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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
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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
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Knit and Mix

Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 22 July 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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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
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Board Game Cafe

New weekly Board Game Café group. Bring a friend or make new ones at this informal, friendly, free, drop in session for board game enthusiasts. Bring your own favorite game or choose from our selection as you enjoy a hot drink. No need to book, just drop by! Library Foyer.
Date: 23 July 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: New weekly Board Game Café group. Bring a friend or make new ones at this informal, friendly, free, drop in session for board game enthusiasts. Bring your own favorite game or choose from our selection as you enjoy a hot drink. No need to book, just drop by! Library Foyer.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Open Access Code-a-pillars at the Barnstaple FabLab

Come enjoy an awesome open access play with our Code-a-pillars! There will be a few obstacles for you to practice the code-a-pillars moves on and hopefully you will reach the finish line. For all Ages and free but donations are welcome. Drop in at any time during 10 am until 1pm. Please note that booking onto this workshop isn't required but it will help us manage numbers.To book visit here: https://bit.ly/2LtareI (image courtesy of Maurizio Pesce from Milan, Italia) Licensed under creative commons 2.0)
Date: 23 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Come enjoy an awesome open access play with our Code-a-pillars! There will be a few obstacles for you to practice the code-a-pillars moves on and hopefully you will reach the finish line. For all Ages and free but donations are welcome. Drop in at any time during 10 am until 1pm. Please note that booking onto this workshop isn't required but it will help us manage numbers.To book visit here: https://bit.ly/2LtareI (image courtesy of Maurizio Pesce from Milan, Italia) Licensed under creative commons 2.0)
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Barnstaple Work Club

Free, friendly, independent drop-in service. Job search, support with CVs and job applications, IT courses, support and email account set up.
Date: 24 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Free, friendly, independent drop-in service. Job search, support with CVs and job applications, IT courses, support and email account set up.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Colouring and Coffee

Colouring for grown-ups. A friendly group and a nice way to relax for a couple of hours. Tea and coffee for a small donation. All materials supplied.
Date: 24 July 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Colouring for grown-ups. A friendly group and a nice way to relax for a couple of hours. Tea and coffee for a small donation. All materials supplied.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Computer Assistance

Assistance with technology for those needing extra help. One to One sessions. To book please call 01271 318780 or come in to the library.
Date: 24 July 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Assistance with technology for those needing extra help. One to One sessions. To book please call 01271 318780 or come in to the library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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An Introduction to the Business and IP Centre Barnstaple

There are a number of dates to book please visit here: https://bit.ly/2OxEKR3 to see the other dates and times available. Wondering whether to start your own business? Come to us for some advice: An introduction to the Business & Intellectual Property (IP) Centre - find out how to start or grow your business. This appointment is for anyone who is thinking about starting up or has recently started up a business. A member of the library staff can show you how to look for business information, market research, and intellectual property advice. The session consists of - a 25 minute appointment with one of the Barnstaple Library team who will introduce the services available in the centre and signpost you to business support resources. a 25 minute telephone appointment with Stephens Scown Intellectual Property team at a mutually convenient time. We look forward to welcoming you to the centre!
Date: 25 July 2019
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: There are a number of dates to book please visit here: https://bit.ly/2OxEKR3 to see the other dates and times available. Wondering whether to start your own business? Come to us for some advice: An introduction to the Business & Intellectual Property (IP) Centre - find out how to start or grow your business. This appointment is for anyone who is thinking about starting up or has recently started up a business. A member of the library staff can show you how to look for business information, market research, and intellectual property advice. The session consists of - a 25 minute appointment with one of the Barnstaple Library team who will introduce the services available in the centre and signpost you to business support resources. a 25 minute telephone appointment with Stephens Scown Intellectual Property team at a mutually convenient time. We look forward to welcoming you to the centre!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Live High Altitude Balloon Tracking and Screening

High Altitude Ballooning is an activity that involves sending an unmanned probe into near space, to capture images and to record data. Dates and timings for this event are subject to receiving Civil Aviation authority, weather and technical difficulty of course. We are planning to start our screening at the time above. Barnstaple Library will show the live tracking map as well as the SSDV page which will show photos captured. Don't miss out on this amazing free insight into near space!
Date: 26 July 2019
Time: 9:45 - 11:00
Description: High Altitude Ballooning is an activity that involves sending an unmanned probe into near space, to capture images and to record data. Dates and timings for this event are subject to receiving Civil Aviation authority, weather and technical difficulty of course. We are planning to start our screening at the time above. Barnstaple Library will show the live tracking map as well as the SSDV page which will show photos captured. Don't miss out on this amazing free insight into near space!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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FREE film show! Incredibles 2

Join us for a screening of Incredibles 2 sponsored by Loosemore Chartered Building Company The film has a PG certificate and running time is approx. 114 minutes. Refreshments will be on sale. Booking essential.
Date: 29 July 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Join us for a screening of Incredibles 2 sponsored by Loosemore Chartered Building Company The film has a PG certificate and running time is approx. 114 minutes. Refreshments will be on sale. Booking essential.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge - Space Chase

Paper Alien Vibrating Robot Barnstaple FabLab

Choose from a few alien paper templates, then build and decorate to create your very own alien. Using a Fizzbit Module we will turn it into a vibrating robot that can now battle, dance and race around! Shall we have some space chase fun? For ages 4+ £15 as this includes the Fizzbit Module that can be taken home and used to build numerous vibrating robots. Book here: https://bit.ly/2XKGDB0 Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 16th of July to allow for material ordering.
Date: 29 July 2019
Time: 14:30 - 16:30
Description: Choose from a few alien paper templates, then build and decorate to create your very own alien. Using a Fizzbit Module we will turn it into a vibrating robot that can now battle, dance and race around! Shall we have some space chase fun? For ages 4+ £15 as this includes the Fizzbit Module that can be taken home and used to build numerous vibrating robots. Book here: https://bit.ly/2XKGDB0 Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 16th of July to allow for material ordering.
Audience: Child
Cost: Please see event description
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge - Space Chase

1 on 1 Barnstaple FabLab Taster Sessions

Are you interested in using the FabLab or unsure what a FabLab is? Then book a taster session and see what you can make. The possibilities are endless. These sessions are for 10yrs plus which is an amazing opportunity as you cannot become a member of the FabLab under 16, so these taster sessions will allow the freedom of trying anything you want. What are you waiting for, for £10 it's a bargain! Book here: https://bit.ly/323WU3n Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 30th of August.
Date: 31 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:30
Description: Are you interested in using the FabLab or unsure what a FabLab is? Then book a taster session and see what you can make. The possibilities are endless. These sessions are for 10yrs plus which is an amazing opportunity as you cannot become a member of the FabLab under 16, so these taster sessions will allow the freedom of trying anything you want. What are you waiting for, for £10 it's a bargain! Book here: https://bit.ly/323WU3n Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 30th of August.
Audience: Child
Cost: £10.00
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The Plough Theatre Workshop – Aliens Love Underpants

Come along to bring this silly story to life through drama using fun props and costume with The Plough Theatre. Suitable for ages 3-6. Book and pay at the library.
Date: 01 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Description: Come along to bring this silly story to life through drama using fun props and costume with The Plough Theatre. Suitable for ages 3-6. Book and pay at the library.
Audience: Child
Cost: £6.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge : Space Chase

Writing Group: Ideas Gang

Each Month the workshop is led by a different member of the group, giving a variety of writing experiences. Different forms and genres are covered and plenty of time is given for writing practice on the day
Date: 03 August 2019
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Description: Each Month the workshop is led by a different member of the group, giving a variety of writing experiences. Different forms and genres are covered and plenty of time is given for writing practice on the day
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Space Lab Pop-up Planetarium Multiple sessions

Join us at Barnstaple Library for an exciting virtual trip to outer space without leaving the library! Inside the Space Lab, the sophisticated planetarium projector projects the beautiful starry and moonlit night sky. There are several sessions during the times above, 9.30, 11.00, 12.30 and 2.00pm. The talks are all conducted in the exciting environment of the planetarium right inside the library. Suitable for 5-12s. Sessions must be booked in advance and paid for at time of booking. Call in to Barnstaple Library to book. Adults must pay as well.
Date: 05 August 2019
Time: 9:30 - 15:00
Description: Join us at Barnstaple Library for an exciting virtual trip to outer space without leaving the library! Inside the Space Lab, the sophisticated planetarium projector projects the beautiful starry and moonlit night sky. There are several sessions during the times above, 9.30, 11.00, 12.30 and 2.00pm. The talks are all conducted in the exciting environment of the planetarium right inside the library. Suitable for 5-12s. Sessions must be booked in advance and paid for at time of booking. Call in to Barnstaple Library to book. Adults must pay as well.
Audience: Child
Cost: £3.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge : Space Chase

Children’s drop-in crafts

come and have fun with a variety of craft activities. No need to book, just drop in during the times above.
Date: 06 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: come and have fun with a variety of craft activities. No need to book, just drop in during the times above.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge : Space Chase

Mama G’s storytime by Petite Panto

Come and join Mama G at Barnstaple Library for story time with a difference. Combining panto, drag and the traditional art of story-telling: Mama G will be sharing tales that celebrate being who you are and loving who you want. Suitable for 3+ and their families. FREE. Booking essential as places are limited. Book your places at the library.
Date: 07 August 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Come and join Mama G at Barnstaple Library for story time with a difference. Combining panto, drag and the traditional art of story-telling: Mama G will be sharing tales that celebrate being who you are and loving who you want. Suitable for 3+ and their families. FREE. Booking essential as places are limited. Book your places at the library.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge : Space Chase

Raspberry Pi Jam

Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome
Date: 10 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

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