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Roadmap for reintroducing in-person library services. Find out more about our services from Monday 12th April. Services may differ per library. Learn more on our Covid-19 updates page.

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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 can enjoy the Owl and the Pussycat café and courtyard, while community organisations and commercial companies can hire the Centre’s meeting rooms for events and meetings. To find out more about the range of meeting rooms and event spaces available for hire, click here

The friendly library staff are on hand to help and support you with any queries, and regularly host a range of events and activities from storytimes for children, author events, book groups and IT support. 

Newton Abbot Library is also home to 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

Newton Abbot Library events

Cream and Punishment - A Devonshire Murder Mystery
Welcome all crime lovers to our second murder mystery night, featuring a deliciously dreadful drama with a dollop of Devonshire flavour. Friends, colleagues and loved ones of local business man Victor Swan gather aboard a river boat to celebrate his retirement. It's party time, however Victor also has an important announcement to make, his successor. Before this precious piece of information can be revealed, Victor is murdered! Host 'Detective' Schofield makes a return and needs YOUR help! Watch the testimony of four witnesses and assess the scene of crime report to discover the culprit. This is a virtual event, written and performed by library staff, will be hosted on our YouTube page. Every ticket holder will be emailed a unique YouTube link one day prior to the event, as well as a digital evidence report that will help you to solve the mystery. This link will grant you access to the event, so keep it safe! Tickets are just £3.50, and can be purchased on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cream-punishment-a-virtual-devonshire-murder-mystery-tickets-149676870549?aff=erelexpmlt. Every penny we make goes towards our charity, Libraries Unlimited.
Date: 07 May 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Welcome all crime lovers to our second murder mystery night, featuring a deliciously dreadful drama with a dollop of Devonshire flavour. Friends, colleagues and loved ones of local business man Victor Swan gather aboard a river boat to celebrate his retirement. It's party time, however Victor also has an important announcement to make, his successor. Before this precious piece of information can be revealed, Victor is murdered! Host 'Detective' Schofield makes a return and needs YOUR help! Watch the testimony of four witnesses and assess the scene of crime report to discover the culprit. This is a virtual event, written and performed by library staff, will be hosted on our YouTube page. Every ticket holder will be emailed a unique YouTube link one day prior to the event, as well as a digital evidence report that will help you to solve the mystery. This link will grant you access to the event, so keep it safe! Tickets are just £3.50, and can be purchased on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cream-punishment-a-virtual-devonshire-murder-mystery-tickets-149676870549?aff=erelexpmlt. Every penny we make goes towards our charity, Libraries Unlimited.
Audience: Adult
Cost: £3.50
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Temporary opening hours

Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00

 

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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:

Email: Newton Abbot Library
Tel: 01626 886223

Find us:

Passmore Edwards Centre
Market Street
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 2RJ