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. 

Find my past day

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  • Online Study Support Officer - Peter Finlay will be at Fowey Library with library staff to help you with Family History research using the Find My Past website on Tuesday November 8th from 10am-3pm.
  • Please call in, phone or email: fowey.library@cornwall.gov.uk so we have some idea of how many to expect.  
  • Why not take this opportunity to find out about whom Great Granny married, Granddad’s World War 1 Service, how many brothers and sisters Great, Great Grandmother really had or delve into that strange tale that’s been passed down the generations about the cousin who emigrated to America suddenly!  
  • Feel free to come as a beginner to Family History or if you are a more seasoned Family History researcher with “brick walls” you need to solve and we will do all we can to help.
  • Please join us on Wednesday 26 October 2pm - 4pm
  • Come and make a monster in St Ives library
  • Charge is £3.00 to include all materials
  • Advanced booking recommended, places are limited
  • Loop the Loop is a series of creative adventures inspired by books, research and local heritage.  On 23rd April a Trains Heritage Day was held at Liskeard Railway Station and included a pop up library. 

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.
  • “An Animal a Day keeps the Doctor at Bay” = Weds 19th October 10am to 1pm, Want to find out more about the ways a pet can positively influence your health & wellbeing? Pop along to our drop in session for a chat and cuppa with the organisations in attendance. Pet as Therapy, Give a Dog a Bone, hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Read 2 Dogs, Medical Detection Dogs, Support Dogs and hopefully the dogs from the Police & Fire Service.
  • Holistic Health – Demystifying alternative therapies , want to find out more about the alternative health and wellness services available in your area. Come and meet the experts at our drop in sessions, have a chat and a cuppa, maybe experience a free taster or two. Bowen Technique, Indian Head Massage, Colour Light Therapy, Stress Management, Crystal Healing, Life Coaching, Tapping.  Weds 2nd Nov 10am to 1pm.