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Library events are free unless otherwise stated. 

Pre-booking is essential where indicated by calling the relevant library. 

Brixham
Churston
Paignton 
Torquay

Children under 8 years old must be supervised by a parent/carer. When collecting children from a library activity please ask children to stay in the library until collected.  

Torbay Events

Book Quest Party 2 at Torquay Library.
Free activities for anyone taking part in the Secret Book Quest. Not taking part in the Quest yet no problem just sign up on the day or before. The Quest is free and the party is also free. Suitable for ages 4-11 and no need to book.
Date: 19 April 2022
Time: 9:30 - 13:00
Description: Free activities for anyone taking part in the Secret Book Quest. Not taking part in the Quest yet no problem just sign up on the day or before. The Quest is free and the party is also free. Suitable for ages 4-11 and no need to book.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce & Rhyme at Torquay Library
A free, fun and musical session for the under 5's. A good way to meet other parents and make new friends (both young and old) too. Pre-booking is required on 01803 714452 Every Wednesday.
Date:
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: A free, fun and musical session for the under 5's. A good way to meet other parents and make new friends (both young and old) too. Pre-booking is required on 01803 714452 Every Wednesday.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce & Rhyme at Torquay Library
A free, fun musical sessions for under's 5's. A good way to meet other parents and make new friends (both young and old) too. Pre-booking is required on 01803 714452 Every Wednesday.
Date:
Time: 9:45 - 10:15
Description: A free, fun musical sessions for under's 5's. A good way to meet other parents and make new friends (both young and old) too. Pre-booking is required on 01803 714452 Every Wednesday.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme: Music
Bounce and Rhyme at Paignton Library
A free, fun and musical session for the under 5's. A good way to meet other parents and make new friends (both young and old) too. Pre-booking is required on 01803 714460. Weekly sessions on Mondays and Thursdays.
Date: 26 May 2022
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: A free, fun and musical session for the under 5's. A good way to meet other parents and make new friends (both young and old) too. Pre-booking is required on 01803 714460. Weekly sessions on Mondays and Thursdays.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce and Rhyme at Paignton Library
A free, fun and musical session for the under 5's. A good way to meet other parents and make new friends (both young and old) too. Pre-booking is required on 01803 714460. Weekly sessions on Mondays and Thursdays.
Date: 23 May 2022
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: A free, fun and musical session for the under 5's. A good way to meet other parents and make new friends (both young and old) too. Pre-booking is required on 01803 714460. Weekly sessions on Mondays and Thursdays.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Code Club at Paignton Library
Are you interested in Computer Games and want to know how to make your own? Have a go at Coding using Scratch and find out more about our Code Club, where you can make cool games, animations and websites too! Ages 8 - 13. Parents are encouraged to attend along with their children. Limited spaces available so please book a place at the Library desk or call us on 01803 714460. First and Third Saturdays of the month.
Date: 04 June 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Are you interested in Computer Games and want to know how to make your own? Have a go at Coding using Scratch and find out more about our Code Club, where you can make cool games, animations and websites too! Ages 8 - 13. Parents are encouraged to attend along with their children. Limited spaces available so please book a place at the Library desk or call us on 01803 714460. First and Third Saturdays of the month.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Code Club
Drop-in clinic for business advice at Paignton Library
On the first Tuesday of every month, Rachel from the Business and IP Centre will be here to offer advice to people starting up a new business or developing an established business. Come in and speak to her or find out more about the help available on the Business and IP Centre website: https://bipc.librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 07 June 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: On the first Tuesday of every month, Rachel from the Business and IP Centre will be here to offer advice to people starting up a new business or developing an established business. Come in and speak to her or find out more about the help available on the Business and IP Centre website: https://bipc.librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
Family History Workshop at Paignton Library
Doing your family tree? Looking for relatives but keep getting stuck? Why not join our Family History Workshop? Get the help of experienced researchers. Use the library's PCs. Free of charge. Please book a place at the Library counter or phone 01803 714460.
Date: 28 May 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Doing your family tree? Looking for relatives but keep getting stuck? Why not join our Family History Workshop? Get the help of experienced researchers. Use the library's PCs. Free of charge. Please book a place at the Library counter or phone 01803 714460.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Joy Against the Machine at Paignton Library
Torbay-raised poet Tom Stockley (AKA T.S. Idiot) joins us in the library to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Season. They will be presenting their workshop Joy Against The Machine, celebrating queer voices through discussions and writing activities. Learn about LGBTQ+ History and work with an award-winning poet to create your own poetry about what LGBTQ+ identity means to you. All identities and abilities welcome, and there will be a workshop for young people (under 18) and adults.
Date: 25 June 2022
Time: 11:00 - 14:00
Description: Torbay-raised poet Tom Stockley (AKA T.S. Idiot) joins us in the library to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Season. They will be presenting their workshop Joy Against The Machine, celebrating queer voices through discussions and writing activities. Learn about LGBTQ+ History and work with an award-winning poet to create your own poetry about what LGBTQ+ identity means to you. All identities and abilities welcome, and there will be a workshop for young people (under 18) and adults.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Lego Club at Paignton Library
Our Lego Club is back! Come in and see what you will create. Every Saturday.
Date: 28 May 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Our Lego Club is back! Come in and see what you will create. Every Saturday.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:
Paignton Library STEM group
The Paignton Library STEM Group's aim is to bring together people who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Provide a safe space for discussion, showcasing of projects and to encourage and advocate STEM Subjects. 11am-1pm & 1pm-3pm on the second Saturday of the month. The session is run by 2 Libraries Unlimited volunteers and the blog is the work of one of the volunteers to show the work and activities done at the sessions. <a href=STEM Blog" />
Date: 11 June 2022
Time: 11:00 - 15:00
Description: The Paignton Library STEM Group's aim is to bring together people who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Provide a safe space for discussion, showcasing of projects and to encourage and advocate STEM Subjects. 11am-1pm & 1pm-3pm on the second Saturday of the month. The session is run by 2 Libraries Unlimited volunteers and the blog is the work of one of the volunteers to show the work and activities done at the sessions. STEM Blog
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Poetry for Pleasure at Paignton Library
For anyone who loves reading, writing or listening to poetry. First Saturday of every month.
Date: 02 July 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: For anyone who loves reading, writing or listening to poetry. First Saturday of every month.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Poetry
Scrabble Group with Friends of Paignton Library
Come and join FoPL's Scrabble group to keep your mind active or to have a bit of fun with some new friends. Second Tuesday of every month.
Date: 14 June 2022
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Come and join FoPL's Scrabble group to keep your mind active or to have a bit of fun with some new friends. Second Tuesday of every month.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Social
Summer Fayre at Paignton Library
Join us for a day of fun! Paignton Library will be full of games, entertainment, stalls and music. Free entertainment for all ages.
Date: 11 June 2022
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Join us for a day of fun! Paignton Library will be full of games, entertainment, stalls and music. Free entertainment for all ages.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Teddy Tales at Torquay Library
Craft, music and story time for children aged 2-5 years old. Drop in and join in the fun! Mondays term time only. Book in advance on 01803 714452 or email Torquay.Library@librariesunlimited.org.uk Term time only
Date:
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Description: Craft, music and story time for children aged 2-5 years old. Drop in and join in the fun! Mondays term time only. Book in advance on 01803 714452 or email Torquay.Library@librariesunlimited.org.uk Term time only
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
The Secret Book Quest at Torbay Libraries
Anyone aged 4-11 can join the Secret Book Quest. Each child receives a booklet to complete plus certificate when 25, 50 and 100 books have been read. This challenge is new and children will complete the book with stickers and reviews. At the end you can be entered into a prize draw to win a Lego Bookshop as well as other prizes. All participates can win the Libro cat badge on completion and the 100 book certificate is printed in gold! Ask in your local library for more information. It is free to take part and you can join when you next visit the library. Sometimes we run special events for Book Questers, keep an eye out for these on the website, Facebook and in the library.
Date:
Time: 9:30 - 13:00
Description: Anyone aged 4-11 can join the Secret Book Quest. Each child receives a booklet to complete plus certificate when 25, 50 and 100 books have been read. This challenge is new and children will complete the book with stickers and reviews. At the end you can be entered into a prize draw to win a Lego Bookshop as well as other prizes. All participates can win the Libro cat badge on completion and the 100 book certificate is printed in gold! Ask in your local library for more information. It is free to take part and you can join when you next visit the library. Sometimes we run special events for Book Questers, keep an eye out for these on the website, Facebook and in the library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Where is Bonnie? At Torquay Library
Suitable for children 3+ Obi is a lovely dog come and say hi and hear about Bonnie another therapy dog. Find out about how therapy dogs can help but also get busy with dog crafts, puppets, and sensory stories. Book your place in advance on 01803 714452 or email Torquay.Library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 07 May 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Suitable for children 3+ Obi is a lovely dog come and say hi and hear about Bonnie another therapy dog. Find out about how therapy dogs can help but also get busy with dog crafts, puppets, and sensory stories. Book your place in advance on 01803 714452 or email Torquay.Library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:
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