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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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York Jobs Fair

Keeping safe community drop-in with North Yorkshire Police

Acomb Explore Library : Fri 24 Feb - Fri 19 May : 11.45am - 1.45pm : Free

Police JpgKeeping safe community drop-in events will be held at Acomb Explore Library on a weekly basis to help more members of the public access crime prevention advice and information.

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Lego Club

Acomb Explore Library : Sat 25 Feb : 11.00am - 12.00pm : 50p

Lego Club JpegJoin us for Lego Club! Children can build vehicles, buildings and whatever leaps into their imaginations!

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Shakespeare’s Co-Author: John Fletcher

York Explore Library : Mon 27 Feb : 6.30pm - 7.30pm : Free

Feb _27 FletcherLearn about the man who wrote a feminist sequel to Taming of the Shrew, co-authored 3 plays with Shakespeare, and took over as chief playwright of the King’s Men.

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Discover Online Shopping

Strensall Library : Tue 28 Feb : 11.00am - 12.00pm : Free

ShoppingAn introduction to comparing prices and staying safe and secure when shopping online.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

An Introduction to Zinio E-magazines

Acomb Explore Library : Wed 1 Mar : 10.00am - 11.00am : Free

Mar _1zinioDiscover the world of free online magazines

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Discover Cloud Storage

Haxby Explore Library at Oaken Grove Community Centre : Wed 1 Mar : 10.00am - 11.00am : Free

CloudAn introduction to using cloud services to store, share and synchronise your files.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk to Jog : Parents and Prams

Energise : Thu 2 Mar : 10.00am - 11.00am : £10

Feb 7_Walk 2JogWalk 2 Jog has now expanded in both intensity and to different audiences.

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The Big Spring Clean

Citywide : Fri 3 Mar - Sun 5 Mar : Free

Big Spring CleanWe all want to live in a clean and tidy York. So why not join the community groups, businesses and individuals who are rolling up their sleeves around the first weekend in March?

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Kyra-Hygge

St Saviougate Central Methodist Church : Sat 4 Mar : 10.00am - 4.00pm : £ pay what you think

Kyra HyggeHYGGE - (n.) a complete absence of anything annoying or emotionally overwhelming:  taking pleasure from the presence of gentle, soothing things.

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Bookbinding - Japanese Bound Books

York Explore Library : Sat 4 Mar : 10.30am - 3.30pm : £35

Mar _4Japanese BooksCreate a lovely book using Japanese binding in this one day workshop.

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Walk 2 Jog : Mums and Prams

Beehive Nursery : Mon 6 Mar : 6.30pm - 7.30pm : £10

Feb 7_Walk 2JogWalk 2 Jog has now expanded in both intensity and to different audiences.

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Job Hunting Online

Tang Hall Explore Library : Tue 7 Mar : 10.00am - 11.00am : Free

Mar _8jobsA free workshop to help you hunt for jobs via the internet

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Save Your Ideas with Pinterest 

York Explore Library : Tue 7 Mar : 10.30am - 11.30am : Free

Mar _7pinterestLet us introduce you to Pinterest – a great online resource for saving ideas and collecting your favourite images.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Job Hunting Online

Acomb Explore Library : Wed 8 Mar : 10.00am - 11.00am : Free

Mar _8jobsA free workshop to help you hunt for jobs via the internet

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Explore the British Newspaper Archive

Clifton Explore Library : Wed 8 Mar : 11.00am - 12.00pm : Free

Mar _8newspaperarchiveDiscover how to search for news items of the past via this fantastic online resource.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Discover Twitter

Poppleton Library : Wed 8 Mar : 2.30pm - 3.30pm : Free

TwitterAn introduction to setting up your Twitter, following, retweeting, hashtagging and much more.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Morning at Strensall Library

Strensall Library : Thu 9 Mar : 10.15am - 12.30pm : Free

Baby DayCome along to Strensall Library for our Baby Morning and join us for FREE Baby Yoga, Kindermusik, Baby Storytime and playtime fun with our Toy Library toys!

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Job Hunting Online

York Explore Library : Thu 9 Mar : 12.30pm - 1.30pm : Free

Mar _8jobsA free workshop to help you hunt for jobs via the internet

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Discover the Explore E-library

Tang Hall Explore Library : Thu 9 Mar : 2.30pm - 3.30pm : Free

Mar _9elibraryDiscover a fantastic free way to enjoy books online.

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Oriental Vegetarian Cookery

Fulford School : Thu 9 Mar - Thu 30 Mar : 7.00pm - 9.00pm : £50

Oriental Food SquareAny easy introduction to oriental vegetarian cooking, covering everything from starters through to desserts.

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Starting Small : Growing Tall; small presses and women writers

York Explore Library : Sat 11 Mar : 2.00pm - 4.00pm : £3

YIWFReadings from women poets and prose writers nurtured by York publishers Fighting Cock Press and Stairwell Books. Editors Pauline Kirk and Rose Drew give advice on how to submit work.

For more information click here.

 

Rapeseed Book Launch - Part of International Women's Week 2017

York Explore Library : Sat 11 Mar : 4.30pm - 6.00pm : Free

Mar _11RapeseedWhat are the consequences for a child begotten by violence? Sam researches so-called Rapeseed children: but Sam has a secret. “The first social science thriller I’ve ever read” (Christopher Nuttall)

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An Evening with Kate Garraway

York Explore Library : Mon 13 Mar : 6.30pm - 8.00pm : £3

Mar _13 Kate Garraway JacketWe are delighted to announce that the much-loved TV presenter, Kate Garraway, will be visiting York to discuss her new book, The Joy of Big Knickers.

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Lets Cook with Meringue

Fulford School : Tue 14 Mar : 6.30pm - 9.00pm : £20

Mar 14_MeringueHands-on masterclass where you will learn the skills and techniques to make meringues and a variety of desserts you can create with a basic meringue mixture.

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Flirting and Fainting: A Cultural History of the Corset

York Explore Library : Wed 15 Mar : 6.30pm - 7.30pm : £3 (£2 with a YorkCard)

Mar _15CoffeehouseThis Coffeehouse Conversation event will consider the history of the corset by drawing on examples from literature, advertising, and film.

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Henry VIII in York: pilgrimage, plots and penitence

York Explore Library : Thu 16 Mar : 6.30pm - 7.30pm : Free

Mar _16 Henry VIIIHenry VIII visited York in 1541 – but why did he bring 3,000 soldiers? Why did the City Council have to beg his forgiveness? Discover the story behind Henry’s Northern Progress!

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Tim Hopgood: Wow! Said the Owl - Part of the York Literature Festival 

York Explore Library : Sat 18 Mar : 2.00pm - 3.00pm : £3

Mar _18 Tim HopgoodHear Tim Hopwood read his best-selling book Wow! Said the Owl and join in with his owl-themed craft activities.

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Trevor Hoyle – The Last Gasp, with Dave Taylor - part of the York Literature Festival

York Explore Library : Sun 19 Mar : 2.00pm - 3.30pm : £5

Mar _19 Trevor HoyleJoin Trevor Hoyle and Lord Mayor of York Dave Taylor to discuss Trevor’s chillingly prophetic The Last Gasp.

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Discover Facebook

Clifton Explore Library : Mon 20 Mar : 2.30pm - 3.30pm : Free

FacebookAn introduction to setting up your Facebook page, finding friends, posting messages and more.

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York Jobs Fair

York Railway Institute : Thu 23 Mar : 10.00am - 3.00pm : Free

York Jobs FairBenefit from meeting employers face to face and find out more about jobs, retraining and improving your skills and qualifications.

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Discover Google Services

New Earswick Library : Thu 23 Mar : 2.30pm - 3.30pm : Free

GoogleAn introduction to using the many online services from Google including Google Docs, calendar, maps and more.

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Finding the Words with poets Becky Cherriman, Lydia Kennaway and Oz Hardwick

York Explore Library : Thu 23 Mar : 7.00pm - 8.00pm : £3 (or £2 with a York Card)

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.

 

 

Discover Microsoft Word

Fulford Library : Fri 24 Mar : 2.30pm - 3.30pm : Free

WordAn introduction to creating documents using Microsoft Word.

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Rob Cowen: Common Ground - part of the York Literature Festival 

York Explore Library : Fri 24 Mar : 3.00pm - 4.30pm : £6

Mar _24 Rob Cowen Common Ground CoverAward-winning writer and author Rob Cowen discusses his hugely acclaimed book Common Ground.

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Raise Awareness of Visually Impaired Tennis

Energise Sports Centre : Sat 25 Mar : 11.00am - 4.00pm : £2

Mar 25_Visually Impaired Tennis 1Would you like to experience playing Tennis with a visual impairment or enjoy playing Tennis with family and friends?

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Cinnamon Press – World War I Writers - part of the York Literature Festival

York Explore Library : Sat 25 Mar : 2.00pm - 3.30pm : £5

Mar _25 Cinnamon PressCinnamon Press join York Literature Festival to showcase some of their poignant and powerful novels centered on the events of World War I

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Rosie Jackson: The Glass Mother - part of the York Literature Festival

York Explore Library : Sun 26 Mar : 1.00pm - 3.00pm : £5 

Mar _26 Rosie JacksonThe Glass Mother is a moving and compassionate memoir about one woman’s search for meaning in her life and her separation and reconciliation with her son.

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Discover NHS Online

Strensall Library : Tue 28 Mar : 11.00am - 12.00pm : Free

NhsAn introduction to finding health information and improving your wellbeing online.

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Carys Bray : The Museum of You

York Explore Library : Tue 28 Mar : 6.30pm - 7.30pm : £6 (£5 with a York Card)

Mar _28 Carys BrayCarys Bray, award-winning author of A Song for Issy Bradley and The Museum of You will be talking about her novels, short stories and her motivations and inspirations in writing her compassionate yet ultimately life-affirming books.

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Dringhouses Library Coffee Morning & Booksale

Dringhouses Library : Thu 30 Mar : 10.00am - 12.30pm : Free

CakeJoin us for a fun morning full of delicious cakes, community chat and  bargain books.

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Baby Day at Tang Hall Library

Tang Hall Explore Library : Thu 30 Mar : 10.00am - 2.00pm : Free

Baby DayEnjoy story times, teddy bear trail and soft play. Save a Baby’s Life workshop: 10.30am – 12pm. Sixth Avenue Children’s Centre staff will be giving advice on baby health. Body Shop stall. Refreshments and raffle.

For more information click here.

 

 

Discover which browser is best for you

New Earswick Library : Thu 30 Mar : 2.30pm - 3.30pm : Free

BrowsersAn introduction to choosing the right internet browser for you and your computer.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

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!

York Adult Learner Awards

Adult Learner Award Banner

York Learning are proud to be hosting York's annual Adult Learner Awards.

Following on from the hugely successful event held at York Explore last year, nominees, tutors and training providers will invited to attend the Award Ceremony. This year it will be help on Thursday 16 June.

Find out more about the Adult Learner Awards here.

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 (click here to go to search boxes underneath the image at top of the page) and book online 
*  Phone 01904 552806 at the following times:

Monday: 10am - 4pm and 5.30pm - 8pm
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!

You can view the brochure online by clicking here


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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