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. 

Exhibition by Colin T Johnson of early drawings and watercolours

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1 - 31 March at St Ives Library

St Ives Library invites you to an exhibition from March 1st – 31st by Colin T Johnson of early drawings and watercolours and with each purchase a gift of his book “Inspirations and Episodes of my Life”.

Friday 24 March 1.30pm to 3.15pm at Lostwithiel Library

  • Friday 24 March 2017 (1:30pm to 3.15pm) in Lostwithiel Library
  • Come and learn how to needle felt a flower brooch - £3 a ticket – ask staff if you are interested in purchasing a ticket. Only 10 places available for this workshop and it is for adults only

Postcards & Pyjamas event at St Austell Library 23rd March has been cancelled due to lack of tickets sales.

Saturday 15 April 10.30am to 11.30am at St Austell Library

  • Come along to St Austell Library’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic on Easter Saturday 15 April. 10.30am-11.30am.
  • Teddy Bears welcome with their owners (children to 10 years old). Stories, colouring, refreshments.
  • Book your place in person by phone 0300 1234 111 or email staustell.library@cornwall.gov.uk. Places limited.

Wednesday 19 April 12 noon to 3.30pm at Helston Library

Are you visiually impaired, osing vision or know someone affected by sight loss? 

iSightcornwall are visiting Helston Library to offer low vision aids, technology and gadgets and their community outreadh service.

Contact iSightCornwall on 01872 261110 or visit the iSightCornwall website for more information.

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

  • 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.