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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:

eBooks, eAudiobooks and Online Magazines available

Available 24/7 with your Devon Library card and PIN you can borrow free eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines from Overdrive & Libby, Borrowbox and RB Digital. Please visit this link for more details on downloading the apps to your phone or tablet or view in your computer internet browser. https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/ebooks #247Library.
Date: 19 August 2020
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: Available 24/7 with your Devon Library card and PIN you can borrow free eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines from Overdrive & Libby, Borrowbox and RB Digital. Please visit this link for more details on downloading the apps to your phone or tablet or view in your computer internet browser. https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/ebooks #247Library.
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 tell us why they liked the book; what happend in the story that you liked, or that you didn't like. Did you have a favourite character and why? 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: 29 August 2020
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 tell us why they liked the book; what happend in the story that you liked, or that you didn't like. Did you have a favourite character and why? 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

Spanish Conversation Group Online

AVAILABLE NOW! Search for 'South Molton Library Spanish Conversation Group' on Facebook and join Mary's group. They are currently meeting on Zoom the 1st and 3rd Sat of the month. Please contact Mary for more details via email: cm.i.tait@googlemail.com.
Date: 05 September 2020
Time: 11:30 - 11:30
Description: AVAILABLE NOW! Search for 'South Molton Library Spanish Conversation Group' on Facebook and join Mary's group. They are currently meeting on Zoom the 1st and 3rd Sat of the month. Please contact Mary for more details via email: cm.i.tait@googlemail.com.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

*POSTPONED* Bounce and Rhyme

Come along and join in the fun at this free session of nursery rhymes and songs for under 5s. Tea and Coffee are available for a small charge. Helen (a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor) offers support from 10am-12pm. *Helen is away from Wednesday 4th March to Wednesday 25th March inclusive and will be attending Bounce and Rhyme again from Wednesday 1st April onwards*. While she is away you can email helenshoebrook@icloud.com 1-2-1 antenatal breastfeeding support or postnatal support.
Date: 11 September 2020
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Come along and join in the fun at this free session of nursery rhymes and songs for under 5s. Tea and Coffee are available for a small charge. Helen (a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor) offers support from 10am-12pm. *Helen is away from Wednesday 4th March to Wednesday 25th March inclusive and will be attending Bounce and Rhyme again from Wednesday 1st April onwards*. While she is away you can email helenshoebrook@icloud.com 1-2-1 antenatal breastfeeding support or postnatal support.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

*POSTPONED* Bounce and Rhyme

Come along and join in the fun at this free session of nursery rhymes and songs for under 5s. Tea and Coffee are available for a small charge. Helen (a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor) offers support from 10am-12pm. *Helen is away from Wednesday 4th March to Wednesday 25th March inclusive and will be attending Bounce and Rhyme again from Wednesday 1st April onwards*. While she is away you can email helenshoebrook@icloud.com 1-2-1 antenatal breastfeeding support or postnatal support.
Date: 11 September 2020
Time: 11:15 - 11:45
Description: Come along and join in the fun at this free session of nursery rhymes and songs for under 5s. Tea and Coffee are available for a small charge. Helen (a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor) offers support from 10am-12pm. *Helen is away from Wednesday 4th March to Wednesday 25th March inclusive and will be attending Bounce and Rhyme again from Wednesday 1st April onwards*. While she is away you can email helenshoebrook@icloud.com 1-2-1 antenatal breastfeeding support or postnatal support.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

*POSTPONED* Tiny Tales

Join us for lots of fun at our lively storytelling session and make a simple craft to take home. *This story-time is free but there will be a charge of 50p per child to make the craft.
Date: 11 September 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Join us for lots of fun at our lively storytelling session and make a simple craft to take home. *This story-time is free but there will be a charge of 50p per child to make the craft.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: 50p
Theme:

Lego Club Weekly Online Challenge

Join us for our weekly lego challenge on our Facebook page.
Date: 12 September 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us for our weekly lego challenge on our Facebook page.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

*POSTPONED* Bounce and Rhyme

Come along and join in the fun at this free session of nursery rhymes and songs for under 5s. Helen (a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor) offers support from 10am-12pm. *Helen is away from Wednesday 4th March to Wednesday 25th March inclusive and will be attending Bounce and Rhyme again from Wednesday 1st April onwards*. While she is away you can email helenshoebrook@icloud.com 1-2-1 antenatal breastfeeding support or postnatal support.
Date: 18 September 2020
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Come along and join in the fun at this free session of nursery rhymes and songs for under 5s. Helen (a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor) offers support from 10am-12pm. *Helen is away from Wednesday 4th March to Wednesday 25th March inclusive and will be attending Bounce and Rhyme again from Wednesday 1st April onwards*. While she is away you can email helenshoebrook@icloud.com 1-2-1 antenatal breastfeeding support or postnatal support.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

*POSTPONED* Tiny Tales

Join us for lots of fun at our lively storytelling session and make a simple craft to take home. *This story-time is free but there will be a charge of 50p per child to make the craft.
Date: 18 September 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Join us for lots of fun at our lively storytelling session and make a simple craft to take home. *This story-time is free but there will be a charge of 50p per child to make the craft.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: 50p
Theme:

*POSTPONED* Tiny Tales

Join us for lots of fun at our lively storytelling session and make a simple craft to take home. *This story-time is free but there will be a charge of 50p per child to make the craft.
Date: 21 September 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Join us for lots of fun at our lively storytelling session and make a simple craft to take home. *This story-time is free but there will be a charge of 50p per child to make the craft.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: 50p
Theme:

Bounce & Rhyme online.

Visit Tavistock Library's Face book page on Tuesdays at 1.30pm to check out our weekly Bounce & Rhyme post. For babies, toddlers and their grown ups. Songs, rhymes and stories to make you smile. <iframe src=" />
Date: 13 October 2020
Time: 13:30 - 14:00
Description: Visit Tavistock Library's Face book page on Tuesdays at 1.30pm to check out our weekly Bounce & Rhyme post. For babies, toddlers and their grown ups. Songs, rhymes and stories to make you smile.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

The Wonderful Lives of Mary Seacole and Elizabeth Anionwu Unfinished Business

Emeritus nursing professor Elizabeth Anionwu grew up in care and went on to be named one of the most influential nurses in the history of the NHS. Her career was distinguished by her pioneering work in the understanding of sickle cell disease. Following her retirement she spent nine years fundraising and campaigning for a statue to Mary Seacole. Mary Seacole (1805 – 1881) was a British-Jamaican entrepreneur and nurse whose adventures are related in one of the earliest autobiographies by a mixed-heritage woman. The statue, unveiled in 2016, was the UK’s first statue to represent a named black woman. Elizabeth will be discussing her and Seacole’s lives in this conversation with journalist and broadcaster Shyama Perera. Shyama Perera left school at 16 and got a job in the London Transport typing pool because she needed typing skills to be a journalist. At 17 she got her first break as a trainee and, at 23, was the youngest reporter ever taken on by the Guardian. A career in TV and radio followed, and she now writes. Shyama is Chair of SALIDAA, the South Asian Diaspora Literature and Arts Archive, and on the board of Westminster Kingsway College. An avid theatre fan, her favourite role in recent years has been as a member of the Olivier Awards panel, celebrating the best London productions of the season. Elizabeth received a DBE in 2017, recently won the Pride of Britain Lifetime Awards, and appeared on Desert Island Discs. https://www.living-knowledge-network.co.uk/library/the-wonderful-lives-of-mary-seacole-and-elizabeth-anionwu https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events
Date: 26 October 2020
Time: 19:30 - 20:30
Description: Emeritus nursing professor Elizabeth Anionwu grew up in care and went on to be named one of the most influential nurses in the history of the NHS. Her career was distinguished by her pioneering work in the understanding of sickle cell disease. Following her retirement she spent nine years fundraising and campaigning for a statue to Mary Seacole. Mary Seacole (1805 – 1881) was a British-Jamaican entrepreneur and nurse whose adventures are related in one of the earliest autobiographies by a mixed-heritage woman. The statue, unveiled in 2016, was the UK’s first statue to represent a named black woman. Elizabeth will be discussing her and Seacole’s lives in this conversation with journalist and broadcaster Shyama Perera. Shyama Perera left school at 16 and got a job in the London Transport typing pool because she needed typing skills to be a journalist. At 17 she got her first break as a trainee and, at 23, was the youngest reporter ever taken on by the Guardian. A career in TV and radio followed, and she now writes. Shyama is Chair of SALIDAA, the South Asian Diaspora Literature and Arts Archive, and on the board of Westminster Kingsway College. An avid theatre fan, her favourite role in recent years has been as a member of the Olivier Awards panel, celebrating the best London productions of the season. Elizabeth received a DBE in 2017, recently won the Pride of Britain Lifetime Awards, and appeared on Desert Island Discs. https://www.living-knowledge-network.co.uk/library/the-wonderful-lives-of-mary-seacole-and-elizabeth-anionwu https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Work Club

Drop in to use computers for CV writing, job searching and online application forms and check the job pages of the local newspapers. Every Wednesday. No need to book, just drop in.
Date: 26 October 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Drop in to use computers for CV writing, job searching and online application forms and check the job pages of the local newspapers. Every Wednesday. No need to book, just drop in.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Barnstaple Work Club

Available by booking only, please contact the Library for details of how to book an appointment. Tel 01271 318780. Numbers will be very limited for social distancing. Free, friendly, independent drop in service. Job search, support with CVs and job applications> IT courses, support and email account set up.
Date: 27 October 2020
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Available by booking only, please contact the Library for details of how to book an appointment. Tel 01271 318780. Numbers will be very limited for social distancing. 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
Theme:

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: 27 October 2020
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:

Half Term Craft-Along - Tuesday

Join Cassie and Zoe for a super Craft-Along - fun for all the family. Simply go to our Facebook Feed at the allocated time to craft with us. If you are not free at that time just go to our video section anytime after to view the recording. Details TBC (pssssst - it will involve dinosaurs). Most of our online events are free but donations are welcome to support our ongoing work.
Date: 27 October 2020
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Description: Join Cassie and Zoe for a super Craft-Along - fun for all the family. Simply go to our Facebook Feed at the allocated time to craft with us. If you are not free at that time just go to our video section anytime after to view the recording. Details TBC (pssssst - it will involve dinosaurs). Most of our online events are free but donations are welcome to support our ongoing work.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Facebook LIVE

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: 27 October 2020
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:

Spooky Half Term Events: Story time

Listen to some spooky stories. https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events
Date: 27 October 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Listen to some spooky stories. https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel Unfinished Business

Sylvia Pankhurst was born into one of Britain's most famous families but she always carved her own way. As well as a militant campaigner for women's suffrage, she was a gifted artist and orator, a designer, newspaper editor and radical visionary. Her activism landed her in Holloway prison where she was tortured, and her notes from this episode are featured in our upcoming Unfinished Business exhibition. Pankhurst's life of campaigning led her to America, Soviet Russia, Scandinavia, Europe and East Africa. Biographer Rachel Holmes shares her adventures from inside the British Library’s Unfinished Business exhibition space, in conversation with Shami Chakrabarti. Rachel Holmes is the author of Sylvia Pankhurst, Natural Born Rebel. She also wrote Eleanor Marx: A Life, The Secret Life of Dr James Barry and The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Saartjie Baartman. She is co-editor, with Lisa Appignanensi and Susie Orbach, of Fifty Shades of Feminism and co-commissioning editor, with Josie Rourke and Chris Haydon, of Sixty-Six Books: Twenty-First Century Writers Speak to the King James Bible. Shami Chakrabarti is a barrister and human rights activist. She was shadow attorney general for England and Wales from 2016 to 2020 and was the director of Liberty, an advocacy group promoting civil liberties, from 2003 to 2016. She is the author of On Liberty and Of Women: In the 21st Century. https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events https://www.living-knowledge-network.co.uk/library/sylvia-pankhurst-natural-born-rebel
Date: 27 October 2020
Time: 19:30 - 20:30
Description: Sylvia Pankhurst was born into one of Britain's most famous families but she always carved her own way. As well as a militant campaigner for women's suffrage, she was a gifted artist and orator, a designer, newspaper editor and radical visionary. Her activism landed her in Holloway prison where she was tortured, and her notes from this episode are featured in our upcoming Unfinished Business exhibition. Pankhurst's life of campaigning led her to America, Soviet Russia, Scandinavia, Europe and East Africa. Biographer Rachel Holmes shares her adventures from inside the British Library’s Unfinished Business exhibition space, in conversation with Shami Chakrabarti. Rachel Holmes is the author of Sylvia Pankhurst, Natural Born Rebel. She also wrote Eleanor Marx: A Life, The Secret Life of Dr James Barry and The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Saartjie Baartman. She is co-editor, with Lisa Appignanensi and Susie Orbach, of Fifty Shades of Feminism and co-commissioning editor, with Josie Rourke and Chris Haydon, of Sixty-Six Books: Twenty-First Century Writers Speak to the King James Bible. Shami Chakrabarti is a barrister and human rights activist. She was shadow attorney general for England and Wales from 2016 to 2020 and was the director of Liberty, an advocacy group promoting civil liberties, from 2003 to 2016. She is the author of On Liberty and Of Women: In the 21st Century. https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events https://www.living-knowledge-network.co.uk/library/sylvia-pankhurst-natural-born-rebel
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

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