History sleuths on the case!

This Autumn, turn detective to discover the history of your family and interesting facts and stories about the place where you live.

As part of Libraries Week with its theme ‘never stop learning’ we’re offering two FREE sessions led by an experienced adult education tutor. The first is a drop-in (no booking needed) on Monday 3rd October running from 10am until Noon. If you’ve always wanted to research your family history but not known how to get started or you’ve started and got stuck, this could be just the thing for you.

The second session, ‘Hands on History’, will show you how to piece together a picture of times past using websites and books. It’s on Thursday 6th October from 3.45pm to 4.45pm. Places are limited so you’ll need to book by dropping into the library, ringing us on 01609 534584 or dropping us an email at ecl.generalenquiries@gmail.com.

This Autumn, Learn to Draw!

Would you like to enjoy drawing but don’t know how or where to start? Look no further than your community library.

To celebrate Libraries Week (3 – 9 October) and its theme ‘never stop learning’ we’re very pleased to present a drawing workshop for adult complete beginners. Led by well-known local artist Wendi New, we’ll provide a gentle introduction to pencil art that will inspire you to take your new skill further.

The workshop is on Wednesday 5th October from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. It’s FREE and all materials will be provided. All you have to do is turn up and enjoy yourself!

Places are limited so you’ll need to book by calling into the library, ringing us on 01609 534584, or dropping us an email at ecl.generalenquiries@gmail.com.

Learn Yarn Crafting

With the days starting to draw in and with longer autumn and winter evenings just around the corner what better way to while away some time than knitting and crocheting? You can save money and help to keep your family warm and cosy too!

If you’re interested in learning these very satisfying and absorbing crafts but don’t know where to begin, our friendly Knit and Natter Group members are offering one-to-one tuition at a drop-in session at the library on Tuesday 4th October between 10am and Noon.

To book a timeslot to ensure that you get one-to-one help please either drop by the community library, ring us on 01609 534584 or drop us an email at ecl.generalenquiries@gmail.com

Have a Knit – Enjoy a Good Natter

Our Knit & Natter group, run by our lovely volunteers, meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10am until Noon.

Join us for a good chat and a cuppa. Catch up on your latest project or start a new one. All abilities are welcome and if you get yourself into knots our knitting and crocheting wizards will be sure to be able to untangle things for you.

Young People & Positive Mental Health

Picture of wellbeing toolkit contents

All public libraries in North Yorkshire now have a brand new resource available for customers to borrow. It’s a self-care toolkit aimed at young people aged 11-25 and packed with resources to promote positive mental health in an easy-to carry-rucksack.

If you’d like to borrow our self-care toolkit (available from Monday 24th January) please drop by the library and ask at the desk.

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