Crimes, coffee and conversation

Tue 3 Nov : 7.00pm – 8.30pm Dringhouses Library

Date: Tue 3 Nov
Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Dringhouses Library
Cost: £6 / £5 with a YorkCard

In this interactive talk you the audience are the jury, while Rosemary presents the evidence concerning who killed this WW1 heroine in a ‘locked room’ mystery which still has not been conclusively solved.Night ShoreJoin us to celebrate the launch of the new edition of this true story, by local author Rosemary Cook.  

Who killed Florence Nightingale’s Goddaughter, and why?
You decide. 

Tickets available from any Explore York Library, refreshments included.

Signed copies of ‘The Nightingale Shore Murder’ at a discounted price. 

Disabled access and toilet.

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Coffeehouse, debate, discussion, controversy and coffee.

Wed 4 Nov : 6.30pm – 7.30pm York Explore Library

Oct -Dec _CoffeehouseCoffeehouse : Debate, Discussion, Controversy, Coffee: Read All About It: Political journals, scandal sheets and the beginnings of journalism

This autumn’s talks take their inspiration from the 18th century origins of the Coffeehouse and look at the history of everyday things and the way this can inform our ideas and attitudes.

The autumn series is facilitated by Dr Kaley Kramer of York St John  University.

Suggested donation £3.50 or £2.50 with a York Card (includes a hot drink from York Explore’s Cafe)

Please book via or in person at any Explore Library Adults 16+

Conversation with Helen Cadbury and Tom Harper

Date: Wed 4 Nov

Wed 4 Nov : Tickets £4.50 , £3.50 with a York card

York Explore Library 7.00pm – 8.30pm

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Gervase Phinn

Sat 21 Nov: 2.00pm – 4.00pm : York Explore Library

GervaseGervase Phinn, one of Britain’s best loved comic writers, introduces his latest book A Lesson in Love, his new tale of life in the Dales. Laughter, tears and entertainment are guaranteed!

Gervase Phinn will sign books after the talk – an ideal Christmas present for anyone who loves Yorkshire.

All the beloved characters from Gervase Phinn’s other Little Village School novel make welcome returns in this new tale of life in the Dales.

Elizabeth Stirling (formerly Devine but now newly wed to Dr Stirling), the head teacher of the newly amalgamated school must prove its worth to the parents, governors, school inspectors and the children themselves.

She must tread the narrow line between kindness and discipline with diplomacy if she is to get what she knows the school needs – and avoid an unholy row about teachers and health and safety.

There are lessons learned and characters shaped in this most entertaining of novels. Humour and raw emotion, laced with humour and wicked observations pepper Gervase Phinn’s writing and this book is a wonderful example.

Tickets priced £6 or £5 with a Yorkcard are available from , or from any Explore York Library

Partners in crime: an evening with Mari Hannah and Kate Ellis

Tue 24 Nov: 6.30pm – 7.30pm : York Explore Library

Partners In Crime Poster PicIf you love police procedural don’t miss crime writers Mari Hannah (creator of the Kate Daniels novels) and Kate Ellis (author of the Wesley Peterson series) interviewed about their lives in crime writing by Chris Titley from The York Mix this November.

Mari will also be introducing her new standalone thriller The Silent Room, while Kate has a new novel out in her series featuring DI Joe Plantagenet, set in the northern city of Eborby….now does that remind you of anywhere?

Please book via or in person at any Explore York Library.

Tickets are £4.50 or £3.50 with a YorkCard

Bar available on the night.

Adults 16+


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