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We are thrilled to be launching our Autumn programme this week when the brochure will be available in our libraries and improved online booking will open for our events.

Our Big City Read is having a year off this year, but don’t worry it will be back bigger and better in 2020. This Autumn we have created Not the Big City Read which celebrates everything we do in libraries, every day of the week, to share the joy of reading, open up learning, discovery and creativity and support everyone’s health and wellbeing. Libraries are at the heart of our communities in York and we are delighted to have won the contract to run the library and archive service in York for a further 15 years.

Have a browse through our brochure to find big name authors such as Peter Robinson, David Suchet, Salley Vickers, Richard & Judy author Linda Green, award winning writer Sarah Maine, the author of a new series of York-based mysteries Helen Cox and the Yorkshire Vet Julian Norton. Unleash your creativity during Fun Palaces weekend in October or join one of our writing, poetry or singing workshops. We have oodles of poets popping up on National Poetry Day on 3 October and are adding more to the list which you will find on our website. If you’re passionate about history we have plenty to stimulate your interest with Exploring Anglian York, Living with Railways, Petticoat Government and A Game of Birds and Wolves with Simon Parkin. Finally, if you incline towards the Gothic we are hosting a special screening of American Werewolf in London and author Gavin Baddeley will be launching his guide to Werewolf movies in Barking Mad.

Copies of the brochure are available at all York Libraries and other outlets in York and can be downloaded here

Booking is essential for all events, including the free ones unless otherwise stated.