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Events at Barnstaple Library

The result of your enquiry for events at Barnstaple Library:

Title: Sing-along-a-library - taster session
Date:Tuesday 9 September
Time: 14:30-16:00
Description: A new group for anyone who wants to sing for fun. We are not a choir, so there's no auditions or need to be an expert singer! Sing old favourites and make new friends. If you would be interested in helping with the group please pop in to Barnstaple Library for a chat with either Cherry or Jude.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: N/A
Bookings: N/A
 
Title: Gill Lewis
Date:Monday 15 September
Time: 16:00-17:00
Description: Come and meet popular children's author Gill Lewis, author of Sky Hawk, Moon Bear and others. Signed books will be available to purchase. Please note that children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult at all times.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: Booking is essential to avoid disappointment either by calling in to Barnstaple Library or by telephoning 01271 388724
Partner: Appledore Book Festival schools programme
 
Title:Mythical Maze - Summer Holiday Competition
Date:Saturday 12 July - Saturday 6 September
Time: During Library opening hours
Description: Find the hidden pictures around the library ground floor for your chance to win a 20 book token.
Audience:Children of any age
Cost: N/A
Bookings: N/A
 
Title: Author Visit: Philip Ardagh
Date:Wednesday 17 September
Time: 16:00-17:00
Description: An opportunity to meet one of the UK's best loved children's authors, Philip Ardagh has written many popluar titles, including his series about The Grunts. There will be signed books available to buy. Please note that children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult at all times.
Audience:Everyone who loves reading
Cost: Free
Bookings: Booking is essential to avoid disappointment either call in to Barnstaple Library or telephone 01271 388724
Partner: Appledore Book Festival schools programme
 
Title: Clare Beaton
Date:Thursday 18 September
Time: 10:30-12:00
Description: As part of our regular toddler time session, children's illustrator Clare Beaton will be at Barnstaple Library talking about her books and making fabric pictures with the children. Signed books will be available to purchase
Audience:Children aged 2 and over
Cost: Free
Bookings: N/A
Partner: Appledore Book Festival schools programme
 
Title: Audio Book Group
Date:1st Thursday of the month beginning in May 2014
Time: 11:00-12:30
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: Raspberry Pi Jam
Date:Second Saturday of the Month
Time: 10:30-12:30
Description: For all fans of the famous tiny computer. A chance to get together and share ideas and experience. Everyone welcome from expert to complete novice. Bring your Raspberry Pi if you have one but it's not essential to own one if you want to just come along and find out what it's all about.
Audience:Everyone welcome.
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book. Just turn up.
 
Title: Author Book Signing: Tom Vowler
Date:Saturday 6 September
Time: 11:30
Description: Award-winning writer Tom Vowler will be signing copies of his new novel; That Dark Remembered Day, Take the opportunity to meet Tom and buy a signed copy of his latest work.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: N/A
Bookings: No need to book
 
Title: Meet your Gazette Reporter
Date:First Friday of each month
Time: 09:30-11:00
Description: The local reporter for the North Devon Gazette will be in the library foyer from 9.30 - 11.00am on the first Friday of each month. Your opportunity to pass on any interesting stories and information.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: N/A
Bookings: N/A
 
Title: Scrabble Saturdays
Date: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (1st session 23/11/2013)
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: Free Drop in Computer Session
Date:Every Monday beginning on 23 September
Time: 14:00-16:00
Description: A free drop in session for those needing a little extra computer assistance. in the computer training suite at Barnstaple library
Audience:Anyone needing help with basic computer skills.
Cost: N/A
Bookings: No need to book
 
Title: "Free Fridays"
Date:Monday to Friday
Time: 13.00 - 16.00
Description: "Free Fridays" is a new service offering extra support for computer and internet access from trained library staff. Now available Monday to Friday
Audience:Everyone
Cost: N/A
Bookings: No need to book, but it is possible to pre-book a computer for a particular 2 hour slot if required. Call in to the library or telephone 01271 388593
 
Title: 'Work in Progress' writing group
Date:First Saturday of the month
Time: 10:30-12:30
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: 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: Parachute Writers Group
Date:First Saturday of the month
Time: 13:30-15:30
Description: 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: 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: 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: 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 a re 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 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:Active Life Active Mind Knit and Mix with Norma
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: 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.
 
Title: Barnstaple Library Book Group
Date:1st Thursday of the month
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: Free
Bookings: See library staff for details.
 
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: Free
Bookings: Contact the library staff for details.
 
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.
 

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