Spend An Hour Online At Beverley Library

October 20, 2011

East Riding Libraries are leading the way towards an online nation by inviting people to ‘Spend an Hour’ on the internet during national Get Online week, Sunday, 30 October – Sunday, 6 November. ‘Spend an Hour’ is the fifth annual Get Online week campaign from UK online centres and is being delivered in partnership with Race Online and the BBC. With the clocks going back on Sunday, 30 October, everyone…


A Great Success With More To Come: Beverley Literature Festival 2011

October 13, 2011

The first weekend of the Beverley Literature Festival saw queuing round the block for Val MacDermid and Mark Billingham; and the Beverley Treasure House was packed with children meeting authors, making stories and being spell-bound by performers at the children’s literature festival. On Thursday, Thomas Penn will be talking about his acclaimed, debut account of early Tudor history – it’s been admired by novelists (including Hilary Mantel) and historians alike. …


Beverley Literature Festival 2011

September 8, 2011

This year’s Beverley Literature Festival, which takes place 6 – 16 October, is as special as ever and packed with top-quality events for readers of all tastes.  Margaret Drabble will be talking about her collected short-stories; two of our foremost crime-thriller writers, Val McDermid and Mark Billingham, will share a platform with best-selling thriller writer Tom Rob Smith; and Jon Ronson, who has done so much to reveal the stranger…


Books Come Alive at Beverley Literature Festival

Fiction, politics, geology, poetry, biography and lots of workshops to get involved with – Beverley Literature Festival (1 to 10 October), organised by East Riding Libraries, once again brings you the best in writing, whatever the subject. This year the festival has expanded its programme for children to give young readers in the East Riding a fun-packed weekend of performances, readings, making sessions and story-telling of all kinds – all…

September 20, 2010

Beverley Library Loans Out Eco Packs

September 8, 2010

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is offering residents the use of an eco-pack that includes an electricity monitor, a pouch for kitchen fats and a water saving device. The packs, on loan from local libraries including Beverley Library, are an extension of a scheme launched last year, which proved so popular. Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment and planning, said: “The monitors can be taken out on loan, just…


New Acclaimed Novelists to Attend East Riding Readers’ Day

March 10, 2010

East Riding Readers’ Day will this year take place on Saturday, 22 May (10am – 4pm) at Longcroft School and Performing Arts College, Beverley (upper school site). Now in its tenth year, the East Riding Readers’ Day has become one of the most popular events in the Yorkshire literary calendar. Based on a mix of readers’ group sessions with authors, panel discussions and great conversation about literary classics, it never…