Our summer season of events is here

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Members and Patrons get priority booking for events at the Library and online and also receive four free event tickets per year*, these are automatically applied at the checkout. Become a Member or change your preferences

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As a Member you can use your online account to book tickets. Call us on +44 (0)1937 546 060 if you don't already have an online account or can't remember your username or password.

*Free event tickets cannot be used on Adult Courses, Late at the Library events and other select exceptions.

Events highlights


A Queen for All Seasons: with Joanna Lumley, Roya Nikkhah and Moira Stuart

Thu 26 May 2022

A Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II.

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The Bideford Witches: John Callow and Shami Chakrabarti in Conversation

Sat 25 Jun 2022

Uncover the tale of the last witches of England.

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There Was An Old Man With A Beard: Celebrating Edward Lear

Fri 13 May 2022

Four very runcible speakers and some readings by Dominic West

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ABBA in the Archives

Wed 25 May 2022

Carl Magnus Palm in conversation with Kit Green.

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