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Title: BellHouse - Playable Art Installation
Date:From Saturday 7 to Tuesday 31 October
Time: During Library Opening Hours
Description: BellHouse is a playful, interactive sound sculpture that translates data into the chimes of thirty-five bells in an open-sided house. Combining craft and technology, the bells are in fact beautiful ceramic pots, made by ceramist and BellHouse creator Roop Johnstone. Each pot is fixed with a robotic beater and is triggered by motion capture. There will be opportunities to play, hack and translate your own data through the BellHouse. What can you make it do? #librariesweek
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Free interactive exhibition
Bookings: Just come along
 
Title: Harry Potter Exhibition Launch and Quiz Night
Date:Fri 20 October
Time: 18.30-19.30 preview, followed by Quiz Night 20:00-22:00
Description: Journey to where magic and myth began with Harry Potter: A History of Magic at Exeter Library. The exhibition preview will be followed by a quiz!... Could you pick Hermione’s wand out of a line-up? Join us, armed with questions from the experts at Pottermore, at our quiz night. Test your knowledge of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, see how you fare against our Curator’s Curious Conundrum and win some brilliant prizes. Teams can have a maximum of six members, and everyone needs a ticket.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Tickets £5
Bookings: Tickets can be purchased from the Library
Partner: Pottermore and The British Library
 
Title: A History of Magic - Exhibition
Date:From Saturday 21 October - December
Time: During Library Opening Hours
Description: Journey to where magic and myth began with Harry Potter: A History of Magic at Exeter Library. In partnership with the British Library, Exeter Library will be capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Delving deep into their archives to bring you a display of magical treasures, celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with Exeter Library . From October to December 2017.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: No booking necessary
Partner: In association with The British Library
 
Title: Exploring Stories with Anthos Arts
Date:Saturday 21 October
Time: 13:00-16:00
Description: Join Anthos Arts for an afternoon of fun and games as they use acting, puppetry, craft and physical theatre to create and explore their own stories! Children can earn their Arts Award by taking part! The Event will take place in the Rougemont Room.
Audience:Suitable for children. Parents and younger siblings welcome to stay and get involved!
Cost:Single £7 or Sibling (2x Children) £12
Bookings: For further information and to book a place, please visit www.anthosarts.com/
Partner: Athos Arts / Arts Award
 
Title: Children's Craft Event - Magical Themed
Date:Monday 23 October
Time: 10:00-15:00
Description: Join in our children's magical themed craft event.
Audience:Suitable for children - All children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost:Free Event - Donations Welcome
Bookings: Drop-in event, no booking necessary
 
Title: Halloween Storytime with Loreley Amiti
Date:Friday 27 October
Time: 11:00
Description: Loreley will be reading her book ‘Halloween Holler’ at Exeter Library in Meeting Room 1. Spooky fancy dress optional!
Audience:Suitable for younger children with their parents or carers
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Drop-in event, no booking required
 
Title: Storytime with Clare Helen Welsh
Date:Friday 27 October
Time: 14:00
Description: Clare Helen Welsh will be joining us at Exeter Library and reading her new book 'The Aerodynamics of Biscuits' in Meeting Room 1.
Audience:Suitable for younger children with their parents or carers
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Drop-in event, no booking required
 
Title: The Hogwarts Curriculum Lectures - Astronomy with Maggie Aderin-Pocock - Live Screening
Date:Sunday 29 October
Time: 14:00-15:15
Description: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock on the magic of the stars. Join us for a live screening broadcast live from the British Library in London. Join the physicist as she talks about space, her current research, and what drew her to study science in the first place.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Drop-in event - No booking necessary
Partner: In association with The British Library
 
Title: Stella Duffy - Author Visit
Date:Tuesday 31 October
Time: 13:00-15:00
Description: Join award-winning author Stella Duffy at Exeter Library as she discusses her latest psychological thriller, 'The Hidden Room'. Her first crime novel in 12 years, this gripping story follows Laurie and Martha, who thought they had things pretty good, until someone walks into their lives and risks tearing it all apart. Join Stella for a talk, followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Books will be on sale thanks to Crediton Community Bookshop.
Audience:Suitable for Adults
Cost:Tickets £4
Bookings: Tickets available from Exeter Library and must be paid for and collected in person prior to event. Please note: Tickets cannot be reserved.
 
Title: Brooms, Wands and Cauldrons: The Instruments of Magic with Simon Costin - Live Screening
Date:Tuesday 31 October
Time: 19:00-20:15 (doors open 18:45)
Description: Discover why witches’ friends are feline and how the wand became one of the established objects of magical power. Join us for a live screening broadcast live from the British Library in London. This illustrated lecture from Simon Costin of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic looks at the instruments, objects and tools that have been used by witches and wizards over the centuries, from the iconic to the lesser-known. Simon Costin’s practice spans that of curator, art director and designer and is also a magical practitioner with an interest in witchcraft, folk magic and ‘cunning’ traditions. He is currently in the process of establishing the UK’s first ever museum dedicated to the folklore of the British Isles.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Drop-in event - No booking necessary
Partner: In association with the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic and The British Library
 
Title: Baby Signing With The Little Signers Club
Date:Thursday 2 November
Time: 11:00-11:30
Description: Transform childhood for your little one. Learn how to use simple signs to help your baby or toddler communicate, easily and effectively before speech begins. The sessions are friendly, fun and proven to help support advanced speech and language development. For further information visit www.littlesignersclub.co.uk
Audience:Children
Cost:Free Session
Bookings: To book your place contact Carol on 07539 128883 or email carol@littlesignersclub.co.uk
Partner: The Little Signers Club
 
Title: Running South America with Katherine Land - Author Event
Date:Sunday 5 November
Time: 14:00
Description: A remarkable story of personal endurance and an engrossing insight into the people and wildlife of South America. Katharine will be talking about her world-first expedition for wildlife and wildlands, with the chance to buy a personally signed copy of Running South America!
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Tickets £2.00
Bookings: Tickets available from Exeter Library and must be paid for and collected in person prior to event. Please note: Tickets cannot be reserved.
 
Title:Active Life Active Mind - Books With Buggies
Date:Tuesday 7 November
Time: 11:00
Description: A reading group for parents and carers to attend with young children to discuss adult books. This month we are reading 'Ines Of My Soul' by Isabel Allende.
Audience:Parents or carers with young children
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Booking not necessary
 
Title: The Hogwarts Curriculum Lectures: Herbology With Anna Pavord - Live Screening
Date:Sunday 12 November
Time: 14:00-15:15
Description: The garden expert and author discusses the botanical sciences.Join us for a live screening broadcast live from the British Library in London. Join Anna Pavord as she draws on her years working in gardens, and researching and writing about plants and their history. Anna Pavord's books include her bestseller The Tulip, The Naming of Names and her most recent work, Landskipping. Anna's column in the Independent newspaper ran from the paper’s launch in 1986 and for many years she was an Associate Editor of the magazine Gardens Illustrated.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Drop-in event - No booking necessary
Partner: In association with The British Library
 
Title: An Afternoon of Crime with Nicola Upson
Date:Thursday 16 November
Time: 13:00-15:00
Description: Nicola is an historical crime writer whose novels feature Josephine Tey.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Tickets £5.00
Bookings: Tickets available from Exeter Library and must be paid for and collected in person prior to event
 
Title: Employing People - Ten Top Tips
Date:Tuesday 21 November
Time: 17:30-18:30
Description: The information in the Ten Top Tips, has been specifically designed with smaller businesses in mind. The aim is to help you understand both legal essentials and easy to follow guidelines for effective staff management, and provides succinct procedures on the main employment matters. HR Professional and Ex Royal Marine, Director of Endorse HR, and Cartridges Business Hub, Chair of Exeter Federation of Small Businesses. Mick has been running his own successful HR consultancy business for over 5 years as well as helping other businesses start, grow or take a new direction in his role with Cartridges Business Hub.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:£2.50 – £5.00
Bookings: For further information and to book a place, please visit Eventbrite
Partner: Exeter Business & Intellectual Property Centre
 
Title: The Harry Potter Effect - Live Screening
Date:Thursday 23 November
Time: 19:00-20:30
Description: How have the Harry Potter books changed the landscape of children’s literature? Join us for a live screening broadcast live from the British Library in London. 20 years on, journalist Nicolette Jones, author Katherine Rundell, Publishing Director of Children’s Books at Bloomsbury Rebecca McNally and social commentator Shami Chakrabati discuss the Harry Potter effect – on both literature and our cultural consciousness.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Drop-in event - No booking necessary
Partner: In association with The Royal Society of Literature and The British Library
 
Title: How To Spot And Engage With Your Customers
Date:Tuesday 28 November
Time: 17:30-18:30
Description: Who is your customer? What is the most cost and time effective way of engaging with them? Sometimes the consumer of the product is not the one that pays for it and engaging directly with the customer is not always the best way of selling products and services; wholesale, distribution models and partnership alliances are as valid as web based sales and marketing, but really understanding the customer, their procurement attitudes and behaviour, is a great barometer to understanding how best to sell your proposition. This workshop will illustrate how to characterise your typical customer, segment them into manageable groups and then adopt the most appropriate way of engaging with them.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:£2.50-£5.00
Bookings: For further information and to book a place, please visit Eventbrite
Partner: Exeter Business & Intellectual Property Centre
 
Title: The Hogwarts Curriculum Lectures: Care of Magical Creatures with Patrick Aryee - Live Screening
Date:Sunday 3 December
Time: 14:00-15:15
Description: Join us for a live screening broadcast live from the British Library in London. The TV presenter talks about the weird and wonderful animals he’s met on his travels and the amazing real-life powers they possess. Patrick Ayree is a biologist and wildlife presenter who recently presented Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family on Sky1, a sequel following the huge success of Cats: An Amazing Animal Family.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Drop-in event - No booking necessary
Partner: In association with The British Library
 
Title: Women, Witches and Witch-Trials - Live Screening
Date:Tuesday 5 December
Time: 19:00-20:30
Description: The history of witchcraft and gender roles within it. Join us for a live screening broadcast live from the British Library in London. Anita Anand chairs a panel of expert historians including Margo Burns, the x10 great-granddaughter of one of key protagonists of the Salem Witch Trials, Malcolm Gaskill, and Ulinka Rublack as they discuss the history of witchcraft and gender roles within it. Anita Anand has been a radio and television journalist for over twenty years. On BBC television she has presented, amongst other shows, Daily Politics, The Heaven and Earth Show and Newsnight. She is currently the presenter of Any Answers on BBC Radio 4.
Audience:All welcome
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Drop-in event - No booking necessary
Partner: In association with The British Library
 
Title: Bounce and Rhyme - 1st Session
Date:Every Tuesday
Time: 10:15-10:45
Description: Share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies, toddlers, mums, dads, grandparents and carers.
Audience:Babies & toddlers (with parents or carers)
Cost:Free event
Bookings: Drop-in event, no booking required
 
Title: Bounce and Rhyme - 2nd Session
Date:Every Tuesday
Time: 11:15-11:45
Description: Share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies, toddlers, mums, dads, grandparents and carers.
Audience:Babies & toddlers (with parents or carers)
Cost:Free event
Bookings: Drop-in event, no booking required
 
Title:Active Life Active Mind - E-Wednesday - Learn My Way (Beginner Computer Course)
Date:Every Wednesday
Time: 10:00-12:00
Description: Receive one on one help using the Learn My Way online courses, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world. From basic skills, learning how to use a mouse, keyboard and email, using the internet, internet security and internet banking.
Audience:All welcome
Cost:Free
Bookings: Booking essential - Please ask a member of staff for more information
 
Title:Active Life Active Mind - E-Wednesday - IT Drop In
Date:Every Wednesday
Time: 14:00-16:00
Description: During the session staff and volunteers will be on hand for one to one support located in the Teen area of the library. Find help with basic IT skills, using the internet, creating email accounts, sending and receiving emails, using social media and much more. This drop-in session is not for complete beginners.
Audience:All welcome
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: This is a drop in session and there is no need to book. During busy periods there may be a wait as staff and volunteers aim to assist as many people as possible during the session.
 
Title:Active Life Active Mind - Gadget Day
Date:First Monday of the month
Time: 09:00-12:00
Description: During the session staff and volunteers will be on hand for one to one support located in the Business and Information Hub area of the library. Bring along your tablet, smart phone or e-Reader and get help using your device. Find out about our e-book service and get help downloading a free e-book to your device.
Audience:All welcome
Cost:Free event
Bookings: This is a drop in session and there is no need to book. During busy periods there may be a wait as staff and volunteers aim to assist as many people as possible during the session.
 
Title: Raspberry Pi Jam
Date:First Saturday of every month.
Time: 10:00-12:00
Description: The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that has infinite possibilities. Come along and we will show you the basics and more.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Free event
Bookings: Drop-in event, no booking required
Partner: 2.times do
 
Title: Code Club
Date:Every other Thursday (Term-time only) - Next sessions 9 November, 23 November
Time: Beginners session 16:15-17:15, Advanced session 17:30-18:15
Description: Come along to Code Club at Exeter Library. Projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally.
Audience:Suitable for Age 7+
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: For further information and to book a place, contact simon.belshaw@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Organiser:Simon Belshaw
 
Title: Language Café
Date:The second Sunday of the month
Time: 14:00-15:45
Description: Come along to Exeter Library’s Language Café and meet with others wanting to use their French, German, Spanish and Italian conversation skills. We are inviting anyone with skills in other languages to come along and see what goes on... there may be others keen to chat with you. A little philosophy about our Language Café meet up… They are not lessons so some (even if basic) knowledge of the languages is required to participate. You don’t have to come to the whole session, feel free to come and go as you wish. It is informal so come prepared to grab a drink and have a go at chatting about things of common interest either in large or small groups. For more details contact exeter.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience:All welcome
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Just drop in to the café
 
Title:Active Life Active Mind - Feel Better With A Book Group
Date:Every Thursday Morning
Time: 10:30-12:00
Description: Everyone loves sharing a great book! Come along to this friendly reading group for a chance to listen to short stories and poems read aloud in a small group. Share responses over a cup of tea. Community reading is a chance to get out and meet others. It’s a relaxing, refreshing ‘time out’ from troubles, aches and pains.
Audience:Anyone is welcome to take part
Cost:Free
Bookings: For more information and to book please ring the library: 0345 155 1001
Partner: The Reader Organisation
 
Title: Early Years Storytime
Date:Every Friday
Time: 14:00-14:30
Description: Storytime for families with younger children
Audience:Under 5 years - with their parents or carers
Cost:Free event
Bookings: Drop-in event, no booking required
 
Title: Deaf and Hearing BSL Club
Date:Second Thursday of the month
Time: 17:00-19:00
Description: A friendly, informal evening for deaf and hearing users of BSL. Meet friends and find out about deaf news.
Audience:All ages welcome.
Cost:Free
Bookings: Drop-in event, no booking required
 
Title: Exeter Reading Group
Date:First Thursday of the month
Time: 14:30-16:00
Description: An opportunity to get together and discuss the 'Book of the Month'. Refreshments available.
Audience:Anyone who enjoys reading
Cost:Free
Bookings: Waiting list. Please ring 0345 155 1001 for details.
 
Title: Reading Group
Date:Third Thursday of the month
Time: 19:00-20:30
Description: An opportunity to get together and discuss a 'Book of the Month'
Audience:Anyone who enjoys reading
Cost:Free
Bookings: Just come along or email colin.bray@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Organiser:Colin Bray
 
Title: Craft in the Cafe including Woolly Wonders
Date:First and third Tuesday of every month
Time: 14:00-15:30
Description: Come along with your current craft project and share with other crafters in the cafe.
Audience:All welcome
Cost:Free
Bookings: Drop-in event, no booking required
 
Title: Little Rhyme Time
Date:Every Wednesday (Term-time only)
Time: 10:15-10:45 for babies and 11:15-11:45 for toddlers
Description: Songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! Interactive and fun session for babies and children. This event is run in term time only. After half term until Easter there will be a pilot running one session for babies and one for toddlers.
Audience:Parents with children aged 0-5 Year's old.
Cost:Free
Bookings: Drop-in event, no booking required
Partner: Flying Start Children's Centre
 
Title: Quiet Time in the Children's Library
Date:Every Thursday
Time: 17:00-19:00
Description: A great chance for children and parents to relax with a book in the fantastic environment of the children's library.
Audience:Children with their parents or carers.
Cost:Free
Bookings: Just come along and enjoy the space!
 
Title: Business Advice with Cartridges Business Hub
Date:Second Tuesday of every month
Time: 16:00-18:00
Description: Get advice on starting, growing or developing your business idea from a range of expert business advisors. Cartridges Business Hub gives you access to free initial business advice and signposting to a range of vetted and trusted expert business advisors on a range of subjects. Library staff will also be on hand to advise and assist with a wide range of free business start-up resources. For further information visit Cartridges.
Audience:All welcome
Cost:Free event
Bookings: Drop-in event, no booking required. Located next to the Business & Information Hub on the ground floor of the library.
Partner: Cartridges