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. 

Summer Reading Challenge 2016

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  • Aimed at children aged 4 - 11 years, the Summer Reading Challenge is run by libraries in conjunction with The Reading Agency.
  • This years theme is 'The Big Friendly Read'.  Its easy to take part, just visit your local library to sign up for free.  
  • The Challenge will launch on Saturday 16 July. 
  • Children can read whatever they like - fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books - just as long as they are borrowed from the library. For every book they read and tell us about, they receive a small prize; these range from stickers and rewards.
  • There is a lots of stickers and rewards to give away and there's a certificate for everyone who completes the challenge.

Summer Reading Challenge events

Wed 10 Aug

  • Big Friendly Read Face Painting 1pm - 3pm Wednesday 10th August at Torpoint Library

Come dressed as your favourite Roald Dahl character if you like!

Wed 24 Aug 

  • Let’s make it Roald Dahl ! Come and help create a giant collage to display in Launceston Library and make your own fabulous Roald Dahl inspired puppet to take home! Family Drop-In Workshop Wednesday 24th August - 2-4pm - Most suitable for 5's and over.  Please bring an adult who would like to join in

Make and Take with a BIG Friendly Theme

Tuesday 26th July, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th August 

  • All sessions 2pm-3.30pm in Falmouth Library
  • Suitable for ages 3 – 12years 
  • Children must be accompanied

Come along to sign up for the BIG Friendly read - Summer Reading Challenge 

From 16th July onwards

  • Decorate a giant crocodile in Looe Library – suitable for children aged 4 upwards
  • Help make the “Looe Lovely Giant” in Looe Library - suitable for children aged 4 upwards on 2nd August 10am onwards
  • Cartoon drawing Workshop in Looe Library -Suitable for children aged 5 upwards – booking essential – speak to Looe Library staff to book a place on 20th August 10:30am – 11:30am

From 15th July onwards

  • Decorate a giant crocodile – suitable for children aged 4 upwards on Friday 29th July 2.30pm onwards in Lostwithiel Library
  • Charlie and the Chocolate factory, Roald Dahl inspired drama and writing workshop on Friday 12th August – suitable for children aged 5 upwards 3.00pm – 4.30pm in Lostwithiel Library – Booking needed – please speak to staff to book a place
  • Drop into Lostwithiel Library any day we are open from 15th July for drawing, writing and reading activities throughout the summer – suitable for children aged 4 upwards 

Branching Out launched on World Book Night

  • 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 
    • Saturday 4 June- Theme: Local Launceston Scenes - Castles, Towers and Bridges.
    • Saturday 2 July – All about the Sea- Build boats, A lighthouse, or try a sea monster!
    • Saturday 6 August and 3 September- Summer Reading Challenge Roald Dahl theme
  • 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.

Truro Community Library - Wednesday 21 September 2015 at 7pm

Catherine Wallace is an art historian, curator, writer and lecturer specialising in British 19th and 20th century art with a focus on artists who were based in Cornwall

Tickets £5 (or £10 to include pre-talk meal served from 5pm at the Flying Aubergine Cafe)
Please buy tickets in advance from the enquiry desk.