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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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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:

*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:

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

*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:

Knitwits

This fun, friendly group of ‘Witty Knitters’ meet every Tuesday. All levels welcome. Hot drinks are available at 50p.
Date: 01 September 2020
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: This fun, friendly group of ‘Witty Knitters’ meet every Tuesday. All levels welcome. Hot drinks are available at 50p.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Cancelled Until Further Notice - Stitchery

A local sewing bee which meets on Wednesday fortnightly. Bring your own handicraft projects (sewing, crochet, knitting etc) and share tips and inspiration. Contact Rose Williams 01803 833017 for more details
Date: 02 September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: A local sewing bee which meets on Wednesday fortnightly. Bring your own handicraft projects (sewing, crochet, knitting etc) and share tips and inspiration. Contact Rose Williams 01803 833017 for more details
Audience: All
Cost: £3.50
Theme:

Colouring and Coffee

Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Colouring for grown-ups. A friendly group and a nice way to relax for a couple of hours. Tea and coffee for a small donation. All materials supplied.
Date: 02 September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Colouring for grown-ups. A friendly group and a nice way to relax for a couple of hours. Tea and coffee for a small donation. All materials supplied.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Knit and Mix

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 05 September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Library Lego Builders

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Build a Lego creation to display in the library. We will choose a different theme each week for you to create your masterpiece.
Date: 05 September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Build a Lego creation to display in the library. We will choose a different theme each week for you to create your masterpiece.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Duplo and Lego Club

No instructions, just imagination! Access to thousands of Lego and Duplo elements and interesting pieces. Come along and joins us for some brilliant building, crazy creations and incredible inventions! Adults will get a chance to chill out with a cup of tea. Every Monday.
Date: 07 September 2020
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Description: No instructions, just imagination! Access to thousands of Lego and Duplo elements and interesting pieces. Come along and joins us for some brilliant building, crazy creations and incredible inventions! Adults will get a chance to chill out with a cup of tea. Every Monday.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Craft

This group meets in the library every third Thursday of each month to craft and chat. Please bring your own project and join in.
Date: 17 September 2020
Time: 14:30 - 16:00
Description: This group meets in the library every third Thursday of each month to craft and chat. Please bring your own project and join in.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Children’s Drop in Crafts Saturday

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Come and have fun with our monthly craft session. A different set of craft activities every month.
Date: 19 September 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Come and have fun with our monthly craft session. A different set of craft activities every month.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: