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One off events - (27)

Who dunnit?

Wiveliscombe Community Library

Pop up readings in June with ‘who dunnit?’ game with clues in the library. Become a…

4 June, 2019 from to

Men’s Health week

Wiveliscombe Community Library

Display and advice on Men’s health concerns. The display will be in the library from the…

10 June, 2019 from to

Author Event

Wiveliscombe Community Library

Popular children’s author Ally Kennan – readings.

18 July, 2019 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

3D printer and VR

Wiveliscombe Community Library

Olly Hellis back with all the tech with a focus on space as part of Summer…

from 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm

An illustrator’s life

Wiveliscombe Community Library

What’s it like to be an illustrator. How does illustration bring the text to life.

26 September, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Space Crafts and Stories

Minehead Library

Does your child like making things? Be sure to book for this creative and fun event.…

6 August, 2019 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am

Spacejackers with Huw Powell

Minehead Library

Come and join in the fun with author of the “Spacejackers” – Huw Powell as he…

17 August, 2019 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

We Share The Same Moon with Cassandra Wye

Minehead Library

Storyteller Cassandra Wye will be enthralling you with her tales in “We Share The Same Moon”.…

29 August, 2019 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Get Digital

Watchet Community Library

Explore the digital world in the Library

8 August, 2019 from 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm

Murder Mystery Event – Steam, Smoke & Mirrors

Yeovil Library

A Murder Mystery set in the Metropolitan Theatre of Steam, Smoke & Mirrors. If you are…

27 June, 2019 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

We share the moon

Taunton Library

We share the moon brings together the finest of folktales of the moon, contributed by Storytellers…

15 August, 2019 from 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Family History Session

Crewkerne Library

Come and Join Ted Udall, from the Somerset and Dorset Family History Society, who will help…

29 June, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Oaklands Surgery Toddler Time

Yeovil Library

Join us for an extra special Toddler Time for ages 6 months+ at Oaklands Surgery, Yeovil,…

18 June, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Chatterbooks Reading Group – The Savage Stone Age?

Yeovil Library

At our next Chatterbooks session we will be exploring the ‘Horrible History, Batty Beliefs and Revolting…

20 July, 2019 from 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm

Frome FM On Air Book Group Live from Frome Library!

Frome Library

Frome FM’s On Air Book Group will be broadcasting live from Frome Library. Our postponed event…

21 June, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Action on Hearing Loss

Wells Library

5 minute hearing assessment at Wells Library carried out by a representative of the National Charity…

10 July, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Read and Rhyme

Wells Library

Rhyming activities for pre-school children. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult..

27 June, 2019 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Author Talk – Jan Ellis

Wells Library

Jan will be talking about her books, which combine a pinch of romance with plenty of…

6 July, 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Author Talk – Alison Rose Knight

Wells Library

Alison will be talking about her writing career and sources of inspiration. Spaces are limited so…

3 August, 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Author Talk – Sonja Price

Wells Library

Sonja will be talking about unfamiliar terrain and exotic settings for story writing. Spaces are limited…

14 September, 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wake Up to the Magic of You

Wells Library

An introductory talk on The Bright Path Ascension Meditation by local modern day monk SriVidya Ishaya.…

29 June, 2019 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Creative Writing Workshop for 8-11 yr olds

Wells Library

How to write a great story with author Beth Webb. Learn top tips on how to…

27 July, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Hooks, Goggles and Stunts with Tamsin Cooke

Minehead Library

This is a highly interactive event where celebrated children’s author, Tamsin Cooke, shares tips on writing,…

13 August, 2019 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Ben Blathwayt and The Little Red Train

Minehead Library

Where do stories come from? What goes into creating a book? How does a book get…

2 August, 2019 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Local Crime Author Talk with Clare Donoghue

Bridgwater library

We are delighted to have local crime author Clare Donoghue coming to the library to talk…

19 June, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

RVS drop-in session – Home LIbrary Service

Bridgwater library

Do you live in Somerset and love books and people? Then volunteering for the Home Library…

24 June, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Local Author Talk

Crewkerne Library

Caroline Newark will be here to talk about her new book, “Obsession, Betrayal and Revenge”. It’s…

25 June, 2019 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Regular events - (71)

3D Printing advice

The Glass Box

Pop in and see Tony our 3D print technician volunteer.

Weekly on a Friday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Adult Craft Group

Wiveliscombe Community Library

Come and learn to crochet and improve both knitting and crochet skills. Coffee and biscuits served.

Weekly on a Thursday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Art Award Project

Dulverton Library

A new Arts Award project for children over 10yrs run by Youth workers from Young Somerset.…

Monthly on a Tuesday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Baby Boogie

Taunton Library

Rhymetimes for babies up to 12 months old. Term time only.

Weekly on a Friday from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Beginners Sketching

Taunton Library

All you need is a sketching pad, a range of B pencils and enthusiasm. Booking essential…

Monthly on a Wednesday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Board Gamers

Minehead Library

Do you like playing board games? Drop in to the library and take part. It’s fun,…

Fortnightly on a Tuesday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Board Games

Watchet Community Library

Pop in for a game of Rumikub, Scrabble, Dominoes, Cards and puzzles Takes place on the…

Monthly on a Monday from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Chatterbooks

Wincanton Library

Reading Group for children aged 8 – 12. Please book your place at the counter.

Monthly on a Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Code Club

The Glass Box

Term time only. Aged 9 to 11 years? Do you want to know about computer coding?…

Weekly on a Tuesday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Coderdojo

The Glass Box

Coderdojo is a global network of volunteer-led, independent community based programming clubs for young people between…

Fortnightly on a Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Coffee morning

Wiveliscombe Community Library

Chance to catch up with friends.

Weekly on a Friday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Computer / Tablet / E-Book Problems?

The Glass Box

Drop in and we will try to solve any problems you are having and our volunteer…

Weekly on a Wednesday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Computer / Tablet / E-Book Problems?

The Glass Box

Drop in and we will try to solve any problems you are having and our volunteer…

Weekly on a Friday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Conversation Café

Taunton Library

Would you like to speak better English? This could help you: Make new friends & find…

Weekly on a Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Crafternooners

Dulverton Library

Craft group for adults.

Monthly on a Friday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Crafternooners

Dulverton Library

Third Thursday of the month. A spill-over group from the craft activity on the Friday before.

Monthly on a Thursday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Creative Writing

Taunton Library

A friendly and supportive group invites you to come and join them for interesting and enjoyable…

Monthly on a Wednesday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Digital World

Minehead Library

Drop in to have fun with digital tech and toys. Ideal for 9 to 15 year…

Fortnightly on a Saturday from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm

Employment hub

Dulverton Library

Multi agency event giving advice.

Monthly on a Thursday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Engage Volunteering

Taunton Library

Thinking about volunteering? Come along!

Weekly on a Tuesday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Family History

Minehead Library

Minehead Library is working in partnership with the West Somerset branch of the Somerset and Dorset…

Monthly on a Tuesday from 1:50 pm to 3:50 pm

Games Day

Taunton Library

Drop in and play board games. Adults £2.50, Children £1.00. Run by Friends of Taunton Library.…

Monthly on a Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Get Online Session

Taunton Library

Get online with your tablet, ipad or laptop. Not sure where to start with the online…

Weekly on a Tuesday from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Get Online Session

Taunton Library

Get online with your tablet, ipad or laptop. Not sure where to start with the online…

Weekly on a Thursday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Get Online with your Tablet or iPad

Minehead Library

Free computer courses. Not sure where to start in the online world? Library staff can help…

Weekly on a Monday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Home Library Service Drop in

Taunton Library

Do you or anyone you know require this service? Are you interested in supporting this service?…

Monthly on a Wednesday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Lego Activity

Priorswood Community Library

Come and create your own lego design. Drop in.

Weekly on a Monday and a Wednesday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Lego Activity

Priorswood Community Library

Come and create your own lego design. Drop in.

Weekly on a Tuesday and a Friday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Lego Club

Wincanton Library

Lego Club for children aged 5 – 10 during term time only

Weekly on a Monday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Lego Club

Minehead Library

Does your child love Lego and aged between 6-12 years of age? Each month there will…

Weekly on a Friday from 3:50 pm to 4:50 pm

Lego club

Dulverton Library

Open to all children over 5 yrs.

Monthly on a Saturday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

LEGO Club

Wellington Library

Monthly LEGO club. Last Saturday of the month.

Monthly on a Saturday from 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Lego Club

Taunton Library

Come and create your own lego design. Different themes each week. Booking essential Ages 6-12 years.…

Fortnightly on a Saturday from 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Lego Club

Taunton Library

Come and create your own lego design. Different themes each week. Booking essential Ages 6-12 years.…

Monthly on a Saturday from 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Lego Club

Yeovil Library

A weekly Lego club where children are given a theme to construct their build around.

Weekly on a Saturday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Lego Club

Porlock Community Library

Lego Club for 5 to 12 year olds (under 8’s must be accompanied by a responsible…

Monthly on a Saturday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Mahjong

Taunton Library

Beginners and advanced players welcome. Run by Friends of Taunton library.

Weekly on a Tuesday from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Minehead Bookworms

Minehead Library

Does your child like reading? The Children’s Library  Book Group discover a new book every month.…

Fortnightly on a Saturday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Minehead Code Club

Minehead Library

Are your children into making computer games and animations? Do they want to learn about coding?…

Daily on a Tuesday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Minehead Code Club

Minehead Library

Are your children into making computer games and animations? Do they want to learn about coding?…

Weekly on a Friday from 3:50 pm to 4:50 pm

Monday Readers

Wincanton Library

Monthly Reading Group. Please ask at the counter for the latest book.

Monthly on a Monday from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Nintendo Switch

The Glass Box

Starting from the 1st June, every 4 weeks on a Saturday. Come and play Nintendo Switch…

Monthly on a Saturday from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Nintendo Switch

The Glass Box

Starting from the 8th June, every 4 weeks on a Saturday. Come and play Nintendo Switch…

Monthly on a Saturday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Nintendo Switch

The Glass Box

Starting from the 22nd June, every 4 weeks on a Saturday. Come and play Nintendo Switch…

Monthly on a Saturday from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

No 1 Book Group

Minehead Library

For more details about Minehead Library’s reading group, please ask a member of staff

Monthly on a Thursday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Our Voice Taunton

Taunton Library

Are you over 18 years old, have a learning disability and want to: meet new friends…

Monthly on a Friday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Page Turners Reading Group

Taunton Library

Reading group run by Friends of Taunton Library. Please contact Judith Laurance jhlaurance@gmail.com. Run by Friends…

Monthly on a Wednesday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Poetry Group

Wincanton Library

Find out at the counter what the theme is for the month and choose some poems…

Monthly on a Monday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Raspberry Pi for Adults

The Glass Box

A self help group of like minded adults who want to learn about the raspberry pi…

Weekly on a Friday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

RBL Coffee morning

Dulverton Library

Royal British Legion coffee morning

Monthly on a Tuesday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Rhyme Time

Yeovil Library

Make new friends whilst helping your child to develop their reading and language skills. All are…

Weekly on a Monday from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Rhymetime

Wincanton Library

Rhymetime with a story for children aged 0 – 4

Weekly on a Tuesday from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Rhymetime

Priorswood Community Library

Stories, rhymes and activities for babies toddlers. Term time only.

Weekly on a Monday from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Scrabble

Taunton Library

Come along and play scrabble. All welcome. Run by Friends of Taunton Library. Every 1st Tuesday…

Monthly on a Tuesday from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Shared Reading

Wincanton Library

Feel better with a book. Book reading as a group, but there is no obligation to…

Fortnightly on a Tuesday from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Shared Reading – Memory Group

Taunton Library

If you enjoy reading for pleasure and are interested in people and their stories, come and…

Weekly on a Monday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Shared Reading Group

Taunton Library

If you enjoy reading for pleasure and are interested in people and their stories, come and…

Weekly on a Monday from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Stop Motion Movie Magic

The Glass Box

Create a stop motion movie using playdoh, cut-outs and lego, add sounds and voices and watch…

Monthly on a Saturday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Storytime

Wiveliscombe Community Library

Aimed at pre-schoolers. Mixture of stories and song.

Weekly on a Friday from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Storytime

Minehead Library

Stories and songs for parents/carers and their children aged under 5 years of age.

Daily on a Tuesday from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Talking café

Dulverton Library

Multi agency event for help and advice.

Monthly on a Friday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Talking Café

Porlock Community Library

A chance to make contact with various agencies – offering advice, help or just someone who…

Monthly on a Tuesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 am

Taunton Symphony Talking Café

Taunton Library

A weekly drop in session will be held every Thursday to meet new people, make friends…

Weekly on a Thursday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Library Poets

Porlock Community Library

If you enjoy writing, discussing or just listening to poetry. Come and join the Library Poets…

Monthly on a Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:30 am

Toddler Time

Taunton Library

Stories, rhymes and activities for toddlers. Term time only.

Weekly on a Thursday from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

U3A Drop in

Taunton Library

University of the Third Age Drop in. Join us to find out more. 3rd Monday of…

Monthly on a Monday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

UK Online

Wincanton Library

Computers for beginners using desktops, iPads or laptops

Weekly on a Monday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

UK Online Basic Computer Courses

Minehead Library

Do you need help with using a computer? Want to learn how to use the internet?…

Weekly on a Thursday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

UK Online Basic Computer Courses

Minehead Library

Do you need help with using a computer? Want to learn how to use the internet?…

Weekly on a Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Woolly Wednesdays

Taunton Library

Come and join our knit and natter group. Run by Friends of Taunton Library. Every 2nd…

Monthly on a Wednesday from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Youth Club

The Glass Box

Starting on the 5th June. Come along and join young Somerset at The Glass Box in…

Fortnightly on a Wednesday from 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm