A wide variety of events and activities in East Riding libraries.
Yes, the following author events are taking place across the East Riding.
Read more about these author events below.
Various venuesThursday 28 September to Saturday 21 October
Over the last 16 years, East Riding Libraries, has developed a reputation for bringing the best in literature to the East Riding of Yorkshire through its flagship festivals, Beverley Literature Festival and Bridlington Poetry Festival.
With authors such as John Connolly, Marie-Elsa Bragg, Gyles Brandreth, Anna Kessel, Inua Ellams, Sarah Stutt, Jenny Eclair, Alys Fowler, Jane Harris and many more attending, plus Workshops and Education & Outreach activities, there really is something for everyone at Lit/Up.
Tickets go on sale from Thursday 31 August.
Visit the dedicated Lit/Up website for the full author line up, events, venues and how you can get involved by volunteering.
Lit/Up Festival website (external website)
Yes, the following children's events are taking place across the East Riding.
Read more about these children's events below.
Code Club has teamed up with East Riding Libraries to deliver a network of free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. Run weekly during term-time only, children will be able to progress their Coding skills whilst using their imagination to make creative projects. We make use of Scratch, HTML, CSS and Python software.
Code Club is running in the following Libraries. Places are limited so please call the library to book your place or to get more information.
Anlaby Library at East Riding Leisure Haltemprice Mondays, 4 to 5pm Tel: (01482) 393939
Driffield Centre Every Monday from 4.30 to 5.30pm Tel: (01482) 393939
Goole Library Wednesdays, 4.30 to 5.30pm Tel: (01405) 762187
Hedon Library Tuesdays, 4 to 5pm Tel: (01482) 897651
Hessle Centre Tuesdays, 4 to 5pm Tel: (01482) 393939
Hornsea Library Thursdays, 3.45 to 4.45pm Tel: (01964) 532561
North Ferriby Library Thursdays, 4 to 5pm Tel: (01482) 632227
Pocklington Library at the Pocela Centre Second, third and fourth Tuesday of the month, 4 to 5pm Tel: (01482) 393939
Stamford Bridge Library Saturdays, term time only, 10.30 to 11.30am Tel: (01759) 372487
Swanland Library Tuesdays, 4 to 5pm Tel: (01482) 634896
We are always looking to expand our events and Code Club needs volunteers to teach children to code in many areas of East Riding. If you are interested in volunteering for Code Club please register your details on the Code Club website. Code Club (external website)
Yes, we have such a wide range of health related events, activities, support and self-help that we have a dedicated page containing all the information. Please visit our Health and well-being page by following the link below. Health and well-being
Yes, the following computer events are taking place across the East Riding:
Read more about these computer events below.
Download the 'Tablet Time' guide and follow the suggestions to improve your skills and confidence of using your own device: Tablet Time guide (pdf 347kb opens in a new window)
Work through each level on your own, or join/start a 'Tablet Time' team. With this guide saved to your device, you can choose where to level up your tablet skills: At your local library using our free unlimited WiFi, from the comfort of your own home, or on the go.
This informal team meet weekly in the library, with their tablets, to share knowledge and ideas. Everyone is welcome from beginners, through to more experienced users who can share knowledge and techniques with the rest of the team. Please bring your own tablet and participate in our group ethos: ‘Share problems – Share knowledge – Have fun’
Every Tuesday from 11am to 12 noon Tel: (01482) 393939
Every Thursday from 2 to 3pm Tel: (01405) 762187
Every Thursday from 10 to 11am Tel: (01482) 897651
Mondays, 4 to 5pm Tel: (01482) 393939
Every Monday from 4.30 to 5.30pm Tel: (01482) 393939
Wednesdays, 4.30 to 5.30pm Tel: (01405) 762187
Tuesdays, 4 to 5pm Tel: (01482) 897651
Tuesdays, 4 to 5pm Tel: (01482) 393939
Thursdays, 3.45 to 4.45pm Tel: (01964) 532561
Thursdays, 4 to 5pm Tel: (01482) 632227
Second, third and fourth Tuesday of the month, 4 to 5pmTel: (01482) 393939
Tuesdays, 4 to 5pm Tel: (01482) 634896
Free self-paced online computer courses
Our friendly library staff can guide you and support you to learn the basics of computing. All the static libraries have the facilities to get you started with the basics of computing, using a mouse, using a keyboard, internet basics, setting up an email account, creating documents and much more.
We use the Learn My Way website, which allows you to learn at your own pace on days and times that suit you. Once you have learnt the basics of computing you can access many other free courses, for example: online shopping, using a digital camera, watching and listening online, staying safe online, finding a job online, the list is almost endless!
It is free to use the libraries desktop PCs, or if you have your own portable device like a tablet or laptop you can bring it in and use our free unlimited WiFi to go through your courses. There's even a course on using a touchscreen.
You can visit the Learn My Way website by clicking the link below. If you would like to give free self-paced computer courses a try you can do this from home or just go into your local library and ask any member of staff for more details.
Learn My Way (external website)
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If self-paced online learning isn't your choice of learning computing, the Adult learning service holds regular lessons and sessions at their centres. Use the course finder to see if a course is suitable for you.
Visit the course finder
Yes, the following are taking place in a variety of venues across the East Riding
North Ferriby LibraryTuesday 12 September, 1 to 2pm
A fascinating talk from Fred Walkington on the history of the gansey, with handmade ganseys from Carol Walkington. If the Gansey Girl has inspired you to try your hand knitting a gansey, there’ll also be help and advice to get you started.
Admission is free but places are limited so please call North Ferriby Library (01482) 632227 during opening hours to book your place. North Ferriby Library opening hours (opens in a new window)
Yes, the following other events are taking place across the East Riding.
Read more about these other events below:
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Do you have some spare time on your hands? Come along for a one-to-one chat with a representative from ERVAS at the Libraries below and find out how you can get involved in volunteering in the local area. The ERVAS volunteering drop-in sessions take place on a monthly basis and are aimed at helping people to find the right volunteering opportunity for them. With over 600 live opportunities in the East Riding at any one time, there is something for everyone. As well as this, they are here to help organisations with any support they need to run a successful volunteering programme. Disabled access is available at these venues.
10am to 12noonWednesday 16 August(01964) 532561 for more information.
11am to 1pm Wednesday 6 SeptemberWednesday 4 OctoberWednesday 1 NovemberWednesday 6 December(01405) 762187 for more information
Hull and East Riding Institute of the Blind (HERIB) drop in sessions
HERIB have more than 150 years of experience in providing specialist care and support in the community and offer a wide range of services to meet the ever changing needs of local people with sight loss. HERIB attend Libraries with a selection of products they can supply to help the blind and partially sighted and can also provide information and advice regarding their services.
Second Wednesday of each month 10.30 to 12noon (01482) 897651 for more information