Thank you to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for sharing…….
Goole Library and Museum in Carlisle Street, Goole, will be celebrating opening to the public exactly 50 years ago on Tuesday, 20 November, and they will be hosting a party!
The fun will start at 10am, and there will be prizes, games, a quiz, refreshments, and of course a birthday cake!
Members of the Castaway group will be singing Happy Birthday, and Kate Sweeting of BBC Look North will be reading a children’s story.
There will also be a prize quiz with 50 questions about Goole, including the library and museum. The answers can be found in the building, but participants will have to search to find them.
To celebrate the anniversary, the building has been given a new look, with new window graphics as visitors approach the building from the Clocktower roundabout. Objects from the museum collection were used in the design, and it is hoped that improving the visibility of the museum will encourage new visitors.
Museum curator Debbie Hardy said: “We have lots of regular visitors, but it has been a longstanding issue that some visitors to the library just didn’t realise that there is a museum on the first floor. Even some long term residents of Goole didn’t know we were here. We have been in the same building for 50 years, so it is great to get this signage up just before our 50th anniversary celebrations on 20 November.
“If you haven’t visited us before, or haven’t popped in for a long time, come along from 10am and join in the party.
“If you can’t make it that day, we have six new exhibitions a year and a permanent gallery that tells the story of Goole. Kids are welcome, and we even have things for the very young to do. This is a fantastic, free community museum, and it belongs to everyone.”
The museum is open : Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 10am to 7pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Closed for lunch 12 noon to 12.30pm (Wednesdays 1.30 to 2pm).
More details are at www.museums.eastriding.gov.uk/goole-museum
‘Reading Pictures: Seeing Stories’ continues in East Riding Libraries
East Riding Libraries and Customer Services are hosting a series of art- based events as part of a festival named ‘Reading Pictures: Seeing Stories’ across the area, free for children to attend. Events run through to 24 November.
East Riding Libraries are working in conjunction with Arts Council England and the Yorkshire and Humber branch of ASCEL (the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians) to hold this festival of visual literacy. Working with visual and creative digital artists and key partners of book illustrators, Reading Pictures: Seeing Stories will give children and young people the opportunity to meet and learn from illustrators and artists, to explore the connection between literacy and the visual arts.
East Riding Libraries and Customer Services have programmed an exciting range of FREE events across the county as part of the festival – all events are free, but places must be booked. Phone or pop in to the branch to book your child’s place.
The remaining events are:
Story in a Jar with Sue Caulfield (most suitable for age 7+)
Join Sue to create your own miniature world during this crafty workshop! Sue will share her awesome art skills to help you set the scene for your story in a jar.
Friday, 16 November
5pm – 6pm
Swanland Library, Village Hall, Main Street, Swanland, HU14 3QR
Phone (01482) 634896
Saturday, 17 November
2.30pm – 3.45pm
Beverley Library, Champney Road, Beverley
Phone (01482) 392750
Pop -Up Books with Penny Barron (Most suitable for ages 8+)
Enter the magical world of picture books with artist extraordinaire Penny. Design and create your own characters and then build the rest of the book to send them on amazing adventures! Your imagination is the destination in this fun workshop creating your own pop-up book.
Saturday, 24 November
11.30am – 12.30am
Goole Library, Carlisle Street, Goole DN14 5DS
Phone (01405) 762187
Character Masks with Penny Barron (Most suitable for ages 4+)
Join Penny to create your own character mask during this crafty workshop! Penny will share her super art skills to help you build extraordinary masks of characters drawn from your own imagination
Wednesday, 21 November
4pm – 5pm
The Wicstun Centre, 14 Beverley Road, Market Weighton YO43 3JP
Phone (01482) 393939
Saturday, 24 November
10am – 11am
Goole Library, Carlisle Street, Goole, DN14 5DS
Phone (01405) 762187
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