PICKERING library is planning a host of free events in 2019.

Ryedale Family History Group returns with their popular one-to-one sessions to help trace your ancestors on January 15 and 29. To pre-book your session, phone 01609 533624.

The Taiko Japanese Drumming Workshop also returns following their fully booked up session last year. The free event takes place on Saturday, January 19, at 2pm. To pre-book your session, phone 01609 533624. Suitable for over 10s).

On Thursday, January 24, at 10am, the library will be hosting the Holocaust Day live webcast chat, featuring survivors sharing their personal testimonies.

On Friday, January 25, from 10am to noon, the library is hosting a Big Energy Savings Week drop-in session.

The free pre-school storytime event continues in the library children’s area every Friday at 11am.