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In Conversation - Virtual Night In
Exeter Library and Books In The City present an In Conversation Virtual Night In. Join Laura Bambrey, Simon Booker, Jackie Fraser & Florence Keeling, in conversation with Karen from Exeter Library.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/ExeterLibrary'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 26 October 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Exeter Library and Books In The City present an In Conversation Virtual Night In. Join Laura Bambrey, Simon Booker, Jackie Fraser & Florence Keeling, in conversation with Karen from Exeter Library.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online Author Event
Exeter Library In Conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink
We are very excited to be holding an online In Conversation event, live on Facebook with acclaimed memoirist, Cathy Rentzenbrink.</br></br> Cathy, whose books include 'The Last Act of Love' and 'Dear Reader', will be talking to Exeter Library's Karen about her fiction debut 'Everyone Is Still Alive', a novel that has been described as funny and moving, intimate and wise.</br> The book explores the deeper realities of marriage and parenthood and the way life thwarts our expectations at every turn.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/194328715907106/'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 28 September 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: We are very excited to be holding an online In Conversation event, live on Facebook with acclaimed memoirist, Cathy Rentzenbrink.

Cathy, whose books include 'The Last Act of Love' and 'Dear Reader', will be talking to Exeter Library's Karen about her fiction debut 'Everyone Is Still Alive', a novel that has been described as funny and moving, intimate and wise.
The book explores the deeper realities of marriage and parenthood and the way life thwarts our expectations at every turn.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online Author Event
Exeter Library's Special Collections 'White Glove' Experience
Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480! To celebrate Heritage Open Days, we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing.</br></br> Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but we are inviting you to join us as we present a selection of old specimens from our collections, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books.</br></br> All of the items will be old and rare, and ALL are fascinating. Some even come with their own unique story!</br></br> So come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books!</br></br> If you have attended this event before, we will have some of the same favourite items, but we will ensure there are some different items too.</br></br> Booking is essential and tickets are available Free <a href='www.bit.ly/WhiteGlove2021'>here</a>.</br></br>
Date: 15 September 2021
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480! To celebrate Heritage Open Days, we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing.

Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but we are inviting you to join us as we present a selection of old specimens from our collections, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books.

All of the items will be old and rare, and ALL are fascinating. Some even come with their own unique story!

So come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books!

If you have attended this event before, we will have some of the same favourite items, but we will ensure there are some different items too.

Booking is essential and tickets are available Free here.

Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:
In Conversation with Elle Connel
Join Exeter Library's Karen for an online In Conversation event with Elle Connel.</br> Elle Connel is the pseudonym of Lucy Ribchester, whose previous novels, The Hourglass Factory and The Amber Shadows, were historical thrillers. Down by the Water is her first book as Elle Connel, described by Sunday Times as 'A chilling drama'</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/2008331982675347/'>here</a>.</br></br>
Date: 14 September 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join Exeter Library's Karen for an online In Conversation event with Elle Connel.
Elle Connel is the pseudonym of Lucy Ribchester, whose previous novels, The Hourglass Factory and The Amber Shadows, were historical thrillers. Down by the Water is her first book as Elle Connel, described by Sunday Times as 'A chilling drama'

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online Author Event
Exeter Library's Special Collections 'White Glove' Experience
Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480! To celebrate Heritage Open Days, we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing.</br></br> Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but we are inviting you to join us as we present a selection of old specimens from our collections, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books.</br></br> All of the items will be old and rare, and ALL are fascinating. Some even come with their own unique story!</br></br> So come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books!</br></br> If you have attended this event before, we will have some of the same favourite items, but we will ensure there are some different items too.</br></br> Booking is essential and tickets are available Free <a href='www.bit.ly/WhiteGlove2021'>here</a>.</br></br>
Date: 10 September 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Description: Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480! To celebrate Heritage Open Days, we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing.

Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but we are inviting you to join us as we present a selection of old specimens from our collections, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books.

All of the items will be old and rare, and ALL are fascinating. Some even come with their own unique story!

So come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books!

If you have attended this event before, we will have some of the same favourite items, but we will ensure there are some different items too.

Booking is essential and tickets are available Free here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:
Exeter Library's Special Collections 'White Glove' Experience
Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480! To celebrate Heritage Open Days, we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing.</br></br> Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but we are inviting you to join us as we present a selection of old specimens from our collections, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books.</br></br> All of the items will be old and rare, and ALL are fascinating. Some even come with their own unique story!</br></br> So come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books!</br></br> If you have attended this event before, we will have some of the same favourite items, but we will ensure there are some different items too.</br></br> Booking is essential and tickets are available Free <a href='www.bit.ly/WhiteGlove2021'>here</a>.</br></br>
Date: 10 September 2021
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480! To celebrate Heritage Open Days, we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing.

Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but we are inviting you to join us as we present a selection of old specimens from our collections, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books.

All of the items will be old and rare, and ALL are fascinating. Some even come with their own unique story!

So come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books!

If you have attended this event before, we will have some of the same favourite items, but we will ensure there are some different items too.

Booking is essential and tickets are available Free here.

Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:
In Conversation with Caroline Hulse and Richard Roper
Join us for an online In Conversation double bill event with authors Caroline Hulse and Richard Roper. Both authors use humour within their writing, but also write powerfully and poignantly about growing up and the novels present a very honest vision of the world. They will be talking to us about their latest novels 'All The Fun Of The Fair' and 'When We Were Young'.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/946314179460898/'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 08 September 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join us for an online In Conversation double bill event with authors Caroline Hulse and Richard Roper. Both authors use humour within their writing, but also write powerfully and poignantly about growing up and the novels present a very honest vision of the world. They will be talking to us about their latest novels 'All The Fun Of The Fair' and 'When We Were Young'.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online Author Event
In Conversation with Karen Hamilton
Join us for an online In Conversation event with Karen Hamilton, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Perfect Girlfriend and The Last Wife.</br></br> Karen will be talking to us about her latest brilliant thriller The Ex-Husband, which is published on the 19 August.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/161962539251225/'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 06 September 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join us for an online In Conversation event with Karen Hamilton, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Perfect Girlfriend and The Last Wife.

Karen will be talking to us about her latest brilliant thriller The Ex-Husband, which is published on the 19 August.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online Author Event
3D Printed Articulated Stick Insect - FabLab Barnstaple
Come along, and design a 3D stick insect with articulated body. There will be two sessions the 1st at 1pm - 2pm and the 2nd at 2:30pm - 3:30pm, suitable for ages 10+ £7.50. Very limited spaces so book soon to avoid disappointment. Book your place here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/163630775053
Date: 31 August 2021
Time: 13:00 - 15:30
Description: Come along, and design a 3D stick insect with articulated body. There will be two sessions the 1st at 1pm - 2pm and the 2nd at 2:30pm - 3:30pm, suitable for ages 10+ £7.50. Very limited spaces so book soon to avoid disappointment. Book your place here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/163630775053
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme:
Virobug - FabLab Barnstaple
Come along and put together your own moving, vibrating insect. We will be doing a little soldering and assembly. There will be three sessions the 1st at 10am - 11am, the 2nd at 12pm - 1pm, and the 3rd at 2:30pm - 3:30pm suitable for ages 8+ £13.50. Very limited spaces so book soon to avoid disappointment. Book your place here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/163629894419
Date: 27 August 2021
Time: 10:00 - 15:30
Description: Come along and put together your own moving, vibrating insect. We will be doing a little soldering and assembly. There will be three sessions the 1st at 10am - 11am, the 2nd at 12pm - 1pm, and the 3rd at 2:30pm - 3:30pm suitable for ages 8+ £13.50. Very limited spaces so book soon to avoid disappointment. Book your place here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/163629894419
Audience: Child
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:
Lego Play at Barnstaple Library
What can you build? Your imagination is limitless! Enjoy a fun Lego building session in the library. Suitable for all ages, parental supervision advised due to small parts. Under 8s must be accompanied. £1 per child. Book your place in the library when you sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge-Wild World Heroes or contact the library on 01271 318782.
Date: 24 August 2021
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: What can you build? Your imagination is limitless! Enjoy a fun Lego building session in the library. Suitable for all ages, parental supervision advised due to small parts. Under 8s must be accompanied. £1 per child. Book your place in the library when you sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge-Wild World Heroes or contact the library on 01271 318782.
Audience: Child
Cost: £1.00
Theme:
Drawing Tamlin session with Vicky Byron - Online Event
Join Vicky as she shows us how to draw her enchanting Dartmoor pony character Tamlin and maybe have a go yourself at drawing him. Watch Vicky sharing her picture book story Tamlin's Great Adventures in the videos section from yesterday. www.facebook.com/events/403347561103911
Date: 20 August 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Join Vicky as she shows us how to draw her enchanting Dartmoor pony character Tamlin and maybe have a go yourself at drawing him. Watch Vicky sharing her picture book story Tamlin's Great Adventures in the videos section from yesterday. www.facebook.com/events/403347561103911
Audience: Child
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: 19 August 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:
Animal Clock - FabLab Barnstaple
Come along, and create an animal or nature themed clock. We will be designing it on the laptops and having the Laser Machine cut them out before assembly. There will be two sessions the 1st at 10:30am - 12pm and the 2nd at 1:30pm - 3pm, suitable for ages 10+ £15. Very limited spaces so book soon to avoid disappointment. Book your place here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/163629475165
Date: 19 August 2021
Time: 10:30 - 15:00
Description: Come along, and create an animal or nature themed clock. We will be designing it on the laptops and having the Laser Machine cut them out before assembly. There will be two sessions the 1st at 10:30am - 12pm and the 2nd at 1:30pm - 3pm, suitable for ages 10+ £15. Very limited spaces so book soon to avoid disappointment. Book your place here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/163629475165
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:
Tamlin's Great Adventure Storytime with Vicky Byron - Online Event
Join Vicky Byron as she shares her picture book story Tamlin's Great Adventure as Tamlin explores the wide world and then realises that the best place is at home with his best friend, Ruby. https://www.facebook.com/events/542770676773045
Date: 19 August 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Join Vicky Byron as she shares her picture book story Tamlin's Great Adventure as Tamlin explores the wide world and then realises that the best place is at home with his best friend, Ruby. https://www.facebook.com/events/542770676773045
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:
How to protect your chips with Exeter University - Online Event
To celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, libraries across Cornwall and Devon will be sharing videos exploring nature and the environment, presented by academics from the University of Exeter. This week, Dr Neeltje Boogert tells us about gulls and how we might be able to protect our chips! Keep an eye out for new videos on Devon and Torbay Libraries Facebook pages! www.facebook.com/events/1008874933272464
Date: 18 August 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: To celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, libraries across Cornwall and Devon will be sharing videos exploring nature and the environment, presented by academics from the University of Exeter. This week, Dr Neeltje Boogert tells us about gulls and how we might be able to protect our chips! Keep an eye out for new videos on Devon and Torbay Libraries Facebook pages! www.facebook.com/events/1008874933272464
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:
In Conversation with Phillipa Ashley, Sue Moorcroft & Bella Osborne
Join us for a bumper online In Conversation event with authors Phillipa Ashley, Sue Moorcroft and Bella Osborne. Exeter Library's Karen will be chatting to these best selling authors all about their new summer reads.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/554395735546896/'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 17 August 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join us for a bumper online In Conversation event with authors Phillipa Ashley, Sue Moorcroft and Bella Osborne. Exeter Library's Karen will be chatting to these best selling authors all about their new summer reads.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online Author Event
Lego Play at Barnstaple Library
What can you build? Your imagination is limitless! Enjoy a fun Lego building session in the library. Suitable for all ages, parental supervision advised due to small parts. Under 8s must be accompanied. £1 per child. Book your place in the library when you sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge-Wild World Heroes or contact the library on 01271 318782.
Date: 12 August 2021
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: What can you build? Your imagination is limitless! Enjoy a fun Lego building session in the library. Suitable for all ages, parental supervision advised due to small parts. Under 8s must be accompanied. £1 per child. Book your place in the library when you sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge-Wild World Heroes or contact the library on 01271 318782.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:
Wonderful Wildflowers with Exeter University - Online Event
To celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, libraries across Cornwall and Devon will be sharing videos exploring nature and the environment, presented by academics from the University of Exeter. Next week learn how to protect your chips from seagulls. This week, Dr Ros Shaw tells us about wildflowers, what we can do for them and some fun activities to do with them. Keep an eye out for new videos on Devon and Torbay Libraries Facebook pages each Wednesday! https://www.facebook.com/events/556513369056052
Date: 11 August 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: To celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, libraries across Cornwall and Devon will be sharing videos exploring nature and the environment, presented by academics from the University of Exeter. Next week learn how to protect your chips from seagulls. This week, Dr Ros Shaw tells us about wildflowers, what we can do for them and some fun activities to do with them. Keep an eye out for new videos on Devon and Torbay Libraries Facebook pages each Wednesday! https://www.facebook.com/events/556513369056052
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:
Animal Shaped Cork Board - FabLab Barnstaple
Come along, and create an animal or nature themed cork board. We will be designing it on the laptops and having the Laser Machine cut them out before assembly. There will be two sessions the 1st at 12pm - 1pm and the 2nd at 2:30pm - 3:30pm, suitable for ages 6+ £12. Very limited spaces so book soon to avoid disappointment. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/163629140163
Date: 11 August 2021
Time: 12:00 - 15:30
Description: Come along, and create an animal or nature themed cork board. We will be designing it on the laptops and having the Laser Machine cut them out before assembly. There will be two sessions the 1st at 12pm - 1pm and the 2nd at 2:30pm - 3:30pm, suitable for ages 6+ £12. Very limited spaces so book soon to avoid disappointment. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/163629140163
Audience: All
Cost: £12.00
Theme:
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