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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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Lego Challenge online

Join us online on our library Facebook page every Saturday morning. Different challenge each week. We would love you to post pictures of what you create. facebook.com/teignmouthlibrary
Date: 23 May 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us online on our library Facebook page every Saturday morning. Different challenge each week. We would love you to post pictures of what you create. facebook.com/teignmouthlibrary
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Lego Club Online

Lego Club Online - Every Saturday between 10am and 5pm. Visit our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/339312070363813/?source_id=503636033151760 to take part
Date: 23 May 2020
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Lego Club Online - Every Saturday between 10am and 5pm. Visit our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/339312070363813/?source_id=503636033151760 to take part
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Pyjamarama Storytime Live!

Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff every week. Just tune in to the Totnes Library Facebook page at facebook.com/TotnesLibrary and the event will be showing live from there. If you want a reminder click on the event 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.
Date: 30 May 2020
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Description: Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff every week. Just tune in to the Totnes Library Facebook page at facebook.com/TotnesLibrary and the event will be showing live from there. If you want a reminder click on the event 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.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

The 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. For further information and full contact details for your local library please visit our web page https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena.
Date: 30 May 2020
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
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. For further information and full contact details for your local library please visit our web page https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Celebrations

Spanish Conversation Group Online

AVAILABLE NOW! Search for 'South Molton Library Spanish Conversation Group' on Facebook and join Mary's group. Please contact Mary for more details via email: cm.i.tait@googlemail.com.
Date: 06 June 2020
Time: 11:30 - 11:30
Description: AVAILABLE NOW! Search for 'South Molton Library Spanish Conversation Group' on Facebook and join Mary's group. Please contact Mary for more details via email: cm.i.tait@googlemail.com.
Audience: Adult
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: 17 June 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:

Lego Club Online

All ages Lego enthusiasts and builders welcome at our weekly club online but available all the time. Join us on our Facebook page for LEGO building challenges. Share your LEGO creations on our events page we'd LOVE to see them.
Date: 17 June 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: All ages Lego enthusiasts and builders welcome at our weekly club online but available all the time. Join us on our Facebook page for LEGO building challenges. Share your LEGO creations on our events page we'd LOVE to see them.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Moments in time

A Facebook group for posting photos that capture these interesting times. Log into Facebook and search Combe Martin Library. 'https://facebook.com/CombeMartinLibrary/' Don't forget to like our page. :)
Date: 23 June 2020
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: A Facebook group for posting photos that capture these interesting times. Log into Facebook and search Combe Martin Library. 'https://facebook.com/CombeMartinLibrary/' Don't forget to like our page. :)
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: 26 June 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

Bounce & Rhyme ONLINE! - Every Tuesday

Join Ellie for <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/1097323350666453/'>Bounce and Rhyme</a>! Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 It's a great activity for you to enjoy with your little one. Singing to your child helps them to develop language and communication skills. Research even suggests music stimulates endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good hormones! If you've never been able to join us for <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/1097323350666453/'>Bounce and Rhyme</a> in person, here's your opportunity to see what it's like and maybe learn some new songs. And the videos will remain posted for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Date: 07 July 2020
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Join Ellie for Bounce and Rhyme! Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 It's a great activity for you to enjoy with your little one. Singing to your child helps them to develop language and communication skills. Research even suggests music stimulates endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good hormones! If you've never been able to join us for Bounce and Rhyme in person, here's your opportunity to see what it's like and maybe learn some new songs. And the videos will remain posted for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme: #StaySafeStayAlert

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:

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

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

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: 31 July 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:

Lego Club Weekly Online Challenge

Join us for our weekly lego challenge on our Facebook page.
Date: 01 August 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us for our weekly lego challenge on our Facebook page.
Audience: Child
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:

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: 04 August 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 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: 04 August 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:

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. Let's all have some silly summer fun! https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary
Date: 04 August 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. Let's all have some silly summer fun! https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary
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: 04 August 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:

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