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.

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.

You can download the brochure Explore Autumn Events brochure 2019, and find details of our autumn events and book them here.You can also pick up a copy of the brochure at any library in York.

If you need some help with booking, you can ask at any library in York.
We advise booking in advance for all of our events, including the free ones, to make sure of a place.