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In Conversation - Virtual Night In
Exeter Library and Books In The City present an In Conversation Virtual Night In. Join Laura Bambrey, Simon Booker, Jackie Fraser & Florence Keeling, in conversation with Karen from Exeter Library.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/ExeterLibrary'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 26 October 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Exeter Library and Books In The City present an In Conversation Virtual Night In. Join Laura Bambrey, Simon Booker, Jackie Fraser & Florence Keeling, in conversation with Karen from Exeter Library.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online Author Event
In Conversation with Phillipa Ashley, Sue Moorcroft & Bella Osborne
Join us for a bumper online In Conversation event with authors Phillipa Ashley, Sue Moorcroft and Bella Osborne. Exeter Library's Karen will be chatting to these best selling authors all about their new summer reads.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/554395735546896/'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 17 August 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join us for a bumper online In Conversation event with authors Phillipa Ashley, Sue Moorcroft and Bella Osborne. Exeter Library's Karen will be chatting to these best selling authors all about their new summer reads.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online Author Event
In Conversation with Julie Anderson
Join Exeter Library's Karen for an online In Conversation event with author Julie Anderson.</br> Julie Anderson worked in Westminster and Whitehall for a variety of government departments and agencies, including the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. This informed her first successful political thriller,' Plague'. She is currently writing the third in the series of novels featuring investigator Cassandra Fortune.</br></br> For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://fb.me/e/4oCbjxGfl'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 03 August 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join Exeter Library's Karen for an online In Conversation event with author Julie Anderson.
Julie Anderson worked in Westminster and Whitehall for a variety of government departments and agencies, including the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. This informed her first successful political thriller,' Plague'. She is currently writing the third in the series of novels featuring investigator Cassandra Fortune.

For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online Author Event
In Conversation with Kate Rhodes
Join us for an online In Conversation event with author Kate Rhodes. Kate will be chatting to Exeter Library's Karen about Pulpit Rock, the fourth novel in the series set on the windswept Scilly Isles.</br></br> About Pulpit Rock: As the scorching summer sun covers the small Scilly island of St Mary’s, DI Ben Kitto and his team are training for the annual swimathon. But their morning session comes to a climactic end when they discover a body hanging from Pulpit Rock. The victim has been dressed in a bridal gown, and Ben quickly realises that a dark and sinister killer is at large on the island.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/1613659468844148/'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 16 July 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join us for an online In Conversation event with author Kate Rhodes. Kate will be chatting to Exeter Library's Karen about Pulpit Rock, the fourth novel in the series set on the windswept Scilly Isles.

About Pulpit Rock: As the scorching summer sun covers the small Scilly island of St Mary’s, DI Ben Kitto and his team are training for the annual swimathon. But their morning session comes to a climactic end when they discover a body hanging from Pulpit Rock. The victim has been dressed in a bridal gown, and Ben quickly realises that a dark and sinister killer is at large on the island.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online Author Event
In Conversation with Elodie Harper & Jennifer Saint
Join us for a double bill In Conversation event online, with Elodie Harper and Jennifer Saint as they chat about their new books 'The Wolf Den' and 'Ariadne'.</br></br> Elodie Harper is a TV journalist and prize-winning short story writer. Her story 'Wild Swimming' won the 2016 Bazaar of Bad Dreams short story competition, which was judged by Stephen King.</br></br> Due to a lifelong fascination with Ancient Greek mythology, Jennifer Saint read Classical Studies at King’s College, London. She spent the next thirteen years as an English teacher, sharing a love of literature and creative writing with her students. Ariadne is her first novel and she is working on another retelling of ancient myth for her second.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/912754795933932/'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 06 July 2021
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Description: Join us for a double bill In Conversation event online, with Elodie Harper and Jennifer Saint as they chat about their new books 'The Wolf Den' and 'Ariadne'.

Elodie Harper is a TV journalist and prize-winning short story writer. Her story 'Wild Swimming' won the 2016 Bazaar of Bad Dreams short story competition, which was judged by Stephen King.

Due to a lifelong fascination with Ancient Greek mythology, Jennifer Saint read Classical Studies at King’s College, London. She spent the next thirteen years as an English teacher, sharing a love of literature and creative writing with her students. Ariadne is her first novel and she is working on another retelling of ancient myth for her second.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online Author Event
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: 02 July 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:
In Conversation with Ed O’Loughlin
Join us for an online In Conversation with writer Ed O'Loughlin talking about his new novel 'This Eden'. Fast-moving, exhilarating and tense, 'This Eden' is both a classic spy novel and speculative fiction for the here and the now.</br> Ed grew up in Kildare town, Ireland, where he moved from his native Toronto, Canada, aged six. His first novel, 'Not Untrue & Not Unkind' was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2009 and shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. Ed lives in Dublin with his wife and two children.</br></br> For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://fb.me/e/26K04rahB'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 29 June 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join us for an online In Conversation with writer Ed O'Loughlin talking about his new novel 'This Eden'. Fast-moving, exhilarating and tense, 'This Eden' is both a classic spy novel and speculative fiction for the here and the now.
Ed grew up in Kildare town, Ireland, where he moved from his native Toronto, Canada, aged six. His first novel, 'Not Untrue & Not Unkind' was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2009 and shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. Ed lives in Dublin with his wife and two children.

For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Exeter Library In Conversation
In Conversation with Jane Corry
Join Exeter Library's Karen for an online In Conversation event with Sunday Times best selling author Jane Corry, chatting about her new book 'The Lies We Tell', which will be published on the 24 June 2021.</br> Jane is a former magazine journalist who spent three years working as the writer-in-residence of a high security prison for men. This often-hair-raising experience helped inspire her Sunday Times-bestselling psychological thrillers, My Husband's Wife, Blood Sisters, The Dead Ex and I Looked Away, which have been published in more than 35 countries.</br></br> For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://fb.me/e/d1Eo0mvP8'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 22 June 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join Exeter Library's Karen for an online In Conversation event with Sunday Times best selling author Jane Corry, chatting about her new book 'The Lies We Tell', which will be published on the 24 June 2021.
Jane is a former magazine journalist who spent three years working as the writer-in-residence of a high security prison for men. This often-hair-raising experience helped inspire her Sunday Times-bestselling psychological thrillers, My Husband's Wife, Blood Sisters, The Dead Ex and I Looked Away, which have been published in more than 35 countries.

For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Exeter Library In Conversation
The Misadventures of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Library
Get It Loud in Libraries has been bringing the best emerging and established artists to play gigs in libraries across the UK.</br></br> From Adele to Florence + The Machine, Jessie J to Disclosure, Young Fathers to Marina And the Diamonds and Ellie Goulding to The Vaccines.</br></br> Join us throughout the day from 2pm as we screen the premiere of a special behind-the-scenes documentary for Make Music Day UK 2021 that charts their unforgettable misadventures.</br></br> <a href='https://makemusicday.co.uk/'>makemusicday.co.uk/</a> </br></br> <a href='https://getitloudinlibraries.com/'>getitloudinlibraries.com/</a> </br></br>
Date: 21 June 2021
Time: 14:00 - 18:00
Description: Get It Loud in Libraries has been bringing the best emerging and established artists to play gigs in libraries across the UK.

From Adele to Florence + The Machine, Jessie J to Disclosure, Young Fathers to Marina And the Diamonds and Ellie Goulding to The Vaccines.

Join us throughout the day from 2pm as we screen the premiere of a special behind-the-scenes documentary for Make Music Day UK 2021 that charts their unforgettable misadventures.

makemusicday.co.uk/

getitloudinlibraries.com/

Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Make Music Day UK 2021
Story Time SATURDAYS - FACEBOOK
Wipe the blues away and listen to children's stories read by James, Lee, Cassie or Kat. For little ones and their big ones on Saturdays at 10:30.
Date: 19 June 2021
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Wipe the blues away and listen to children's stories read by James, Lee, Cassie or Kat. For little ones and their big ones on Saturdays at 10:30.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Facebook LIVE
Poetry Corner
This is an online event for now,. A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 19 June 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:
Storytime Online
Online Storytime for young readers is live every Saturday at 11am. Cuddle up with your little ones and enjoy a fun tale or two read by a friendly librarian.</br></br> Join us live on Facebook <a href='https://www.facebook.com/ExeterLibrary'>here</a>.</br></br>
Date: 19 June 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Online Storytime for young readers is live every Saturday at 11am. Cuddle up with your little ones and enjoy a fun tale or two read by a friendly librarian.

Join us live on Facebook here.

Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online
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: 17 June 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
Dartmouth Library Book Club Postponed Until Further Notice
Meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month. If you feel “Stuck in a rut” with your book choices we hope to introduce you to new authors and broaden your reading experience. For enthusiastic readers.
Date: 17 June 2021
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Description: Meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month. If you feel “Stuck in a rut” with your book choices we hope to introduce you to new authors and broaden your reading experience. For enthusiastic readers.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce and Rhyme Online
Treat your little ones to a bounce and sing song, every Tuesday at 11am.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/ExeterLibrary'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 15 June 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Description: Treat your little ones to a bounce and sing song, every Tuesday at 11am.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online
Bounce & 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. Find this event and others at https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events
Date: 15 June 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
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. Find this event and others at https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events
Audience: Under 5
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: 11 June 2021
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
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:
Half Term Family Poetry Trail at Northam Burrows
This Poetry Pin event is a fantastic family poetry trail led by the renowned expert Chris Jelley. Get inspired by the beautiful Burrows and join us with your family on Friday June 4th 1pm or 3pm, email northam.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or call 01237 475111 to book a place. You can have fun exploring Northam Burrows through a poet’s eyes. Read and write poems inspired by the local wildlife and landscape and learn how to ‘pin’ them onto a website for all to read and enjoy. Places are strictly limited and cost £5 per family which includes FREE entry for one car to Northam Burrows.
Date: 04 June 2021
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Description: This Poetry Pin event is a fantastic family poetry trail led by the renowned expert Chris Jelley. Get inspired by the beautiful Burrows and join us with your family on Friday June 4th 1pm or 3pm, email northam.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or call 01237 475111 to book a place. You can have fun exploring Northam Burrows through a poet’s eyes. Read and write poems inspired by the local wildlife and landscape and learn how to ‘pin’ them onto a website for all to read and enjoy. Places are strictly limited and cost £5 per family which includes FREE entry for one car to Northam Burrows.
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme:
VIP Book Group
Meeting on the 1st Thursday of every month at Guildhall. The Visually Impaired Book Club offers an opportunity to discuss books (supplied as audiobook or large print book) in an informal and supportive atmosphere. Organised in partnership with Dartmouth Caring, refreshments are supplied and transport may be available. There will be occasional visits from healthcare experts
Date: 03 June 2021
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Meeting on the 1st Thursday of every month at Guildhall. The Visually Impaired Book Club offers an opportunity to discuss books (supplied as audiobook or large print book) in an informal and supportive atmosphere. Organised in partnership with Dartmouth Caring, refreshments are supplied and transport may be available. There will be occasional visits from healthcare experts
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
Cancelled Until Further Notice Lego Club
Do you love Lego? Then come and join our themed builds: take part in a teamwork project or let your imagination fly on your own creation! Join us every other Tuesday.
Date: 11 January 2021
Time: 15:45 - 16:45
Description: Do you love Lego? Then come and join our themed builds: take part in a teamwork project or let your imagination fly on your own creation! Join us every other Tuesday.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:
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