Friday, 26 April 2013

Coffee morning to raise awareness of coeliac disease

To highlight Gut feeling Week, 13th-19th May,  Longniddry are having a coffee morning on Sat 11th May 10.30-12 noon to raise awareness of coeliac disease.

1 in 100 people have coeliac disease however only 1 in 8 of those with the condition is diagnosed.

All our baking will be gluten free & we will have information & helpful tips for sufferers.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Massive book sale!

Don't forget our grand book sale of ex-library stock


 Saturday, 27th April from 10.00am to 4.00pm and on
Sunday, 28th April from 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Hundreds of books, music cds, dvds and books on cd available to buy

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

John Muir celebration

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of John Muir's birth, members of Musselburgh book group read a book of his writings, and were then taken around the grounds of Newhailes house by National Trust ranger Stewart Whittaker

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Massive book sale!

We are holding a massive sale of ex-library stock on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April, in the Star Room, John Gray Centre, Haddington. We'll also have books on tape and cd, dvds and music cds on offer. Don't miss out on the chance to find some real bargains. Saturday, 10-4 and Sunday 1-4.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Young writer of the year competition

Win prizes: Writing Competition for Children.

Encouraged by the large number of entries to the ‘Young Writer of the Year’ competition last year, Tyne and Esk Writers, in partnership with East Lothian and Midlothian library services, is running this event this year.
If you are under 16 and interested in writing, you are invited to enter the competition. Your story or poem can be about any subject and you could win a great prize. The competition is being sponsored by the Scottish Seabird Centre and Awards for All. The winners in each section will receive a family day pass to the Scottish Seabird Centre as well as a £10 book token. The overall winners in both the primary and secondary section will also receive an iPod Shuffle.
There are two groups of entry for children and young people who live or go to school in East Lothian and Midlothian: P4 – P7 and S1-S4 and two sets of prizes, one for East Lothian and one for Midlothian in best poetry and best prose. The main judge of the competition is Tom Murray, the Creative Writing Fellow for Tyne and Esk Writers.

Entry forms will be available in schools and libraries in East Lothian and Midlothian by the 8 April.

We really look forward to receiving your competition entries.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Willie Wood, The Calder brothers and Joe Forte enjoy reminiscing in Haddington

Professional  lawn bowls champion and Commonwealth games gold medal winner Willie Wood, MBE, made a guest appearance at a recent Sports reminiscence session in the John Gray Centre, Haddington. Pictured here with just some of his many medals, Willie was delighted to share some of his memories with members of the group.  They’ve also enjoyed the company recently of twins Jim and Finlay Calder, former Scottish rugby internationalists and the other day Joe Forte, owner of the Sports shop in Haddington called in. Joe is an ex-professional footballer and has completed over 20 marathons.

The reminiscence group, intended mainly for gentlemen over 60 years, has proved to be tremendously popular. They meet in the Star room, John Gray Centre, at 10.00am every Tuesday morning and at half time enjoy a pie and Bovril.

New members are always welcome. Just come along or contact Haddington library on 01620 820680



Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Overdue item notifications

We are no longer sending out letters letting you know that your items are overdue. If you wish to receive
notifications by e-mail you could register with Library elf. Ask any of our library staff for help. We will continue to send out letters when you have reservations waiting to be collected.