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Memory cafe (monthly)

Social drop-in group for people with memory problems and their carers, to enjoy a social time with people in a similar situation.
Date: 13 April 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Social drop-in group for people with memory problems and their carers, to enjoy a social time with people in a similar situation.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Social

VIP reading group (monthly)

Reading group for visually impaired people. Hear about, discuss and select audio books to take home.
Date: 13 April 2020
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Description: Reading group for visually impaired people. Hear about, discuss and select audio books to take home.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Books & poetry

Bounce & Rhyme

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 17 April 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Saturday story time (every Saturday)

Come and listen to stories for the under 5s.
Date: 18 April 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come and listen to stories for the under 5s.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Books & poetry

White Glove Experience

Get up close and personal to a selection of books from Exeter Library's 'Special Collections', dating back to 1480! Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and 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 very special 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! Tickets are £7.50+ a booking fee from <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 24 April 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Get up close and personal to a selection of books from Exeter Library's 'Special Collections', dating back to 1480! Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and 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 very special 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! Tickets are £7.50+ a booking fee from Eventbrite
Audience: Adult
Cost: £7.50
Theme:

White Glove Experience

Get up close and personal to a selection of books from Exeter Library's 'Special Collections', dating back to 1480! Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and 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 very special 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! Tickets are £7.50+ booking fee from <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 24 April 2020
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Description: Get up close and personal to a selection of books from Exeter Library's 'Special Collections', dating back to 1480! Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and 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 very special 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! Tickets are £7.50+ booking fee from Eventbrite
Audience: Adult
Cost: £7.50
Theme:

Children's Craft Group

Join us to make some Origami Spring crafts. £1 per child (to cover costs). Adults are required to stay. Booking essential.
Date: 25 April 2020
Time: 10:15 - 11:00
Description: Join us to make some Origami Spring crafts. £1 per child (to cover costs). Adults are required to stay. Booking essential.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Manga Drawing Workshop for Beginners

Come along and learn to draw 'chibi style' manga characters with kawaii artist HOSHiKO. £5 per person, bookings in advance either at Okehampton Library or through Eventbrite (fees apply). Suitable for ages 13+ www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learn-to-draw-manga-tickets-91287700971
Date: 25 April 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Description: Come along and learn to draw 'chibi style' manga characters with kawaii artist HOSHiKO. £5 per person, bookings in advance either at Okehampton Library or through Eventbrite (fees apply). Suitable for ages 13+ www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learn-to-draw-manga-tickets-91287700971
Audience: Teen
Cost: £5.00
Theme:

Poetry Corner

A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 25 April 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Business Start-up - 10 Top Tips

This workshop will give you 10 essential things you need to know about running a successful business. You can use it as a checklist to make sure your thinking and your business plan are on the right track. Or consider; do I need to get more information, strategic education or clarity for the overall vision, the market, or my product/service. Led by Michael (Mick) Green, HR Professional and Ex Royal Marine, Director of Endorse HR, and Cartridges Business Hub, Chair of Exeter Federation of Small Businesses. Tickets £5 /£2.50 for students and can be bought through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 30 April 2020
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Description: This workshop will give you 10 essential things you need to know about running a successful business. You can use it as a checklist to make sure your thinking and your business plan are on the right track. Or consider; do I need to get more information, strategic education or clarity for the overall vision, the market, or my product/service. Led by Michael (Mick) Green, HR Professional and Ex Royal Marine, Director of Endorse HR, and Cartridges Business Hub, Chair of Exeter Federation of Small Businesses. Tickets £5 /£2.50 for students and can be bought through Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Business advice

Saturday Lego Club

Join us for our Saturday Lego Club on the first Saturday of every month, 10:00 - 12:00. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Date: 02 May 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us for our Saturday Lego Club on the first Saturday of every month, 10:00 - 12:00. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Memory cafe (monthly)

Social drop-in group for people with memory problems and their carers, to enjoy a social time with people in a similar situation.
Date: 11 May 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Social drop-in group for people with memory problems and their carers, to enjoy a social time with people in a similar situation.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Social

VIP reading group (monthly)

Reading group for visually impaired people. Hear about, discuss and select audio books to take home.
Date: 11 May 2020
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Description: Reading group for visually impaired people. Hear about, discuss and select audio books to take home.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Books & poetry

Further and beyond the ancestry of fairytale - talk and discussion

Part of Chris Brooks' series of talks on the history and evolution of folklore and fairy tales. This talk will examine whether these universal and enduring tales have been solely dispersed over time and vast distances by travelling storytellers or do they spontaneously arise from the deep well of the human unconscious? Please book online at http://www.chrisbrooksunlimited.uk/talks/
Date: 14 May 2020
Time: 19:30 - 21:00
Description: Part of Chris Brooks' series of talks on the history and evolution of folklore and fairy tales. This talk will examine whether these universal and enduring tales have been solely dispersed over time and vast distances by travelling storytellers or do they spontaneously arise from the deep well of the human unconscious? Please book online at http://www.chrisbrooksunlimited.uk/talks/
Audience: Adult
Cost: £4.00
Theme: Stories in the Library

IT Assistance

Assistance with technology for those needing extra help. One to One sessions. To book please see a member of library staff.
Date: 15 May 2020
Time: 10:00 - 18:00
Description: Assistance with technology for those needing extra help. One to One sessions. To book please see a member of library staff.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

How to use IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld is an online market research tool, providing comprehensive, independent and current market research. A team of expert analysts research economic, demographic and government data, to provide insights into UK industries and their key business environment indicators, so you can make better business decisions, faster. This fantastic resource is available for free at Exeter Library. If you would like to learn more about how to use it, and just what information is available, then this workshop is for you. Tickets £5 /£2.50 for students and can be bought through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 26 May 2020
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Description: IBISWorld is an online market research tool, providing comprehensive, independent and current market research. A team of expert analysts research economic, demographic and government data, to provide insights into UK industries and their key business environment indicators, so you can make better business decisions, faster. This fantastic resource is available for free at Exeter Library. If you would like to learn more about how to use it, and just what information is available, then this workshop is for you. Tickets £5 /£2.50 for students and can be bought through Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Business advice

Saturday Lego Club

Join us for our Saturday Lego Club on the first Saturday of every month, 10:00 - 12:00. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Date: 06 June 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us for our Saturday Lego Club on the first Saturday of every month, 10:00 - 12:00. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Memory cafe (monthly)

Social drop-in group for people with memory problems and their carers, to enjoy a social time with people in a similar situation.
Date: 08 June 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Social drop-in group for people with memory problems and their carers, to enjoy a social time with people in a similar situation.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Social

VIP reading group (monthly)

Reading group for visually impaired people. Hear about, discuss and select audio books to take home.
Date: 08 June 2020
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Description: Reading group for visually impaired people. Hear about, discuss and select audio books to take home.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Books & poetry

FabLab Devon - Supporting your Business!

This session will give local businesses and startup businesses a summary of how FabLab Devon (based in Exeter and Barnstaple Libraries) can support your business. Whether this is for embroidered or printed clothing, vinyl signage, signs, 3D printed or laser-cut products – we can help you! The session will include a brief overview of what the FabLab offers and can help you to achieve. Then, some processes will be demonstrated and explained. Tickets £5 and can be bought through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 16 June 2020
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Description: This session will give local businesses and startup businesses a summary of how FabLab Devon (based in Exeter and Barnstaple Libraries) can support your business. Whether this is for embroidered or printed clothing, vinyl signage, signs, 3D printed or laser-cut products – we can help you! The session will include a brief overview of what the FabLab offers and can help you to achieve. Then, some processes will be demonstrated and explained. Tickets £5 and can be bought through Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme: