World Book Night with Kate Atkinson – 5 March
Come and celebrate World Book Night with best selling author, Kate Atkinson.
Saturday 5 March, 7.00 pm, Explore York Library Learning Centre
Tickets £5.00 (with YorkCard) or £6.50 from Explore York, 01904 552815, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Atkinson’s Case Histories is one of the 25 titles chosen for the inaugural World Book Night, which will see thousands of books given away by people passionate about reading. Kate will be talking about her latest book Started Early, Took My Dog, as well as Case Histories. Books will be on sale at the event.
Kate Atkinson was born in York and now lives in Edinburgh. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and has been a critically acclaimed international bestselling author ever since.
An audience with Joanna Trollope – 15 April
Friday 15 April, 2.00 pm, Explore York Library Learning Centre
Tickets £5.00 (YorkCard) and £6.50 from Explore York, 01904 552815, email@example.com
Best selling novelist Joanna Trollope will be talking about her latest books, Daughters in Law and The Other Family. Waterstones books on sale at the event.
Bestselling author Joanna Trollope has been writing for over 30 years. She first wrote a number of historical novels, now published under the name of Caroline Harvey and has also written a study of women in the British Empire, Britannia’s Daughters.
Joanna has written several highly acclaimed contemporary novels, some of which have been televised, including The Choir, A Village Affair and Other People’s Children.
Ice breaker Monday evenings at Explore York
Explore York is setting the scene for people to bond over books with a series of ‘ice-breaker’ evenings – a chance to make new friends over coffee with some ready-made topics for conversation. Tables in the café will display a selection of specially chosen books each with a ‘Read Me’ card tucked inside. These are the ice-breaker books which provide the inspiration to get chatting to others around the table. Friendly staff will be on hand to welcome you and show you to a café table, and then the rest is up to you. It’s free, it’s fun and who knows what it could be the start of? The Ice-Breaker evenings will be held every Monday from 5.30pm to 8pm in the Explore York Library Learning Centre in Museum Street, York. For more information, call Marion Brookes on 552811
Valerie Wood, who bases her books in Yorkshire, especially the east riding, will be at Dunnington Reading Room on 28 April, tickets available soon from Dunnington Library or Explore York.
Storytellers Peter Chand and Shonaleigh make a welcome return to Explore York on 14 May with their new show, The Petal Garden.
And a reminder…
Odin’s Tales – Viking myths for all the family from storyteller Adrian Spendlow – 19 Feb
Saturday 19 February, 2.00pm, Explore York Library Learning Centre
£5 (family ticket), 01904 552828, firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is a Jorvik Viking Festival fringe event and part of a Viking weekend at Explore York, with our Viking Family Day on Sunday 20 February, 11-4. More information at:
Full information about events is in the pdf brochure on our website www.york.gov.uk/libraries in documents to download.
The list of sets available for reading groups to borrow has just been updated and is on the library website, www.york.gov.uk/libraries, in ‘what’s happening’, and ‘reading groups’.
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