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Poetry Corner at Barnstaple Library
A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting. Enquire at the library for more details. 01271 318780 barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 27 August 2022
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting. Enquire at the library for more details. 01271 318780 barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Drop-in Family Art Session at Honiton Library
Part of Evolve, Libraries Unlimited's arts initiative. No tickets required, just drop in and be artistically inspired!
Date: 27 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Part of Evolve, Libraries Unlimited's arts initiative. No tickets required, just drop in and be artistically inspired!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Lego Club at Exmouth Library
Do you love Lego? Yes?! Then you need to join Lego Club! Every Saturday at Exmouth Library we host a morning of Lego fun! Take part in one of our challenges or get creative with those bricks! It's completely free with no need to book and all ages are welcome.
Date: 27 August 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Do you love Lego? Yes?! Then you need to join Lego Club! Every Saturday at Exmouth Library we host a morning of Lego fun! Take part in one of our challenges or get creative with those bricks! It's completely free with no need to book and all ages are welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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The Big Kids Summer Takeover at Exeter Library
<img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FY1QInUWQAAzEWG?format=jpg&name=4096x4096' alt=''></b></b> We are taking over the entire ground floor of the library for a massive kids summer party to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge!</b> Expect a bouncy castle, crafts, face painting, ice cream, carnival games and so much more!</b></b> Free all day, just drop-in.</b></b>
Date: 27 August 2022
Time: 9:00 - 16:00
Description: We are taking over the entire ground floor of the library for a massive kids summer party to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge! Expect a bouncy castle, crafts, face painting, ice cream, carnival games and so much more! Free all day, just drop-in.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Book Club
An informal, friendly meeting where we talk about our chosen book and share recommendations for a good read. Monthly on the last Friday morning of the month. Please drop in or ring Crediton Library 01363 77258 for details. Annual reading group set fee divided between the book club members.
Date: 26 August 2022
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: An informal, friendly meeting where we talk about our chosen book and share recommendations for a good read. Monthly on the last Friday morning of the month. Please drop in or ring Crediton Library 01363 77258 for details. Annual reading group set fee divided between the book club members.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Please see event description
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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
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Storytime at Honiton Library
Storytime for children of all ages, no ticket required.
Date: 26 August 2022
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Storytime for children of all ages, no ticket required.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
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Art and Crafts - Newton Abbot
<p> </p>This week, the focus is on BOTANY: create a beautiful plant! <p> </p> A free Arts and crafts drop-in session with free lunch provided for families and the chance to record a book review for radio broadcast! Sessions are suitable for families with children aged 3+. <p> </p>This is hosted by Sound Art Radio, as part of Devon County Council's Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF). <p> </p> Suitable for children ages 3+ <p> </p> <p> </p>
Date: 26 August 2022
Time: 11:00 - 15:00
Description:

This week, the focus is on BOTANY: create a beautiful plant!

A free Arts and crafts drop-in session with free lunch provided for families and the chance to record a book review for radio broadcast! Sessions are suitable for families with children aged 3+.

This is hosted by Sound Art Radio, as part of Devon County Council's Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF).

Suitable for children ages 3+

Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Bridge building and Virtual bridge building
From 10-11am Bridge building for 6-11 year olds. 11am-12pm Virtual bridge building 11-16 year olds. Fun and interactive workshops with Willmott Dixon Construction. Free but PLEASE BOOK with the library. #SummerReadingChallenge
Date: 26 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: From 10-11am Bridge building for 6-11 year olds. 11am-12pm Virtual bridge building 11-16 year olds. Fun and interactive workshops with Willmott Dixon Construction. Free but PLEASE BOOK with the library. #SummerReadingChallenge
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: #summerreadingchallenge #building #technology
Sciencedipity Engineering Challenges Workshop at Exeter Library
Take part in engineering challenges & make a marble run or pom-pom launcher to keep at this Sciencedipity workshop.</br></br> <b>3 sessions available:</br> 10:00 - 11:00pm</br> 12:00 - 13:00pm</br> 14:00 - 15:00</b></br></br> Tickets are £7 and can be purchased at Exeter Library.</br> Alternatively tickets can be purchased over the phone on 01392 407027</br></br>
Date: 26 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Description: Take part in engineering challenges & make a marble run or pom-pom launcher to keep at this Sciencedipity workshop.

3 sessions available:
10:00 - 11:00pm
12:00 - 13:00pm
14:00 - 15:00


Tickets are £7 and can be purchased at Exeter Library.
Alternatively tickets can be purchased over the phone on 01392 407027

Audience: Child
Cost: £7.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Digital Champions - Social Media
<p> </p>Digital Devon is a project that provides community learning to Devon residents, upskilling participants in basic online digital skills. <p> </p>Bring in your laptops, tablets and smartphones for a free digital session on how to use social media. This is a drop-in, 1:1 session. <p> </p><p> </p>
Date: 25 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description:

Digital Devon is a project that provides community learning to Devon residents, upskilling participants in basic online digital skills.

Bring in your laptops, tablets and smartphones for a free digital session on how to use social media. This is a drop-in, 1:1 session.

Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Digital Skills
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
Bounce and Rhyme at Exmouth Library (Babies)
Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Date: 25 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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Bounce and Rhyme at Exmouth Library (Toddlers)
Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Date: 25 August 2022
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Come and join us for our Bounce & Rhyme session to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. Free event. No need to book. Location: Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, EX8 1PS.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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Sciencedipity Van de Graff Generator Workshop at Exeter Library
Join in during this Sciencedipity workshop for a Van de Graff generator demonstration, static fun activities, simple circuits & light up play dough models.</br></br> <b>3 sessions available:</br> 10:00 - 11:00pm</br> 12:00 - 13:00pm</br> 14:00 - 15:00</b></br></br> Tickets are £7 and can be purchased at Exeter Library.</br> Alternatively tickets can be purchased over the phone on 01392 407027</br></br>
Date: 24 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Description: Join in during this Sciencedipity workshop for a Van de Graff generator demonstration, static fun activities, simple circuits & light up play dough models.

3 sessions available:
10:00 - 11:00pm
12:00 - 13:00pm
14:00 - 15:00


Tickets are £7 and can be purchased at Exeter Library.
Alternatively tickets can be purchased over the phone on 01392 407027

Audience: Child
Cost: £7.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Look at nature slides under microscopes
The microscopes will be out with an assortment of fascinating slides for you to look at. £1 donation per child
Date: 24 August 2022
Time: 10:30 - 12:15
Description: The microscopes will be out with an assortment of fascinating slides for you to look at. £1 donation per child
Audience: Child
Cost: £1.00
Theme: Summer reading Challenge
Book Group
Collect the monthly book from the library then meet to discuss at the end of the month. Please speak to staff if you are interested in joining in.
Date: 23 August 2022
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Collect the monthly book from the library then meet to discuss at the end of the month. Please speak to staff if you are interested in joining in.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
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Story Time and Craft
Enjoy some stories with Carol followed by a Craft, Suitable for 4-7 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 4-7 year olds. Numbers limited so get your ticket early to secure your place.
Audience: Child
Cost: 50p
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Balloon Powered Lego Cars
Have fun making Duplo and Lego cars powered by balloons and see how far and how fast they go. Free drop-in, no need to book.
Date: 22 August 2022
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Description: Have fun making Duplo and Lego cars powered by balloons and see how far and how fast they go. Free drop-in, no need to book.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Family Photowalk
Family photowalk around Castle Green and Castle Mound Barnstaple with photographer Mandi McCormack. A free event suitable for children 7-11 who must be accompanied by an adult. In this fun workshop, each child will be supplied with a camera and set challenges with a list of objects to photograph. The walk will last around one hour and we will then return to the library to upload and discuss the photographs. Booking essential as places are limited. Book at the library or call 01271 318780
Date: 22 August 2022
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Family photowalk around Castle Green and Castle Mound Barnstaple with photographer Mandi McCormack. A free event suitable for children 7-11 who must be accompanied by an adult. In this fun workshop, each child will be supplied with a camera and set challenges with a list of objects to photograph. The walk will last around one hour and we will then return to the library to upload and discuss the photographs. Booking essential as places are limited. Book at the library or call 01271 318780
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
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