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Active Life, Active Mind

During January, the 50 libraries across Devon and four libraries in Torbay will be hosting events and activities designed to get people of all ages exercising their mind, body and soul. Our annual, month long programme sees over 250 events taking place across the county, including meditation, interactive sound games, chair yoga, blood pressure checks, dance fitness sessions, singing for wellbeing, craft for adults, Dementia Friends sessions, Torbay Climate Action, Zumba and much more. Copy and paste the following link into your internet browser to see the Devon Libraries taking part: https://padlet.com/colin_bray/1pzfi89fbv2g
Date: 02 January 2020
Time: 9:00 - 18:00
Description: During January, the 50 libraries across Devon and four libraries in Torbay will be hosting events and activities designed to get people of all ages exercising their mind, body and soul. Our annual, month long programme sees over 250 events taking place across the county, including meditation, interactive sound games, chair yoga, blood pressure checks, dance fitness sessions, singing for wellbeing, craft for adults, Dementia Friends sessions, Torbay Climate Action, Zumba and much more. Copy and paste the following link into your internet browser to see the Devon Libraries taking part: https://padlet.com/colin_bray/1pzfi89fbv2g
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life, Active Mind

Bird Treasure Hunt

Throughout January look for the birds hidden around the library, learn some amazing facts. For all ages. See the library desk for details.
Date: 03 January 2020
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: Throughout January look for the birds hidden around the library, learn some amazing facts. For all ages. See the library desk for details.
Audience: Child
Cost: 50p
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Mindfulness Table (Throughout January)

Throughout January, we'll have our Mindfulness Table set up for #ActiveLifeActiveMind. Chill out with puzzles, jigsaws and colouring.
Date: 03 January 2020
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: Throughout January, we'll have our Mindfulness Table set up for #ActiveLifeActiveMind. Chill out with puzzles, jigsaws and colouring.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Better Together

A group promoting well-being and helping you connect with the community. There for you if you just need to talk to someone or have some company, perhaps you're new to the area and would like advice on what's going on. We can't promise to have the answers but we can promise to listen with a cup of tea or coffee. Every Thursday morning.
Date: 09 January 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: A group promoting well-being and helping you connect with the community. There for you if you just need to talk to someone or have some company, perhaps you're new to the area and would like advice on what's going on. We can't promise to have the answers but we can promise to listen with a cup of tea or coffee. Every Thursday morning.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Active Life Active Mind: Baby Massage

Baby massage for babies and toddlers aged 6 weeks to 3 years. Pop in, telephone or email to reserve a place
Date: 13 January 2020
Time: 13:30 - 14:30
Description: Baby massage for babies and toddlers aged 6 weeks to 3 years. Pop in, telephone or email to reserve a place
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

ELITE TRAINING Computer Course

Want to find out more online? Bring your own tablet/laptop or use those provided. BOOKING FOR BOTH SESSIONS IS ESSENTIAL
Date: 14 January 2020
Time: 13:00 - 15:30
Description: Want to find out more online? Bring your own tablet/laptop or use those provided. BOOKING FOR BOTH SESSIONS IS ESSENTIAL
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Memory Cafe

Memory café Memory café is run by Dartmouth Caring, a friendly and informal meeting for people with memory problems and their families. Meetings are weekly, but on the first Tuesday of each month Dartmouth Library is offering a Book Club with shared reading of poems and short extracts from books with a ‘feel good’ factor.
Date: 14 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Memory café Memory café is run by Dartmouth Caring, a friendly and informal meeting for people with memory problems and their families. Meetings are weekly, but on the first Tuesday of each month Dartmouth Library is offering a Book Club with shared reading of poems and short extracts from books with a ‘feel good’ factor.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

FREE Tai Chi and Qigong Class (and then every Wednesday)

Tai Chi has positive effects on posture, balance, concentration and quality of life in general, reducing tension and stress. It can be practiced by anyone regardless of age or level of fitness. Qigong is closely related to Tai Chi, specifically helping energy, health and strength. First session FREE and continues weekly thereafter.
Date: 15 January 2020
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Tai Chi has positive effects on posture, balance, concentration and quality of life in general, reducing tension and stress. It can be practiced by anyone regardless of age or level of fitness. Qigong is closely related to Tai Chi, specifically helping energy, health and strength. First session FREE and continues weekly thereafter.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Active Life Active Mind CommuniTEA

Chat with Rose over a cup of tea, about the project Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Roots
Date: 16 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Description: Chat with Rose over a cup of tea, about the project Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Roots
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Sustainable Sundays

The Friends of Crediton Library welcome local families and friends to these new monthly community events with shared tea & refreshments, talks & ideas and collaborative projects. Sustainable Sundays will take place at Crediton Library on the 3rd Sunday of the month 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm starting next Sunday, 19th January. If you would like to share ideas to improve our sustainable behaviour and help create proposals for local decision makers then please come along. Please also bring home-made food to share. The sessions are free but donations are welcome for Friends of Crediton Library projects.
Date: 19 January 2020
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Description: The Friends of Crediton Library welcome local families and friends to these new monthly community events with shared tea & refreshments, talks & ideas and collaborative projects. Sustainable Sundays will take place at Crediton Library on the 3rd Sunday of the month 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm starting next Sunday, 19th January. If you would like to share ideas to improve our sustainable behaviour and help create proposals for local decision makers then please come along. Please also bring home-made food to share. The sessions are free but donations are welcome for Friends of Crediton Library projects.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

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, donations welcome
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Become a Dementia Friend

Dementia Friends visit. A session for all . Please let us know if you would like to attend as numbers are limited to 15. Monday January 20th - 7pm - FREE With refreshments St Thomas Library 01392 407061 stthomas.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 20 January 2020
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Dementia Friends visit. A session for all . Please let us know if you would like to attend as numbers are limited to 15. Monday January 20th - 7pm - FREE With refreshments St Thomas Library 01392 407061 stthomas.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life, Active Mind

Bounce and Rhyme

A lively event on term-time Mondays, singing songs and enjoying stories, for pre-schoolers and their carers. Two sessions run by Sure Start: Crawlers @ 10.00 - 10.30, Walkers @ 11.00 - 11.30
Date: 20 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Description: A lively event on term-time Mondays, singing songs and enjoying stories, for pre-schoolers and their carers. Two sessions run by Sure Start: Crawlers @ 10.00 - 10.30, Walkers @ 11.00 - 11.30
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Herbalism- Postponed to be rearranged

A short talk about herbalism with Q & A session at the end.
Date: 20 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: A short talk about herbalism with Q & A session at the end.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Singing for the Brain

Come and sing well known songs in a friendly group. All welcome but mainly aimed at helping people experiencing difficulties with memory. Turn up on the day or call us the book a place. For more information, please message us, or call 01626 774646, or email teignmouth.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk.
Date: 20 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and sing well known songs in a friendly group. All welcome but mainly aimed at helping people experiencing difficulties with memory. Turn up on the day or call us the book a place. For more information, please message us, or call 01626 774646, or email teignmouth.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Yoga Taster Session

A free yoga session as part of Active Life, Active Mind. Booking essential - please contact Ottery St Mary Library to book your place.
Date: 20 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: A free yoga session as part of Active Life, Active Mind. Booking essential - please contact Ottery St Mary Library to book your place.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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

ELITE TRAINING Computer Course

Want to find out more online? Bring your own laptop/tablet or use those provided. BOOKING FOR BOTH SESSIONS IS ESSENTIAL
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 13:00 - 15:30
Description: Want to find out more online? Bring your own laptop/tablet or use those provided. BOOKING FOR BOTH SESSIONS IS ESSENTIAL
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Health Walk

Meet at the library for a short walk which will encompass Exmouth estuary and docks. All walking abilities welcome and refreshments will be provided at the library at the end of the walk. No advanced booking required.
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 10:15 - 11:30
Description: Meet at the library for a short walk which will encompass Exmouth estuary and docks. All walking abilities welcome and refreshments will be provided at the library at the end of the walk. No advanced booking required.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life, Active Mind

Keep Calm & Colour In

Adult colouring club held every Tuesday during term time. Colouring sheets and pens provided or bring your own if you prefer. Refreshments provided. Just turn up!
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Description: Adult colouring club held every Tuesday during term time. Colouring sheets and pens provided or bring your own if you prefer. Refreshments provided. Just turn up!
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

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