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The Spanish Swindle

This month is Scams Awaress Month, a national campaign encouraging people to report and talk about scams.  We've unearthed an early example of a scam from the 19th Century known as the 'Spanish Prisoner' or the 'Spanish Swindle'. In our archive we have 5 letters plus a fake ‘Act of Notification’ document sent to an unknown recipient who probably lived in the Plymouth...
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The Mice Who Make Art!

What a fantastic first visit from Above Bounds Theatre who ran the first Mice Who Make Art theatre workshop for 2 to 4 year olds at Southway Library. The children helped perform two amazing stories; The Lion and the Mouse and The Hare and the Tortoise and had great fun becoming hopping hares, roaring lions, slow plodding tortoises and cute sleeping mice. They played pin the...
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Celebrating Science!

Hundreds of families packed into Devonport Library on Saturday 10 March for a Science Festival to celebrate British Science Week .  We designed paper circuits and 3d printed bricks, went digging for treasure and played a banana piano. The National Marine Aquarium showed us how to make slime and City College Plymouth helped us code Spheros for a dance party .  ...
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Welcome to your new online library

Welcome to your new online library!  Use this site to find, reserve and renew library items. You'll need a PIN to log on. If you don't already have one email us your library card number.  Once you've logged in you can check what items you have on loan and when they are due back, renew items, manage reservation requests and update your contact details. You can also view...
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Christmas Day

The Central Library is opening its doors on Christmas Day providing a safe and welcoming place for anyone who may be on their own and need some company.  There will be free mince pies, tea and coffee, along with a festive film show and library computers will be available for anyone who wants to keep in touch with family or friends. The library on Armada Way will be open...
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