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Wednesday Wanderers group

Are you aged 55 and over? Want to enjoy the outdoors more? Want to be a bit more active?  Join us for a friendly walk exploring the walking routes around Barnstaple and over the 12 weeks maybe make some new friends too. Funded by Connecting Actively to Nature-Active Devon. Suggested donation of £2 per session to help cover costs. Book your place barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or on 01271 318780 or in person at the library.
Date: 15 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Are you aged 55 and over? Want to enjoy the outdoors more? Want to be a bit more active?  Join us for a friendly walk exploring the walking routes around Barnstaple and over the 12 weeks maybe make some new friends too. Funded by Connecting Actively to Nature-Active Devon. Suggested donation of £2 per session to help cover costs. Book your place barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or on 01271 318780 or in person at the library.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Board Game Mornings

Throughout #ActiveLifeActiveMind month, drop in on a Friday morning to play a range of board games. Come with a group, or make new friends while you're here!
Date: 17 January 2020
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: Throughout #ActiveLifeActiveMind month, drop in on a Friday morning to play a range of board games. Come with a group, or make new friends while you're here!
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Lego Club

Join us for our weekly Lego Club. See what you can create. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Date: 17 January 2020
Time: 15:30 - 17:30
Description: Join us for our weekly Lego Club. See what you can create. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Disney Heroes card swap (every Saturday)

Swap your unwanted cards and make new friends.
Date: 18 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Swap your unwanted cards and make new friends.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Social

Lego Club (every Saturday)

Get creative at our Lego Club.
Date: 18 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Get creative at our Lego Club.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Crafts

Saturday story time (every Saturday)

Come and listen to stories for the under 5s.
Date: 18 January 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 and poetry

Ask a Personal Trainer!

Drop-in question and answer session with qualified fitness trainer Karen Dossett, who will also show us some exercise moves.
Date: 20 January 2020
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: Drop-in question and answer session with qualified fitness trainer Karen Dossett, who will also show us some exercise moves.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

An afternoon with Jill Mansell & Special Guests(to be announced)

Join much-loved romantic fiction author Jill Mansell and special guests (to be announced) for an afternoon discussion of our favourite Jill novels, past and present; the romantic novels we return to again and again; and to celebrate a brand new Jill Mansell novel to laugh, cry and fall in love with all over again. Tickets are available (with booking fee) through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Join much-loved romantic fiction author Jill Mansell and special guests (to be announced) for an afternoon discussion of our favourite Jill novels, past and present; the romantic novels we return to again and again; and to celebrate a brand new Jill Mansell novel to laugh, cry and fall in love with all over again. Tickets are available (with booking fee) through Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme:

Bowen Technique Taster Sessions

Book a 1-2-1 taster with local qualified Bowen Technique practitioner Rosie Roome. This gentle and subtle treatment method can provide relief from pain and relieve the symptoms of a wide variety of conditions. Try it for yourself & use the £10 price as money off your next session. Book and pay at the library. A variety of appointment times available throughout the day.
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Description: Book a 1-2-1 taster with local qualified Bowen Technique practitioner Rosie Roome. This gentle and subtle treatment method can provide relief from pain and relieve the symptoms of a wide variety of conditions. Try it for yourself & use the £10 price as money off your next session. Book and pay at the library. A variety of appointment times available throughout the day.
Audience: All
Cost: £10.00
Theme: Active Life : Active Mind

Computer help (every Tuesday)

Friendly computer help from our volunteer. Book a time or drop in.
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Friendly computer help from our volunteer. Book a time or drop in.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: I.T.

Basic Computer Course

Elite training will be providing a free 2-morning basic computer course for people who are new to computers, laptops or notebooks. The library computers will be available but you are welcome to bring your own laptop or device. For more information or to book a place please see a member of staff at the library or phone 01363 772578.
Date: 22 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Description: Elite training will be providing a free 2-morning basic computer course for people who are new to computers, laptops or notebooks. The library computers will be available but you are welcome to bring your own laptop or device. For more information or to book a place please see a member of staff at the library or phone 01363 772578.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Seated Exercises with Fitness4LivingND

Based on current NHS guidelines, sessions will look at ways of improving strength, balance and flexibility. These will be exercises you can carry on at home and the session might be best for those who have limited mobility, although all are welcome.
Date: 22 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Based on current NHS guidelines, sessions will look at ways of improving strength, balance and flexibility. These will be exercises you can carry on at home and the session might be best for those who have limited mobility, although all are welcome.
Audience: Senior
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life, Active Mind

Book Lovers at Barnstaple Library

Book yourself a bookish treat! An hour long reading lovers appointment with one of our Barnstaple Library team. Over a drink and some cake enjoy informally discussing your reading loves and come away with a tailored list of recommendations. The £20 price includes a book bag, refreshments and goodies. Book your appointment via eventbrite on https://booklovers-barnstaplelibrary.eventbrite.co.uk or if you would like assistance to book please ask a member of staff.
Date: 23 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Description: Book yourself a bookish treat! An hour long reading lovers appointment with one of our Barnstaple Library team. Over a drink and some cake enjoy informally discussing your reading loves and come away with a tailored list of recommendations. The £20 price includes a book bag, refreshments and goodies. Book your appointment via eventbrite on https://booklovers-barnstaplelibrary.eventbrite.co.uk or if you would like assistance to book please ask a member of staff.
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme: Active Life : Active Mind

Mindfulness Colouring

Sit down, relax and colour while chatting over a hot drink. All materials provided but if you wish to bring your own feel free to bring them along.
Date: 23 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Sit down, relax and colour while chatting over a hot drink. All materials provided but if you wish to bring your own feel free to bring them along.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Board Game Mornings

Throughout #ActiveLifeActiveMind month, drop in on a Friday morning to play a range of board games. Come with a group, or make new friends while you're here!
Date: 24 January 2020
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: Throughout #ActiveLifeActiveMind month, drop in on a Friday morning to play a range of board games. Come with a group, or make new friends while you're here!
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Lego Club

Join us for our weekly Lego Club. See what you can create. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Date: 24 January 2020
Time: 15:30 - 17:30
Description: Join us for our weekly Lego Club. See what you can create. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Stroll Down Memory Lane

Enjoy a stroll down memory lane at this friendly session to explore the library's reminiscence collection which includes a wide variety of items to stimulate memory and the senses. Refreshments provided for a donation. Free session. Everyone welcome.
Date: 24 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Enjoy a stroll down memory lane at this friendly session to explore the library's reminiscence collection which includes a wide variety of items to stimulate memory and the senses. Refreshments provided for a donation. Free session. Everyone welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life : Active Mind

Children's Storytime and Crafts with Jo Elliott

Join us for this special storytime with children's author Jo Elliott. Jo will be reading her book 'Fang: The Unusual Rabbit' and then running a fun, rabbit-themed craft! This great family event is free to attend, just pop along to the Children's Library on the day.
Date: 25 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Join us for this special storytime with children's author Jo Elliott. Jo will be reading her book 'Fang: The Unusual Rabbit' and then running a fun, rabbit-themed craft! This great family event is free to attend, just pop along to the Children's Library on the day.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Disney Heroes card swap (every Saturday)

Swap your unwanted cards and make new friends.
Date: 25 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Swap your unwanted cards and make new friends.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Social

Lego Club (every Saturday)

Get creative at our Lego Club.
Date: 25 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Get creative at our Lego Club.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Crafts