Children's events

Our children's events are held at Falmouth Library throughout the weekend.

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Naomi Jones: How to Catch a Rainbow

10.30am, Saturday 22 October

Falmouth Library

£Free but tickets must be booked in advance. 50p booking fee applies if booked online or by phone.

Join local author Naomi Jones as she shares her newest book, How to Catch a Rainbow and shows readers how to make rainbow magic and have some crafty rainbow fun! 


This family friendly interactive workshop for small people and their grown-ups will include storytelling and craft activities inspired by Naomi’s latest book.


This event is free, but there are limited places so please just book one ticket per child (adults who are accompanying children do not require a ticket). 

SUGGESTED AGE RANGE: 3-7

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Manga Workshop with Keith Sparrow

Midday, Saturday 22 October

Falmouth Library

£Free but tickets must be booked in advance. 50p booking fee applies if booked online or by phone.

Keith Sparrow is an artist, writer and performer based in Truro. He has published several books on the art of drawing manga, and runs workshops all over Cornwall helping to inspire artists of all ages to develop the art of storytelling through pictures. He has also produced manga strips and art highlighting notable Cornish figures.


His workshops are great fun and a brilliant way to develop and find your creative skills! No previous experience is needed and you'll get plenty of one-to-one support! 

This event is free, but there are limited places so please just book one ticket per participant (accompanying adults do not require a ticket). 

SUGGESTED AGE RANGE: 8-ADULT

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The Great Fox Illusion, with Justyn Edwards

1.30pm, Saturday 22 October

Falmouth Library

£Free but tickets must be booked in advance. 50p booking fee applies if booked online or by phone.​

Join writer Justyn Edwards as he teaches you about the power of misdirection and sleight of hand in storytelling, and shows you how to perform some magic tricks! (For health and safety reasons, none of the tricks will involve tigers, chainsaw juggling, or tiger juggling. Probably.)


Justyn Edwards writes books and children seem to enjoy reading them, and this is how he spends most of his time. His 2022 debut The Great Fox Illusion was Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Month, listed by Waterstones as one of their Best Children’s Books of the Month, and a Toppsta Best Book of the Month.

This event is free, but there are limited places so please just book one ticket per child (adults who are accompanying children do not require a ticket). 

SUGGESTED AGE RANGE: 8 – 12 yrs old

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The Great Story Explosion! With Craig Barr-Green

Midday, Sunday 23 October

Falmouth Library

£Free but tickets must be booked in advance. 50p booking fee applies if booked online or by phone.

Craig Barr-Green is a storytelling phenomenon and today he wants to write a jaw-dropping, nose-runningly, brain-meltingly good story…. all in 45 minutes.


But he needs your help!  Let’s light some creative dynamite and create a mega story explosion. BOOM!

Craig Barr-Green is the author of two award-winning children’s books set in Cornwall, and a  play, The One Memory of Flora Banks, co-written with Emily Barr, which was commissioned by the Hall for Cornwall Youth Theatre. Craig regularly runs writing workshops for all ages and lectures Children’s and Young Adult Writing at Falmouth University.

​This event is free, but there are limited places so please just book one ticket per child (adults who are accompanying children do not require a ticket). 

SUGGESTED AGE RANGE: 8 – 12 yrs old

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Emma Yarlett - Dragon Post

1.30pm, Sunday 23 October

Falmouth Library

£Free but tickets must be booked in advance. 50p booking fee applies if booked online or by phone.​

Join author and illustrator Emma Yarlett as she reads from her books and hosts an interactive workshop for little ones.


Emma is an award-winning author, illustrator and typographer. Her books include the multimillion selling series NibblesDragon Post, and Beast Feast. From her studio by the sea Emma works to create her distinctive illustrations and stories. Emma lives in Falmouth, Cornwall with her husband Alex, daughter Beatrix and Coco the naughty puppy.

Emma studied illustration at Falmouth University and graduated with first class honours in 2011. She began work on her first self-penned picture book Sidney, Stella and the Moon whilst still studying at university.

This event is free, but there are limited places so please just book one ticket per child (adults who are accompanying children do not require a ticket). 

SUGGESTED AGE RANGE: 3-7