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This page lists events in Cornwall Libraries and One Stop Shops. Events listed on this page are free, unless otherwise stated.

Take a journey with the South West Reading Passport 2014


This year’s Reading passport project is bigger than ever with free events with authors at libraries. Four featured writers, Patrick Gale, Adam Nevill, Gareth L Powell and Julia Copus will bring the Reading Passport to life, visiting libraries to meet readers through public talks and workshops to support the Reading Passport content and www.readingpassport.org.  The Reading Passport project supports library membership and writers by offering an innovative and engaging way to encourage readers to explore a wider range of reading for pleasure.  

Pick up your reading passport from a Cornwall branch library this autumn. Four ‘worlds’ have been selected to reflect different genres of writing and readers will be taken on a journey through the macabre mixed with bittersweet romance via sci-fi with a twist and settling back with a poem or two.  Reading passport additional reading lists: future worlds, lyrical worlds, world of darkness, world of passion.

Thursday 30 October 10am-4.pm - Padstow Core Building

Need a job? Need advice on your career? Want to know what’s available in the local area?  Throughout the day with Building Better Futures there will be opportunities for 1-1 advice, come along to Padstow Core Building, The Lawns Car Park, Padstow on 30 October.

Friday 31 October 10.30am - Newquay Library

Pull back the cobwebs to discover…spooky spiders, petrifying pumpkins, gruesome games and much more!

Join us at Newquay Library for a bone-chilling morning on Friday 31 October 10.30am. Tickets: £1.00 per child - dress your scariest!

Thursday 6 November at 7pm - Truro Community Library.

In France the influence of Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso and others were breaking new artistic ground. Meanwhile here in Britain a group of artists, writers and designers were experimenting with life, art and literature. They were known as ‘The Bloomsbury Group’. Rachel Miles will explore their experiment and discuss their influence on British modernism.

Talk starts at 7pm, ticket price: £5 Talk only (Please buy talk tickets in advance from the enquiry desk).  £10 to include a pre-talk supper to be served at the Flying Aubergine Café from 5pm please buy this combined ticket at the café


If you're thinking about improving your reading or would like to read more, then the Six Book Challenge is for you.  You are invited to choose six reads, review them and enter prize draws. Run by The Reading Agency to build your reading confidence and literacy skills.  Just ask about the six book challenge in your local library.


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