What’s on in York: Sensational Snow! at Dringhouses Library

SnowDringhouses Library :

Sat 16 Dec :

1.30pm – 3.30pm :

£2 per child/£5 family ticket

Come along for a fun festive activity for children aged 4-12.

Make Christmas cards and decorations to take home, all based on the theme of snow. Snowflakes, snowmen, and snowy scenes – brrrilliantly beautiful!

Booking advisable to avoid disappointment.

£2 per child/£5 family ticket

Tickets available from any Explore Library

For more information contact Dringhouses Library on (01904) 552674 or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York; My Minster – make a mural at Dringhouses Library

Nov _3Samuel Parsons Map

Dringhouses Library :

Fri 3 Nov :

3.00pm – 5.00pm :

£2 per child/£5 family ticket

Artist Anna Harding will help you make a mural of the wonderful York Minster, to help decorate Dringhouses Library. Make the Minster, and then make a picture of yourself to go in the mural! Sponsored by York Evening Decorative and Fine Art Society (YEDFAS).

Booking advisable to avoid disappointment.

This event is aimed at 4-12 year old.

For further information please call Dringhouses Library on (01904) 552674 or email dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: Animal Agents – can you solve the mystery?


Various Libraries :

Wed 2 Aug – Thu 31 Aug :

Various Times :


AnimalagentsThe Animal Agents have found more mysteries in the library. Come along and take part in our crafts, games and puzzles and help to solve them.

This event is suitable for 5-11 years old.

Booking is in person through any Explore York Library or by telephone at  York Explore Library on (01904) 552828 or  Acomb Explore Library on (01904) 552651.

See venues below for dates and times please

  • Clifton Explore Library : Wed 2 Aug : 2.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Fulford Library : Tue 8 Aug : 2.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Strensall Library : Mon 21 Aug : 3.30pm – 4.00pm
  • Haxby Explore Library at Wigginton Recreationn Hall : Wed 23 Aug : 2.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Dringhouses Library : Thu 31 Aug : 11.30am – 12.30pm

What’s on in York: Discover the Explore E-library

Dringhouses Library :

Tue 25 Jul :

2.15pm – 3.15pm :


E -libraryDid you know that you can read books for free on your computer or mobile device via the Explore E-library? Let us show you how to get started with this free one-hour session.

Free. Booking is essential. Please contact the library to reserve your place.

For more information call Dringhouses Library on (01904) 552674 or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.


What’s on in York: Community Archives Month event with Dringhouses Local History Group

Dringhouses Library :
Tue 23 May :
9.30am – 5.30pm :

May _23Samuel Parsons MaoJoin the Dringhouses Local History Group all day, and look at the best of their archives, as part of Community Archives Month.

Learn more about the local area, from Colonel Wilkinson to the ‘Knares Mire’. Colonel George Alexander Eason Wilkinson, last Lord of the Manor of Dringhouses, was born 25 Feb 1860 and inherited the Manor of Dringhouses in 1881. Fought in South African War and WW1, with distinction. On his death in 1941, he gave Dringhouses Library to the Council and people of Dringhouses in a Deed of Gift.

Bring your local history queries and perhaps buy a copy of the fascinating ‘Discovering Dringhouses 2: More Aspects of a Local History’ or the 1624 Samuel Parson’s map of Dringhouses.

All day session, just drop in.

For more information please call Lucy on (01904) 552674 or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: Shakespeare Week at Dringhouses Library

Dringhouses Library :

Mon 22 – Sat 27 May :


ShakespeareAs part of the York international Shakespeare Festival, Dringhouses Library is having Shakespeare Week.

See an exhibition of local artist Ben Sawyer’s amusing Shakespeare-inspired comic-strips all week.

Zounds, Alack, and By My Troth is a weekly series of comic strips inspired by the works of William Shakespeare and drawn in old school black and white penciling. The site features pastiches of famous moments, illustrated sonnets and the continuing adventures of Will himself as he tries to get by as a jobbing Tudor playwright – aided and abetted by the mysterious wild-haired woman known only as The Lady.

Join us for some Shakespeare style songs and stories at our under 5s storytimes at 11am on Thursday 25 and Saturday 27, and sign up for our Shakespeare-a-thon on Tuesday 23 May, where we try to fill the building with Shakespeare’s timeless words all day – sign up at the library for a time-slot.

The Shakespeare-a-thon will be on all day Tuesday – come along and read some of Shakespeare’s fabulous work. Choose an extract from his 38 plays, sonnets, or poems, and read for 5-10 minutes. Sign up for a timeslot in advance or just turn up on the day. Help us to fill the library with Shakespeare’s wonderful words all day.

Come to our launch event then please come along during normal library opening times for our Shakespeare week long events.

For more information please call Lucy on (01904) 552674 or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: Friends of Dringhouses Library Coffee Morning & booksale

Dringhouses Library :

Thu 18 May :

10.00am – 12.30pm :


CakeCome along to our coffee morning and booksale. Join us for some chat with friends and neighbours, some tasty cakes, and some bargain books!

All proceeds go to the Friends of Dringhouses Library, who support the library to be the best it can be.

Friends of Dringhouses Library is a group of local people who want to help Dringhouses Library to thrive and deliver a wide range of activities.

Their role includes fundraising, supporting one-off activities, acting as a link between the library service and the wider community, and promoting Dringhouses Library and Explore York Libraries and Archives.

Special offers available on the day, like buy a coffee and cake and get a free book!

For more information please call Lucy on (01904) 552674 or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.