Members and visitors will find a host of activities, talks, displays and events each week, inspired by the collection, as well as Saturday newspapers, browsing and refreshments.  Most of our activities will happen in the Outer Library or garden and we will be open to members as usual in the Inner Library, Courtenay Room and Upper Reading Room between 10-4pm.

What’s On Open for
6th April

10am – 4pm

Literature in the library:  A table top display of our 19th Century novels, Outer Library.

Open to members as usual in the Inner Library, Courtenay Room and Upper Reading Room.   Saturday newspapers, browsing and refreshments available.

Members
13th April

10.30am – 12noon

Bookworms do April Fools

Aimed at 5-8 year olds and their adults – first taster session free, then join us as a Junior Member.  Outer Library.

10am -4pm – Open to members as usual in the Inner Library, Courtenay Room and Upper Reading Room.  Outer Library open to members as usual from 12noon.

Saturday newspapers, browsing and refreshments available.

 

Bookworms

 

Members

20th April

11am- 12noon

Family Tree

Learn how to draw up your family tree.  Outer Library

(Booking necessary via Emma: emmadunn@devonandexeterinstitution.org)

10am -4pm – Open to members as usual in the Outer library, Inner Library, Courtenay Room and Upper Reading Room.

Saturday newspapers, browsing and refreshments available.

 

Members
27th April 

2pm – 3pm

The A-Z of the Institution

Saturday Snippet with Clare and Anne.

A guide to our classification system in the Outer Library.

10am -4pm – Open to members as usual in the Outer library, Inner Library, Courtenay Room and Upper Reading Room.

Saturday newspapers, browsing and refreshments available.

Members

 

4th May

10am – 4pm

May Day Celebration

Family make and take crafts, May themed activities and table top display in the Outer Library. Drop in, open to all.

Open to members as usual in the Inner Library, Courtenay Room and Upper Reading Room.   Saturday newspapers, browsing and refreshments available.

 

General Public

 

 

Members

11th May

10am – 4pm

Voyages

Find out about our collection of travel books – table top display in the Outer Library.

2pm – 3pm

Did Cook discover Australia?  

Saturday Snippet with Geoff Roberts.  Outer Library

Open to members as usual in the Inner Library, Courtenay Room and Upper Reading Room.   Saturday newspapers, browsing and refreshments available.

Members
18th May

10.30am – 12noon

Bookworms do Creatures from the Deep

Aimed at 5-8 year olds and their adults – first taster session free, then join us as a Junior Member.  Outer Library.

8-12 year olds – we need you!  Drop in to tell us what you’d like to see at the Institution.

2pm – 4pm

New Members Welcome Event

If you’ve recently joined us, drop in to meet other members, Trustees and staff and find out what’s on at the DEI and how you can get involved.  Outer Library.  Refreshments provided.

10am – 4pm – Open to members as usual in the Inner Library, Courtenay Room and Upper Reading Room.   Saturday newspapers, browsing and refreshments available.

Bookworms

 

Members

 

New members are especially welcome

25th May

10am – 4pm

The Plant Hunters family event

Family make and take crafts in the garden, Botanical table top display in the Outer Library. Drop in, open to all.

Open to members as usual in the Inner Library, Courtenay Room and Upper Reading Room.   Saturday newspapers, browsing and refreshments available.

General public

 

Members

 

1st June

10am -12noon

The Southwest Railway 

Autistic family friendly event

Explore the DEI and enjoy our railway themed table top display.

Please note we will be closed to general members until 12noon.  Contact Emma emmadunn@devonandexeterinstitution.org for further information.

12noon -4pm Open to members as usual in the Outer Library, Inner Library, Courtenay Room and Upper Reading Room.   Saturday newspapers, browsing and refreshments available.

Autistic Families

10- 12

 

Members 12 -4

8th June

10am – 4pm

Glorious Gardens drop in event

Find out about the formal gardens of the 17th and 18th Century with our table top display and pot your own plant in our garden.

10am -4pm – Open to members as usual in the Outer library, Inner Library, Courtenay Room and Upper Reading Room.

Saturday newspapers, browsing and refreshments available.

General Public

 

Members

15th June

10.30am -12noon

Bookworms do Dinosaurs

Aimed at 5-8 year olds and their adults – first taster session free, then join us as a Junior Member.  Outer Library.

8-12 year olds – we need you!  Drop in to tell us what you’d like to see at the Institution.

 

10am -4pm – Open to members as usual in the Inner Library, Courtenay Room and Upper Reading Room.  Outer Library from 12noon.

Saturday newspapers, browsing and refreshments available.

 

 

Bookworms

 

Members

22nd June

10am – 4pm

Illustrating Our Region display

Discover our extensive Illustration collection. Themed display in the Outer Library.

2pm – 3pm

The Diocesan Architectural Drawings

Saturday Snippet with Stuart Blaylock.

Open to members as usual in the Inner Library, Courtenay Room and Upper Reading Room.   Saturday newspapers, browsing and refreshments available

Members
29th June

10am  -4pm

Cooking the Books drop in event

Find out about our historical recipe books.  Display and themed family activities in the garden and Outer Library.

10am – 4pm – Open to members as usual in the Inner Library, Courtenay Room and Upper Reading Room.   Saturday newspapers, browsing and refreshments available

General public

 

Members

Keep in touch and let us know what you’d like to see on a Saturday emmadunn@devonandexeterinstitution.org