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Autumn/Winter 2017 courses online now!

Please note that our online payment system will be down for essential maintenance from 1pm on Thursday 19th October and on Friday 20th October. You can still book over the phone on 01904 552806 or by calling your local library.

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York is a fantastic place to be and here are just a selection of the things you can do out and about in York in the coming weeks...

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Our Autumn/Winter brochure is out now! Use the search bar above to find your favourite courses, or click here to view the brochure online.

 Bookings are currently only available online: our booking office opens on Friday 23 June.

 

 


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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 Acomb Jobs Fair

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Join employers and training providers from the local area who have jobs and opportunities available now. 

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Hospice Tours for the Hospice Care Week

St Leonard’s Hospice : Mon 9 Oct - Thu 12 Oct : 4.00pm - 7.00pm : Free

Oct _9Hospice WeekHospice Care Week is an annual week of activity to raise the profile of hospice care across the UK

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Digital Clinic

Huntington Library: Mon 4 Sept: Mon 2 Oct : Mon 6 Nov : Mon 4 Dec.
10.00am - 11.30 am

Dunnington Library : Mon 11 Sept: Mon 9 Oct: Mon 13 Nov: Mon 11 Dec
10.00am - noon

Keyboard -70506_960_720A free drop-in for all  your computer and internet questions

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Digital New Earswick

New Earswick Library : drop-in digital : Tue 5 Sep; Tue 12 Sep; Mon 18 Sep; Fri 29 Sep : Tue 10 Oct; Wed 18 Oct;  Fri 27 Oct; Tue 31 Oct

Keyboard -70506_960_720A free drop-in for all your computer and internet questions.

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Muse Hack

York Explore Library : Mon 2 Oct - Mon 27 Nov : 5.30pm - 7.30pm : Free

Muse HackExplore, create, tinker and design. Get stuck into all manner of digital maker tools and tech and learn some coding along the way.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

These Dudes Abide! The Cinema of Joel and Ethan Coen.

City Screen Picturehouse : Mon 2 - Mon 23 Oct : 7.00pm - 10.00pm :£37 (adult) £35 (student) £35 (retired)

Oct _2CoenbrothersIn this four week course we take an in-depth look at the work of the unique writer-director-producer team the Coen Brothers.

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The uninvited guest!

York Explore Library : Tue 10 Oct : 6.15pm - 7.45pm : £6, or £5 with a YorkCard

Oct _10Univited GuestIt is said that York is the most haunted city in England. But who is the gentleman that walks the corridors of York Mansion House? Join Colin Sheppard, a city guide who also hosts tours of the Mansion House, as he explores the possibilities for who this gentleman might have been in his earthly days.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Say Owt Scratch

York Explore Library : Sun 15 Oct : 12.30pm - 3.30pm : Free

SayowtpngIf you are working on a new poem, or want to polish off an old one, this is the perfect event for you.

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Baby Morning

Clifton Explore Library : Fri 20 Oct : 10.00am - 1.00pm : Free

Oct _20BabymorningCome along and join us for stories, rhymes, sensory play. Plus “Tatty Bumpkin” workshop, local children’s author and more....

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Safe & Sound : An Introduction to Online Safety for Parents and Carers

Acomb Explore Library : Mon 23 Oct; Mon 20 Nov & Mon 18 Dec : 6.00pm - 7.30pm : Free

Oct _23Safe &SoundAre you concerned about your child’s online safety? Would you like to know more about ensuring your child’s experience of the internet is a safe, secure and happy one?

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Toddler Fun Days at York Explore

York Explore Library : Tue 24 Oct and Wed 25 Oct : 9.30am -12.00pm : Free

My Baby Can Dance JpegOn 24th and 25th of October we will be holding two mornings of toddler fun. There will be crafts, free bookstart treasure packs to collect and play sessions, come and join in the fun.

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The Game’s Afoot: An encounter with Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle

York Explore Library : Wed 25 Oct : 6.30pm - 7.30pm : £5

Oct _25GamesafootDavid Stuart Davies brings the story of the great detective Sherlock Holmes to life.

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History Wardrobe presents The Red Ribbon

Dunnington Library : Sat 28 Oct : 7.00pm - 8.30pm : £5

Oct _28Red Ribbon2History Wardrobe Presents The Red Ribbon, an invitation into the wonderful world of fashion, fabrics and home-sewing in the 1940s

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Halloween Sand Art Pictures and Crafts

Acomb Explore Library : Tue 31 Oct : 10.00am - 12.00pm : £6

Halloween Sand Art Yortime PictureCome and get crafty this Halloween!

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Tasty Halloween Treats

Acomb Explore Library : Tue 31 Oct : 1.00pm - 3.00pm : £6

Oct _31AC HalloweenCome join Acomb staff and make lovely Halloween treats.

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DigiFamilies Workshop

York Explore Library : Tue 31 Oct : 1.00pm - 4.00pm : Free

Digi Families WorkshopDrop in to play, code, game and create with our team of techies, digital makers and artists, using 3D printers, robots, arduinos and invention kits!

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Halloween Stories & Crafts

Clifton Explore Library : Tue 31 Oct : 2.30pm - 3.30pm : £1.50

Oct _CLHalloweenCome join us for spooky stories & rhymes and more.....

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Spooky Storytime

Haxby Explore Library at The Memorial Hall Gardens : Tue 31 Oct : 4.00pm - 5.00pm : Free

PumpkinsAn atmospheric setting for our Halloween storytime event suitable for 5-8 year olds and their parents.

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Hack Camp: Cross PolliNation

York Explore Library : Wed 1 Nov : 10.00am – 4.00pm : Free

Nov _1Music HackOur very first hack media camp! If you’ve heard of hackathons and Raspberry Pi Jams, you’ll be all over this. If not, come anyway: you’ll love it.

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“Waiting for Sogmog”

Clifton Explore Library : Thu 2 Nov : 10.00am - 12.00pm : Free

Noc _2SogmogCome and meet children’s author Danny Crow who will be doing a reading from his latest book “Waiting for Sogmog”. 

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Ballroom Dance for Beginners

West York Adult Education Centre : Mon 6 Nov : 6.15pm - 7.45pm : £52

Nov _6BallroomCome along and learn the basic steps of ballroom dancing and enjoy dancing with confidence.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

A nun’s story

York Explore Library : Tue 7 Nov : 6.15pm - 7.45pm : £6, or £5 with a YorkCard

Nov _7NunSister Agatha Leach, one of the most well-known and much loved members of the Bar Convent community in York, has collaborated with author Richard Newman to tell her life story. Join her as she relates parts of her amazing life, and signs copies of her book.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Playback in association with Random Acts 

York Explore Library : Wed 8 Nov – Sun 19 Nov : Library opening times : Free

PlaybackPlayback brings together more than 200 remarkable short films by young artist filmmakers in one exhibition.

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Patience by Gilbert & Sullivan

York Theatre Royal : Wed 8 Nov, Thu 9 Nov, Fri 10 Nov, Sat 11 Nov : 7.30pm - 9.45pm & 4.30pm - 7.15pm : £6 - £23

Patience _posterThe 1870s/80s craze for all things aesthetic may long have passed, but Patience, Gilbert’s 1881 satire on affectation is still as valid and funny as it was 136 years ago, and Sullivan’s sparkling music is at its most tuneful and witty.

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Flowetic - Contemporary dance fitness Free Taster

Melbourne Centre : Wed 8 Nov : 7.45pm - 8.45pm : Free

Nov _8FloweticsCome and join this all new contemporary style dance fitness experience set to an exhilarating and diverse soundtrack. 

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Family Inclusive Event

Energise Sports Centre : Sun 12 Nov : 11.00am - 2.00pm : £2

Merged Images Of SportWould you like to know more information about opportunities for young people with Visual impairments in York?

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Finding the Words

York Explore Library : Thu 16 Nov : 6.45pm - 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 clcik here.

 

 

Creative Writing – We are the Stuff…

York Explore Library : Sat 18 Nov : 10.00am - 1.00pm : £21

Nov _18Creative WritingThis exciting workshop, led by a published author is suitable for writers of all abilities and will help you find ways to mine your ‘inner self’ for authentic and powerful raw writing material.

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A Shadow in My Life: A TB Sanatorium memoir

York Explore Library : Sat 18 Nov : 2.30pm - 4.30pm : Free

Nov _18A MemoirIn 1950s, young teen Rita began an 18 month stay in a TB sanatorium. Very few TB memoirs exist. Rita also tells the stories of 14 other women and girls.

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An Evening With Ali Smith

York Explore Library : Thu 23 Nov : 6.30pm - 8.00pm : £5

Nov _23 Ali Smith WinterJoin us for a literary  evening as Waterstones York present  best-selling, and award-winning author, Ali Smith.

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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.


YORTIME TERMS AND CONDITIONS - CLICK HERE

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