What’s on in York: Bloodaxe Reading Challenge 2018/19

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York Explore Library :

Sat 27 Oct – Sat 12 Jan :


Explore York Libraries and Archives are delighted to be working with the Jorvik Viking Festival  again on the Bloodaxe Challenge.

Are you brave enough to take part?

The Challenge runs from Saturday 27 October 2018 until Saturday 12 January 2019. Your challenge is to read 4 books with a historical link. You will be given a Viking character sticker for each book you read and when you have read 4 books you will get a bonus character sticker, a certificate, a ticket to get free entry into the Jorvik Viking Museum and the chance to come to Explore York Library to meet author Tony Bradman and hear him talk about his book Anglo-Saxon boy on Wednesday 27 February.

You can join up at any of our libraries, so come along and we will see you there!

What’s on in York: Sad Poets’ Doorstep Club

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Acomb Explore Library :

Thu 10 Jan :

5.30pm – 6.30pm :


A poetry circle event with a mental health slant, this is a chance to explore your thoughts and feelings about mental health issues in a safe and supportive environment.

Please bring along a poem or short story that you have written to share with the group. Organised in an Open Mic format you will have the opportunity to read or perform aloud, or simply to listen.

There is a three minute limit for each piece, but there will be multiple rounds of the circle so plenty of opportunities to showcase your work.

Strictly 16+
Contains adult themes

Please visit our ticketing website to book a place.