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Flexible Learning Courses in Computing

Computers _flyingBeginners courses, Clait, ECDL (ITQ) Level 1 and 2 and Typing Skills and Document layout.

Various daytime and evening classes at venues across the city in the Library Learning Centres, Acomb, Clifton and Tang Hall and also Rougier House.

For more information or to book please contact York Learning via Grace on 552666.

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The Genius of Grinling Gibbons: From Journeyman to King’s Carver

Fairfax House : Sat 14 Apr - Fri 14 Sep : Normal Opening Times : General admission price

Gibbons _square _290x 290-1This exhibition will showcase world-famous works by “The Michelangelo of wood”- Grinling Gibbons and include our recent acquisition the ‘King David Panel’ his earliest-known surviving work – made in York.

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Holiday Spanish – your Essential Survival Guide

Acomb Explore Library : Mon 16 Apr for 7 weeks : 1.00pm - 3.00pm : £74 

Apr _16spanish FlagLearn some essential words and phrases in Spanish.  Either for a future holiday in an Spanish speaking country or just to gain a basic understanding of learning Spanish.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Pamela Hartshorne: The Cursed Wife at Fulford

Fulford Library : Wed 18 Apr : 6.30pm - 7.45pm : £3

PjimageJoin Pamela Hartshorne as she talks about her latest novel The Cursed Wife, a page-turning, psychological thriller set in Elizabethan London.

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Digital Clinic

New Earswick Library : Thu 26 Apr :  4.00pm - 5.00pm : Free

Digital ClinicA free drop-in for all your computer and internet questions.

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Finding the Words with poets Harry Gallagher, Judi Sutherland and Chérie Taylor-Battiste

York Explore Library : Thu 26 Apr : 6.45pm - 8.00pm : £3 (£2 with a YorkCard)

Apr _26 Finding The WordsEnjoyment guaranteed! Listen to poets from Yorkshire and beyond with a glass in your hand, at our relaxed and welcoming poetry evening.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

Lecture: Mr Foote’s Other Leg

Fairfax House : Wed 25 Apr : 7.00pm - 8.30pm (approx) : £14 

Mr Footes Other LegThe outrageous true story of Samuel Foote, Georgian comedy superstar, from the award winning biographer, actor, and West End playwright Ian Kelly.

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Pamela Hartshorne: The Cursed Wife at Bishopthorpe

Bishopthorpe Library : Thu 26 Apr : 7.00pm - 9.00pm : £3

PjimageJoin Pamela Hartshorne as she talks about her latest novel The Cursed Wife, a page-turning, psychological thriller set in Elizabethan London.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to modern boardgames by Beyond Monopoly York

York Explore Library : Sat 28 Apr : 1.00pm - 4.30pm : Free

Apr _28BM GamesBeyond Monopoly York, York’s boardgames club based at the Bar Convent, is holding a promotion event to introduce York residents to some of the most popular modern boardgames.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Inkwell's Big Freeze: an Antarctic exploration

York Explore Library : Sat 28 Apr : 2.30pm - 3.30pm : Free

29Oct _InkwellA FREE creative writing session for 5-12 year olds! Inkwell's Big Freeze: an Antarctic exploration.

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Words from the Well of Wisdom by Laurie Farnell- A Book Launch

York Explore Library : Tue 1 May : 6.30pm - 7.30pm : Free

May _1Words Of WisdomWords from the Well of Wisdom is a book of aphorisms, epigrams and thoughts, written by local author Laurie Farnell. This event celebrates this book and the experiences that led to its publication.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

A Hanging Basket Demonstration

Bishopthorpe Library : Tue 1 May : 7.30pm - 9.00pm : £5

Hanging BasketChris Brown from Brown’s Nurseries in Wigginton will give us a demonstration on how to create beautiful hanging baskets. Tickets are £5 and include a free glass of wine.

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70 Years of Giving Art

York Art Gallery : Fri 4 May - Sun 2 Sep : 10.00am - 5.00pm : Admission charge

May _470 YearsThe Friends of York Art Gallery (FOYAG) will mark their 70th anniversary with an exhibition of some favourite works this spring.

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The Sea is the Limit

York Art Gallery : Fri 4 May - Sun 2 Sep : 10.00am - 5.00pm : Admission charge

May _4Art GalleryThought provoking works of art exploring the current and ongoing issues of migration, dispossession and national borders on show in a major new exhibition opening at York Art Gallery.

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YAYAS 175th anniversary celebration!

York Explore Library : Fri 4 May : 10.00am - 3.00pm : Free

UntitledDid you know that Yorkshire Architectural & York Archaeological Society (YAYAS) is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year?

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Baby Morning

Clifton Explore Library : Tue 8 May : 10.00am - 1.00pm : Free

May _8Baby MorningCome along and join us for stories, rhymes, teddy bear trail. Plus “Save a Baby’s life” workshop, local children’s author Anne Stephenson and more....

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Alison Weir presents Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen

Explore York Library : Thu 10 May : 6.00pm - 7.30pm : £7.50

May _10Alison WeirJoin us as we welcome Alison Weir who will talk about her latest novel, a finely detailed and enthralling portrait of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's third queen

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Researching Your First World War ancestors

Acomb Explore Library : Thu 10 May : 6.00pm - 7.30pm : Free

May _10FindHave you always wanted to research your First World War ancestors but are not sure where to start?

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Boccia Taster

Haxby Explore Library at Oaken Grove Community Centre : Fri 11 May : 1.00pm - 2.00pm : Free

May _24BocciaWhy not come along to our taster Boccia session? The aim of this all inclusive game is to get your coloured ball nearest to the white ball whilst remaining seated.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

York’s Dead Good Festival

Various around York: Mon 14 Apr – Sun 20 Apr : Various Times : Mostly Free

May _14Dead Good FestAs a society, we're not particularly good at talking about death - the festival will encourage people to express themselves. Join us for free performances, talks, crafts, discussions and more.

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Mindfulness colouring

Acomb Explore Library : Mon 14 May : 2.00pm - 4.00pm : Free

AC Mindfulness ColouringJoin us for a free mindfulness colouring session to help you relax and reduce your stress.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Colouring and Cake

Clifton Explore Library : Mon 14 May : 2.30pm - 4.00pm : Free

May _14 CLadult _coloring _bookColouring for adults, come along and relax and unwind.  Colour, chat and eat cake.

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Buggy walking

Acomb Explore Library : Tue 15 May : 11.00am - 12.00pm : Free

May _15Buggy WalkCome to our Buggy Walking taster session!  Join us for a gentle 2 mile pre-planned walk around Acomb. Meet in Acomb Library cafe. Get fit, have fun and make friends!

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Dyslexia should not stop an author

York Explore Library : Wed 16 May : 6.30pm - 7.30pm : Free

May _16 Simone Young JointA dyslexic author proves that anything is possible even writing a book, several in fact.

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Dementia Friends Information sessions at Explore Libraries

Clifton Explore Library : Thu 17 May : 3.00pm - 4.00pm : Free

Bishopthorpe Library : Fri 18 May : 2.00pm - 3.00pm : Free

Dringhouses Library : Mon 21 May : 2.30pm - 3.15pm : Free

May _17Dementia FriendsBecome a Dementia Friend. Learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

Claire Ainsley: The New Working Class

York Explore Library : Thu 17 May : 6.00pm - 7.30pm : Free

May _17Working ClassThe majority of people in the UK still identify as working class, yet no political party today can confidently articulate their interests. So who is now working class and how do political parties gain their support?

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Wellbeing Drop-in Day

Acomb Explore Library : Fri 18 May : 10.00am - 3.00pm : Free

May _18AC WellbeingLook after your health and wellbeing with our drop-in day. Get information and advice from local mental health and dementia organisations, and get a free health check with Yorwellbeing. 

For more information click here.

 

 

 

Local History story time: The Highway Rat!

Copmanthorpe Library : Fri 18 May : 3.30pm - 4.30pm : Free

May _18Highway MouseJoin us in this local history-themed story time.

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Seeing Happiness: How To Change Mental Health To Happiness Health

York Explore Library : Sat 19 May : 2.30pm - 3.30pm : Free

May _19 Seeing HappinessFeeling stressed, anxious and just simply not as happy as you would like? Come see how Janet Jones can help kickstart a new chapter in your life.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map Attack!

Dringhouses Library : Tue 22 May : 3.30pm - 5.00pm : Free & Clifton Explore Library : Sat 26 May : 10.00am - 12.00pm : Free

May _26Map AttackJoin us to use old maps of York for inspiration and create Lego versions of York buildings!

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Poetry for the Newly Single 40 Something: A Poetry Reading and Writing Workshop

York Explore Library : Tue 22 May : 5.30pm - 7.45pm : £5

May _22 Maria Stephenson PoetryYork-born writer Maria Stephenson will read from her new collection and lead an exciting creative writing workshop 'Writing Cathartically for Yourself and Others'

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boccia Taster

Acomb Explore Library : Thu 24 May : 3.00pm - 4.00pm : Free

May _24BocciaWhy not come along to our taster Boccia session? The aim of this all inclusive game is to get your coloured ball nearest to the white ball whilst remaining seated.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Local History story time: The Highway Rat!

Strensall Library : Fri 25 May : 3.30pm - 4.30pm : £2

May _18Highway MouseJoin us as we become highwaymen and hear about the adventures of the Highway Rat!

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The rediscovery of a medieval master-piece – John Thornton’s Great East Window

York Explore Library : Thu 31 May : 6.30pm - 7.45pm : £5

East WindowJoin Sarah Brown, Director and Chief Executive of the York Glaziers Trust as she talks about the conservation of York Minster’s Great East Window

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Print from your own devices – new service at Explore Libraries

UntitledThe new kiosks have been installed at Acomb, Clifton, Tang Hall and York Explore libraries

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ICANmove Supporting Cancer Sufferers

I CANmove Bike Image - Neil GulliverEvery Wednesday 2pm to 3pm.

Research has proved excercise to be both physically and mentally beneficial for people living with a range of different cancer diagnoses.  For more information click here.

 

Festivals

Festivals are a great place to meet and greet while having a great time...

Inspirations

Inspirations is now in it’s 15th Year!
We are exhibiting a wide range of works produced by learners who attend our courses.
Works include :- Painting & Drawing, Dressmaking, Watercolour and Stained Glass.

There will be two drop in workshops running over the weekend.

Photography & Face Painting :-
Call in with the kids, maybe paint your Face...then pull a Face! A fun way to take part in The Face of York Community Arts Project...on a Weekend.
Saturday 20th June, 11am – 3pm.

Drop in to Crochet: -
Meet our Crochet tutor, have a look at the beautiful pieces on show & maybe learn how to make a few stitches...
Sunday 21st June, 11.30 – 2.30pm

 

Community Groups

Get involved with a community group and expand your horizons...

This is where the traditional heart of Yortime can be found with hundreds of community groups, clubs and organisations for you to get involved and take part in.

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Learning

No matter how old your are, you never stop learning... Why not pick up a new skill today!

Adult Education Courses

Find a huge range of courses to both excite and enthuse you. There are lots of new courses, particularly one day courses, along with many old favourites.

An amazing programme of hundreds of adult education courses is available including painting, drawing, flower arranging, dressmaking and many new and unusual courses.

For more information or to book:

*  Search via this website
*  Phone 01904 552806 at the following times:

Monday: 10am - 4pm
Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm

*  Visit in person at our new West Offices, Station Rise - Mon, Weds and Fri 10am to 4pm

(Please note: bookings can no longer be made at York Explore).

We are adding courses to the website all the time so please keep checking to see what's on offer. All our courses are sold on a first come first served basis so don't miss out. Book now! 


Pay for your City of York Adult Education course by instalments

If your course costs £100 or over, you may have the option to pay by instalments. You will need to pay an initial deposit and then three further monthly payments. If you would like to take advantage of this option please ring 01904 552806 for further information.


Flexible Learning Courses in Computing

Beginners courses, Clait, ECDL (ITQ) Level 1 and 2 and Typing Skills and Document layout.

Various daytime and evening classes at venues across the city in the Library Learning Centres, Acomb, Clifton and Tang Hall and also Rougier House.

For more information or to book please contact Grace on 552666.


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