Get ready for the Children's Festival!

The children's festival features a fabulous line up of fun authors, energetic storytelling and a healthy dose of toilet humour! We're very excited about Nick Arnold's 'Horrible Science Show' which brings the multi-award winning Horrible Science series to life.

Fun-packed events

Little readers have lots of opportunities to talk to our authors. There will be terrific tales, creative crafts and fantastic facts! Celebrate the love of reading and inspire their imaginations with our line-up of children's events.

A Shadow Above by Joe Shute

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Date
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
Time
5.00pm - 6.00pm
Description
The raven’s hulking black shape has come to represent many things: death, all-seeing power, the underworld, and a wildness that remains deep within us. After centuries of exile, ravens are returning to their former habitats, moving back from their outposts at the very edge of the country to the city streets from which they once scavenged the bodies of the dead.

In A Shadow Above, Joe Shute follows ravens across their new hunting grounds, examining our complicated and challenging relationship with these symbolic birds.

Please note: Tickets for this event are no longer available to buy online. A limited number of tickets can be purchased on the door of the event. Cash and card payments accepted. Tickets previously purchased online can be picked up at the event using your booking reference number.

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Poetryscope

Using the power of poetry to educate people about dementia. Local poet Catherine Scott is working with East Riding secondary schools around the theme of dementia. Young people will perform their poetry at library reminiscence sessions, for those living with dementia and their carers. A project we are excited to be piloting in the East Riding.

Watch this space! We'll share more when the time comes

Poetry Competition

If you can say the words, you can write the words. Express yourself through poetry - whatever shape or form - and you could win £50! The competition is free to enter for all school aged children, with one prize for primary and one for secondary.

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