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Title: Like us on Facebook
Date:Anytime
Time: Anytime
Description: Like our facebook page to get up to date information about our events and hear about the news.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: N/A
Bookings: N/A
 
Title:Summer Reading Challenge - Animal Agents - Launch Event
Date:Saturday 15 July
Time: 10:00-15:00
Description: Join us for a day of crafts and activities and sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Come and meet animals from Exmoor Zoo, Exmoor Pony Centre, Really Wild Learning and Safe Haven Exotics, along with local authors and a range of stalls and crafts.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: N/A
 
Title:Summer Reading Challenge - Animal Agents - Craft Session with WOW Scrapstore
Date:Thursday 3 August
Time: 10:00-12:00
Description: Help the Animal Agents fight crime with your own crime fighting kit! Make magnifying glasses, finger printing sheets, forensic cases and sample containers, flashlights and detective ID.
Audience:For children of all ages.Please note that all children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
Cost: £2.50 per child, payable at the time of booking
Bookings: To book your place call in to Barnstaple Library
Partner: WOW Scrapstore
 
Title:Summer Reading Challenge - Animal Agents - A Serious Break in at Barnstaple Library!
Date:Tuesday 8 August
Time: 10:30-11:30
Description: Certificates stolen, books ruined, pot plants destroyed and Sharon's sandwiches eaten! Animal Agents from Exmoor Zoo have been called. Look at the forensic evidence, examine the clues to find out who's responsible.
Audience:Suitable for all ages. Please note that all children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
Cost: £2.50 per ticket, payable at the time of booking
Bookings: Booking is essential, call in to Barnstaple Library to book your place.
Partner: Exmoor Zoo
 
Title:Summer Reading Challenge - Animal Agents - Craft Session with WOW Scrapstore- Top Secret
Date:Thursday 10 August
Time: 10:00-12:00
Description: Help the Animal Agents with their Top Secret work! Make your own spy gadgets, make a hidden place for all your secrets, create your own Top Secret folder and some clever disguises.
Audience:Suitable for children of all ages.Please note that all children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
Cost: £2.50 per child, payable at the time of booking
Bookings: To Book your place call in to Barnstaple Library
Partner: WOW Scrapstore
 
Title:Summer Reading Challenge - Animal Agents - Stories and Movement for Pre-School Age Children
Date:Tuesday 15 August
Time: 10:00-10:45
Description: Explore the exciting world of stories through music, movement and dance.
Audience:Under 5. Please note that all children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
Cost: £1.00 per child. Payable at the time of booking
Bookings: Booking is essential, call in to Barnstaple Library to book your place.
Partner: dance in devon
 
Title:Summer Reading Challenge - Animal Agents - Author Reading and Crafts with Olli Tooley
Date:Monday 14 August
Time: 10:00-11:30
Description: Join local author Olli Tooley to hear readings from "For Cats Eyes Only', specially written for this year's challenge, and enjoy some fun craft activities. Please note all children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
Audience:Children aged 6 years and over
Cost: £2.00 per child, payable at the time of booking
Bookings: To book your place call in to Barnstaple library
 
Title:Summer Reading Challenge - Animal Agents - WOW Scrapstore Craft Session - Puzzles
Date:Thursday 17 August
Time: 10:00-12:00
Description: Test your Animal Agents, make them some puzzles! Make your own puzzles, mazes and secret gadgets to foil the Animal Agents in their search for clues.
Audience:Suitable for children of all ages.Please note that all children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
Cost: £2.50 per child, payable at the time of booking
Bookings: To Book your place call in to Barnstaple Library
Partner: WOW Scrapstore
 
Title:Summer Reading Challenge - Animal Agents - Really Wild Learning
Date:Monday 21 August
Time: 10:30-11:30
Description: Exciting, educational animal encounters with a qualified teacher. Come and meet some unusual creatures.
Audience:Suitable for children of all ages. Please note that all children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
Cost: £2.50 per ticket, payable at time of booking
Bookings: Booking is essential, call in to Barnstaple Library to book your place.
Partner: Really Wild Learning
 
Title:Summer Reading Challenge - Animal Agents - Stories and Movement for Pre School Children
Date:Tuesday 22 August
Time: 11:00-11:45
Description: Explore the exciting world of stories through music, movement and dance.
Audience:Pre-school age childrenPlease note that all children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
Cost: £1.00 per child. Payable at the time of booking
Bookings: Booking is essential, call in to Barnstaple Library to book your place.
Partner: dance in devon
 
Title:Summer Reading Challenge - Animal Agents - Storytelling from around the world with Clive Pig
Date:Thursday 24 August
Time: 11:00-12:00
Description: Clive Pig, international storyteller and author, has performed at No 10 Downing street, Glastonbury Festival and all over the world, now he's coming to Barnstaple Library to share stories from around the world. Suitable for everyone from 4 - 104. Please note that all children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: £2.50 per ticket, payable at the time of booking
Bookings: Booking is essential, please book your place at Barnstaple Library
 
Title:Summer Reading Challenge - Animal Agents - Creative Writing with Clive Pig
Date:Thursday 24 August
Time: 13:30-15:00
Description: Creative writing workshop, for ages 5 - 11 years, with International Storyteller and author Clive Pig. Clive has previously performed at no 10 Downing Street, The Glastonbury Festival, the Zaa'taro refugee camp in Jordan, Argentina and Peru... and now Barnstaple Library. Please note all children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
Audience:Children aged 5 - 11
Cost: £2.50 per child, payable at the time of booking
Bookings: To book your place call in to Barnstaple Library.
 
Title:Summer Reading Challenge - Animal Agents - Sciencedipity Workshop - Science inspired by The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who
Date:Friday 1 September
Time: 10:00-11:00
Description: Fun science workshop inspired by The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who by Dr Seuss. Suitable for children of all ages. Please note all children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
Audience:Children
Cost: £3.50 per child, payable at the time of booking.
Bookings: To book your place call in to Barnstaple Library
 
Title:Summer Reading Challenge - Animal Agents Sciencedipity Workshop - Science inspired by The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who
Date:Friday 1 September
Time: 11:30-12:30
Description: Fun Science workshop inspired by The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who by Dr Seuss. Suitable for children of all ages. Children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
Audience:Children of all ages
Cost: £3.50 per child payable at the time of booking
Bookings: Booking is essential to book your place call in to Barnstaple Library
 
Title:Summer Reading Challenge - Animal Agents Sciencedipity Workshop - Science inspired by Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat
Date:Friday 1st September
Time: 13.30 - 14.30
Description: fun Science experiments inspired by Dr Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat.
Audience:Children of all ages.
Cost: £3.50 per child, payable at the time of booking.
Bookings: Booking is essential, to book your place call in to Barnstaple Library
 
Title:Summer Reading Challenge - Animal Agents Sciencedipity Workshop - Science inspired by Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat
Date:Friday 1st September
Time: 15.00 - 16.00
Description: Fun Science workshop inspired by Dr Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat.
Audience:children of all ages.
Cost: £3.50 per child payable at the time of booking
Bookings: Booking is essential, to bok your palce call in to Barnstaple Library
 
Title: Technical Assistance
Date:First Friday of the month
Time: 10:00-13:00
Description: North Devon Domestic Technical Services will be offering assistance with modern technology, whether you're looking for tips when buying a new computer or just want to know more about the world wide web, we can help with easy to understand information and technical assistance. 30 minute 1 to 1 sessions.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: Book your session by calling in to Barnstaple Library or telephoning 01271 318780
Partner: North Devon domestic Technical Services
 
Title: Technical Assistance, drop in session
Date:First Friday of the Month
Time: 14:00-16:00
Description: A drop in advice session for problems with technology. If you're looking for help with anything to do with modern technology drop in and chat to our volunteer from North Devon Domestic Technical Services. If he can't help in the drop in session you can book a one to one session in the morning for the following month. See the previous entry.
Audience:Everyone who needs help with technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: No
Partner: North Devon Domestic Technical Services
 
Title: Barnstaple Walking for Health
Date:Every Friday
Time: 10:15 for a 10:30 start
Description: A gentle walk suitable for anyone who is recovering from an illness or injury, or someone who is not used to any physical exercise and would like to become more active. Wheelchair and buggy accessible. Meet outside Barnstaple Library for a 20 - 30 minute circular walk with refreshments afterwards.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book just come along and join the walk.
 
Title: Dance Devon at Barnstaple Library
Date:Monday Mornings beginning on January 23rd. School Term Time only
Time: 10:00-10:45
Description: All aboard for a magical journey exploring the world of stories through music, movement and dance. For children under 5, accompanied by an adult.
Audience:Children under 5
Cost: Free
Bookings: We recommend that you book a space as these sessions are very popular. To book tel Helen Venn the organiser on 07789990940.
Partner: Dance Devon
 
Title: Dance Devon at Barnstaple Library
Date:Monday Mornings beginning on January 23rd. School Term Time only
Time: 11:00-11:45
Description: All aboard for a magical journey exploring the world of stories through music, movement and dance. For children under 5, accompanied by an adult.
Audience:Children under 5
Cost: Free
Bookings: We recommend that you book a space as these sessions are very popular. To book call Helen Venn, the organiser, on 07789990940.
Partner: Dance Devon
 
Title: Children's Drop-in Crafts
Date:Third Saturday of the month, starting December
Time: 10:00-12:00
Description: Fun craft activities for children just drop in during the times above. Children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
Audience:Children of any age.
Cost: Free but donations will be welcome to help cover costs.
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in
 
Title: Local Police Team
Date:Every last Thursday of the month, beginning 26th January
Time: 14:00-15:00
Description: The Barnstaple Neighbourhood Beat Team will be at Barnstaple Library to listen to any of your local issues.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: N/A
Bookings: No need to book just come along between the hours above to speak to a member of the team.
Partner: Devon & Cornwall Police
 
Title: Poetry Corner
Date:Fourth Saturday of the month.
Time: 14:00-15:30
Description: The aim of the group is for people to share their love of poetry, reading aloud and then discussing famous poems, or reading ones which people have written themselves. Perhaps, some months, writing poems within the group. We are open to ideas and suggestions.
Audience:Anyone who loves poetry or would like to learn more about it.
Cost: Free, but £1 donation towards materials and refreshments please.
Bookings: No need to book. Please see Barnstaple Library Facebook page for details of the topic being covered each month. https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/
 
Title: BFGs Coffee Morning
Date:Third Saturday of each month
Time: 10:00-12:00
Description: THe Barnstaple Friends Group, our BFGs, will be serving tea and coffee with biscuits and cakes in the library foyer, take a break from your busy shopping to relax with a cuppa.
Audience:Everyone welcome
Cost: There is a small charge for the drinks and cakes to raise funds for future events.
Bookings: N/A
 
Title: British Legion Armed Forces Welfare information Drop-in
Date:Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, starting 8th November
Time: 10:30-13:30
Description: The British Legion will be offering an advice service on general welfare issues for serving members of the armed forces, reservists, veterans and their families. Drop in during the hours shown.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book just come along between the hours advertised.
Partner: British Legion
 
Title: North Devon Literacy Hub
Date:Last Saturday of the month
Time: 13:00-15:00
Description: A new support and friendship group for families and children who have reading, writing and spelling difficulties. Advice about technology and apps, meet local authors, and tea, coffee and cake.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book just come along on the day.
Partner: North Devon Literacy Hub
 
Title: Little Story Makers
Date:Tuesdays, beginning 6 September, Term Time only
Time: 10:00-12:00
Description: Working with WOW North Devon's Scrapstore, Under 5s will be encouraged to explore their favourite books with imaginary play, using clean recycled materials donated by the public and local businesses. Engaging the children in storytelling. Sessions include all materials, just bring a child and imagination. Donations of £1 per child welcome. Please note that all children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
Audience:Children
Cost: Suggested donations of £1 per child
Bookings: No need to book
Partner: WOW Scrapstore
 
Title: Library Lego builders
Date:Every Thursday
Time: 16:00-17:00
Description: Come along and build a Lego creation to display in the library. We will choose a different theme each week for you to create your masterpiece.
Audience:Anyone from 5 to 105 (Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.)
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book just come along and join in.
 
Title: Coffee and Colouring
Date:Every Wednesday
Time: 14:00-16:00
Description: Colouring club for grown-ups! Did you know that colouring for adults is hugely popular? It's a great way of calming the mind and relaxing. Come along for colouring, chat and a cuppa.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book just come along and join in.
 
Title: Pathfield School Pop-Up Cafe
Date:Every Friday during school term time. Beginning on 23 September.
Time: 10:00-12:00 Term Time Only
Description: Students from Pathfield School post 16 unit, at the Town Station, are running a pop-up café in the library foyer every Friday, with tea or coffee and home made flapjacks and biscuits. They are raising funds for their unit.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: null
Bookings: N/A
 
Title: Writing for Children
Date:3rd Saturday of each month
Time: 10:00-12:00
Description: If you write for children then come along to our group where we will support one another's writing and share information. For further information please ask a member of staff.
Audience:anyone who writes for children, or wants to.
Cost: N/A
Bookings: N/A
 
Title: Digital Assist Computer Help Sessions
Date:Mondays
Time: 14:00-16:00
Description: Do you struggle with computers or other technology? We have free help sessions on Monday afternoons from 2.00 'til 4.00pm. If you require a little help with your technology please book your session at the first floor enquiry desk.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: Booking is essential to arrange your slot. Call in to Barnstaple Library 1st floor enquiry desk or tel 01271 318780
 
Title: Sing-Along-A-Library
Date:2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 14:00-15:30
Description: Do you like to sing for fun? Join our friendly group to sing favourites old and new - not a choir, so no auditions or need to read music.
Audience:Anyone who enjoys singing
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book, just turn up on the day.
 
Title: Raspberry Pi Jam
Date:Second Saturday of the Month
Time: 10:30-12:30
Description: A chance for all Raspberry Pi and Code enthusiasts to get together and share ideas. All ages and level of experience welcome. No Pi necessary but bring yours if you have one.
Audience:Everyone welcome.
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book. Just turn up.
 
Title: Scrabble Saturdays
Date: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
Time: 13:00-15:30
Description: A scrabble club for players of all levels, come and make new friends and play a couple of games, it's a good way to keep your mind active and socialise at the same time.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: Booking is not necessary
 
Title: Audio Book Group
Date:1st Thursday of the month
Time: 11:00-12:00
Description: If you enjoy listening to spoken word books our VIP book group could be just for you. Join us for refreshment of body and mind (tea and chat!) at Barnstaple Library
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: Booking not required
 
Title: 'Work in Progress' Writing Group
Date:First Saturday of the month
Time: 10:00-12:30
Description: For those who are working on something at present. You get the chance to share with others in the same position, plus the chance to present your work to the group for friendly and constructive comments.
Audience:Any budding writers
Cost: N/A
Bookings: N/A
 
Title: Parachute Writers Group
Date:First Saturday of the month starting 7th January
Time: 13:30-15:30
Description: WOULD-BE WRITER? NOT-YET NOVELIST? SECRET-SCRIBBLER? MAYBE-MEMOIRIST? Make 2017 the year you HONOUR YOUR WRITER-SELF and JOIN US. For those interested in learning more about this 'scribbling lark' and themselves as writers, in a safe and supportive environment.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: N/A
Bookings: No need to book
 
Title: Creative Writing Group: The Ideas Gang
Date:First Saturday of the Month
Time: 13:30-15:30
Description: Each month the group is led by a different member of the group, giving a variety of writing experiences. Different forms and genres are covered and plenty of time is given for writing practice on the day.
Audience:Anyone interested,or engaged in writing.
Cost: N/A
Bookings: N/A
 
Title: Barnstaple Library Memory Group
Date:Every Tuesday
Time: 10:30-12:00
Description: Designed specially for people with memory loss conditions, this small, supportive, friendly group promotes the benefits of reading aloud to stimulate memories and imagination. Come along and listen to best-loved short stories and poems and a cuppa during shared reflection, debate and recollection. For more details go to the website www.devon.gov.uk/getintoreading
Audience:People with memory loss and their carers.
Cost: Free
Bookings: no need to book, just come along and see how you get on.
 
Title: Paws for a Book
Date:By Arrangement
Time: By Arrangement
Description: Reading with the Dogs Helping Kids School Dogs. This scheme is designed to encourage children and teenagers to read. The Certified dogs are all highly trained to be safe and competent in a school or library environment, their owners have also been given thorough training. Dogs are amazing listeners and are an uncritical audience for struggling, or reluctant, readers. If you would like to know more about this scheme please call in or telephone Barnstaple Library on 01271 388593 and ask for Sharon Dixon, or email dhk@tberridge.fsnet.co.uk. You can also visit the website www.dogshelpingkids.co.uk
Audience:Anyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: Bookings are made through Barnstaple library, in the first instance please contact the library to collect a form which must be completed.
Partner: Dogs Helping Kids
 
Title: Baby Bounce & Rhyme Time
Date:Every Wednesday and Friday during school term times.
Time: 10:30-11:00
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!. the activities help develop confidence, co-ordination, listening and social skills in your child and are a great chance to give them some fun exercise.
Audience:Babies, toddlers and their carers
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book, just turn up at the appropriate time.
 
Title: Book Track
Date:On going
Time: Library opening hours
Description: It's not a race, it's not a test. Simply choose the books you like and when you have read them, chat to your local librarian about them. You are awarded a badge when you have read 10, 25, 50 and 75 books plus stickers at 40, 50 and 90 books. When you have finished your reading trail of 100 books you will get a special certificate and a gold badge!
Audience:Children aged 6+
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book, just bring your first 4 books in to your local library.
 
Title: Book Start Bear Club
Date:Anytime
Time: Library opening hours
Description: Join the fun at your local library. Collect a Pawprint stamp each time you visit, collect 4 stamps to receive a certificate, 10 certificates to receive a gold sparkly award. for a limited period there are teddy bears and free books for children receiving their 10th certificate, children can choose either a bookstart bear or a free book while stocks last.
Audience:Children aged 0 - 5
Cost: Free
Bookings: No booking involved just come in to the library and ask for a book crawl collecting card
 
Title: Knit and Mix
Date:Every Monday
Time: 14:00-16:00
Description: Come along and either learn to knit or just have a sociable time with your own knitting, share tips and techniques.
Audience:All welcome
Cost: N/A
Bookings: N/A
 
Title: Bookaneers
Date:Alternate Tuesdays (contact the library for current date)
Time: 16:15-17:15 during school term times
Description: Children meet to read, review and discuss books.
Audience:Children aged 8+
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book, just turn up at the appropriate time
 
Title: Help with Family and Local History Research
Date:Every day. Time available for individual help will vary according to other customers demand and staff commitments on the day.
Time: During normal Local Studies Centre opening hours (not the same as the main Library).
Description: We offer help with all aspects of family and local history using our own resources here at the Centre and online resources such as the Ancestry and '19th Century Newspapers' websites which are available FREE to Library members.
Audience:From beginner to expert although computer experience is desirable for online resources.
Cost: Free. Please note that this is free expert help and is not to be confused with other fee-charging family history events hosted at Barnstaple Library
Bookings: Ring us on 01271 388607 to discuss your requirements or drop in during opening hours.
 
Title: Bright Sparks Book Group
Date:3rd Thursday of the month (contact the library for current date)
Time: 14:00
Description: An opportunity to get together and discuss the book of the month, informal and friendly.
Audience:Anyone who enjoys reading
Cost: Charges apply please enquire for details.
Bookings: Contact the library staff for details.
 
Title: Toddler Time
Date:Thursdays in Term Time (check with library for current date)
Time: 11:00
Description: Come along for stories, songs and crafts.
Audience:children age 2 and above with their carers
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book just turn up.
 

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