EVENTS to boost well-being are being held in Okehampton Library this month – from crafting a memory scrapbook to a guided walk around places of historical interest in the town.

There’s also the chance to meet Okehampton Times reporter Sarah Pitt and find out how to promote your community news. Sarah will talk about her job and share tips on how to promote community stories. This free event takes place in the library on North Street from 10am to noon on Thursday, January 30. The events are part of a month-long Active Life Active Mind programme running at libraries across Devon.

The next event is a Walking Through Time walk with guide Tom Soby leaving the library tomorrow (January 10) at 10.30am. It finishes with mugs of homemade soup provided by the Friends of the Library. There is a small charge for this event, book at the library. There will be an awareness and support session at which Prostate Cancer UK will share information from 10am to noon on Thursday, January 16. And on Wednesday, January 22, adult education service Learn Devon will be helping people make memory scrapbooks collecting memories to pass on to the next generation.

People taking part in the free event – book in advance with the library – are invited to bring along photographs and newspaper cuttings, certificates or souvenirs to help make your memory book. There is also help on hand from expert crafters at the library’s regular Tuesday ‘knit and natter’ sessions from 1.30pm to 2.30pm throughout January.

Library supervisor Carole Cornwall said: ‘We are aiming to offer a variety of special events and activities to appeal to the local community. If Walking Through Time is popular we are hoping to run that as a regular event.’