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Barnstaple Library

Events at Barnstaple Library

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Title:Easter Dinosaur Egg hunt
Date:During Easter Holidays
Time: Library opening hours
Description: Come and take part in Barnstaple Childrens Library's Easter egg hunt with a difference. Your chance to win a truly enormous Easter egg.
Audience:Children of all ages
Cost: Free
Bookings: No need to book just come in whenever you would like to.
 
Title: Family Fun Felt
Date:Saturday 19 April
Time: 10:30-12:30
Description: Spend the morning creating a colourful felt picture using only wool, soap and water (and a little elbow grease!!) All materials provided.
Audience:Adults and Children aged 10 and over
Cost: 10.00 per person to include materials and refreshments.
Bookings: Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Tickets, to be purchased in advance, from Barnstaple Library Ground Floor Enquiry Desk.
 
Title: Author visit and book signing: Ben Blake
Date:Friday 2 May
Time: 10:00-12:30
Description: Come and meet author Ben Blake who will be signing copies of his latest book "A Brand of Fire". The book is the first part of a re-telling of the Trojan War, fantasy with plenty of mysticism and hints of magic, but no elves or goblins! His other books are The Risen King and the Songs of Sorrow duology. All his books draw on the historical societies and myths and include fantastical elements. Drop in to meet this up and coming local author.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: Free
Bookings: 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: Fantastic Fascinators
Date:Saturday 17 May
Time: 13:30-15:30
Description: Let loose your imagination! Design and produce an original headpiece to wear at a summer social. Inspiration and materials provided.
Audience:Everyone
Cost: 5.00 per person to include materials and refreshments
Bookings: Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Tickets, to be purchased in advance, from Barnstaple Library Ground Floor Enquiry Desk.
 
Title: Willow Work
Date:Saturday 31 May
Time: 09:30-15:30
Description: Using basic basket making techniques, create a garden flower and a willow heart using fresh, locally grown willow which will show off the colours and textures of the tree bark. All you will need are sharp secateurs and a penknife. Suitable for adults and children aged 14+, beginners or those with some experience. Bring a packed lunch.
Audience:Adults and children over 14
Cost: 25.00 per person to include materials and refreshments.
Bookings: Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Tickets, to be paid for in advance, from Barnstaple Library Ground Floor Enquiry Desk.
 
Title: Sugarcraft Flowers
Date:Saturday 21 June
Time: 10:00-14:00 Henry Williamson Room
Description: The tutor will demonstrate how to craft a beautiful rose spray (rose, 1/2 open rose, rosebud and leaves) and will then help you to produce your own to take home. Suitable for beginners, adults and children 14+
Audience:Adults and children over 14
Cost: 25.00 per person to include materials and refreshments
Bookings: Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Tickets, to be purchased in advance, from Barnstaple Library Ground Floor Enquiry Desk.
 
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:Every Friday
Time: 09:30-16:30
Description: Free Fridays is a new service offering extra support for computer and internet access from trained library staff.
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: Barney 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: Teenage Book Group
Date:Alternate Tuesdays, please contact Barnstaple Library for the next meeting
Time: 16:15-17:15
Description: A group of young people have decided to organise a book group for teenagers, meeting once a fortnight throughout the year to discuss books and socialise.
Audience:Teenagers 13+
Cost: N/A
Bookings: No need to book but please check with the library to get the right Tuesday
 
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.