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Film Club
Film Club is returning! Dates for screenings will be: October 22nd, December 17th, February 25th, April 29th, June 24th. Wine and soft drinks provided for a donation, details of films TBC - watch this space!
Date: 17 December 2021
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Description: Film Club is returning! Dates for screenings will be: October 22nd, December 17th, February 25th, April 29th, June 24th. Wine and soft drinks provided for a donation, details of films TBC - watch this space!
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:
Get Creative
A craft group for adults with a different craft every month - why not try your hand at something new? First Wednesday of every month, let Cath know if you'd like to come along.
Date: 01 December 2021
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: A craft group for adults with a different craft every month - why not try your hand at something new? First Wednesday of every month, let Cath know if you'd like to come along.
Audience: All
Cost: £2.00
Theme:
In Conversation with Dominic Nolan
Join us for an online In Conversation with crime writer Dominic Nolan.</br> Dominic is the author of the widely acclaimed novels Past Life and After Dark both of which received glowing reviews from press and fellow authors alike. Dominic has been shortlisted for a CWA Short Story Dagger 2021.</br></br> Dominic will be talking to us about his new book Vine Street. Vine Street, set in 1930s Soho, blends caustic wit, rich characterisation and emotional punch – mixing fact and fiction, people real and imagined – to achieve a dazzling literary crime novel.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/368593851387759/'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 22 November 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join us for an online In Conversation with crime writer Dominic Nolan.
Dominic is the author of the widely acclaimed novels Past Life and After Dark both of which received glowing reviews from press and fellow authors alike. Dominic has been shortlisted for a CWA Short Story Dagger 2021.

Dominic will be talking to us about his new book Vine Street. Vine Street, set in 1930s Soho, blends caustic wit, rich characterisation and emotional punch – mixing fact and fiction, people real and imagined – to achieve a dazzling literary crime novel.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:
Michael Morpurgo Petroc Official
Award-winning author Michael Morpurgo will be talking about his latest books at The Stanbury Hall, Petroc. Pre-signed copies of Michael's books will be available to purchase on the day. Please note: Michael is unable to sign books at the event. Tickets previously booked for the postponed event in 2020 will be valid (unless you have received a refund). Photo credit: Phil Crow Tickets £6.50 per person, book here: https://bit.ly/3tOyKrH
Date: 13 November 2021
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Award-winning author Michael Morpurgo will be talking about his latest books at The Stanbury Hall, Petroc. Pre-signed copies of Michael's books will be available to purchase on the day. Please note: Michael is unable to sign books at the event. Tickets previously booked for the postponed event in 2020 will be valid (unless you have received a refund). Photo credit: Phil Crow Tickets £6.50 per person, book here: https://bit.ly/3tOyKrH
Audience: All
Cost: £6.50
Theme:
In Conversation with Kathryn Hughes
We are excited to be holding an online In Conversation with million-copy-bestselling author Kathryn Hughes.</br> Kathryn's first novel, The Letter, was a self-published word of mouth sensation, a Kindle number one bestseller for forty consecutive days before later being published by Headline. </br> Kathryn will be talking to us about her new book The Memory Box a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that an unforgettable epic story of love and war.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/682426742713864/'>here</a>.</br></br>
Date: 09 November 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: We are excited to be holding an online In Conversation with million-copy-bestselling author Kathryn Hughes.
Kathryn's first novel, The Letter, was a self-published word of mouth sensation, a Kindle number one bestseller for forty consecutive days before later being published by Headline.
Kathryn will be talking to us about her new book The Memory Box a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that an unforgettable epic story of love and war.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:
Evening Book Club
An informal, friendly meeting where we talk about our chosen book and share recommendations for a good read. Bimonthly on Friday evening, presently being held online. Please ring Crediton Library 01363 77258 or email crediton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk for details.
Date: 05 November 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: An informal, friendly meeting where we talk about our chosen book and share recommendations for a good read. Bimonthly on Friday evening, presently being held online. Please ring Crediton Library 01363 77258 or email crediton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk for details.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
Get Creative
A craft group for adults with a different craft every month - why not try your hand at something new? First Wednesday of every month, let Cath know if you'd like to come along. (Please note December's meeting will be on 8/12/21)
Date: 03 November 2021
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: A craft group for adults with a different craft every month - why not try your hand at something new? First Wednesday of every month, let Cath know if you'd like to come along. (Please note December's meeting will be on 8/12/21)
Audience: All
Cost: £2.00
Theme:
Stories and Colouring with Triona Harris
Join us for a special stories and colouring session with Triona Harris, author of The Tomluc Tree.</br></br> Free event!</br></br> No need to book, just drop-in</br></br>
Date: 30 October 2021
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Join us for a special stories and colouring session with Triona Harris, author of The Tomluc Tree.

Free event!

No need to book, just drop-in

Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:
Harry The Hippopotamus Storytime with Andy Cooper
Join us for this special storytime session with Andy Cooper, author of Harry The Hippopotamus.
Date: 29 October 2021
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Join us for this special storytime session with Andy Cooper, author of Harry The Hippopotamus.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:
In Conversation - Virtual Night In
Exeter Library and Books In The City present an In Conversation Virtual Night In. Join Laura Bambrey, Simon Booker, Jackie Fraser & Florence Keeling, in conversation with Karen from Exeter Library.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/ExeterLibrary'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 26 October 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Exeter Library and Books In The City present an In Conversation Virtual Night In. Join Laura Bambrey, Simon Booker, Jackie Fraser & Florence Keeling, in conversation with Karen from Exeter Library.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online Author Event
Boogie Books
Experience the magic of stories through music and movement! Suitable for under 5s. Places are currently limited so please book to avoid disappointment. £2 for the first child, £1 for siblings.
Date: 22 October 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Description: Experience the magic of stories through music and movement! Suitable for under 5s. Places are currently limited so please book to avoid disappointment. £2 for the first child, £1 for siblings.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:
In Conversation with Mary Paulson-Ellis
Join us for an online In Conversation event with Mary Paulson-Ellis, bestselling author of The Other Mrs Walker, a Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year.</br> Mary will be chatting to Exeter Library's Karen about Emily Noble's Disgrace, her new book published in August 2021.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/150392030553339/'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 19 October 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join us for an online In Conversation event with Mary Paulson-Ellis, bestselling author of The Other Mrs Walker, a Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year.
Mary will be chatting to Exeter Library's Karen about Emily Noble's Disgrace, her new book published in August 2021.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online Author Event
In Conversation with Kate Lord Brown
Join us for an online In Conversation event with author Kate Lord Brown talking about her book 'A Summer at the Castle'.</br></br> Kate was a finalist in ITV's The People's Author contest, and her novel 'The Perfume Garden', which has been published in nine languages, was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year 2014. She was regional winner of the BBC International Radio Playwriting competition this year, and she holds an MA in Creative Writing. Her books have been top ten bestsellers in the UK, Canada, and several European countries. In 2020 she was highly commended in the RNA Elizabeth Goudge Trophy.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/202115791788530/'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 18 October 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join us for an online In Conversation event with author Kate Lord Brown talking about her book 'A Summer at the Castle'.

Kate was a finalist in ITV's The People's Author contest, and her novel 'The Perfume Garden', which has been published in nine languages, was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year 2014. She was regional winner of the BBC International Radio Playwriting competition this year, and she holds an MA in Creative Writing. Her books have been top ten bestsellers in the UK, Canada, and several European countries. In 2020 she was highly commended in the RNA Elizabeth Goudge Trophy.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online Author Event
The Glass Room Exhibition
The Glass Room is an exhibition where you can explore how social media and the web have changed the way we read information and react to it. It examines the relationship between personal data, targeting and our opinions, views and behaviours, as well as the business models behind it.
Date: 18 October 2021
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: The Glass Room is an exhibition where you can explore how social media and the web have changed the way we read information and react to it. It examines the relationship between personal data, targeting and our opinions, views and behaviours, as well as the business models behind it.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce and Rhyme
Bounce and Rhyme is back! Come along with your baby or toddler, join in with songs and rhymes, choose some books and chat to other parents. Every Thursday during term time.
Date: 14 October 2021
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Description: Bounce and Rhyme is back! Come along with your baby or toddler, join in with songs and rhymes, choose some books and chat to other parents. Every Thursday during term time.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Free Legal Clinic
Kingsbridge Library every second Tuesday of the month. Free help and advice with a professional from Start Point Law. Please contact the library for an appointment.
Date: 12 October 2021
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Kingsbridge Library every second Tuesday of the month. Free help and advice with a professional from Start Point Law. Please contact the library for an appointment.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Help and Advice
In Conversation with Sandie Jones
Join us as for an online In Conversation event with Sandie Jones as she talks to Exeter Library's Karen about her new book 'The Guilt Trip'.</br> This a dark and twisty psychological thriller from the author of the Reese Witherspoon book club favourite 'The Other Woman'.</br></br> A freelance journalist, she has contributed to the Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Woman’s Weekly and Hello magazine. She lives in London with her husband and three children.</br></br> For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/347375807106933/'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 11 October 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join us as for an online In Conversation event with Sandie Jones as she talks to Exeter Library's Karen about her new book 'The Guilt Trip'.
This a dark and twisty psychological thriller from the author of the Reese Witherspoon book club favourite 'The Other Woman'.

A freelance journalist, she has contributed to the Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Woman’s Weekly and Hello magazine. She lives in London with her husband and three children.

For more information about the event and to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Online Author Event
Northcott Theatre's Adventure Hour (SOLD OUT)
Join Exeter Northcott Theatre at the Library this Autumn for Adventure Hour: a series of free creative sessions for families with children.</br> The sessions are suitable for most little ones, but are best for ages 2 – 4.</br></br> In each session, we will go on an exciting adventure together – exploring new places, moving our bodies, singing songs, telling stories, and making something to take home with us.</br> Grown-ups can join in too: Adventure Hour is a chance to play and create together.</br></br> Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance.</br> For more information about the event and to book tickets, click <a href='https://www.exeternorthcott.co.uk/get-creative/wellbeing-and-performance-projects/adventure-hour/adventure-hour-exeter-library/'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 09 October 2021
Time: 9:30 - 11:00
Description: Join Exeter Northcott Theatre at the Library this Autumn for Adventure Hour: a series of free creative sessions for families with children.
The sessions are suitable for most little ones, but are best for ages 2 – 4.

In each session, we will go on an exciting adventure together – exploring new places, moving our bodies, singing songs, telling stories, and making something to take home with us.
Grown-ups can join in too: Adventure Hour is a chance to play and create together.

Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance.
For more information about the event and to book tickets, click here.

Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Part of the Unfinished Business Season
Boogie Books
Experience the magic of stories through music and movement! Suitable for under 5s. Places are currently limited so please book to avoid disappointment. £2 for the first child, £1 for siblings.
Date: 08 October 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Description: Experience the magic of stories through music and movement! Suitable for under 5s. Places are currently limited so please book to avoid disappointment. £2 for the first child, £1 for siblings.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:
Bounce and Rhyme
Bounce and Rhyme is back! Come along with your baby or toddler, join in with songs and rhymes, choose some books and chat to other parents.
Date: 07 October 2021
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Description: Bounce and Rhyme is back! Come along with your baby or toddler, join in with songs and rhymes, choose some books and chat to other parents.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
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