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Library events are free unless otherwise stated. 

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

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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

Babble, Brew and Squash - Gadgeteers Special at Torquay Library
Part of our Summer Reading Challenge Events Programme. Join us for a Babble and Brew for all the family - Babble and Brew and Squash! Come and talk about books and see how to use a 3D printer. For adults and children 50p each, no booking required
Date: 29 July 2022
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Part of our Summer Reading Challenge Events Programme. Join us for a Babble and Brew for all the family - Babble and Brew and Squash! Come and talk about books and see how to use a 3D printer. For adults and children 50p each, no booking required
Audience: All
Cost: 50p
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
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 - Thursdays
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: 30 June 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 - Mondays
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: 27 June 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: 02 July 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: 05 July 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:
Fun Science Exeter Workshop at Torquay Library
Fun Science are joining us for part of our Gadgeteers Summer Reading Programme this year. Learn how to build circuits! £3 per child, pre booking essential via the front desk, phone on 01803 714452 or torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 08 August 2022
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Fun Science are joining us for part of our Gadgeteers Summer Reading Programme this year. Learn how to build circuits! £3 per child, pre booking essential via the front desk, phone on 01803 714452 or torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: £3.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Happiness Hub - Yoga With Nina at Torquay Library
Join Nina for a taster session of yoga in the library. Please wear loose clothing A change to meet others and learn something new in a relaxed environment. Please book in via phone 01803 714452 email: torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or at the front desk. This session is free but all donations welcome.
Date: 08 July 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Join Nina for a taster session of yoga in the library. Please wear loose clothing A change to meet others and learn something new in a relaxed environment. Please book in via phone 01803 714452 email: torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or at the front desk. This session is free but all donations welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Happiness Hub
Izzy Gizmo - Story and Craft Session at Torquay Library
Part of our Summer Reading Challenge Events Programme. Join us for a story and craft session based around Izzy Gizmo, the young inventor. Build the best plane you can to fly off our balcony! For 3+ £1.00 per child Press booking essential in advance in branch, via phone: 01803 714452 or email: torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 01 August 2022
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Part of our Summer Reading Challenge Events Programme. Join us for a story and craft session based around Izzy Gizmo, the young inventor. Build the best plane you can to fly off our balcony! For 3+ £1.00 per child Press booking essential in advance in branch, via phone: 01803 714452 or email: torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: £1.00
Theme:
Lego Club at Paignton Library
Our Lego Club is back! Come in and see what you will create. Every Saturday.
Date: 25 June 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:
Lego NXT Robot Challenge at Torquay Library
Build robots out of LEGO and control them to complete RAF themed challenges! For 9-16 year olds £2.50 per child Pre booking essential at the desk, by phone 01803 714452 or via email torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 11 August 2022
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Build robots out of LEGO and control them to complete RAF themed challenges! For 9-16 year olds £2.50 per child Pre booking essential at the desk, by phone 01803 714452 or via email torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: £3.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Look Up! - Story and Craft Session at Torquay Library
Part of our Summer Reading Challenge Events Programme. Join us for a story and craft session looking up at the sky and beyond! Build your own solar system For 3+ £1.00 per child Press booking essential in advance in branch, via phone: 01803 714452 or email: torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 08 August 2022
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Part of our Summer Reading Challenge Events Programme. Join us for a story and craft session looking up at the sky and beyond! Build your own solar system For 3+ £1.00 per child Press booking essential in advance in branch, via phone: 01803 714452 or email: torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: £1.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
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: 09 July 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
Science Is Magic! - Story and Craft/Experiment Session at Torquay Library
Part of our Summer Reading Challenge Events Programme. Join us for a story and craft session going up, up and away! For 3+ £1.00 per child Press booking essential in advance in branch, via phone: 01803 714452 or email: torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 23 August 2022
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Part of our Summer Reading Challenge Events Programme. Join us for a story and craft session going up, up and away! For 3+ £1.00 per child Press booking essential in advance in branch, via phone: 01803 714452 or email: torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: £1.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
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: 12 July 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
Slime? It's Not Mine! Story and Craft Session with author Clare Helen Welsh at Torquay Library
As part of our Summer Reading Challenge, we have local author Clare Helen Welsh with us to read her new book about Lenny the Lemur, Slime? It's Note Mine! and to do some related crafts. For children aged 3+ £2.00 per child Pre booking essential via the front desk, 01803 714452 or torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 24 August 2022
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Description: As part of our Summer Reading Challenge, we have local author Clare Helen Welsh with us to read her new book about Lenny the Lemur, Slime? It's Note Mine! and to do some related crafts. For children aged 3+ £2.00 per child Pre booking essential via the front desk, 01803 714452 or torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: £2.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Sunshine At Bedtime - Torquay Library
To help us launch this year's Summer Reading Challenge, we have the wonderful author Clare Helen Welsh with us. She will be reading her new book, Sunshine At Bedtime, and creating crafts connected to this book. For ages 3+ Booking is essential for this event. £2 per child Bookings can be taken via: 01803 714452 torquay.library@librariesunlmited.org.uk In person at the enquiry desk. Please note: Please let staff know if there are any nut or gluten allergies before the event.
Date: 06 July 2022
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: To help us launch this year's Summer Reading Challenge, we have the wonderful author Clare Helen Welsh with us. She will be reading her new book, Sunshine At Bedtime, and creating crafts connected to this book. For ages 3+ Booking is essential for this event. £2 per child Bookings can be taken via: 01803 714452 torquay.library@librariesunlmited.org.uk In person at the enquiry desk. Please note: Please let staff know if there are any nut or gluten allergies before the event.
Audience: Child
Cost: £2.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
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