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Libraries - news and events
All the latest news and events for libraries in North Yorkshire.
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Local libraries run by North Yorkshire County Council will be closed for the bank holiday on Monday 27 May. Normal opening hours will resume from Tuesday 28 May, or the next normal opening day for each library.
Skipton library will be closing for essential maintenance and repair work from 7pm on Thursday 16 May.
The ground floor will re-open at 9.30am on Wednesday 5 June, delivering a partial service and with limited access to public computers. Full service will resume on Monday 24 June. Local libraries in Crosshills and Settle will remain open as normal and customers can borrow and return items at any North Yorkshire library, including community libraries in Grassington, Gargrave and Embsay.
Have you ever thought about being involved with our local community, but are not sure where to start or what there is to do? Why not call in to Ripon library on Tuesday 7 May between 10.30am and 1pm and have a chat with Harrogate and Ripon Volunteer Centres?
We can tell you about over 350 different volunteering roles that you could be involved with - and we bet some of them may surprise you! Did you know, for example, that you could volunteer listing items for sale on eBay, helping in an office or even as a museum guide? Come along and tell us about the kinds of skills you'd like to give or get, or the sorts of things that you are interested in, and we can suggest the right kinds of roles for you.
In a recent survey carried out by Harrogate and Ripon volunteer Centres, 78 per cent of people who began volunteering between October and December 2012 saw an increase in their confidence and self-esteem as a result of volunteering, and 71 per cent saw an increase in their friendships and social contacts. Volunteering can also be a great way to gain new skills or to keep your CV up to date if you are job seeking, with 42 per cent of people seeing an increase in work related skills by volunteering.
To find out more, simply drop into Ripon library on 7 May, or visit our website www.harvolunteercentres.org.uk where you can search through our database of opportunities and find out more. Alternatively, call us on 01765 603631 or e-mail email@example.com.
From 4 June these sessions will be taking place on every first Tuesday of the month. Everyone is welcome.
Daunted by the internet? Muddled by the mouse? Ripon library is expanding the amount of training it offers to help local people learn to use computers and get online.
From 10 May, there will be a new weekly, one-to-one computer training session every Friday from 10.30am - 12 noon for people who have no experience of using a computer or would like to learn more. These sessions will be in addition to the volunteer led one-to-one sessions already available on Wednesdays from 1.15pm - 3.15pm and Thursdays from 10.30am - 12 noon.
Thought about joining a yoga class but would like to know more before you sign up?
On Wednesday 29 May at 2.15pm, experienced yoga teacher Jean Johnson will be giving a talk at Harrogate library, explaining the different types of yoga and the various health benefits. There will be a chance to learn some breathing techniques and very gentle postures.
Tickets are only £2 each including refreshments. Space is limited so booking early is recommended.
Ripon Evolve and Ripon library invite you to an exhibition of photographs depicting different generations in the local community of Ripon.
The exhibition is a part of the Ripon Generations 2013 event supported by My Neighbourhood project. The photographs exhibited are the work of the students at Ripon Evolve, supported by the Youth Support Service and Avenue Printing House.
The exhibition is available to view in the reference section of Ripon library during library opening hours from 23 March to 29 June 2013.
Ripon Evolve, part of Outwood Academy Ripon is a post-16 training and educational centre that delivers personalised programmes for young people in a safe and supportive environment. Ripon Evolve supports young people in gaining the skills, experience, confidence and qualifications they need in building their careers. To find out more about Evolve please visit www.riponevolve.co.uk or contact Bev Skaife, Peter Crossman or Kim Guyan on 01765 608999.
Mashamshire community library now operates winter and summer opening hours on Wednesdays.
Friends of Bentham Library and Ingleborough Community Centre host homework clubs at Bentham and Ingleton libraries.
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Did you know that the library service is now on Twitter? See our Twitter page for library announcements, events, news, author visits and more.
Our Twitter page is at http://twitter.com/nycclibraries
For more news stories from North Yorkshire County Council, please see our Council - news and information releases page.
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Storytimes at Ripon library [94kb] [pdf]
Details and dates of the ‘Baby Booktime Bash - 3B!’ and 'Toddlers Treat!' storytime sessions at Ripon library, until the end of May 2013.