What’s on in York: Children’s bookmaking workshop

York Explore Library 

Sat 17 Jun 

2.30pm – 4.00pm 

Free

Book Making WorkshopPart of the Festival of Ideas programme, come along and have look at different types of books and their bindings including early books, play some fun games then make and decorate a beautiful book of your own to take home.

Free for children age 7+ with an accompanying adult.

Booking is essential and places can be reserved at any library.

For more information contact York Explore Library on (01904) 552828 or york@exploreyork.org.uk.

 

What’s on in York: Story of things with Lego

 

York Explore Library :

Sat 17 Jun :

1.00pm – 4.00pm :

Free

Part of the Festival of Ideas programme, come along and have creative fun with Lego. Be inspired by our archive treasures and see what you can make.

This is free drop in session so spend 10 minutes or all three hours constructing and making.

For more information please call York Explore Library on (01904) 552828 or york@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: PolliNation – Telling the Bees

York Railway Institute and York Explore Library :

Jun – Oct :

Free

Pollen Eg 2We will be running a series of workshops during the summer and autumn and the completed artwork, PolliNation, will be formed from more than 300 individual hexagons.

The first workshops will be held at York Explore on 16 June and York Railway Institute on 21 and 28 June.

Details of all courses can be found on www.yortime.org.uk.

For more information please contact Claire Douglas on claire.douglas@york.gov.uk or 07990 774420.

What’s on in York: Baby & Toddler sensory

York Explore Library :

Tue 6 Jun :

Free

10.00am – 10.30am :

Come and celebrate National Bookstart Week at York Libraries.

Baby Sensory is an award winning baby development programme specifically designed for babies from birth to 13 months.  The sessions include a wide range of activities, such as music, puppet shows, fibre optic light shows and visual stimulation, which encourage your baby’s development while having lots of fun!

Free but booking essential

For more information please call York Explore Library on (01904) 552828 or york@exploreyork.org.uk.

Dancing Bunnies10.45am – 11.45am

Come and celebrate National Bookstart Week at York Libraries.

Toddler Sense brings together sensory play, movement, and a repertoire of exciting, upbeat classical and cultural music as well as jazz, pop, rock, rhythmic sounds, and dance from different world cultures. All of the senses will be stimulated by the carnival-style activities such as the Conga crocodile, colourful ribbons, pom-poms and scarves, parachutes, bubbles plus lots more!

Free but booking essential.

For more information please call York Explore Library on (01904) 552828 or york@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: Soft play and toy library play

York Explore Library :

Mon 5 Jun :

10.00am – 12.00pm &  2:00pm – 2:30pm 

Free

Bookstart Bear LogoCome and celebrate National Bookstart Week at York Libraries.

In this session we will listen to  the National Bookstart Week book “Everybunny Dance” by Ellie Sandall, enjoy soft play and play with toys from our toy library.

Free drop in.

For more information please call York Explore Library on (01904) 552828 or york@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: Make peg dolls and animals

York Explore Library :

Wed 31 May :

10.00am – 12.00pm :

£3 for 1 adult and 1 child & £4 for 1 adult and 2 children

Peg DollsGet creative making animals and people using pegs and a variety of crafting materials. Artist and designer Kathryn Richardson will show you how. This fun activity is for children and accompanying adults to enjoy.

Booking is essential and tickets can be booked at any library.

For more information call York Explore Library on (01904) 552828 or york@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York – Finding the words with poets Zelda Chappell, Katie Greenbrown and David Wilson

York Explore Library :

Thu 25 May :

7.00pm – 8.00pm :

£3 (or £2 with a York Card).

MAY Three PoetsFinding the Words is a regular poetry evening every month at York Explore Library. Each evening brings together three poets and we aim to include both published writers and those working towards a collection. We’ll have a bar available and readings last around an hour. The evening is also a chance to share and chat, so please feel free to bring any news or information about poetry local, regional or national.

Zelda Chappell is a poet, editor and artist. Her poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies, both online and in print. Her debut collection, The Girl in the Dog-tooth Coat, was published by Bare Fiction in July 2015. She is the co-curator and editor of the multi-arts journal Elbow Room and independent micro-publisher As Yet Untitled, publishing books by artists and writers but not quite as you know them.

Katie Greenbrown  I’m a York-based spoken word poet writing and sharing whimsical, beautiful, quirky and funny work at Open Mics and DiY events around the city. I was November 2016’s Say Owt Slam winner and will be performing for the Theatre Royal later this year with Kate Fox.

David Wilson lives in Harrogate and has been an active climber for many years, in the UK, Alps and further afield. His debut collection ‘Slope’ was published as a pamphlet last year by Smith/Doorstop. The poems celebrate what makes climbing a compulsion whilst exploring parallel themes of risk, loss and motivation.Paul Muldoon called David’s poem ‘Everest’ ‘a brilliantly imagistic rendering of a place’. And a review of ‘Slope by the Editor of ‘Climb’

Tickets cost £3 (or £2 with a York Card).

Booking

In person at any Explore York Library.

By phone: 01904 552828

Email: york@exploreyork.org.uk