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Space Chase Treasure Hunt

From 26th July to 31st August. Hunt around the Library for the Space Chase characters. One entry per child. At the end of the summer, we will announce 3 winners, each receiving a £5 WHSmith voucher. During opening hours.
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Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: From 26th July to 31st August. Hunt around the Library for the Space Chase characters. One entry per child. At the end of the summer, we will announce 3 winners, each receiving a £5 WHSmith voucher. During opening hours.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Who's Who Competition

A competition for the whole family, test your book character knowledge by identifying as many of the characters as you can. From 27th July to 21st September. £1 per entry. First prize is a £20 One4all gift card with a runners-up prize of a £10 One4all gift card.
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Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: A competition for the whole family, test your book character knowledge by identifying as many of the characters as you can. From 27th July to 21st September. £1 per entry. First prize is a £20 One4all gift card with a runners-up prize of a £10 One4all gift card.
Audience: All
Cost: £1.00
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Summer Reading Challenge

Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge from Sat 13th July to Sat 7th September at the library. It's completely free to take part and there are stickers to collect as you go plus a medal and certificate at the end. The challenge is primarily aimed at children 4+ years. This year's theme is Space Chase and our launch day on Sat 13th will include space activities, space Lego Club and games on the Wii.
Date: 13 July 2019
Time: 9:00 - 16:00
Description: Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge from Sat 13th July to Sat 7th September at the library. It's completely free to take part and there are stickers to collect as you go plus a medal and certificate at the end. The challenge is primarily aimed at children 4+ years. This year's theme is Space Chase and our launch day on Sat 13th will include space activities, space Lego Club and games on the Wii.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Summer Reading Challenge SPACE CHASE LAUNCH

Get ready for lift off at the library! Collect your SPACE CHASE starter pack for an out-of-this-world reading adventure over the summer. Join in with our space crafting activity from 10.30-12.15. See you there!
Date: 13 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Description: Get ready for lift off at the library! Collect your SPACE CHASE starter pack for an out-of-this-world reading adventure over the summer. Join in with our space crafting activity from 10.30-12.15. See you there!
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Reading

Story Time

Come and listen to stories read by James, Cassie or Joe. For little ones and their big ones. Also on Fridays at 10:15.
Date: 15 July 2019
Time: 14:15 - 14:45
Description: Come and listen to stories read by James, Cassie or Joe. For little ones and their big ones. Also on Fridays at 10:15.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

Bring your baby or toddler to our popular Bounce and Rhyme session. We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce and shout and generally have a great time!
Date: 19 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Bring your baby or toddler to our popular Bounce and Rhyme session. We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce and shout and generally have a great time!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Family Space Quiz - all through the holidays

Try our family space quiz, only 50p - prizes to be announced !
Date: 20 July 2019
Time: 9:00 - 13:00
Description: Try our family space quiz, only 50p - prizes to be announced !
Audience: All
Cost: 50p
Theme: Books

Hunt the Space Chase Characters

Activity throughout the holidays. Find the characters from Space Chase hidden round the library ! All participants entered into prize draw.
Date: 20 July 2019
Time: 9:00 - 13:00
Description: Activity throughout the holidays. Find the characters from Space Chase hidden round the library ! All participants entered into prize draw.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Books

Poetry Corner

A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 20 July 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Writing Group: Writing for Children

If you write for children come along to our group where we will support one another's writing and share information.
Date: 20 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: If you write for children come along to our group where we will support one another's writing and share information.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Meet the author Kathryn Haydon

Meet local Devon author Kathryn Haydon at Exeter Library. Free event, no need to book, just drop in and have a chat about Kathryn's books.
Date: 21 July 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Meet local Devon author Kathryn Haydon at Exeter Library. Free event, no need to book, just drop in and have a chat about Kathryn's books.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Drag Queen Storytime: Mama G!

A brand new all-singing, partial-dancing, storytelling extravaganza for the whole family. Free drop-in event.
Date: 22 July 2019
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Description: A brand new all-singing, partial-dancing, storytelling extravaganza for the whole family. Free drop-in event.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

ESOL-Friendly Book Group

An ESOL-friendly Book Group for readers of English as a second language. If you would like to join our group, just ask a member of staff at Exeter Library for a copy of the book to read and come along. We will be discussing ‘Too Good To Be True’ by Ann Cleeves. For more information contact : louise.tingle@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 22 July 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: An ESOL-friendly Book Group for readers of English as a second language. If you would like to join our group, just ask a member of staff at Exeter Library for a copy of the book to read and come along. We will be discussing ‘Too Good To Be True’ by Ann Cleeves. For more information contact : louise.tingle@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Author Visit: Michael Jecks

Michael joins us for a talk and Q&A on his latest book, The Dead Don't Wait. This book, the fourth in Michael's Jack Blackjack series, follows the disreputable pickpocket and reluctant assassin as he tries to escape an accusation of murder. Michael will talk about his books, his career and the life of a writer in the 21st Century. Tickets must be booked in advance from the Library and include afternoon tea. There will be books for sale from Waterstones at the event.
Date: 23 July 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Michael joins us for a talk and Q&A on his latest book, The Dead Don't Wait. This book, the fourth in Michael's Jack Blackjack series, follows the disreputable pickpocket and reluctant assassin as he tries to escape an accusation of murder. Michael will talk about his books, his career and the life of a writer in the 21st Century. Tickets must be booked in advance from the Library and include afternoon tea. There will be books for sale from Waterstones at the event.
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme:

Bounce & Rhyme

Every Tuesday come along to share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies and toddlers. This is a free drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is run in partnership with the Estuary League of Friends. This will be the final session before the school summer holidays. We will be back in September 2019!
Date: 23 July 2019
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Every Tuesday come along to share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies and toddlers. This is a free drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is run in partnership with the Estuary League of Friends. This will be the final session before the school summer holidays. We will be back in September 2019!
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Virginia Baily author talk

Virginia Baily will be talking about her latest book,
Date: 23 July 2019
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Description: Virginia Baily will be talking about her latest book, "The Fourth Shore". The fourth shore refers to the sliver of fertile land along the Tripoli coast where in 1929 Liliana Cattaneo arrives from Rome, on a ship filled with eager colonists, to join her brother and his new wife. Liliana becomes enmeshed in a dark liaison which has terrible consequences for both her and those she loves most. Tickets cost £3 to include wine or a soft drink. Tickets from the library or on 01395443245 or by email budleigh.library@ librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: All
Cost: £3.50
Theme: Literature

Storytime

Bring your little ones and listen to a variety of children's stories. Every Wednesday morning.
Date: 24 July 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Bring your little ones and listen to a variety of children's stories. Every Wednesday morning.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Archie the Space Dog

One small paw, one giant leap! Meet Archie the Space Dog. Local author Jo Earlam will read from her illustrated picture book for 4 to 7-year-olds about a tiny terrier with short legs and a funny face, who has a big dream of going to the moon. Plus meet the real life terrier Archie, who inspired the book. To book a place call 512192, pop in or message us on Facebook.
Date: 25 July 2019
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Description: One small paw, one giant leap! Meet Archie the Space Dog. Local author Jo Earlam will read from her illustrated picture book for 4 to 7-year-olds about a tiny terrier with short legs and a funny face, who has a big dream of going to the moon. Plus meet the real life terrier Archie, who inspired the book. To book a place call 512192, pop in or message us on Facebook.
Audience: Child
Cost: £1.00
Theme:

Book Club

The Book Club meets monthly every 4th Thursday of the month. Come and chat over Tea and biscuits. This month we have been reading The Small Hand- A Ghost Story by Susan Hill. New members are always welcome- do come along!
Date: 25 July 2019
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Description: The Book Club meets monthly every 4th Thursday of the month. Come and chat over Tea and biscuits. This month we have been reading The Small Hand- A Ghost Story by Susan Hill. New members are always welcome- do come along!
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

Bring your baby or toddler to our popular Bounce and Rhyme session. We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce and shout and generally have a great time!
Date: 25 July 2019
Time: 9:45 - 10:15
Description: Bring your baby or toddler to our popular Bounce and Rhyme session. We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce and shout and generally have a great time!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

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