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Okehampton Library

Events at Okehampton

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Title:Q90 - Birthday Card Competition
Date:1-31 May
Time: During library opening hours
Description: Feeling artistic and creative? Design a birthday card for the Queen's 90th birthday. Pick up an entry form from the library and return it by the 31 May. Open to all ages, various prizes.
Audience:All
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not applicable
Partner: Friends of Okehampton Library
 
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: Decorate a Queens Birthday Biscuit at our Coffee Morning
Date:Saturday 28 May
Time: 10:00-12:00
Description: Sit and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee whilst the children decorate a Queen's birthday biscuit. Yummy! All proceeds to the Friends of Okehampton Library
Audience:All
Cost:Small charge for all refreshments
Bookings: Not necessary
Organiser:Friends of Okehampton Library
 
Title:Half Term - Queens Birthday Display
Date:28 May - 4 June
Time: During library opening hours
Description: Help us to create a display for the Queen's birthday.
Audience:Children and their carers
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not necessary just drop in during library opening hours
 
Title: Beginners IT Training
Date:Thursdays: 2 and 9 June
Time: 13:00-15:30
Description: Free beginners IT training for you to be able to access the internet, send and receive emails or job search more effectively. Elite Training can even help you with your own laptop, iPad or tablet if required.
Audience:Adult
Cost:Free
Bookings: Essential - places limited.
Partner: Elite Training
 
Title:National Bookstart Week - Prize Draw
Date:National Bookstart Week 6-12 June
Time: During library opening hours
Description: Borrow books on an Under 5's library card during National Bookstart Week to be entered into a prize draw to win family swim vouchers or goggles kindly donated by Parklands Leisure Centre Okehampton. Show your library card to staff each time you borrow!
Audience:Under 5's
Cost:Free to enter
Bookings: No booking required.
 
Title:National Bookstart Week - 'Under The Sea' story and craft session
Date:Wednesday 8 June
Time: 10:30-11:30
Description: Celebrate National Bookstart week with us. Come along to our story and craft activity 'Under the Sea' and pick up some Bookstart giveaways (whilst stocks last).
Audience:Children under 5 and their carers
Cost:Free
Bookings: Not necessary
 
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: Opening on Wednesday Mornings
Date:From Wednesday 6 April
Time: 09:00-13:00
Description: We are pleased to announce that from Wednesday 6 April we will be opening to the public on a 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 Storytime Builders
Date:1st Thursday of every month
Time: 10:30-11:30
Description: Combined story and playtime session with Duplo bricks. 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.
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