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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: Author Event: Jem Lester in conversation
Date:Thursday 23rd February
Time: 19.00 - 20.30
Description: Jem Lester, author of Shtum, was a journalist for 9 years and taught English and Media Studies at secondary schools for 9 years. Jem has 2 children, one of whom is profoundly autistic. His experiences of raising his son have inspired this book. Described as 'Funny yet heart-breaking' by the Independent and as 'A darker, sadder version of the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time...' by the Observer. Jem will be in conversation at the library so come along and find out more. Jem's book, Shtum, will be available to buy and Jem will be delighted to sign it.
Cost: £2.50 to include refreshments, available at Barnstaple Library
Bookings: Booking is essential as spaces are limited.
Partner: Petroc
Title: Quiz Night Barnstaple Friends Group
Date:Wednesday 22nd February
Time: 19.00 - 21.00
Description: Following the fun and success of the last quiz night the friends have decided to hold another one. if you missed out last time, here's your chance to join in. Teams of up to 4, book your place in advance at Barnstaple Library. If you don't have a team book anyway and we'll find you a team to join.
Cost: £5.00 per person to include refreshments, payable at the time of booking.
Bookings: Booking is essential as space is limited. please call in to Barnstaple Library to book your place.
Partner: Barnstaple Friends Group
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: Gadget Advice
Date:Monday 30th January
Time: 14.00 - 16.00
Description: Got a new gadget for Christmas? Not sure how it works? Book a free digital help session on the library's first floor and we'll do our best to help you.
Audience:Anyone struggling to use a digital device.
Cost: Free
Bookings: Booking is essential as space is limited. Call in to the library or telephone 01271 318780 to book your space.
Title: Dance Devon at Barnstaple Library
Date:Monday Mornings beginning on January 23rd
Time: 10.30 - 11.15
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: No need to book just come along at the time advertised.
Partner: Dance Devon
Title: National Careers Service One to One Advice
Date:Fortnightly on Mondays beginning 9th January
Time: 10:00-16:00
Description: A National Careers Service advisor will be here to offer impartial advice and information on CV writing, job searching, looking for the right training etc.
Audience:Anyone looking for a job, leaving education or wanting to change career
Cost: Free
Bookings: It will be necessary to book a session as these are on a 1:1 basis. Call in to Barnstaple Library or Telephone 01271 318782
Partner: National Careers Service
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.
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: 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.
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book just come along between the hours advertised.
Partner: British Legion
Title: Poetry Corner
Date:Fourth Saturday of the month beginning 28th January.
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
Bookings: Booking is not necessary just come along to the first meeting.
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.
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.
Cost: Suggested donations of £1 per child
Bookings: No need to book
Partner: WOW Scrapstore
Title: Little Story Makers
Date:Tuesdays Term Time only starting 6 September
Time: 15:30-17:00
Description: WOW Scrapstore will be using clean recycled materials, donated by the local community, to engage children in storytelling, imaginary play and exploring their favourite books.
Audience:All ages
Cost: Suggested donation of £1 per child.
Bookings: No need to book, just bring a child and imagination.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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 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
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.