Full marks to the City’s Libraries team as they have come up with an outstanding programme to cover the summer months.
First off is the “Big City read” – launched this evening – which they describe as:
“Celebrating an Edwardian Summer with our 2011 Big City Read”.
“Organised by City of York Libraries, York’s Big City Read is an annual event where everyone comes together to read the same book and then share in events celebrating the chosen novel. This year we’re asking everyone to read Andrew Martin’s ‘The Lost Luggage Porter’, an exciting detective drama starring Jim Stringer set in a dangerous Yorkshire underworld.
The Big City Read programme offers a fantastic array of events designed to celebrate York’s railway heritage and capture the vibrancy of York’s Edwardian past. There will be something for all ages.
Copies of ‘The Lost Luggage Porter’ will be available from all libraries from Wednesday 20 July, or come and collect your book from York City Football Club vs. Bolton Wanderers at Bootham Crescent on Saturday 6 August. Also, look out for copies when out and about across the city”.
- Big City Read
More details can be found at this web site http://www.york.gov.uk/leisure/Libraries/whatson/bcr2011/
while the author of the book can be found here: http://www.vimeo.com/23358917
Explore Acomb Library Learning Centre Programme
Tickets and further information available from Explore Acomb Library Learning Centre
Tel. 01904 552651 email email@example.com
Friday 22nd July, 11.00am
Friday 2nd September, 11.00am Walk your way through York’s railway history on this walk from Explore Acomb Library to Explore York library taking in the site of the old carriage works and York station. You will be guided by a trained walk leader with a display of railway archives at the end of the walk. Suitable for everyone
Professor Turnkey’s Clockwork Circus
Friday 29th July 2.30 – 3.30 p.m.
All sessions are for 5 – 11 year olds Tickets cost £2 per person or £5 per family (a maximum of 2 adults and 3 children). Roll up, roll up and marvel at Professor Turnkey’s Amazing Clockwork Circus. We have clockwork performers that you will never have seen before!
A Question of Crime Quiz
Wednesday 3rd August Time 7.00pm
Price £3.00 (YorkCard) or £4.00 Do you know your Morse from your Poirot? Test your knowledge and pit your wits against other readers. A quiz covering a wide range of crime writing. Come as a team (max 6) or join a team on the night.
Be a Cheerleader!
Thursday 4th August 2.00pm – 3.00pm
All sessions are for 5 – 8 year olds. Tickets cost £2 per person or £5 per family (a maximum of 2 adults and 3 children). Have you ever seen cheerleaders performing at a match and wanted to join them? Here is your chance to have a go. No equipment needed. Just come in comfy clothes.
Edward Marston & Judith Cutler
Wednesday 10th August Time 7.00pm
Price £4.00 (YorkCard) or £5.00 An evening with Edward Marston and his wife, fellow crime author Judith Cutler. Edward Marston is the hugely successful Inspector Colbeck Railway Detective series, The Restoration mysteries and the historical adventures of Captain Rawson Judith Cutler is the author of five series of Birmingham-based crime novels. Her latest book ‘Guilty Pleasures’ is a Linda Townsend mystery.
Join the Crime Team, with Steve Skidmore
Friday 12th August 11.00 – 12 noon
Suitable for 8 – 12 year olds £2 per person or £5 per family (maximum 2 adults and 3 children). Join author Steve Skidmore as he tells us all about his new series “Crime Team”. Help him to solve the clues and crack the mystery. We need you there. Only you can prevent disaster!
Ask a policeman!
Tuesday 16th August Time 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Suitable for 5-11 year olds Price £2 per person £5 per family (max 2 adults 3 children) Meet North Yorkshire Police, and hear all about their work. Get up close to a police car, see the equipment the police use and ask everything you have always wanted to know about the police.
The Art of the Railway Poster: a practical workshop
Friday 19th August 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Price £7.00 (YorkCard) or £8.50 Come along and have a go at producing your own poster in the style of an old Railway advertising poster, using a selection of media including acrylic paints. All materials will be provided.
Getting it Together: An evening with PJ Quinn
Wednesday 24th August 7.00pm – 8.30pm
£3.50 (Yorkcard) or £5.00 Come and meet the mother and daughter team who write as PJ Quinn. Jo and Pauline will be talking about how they wrote Foul Play and sharing tips on how to have fun writing together, despite the occasional email sulk!