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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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ONLINE Storytime

Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: <a href=Storytime" />
Date: 18 July 2020
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: Storytime
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
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: 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:

*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: 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:

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: 25 July 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:

ONLINE Storytime

Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: <a href=Storytime" />
Date: 25 July 2020
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: Storytime
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Cancelled Until Further Notice - Bounce and Rhyme

Stories, Rhymes and songs for under fives and their carers every Monday morning in term time.
Date: 26 July 2020
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Stories, Rhymes and songs for under fives and their carers every Monday morning in term time.
Audience: All
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: 27 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: 28 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. 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: 29 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. 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:

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 a drop off time for your bunting. Thank you!
Date: 31 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 a drop off time for your bunting. Thank you!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Craft

Free eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines available

Available 24/7 with your Devon Libraries card and PIN. You can borrow free eBooks with OverDrive / Libby, eAudiobooks with Borrowbox, eMagazines with RBDigital. For details of how to download the apps to your tablet / smartphone or for viewing on your home PC - please visit https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/ebooks
Date: 31 July 2020
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: Available 24/7 with your Devon Libraries card and PIN. You can borrow free eBooks with OverDrive / Libby, eAudiobooks with Borrowbox, eMagazines with RBDigital. For details of how to download the apps to your tablet / smartphone or for viewing on your home PC - please visit https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/ebooks
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

ONLINE Storytime

Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: <a href=Storytime" />
Date: 01 August 2020
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: Storytime
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
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: 01 August 2020
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:

*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: 03 August 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: 04 August 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:

Audio Book Group

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. For anyone who likes to listen to audio books. An informal group to chat about the books you've enjoyed.
Date: 06 August 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. For anyone who likes to listen to audio books. An informal group to chat about the books you've enjoyed.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Dartmouth VIP Reading Group

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. Due to lockdown we continue our book discussions via the telephone. We are currently listening to The Barbed Wire University by Midge Gillies.
Date: 06 August 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: 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. Due to lockdown we continue our book discussions via the telephone. We are currently listening to The Barbed Wire University by Midge Gillies.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

ONLINE Storytime

Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: <a href=Storytime" />
Date: 08 August 2020
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: Storytime
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

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