East Riding Libraries Face in a Book Club on Facebook now has over 220 members who have been enjoying the books selected each month by the Libraries team. The club started back in February 2020, just before the first lockdown, and has gradually grown since then.
East Riding Libraries have seen a huge 329% increase in the number of eBooks downloaded since March 2020, and a 95.5% increase in the number of audiobooks downloaded free with their library memberships.
Librarian Pamela Taylor-Bramwell explained: “We’ve been delighted to have welcomed over 4,500 new members (in addition to our 45,000 existing members!) since March 2020.
East Riding Libraries have launched a new free service to digitally download a variety of popular eNewspapers.
Library members can now access a choice of over 160 national, local and regional UK newspapers, as well as over 2300 from other countries, offering a range of digital publications in 59 different languages, and hundreds of back issues.
East Riding Libraries and Customer Services are delighted to have reopened as lockdown restrictions have eased.
Since re-opening on Monday, 6 July, the teams have dealt with thousands of queries and book reservations, and just as many books returned. However, during the lockdown, the teams focused on the other main purpose of Libraries and Customer Services – the local community.
East Riding Libraries are reminding people that EBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines are all available to download free for East Riding Library members, even though all East Riding Libraries and Customer Service Centres are now temporarily closed.
How happy are you with your sex life? Whether you are married, in a relationship or just looking to have fun, you would want to be good in bed. Here is the thing – it’s not as easy as it sounds. And yet it remains one of the lesser topics discussed.
Beverley’s winter music festival, Stage4Beverley returns for its fourth year in February (12th – 16th ), and as the event has gained in popularity with a sold-out show already and more about to sell out.
Wednesday 12th February sees the launch with the legendary blues duo Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, founder members of the Blues Band, followed by a rare performance by BBC Radio 2 and 6Music and Glastonbury TV presenter, Mark Radcliffe. He will be inviting the audience to an intimate evening of his own songs and accompanying stories.
One of the north’s leading facialists has been shortlisted in the national Pure Beauty Awards for her signature Radiance Eye and Lip Serum, just months after it was launched.
Dr Katerina Steventon, founder of Beverley based independent skincare consultancy, FaceWorkshops, formulated the unique anti-ageing serum 9 that has been shortlisted in the Best New Premium Anti-Ageing Product category in the prestigious international awards.
Described as the original suffragette, author and free thinker Mary Wollstonecraft was a pioneer of women’s rights, arguing that women should be educated, should be able to vote and to be in government: extraordinary claims for the 18th century.
This September Beverley is celebrating her story and her connection to the town as part of the national Heritage Open Days programme, with talks, walks and an illumination by the street artist Stewy.
Phoenix Dance Theatre will present their 2017 Mixed Programme at Bridlington Spa on Tuesday, 7 November, at 7.30pm.
They present a thrilling programme of work demonstrating the company’s internationally respected athletic power, emotional intensity and dynamic movement, including work by Douglas Thorpe, Aletta Collins and a new commission by Sandrine Monin, Calyx.
Potholes are a major problem on the UK’s roads. While some individuals have come up with creative ideas about how to solve the problem, many other potholes remain unrepaired, and grow, causing untold damage to cars and possibly even causing accidents.
They are formed over time, when water seeps into cracks in the road and weaken the layers underneath the bitumen surface, freezing and thawing, which in turn makes the layers above crumble and collapse. As more and more cars drive over these weak spots, the holes become bigger and deeper.