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Barnstaple Library

Events at Barnstaple Library

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Title: Like us on Facebook
Time: Anytime
Description: Like our facebook page to get up to date information about our events and hear about the news.
Cost: N/A
Bookings: N/A
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.
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book but if you would like more information please contact Anita Griggs on 01237 420130, 07979475579 or anitag@torridgeecvs.org.uk
Title: Book Launch - Michelle Woollacott
Date:Wednesday 25 May
Time: 18:30-19:30
Description: Michelle Woollacott will be talking about her debut novel, All That You Want, and about her road to publication. Described as a teenage love story 17 years in the making. You will also be able to get a signed copy of the book
Audience:Anyone interested in reading, writing or how to get published.
Cost: Free
Bookings: Book your free place by calling 01271 318780
Title: Cards Anyone?
Date:To be announced
Time: To be announced
Description: Like playing cards? Interested in finding other people to play cards with? If you like playing Canasta, Bridge or Whist and you're looking for a place to play and meet other people, then a library cards club might be for you! If you are interested or want more information please enquire at the library or phone 01271 318782.
Audience:Anyone interested in playing a friendly card game.
Cost: N/A
Bookings: N/A
Title: IT and Coffee
Date:2nd or 4th Saturday starting 9th April
Time: 11:00-13:00
Description: Get to grips with your gadget! Bring in your tablet, smartphone or ereader and we will share hints, tips and apps over a cuppa in the library foyer.
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book just drop in during the hours above
Title: Little Story Makers
Date:Tuesdays, beginning 19 April, Term Time only
Time: 13:00-14:30
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.
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Bookings: No need to book
Partner: WOW Scrapstore
Title: Pathfield School Pop-Up Cafe
Date:Every Thursday during school term time.
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 Thursday, with tea or coffee and home made flapjacks and biscuits. They are raising funds for their unit.
Cost: Small donations asked for the refreshments
Bookings: N/A
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.
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book just come along and join in.
Title: Code Club
Date:Wednesdays in term time
Time: 16:00-17:00
Description: Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11.
Audience:Children aged 9-11
Cost: Free
Bookings: Places are limited so ask staff about availability.
Organiser:Devon Libraries
Partner: Code Club
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: 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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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 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.