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Exeter Library

Events at Exeter

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Title: Animal Agents - Summer Reading Challenge 2017
Date:Launches Saturday 15 July
Time: During Summer Holidays
Description: The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part! This summer there’s something strange happening at the library – and that’s where the Animal Agents come in! The Animal Agents love solving mysteries and they need YOU to help them crack their biggest case yet. Pick up a free challenge pack and investigation kit from your local library to help the animal agents catch the crooks.
Audience:Children 4-11
Cost:Free to take part!
Bookings: No booking necessary, just pop to the children's library during the holidays and get signed up to join the fun!
Partner: The Reading Agency
 
Title: Animal Agents Craft Sessions
Date:Monday 31 July, Monday 7 August, Monday 21 August
Time: 10:00-15:00
Description: We will be holding Animal Agents Craft Sessions over the summer as part of this years Summer Reading Challenge theme.
Audience:Suitable for children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Booking not necessary
 
Title: All Aboard! - Creative Dance and Movement Play Workshops For 0-5s
Date:Every Friday from 9 June to 14 July
Time: 11:00-11:45
Description: Creative dance and movement play workshops for 0-5s and their parents/carers. Session will take place in the children's library. Find out more on Facebook – All Aboard Exeter, or by emailing elizabethswinford@yahoo.co.uk or pipjones6@gmail.com
Audience:Suitable for 5 years and under with parents or carers
Cost:No charge but donations welcome!
Bookings: Booking not necessary
Partner: Devon In Dance
 
Title: Books With Buggies
Date:Tuesday 4 July
Time: 11:00
Description: A reading group for parents and carers to attend with young children to discuss adult books. This month's book is ‘Dark Matter’ By Michelle Paver.
Audience:Parents or carers with young children
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Booking not necessary
 
Title: Lean Start Up Theory
Date:Thursday 6 July
Time: 17:00-18:30
Description: An ideal introduction to Lean Start-Up philosophy and practices. Helps entrepreneurs reduce the cost of developing new products and services by ensuring that they do not waste time and money designing features that customers do not want. This one hour workshop introduces the Lean start up theory. Quote from past Lean start up theory attendee: ‘Very interesting session with lots of practical things to take away.’
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: For further information and to book a place, please visit Eventbrite
Partner: Exeter Business & Intellectual Property Centre
 
Title: Author Jane Corry - Book Launch And Talk
Date:Wednesday 5 July
Time: 19:00-20:00
Description: Author of 'My Husband's Wife', Jane Corry will be here to talk about her new book 'Blood Sisters'. Crediton Community Bookshop will be at the event with copies of the book available to purchase.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:£3.00
Bookings: Tickets available from Exeter Library
 
Title: COBRA: Complete Online Business Reference Advisor
Date:Tuesday 11 July
Time: 17:30 – 18:30
Description: This workshop will show you how to get make the most of COBRA the Complete Online Business Reference Advisor resource which is free to access with a Devon Libraries membership card. COBRA is a unique source of information for people starting small-scale businesses. Its search and browse options are easy and simple to use. The industry factsheets are short and simple and have a clear structure and you can download up to ten reports per day. COBRA is a continually expanding business encyclopaedia with information about starting and running a business.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: For further information and to book a place, please visit Eventbrite
Partner: Exeter Business & Intellectual Property Centre
 
Title: Learn to Knit At Exeter Library with Bunyip Crafts
Date:Wednesday 12 July
Time: 10:30-12:00
Description: Beginners Knitting - In this session you will learn how to cast on stitches, learn the two techniques of knit and purl stitches and how to cast off. We will make a small sample piece and make a start on a pair of wrist warmers. All materials will be provided.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Tickets £10
Bookings: To book a place, tickets can be purchased from Exeter Library
Partner: Bunip Crafts
 
Title: The Art Of Science Writing - Royal Society and British Library Live Stream
Date:Wednesday 19 July
Time: 19:00 for 19:30 screening
Description: Celebrate 30 years of popular science writing with The Royal Society Science Book Prize Anniversary event, hosted by Dara O'Briain. Whether it is searching for what makes us human, understanding the universe or even managing risk, the Royal Society Book Prize celebrates outstanding science writing and has created an incredible 30 year legacy. Join us to celebrate our history as we ask what makes a compelling science book, why public appetite for this genre of literature has gone from strength to strength and how popular science writing has changed over the years.
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Booking not necessary
Partner: The British Library
 
Title: Stack Showcase - The Printing Revolution: Exeter's Oldest Book
Date:Thursday 20 July
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Description: Hear from experts about the history of the printed word and the early literary treasures within Devon Libraries' collections. Enjoy the chance to have a closer look at rare books from the Special Collections Archive within Exeter Library's Stack.
Audience:Suitable for all ages
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Tickets available from Exeter Library
 
Title: Small Business Accounting
Date:Tuesday 25 July
Time: 10:00-13:00
Description: Do you look at your annual accounts and wonder what they mean? Maybe you have a niggling feeling that you should be taking some kind of action? Or do you just want to improve your grip on the financial side of your business? Then this event is for you! Join us for this half-day workshop on what your accounts should be telling you about your business (and how to recognise it)! The aim is for you to come away with greater confidence when it comes to checking your business accounts, improved knowledge of what you need to be aware of and how to act on what your accounts are telling you. Improve your business's chances of success in one fell swoop - register now!
Audience:All Welcome
Cost:£12.00-£25.00
Bookings: To Register please visit: Eventbrite
Partner: Exeter Business & Intellectual Property Centre
 
Title: Business Start-up - Ten Top Tips
Date:Thursday 27 July
Time: 17:30-18:30
Description: In the majority of cases, start-up success or failure is all about knowing both the how and the why of taking action, and always being clear about which steps to take next. Before you jump into the proverbial entrepreneurial waters there are some critical factors that you absolutely must know. When you know them, you need to give them serious consideration. This workshop will give you 10 essential things you need to know about running a successful business. You can use it as a checklist to make sure your thinking and your business plan are on the right track. Or consider; do I need to get more information, strategic education or clarity for the overall vision, the market, or my product/service.
Audience:All welcome
Cost: £2.50 - £5
Bookings: For further information and to book a place, please visit Eventbrite
Partner: Exeter Business & Intellectual Property Centre
 
Title: Free Shadow Puppetry Workshops - The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales
Date:Monday 14 August
Time: 11:00 and 14:00
Description: Ever wanted to tell stories in a unique way? Above Bounds invite you to join them in creating your very own shadow puppet inspired by the traditional art of Wayang Kulit (all the way from Bali). Whether you are a budding performaer or an avid crafter, this workshop will delight the senses whilst introducing you to the rich world of fairy-tales. For more information visit www.abovebounds.co.uk
Audience:All welcome
Cost:Free Event
Bookings: Tickets available from Exeter Library. All children must be accompanied by and adult, who will also need a ticket.
 
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: Bounce and Rhyme - Sunday Session
Date:Every Other Sunday - 25 June, 9 July
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: 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:Every other Thursday (Term-time only) - 6 July, 20 July
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