Emotional Rescue – An evening of live performance at the library

Saturday 22nd April will see another special evening of live performance at the library.

I’ll Come to Your Emotional Rescue is a presentation of contemporary theatre and live acoustic music starring Tom Figgins, Ruth Berkoff and Natalie Bellingham. There might also be some local talent strutting their stuff, plus a licensed bar.

Entry is FREE though voluntary donations of £7 per ticket would be welcomed. All proceeds in aid of library funds. Doors open at 7pm. There are limited places and demand is sure to be high so booking is essential.

how to book

Reserve your tickets by emailing willowtreevent@gmail.com or by calling 07526 107448 and leaving a message.

Rhyme Time for Under Fives

Join us in the community library with your little ones for Rhyme Time. Learn some nursery rhymes and children’s songs while having fun with puppets and percussion instruments. Rhyme Time is suitable for children and babies aged from zero to five.

The sessions begin on Tuesday 18th April from 2pm to 3pm and will run for five weeks. They’re FREE and booking is essential.

how to book

You can book by visiting www.northyorks.gov.uk/adultlearning, contacting Laura Farrington on 01609 532 896 or email laura.farrington@northyorks.gov.uk.

101 Stories is live!


101 Stories is a new and exciting community project being run by the library. It aims to collect true-life stories from the people of Easingwold and the surrounding area.

Everyone has a story to tell, be it a funny or touching reminiscence, an influential memory or a life-affirming experience. Storytelling brings us together and gives us a glimpse of places and people beyond our usual circle.

Your story doesn’t have to be about living in the area – it could be from a million miles away. It just has to be a story about you and could be an A4 page or just a paragraph – the choice is yours.

Suitably anonymised, your stories will feature in displays and artistic performance during 2023, culminating in a book.

You’ll find full information about 101 Stories on the project’s webpage www.easingwoldcommunitylibrary.com/101-stories

You can also visit the main project display in the library entrance and pick up a leaflet telling you all you need to know about taking part.

What are you waiting for? Tell us your story.

Easter 2023

We will close for Easter at 3.30pm on Thursday 6th April. We’ll re-open at 2.00pm on Tuesday 11th April. While we’re closed you can access a range of online services, including loan renewals, here.

Beautiful Art by Cathrine Hall

The latest in our series of mini-exhibitions in the community library features work by local artist Cathrine Hall.

Cathrine – an amateur painter – regularly exhibits her work at the annual Easingwold & District Art Society (EDAS) exhibition at the Galtres Centre. She’s very talented, and her botanical watercolours are truly beautiful. Notable also are her portraits painted in the style of the Old Masters.

It’s well worth a special visit to the library to view Cathrine’s paintings, several of which are available to buy from should you desire a beautiful artwork for your home.

While you’re with us, join the library – it’s easy and free – and take a great read home with you too!