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Children's Theatre Festival

The Above and Beyond Theatre Festival was curated by the Above Bounds Theatre Company. and ran in three Plymouth libraries during October half term 2018. We were  building on the successful pilot project  earlier in the year, where children from Southway Library helped ito create a new show “Atishoo, Atishoo". The aim was to bring theatre to those who would not...
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Science Rules!

“Brilliant for my kids to see science in action and have hands on activities. Inspiring future careers?” Last week was British Science Week which we celebrated with a variety of activities in libraries. At North Prospect children buried time capsules to be opened in March 2020, at Southway they created lava lamps and made music with water. Devonport Library made a good venue for a ...
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Fifty ways to love your library

Fifty (mostly) free things you can do with your library card.  Don't have a library card? Join for free online or at any of our libraries .  Borrow a book Download an eBook Use a computer in a library Bring your babies and toddlers to rhymetime Hire a DVD Trace your family history using premium resources (in library use only)  Join the ...
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Cake and Code

We currently run several regular coding sessions for children at various libraries across the city to help promote digital literacy and encourage creativity. Many parents who attended the Family Microbit sessions (see our blog here ) that we ran over the summer asked if we would be doing any coding sessions just for adults so this got us thinking! We ran our first beginners coding...
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DATA Play

DATA Play is about working with local talent and tech companies to explore how open data and technology can be used to help the Council deliver services in new ways.  DATA Play 9 is happening on Friday 26 October and as it's all about libraries and city challenges we thought it would be fun to share some random library data. Thanks to Libraries West for the idea. ...
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