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Unlocking the Cage augmented reality experience, South Molton Library (23rd Feb - 9th March)
<br> <img src='https://librariesunlimitedsw-my.sharepoint.com/personal/olivia_desborough_librariesunlimited_org_uk/Documents/Desktop/Installation%20Unlocking%20the%20Cage%20sml.jpg?Web=1' alt=> <br> Come to South Molton Library (23rd Feb - 9th March) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full. <br> <br> No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours. <br>
Date: 23 February 2023
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description:

Come to South Molton Library (23rd Feb - 9th March) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women.

Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022.

Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full.

No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: art installation
Unlocking the Cage augmented reality experience, Teignmouth Library (1st-15th Feb)
<br> <img src='https://librariesunlimitedsw-my.sharepoint.com/personal/olivia_desborough_librariesunlimited_org_uk/Documents/Desktop/Installation%20Unlocking%20the%20Cage%20sml.jpg?Web=1' alt=> <br> Come to Teignmouth Library (1st-15th Feb) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full. <br> <br> No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours. <br>
Date: 01 February 2023
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description:

Come to Teignmouth Library (1st-15th Feb) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women.

Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022.

Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full.

No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: art installation
Unlocking the Cage augmented reality experience, Sidmouth Library (12th-26th Jan)
<br> <img src='https://librariesunlimitedsw-my.sharepoint.com/personal/olivia_desborough_librariesunlimited_org_uk/Documents/Desktop/Installation%20Unlocking%20the%20Cage%20sml.jpg?Web=1' alt=> <br> Come to Sidmouth Library (12th-26th Jan 2023) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full. <br> <br> No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours. <br>
Date: 12 January 2023
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description:

Come to Sidmouth Library (12th-26th Jan 2023) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women.

Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022.

Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full.

No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: art installation
Unlocking the Cage augmented reality experience, Tiverton Library (5th Nov-3rd Dec)
<br> <img src='https://librariesunlimitedsw-my.sharepoint.com/personal/olivia_desborough_librariesunlimited_org_uk/Documents/Desktop/Installation%20Unlocking%20the%20Cage%20sml.jpg?Web=1' alt=> <br> Come to Tiverton Library (5th Nov-3rd Dec) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full. <br> <br> No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours. <br>
Date: 05 November 2022
Time: 9:00 - 18:00
Description:

Come to Tiverton Library (5th Nov-3rd Dec) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women.

Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022.

Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full.

No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: art installation
Unlocking the Cage augmented reality experience, Torrington Library (14th-28th Oct)
<br> <img src='https://librariesunlimitedsw-my.sharepoint.com/personal/olivia_desborough_librariesunlimited_org_uk/Documents/Desktop/Installation%20Unlocking%20the%20Cage%20sml.jpg?Web=1' alt=> <br> Come to Torrington Library (14th-28th October) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full. <br> <br> No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours. <br>
Date: 14 October 2022
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description:

Come to Torrington Library (14th-28th October) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women.

Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022.

Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full.

No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Art installation
Unlocking the Cage augmented reality experience, Ivybridge Library (22nd Sept-6th Oct)
<br> <img src='https://librariesunlimitedsw.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/sites/evolveteam/_layouts/15/Doc.aspx?sourcedoc=%7B36A8D19B-85A1-456B-8336-B41675FBCA4A%7D&file=Notes%20from%20visit%20to%20The%20Box%2010.6.22.docx&action=default&mobileredirect=true' alt=> <br> Come to Ivybridge Library (22nd Sept - 6th Oct) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full. <br> <br> No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours. <br>
Date: 22 September 2022
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description:

Come to Ivybridge Library (22nd Sept - 6th Oct) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women.

Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022.

Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full.

No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Art installation
Exeter Library's Special Collections 'White Glove' Experience
<img src='https://img.evbuc.com/https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F291146999%2F115801397961%2F1%2Foriginal.20220525-102043?w=800&auto=format%2Ccompress&q=75&sharp=10&rect=0%2C78%2C3600%2C1800&s=91431472227dc82100575b262619157c' alt=''></br></br> Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing. </br> Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but to celebrate Heritage Open Days, we will have a selection out on display, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books.</br></br> <b>Sessions available:</br> 14:00-15:00pm</br> 15:00-16:00pm</b></br></br> Booking available via <a href='https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exeter-librarys-special-collections-white-glove-experience-tickets-348668997357'>Eventbrite</a>.</br> Spaces are limited.</br></br> Come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books!</br></br>
Date: 14 September 2022
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description:

Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing.
Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but to celebrate Heritage Open Days, we will have a selection out on display, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books.

Sessions available:
14:00-15:00pm
15:00-16:00pm


Booking available via Eventbrite.
Spaces are limited.

Come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books!

Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Heritage Open Days
Exeter Library's Special Collections 'White Glove' Experience
<img src='https://img.evbuc.com/https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F291146999%2F115801397961%2F1%2Foriginal.20220525-102043?w=800&auto=format%2Ccompress&q=75&sharp=10&rect=0%2C78%2C3600%2C1800&s=91431472227dc82100575b262619157c' alt=''></br></br> Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing. </br> Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but to celebrate Heritage Open Days, we will have a selection out on display, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books.</br></br> <b>Sessions available:</br> 10:00-11:00am</br> 11:00-12:00pm</b></br></br> Booking available via <a href='https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exeter-librarys-special-collections-white-glove-experience-tickets-348668997357'>Eventbrite</a>.</br> Spaces are limited.</br></br> Come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books!</br></br>
Date: 12 September 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description:

Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing.
Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but to celebrate Heritage Open Days, we will have a selection out on display, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books.

Sessions available:
10:00-11:00am
11:00-12:00pm


Booking available via Eventbrite.
Spaces are limited.

Come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books!

Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Heritage Open Days
Unlocking the Cage augmented reality experience, Crediton Library (3rd-17th September)
<br> <img src='https://librariesunlimitedsw-my.sharepoint.com/personal/olivia_desborough_librariesunlimited_org_uk/Documents/Desktop/Installation%20Unlocking%20the%20Cage%20sml.jpg?Web=1' alt=> <br> Come to Crediton Library (3rd - 17th September) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full. <br> <br> No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours.
Date: 03 September 2022
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description:

Come to Crediton Library (3rd - 17th September) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women.

Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022.

Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full.

No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: art installation
Brick Ideas Motorised Lego
Design, build and test with Lego and motors in this popular and fun session. Suitable for children aged 7-11. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. £5 per child. Booking essential at the library or by phone 01271 318782
Date: 30 August 2022
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Design, build and test with Lego and motors in this popular and fun session. Suitable for children aged 7-11. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. £5 per child. Booking essential at the library or by phone 01271 318782
Audience: Child
Cost: £5.00
Theme:
Let's Draw Some Robots
Fun and FREE drawing workshop for 8+yrs. Booking essential as places are limited. To book call 01271 318782
Date: 26 August 2022
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Fun and FREE drawing workshop for 8+yrs. Booking essential as places are limited. To book call 01271 318782
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:
Super Science Session
Calling all Gadgeteers! Book a seat at our Super Science table.  Join us to explore and experiment with three fun STEM activities (science, technology, engineering and maths) to get those clever brains learning and discovering!  Suitable for ages 5+ Booking in advance is essential.
Date: 25 August 2022
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Calling all Gadgeteers! Book a seat at our Super Science table.  Join us to explore and experiment with three fun STEM activities (science, technology, engineering and maths) to get those clever brains learning and discovering!  Suitable for ages 5+ Booking in advance is essential.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Story Time and Craft
Enjoy some stories with Carol followed by a Craft, Suitable for 4-10 year olds. Numbers limited so get your ticket early to secure your place.
Date: 22 August 2022
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Enjoy some stories with Carol followed by a Craft, Suitable for 4-10 year olds. Numbers limited so get your ticket early to secure your place.
Audience: Child
Cost: 50p
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Science fun with Rachel
Simple fun experiments with Rachel. Making and Creating with science. Will be outside, weather permitting. Old clothes recommended! Spaces limited so get your ticket now to secure your place.
Date: 19 August 2022
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Description: Simple fun experiments with Rachel. Making and Creating with science. Will be outside, weather permitting. Old clothes recommended! Spaces limited so get your ticket now to secure your place.
Audience: Child
Cost: 50p
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
LITCRAFT - Minecraft Treasure Island Workshops
Tuesday 16th August 14:00-15:30 & Thursday 18th August 10:30-12:00 Discover the magic of reading with Minecraft! Join us for two sessions of discovery and shipshape challenges within the world of the well-loved book, Treasure Island. Suitable for children aged 8-12. Participants attend both sessions. Please book in advance in the library to avoid disappointment.
Date: 16 August 2022
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Tuesday 16th August 14:00-15:30 & Thursday 18th August 10:30-12:00 Discover the magic of reading with Minecraft! Join us for two sessions of discovery and shipshape challenges within the world of the well-loved book, Treasure Island. Suitable for children aged 8-12. Participants attend both sessions. Please book in advance in the library to avoid disappointment.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Circus Skills Workshop
Circus skills workshop for children aged 5-11 yrs with Circus Berzerkus. £3 booking essential. Bookings can be made at the library or by phone 01271 318782. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Date: 13 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Circus skills workshop for children aged 5-11 yrs with Circus Berzerkus. £3 booking essential. Bookings can be made at the library or by phone 01271 318782. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Audience: Child
Cost: £3.00
Theme:
Building Bridges with Willmott Dixon
Are you a budding designer? Do you enjoy building things? Come and have a go at designing and building Bridges Session suitable for 6-10 year olds. Sidmouth Library working with Willmott Dixon. Spaces limited so get your ticket early.
Date: 11 August 2022
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Are you a budding designer? Do you enjoy building things? Come and have a go at designing and building Bridges Session suitable for 6-10 year olds. Sidmouth Library working with Willmott Dixon. Spaces limited so get your ticket early.
Audience: Child
Cost: £1.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge, Gadgeteers
Shipwreck Sam - Boo to a Goose Theatre
Boo to a Goose Theatre return with a nautical tale for children aged 4-10 and their families. Choose from a morning or afternoon performance. Tickets £3 per child available from library. Please book in advance as spaces are limited. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Date: 10 August 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Boo to a Goose Theatre return with a nautical tale for children aged 4-10 and their families. Choose from a morning or afternoon performance. Tickets £3 per child available from library. Please book in advance as spaces are limited. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Audience: Child
Cost: £3.00
Theme:
Building Bridges with Willmott Dixon Construction
Are you a budding designer? Do you enjoy building things? Is tech something you’re interested in? Come and have a go at building bridges. Ages 6-10 Booking in advance is essential.
Date: 09 August 2022
Time: 14:00 - 14:45
Description: Are you a budding designer? Do you enjoy building things? Is tech something you’re interested in? Come and have a go at building bridges. Ages 6-10 Booking in advance is essential.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Virtual Reality demos with Willmott Dixon Construction
Are you a budding designer? Do you enjoy building things? Is tech something you’re interested in? Come and have a go at virtual reality demonstrations. Ages 11-16 Booking in advance is essential
Date: 09 August 2022
Time: 15:00 - 15:45
Description: Are you a budding designer? Do you enjoy building things? Is tech something you’re interested in? Come and have a go at virtual reality demonstrations. Ages 11-16 Booking in advance is essential
Audience: Teen
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

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