff and volunteers on hand for one to one support, located in the Teen area of the library. Find help with basic IT skills, using the internet, creating email accounts, sending and receiving emails, using social media and much more. The session is not for complete beginners but is a drop in session so there is no need to book. During busy periods there may be a wait as staff and volunteers aim to assist as many people as possible during the session.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Stroke Survival Club

Friendly help and support with rehabilitation. Pass on your survival tips. Refreshment provided.
Date: 11 March 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Friendly help and support with rehabilitation. Pass on your survival tips. Refreshment provided.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Teen Space redesign workshops

We want to work with a group of passionate teenagers to redesign Exeter Library's Teen Space. Come along to our evening focus groups where we will workshop what the Library should be doing to support those aged 13-19. There will be three sessions in February and March (wed 26th, wed 4th, wed 11th) and FREE PIZZA will be provided! If you are aged 13-19 and you are interested in attending then email exeter.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk with
Date: 11 March 2020
Time: 18:30 - 19:30
Description: We want to work with a group of passionate teenagers to redesign Exeter Library's Teen Space. Come along to our evening focus groups where we will workshop what the Library should be doing to support those aged 13-19. There will be three sessions in February and March (wed 26th, wed 4th, wed 11th) and FREE PIZZA will be provided! If you are aged 13-19 and you are interested in attending then email exeter.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk with "Teen Library" in the email subject, and state your name, age and how many of the three sessions you would like to attend (we encourage all three, but will understand if you can only make one or two).
Audience: Teen
Cost: Free
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Action on Hearing Loss

Help with all things hearing - batteries, equipment etc
Date: 12 March 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Help with all things hearing - batteries, equipment etc
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Carers Drop-In

Date: 12 March 2020
Time: 9:30 - 11:30
Description:
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Code Club – (Beginners session)

Our Code Club takes place every other Thursday during term-time. Projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. Suitable for ages 7+. For further information and to book a place, contact simon.belshaw@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 12 March 2020
Time: 16:15 - 17:00
Description: Our Code Club takes place every other Thursday during term-time. Projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. Suitable for ages 7+. For further information and to book a place, contact simon.belshaw@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Code Club – (Improvers session)

Our Code Club takes place every other Thursday during term-time. Projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. Suitable for ages 7+. For further information and to book a place, contact simon.belshaw@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 12 March 2020
Time: 17:15 - 18:15
Description: Our Code Club takes place every other Thursday during term-time. Projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. Suitable for ages 7+. For further information and to book a place, contact simon.belshaw@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Deaf and Hearing BSL Club

Every second Thursday of the month, join a friendly, informal evening for deaf and hearing users of BSL. Meet friends and find out about deaf news. This is a drop-in event with no booking required.
Date: 12 March 2020
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Description: Every second Thursday of the month, join a friendly, informal evening for deaf and hearing users of BSL. Meet friends and find out about deaf news. This is a drop-in event with no booking required.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Employing People: 10 Top Tips

The information in 10 Top Tips has been specifically designed with smaller businesses in mind. The aim is to help you understand both legal essentials and easy to follow guidelines for effective staff management, and provides succinct procedures on the main employment matters. Tickets £5 /£2.50 for students and can be bought through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 12 March 2020
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Description: The information in 10 Top Tips has been specifically designed with smaller businesses in mind. The aim is to help you understand both legal essentials and easy to follow guidelines for effective staff management, and provides succinct procedures on the main employment matters. Tickets £5 /£2.50 for students and can be bought through Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Business advice

Gothic Writing Group

The Gothic group meets once a month on the second Thursday of the month, 6-8pm. This is a group for devotees of the darker undercurrents and mysteries of life. At Bright Lights we recognise the value of being able to share your work with a trusted and supportive writing community. For more details please contact Jane George at janegeorgearj@hotmail.com
Date: 12 March 2020
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Description: The Gothic group meets once a month on the second Thursday of the month, 6-8pm. This is a group for devotees of the darker undercurrents and mysteries of life. At Bright Lights we recognise the value of being able to share your work with a trusted and supportive writing community. For more details please contact Jane George at janegeorgearj@hotmail.com
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Creative Writing

Healthwatch Devon

Healthwatch Devon is the independent champion for people using health and care services. They listen to what people like about services and what could be improved and share those views with those with the power to make change happen. The Healthwatch Devon partnership with Citizens Advices allows them to expand their reach into rural communities. Abby will be here to offer people advice on health and social care related issues at this drop in session.
Date: 12 March 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Description: Healthwatch Devon is the independent champion for people using health and care services. They listen to what people like about services and what could be improved and share those views with those with the power to make change happen. The Healthwatch Devon partnership with Citizens Advices allows them to expand their reach into rural communities. Abby will be here to offer people advice on health and social care related issues at this drop in session.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Library Lions

A fun and informal book group for primary school aged children. A chance to chat about books, make things - and eat biscuits! Contact staff at Holsworthy Library for more information or to book a place.
Date: 12 March 2020
Time: 16:00 - 16:45
Description: A fun and informal book group for primary school aged children. A chance to chat about books, make things - and eat biscuits! Contact staff at Holsworthy Library for more information or to book a place.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Lost in the Woods - The Dark Side of the Fairy Tale Tradition

Part of Chris Brooks' series of talks on the history and evolution of folklore and fairy tales. Abandoned children. Ravenous wolves. Witches' houses suspended on chicken legs. Are these just the woodland remnants of old wives' tales spun in the nursery or are they part of a universal storytelling tradition that the modern world ignores at a cost. Book via: http://www.chrisbrooksunlimited.uk/talks/
Date: 12 March 2020
Time: 19:30 - 21:00
Description: Part of Chris Brooks' series of talks on the history and evolution of folklore and fairy tales. Abandoned children. Ravenous wolves. Witches' houses suspended on chicken legs. Are these just the woodland remnants of old wives' tales spun in the nursery or are they part of a universal storytelling tradition that the modern world ignores at a cost. Book via: http://www.chrisbrooksunlimited.uk/talks/
Audience: Adult
Cost: £3.00
Theme: Stories in the Library

Quiet Time in the Children's Library

Every Thursday is a great chance for children with their parents or carers to relax with a book in the fantastic environment of the children's library.
Date: 12 March 2020
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Description: Every Thursday is a great chance for children with their parents or carers to relax with a book in the fantastic environment of the children's library.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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Shared Reading Group

This drop-in reading group at Exeter Library offers the chance to relax and enjoy the power of great stories and poems read aloud in a small group. No need to book a place, just come along.
Date: 12 March 2020
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Description: This drop-in reading group at Exeter Library offers the chance to relax and enjoy the power of great stories and poems read aloud in a small group. No need to book a place, just come along.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: