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. 

Scary Little Girls and the Reading Passport

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As part of the South West Reading Passport, Cornwall Library and Information Service has partnered with Scary Little Girls to present some exciting events in libraries throughout Cornwall.

StorySmiths celebrates some of Cornwall’s favourite writers. Uniquely combining literature, performance, chat and the odd tasty treat, we’ll will introduce you to some new and little known gems side by side with such much-loved Cornish and international names as Emily Bronte, PG Wodehouse and Douglas Adams.

Tickets £5 or £3. Check with your local library

A pub quiz with a cabaret twist. Expect amusing quizzing with a literature theme.

£5 per team

All events suitable for ages 12+ and doors generally open 15 minutes before the performance.

  • 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.

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.