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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 may be running some activities online, so please check with your local library to see what's on.

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Art Factory Drawing Club

An educational exploration into the world of doodles, sketches & drawing with local kawaii artist HOSHiKO Have fun creating art work & hopefully learn something new! Age 10 years & up - All materials and equipment provided. On the first Monday of every month 4-5pm.
Date: 06 April 2020
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Description: An educational exploration into the world of doodles, sketches & drawing with local kawaii artist HOSHiKO Have fun creating art work & hopefully learn something new! Age 10 years & up - All materials and equipment provided. On the first Monday of every month 4-5pm.
Audience: Child
Cost: £2.50
Theme:

Craft and Chatter

Craft and Chatter group at Holsworthy Library. Join us, whether you are an experienced crafter or a total novice. Bring your own work along or contribute to a group project. Everyone welcome! There is a suggested donation of 50p per person for this event. Libraries Unlimited is a charity and we rely on donations to help us provide a range of activities.
Date: 06 April 2020
Time: 14:30 - 16:30
Description: Craft and Chatter group at Holsworthy Library. Join us, whether you are an experienced crafter or a total novice. Bring your own work along or contribute to a group project. Everyone welcome! There is a suggested donation of 50p per person for this event. Libraries Unlimited is a charity and we rely on donations to help us provide a range of activities.
Audience: Adult
Cost: 50p
Theme:

Fairytale time, online.

Fairytales retold on our Facebook page with Cath and Dennis the Baby Dinosaur.
Date: 06 April 2020
Time: 11:00 - 11:15
Description: Fairytales retold on our Facebook page with Cath and Dennis the Baby Dinosaur.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Holsworthy Reading Group

Our informal, friendly group meets to discuss a chosen book each month. Coffee and biscuits provided. Please contact staff at Holsworthy Library for more information. Participants pay a small fee towards the cost of refreshments plus a small yearly subscription.
Date: 06 April 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Our informal, friendly group meets to discuss a chosen book each month. Coffee and biscuits provided. Please contact staff at Holsworthy Library for more information. Participants pay a small fee towards the cost of refreshments plus a small yearly subscription.
Audience: Adult
Cost: £1.00
Theme:

Storytime LIVE! Bog Baby

Join us for regular live Storytime sessions on Facebook! This week, we're reading Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis. Have you ever gone fishing in a magic pond? Then you might have met ... a bog baby. Come along to this tale of magical creatures and wonder of nature all around us. Followed by crafts and activities, where we'll talk about how we can look after wildlife in our local area. For more information and to tune in, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/215132616237315/, click on the 'discussion' tab and you can view the video from here!
Date: 06 April 2020
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Description: Join us for regular live Storytime sessions on Facebook! This week, we're reading Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis. Have you ever gone fishing in a magic pond? Then you might have met ... a bog baby. Come along to this tale of magical creatures and wonder of nature all around us. Followed by crafts and activities, where we'll talk about how we can look after wildlife in our local area. For more information and to tune in, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/215132616237315/, click on the 'discussion' tab and you can view the video from here!
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Reading

The Budleigh Woolpack (meet every first Monday of the month)

Calling all keen knitters, crochet lovers and those with an eye for design. Collect some yarn hooks, needles and patterns and make as many or as few blocks as you wish. Stay and chat or just come and go. The idea is to join in a collaborative project making throws for local charities, groups and individuals. A warm and friendly welcome to all who pop by. Group lead by Marion Wood.
Date: 06 April 2020
Time: 16:00 - 17:45
Description: Calling all keen knitters, crochet lovers and those with an eye for design. Collect some yarn hooks, needles and patterns and make as many or as few blocks as you wish. Stay and chat or just come and go. The idea is to join in a collaborative project making throws for local charities, groups and individuals. A warm and friendly welcome to all who pop by. Group lead by Marion Wood.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Knitting and crochet.

Virtual Author Talk Online with Clara Barley

We are very excited to have our first Virtual Author Talk with Clara Barley on Monday 6th April via Zoom Meeting. Clara will be talking about her book 'The Moss House' and also chatting about Anne Lister, Gentlemen Jack and Shibden Hall. Zoom is a video conferencing platform that can be used for video meetings, webinars, and live chat. Zoom can be used on desktop or by downloading the Zoom Meetings app on a smart device. To join the meeting, use the following link: <a href=https://us04web.zoom.us/j/425895240" />
Date: 06 April 2020
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: We are very excited to have our first Virtual Author Talk with Clara Barley on Monday 6th April via Zoom Meeting. Clara will be talking about her book 'The Moss House' and also chatting about Anne Lister, Gentlemen Jack and Shibden Hall. Zoom is a video conferencing platform that can be used for video meetings, webinars, and live chat. Zoom can be used on desktop or by downloading the Zoom Meetings app on a smart device. To join the meeting, use the following link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/425895240
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Stay At Home

Chernobyl Talk - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

A visit to Chernobyl – the causes and impacts of a nuclear disaster - a talk at St Thomas Library with Martin Young (meteorologist) and Jonathan Smith (IT specialist and research chemist)
Date: 07 April 2020
Time: 19:30 - 21:00
Description: A visit to Chernobyl – the causes and impacts of a nuclear disaster - a talk at St Thomas Library with Martin Young (meteorologist) and Jonathan Smith (IT specialist and research chemist)
Audience: Adult
Cost: £3.00
Theme: Science in the Library

Bounce and Rhyme

Join us for a fun (and free) song and activity session for children aged 0-4 years. No need to book. Just turn up!
Date: 08 April 2020
Time: 14:15 - 14:45
Description: Join us for a fun (and free) song and activity session for children aged 0-4 years. No need to book. Just turn up!
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme: Bounce and Rhyme

Reminiscence

2nd Wednesday of the month. Take a trip down memory lane with an experienced facilitator. Refreshments provided.
Date: 08 April 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: 2nd Wednesday of the month. Take a trip down memory lane with an experienced facilitator. Refreshments provided.
Audience: Senior
Cost: £1.00
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme, online!

Our usual Bounce and Rhyme is moving online while libraries are closed! Join us for a song and a giggle with your babies and toddlers.
Date: 09 April 2020
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Description: Our usual Bounce and Rhyme is moving online while libraries are closed! Join us for a song and a giggle with your babies and toddlers.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

LEGO Building Extra

A LEGO extra session. We have had a LEGO kit kindly donated by a customer and we'd love to build it. So come along and help.
Date: 09 April 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: A LEGO extra session. We have had a LEGO kit kindly donated by a customer and we'd love to build it. So come along and help.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: LEGO

Library Lions

A fun and informal book group for primary school aged children. A chance to chat about books, make things - and eat biscuits! Contact staff at Holsworthy Library for more information or to book a place.
Date: 09 April 2020
Time: 16:00 - 16:45
Description: A fun and informal book group for primary school aged children. A chance to chat about books, make things - and eat biscuits! Contact staff at Holsworthy Library for more information or to book a place.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Nature Tales - POSTPONED

Join us on our story walk in the great outdoors and look out for clues along the way. Then back to the library for snacks, nature craft, songs and stories. Suitable for children 8 years and under. £2 per child to include refreshments. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Pop into the library, ring 01805 622107 or email torrington.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 09 April 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Join us on our story walk in the great outdoors and look out for clues along the way. Then back to the library for snacks, nature craft, songs and stories. Suitable for children 8 years and under. £2 per child to include refreshments. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Pop into the library, ring 01805 622107 or email torrington.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: £2.00
Theme: nature craft

Storytime, online!

Join Cath on our Facebook page for some stories suitable for little ones.
Date: 09 April 2020
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Description: Join Cath on our Facebook page for some stories suitable for little ones.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Disney Heroes card swap (every Saturday)

Swap your unwanted cards and make new friends
Date: 11 April 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Swap your unwanted cards and make new friends
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Social

Lego Club (every 2nd Saturday of the month during term time)

This fun, free activity takes place every second Saturday of the month - during term time. Come along and build something fantastic and perhaps let the adults join in too! We do ask that children 8 years and under are accompanied by an adult.
Date: 11 April 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: This fun, free activity takes place every second Saturday of the month - during term time. Come along and build something fantastic and perhaps let the adults join in too! We do ask that children 8 years and under are accompanied by an adult.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Lego model making

Lego Club (every Saturday)

Get creative at our Lego Club.
Date: 11 April 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Get creative at our Lego Club.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Crafts and making

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: 11 April 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
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: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Saturday story time (every Saturday)

Come and listen to stories for the under 5s.
Date: 11 April 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come and listen to stories for the under 5s.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Books & poetry