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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 activites in a library near you.

  • Wednesday's 2pm-4pm in Truro Community Library (digital editing suite is on the first floor)
  • Drop in and try the Macs - help with software available
  • No fees but you must have your own library card 

A project between artist/filmmaker Joanna Mayes, Cornwall Libraries and a number of South West artists. This three day programme gives you the chance to explore your local library through film, music and performance.

Water Wonders with Joanna Mayes

  • Thursday 27 November and Friday 28 November 10am-5pm and Saturday 29 November 10am-1pm in St Austell Library
  • Artist/filmmaker Joanna Mayes has been researching local heritage sites and she has taken standard 8mm and 16mm film. Joanna will be hand processing some of the film in the library, using instant coffee, washing soda, vitamin C and salt (caffenol). If you are interested in eco-processing of moving image or stills, or getting a glimpse into the world of the contemporary artist/filmmaker come in and chat to Joanna about her work. There will also be recipe sheets and tips on how to turn your kitchen into an eco-processing centre with no nasty chemicals.
  • Free 

Adventurous Drawing

  • Thursday 27 November and Friday 28 November 10am-5pm and Saturday 29 November 10am-1pm in St Austell Library
  • Jo Salter, a Lostwithiel-based artist, invites library visitors to join him at his Doodle Desk – no skill required, all materials free!
  • Free

The Temporary Ambient Ukulele Orchestra of St Austell (!) with Michelson Morley

  • Friday 28 November in St Austell Library
  • Workshop time: 1pm-5pm Open rehearsal
  • Talk and Performance time: 5.30pm
  • Free
  • To book a ukele for this event please contact St Austell Library

Ambient Adventures

  • Saturday 29 November
  • 10am-1pm Open rehearsal
  • Free
  • Michelson Morley musicians invite you to join them as they develop the ambient soundtrack made with Loop the Loop’s temporary Ukulele Orchestra of St Austell. If you play an instrument, feel free to bring it and contribute to the creation of a piece of work.

Original textile art exhibition

1-30 November

An exhibition of prints by local artist Jo Polark in St Agnes Library.  Inspired by the coves and coastal waters around St. Agnes.  The exhibition is on during November. 

1 October 2014 to 30 December 2014. 

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.

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.  

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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