Dorset Libraries celebrate this week as  Libraries Week, October 7 to 12.

Gillingham and Weymouth libraries have events planned for the whole family, as part of the project.  From author talks to Fun Palaces, creative activities, there’s too many to list: click the link to find out what’s on at your local library.

Combining storytelling and music into a playful and gripping performance, acclaimed storyteller Dominic Kelly and international musicians Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottoson bring to life an ancient, full-bloodied fairy tale in ‘The Big Blind’ at Gillingham Library on Saturday, october 12.

Tickets cost £10 and are available from the library or Artsreach.

Code Club is a global network of free coding clubs for children aged 9 to 13 years who learn to make animations and music, program with python and html, and experiment with Microbits.

Code Clubs are run by volunteers and more are needed.

Sturminster Newton, Shaftesbury, Weymouth and Gillingham all need enthusiastic helpers to carry on coding – no need to be an expert – you just need enthusiasm, good computer skills and a willingness to learn alongside the kids.

Try something new – have a go with audio and eBooks. LibrariesWest offers shared eBook and audio-book services – available as websites and apps (for iOS, Android & Kindle Fire).

A library membership number and PIN number are required to access eBooks and audio-books. You get these when you join the library.

Half Term activities at your library

When school’s out for October half-term there will be plenty of time to get out and go walking in the leaves, but you’ll need things to do indoors too.  From science fun to dragons, hedgehog books to Giggle Wriggle, there’s so much going on in Dorset Libraries.

There’ll be more events listed over the coming weeks. Half term events are free.

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