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Events at Barnstaple Library

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Title: One to one Computer Help Sessions
Date:Mondays From 6 October
Time: 14:00-16:00
Description: Do you struggle with computers or other technology? We are offering a one hour session, on a one to one basis, on Monday afternoons from 2.00 'til 4.00pm.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: Booking is essential to arrange your slot. Call in to Barnstaple Library 1st floor enquiry desk or tel 01271 388593
 
Title: Win Pantomime Tickets
Date:Closing Date Monday 24 November
Time: Library opening hours
Description: Win a family panto ticket to see Jack and the Beanstalk at the Queen's Theatre Barnstaple. Simply answer this question: What does Jack sell Daisy the cow in return for? The winner will be announced on Thursday 27th November at 15.45 at Barnstaple Library, by Mark Little and Barry North. Come along and meet them.
Audience:Anyone
Cost: N/A
Bookings: N/A
Partner: North Devon Theatre's Trust
 
Title: Book Signing: David A Brierly
Date:Saturday 28 November
Time: 10:00-12:00
Description: David a Brierly, author of The Saga of Barak 1 will be signing copies of the book at Barnstaple Library
Audience:All
Cost: N/A
Bookings: N/A
 
Title: Floral Christmas Decorations
Date:Saturday 29 November
Time: 14:00-15:30
Description: The Barnstaple Floral Art Club are running another of their very popular floral art sessions. they will help you produce a beautifully decorated Yule log to take home. Club members will also answer your floral art questions and provide handy hints
Audience:Everyone
Cost: 5.00 to include materials and refreshments
Bookings: Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Because the materials must be purchased for participants, the tickets must be booked and paid for in advance. Call in to Barnstaple Library to book your place.
 
Title: Design a Christmas Card
Date:Closing Date Monday 1st December
Time: Library Opening Hours
Description: Design a Christmas Card for Barnstaple Library for your chance to win a 15 book token. The winning design will be made into Barnstaple Library's Christmas card and will be sent to all libraries in Devon and displayed on our website. Designs should be on paper no larger than A4, with your name, library card number and telephone number on the back. Please hand your entry to a member of staff at Barnstaple library. Please note that in taking part in this competition you agree that your name may be published on our website and/or in local newspapers and may be made available to members of the public on request.
Audience:Children
Cost: N/A
Bookings: N/A
 
Title: Meet and Greet the 'Dogs Helping Kids' School Dogs
Date:Saturday 6 December
Time: 10:00-14:00
Description: Come along and meet the amazing Dogs Helping Kids dogs, find out more about their training and the work they do in schools and at Barnstaple Library.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: N/A
Bookings: No need to book just come along
Partner: DHK
 
Title: Christmas Coffee Morning
Date:Tuesday 9 December
Time: 10:00-12:00
Description: Join us for coffee and mince pies while Swimbridge School Choir sing carols and Christmas songs. The choir will sing from 10.30 to 11.15.
Audience:Everyone is welcome
Cost: N/A
Bookings: N/A
 
Title:Active Life, Active Mind - Sing-along-a-library
Date:2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month beginning 28th October
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: Bedtime Stories under the Christmas Tree
Date:Thursday 18 December
Time: 16:30
Description: Join us for bedtime stories under the Christmas Tree, suitable for children of all ags. Pyjamas essential! Stay for hot chocolate after the stories and don't forget your teddy bear. All children remain the responsisbility of the accompanying adult at all times.
Audience:Children
Cost: NA
Bookings: No need to book just come along in your pyjamas.
 
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: Raspberry Pi and Code Club
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 (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: 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: '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: 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: 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 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 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: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.
 
Title: Theatre performance to celebrate the anniversary of the writing group
Date:Saturday 6 December
Time: 13:30
Description: Multi Story Theatre company present ALmost Heaven, a production that packs philosophy and science, myth and magic laughter and heartbreak into 75 minutes.
Audience:Adults
Cost: 3.00 to include refreshments
Bookings: Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. To book ask at Barnstaple Library.
 

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