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Read about Plymouth's history

This month sees the return of the Plymouth History Festival , an annual celebration of Plymouth's hertitage and there's hundreds of activities taking place across the city. From talks, guided walks and behind the scenes tours, to performances, family activities, exhibitions and displays – there’s something for everybody.  If you're interested in finding out more about...
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Stories and STEM

We recently hosted a storytime session with a difference at Central Library which incorporated a fun craft activity followed by electronics and coding! The session was aimed at children aged 6 years and over. We started the session by reading the story Doll-E 1.0 by Shanda McCloskey – the tale of a girl who loves inventing things and hacking her toys to create something new. After...
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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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