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Philo Cafe at Cowes Library Thursday 14th April

This is a monthly event, sponsored by the Society for the Furtherance of Critical Philosophy and is open to anyone who wants to take part in philosophical discussion about topics that matter in our lives, but in a casual way and is based on our own experiences.

To learn more about the Society for the Furtherance of Critical Philosophy please visit their website by clicking here.

Topics are chosen monthly.  Refreshments are available, so just come along for an interesting and friendly evening, or for more information, contact Cowes Library using the 'Contact tab' above.

Cowes Library Acoustic Isle - Isle of Wight - & World Book Day Festival Saturday 5th March

There is lots going on to celebrate World Book Day and Acoustic Isle at Cowes Library.

All day from 10am until 4.30pm there is a Children's Donated Book Sale and a variety of DVDs for all ages to buy.

Huxley's Magic Hub is on for the 7 year olds and over 10.30am - 12.30pm. £2.50 per session. This is a monthly workshop to learn magic tricks and develop routines. There is no need to book, and takes place on the first Saturday of every month.

Children's Games Club 10.30am - 12pm. A wide variety of games to play. This free club also takes place on the first Saturday of the month. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Live music is on in the afternoon between 3pm - 4.30pm. Performers include solo artists - Christopher Lloyd Quinton, and Chalky Blue and more!

Cakes and refreshments will be available courtesy of the Supporters of Cowes Library Group, so come along for a for an enjoyable day!

The House on Hare Hill - Island author Jules Marriner children's event. Friday 1st April 10:30am

Storytime with Jules Marriner. Listen to The House on Hare Hill & learn how to draw Little Hare.

This is a FREE ticket event and aimed at age 3+, but everyone is welcome. Tickets available from Cowes Library. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Signed copies of the book will be available to buy.

Cowes Library is 75 years old!

There is a TIME-SCAPE display showing some of the main events with pictures and newspaper articles since the Library was first opened.

Dance Fit! Sessions in Cowes Library every Tuesday 6.30pm - 8pm

Run by Lily's Dance, Dance Fit is a fun way to get fit. Its friendly dance fitness session suits all abilities.

It costs £4.50 per session. No need to book. You can bulk buy 4 for £16 valid for month of purchase.

For more information:

Telephone: 07925514321



Cowes Heritage Ongoing Exhibition: 'Celebrations'

The ongoing Cowes Heritage display in Cowes Library is currently showing 'Celebrations' containing a mixture of interesting local celebrations highlighting the Solent Middle School Silver Jubilee 1972 - 1997.  The display shows photos from the classes of '97 and other events from the days festivities.  In 2011 the changes to the Isle of Wight education system to a 2 tier meant the closure of Solent Middle School and the site and grounds being taken over by Gurnard Primary School.  The Exhibition also covers various other celebrations.

To learn more about Cowes Heritage, please visit their website at