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Barnstaple Library

Events at Barnstaple Library

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Title:Active Life, Active Mind - CD Weaving Drop-in
Date:Wednesdays throughout October
Time: 10:00-17:00
Description: All you need to make fantastic decorative panels are old CDs and wool. Why not have a go and help us to produce some wonderful artwork to decorate the library, CDs and Wool provided.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book just come along for as long as you like during the times mentioned above.
 
Title:Active Life, Active Mind - Barnstaple Literary Ramble
Date:Wednesday 1 October
Time: 14:00-16:30
Description: Join Local Studies Librarian, Deborah Gahan, for a gentle stroll round Barnstaple's literary landmarks, followed by time to chat during afternoon tea.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: Booking is essential to avoid disappointment, call in to Barnstaple Library ground floor enquiry desk to book your place.
 
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:Active Life, Active Mind - Limited mobility exercise sessions
Date:Tuesdays 7 and 21 October
Time: 14:00-15:30
Description: an opportunity to try a seated exercise session in a relaxed and friendly environment. You will be able to ask questions about becoming more active and try a range of exercises, aimed at increasing strength and flexibility in those with health and mobility challenges. Refreshments to finish.
Audience:Everyone who would benefit from this session.
Cost: Free
Bookings: Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Call in to Barnstaple Library ground floor enquiry desk.
 
Title: An Introduction to Raspberry Pi
Date:Saturday 11 October
Time: 10:45-11:30
Description: A short introduction to the Raspberry Pi micro-computer. You'll learn what it is and what it can do, set one up and get it running. Then get hands-on with two demonstration projects. First you'll write a short programme to make a light flash, then you'll make a Jelly Baby sing! No soldering required. Does involve handling small components and using basic hand tools.
Audience:Beginners. Suitable for all ages. Children under 10 may be accompanied by an adult, but please book just one ticket per child to share.
Cost: Free
Bookings: Booking online essential. Contact Barnstaple Library for further details.
Partner: FabLab Devon
 
Title:Active Life, Active Mind - Go North Devon (GND)
Date:Friday 10 October
Time: 10:00-14:00
Description: GND is an organisation which provides transport and mobility services to people who are unable to use public transport, due to either age or disability. Join us on their bus and find out about their services and volunteering opportunities.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: N/A
 
Title:Active Life, Active Mind - Exercise Session - Stretching
Date:Thursday 16th October
Time: 10:15-11:00
Description: Go30, who run gym and exercise classes for ladies only, are offering taster sessions for all levels. the stretching will involve floor work so you will need a mat or blanket, a bottle of water and appropriate clothing including footwear.
Audience:Women only
Cost: Free
Bookings: Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Call in to the Barnstaple Library ground floor enquiry desk.
 
Title: Social Media for Jobs
Date:Friday 17 October 2014
Time: 10:00-11:30
Description: How to manage your reputation online and how this can affect job prospects, how to use Twitter and Linkedin to search for jobs and how to stand out to employers through social media.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: Booking is essential to avoid disappointment, call in to Barnstaple library enquiry desk, or telephone 01271 388724 to book your place.
Partner: Cosmic
 
Title: Author Visit: Andrew Lane
Date:Friday 17 October
Time: 16:15-17:15
Description: Meet Andrew Lane, author of The Lost Warlords and The Young Sherlock Holmes. Andrew will have books available for purchase which he will sign for you.
Audience:Children aged 11+
Cost: Free
Bookings: Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Call in to Barnstaple Library or telephone 01271 388724
 
Title:Active Life, Active Mind - Memories and Creative Non-fiction Writing.
Date:Saturday 18 October
Time: 10:00-12:30
Description: In this workshop local author, Rebecca Alexander, will give guidance and inspiration on using your memories to create works of non-fiction.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: Book your place via email: reb@rebecca-alexander.co.uk
 
Title:Active Life, Active Mind - Community Heart Health Project - drop in session
Date:Wednesday 22 October
Time: 10:00-15:30
Description: A healthy heart can help in the preventionof a variety of life threatening illnesses. Staff and students from Petroc will be on hand to take health-related measurements, including blood pressure, to answer your questions and to give achievable lifestyle suggestions for improved heart health.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book, drop in between the times mentioned above.
 
Title:Active Life, Active Mind - Exercise Session - Legs, Bums and Tums
Date:Wednesday 22 October
Time: 11:00-12:00
Description: Go30, who run a gym and exercise classes for women only, are offering an exercise taster session. You will need a mat or a blanket, a bottle of water and appropriate clothing including footwear.
Audience:Women only
Cost: Free
Bookings: Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Call in to Barnstaple Library ground floor enquiry desk.
 
Title:Active Life, Active Mind - Fashion Show in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
Date:Wednesday 22 October
Time: 18:30 onwards
Description: A fashion show featuring the new Bonmarche autumn and winter range as well as make up consultations and skin care advice from Clarins, Clinique, Estee Lauder and Boots No 7. Nail and hair advice from G&Ts Hair Salon.
Audience:Anyone
Cost: 5.00 to include wine and nibbles
Bookings: Please book in advance as space is limited. Booking from Barnstaple Library or Bonmarche, High Street, Barnstaple.
Partner: Bonmarche
 
Title:Active Life, Active Mind - Sing-along-a-library
Date:Tuesday 28 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:Active Life, Active Mind - Drawing Workshop
Date:Wednesday 29 October
Time: 14:00-16:30
Description: A relaxed session for those wanting to learn or improve their drawing skills. Draw with unusual materials and explore different ways to look at your subject.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: Booking is essential to avoid disappointment
 
Title: Grand Book & Media Sale
Date:Saturday 15 November
Time: 10:00-13:00
Description: Another of our very popular sales. A large selection of withdrawn items to choose from including adult fiction and non-fiction, DVDs, Music and Audio Books. Prices from 50p
Audience:Everyone
Cost: N/A
Bookings: N/A
 
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 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: 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: '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: 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.