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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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Spooky Half Term Events: Spooky Fans craft

Find out how to make a spooky Halloween fan. https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events
Date: 28 October 2020
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Find out how to make a spooky Halloween fan. https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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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: 28 October 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
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Book Club

An informal, friendly meeting where we talk about our chosen book and share recommendations for a good read. Monthly on the last Friday of the month. Please drop in or ring Crediton Library 01363 77258 for details.
Date: 30 October 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: An informal, friendly meeting where we talk about our chosen book and share recommendations for a good read. Monthly on the last Friday of the month. Please drop in or ring Crediton Library 01363 77258 for details.
Audience: Adult
Cost: 50p
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Spooky Half Term Events: Halloween Wreath craft

Join us to make an attractive wreath for Halloween. https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events
Date: 30 October 2020
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Join us to make an attractive wreath for Halloween. https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Spooky Half Term Events: Spider craft

Make a spooky spider for Halloween. https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events
Date: 30 October 2020
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Make a spooky spider for Halloween. https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

The Fight for Women's Rights-Living Knowledge Network

Black Lives Matter has focused attention on the impact of lived experiences of racism. But to what extent has anti-racism been incorporated into the fight for gender equality? This panel explores the legacy of racism on feminist movements, and how women of colour have challenged understandings of gender. How can we better acknowledge different experiences of oppression, and overlapping identities? Angela Saini is an award-winning British science journalist. Superior: the Return of Race Science, was named a book of the year by The Telegraph, Nature and Financial Times. Her previous book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, has been translated into thirteen languages. Nikki Giovanni is among America’s foremost poets and one of Oprah Winfrey’s 25 Living Legends. Giovanni is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, and her awards include the first Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award and the Carl Sandburg Literary Award. Her latest collection is Make Me Rain. Priyamvada Gopal is Professor of Postcolonial Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her book Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent examines traditions of dissent on the question of empire. Gopal’s Dossier of White-Hot Hatred collected responses to the online debate around Black Lives Matter. Layla Saad is a writer and podcast host. As an East African, Arab, British, Black, Muslim woman who grew up in the West, she sits at an intersection of identities. The book Me And White Supremacy followed a digital workbook of the same name which was downloaded by close to 90,000 people globally within six months. http://living-knowledge-network.co.uk/library/white-supremacy-what-you-need-to-know. https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events
Date: 31 October 2020
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Description: Black Lives Matter has focused attention on the impact of lived experiences of racism. But to what extent has anti-racism been incorporated into the fight for gender equality? This panel explores the legacy of racism on feminist movements, and how women of colour have challenged understandings of gender. How can we better acknowledge different experiences of oppression, and overlapping identities? Angela Saini is an award-winning British science journalist. Superior: the Return of Race Science, was named a book of the year by The Telegraph, Nature and Financial Times. Her previous book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, has been translated into thirteen languages. Nikki Giovanni is among America’s foremost poets and one of Oprah Winfrey’s 25 Living Legends. Giovanni is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, and her awards include the first Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award and the Carl Sandburg Literary Award. Her latest collection is Make Me Rain. Priyamvada Gopal is Professor of Postcolonial Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her book Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent examines traditions of dissent on the question of empire. Gopal’s Dossier of White-Hot Hatred collected responses to the online debate around Black Lives Matter. Layla Saad is a writer and podcast host. As an East African, Arab, British, Black, Muslim woman who grew up in the West, she sits at an intersection of identities. The book Me And White Supremacy followed a digital workbook of the same name which was downloaded by close to 90,000 people globally within six months. http://living-knowledge-network.co.uk/library/white-supremacy-what-you-need-to-know. https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/events
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Tavy Tales Reading Group

Single title discussion by local group of avid adult readers. Recommendations, reviews and revelations.
Date: 02 November 2020
Time: 16:00 - 16:30
Description: Single title discussion by local group of avid adult readers. Recommendations, reviews and revelations.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Email tavistock.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or ring 01822 612218 for more details

In conversation with Dr Mark Aldridge

Our next In Conversation will take place on November 4th at 7pm with Dr Mark Aldridge, an academic and historian, specialising in the world of Agatha Christie. Mark will be joining our very own Agatha Christie super fan, Karen, to talk about his latest book 'Agatha Christie's Poirot The Greatest Detective in the World', which is published on 12th November. This book tells Hercule Poirot's story decade-by-decade, exploring his appearances not only in the original novels, short stories and plays but also across stage, screen, and radio productions. Based on the author’s original research, review excerpts and original Agatha Christie correspondence, Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World is a lively and accessible history of the character, offering new information and helpful pieces of context, that will delight all Agatha Christie fans, from a new generation of readers to those already highly familiar with the canon. https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/Events
Date: 04 November 2020
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Our next In Conversation will take place on November 4th at 7pm with Dr Mark Aldridge, an academic and historian, specialising in the world of Agatha Christie. Mark will be joining our very own Agatha Christie super fan, Karen, to talk about his latest book 'Agatha Christie's Poirot The Greatest Detective in the World', which is published on 12th November. This book tells Hercule Poirot's story decade-by-decade, exploring his appearances not only in the original novels, short stories and plays but also across stage, screen, and radio productions. Based on the author’s original research, review excerpts and original Agatha Christie correspondence, Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World is a lively and accessible history of the character, offering new information and helpful pieces of context, that will delight all Agatha Christie fans, from a new generation of readers to those already highly familiar with the canon. https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/Events
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Online Trading for Startups

Trading online sustainably can feel like a minefield. There are lots of practical steps which businesses need to take when trading online to help ensure that they develop consumer trust, comply with the law and develop a business which is well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities. The relative ease with which businesses can trade online means that key issues are often overlooked. In this FREE practical session, we will deliver tips to make sure businesses comply with their obligations, are positioned to make the most of their opportunity and are well placed to deal with the risks. Book your place here: <a href='https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-trading-for-startups-tickets-115022964784'>www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-trading-for-startups-tickets-115022964784</a>
Date: 04 November 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Trading online sustainably can feel like a minefield. There are lots of practical steps which businesses need to take when trading online to help ensure that they develop consumer trust, comply with the law and develop a business which is well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities. The relative ease with which businesses can trade online means that key issues are often overlooked. In this FREE practical session, we will deliver tips to make sure businesses comply with their obligations, are positioned to make the most of their opportunity and are well placed to deal with the risks. Book your place here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-trading-for-startups-tickets-115022964784
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme - FACEBOOK LIVE

Bounce and Rhyme is now LIVE via Facebook - check out our live sessions with James every Thursday at 10:30. Access via: <a href='https://www.facebook.com/stthomaslibrary/live'>St Thomas Library Live</a>
Date: 05 November 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Bounce and Rhyme is now LIVE via Facebook - check out our live sessions with James every Thursday at 10:30. Access via: St Thomas Library Live
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Facebook LIVE

Dartmouth Evening Reading Group By Zoom Invitation

Normally meeting on the 1st Thursday of the month. Due to Covid-19 restrictions meeting on Zoom by invitation. 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. If you need any further information please contact the library.
Date: 05 November 2020
Time: 17:00 - 17:45
Description: Normally meeting on the 1st Thursday of the month. Due to Covid-19 restrictions meeting on Zoom by invitation. 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. If you need any further information please contact the library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

VIP Book Group

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are not currently having our meetings. We keep listening to audio books delivered by Dartmouth Caring volunteer and discuss them over the phone or with the DC volunteer. Normally meeting on the 1st Thursday of every month. 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: 05 November 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are not currently having our meetings. We keep listening to audio books delivered by Dartmouth Caring volunteer and discuss them over the phone or with the DC volunteer. Normally meeting on the 1st Thursday of every month. 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 - Free Legal Clinic

Would you like to speak to a professional? Rebecca Weare and Beccy Bristow are solicitors specialising in wills, administration of estates, powers of attorney, inheritance tax planning and disputes. Drop in for a chat - no appointment necessary.
Date: 06 November 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Would you like to speak to a professional? Rebecca Weare and Beccy Bristow are solicitors specialising in wills, administration of estates, powers of attorney, inheritance tax planning and disputes. Drop in for a chat - no appointment necessary.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Story Time SATURDAYS - FACEBOOK LIVE

Facebook Live! - Wipe the blues away and listen to stories read by James or Zoe. For little ones and their big ones on Saturdays at 11:30. Access via: <a href='https://www.facebook.com/stthomaslibrary/live'>St Thomas Library Live</a>
Date: 07 November 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Facebook Live! - Wipe the blues away and listen to stories read by James or Zoe. For little ones and their big ones on Saturdays at 11:30. Access via: St Thomas Library Live
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Facebook LIVE

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: 24 November 2020
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:

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: 26 November 2020
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:

Cancelled Until Further Notice - Saturday Story Club

Join our lovely volunteer Sharon and her puppets for a monthly story and craft session. This month Sharon is reading
Date: 28 November 2020
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Join our lovely volunteer Sharon and her puppets for a monthly story and craft session. This month Sharon is reading "Dear Greenpeace" by Simon James. Donations welcome.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Top of Town Book Club Postponed Until Further Notice

Meeting on the 1st Saturday of each month. An informal book club, meeting over a cup of tea at Sainsbury's Café, Dartmouth, to discuss one book per month
Date: 05 December 2020
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Description: Meeting on the 1st Saturday of each month. An informal book club, meeting over a cup of tea at Sainsbury's Café, Dartmouth, to discuss one book per month
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Writing Group: Ideas Gang

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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: 02 January 2021
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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:

Bounce & Rhyme

Babies, toddlers and their parents/carers are welcome to come and enjoy nursery rhymes and action songs together fortnightly on Monday morning, just drop in, no need to book.
Date: 04 January 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Babies, toddlers and their parents/carers are welcome to come and enjoy nursery rhymes and action songs together fortnightly on Monday morning, just drop in, no need to book.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
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