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Newton Abbot Library sits within The Passmore Edwards Centre, a focal point for the local community. As well as the wide range of books, music, films, magazines and other resources, visitors to the area enjoy the Centre’s Café and courtyard, while community organisations and commercial companies can hire the Centre’s meeting rooms for events and meetings.

The Centre houses the UK’s second largest collection of railway studies books and reference materials after York's National Railway Museum and is an access point for adult learning.

Services

  • Cafe and courtyard
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Exhibition and display space
  • Self-service machines
  • Learning Disability Service Day Centre
  • Railway Studies Library
Newton Abbot Library events Newton Abbot Library events

Bounce & Rhyme

Bring your baby or toddler to our popular bounce and rhyme session. We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce and shout and generally have a great time!
Date: 18 January 2018
Time: 9:45 - 10:15
Description: Bring your baby or toddler to our popular bounce and rhyme session. We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce and shout and generally have a great time!
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme: Social

The Making of Chrysalis - 'Find out more' workshop

The Making of Chrysalis is a new Encounters project funded by Arts Council England. It invites people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in designing, making and building a fully equipped mobile space for community events, workshops, projects, activities and other uses not yet imagined! They need help with ideas about the design and end use of Chrysalis. The project is taking place in Kingsbridge, Totnes, Paignton, Stokenham and Newton Abbot throughout 2018. If Chrysalis is going to be successful and reflect how you'd like your community to come together and celebrate, learn and create in the future, then they need YOUR input and ideas. This is a FREE drop-in, find out more workshop. If you can't attend but are interested in being involved in this project, please contact admin@encounters-arts.org.uk, call Ruth on 07870698333 or Shelley on 07707498689.
Date: 24 January 2018
Time: 10:30 - 15:00
Description: The Making of Chrysalis is a new Encounters project funded by Arts Council England. It invites people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in designing, making and building a fully equipped mobile space for community events, workshops, projects, activities and other uses not yet imagined! They need help with ideas about the design and end use of Chrysalis. The project is taking place in Kingsbridge, Totnes, Paignton, Stokenham and Newton Abbot throughout 2018. If Chrysalis is going to be successful and reflect how you'd like your community to come together and celebrate, learn and create in the future, then they need YOUR input and ideas. This is a FREE drop-in, find out more workshop. If you can't attend but are interested in being involved in this project, please contact admin@encounters-arts.org.uk, call Ruth on 07870698333 or Shelley on 07707498689.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

Bring your baby or toddler to our popular bounce and rhyme session. We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce and shout and generally have a great time!
Date: 26 January 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Bring your baby or toddler to our popular bounce and rhyme session. We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce and shout and generally have a great time!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Thursday Reading Group

Reading Group led by Janette Gibbons every 2nd Thursday in the month. This group is currently full and operating a waiting list.
Date: 08 February 2018
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Description: Reading Group led by Janette Gibbons every 2nd Thursday in the month. This group is currently full and operating a waiting list.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Fab Lab Workshop - 3D Printed Keyrings

Get creative with Fab Lab Devon and print your own 3D keyring! In this 90 minute workshop, you'll get to use computer controlled machines that allow you to create your very own invention. This session is suitable for children ages betweem 8 and 12 years of age. Tickets cost £7.50 per child and can be bought from the below link. For more information about Fab Lab Devon, visit https://www.fablabdevon.org/
Date: 13 February 2018
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Description: Get creative with Fab Lab Devon and print your own 3D keyring! In this 90 minute workshop, you'll get to use computer controlled machines that allow you to create your very own invention. This session is suitable for children ages betweem 8 and 12 years of age. Tickets cost £7.50 per child and can be bought from the below link. For more information about Fab Lab Devon, visit https://www.fablabdevon.org/
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Crafts & Making

My Account

Opening hours:

Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue 09:00 - 18:00
Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00

 

Contact us:

Cheryl Marshall

Email: Newton Abbot Library
Tel: 01392 384012

Find us:

Passmore Edwards Centre
Market Street
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 2RJ