What’s on in York: E library @ Dringhouses

Dringhouses Library :

Tue 25 Jul :

2.15pm – 3.15pm :

Free

E -libraryDid you know that you can read books for free on your computer or mobile device via the Explore E-library? Let us show you how to get started with this free one-hour session.

Free. Booking is essential. Please contact the library to reserve your place.

For more information call Dringhouses Library on (01904) 552674 or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: Dringhouses local history group archives on Tuesday

 Dringhouses Library :
Tue 23 May :
9.30am – 5.30pm :
Free

May _23Samuel Parsons MaoJoin the Dringhouses Local History Group all day, and look at the best of their archives, as part of Community Archives Month.

Learn more about the local area, from Colonel Wilkinson to the ‘Knares Mire’. Colonel George Alexander Eason Wilkinson, last Lord of the Manor of Dringhouses, was born 25 Feb 1860 and inherited the Manor of Dringhouses in 1881. Fought in South African War and WW1, with distinction. On his death in 1941, he gave Dringhouses Library to the Council and people of Dringhouses in a Deed of Gift.

Bring your local history queries and perhaps buy a copy of the fascinating ‘Discovering Dringhouses 2: More Aspects of a Local History’ or the 1624 Samuel Parson’s map of Dringhouses.

All day session, just drop in.

For more information please call Lucy on (01904) 552674 or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: Shakespeare Week at Dringhouses Library

Dringhouses Library :

Mon 22 – Sat 27 May :

Free

ShakespeareAs part of the York international Shakespeare Festival, Dringhouses Library is having Shakespeare Week.

See an exhibition of local artist Ben Sawyer’s amusing Shakespeare-inspired comic-strips all week.

Zounds, Alack, and By My Troth is a weekly series of comic strips inspired by the works of William Shakespeare and drawn in old school black and white penciling. The site features pastiches of famous moments, illustrated sonnets and the continuing adventures of Will himself as he tries to get by as a jobbing Tudor playwright – aided and abetted by the mysterious wild-haired woman known only as The Lady.

Join us for some Shakespeare style songs and stories at our under 5s storytimes at 11am on Thursday 25 and Saturday 27, and sign up for our Shakespeare-a-thon on Tuesday 23 May, where we try to fill the building with Shakespeare’s timeless words all day – sign up at the library for a time-slot.

The Shakespeare-a-thon will be on all day Tuesday – come along and read some of Shakespeare’s fabulous work. Choose an extract from his 38 plays, sonnets, or poems, and read for 5-10 minutes. Sign up for a timeslot in advance or just turn up on the day. Help us to fill the library with Shakespeare’s wonderful words all day.

Come to our launch event then please come along during normal library opening times for our Shakespeare week long events.

For more information please call Lucy on (01904) 552674 or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: Community Archives Month event with Dringhouses Local History Group

Dringhouses Library :
Tue 23 May :
9.30am – 5.30pm :
Free

May _23Samuel Parsons MaoJoin the Dringhouses Local History Group all day, and look at the best of their archives, as part of Community Archives Month.

Learn more about the local area, from Colonel Wilkinson to the ‘Knares Mire’. Colonel George Alexander Eason Wilkinson, last Lord of the Manor of Dringhouses, was born 25 Feb 1860 and inherited the Manor of Dringhouses in 1881. Fought in South African War and WW1, with distinction. On his death in 1941, he gave Dringhouses Library to the Council and people of Dringhouses in a Deed of Gift.

Bring your local history queries and perhaps buy a copy of the fascinating ‘Discovering Dringhouses 2: More Aspects of a Local History’ or the 1624 Samuel Parson’s map of Dringhouses.

All day session, just drop in.

For more information please call Lucy on (01904) 552674 or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: Friends of Dringhouses Library Coffee Morning and booksale

Dringhouses Library :

Thu 18 May :

10.00am – 12.30pm :

Free

CakeCome along to our coffee morning and booksale. Join us for some chat with friends and neighbours, some tasty cakes, and some bargain books!

All proceeds go to the Friends of Dringhouses Library, who support the library to be the best it can be.

Friends of Dringhouses Library is a group of local people who want to help Dringhouses Library to thrive and deliver a wide range of activities.

Their role includes fundraising, supporting one-off activities, acting as a link between the library service and the wider community, and promoting Dringhouses Library and Explore York Libraries and Archives.

Special offers available on the day, like buy a coffee and cake and get a free book!

For more information please call Lucy on (01904) 552674 or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.

Dringhouses gears up for Dementia Awareness Week (14-20 May)

Organisations across York are gearing up for Dementia Awareness Week (14-20 May) with a series of events.

The activities form part of York’s work to become a ‘dementia friendly city’ which is welcoming, empathetic and accessible to people living with dementia and their friends, relatives and carers.

As well as the events taking place across the city, residents will have numerous opportunities to find out more about dementia and the work taking place to help York be a dementia friendly city.

Throughout the week visitors to the customer centre at West Offices will be able to meet with staff at City of York Council and get information and advice for people living with dementia and their families.

Partners in the York Dementia Action Alliance have also arranged a host of events:

·        On 16May the Alzheimer’s Society will have a stand on Parliament Street

·        On 16 May between 2 and 3pm Dringhouses Library are offering a Dementia Friends Session, for more information visit https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/event/dementia-friends-workshop/

·        On 17 May residents are invited between 1.30pm and 3.30pm to a forget-me-not café, Tang Hall, special entertainment and music session. For more information call York Alzheimer’s Society on 01904 567701.

On Friday 26 May, the week after Dementia Awareness Week, City of York Council is supporting a showing of Still Alice Film at the New Earswick Folk Hall. Still Alice tells the story of Alice Howland, a linguistic professor was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease shortly after her 50th birthday. Before the movie speakers from the council, Inspired Youth and Minds in Motion will briefly provide information on some of the local initiatives taking place to support people with dementia. Tickets are available now from the Folk Hall or online via www.filmfolkhall.com.

Martin Farran, corporate director for health, housing and adult social care said: “One in three people over the age of 65 will develop dementia and there are around 2700 people in York living with dementia at the moment.

“These events are all part of our work to help York towards becoming a dementia friendly city. By raising awareness and understanding of dementia we can start to make life easier for those living with dementia, their family and friends.”

Information how organisations in York can support people living with dementia visit: www.dementiaaction.org.uk/local_alliances/2934_york_dementia_action_alliance

What’s on in York: Dementia Friends workshop @ Dringhouses Library

Dringhouses Library :

Tue 16 May :

2.00pm – 3.00pm :

Free, but booking required

Dementia Friend PicJoin Dementia Friends Champion Claire for a Dementia Friends session.

Dementia touches the lives of millions of people across the country. Dementia Friends was launched to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding that means many people with the condition experience loneliness and social exclusion.

The session is all about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From getting in touch with someone you know living with dementia to wearing your badge with pride, every action counts.

Tickets available from any Explore Library or call Dringhouses Library on (01904 552674) or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: Exciting Easter Crafts @Dringhouses

Dringhouses Library

Fri 21 Apr

3.00pm – 4.00pm & 4.00pm – 5.00pm

£2 per child/£5 family ticket

Apr _21Heather Dawe Crafts 2 JpgCome along and join artist Heather Dawes who will show us how to make amazing fluffy spring lambs, colourful flowers, and dazzling dragonflies, all out of simple craft materials.

Suitable for children 4-12 years, sessions at 3pm and 4pm.

Booking advisable to avoid disappointment.

Sponsored by York Evening Decorative and Fine Art Society (YEDFAS).

Tickets available from any Explore Library.  For more information contact Lucy at Dringhouses Library on (01904) 552674 or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: Treasure Island Craft Club @ Dringhouses Library

Dringhouses Library

Thu 13 Apr

2.30pm – 4.30pm

£2 per child/£5 family ticket

Apr 13_treasure Island ImageOur after-school craft club is still running this Easter holiday, with a special Treasure Island activity.

Help Anna make and decorate a mysterious island, make a map and find the buried treasure.

Booking advisable to avoid disappointment.

Tickets available from any Explore Library.

For more information please contact Lucy on (01904) 552674 or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.