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Cancellation of events

In line with the Prime Minister's speech on Monday 23rd March and to keep our staff, volunteers and customers safe and healthy, events in our libraries are cancelled. We are running some activities online, so please check with your local library to see what's on.

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Storytime

Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff every week. If you want a reminder click on the <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/2249715958670233/'>event</a> on our Facebook page and then click on the 'interested' button. If you miss us don't worry, loads of our libraries have story times running throughout the week. Just tune in to the <a href='https://www.facebook.com/TotnesLibrary/'>Totnes Library Facebook page</a> and the stories will be uploaded at this time.
Date: 14 August 2020
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff every week. If you want a reminder click on the event on our Facebook page and then click on the 'interested' button. If you miss us don't worry, loads of our libraries have story times running throughout the week. Just tune in to the Totnes Library Facebook page and the stories will be uploaded at this time.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Arts & Crafts Club (online)

Welcome! Northam Library Arts & Crafts Club Facebook Group is a friendly, inspirational online space for local people to share creations and inspirations or to just come along and enjoy what others are making.
Date: 01 January 2021
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: Welcome! Northam Library Arts & Crafts Club Facebook Group is a friendly, inspirational online space for local people to share creations and inspirations or to just come along and enjoy what others are making.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: arts, crafts

Book Track (online)

Calling all children. Have you heard of Booktrack? Book Track is a reading scheme for children aged 6 and over to support you in developing a love of reading and your confidence in reading. What about reading 100 books? Are you up for this challenge? Then, start reading any books of your choice, collect your personal folder from Northam Library (email or telephone for appointment to collect) if you don't have one. You will be able to collect badges and stickers as you go along and we cannot wait to hear all about your progress. Reading is fun! Enjoy! Booktrack is available to do online through our website: https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/.../children-booktrack or email your book reviews to northam.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 01 January 2021
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: Calling all children. Have you heard of Booktrack? Book Track is a reading scheme for children aged 6 and over to support you in developing a love of reading and your confidence in reading. What about reading 100 books? Are you up for this challenge? Then, start reading any books of your choice, collect your personal folder from Northam Library (email or telephone for appointment to collect) if you don't have one. You will be able to collect badges and stickers as you go along and we cannot wait to hear all about your progress. Reading is fun! Enjoy! Booktrack is available to do online through our website: https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/.../children-booktrack or email your book reviews to northam.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: reading, book track

Northam Book Chat (online)

Northam Book Chat is a friendly Facebook Group where you can chat about books. What you are reading, your favourites and fun challenges like name the book from the emojis!
Date: 01 January 2021
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: Northam Book Chat is a friendly Facebook Group where you can chat about books. What you are reading, your favourites and fun challenges like name the book from the emojis!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: reading

The Braunton Bookworms

The Braunton Bookworms is our online book group. You can join by going to our Braunton Library Facebook page or doing a search on Facebook. Once you have joined you will be invited to read our chosen book and meet online to discuss it.
Date: 01 February 2021
Time: 10:00 - 20:00
Description: The Braunton Bookworms is our online book group. You can join by going to our Braunton Library Facebook page or doing a search on Facebook. Once you have joined you will be invited to read our chosen book and meet online to discuss it.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Reset. Restart: How to Thrive, Not Just Survive - 4 Week Course

Has 2020 left you feeling like your business is in survival mode? Transform your business from surviving into thriving in 2021. This 4-week course delivered by James White will help you to dig deep, take an honest look at your business and understand how you can start growing your business in a direction you want. The course is FREE through BIPC Devon, so sign up today to access a wealth of knowledge which will enable you to pivot your business and start 2021 off on the path to thriving. Thursdays for 4 weeks. Book here: https://bit.ly/3cHQ8YX
Date: 04 February 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Has 2020 left you feeling like your business is in survival mode? Transform your business from surviving into thriving in 2021. This 4-week course delivered by James White will help you to dig deep, take an honest look at your business and understand how you can start growing your business in a direction you want. The course is FREE through BIPC Devon, so sign up today to access a wealth of knowledge which will enable you to pivot your business and start 2021 off on the path to thriving. Thursdays for 4 weeks. Book here: https://bit.ly/3cHQ8YX
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

In Conversation - Author Talks

Author Talks is joined by Mel Sherratt; author of thirteen crime novels, all of which have become bestsellers. For the past four years, she has been named as one of her hometown of Stoke-on-Trent’s top 100 influential people. Senior Supervisor Karen from Exeter Library will be leading the discussion about Mel's latest book 'Good Girl'. Watch the event from Facebook. Be reminded of the event by selecting 'going' from the events page.
Date: 09 February 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Author Talks is joined by Mel Sherratt; author of thirteen crime novels, all of which have become bestsellers. For the past four years, she has been named as one of her hometown of Stoke-on-Trent’s top 100 influential people. Senior Supervisor Karen from Exeter Library will be leading the discussion about Mel's latest book 'Good Girl'. Watch the event from Facebook. Be reminded of the event by selecting 'going' from the events page.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Book Track

AVAILABLE NOW For children aged 6+. When your child reads a book email us their name, the title of the book, the author and why they liked the book; what happend in the story that you liked, or that you didn't like.You can tell us about non-fiction books, comics, ebooks or audiobooks. Contact southmolton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk, for more details or with any questions.
Date: 10 February 2021
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: AVAILABLE NOW For children aged 6+. When your child reads a book email us their name, the title of the book, the author and why they liked the book; what happend in the story that you liked, or that you didn't like.You can tell us about non-fiction books, comics, ebooks or audiobooks. Contact southmolton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk, for more details or with any questions.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Book Track

In Conversation - Author Talks

Exeter Libraries Karen will be joined by James Oswald, author of the Sunday Times-bestselling Inspector McLean series and the new DC Constance Fairchild series. James’s first two books, Natural Causes and The Book of Souls, were both short-listed for the prestigious CWA Debut Dagger Award. Bury them Deep is the tenth book in the Inspector Mclean Series. James farms Highland cows and Romney sheep by day and writes disturbing fiction by night. For more details visit our Facebook page and view the 'events' page.
Date: 16 February 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Exeter Libraries Karen will be joined by James Oswald, author of the Sunday Times-bestselling Inspector McLean series and the new DC Constance Fairchild series. James’s first two books, Natural Causes and The Book of Souls, were both short-listed for the prestigious CWA Debut Dagger Award. Bury them Deep is the tenth book in the Inspector Mclean Series. James farms Highland cows and Romney sheep by day and writes disturbing fiction by night. For more details visit our Facebook page and view the 'events' page.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Story Time SATURDAYS - FACEBOOK

Wipe the blues away and listen to children's stories read by James, Lee or Cassie. For little ones and their big ones on Saturdays at 10:30.
Date: 27 February 2021
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Wipe the blues away and listen to children's stories read by James, Lee or Cassie. For little ones and their big ones on Saturdays at 10:30.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Facebook LIVE

Bounce and Rhyme Online

We've pooled the expertise of our teams from Devon and Torbay Libraries to bring you a varied programme of Bounce & Rhyme sessions from across the county. Join in the action with songs and rhymes and enjoy meeting staff from different libraries. https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary
Date: 02 March 2021
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: We've pooled the expertise of our teams from Devon and Torbay Libraries to bring you a varied programme of Bounce & Rhyme sessions from across the county. Join in the action with songs and rhymes and enjoy meeting staff from different libraries. https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Raspberry Pi Jam Group

Are you missing our regular Raspberry Pi Jams? Join our Facebook group and share some of your ideas and projects. Find it here: https://bit.ly/3aF5dFO copy and paste the link.
Date: 02 March 2021
Time: 13:30 - 14:00
Description: Are you missing our regular Raspberry Pi Jams? Join our Facebook group and share some of your ideas and projects. Find it here: https://bit.ly/3aF5dFO copy and paste the link.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Virtual Wanderings Group Barnstaple Library Facebook

Virtual Wanderings group is for us all to stay connected, stay safe and stay active. Please share images of the beautiful world we live in as it comes alive during Spring whilst we are limited in our daily activity. All activity and pictures posted in this group are subject to government guidelines regarding social distancing and outdoor activity allowances. Please refer to the latest advice via: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Find the group on our Facebook page by copying and pasting the link: https://bit.ly/34TV0nE
Date: 03 March 2021
Time: 8:00 - 22:00
Description: Virtual Wanderings group is for us all to stay connected, stay safe and stay active. Please share images of the beautiful world we live in as it comes alive during Spring whilst we are limited in our daily activity. All activity and pictures posted in this group are subject to government guidelines regarding social distancing and outdoor activity allowances. Please refer to the latest advice via: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Find the group on our Facebook page by copying and pasting the link: https://bit.ly/34TV0nE
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme - FACEBOOK

Pre-recorded or live Bounce and Rhyme children's sing-along sessions with James each Thursday at 10:30 on our Facebook page
Date: 04 March 2021
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Pre-recorded or live Bounce and Rhyme children's sing-along sessions with James each Thursday at 10:30 on our Facebook page
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Facebook LIVE

Evening Book Club

An informal, friendly meeting where we talk about our chosen book and share recommendations for a good read. Bimonthly on Friday evening, presently being held online. Please ring Crediton Library 01363 77258 or email crediton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk for details.
Date: 05 March 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: An informal, friendly meeting where we talk about our chosen book and share recommendations for a good read. Bimonthly on Friday evening, presently being held online. Please ring Crediton Library 01363 77258 or email crediton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk for details.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Exeter Library in conversation: Fiona Gibson & Hannah Sunderland

Join Supervisor Karen from Exeter Library in conversation with authors Fiona Gibson and Hannah Sunderland. Fiona was born in a youth hostel in Yorkshire. She started working on teen magazine Jackie at age 17, then went on to join Just Seventeen and More! Fiona now lives in Scotland with her husband Jimmy, their three children and a wayward rescue collie cross called Jack. Hannah was born and bred in Sutton Coldfield, where she still lives with her menagerie of animals. She has a BA Hons degree in Fine Art and now runs her own business, a company that makes props for crime scene reconstruction. She has an obsessional love of stationery, cats and Sour Patch Kids. Fiona and Hannah will be chatting to Karen about their upcoming books Dog Share and At First Sight. Find it here: https://bit.ly/2Mhg0js
Date: 09 March 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join Supervisor Karen from Exeter Library in conversation with authors Fiona Gibson and Hannah Sunderland. Fiona was born in a youth hostel in Yorkshire. She started working on teen magazine Jackie at age 17, then went on to join Just Seventeen and More! Fiona now lives in Scotland with her husband Jimmy, their three children and a wayward rescue collie cross called Jack. Hannah was born and bred in Sutton Coldfield, where she still lives with her menagerie of animals. She has a BA Hons degree in Fine Art and now runs her own business, a company that makes props for crime scene reconstruction. She has an obsessional love of stationery, cats and Sour Patch Kids. Fiona and Hannah will be chatting to Karen about their upcoming books Dog Share and At First Sight. Find it here: https://bit.ly/2Mhg0js
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Exeter Library in conversation: Ali Benjamin

Join Karen for an in conversation event with Ali Benjamin. Ali is the author of the young adult novel The Thing About Jellyfish, an international bestseller and a National Book Award finalist. The Next Great Paulie Fink was named a top children’s book of the year by Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, the New York Public Library, and the Los Angeles Public Library. Her work has been published in more than twenty-five languages in more than thirty countries. Originally from the New York City area, she now lives in Massachusetts. Ambitious, startling, witty, and wise, Ali Benjamin’s debut adult novel offers the shock of recognition as it deftly tackles some of the biggest issues of our time. Taking inspiration from a classic Edith Wharton tale about a small-town love triangle, The Smash-Up is a wholly contemporary exploration of how the things we fail to see can fracture a life, a family, a community, and a nation. Photo: Sharona Jacobs find it here: https://bit.ly/3sfGsJx
Date: 16 March 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join Karen for an in conversation event with Ali Benjamin. Ali is the author of the young adult novel The Thing About Jellyfish, an international bestseller and a National Book Award finalist. The Next Great Paulie Fink was named a top children’s book of the year by Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, the New York Public Library, and the Los Angeles Public Library. Her work has been published in more than twenty-five languages in more than thirty countries. Originally from the New York City area, she now lives in Massachusetts. Ambitious, startling, witty, and wise, Ali Benjamin’s debut adult novel offers the shock of recognition as it deftly tackles some of the biggest issues of our time. Taking inspiration from a classic Edith Wharton tale about a small-town love triangle, The Smash-Up is a wholly contemporary exploration of how the things we fail to see can fracture a life, a family, a community, and a nation. Photo: Sharona Jacobs find it here: https://bit.ly/3sfGsJx
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Max's Marvellous Book Munchers Book Club

Meet together to chat about the book club choice and other books you have been reading. Join in activities and have fun! Age 9-12. Meets every 6 weeks on a Friday, presently online. Please ring Crediton Library 01363 77258 or email crediton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk for details.
Date: 19 March 2021
Time: 16:00 - 16:45
Description: Meet together to chat about the book club choice and other books you have been reading. Join in activities and have fun! Age 9-12. Meets every 6 weeks on a Friday, presently online. Please ring Crediton Library 01363 77258 or email crediton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk for details.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Exeter Library in conversation: Felicia Yap

Join Exeter Library's Karen for an in conversation with Felicia Yap. Felicia grew up in Kuala Lumpur. She read biochemistry at Imperial College London, followed by a doctorate in history (and a half-blue in competitive ballroom dancing) at Cambridge University. She has written for The Economist and the Business Times. She has also been a radioactive-cell biologist, a war historian, a university lecturer, a technology journalist, a theatre critic, a flea-market trader and a catwalk model. Felicia's debut thriller Yesterday has been translated into multiple languages around the world. She will be chatting to Karen about her second novel Fuure Perfect, published in March. find it here:
Date: 23 March 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join Exeter Library's Karen for an in conversation with Felicia Yap. Felicia grew up in Kuala Lumpur. She read biochemistry at Imperial College London, followed by a doctorate in history (and a half-blue in competitive ballroom dancing) at Cambridge University. She has written for The Economist and the Business Times. She has also been a radioactive-cell biologist, a war historian, a university lecturer, a technology journalist, a theatre critic, a flea-market trader and a catwalk model. Felicia's debut thriller Yesterday has been translated into multiple languages around the world. She will be chatting to Karen about her second novel Fuure Perfect, published in March. find it here:
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Poetry Corner

This is an online event for now. A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 27 March 2021
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: This is an online event for now. A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

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