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Okehampton Library

Events at Okehampton

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Title: Summer Picnic Hamper Prize Draw
Date:To be drawn Saturday 16 July
Time: Library opening hours.
Description: Win the contents of a Summer Picnic Hamper including food, drinks, games etc. Just 50p per ticket for the Friends of Okehampton Library. Purchase your tickets from Okehampton Library.
Audience:All
Cost:50p per ticket
Bookings: N/A
Organiser:Friends of Okehampton Library
 
Title: Novel Writing Workshop
Date:Saturday 2 July
Time: 10:00-16:00
Description: Author Rebecca Alexander will be providing a one day Novel Writing workshop for budding authors. The workshop focus will be on starting a novel - and getting into good habits to sustain it! Tea and coffee will be provided.
Audience:Adults
Cost:£20 per person
Bookings: Essential - book and pay in advance through Okehampton Library
Partner: Friends of Okehampton Library
 
Title: Laurel Farm Herbs Talk & Cream Tea
Date:Wednesday 6 July
Time: 14:00
Description: Come along and enjoy a cream tea whilst listening to an interesting talk from Laurel Farm Herbs nursery based near Okehampton. Hear all about their history, the herbs they grow and the use of herbs. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and purchase herbs.
Audience:All
Cost:£3 each
Bookings: Tickets available in advance
Partner: Friends of Okehampton Library
 
Title:The Big Friendly Read - Launch of the Summer Reading Challenge
Date:Saturday 16 July
Time: 09:00-13:00
Description: Sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge. Take part in competitions. Enjoy free coffee, cake and sweeties!
Audience:All
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not necessary
 
Title:The Big Friendly Read - Summer Reading Challenge
Date:16 July - 10 September
Time: During library opening hours
Description: The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read at least six library books of your choice to collect special collector cards and other incentives along the way – all for FREE. There’s a website and an App to add to the fun too!
Audience:Children
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not applicable
Organiser:The Reading Agency
 
Title:The Big Friendly Read - Treasure Hunt
Date:Saturday 16 July - Saturday 10 September
Time: During library opening hours
Description: Can you spot Roald Dahl and his characters? They're hiding in the library! Pick up an entry form in the library and hunt them out for the chance to win a fabulous prize. Winners to be drawn 10th September. We have a set of Roald Dahl books for the first correct entry drawn age 7 and under. For the first correct entry drawn age 8 and over we have a set of Roald Dahl audiobooks.
Audience:Children and their parents/carers
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not necessary
Partner: Friends of Okehampton Library
 
Title:The Big Friendly Read - BFG Printing Workshop
Date:Saturday 16 July
Time: 10:00-13:00
Description: Come along and enjoy a free printing workop with Learn Devon tutor, Tanya Morel. This workshop is for children over the age of 5 and their parents to create a Big Friendly Giant related picture by using a variety of printing techniques. Please bring an apron or an old shirt to wear.
Audience:Children over 5 and their parents
Cost:Free
Bookings: Essential - book with Okehampton Library 01837 52805 to reserve your place
Organiser:Learn Devon
 
Title: Scrumdiddlyumptious
Date:Saturday 16 July - Saturday 10 September
Time: During library opening hours
Description: We have a jar full of sweets in the library - but how many are in it?? Make a guess for a chance to win the contents. The prize will be shared if there is more than one correct guess!
Audience:All
Cost:20p per guess
Bookings: Not applicable
Partner: Friends of Okehampton Library
 
Title:The Big Friendly Read - Giant Peach
Date:Wednesday 27 July
Time: 10:30-11:30
Description: Free craft activity based on the Roald Dahl book 'James and the Giant Peach'.
Audience:Children and their parents/carers
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not necessary
 
Title:The Big Friendly Read - Sweet Invention
Date:Monday 1 August
Time: 14:30-15:30
Description: Craft activity based on the Roald Dahl book, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.
Audience:Children and their parents/carers
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not necessary
 
Title:The Big Friendly Read Enormous Crocodile
Date:Friday 12 August
Time: 10:30-11:30
Description: Craft activity based on the Roald Dahl book, 'The Enormous Crocodile'.
Audience:Children and their parents/carers
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not necessary
 
Title:The Big Friendly Read - Fantastic Mr Fox
Date:Tuesday 16 August
Time: 14:30-15:30
Description: Craft activity based on the Roald Dahl book, 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.
Audience:Children and their parents/carers
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not necessary
 
Title:The Big Friendly Read - Jar of Dreams
Date:Thursday 25 August
Time: 10:30-11:30
Description: Craft activity based on the Road Dahl book, 'BFG'.
Audience:Children and their parents/carers
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not necessary
 
Title: Like us on Facebook
Date:Anytime
Time: Anytime
Description: Like our facebook page to get up to date information about our events.
Audience:Everyone
Cost:N/A
Bookings: N/A
 
Title: IT Support
Date:Every Monday
Time: 10:00-12:00
Description: Come along to have an introduction to our library computers, or to receive a helping hand with your own device.
Audience:All
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not necessary just call in
Partner: Volunteer led
 
Title: Open on Wednesday Mornings
Date:Every Wednesday
Time: 09:00-13:00
Description: We are now open every Wednesday morning. We look forward to seeing you.
Audience:All
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not applicable
 
Title: IT and Coffee
Date:1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 10:00-12:00
Description: Get to grips with your gadget! Bring in your tablet, smartphone or ereader and we will share hints, tips and apps over a cup of tea.
Audience:All
Cost:Free - we would welcome donations for refreshments
Bookings: Not necessary
 
Title: Writers' Group
Date:1st Friday of each month
Time: 13:00-15:00
Description: A chance for like-minded people to get together, discuss their ideas and gain feedback in a friendly environment. This is a self run group where we would encourage both new and seasoned writers to come along and give each other adequate time to share their work if they so wish. Refreshments are available for a small donation.
Audience:Adults
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not necessary
 
Title: Duplo Builders
Date:Every Wednesday
Time: 10-10:30
Description: Playtime session with Duplo bricks based on a different story book each month. This fun, hands-on session is designed to develop children's fine motor skills, provide recognition of shapes/colours, spark their creativity and increase children's early literacy skills. Come along to help build your child's imagination. Enjoy a chat over a cup of coffee - available at 50p a cup.
Audience:Children under 5 and their parents/carers
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not necessary
 
Title: Lego Builders
Date:Every Saturday
Time: 10:30-11:30
Description: Come along and build with your child. Your Lego creations will be displayed in the library and posted on Facebook.
Audience:Suitable for children over 5 and their carers.
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not necessary
Organiser:Okehampton Library
 
Title: Okehampton Book Worms
Date:First Tuesday of the month (excluding August)
Time: 16:00-17:00
Description: Book Club for children. Do you like: -Reading Books? -Talking about books? -Making things to do with books? -Finding out about authors and books? -Are you an independent reader? If so come and ask about joining the Okehampton Book Worms.
Audience:children aged 7-11 years
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not necessary
 
Title: Under Fives Storytime
Date:Every Tuesday
Time: 10:40
Description: Come and enjoy a storytime with your under five and enjoy biscuits afterwards
Audience:Under 5's and their carers
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not required, just turn up!
 
Title: Bounce and Rhyme
Date:Every Tuesday in partnership with Okehampton Children's Centre
Time: 11:00
Description: Babies, toddlers and their carers are welcome to come and enjoy nursery rhymes and action songs together and perhaps learn some new ones! Come along and collect a free nursery rhyme card and borrow a book.
Audience:Under 5s and their carers
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not required, just pop in!
 
Title: Okehampton Library Reading Group
Date:1st Tuesday of the month
Time: 14:00
Description: If you enjoy reading and are interested in discovering new authors come along to meet with other people in an informal environment to talk about books you have read. The group is full at the moment, please contact the library if you would like to be added to our waiting list.
Audience:All
Cost:Contact the library for further information
Bookings: Not required
 
Title: Okehampton Library 2nd Reading Group
Date:3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 14:00
Description: If you enjoy reading and are interested in discovering new authors come along to meet with other people in an informal environment to talk about books you have read. Please contact the library if you are interested in joining this group
Audience:Adult
Cost:Contact the library for further information
Bookings: Please contact Okehampton Library 01837 52805
 
Title: Friends of Okehampton Library
Date:Ongoing
Time: As necessary
Description: A group of library customers who are helping to support the Library by acting as hosts at library events,organising events, fundraising. Please contact Okehampton Library for further details
Audience:All
Cost:Free
Bookings: Please contact Okehampton Library for further details
 
Title: Book Track
Date:On going
Time: During 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, up to 4 books at a time. 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, a gold badge and a £5 book token!
Audience:Children aged 6+
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not necessary - just bring your first 4 books into the library
 
Title: Bookstart Bear Club
Date:On going
Time: During library opening hours
Description: Join the fun at your local library. Collect a paw print stamp each time you visit, collect 6 stamps to receive a certificate, there are 10 certificates to collect.
Audience:Children aged 0-5
Cost:Free
Bookings: Just call into the library to collect your bear club membership pack