Libraries aim to inspire you to learn during the Festival of Learning

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 19/06/2018 - 25/06/2018
12:00am

Location
Knaresborough Library

40 Market Place
Knaresborough
North Yorkshire
HG5 8AG


North Yorkshire libraries are setting out to inspire people of all ages to have a go at learning something new during the Festival of Learning from 19 to 25 June.

Coordinated by the National Learning and Work Institute and supported by the Department for Education, the aim of the festival is to inspire people nationwide into lifelong learning for the positive and transformational effect it can have on lives.

Learning is one of the Society of Chief Librarians universal offers as in their words “libraries are there for you throughout your learning journey, because they are in your local area and they are open and accessible to all”.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “North Yorkshire libraries will have something for everyone, whether you already love to learn, are thinking about learning something new or are involved in organising learning activities for others. If you want to keep your mind active or learn with others from your community, visit a library close to you to take part in this year’s Festival of Learning.”

Festival events at libraries include:

Eastfield library

  • Tuesday, 19 June, 3.30-4.30pm – Family Crafts: drop-in session making mobile phone covers.
  • Wednesday, 20 June – Ancestry for Beginners: learn how to research your family history using Ancestry.
  • Friday, 22 June, 3.30pm-4.30pm – Family Crafts: drop-in session making pom-pom key rings.

For more information contact: Eastfield.library@northyorks.gov.uk, 01609 536133

 

Harrogate library

  • Monday, 18 June, 11-noon – Hero’s Journey: An interactive story where you decide what happens. Join in or just sit back and enjoy the journey. Free but booking required.
  • Monday, 18 June, 1pm-4pm – Family history research: Want to research family history but don’t know where to begin or are looking for further sources? Book a free one-to-one session with our family historian.
  • Tuesday, 19 June, 10am-11am/11.15am-12.15pm – Introduction to coding for adults: Learn what coding is and that it’s not as scary as it sounds. Basic keyboard and mouse skills required. Free but booking required.
  • Wednesday, 20 June, 9am-11.45am – Family history drop-in: Want to research family history but don’t know where to begin or are looking for further sources? Pop in to speak to the family history volunteer.
  • Wednesday, 20 June, 10.30am-noon – Craft ’n’ Chat: informal community drop-in sessions for anyone interested in knitting, exchanging patterns and ideas.
  • Wednesday, 20 June, 10.30am-noon – All A-board Games Group: Play board games with other board game lovers. Free.
  • Thursday, 21 June, 10.30am-11.45am – Craft Group: knitting, crochet, felting, stitching, embroidery. Share tips, get new ideas, meet fellow crafters.
  • Saturday, 23 June, 2.30pm-3.30pm – Self-publishing: self-publishing is easier than ever. Find out how. Free but booking required.

For more information contact: Harrogate.library@northyorks.gov.uk, 01609 536658

 

Knaresborough library

  • Monday, 18 June, 10am-1pm – Family history drop-in: Want to research family history but don’t know where to begin or are looking for further sources? Book a free one-to-one session with our family historian.
  • Tuesday, 19 June, 2pm-3pm – Card making workshop for adults. Free.
  • Saturday, 23 June, 9.30am-11am – 121 Tablet & iPad help (drop-in). Free.

For more information contact: Knaresborough.library@northyorks.gov.uk, 01609 533610

 

Leyburn library

  • Tuesday, 19 June, 10am-12.30pm – Free beginners’ tech clinic drop-in session. Take your device and get help and tips from the volunteer tech whizz.

For more information contact: contact@leyburntowncouncil.co.uk, 01609 535971

 

Malton library

  • Monday, 18 June, 2.15pm-4.30pm, and Friday, 22 June, 10.30am-12.30pm – IT Support: Confused by computers? Intrigued by the internet? Speak to a member of the library team to book a session with one of our IT volunteers. They can work with you on the library computers or on your personal device.
  • Tuesday, 19 June, 4pm-7pm – Family History Support: Need help getting started researching your family or have you reached a hurdle and would like some help? One-to-one family history support.
  • Saturday, 23 June, 10am-noon – Skill Sharing Bonanza: drop-in and try something new with a variety of free taster sessions, including crocheting, art, bridge, coding, knitting and more.

For more information contact: Malton.library@northyorks.gov.uk, 01609 534565.

 

Northallerton library

  • Tuesday, 19 June, 2pm-4pm; Wednesday, 20 June, 10am-noon and 2pm-4pm; and Thursday, 21 June, 2pm-3pm – IT support session with volunteers: speak to a member of the library team to book a session with an IT volunteer. They can work with you on the library computers or on your personal device. Booking required.

For more information contact: Northallerton.Library@northyorks.gov.uk, 01609 533832

 

Pickering library

  • 18-23 June – Bee Spectacular:  A variety of bee-themed activities throughout the week, including a bee treasure trail in the library, honey taste tests and a bee suit to try on.
  • Tuesday, 19 June, noon-2pm – Beekeeping information session:  Our resident beekeeping expert will hold a question and answer session on beekeeping.
  • Thursday, 21 June, 5-7pm – Meet the beekeeper: presentation on beekeeping followed by a question and answer session.
  • Thursday, 21 June, 1.30-3.30pm – Craft and Chat: share tips, get new ideas, meet fellow crafters.

For more information contact: Pickering.library@northyorks.gov.uk, 01609 533624

 

Ripon library

  • Tuesday, 19 June, afternoon – Craft Group: knitting, crochet, felting, stitching, embroidery. Share tips, get new ideas, meet fellow crafters.
  • Friday, 22 June, afternoon – Ancestry.com advice sessions: Want to research family history but don’t know where to begin or are looking for further sources? Book a free one-to-one session with our family historian.

For more information contact: ripon.library@northyorks.gov.uk, 01609 536623

 

Scarborough library

  • Monday, 18 June, 2.30pm-4.30pm; Tuesday, 19 June, 9am-noon; Wednesday, 20 June, 10am-2pm; Thursday, 21 June, 10am-noon; and Saturday, 23 June, noon-3pm – IT Support: Confused by computers? Intrigued by the internet? Speak to a member of the library team to book a session with one of our IT volunteers. They can work with you on the library computers or on your personal device.
  • Thursday, 21 June, 10am-noon – Ten-minute Tasters: drop in and try something new with a ten-minute taster session.  Sessions include French, Italian, British Sign Language, coding, collage, fitness, painting and more.
  • Saturday, 23 June, 10.30am-12.30pm – Family History Support: Need help getting started researching your family or have you reached a hurdle and would like some help? One-to-one family history support.

For more information contact: Scarborough.library@northyorks.gov.uk, 01609 536602

 

Selby library

  • Friday, 22 June, 10am-noon, and Friday, 29 June, 10am-noon – IT Support: Internet novice? Have a go with our IT buddy. Informal help to get you started. Please book a free place at Selby library.

For more information contact: selby.library@northyorks.gov.uk, 01609 534521

 

Settle library

  • Wednesday, 20 June, 9am-noon – IT Support: delivered by the Adult Learning Service.

For more information contact: settlelibrary@outlook.com, 01609 534535.

 

Skipton library

  • Monday, 18 June, noon-4pm – Family history help: Want to research family history but don’t know where to begin or are looking for further sources? Book a free one-to-one session with our family history expert Gill Rushton.
  • Wednesday, 20 June, 10am-noon – Knit & Natter: knitting, crochet, felting, stitching, embroidery. Share tips, get new ideas, meet fellow crafters

For more information contact: Skipton.library@northyorks.gov.uk, 01609 534548

 

Whitby library

  • Thursday, 14 June, 10am-noon – Collage: learn the creative art of collaging.

For more information contact: Whitby.library@northyorks.gov.uk, 01609 534350

 


 

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