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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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Family History Q & A

Always wanted to discover your roots? Bridget will be there ready to answer your Family History research questions on Mondays. To take part just message Tavistock Library or write in the comments below her post @ https://www.facebook.com/TavistockLibrary/
Date: 13 July 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Always wanted to discover your roots? Bridget will be there ready to answer your Family History research questions on Mondays. To take part just message Tavistock Library or write in the comments below her post @ https://www.facebook.com/TavistockLibrary/
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Family History

Storytalks: Graphic Novels live-stream revisited

A re-showing of the October 2019 Storytalks: Graphic Novels will be available through <a href='http://living-knowledge-network.co.uk/library/storytalks-graphic-novels'>living-knowledge-network.co.uk/library/storytalks-graphic-novels</a> for a limited time from 13th July. Polarbear is joined by two of the UK's most exciting and talented graphic novelists, Joff Winterhart (Days of Bagnold Summers, Driving Short Distances) and Katriona Chapman (Follow Me In). Together they discuss their inspiration, and how they are breaking new ground in their use of graphics and storytelling to create dynamic work for this ever popular medium.
Date: 13 July 2020
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: A re-showing of the October 2019 Storytalks: Graphic Novels will be available through living-knowledge-network.co.uk/library/storytalks-graphic-novels for a limited time from 13th July. Polarbear is joined by two of the UK's most exciting and talented graphic novelists, Joff Winterhart (Days of Bagnold Summers, Driving Short Distances) and Katriona Chapman (Follow Me In). Together they discuss their inspiration, and how they are breaking new ground in their use of graphics and storytelling to create dynamic work for this ever popular medium.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

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. Let's all have some silly summer fun!
Date: 14 July 2020
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. Let's all have some silly summer fun!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce & Rhyme online.

Visit Tavistock Library's Face book page on Tuesdays at 2pm 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: 14 July 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Visit Tavistock Library's Face book page on Tuesdays at 2pm 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:

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: 14 July 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:

Bounce and Rhyme LIVE!

Join us with your little ones for a wiggle and a giggle! Suitable for all babies and children 5 and under. Watch out for our other libraries joining in as well on different days so you can digitally travel to some of our other libraries! If you want a reminder click on the <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/1107689562920545/'>event</a> on our Facebook page and then click on the 'interested' button. If you miss us don't worry you can rewatch the video on our page and loads of our libraries have Bounce and Rhymes running throughout the week. Just tune in to the <a href='https://www.facebook.com/TotnesLibrary/'>Totnes Library Facebook page</a> and the event will be showing live from 11am.
Date: 15 July 2020
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Join us with your little ones for a wiggle and a giggle! Suitable for all babies and children 5 and under. Watch out for our other libraries joining in as well on different days so you can digitally travel to some of our other libraries! 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 you can rewatch the video on our page and loads of our libraries have Bounce and Rhymes running throughout the week. Just tune in to the Totnes Library Facebook page and the event will be showing live from 11am.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme Online

We are going online for our usual Bounce & Rhyme time. Join us with your little ones for a wiggle and a giggle! Watch out for our other libraries joining in as well on different days so you can digitally travel to some of our other libraries! We will have to pre-record this session as our staff are having connectivity issues but please send us your comments and pictures on the event itself of you joining in! Find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Date: 15 July 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: We are going online for our usual Bounce & Rhyme time. Join us with your little ones for a wiggle and a giggle! Watch out for our other libraries joining in as well on different days so you can digitally travel to some of our other libraries! We will have to pre-record this session as our staff are having connectivity issues but please send us your comments and pictures on the event itself of you joining in! Find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Library Llamas

Llamas Ollie and Golly have helped Sidmouth Library launch the Summer Reading Challenge for the last three years. They live at the Peak Hill Llama centre http://www.walkingwithllamas.co.uk/ In this lovely video Chloe from Sidmouth Library chats to Ollie, Golly and their owner to find out more about them. To join the Summer Reading Challenge sign up here: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ #SummerReadingChallenge #SillySquad
Date: 15 July 2020
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Llamas Ollie and Golly have helped Sidmouth Library launch the Summer Reading Challenge for the last three years. They live at the Peak Hill Llama centre http://www.walkingwithllamas.co.uk/ In this lovely video Chloe from Sidmouth Library chats to Ollie, Golly and their owner to find out more about them. To join the Summer Reading Challenge sign up here: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ #SummerReadingChallenge #SillySquad
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Storytime Live

Our storytimes are going LIVE on Facebook! Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff. Watch out for other libraries doing the same each day! Make sure you click on going so you know when the livestream is starting! Maybe post a picture of you enjoying storytime where you are and send us some comments so we know you are watching. Find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Date: 15 July 2020
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Description: Our storytimes are going LIVE on Facebook! Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff. Watch out for other libraries doing the same each day! Make sure you click on going so you know when the livestream is starting! Maybe post a picture of you enjoying storytime where you are and send us some comments so we know you are watching. Find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Storytime Live

Our storytimes are going LIVE on Facebook! Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff. Watch out for other libraries doing the same each day! Make sure you click on going so you know when the livestream is starting! Maybe post a picture of you enjoying storytime where you are and send us some comments so we know you are watching. find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Date: 15 July 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Our storytimes are going LIVE on Facebook! Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff. Watch out for other libraries doing the same each day! Make sure you click on going so you know when the livestream is starting! Maybe post a picture of you enjoying storytime where you are and send us some comments so we know you are watching. find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Virtual Wanderings Group Barnstaple Library Facebook

Virtual Wanderings group is for us all to stay connected, stay safe and stay active. Please share images of the beautiful world we live in as it comes alive during Spring whilst we are limited in our daily activity. All activity and pictures posted in this group are subject to government guidelines regarding social distancing and outdoor activity allowances. Please refer to the latest advice via: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Find the group on our Facebook page by copying and pasting the link: https://bit.ly/34TV0nE
Date: 15 July 2020
Time: 8:00 - 22:00
Description: Virtual Wanderings group is for us all to stay connected, stay safe and stay active. Please share images of the beautiful world we live in as it comes alive during Spring whilst we are limited in our daily activity. All activity and pictures posted in this group are subject to government guidelines regarding social distancing and outdoor activity allowances. Please refer to the latest advice via: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Find the group on our Facebook page by copying and pasting the link: https://bit.ly/34TV0nE
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

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. Let's all have some silly summer fun!
Date: 16 July 2020
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. Let's all have some silly summer fun!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Fortnightly Zoom Meeting by Invitation - Dartmouth Evening Reading Group

Meeting normally on the 1st Thursday of the month. The Dartmouth Evening Reading Group read one selected title a month (usually my choice!) then meet in the library to discuss it. Most of our choices are contemporary fiction, often from prize shortlists, but with occasional forays into translated work, non-fiction, poetry or biography. For keen readers. Please contact library by email for details of Zoom meetings.
Date: 16 July 2020
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Description: Meeting normally on the 1st Thursday of the month. The Dartmouth Evening Reading Group read one selected title a month (usually my choice!) then meet in the library to discuss it. Most of our choices are contemporary fiction, often from prize shortlists, but with occasional forays into translated work, non-fiction, poetry or biography. For keen readers. Please contact library by email for details of Zoom meetings.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme Live

Join us for Bounce and Rhyme on Facebook, straight to your phones and computer screens and enjoyed in the comfort of your own home! Sing along to your favourite nursery rhymes and have a good dance! <a href='https://www.facebook.com/NewtonAbbotLibrary/'>Follow this link to join in</a>
Date: 17 July 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Join us for Bounce and Rhyme on Facebook, straight to your phones and computer screens and enjoyed in the comfort of your own home! Sing along to your favourite nursery rhymes and have a good dance! Follow this link to join in
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Children's craft activity

Join us on Facebook for a simple craft activity with materials easily sourced at home, maybe post a picture of yours on here, for us to see. https://www.facebook.com/events/577801399597097/
Date: 17 July 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Join us on Facebook for a simple craft activity with materials easily sourced at home, maybe post a picture of yours on here, for us to see. https://www.facebook.com/events/577801399597097/
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme Online

We are going online for our usual Bounce & Rhyme time . Join us with your little ones for a wiggle and a giggle! Watch out for our other libraries joining in as well on different days so you can digitally travel to some of our other libraries! We will have to pre-record this session as our staff are having connectivity issues but please send us your comments and pictures on the event itself of you joining in! Find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Date: 18 July 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: We are going online for our usual Bounce & Rhyme time . Join us with your little ones for a wiggle and a giggle! Watch out for our other libraries joining in as well on different days so you can digitally travel to some of our other libraries! We will have to pre-record this session as our staff are having connectivity issues but please send us your comments and pictures on the event itself of you joining in! Find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bunting Project

One day this will all be over. When it is, we at Devon Libraries want to celebrate… and what community event would be complete without swathes of colourful bunting!? So, we are asking our locked-down library friends to help us create bunting flags for the library. Whilst the libraries have been closed to the public during the Coronavirus lockdown it has been easy enough for us to engage with some of our service users online. We are currently running book groups, Lego clubs and creative challenges via library social media accounts. We are also offering free e-books and audio books, online magazines and access to music, Ancestry Library Edition, Medici.TV and online reference resources for all library members via the Devon Libraries website. Many people rely on libraries for social interaction. For many older and isolated customers we have been a friendly voice at the end of the telephone in recent weeks. Our staff have been in regularly contact with our most vulnerable customers providing information, support and calling for a friendly chat. However, apart from ‘phone calls to our customers; we are finding it difficult to interact with those who are not internet users. Our bunting project is a way of helping everyone feel a part of the community under lockdown and for us all to look forward to a brighter (bunting decorated) future. How to make your bunting: We are asking contributors to make triangular flag bunting with dimensions of 5” across the top and 6” from the top to bottom. You can use any fabric, single or double layered, in any colour and sew, glue or staple depending on your level of skill! Once the lockdown is lifted and we reopen you can deliver your bunting flags to your local library. If you are housebound just give your library a call and they will arrange for a volunteer to come and collect the flags from you. Your local library in Devon is managed by Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon and Torbay Libraries. The Bunting Project is just one of the activities in the wide Libraries Unlimited cultural offering. Please contact Torrington Library for more details or to arrange delivering your bunting. Thank you!
Date: 18 July 2020
Time: 8:00 - 20:00
Description: One day this will all be over. When it is, we at Devon Libraries want to celebrate… and what community event would be complete without swathes of colourful bunting!? So, we are asking our locked-down library friends to help us create bunting flags for the library. Whilst the libraries have been closed to the public during the Coronavirus lockdown it has been easy enough for us to engage with some of our service users online. We are currently running book groups, Lego clubs and creative challenges via library social media accounts. We are also offering free e-books and audio books, online magazines and access to music, Ancestry Library Edition, Medici.TV and online reference resources for all library members via the Devon Libraries website. Many people rely on libraries for social interaction. For many older and isolated customers we have been a friendly voice at the end of the telephone in recent weeks. Our staff have been in regularly contact with our most vulnerable customers providing information, support and calling for a friendly chat. However, apart from ‘phone calls to our customers; we are finding it difficult to interact with those who are not internet users. Our bunting project is a way of helping everyone feel a part of the community under lockdown and for us all to look forward to a brighter (bunting decorated) future. How to make your bunting: We are asking contributors to make triangular flag bunting with dimensions of 5” across the top and 6” from the top to bottom. You can use any fabric, single or double layered, in any colour and sew, glue or staple depending on your level of skill! Once the lockdown is lifted and we reopen you can deliver your bunting flags to your local library. If you are housebound just give your library a call and they will arrange for a volunteer to come and collect the flags from you. Your local library in Devon is managed by Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon and Torbay Libraries. The Bunting Project is just one of the activities in the wide Libraries Unlimited cultural offering. Please contact Torrington Library for more details or to arrange delivering your bunting. Thank you!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Craft

*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: 20 July 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:

ONLINE Bounce and Rhyme

Join us for an online only bounce and rhyme session, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: <a href=Bounce and Rhyme" />
Date: 21 July 2020
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Join us for an online only bounce and rhyme session, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: Bounce and Rhyme
Audience: All
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: 22 July 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:

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