What's On

This page lists special events in Cornwall Libraries and One Stop Shops. Events listed on this page are free, unless otherwise stated. Please see your local library pages for regular events and activities in a library near you. 

Reading Passport 2016

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Pick up a Reading Passport from your local library and read through the decades for a chance to win a suitcase full of books.

This year's Reading Passport has now been launched. The Passport will take the reader on a journey through the decades from the 1920s to the present day and beyond! For more information and inspiration see the Reading Passport website or ask at your local library. Delve into the past and look to the future on your Reading Passport adventure.

15 Dec (10am-1pm)

  • St Austell Library together with SALSA (St Austell Library Support Association) is hosting a 999 day for the local community as a safe neighbourhood event 10am to 1pm with refreshments attending will be The Fire Service, a Police Office, Ambulance Service. Cornwall Search & Rescue, Shelterbox, and CC Safeguarding teams including Trading Standards and Quality Assurance.
  • The local community will be welcome to join us and ask the experts any questions about safety in the home and work place in a safe environment, an opportunity to meet the 999 heroes at the end of a phone.

9 Dec (3.30pm-5pm) in Lostwithiel Library
10 Dec (10.30am-12.30pm) in Looe Library


  • In this workshop you will learn how to do Needle Felting – making 2 Christmas decorations that you can take away with you  
  • This workshop is aimed for children 8/9 years upwards to work alongside a parent or carer
  • Please note that because of the use of ‘Felting Needles’ young people have to be accompanied by a parent / carer 
  • We only have 10 places in total so booking is essential. Please inform a member of library staff if you would like to book a place on this workshop

Sat 26 Nov 10am-12.30pm in Looe Library
Sat 3 Dec 10am-12:30pm in Wadebridge Library

  • Keith Sparrow - Manga Drawing Drop-in Workshop.  
  • Be inspired by this increasingly popular Japanese art form. Grab a pencil, come along and unleash your inner manga artist with local manga-drawing expert and writer of a series of manga-drawing manuals, Keith Sparrow.  
  • Cost: Free/ No need to book

Torpoint Library Christmas Craft Fayre

Fri 2 Dec 10am onwards

  • Join us in Torpoint Library for our Christmas Craft Fayre - Lots of local crafts and festive homemade food

If you’re aged 7-25 and you’re already doing an Arts Award at school or an Arts Award centre, then St Ives Library and St Just Library can help. We offer:

  • Support with your arts research (forget Google and try books! We have a great collection of books about art, theatre and dance)
  • A chance to exhibit your work in our exhibition space
  • Children’s book group for 8-11s – share your favourite writers
  • Volunteering opportunities for 14+ with Summer Reading Challenge
  • St Ives Library has launched a Lego club. If you have any unwanted Lego at home, all donations of unwanted Lego would be gratefully received. The lego club is free to all primary school aged children, but places are very limited, so please contact the St Ives library to sign up in advance to ensure a place.
  • Lostwithiel Library Lego club is held fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons from 3.45-4.45. Free to attend. Please contact the library for more information.. 
  • Launceston Library Lego Club runs the first Saturday of each month in Launceston Library 10- 12am 
  • The series of Loop the Loop events held in Cornwall Libraries is complete - take a look at the Loop the Loop animation on You Tube https://youtu.be/Mcw2-nINl80 by Lizzie Black with participants from Redruth School, Bodmin College, visitors to Redruth and Bodmin libraries as well as the Knit and Natter Group in Bodmin!  More Loop the Loop activities.