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What’s On at Evolve

The Lost Librarian

60 minutes, 10 books, 1 mystery… Can you solve it?

The Lost Librarian is an experimental mechanical story adventure that takes place in our libraries. Using interactive mechanical books, groups need to work together to solve the clues to unlock the books on a 60-minute journey, uncovering a fantastical tale of the last known witches in the UK and the legacy that they have left behind.

Touring of this intriguing escape room takes place in libraries from July until October 2022.

To learn more and book, please visit our events page here


Ingrid Pollard: Books Relating To Her Art & Practice 

From 6th August 2022

Ingrid Pollard, a leading figure in contemporary British art, has been nominated for the Turner Prize 2022. A display of books featuring her work, and on subjects that relate to her practice, will be available to view at Honiton Library from the 6th August.

The display coincides with an exhibition of new work by Ingrid Pollard at THG (Thelma Hubert Gallery) in Honition. Ingrid Pollard: Three Drops of Blood runs from the 6th August to the 29th October.

To find out more, please click here



From Summer 2022

Discover the magic of reading with just a little help from Minecraft! Litcraft is more than just a workshop, it’s a movement! Young people across the country are discovering their new favourite books and a love for reading through these innovative sessions.

Read a bit of a book, then create the world on Minecraft via a series of unique custom worlds and specially created activities.

During 2022 and 2023, selected libraries across Devon will be hosting Litcraft sessions. For more details, visit our events page here


Unlocking the Cage 

From September 2022

Unlocking the Cage is an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in the special collection at Exeter Library known as “the cage.”


Now touring some of our libraries from September 2022 until March 2023, Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey that can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to complete.

You are in control of your own experience, turning the pages of the book to navigate your journey. The installation is also free to experience in hosting libraries.

To find out when the installation is visiting a library near you, click here


Library Lates

Friday 18th November 2022

Art, music, and storytelling to awaken the library.

Bringing an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, storytellers, and performers into our libraries, we invite you to come and experience the library as never before.

Find out more and book your place here



Free online masterclasses to inspire you to find and develop your creative voice.

Among the masterclass tutors are literary prize winners, published authors, award-winning illustrators, playwrights, poets, and some of today’s most inspirational voices.

Whether people are interested in starting a novel, or illustrating their own comic, finding out more about journalism or about different forms of poetry, or they just want to try something new, this is an invaluable opportunity to learn from experts in their fields for free.

You can view all 10 masterclasses here


What if YOU Spoke is led by Libraries Unlimited in partnership with Pen to Print, University of Exeter, Africa Writes & Literature Works as part of Exeter UNESCO City of Literature. 

Libraries Unlimited believes…

…in the unlimited potential of library services to make a positive difference to people’s lives and communities through a shared love of reading and access to high quality information and facilities.