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Lunch at the Library

Lunch at the Library starts tomorrow! Every Wednesday in August at all libraries and a Pop Up Library in Whitleigh children can pick up a free CATERed lunch and take part in family friendly activities.  Here's what you need to know for Wednesday 1 August.  Most libraries will have 50 lunches. Estover (opening for Lunch at the Library from 10am to 2pm) and the Pop Up...
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Most borrowed books

  The latest annual data released by the Public Lending Right Office was released today. This shows the most borrowed books and authors from libraries across the UK.  That got us thinking and we decided to find out the most popular titles borrowed from libraries in Plymouth this year so far. You can see the top ten below.  Old school by Jeff Kinney Make me ...
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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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