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Plymouth maps

Extract from an antiquarian map entitled “Environs of Plymouth and Devonport”, 1850 For the Plymouth History Festival this month we're taking a look at just a few of the local history resources you can access through your local library. We've already covered books and newspapers .  This week we're exploring our map collections.  Our collection includes Ordnance...
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Plymouth newspapers

For the Plymouth History Festival we're highlighting some of the resources we have if you're interested in finding out about Plymouth's history.  You'll find our first blog on books  here .  Newspapers are a fantastic way to discover the history of a city, whether you're looking for news articles, family notices, obituaries, letters or advertisements....
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Get Creative with libraries

The Get Creative Festival is a huge celebration of everything creative, taking place across the UK and Ireland from 11 to 19 May 2019. We have a lot of activities in libraries next week that will help you develop your crafty side.  See what's happening .  But all year round there's nowhere better than your local library to help you develop your crafty...
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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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