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Exeter Library

Events at Exeter

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Title: Adopt A Book - Launch Event
Date:Friday 9 December
Time: 16:00-17:30
Description: Help keep Exeter's literary heritage alive by adopting a book from our Special Collections Archive. Come along to find out more about how to adopt a book, hear from experts about vital conservation work and have a closer look at items from Exeter Library's Special Collections.
Audience:Open to all
Cost:Free Event - Booking Required
Bookings: Tickets can be booked from Exeter Library
Partner: Carnegie Library Lab
 
Title: English Conversation Group
Date:Thursday 8 December
Time: 17:30-18:30
Description: Is English your second language? Do you want to improve your English language skills in a relaxed, friendly environment? This is aimed at people who speak English as a second language, to help build confidence through the exchange of ideas, conversation and discussion, with native and non-native speakers. Further meeting dates for this group will be announced in the New Year. For more details contact joe.blackman@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience:Open to all
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Just come along
Organiser:Joe Blackman
 
Title: Hour of Code
Date:Saturday 10 December
Time: Session 1 - 09:30-10:30. Session 2 - 11:00-12:00.
Description: The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organise an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. Join us at Exeter Library for free coding sessions. Session 1 from 9:30-10:30 - Using LED's, Scratch & using a Raspberry Pi. Session 2 from 11:00-12:00 - Play music with an air piano. #hourofcode
Audience:Ages 4 to 104
Cost:Free Entry
Bookings: Booking is required as places are limited. Tickets available at Exeter Library or email exeter.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Partner: 2.timesdo
 
Title: Baby Signing With The Little Signers Club
Date:Thursday 15 December
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: Bounce and Rhyme - Sunday Session
Date:Every Other Sunday - 11 December, 8 January, 22 January
Time: 14:00
Description: Share songs and rhymes with musical instruments at this super, fun event for babies, toddlers, mums, dads, grandparents and carers. The Sunday session will be running on alternate Sundays.
Audience:Babies & toddlers (with parents or carers)
Cost:Free event
Bookings: Drop-in event, no booking required
 
Title: Tiny Bead Craft Workshop with Bunyip Crafts
Date:Wednesday 11 January
Time: 10:30-12:00
Description: In this workshop you’ll be choosing from a selection of seed beads in a whole host of colours, designing & making a bracelet. This works as a great introduction to jewellery wire ‘tiger tail,’ as well as adding clasps and using crimp beads. You’ll choose a charm to add to your piece too!
Audience:Adults
Cost:£10 per session - All materials included
Bookings: Tickets are available from Exeter Library
Partner: Bunyip Crafts
 
Title: Taoist Tai Chi - Free Taster Session
Date:Saturday 14 January
Time: 10:30-12:00
Description: Taoist Tai Chi arts are specifically designed to improve health. The movements exercise the whole physiology; including the tendons, joints, connective tissue and internal organs. At the mental spiritual level, they are a method of 'taming the heart' and developing an attitude of calm, compassion and reduced self-centredness both during practice and in daily life. Taoist Tai Chi arts are accessible and beneficial to everyone, regardless of their physical condition. For further information visit taoist.org
Audience:Open to all
Cost:Free event
Bookings: Bookings can be made at Exeter Library. Alternatively contact Mike on 01884 798231 or email ace.counselling@btopenworld.com
Partner: Taoist Tai Chi
 
Title: Language Café
Date:Sunday 22 January
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 joe.blackman@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience:All welcome
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Just drop in to the café
Organiser:Joe Blackman
 
Title: Language Café
Date:Sunday 19 February
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 joe.blackman@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience:All welcome
Cost:Free event
Bookings: Just drop in to the café
Organiser:Joe Blackman
 
Title: Language Café
Date:Sunday 19 March
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 joe.blackman@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience:All welcome
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Just drop in to the café
Organiser:Joe Blackman
 
Title:Exetreme Imagination - The Devon Collection of Children's Books
Date:From 17 October to December 2016
Time: Open during library hours
Description: During Exetreme Imagination, Exeter Library will be showcasing some of the rare and beautiful children's books from the Special Collections. The Devon Collection of Children's Books contains about 2,000 items, mainly dating from before 1940. The books are kept behind the scenes in a specially designed secure room to preserve these rare and unique items for future generations.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Free
Bookings: Just drop in. Items will be in display cases on the First Floor. At other times, items from the Special Collections may be viewed by appointment only.
 
Title: Bounce and Rhyme - Session 1
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. Please note that enquires and access to the resources in the children's library will not be available during the session.
Audience:Babies & toddlers (with parents or carers)
Cost:Free event
Bookings: Drop-in event, no booking required
 
Title: Bounce and Rhyme - Session 2
Date:Every Tuesday
Time: 11:00-11:30
Description: Share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies, toddlers, mums, dads, grandparents and carers. Please note that enquires and access to the resources in the children's library will not be available during the session.
Audience:Babies & toddlers (with parents or carers)
Cost:Free event
Bookings: Drop-in event, no booking required
 
Title: 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: 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.
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: 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:Fortnightly from Thursday 15 September
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. For more information contact simon.belshaw@devon.gov.uk
Audience:Suitable for Age 7+
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Drop-in event, no booking required
Organiser:Simon Belshaw
 
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: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@devon.gov.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 11:00-11:30 for toddlers (Please note from Jan 2017 the toddler session will start at 11:15)
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: National Careers Service - Job Club
Date:Last Wednesday of Every Month
Time: 10:00-16:00
Description: The National Careers Service is available to help you if you're looking to change your career or get back into work. Get help with, Assessing your skills, developing your CV,
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Free event
Bookings: To book an appointment please see a member of staff or just drop in.
Partner: National Careers Service
 
Title: ExploraTale
Date:Fridays (Term-time only)
Time: 10:00-11:15
Description: Carousel sessions offer early year's children and their families a sensory experience, exploring colour, movement, texture and sound. ExploraTale will transform your experience of the library by taking you on an imaginative journey through books.
Audience:Young Children
Cost:Free event - Suggested donation £1 towards materials
Bookings: The Carousel Project
Partner: The Carousel Project
 
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