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Great Books You Always Meant to Read

We’ve all got one haven’t we? A personal list of great books that we want to read but never quite get around to: Moby Dick, Great Expectations, Wuthering Heights, Jamaica Inn, Ulysses, Catcher in the Rye, Huck Finn etc.

Drop by the community library during June for a display of classic books to whet your appetite. If we haven’t got the classic you want to get to know better in the library we will happily order it for you from County stock. You can also browse the NYCC collection of ebooks and audio books for download FREE to your device of choice.

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.

A Right Royal Tea Party!

Kick-off your celebrations of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style at Easingwold Community Library on Wednesday 1st June.

Join us between 1.30pm and 3.30pm for tea, coffee and cakes provided by our lovely volunteers and our partners, North Yorkshire Libraries. Everyone is welcome at this FREE drop-in event. We’ll be outdoors in the library garden under the willow tree (or indoors if the weather is unhelpful).

‘Now Then!’

Does ‘scone’ rhyme with ‘gone’ or ‘bone’? And if you’re really tired, are you ‘paggered’ or ‘jiggered’?

May is Local History Month and libraries across North Yorkshire are working with the University of Leeds, alongside the Dales Countryside Museum and Ryedale Folk Museum, to update the Survey of English Dialects. Our ways of speaking shift and much may well have changed since the original research in the 1950s.

As part of this project, Easingwold Community Library has a special dialect station throughout May where you can pick up a questionnaire and have your say… in whatever dialect you choose!

You’ll find survey cards inviting you to share your local dialect words, and your adopted/inherited dialect words. Do you have unique family favourite expressions? Children can enjoy wordsearches and quizzes too.

Drop by the library during May and have your say.

And don’t forget our special FREE event ‘Unnatural Workings’ with North Yorkshire poet David Smith on Thursday 19th May.