For those who received a new gadget at Christmas and need some help using it, whether a new laptop, tablet or mobile phone, East Riding Libraries and Adult Learning Centres are offering free gadget help sessions.
Their friendly, knowledgeable staff will help customers get the best out of their new technology in Beverley.
A pop-up theatre production, ‘The Memory Project’ will be touring East Riding libraries in November.
Smashing Mirrors Theatre will bring a touching and emotional new show to Beverley and also six other venues. Based on interviews with real East Yorkshire families. It is looking at the difficult, trying, yet often hilarious journey through dementia.
East Riding Libraries now offer Games Groups – a chance to enjoy a wide range of games and meet new people.
Eleven libraries across the area have been provided with a Scrabble set and a games compendium with equipment and instructions for 30 games, including chess, draughts, ludo, snakes and ladders, Yahtzee, a pack of cards, dice and dice cup, dominoes, and Halma.
Local authors will be featured heavily in the East Riding Festival of Words – the new look literature festival coming to the area in October.
The festival will be officially launched by Val Wood at Beverley Art Gallery on Thursday, 18 October, at 7.30pm. Val will be giving an exclusive reading of her latest novel, ‘A Place to Call Home’, which will be published in November.
There are plenty of pranks and a ton of fun at East Riding Libraries this summer – it’s Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018, in association with the Reading Agency!
The Summer Reading Challenge will be a chance to read library books over the summer holidays, join in with fun themed weekly activity sessions, collect special stickers and explore the map of Beanotown to find clues, but– Dennis the Menace is usually up to all kinds of mischief. He’ll make sure some of those stickers are extra stinky!
East Riding Libraries now offer ‘Reminiscence in the Community’, based on their hugely successful Reminiscence Sessions, tailored to specifically benefit residents in care homes and community settings who may be living with varying stages of dementia.
Anyone interested in learning more can come along to the launch event on Thursday, 24 May, from 2pm -4pm in the Treasure House, Beverley.
Fans of the Harry Potter series can dust off their wands or take a trip down Diagon Alley to get a new one!
East Riding Libraries, in conjunction with Bloomsbury Children’s Books, are delighted to announce that the most magical night of the year, Harry Potter Book Night is returning to Beverley on Thursday 1 February from 6PM till 7PM.
Lit Up Festival is thrilled to present a newly commissioned work by one of the UK’s most performed playwrights, John Godber, which will tour East Riding Libraries at the end of this month, as part of the Out of this Word programme.
John has worked alongside a trio of emerging playwrights from The Writing Squad: Georgia Affonso; Ruby Lawrence and Lydia Marchant, to re-imagine East Riding histories. The piece is entitled HERE and NOW and it will see three trainee librarians battling with books, boilers and bad parking as they uncover amazing stories!
East Riding Libraries have teamed up with the national Sporting Memories Foundation to offer a new kind of reminiscence group aimed at older people who may feel lonely and people living with dementia.
Reminiscence sessions, which are endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Society, have become an established part of the work that is being done at libraries across the East Riding with the aim of helping those with dementia and their carers meet others in a similar situation and share memories together.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is delighted to announce a large-scale programme of events called Out of this Word as its fourth and final event as a Principal Partner of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
‘Out of this Word’ brings top writers, poets, playwrights, artists and musicians from across the UK to the East Riding to celebrate the power of language.