Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Holiday weekend!

Please note that all our libraries are closed for the September weekend, from Friday 12th to Monday 15th September inclusive.
All open at their normal times on Tuesday 16th September.

There's been a murder......

Murder at the Ravenswick Hotel!


“My first thought was that there was a lot of blood on the very expensive rug where she was lying...”
A woman has been murdered in the Ravenswick hotel library and it’s your task to find the killer.                                 


You’ll meet the suspects, assess the forensic report and try to identify the murderer and the motive. In order to do this you’ll need to come along to one of our participating libraries on Tuesday 23rd September.

Popular author Ann Cleeves has created this Shetland themed murder mystery as part of a celebration of libraries up and down the country. Your host for the evening will set the scene and introduce the suspects. All you need to do is listen to their monologues, consider the forensic report and then chat with other members of the audience to help you decide who you think the murderer is. There will be a prize for the person who has guessed correctly and come closest to the motive.
If you wish to try your hand at solving this crime, contact the library of your choice to find out times and book your free place:
Gullane Library – tel: 01620 820 645
Haddington Library – tel: 01620 820 680
Musselburgh Library –tel: 0131 653 5130
North Berwick Library – tel: 01620 820 700

Longniddry library join in celebrating the 60th anniversary of Longniddry Scouts

Ist Longniddry Scouts 60 years. From now until 30th September we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of 1st Longniddry Scouts with a display of photographs. We are also very privileged to have a Cornwell Medal awarded to Malcolm Lamb in 1963 ‘in recognition of his high standard of character and devotion to duty under great suffering’ This is the highest award any scout can receive and we are very grateful to the Lamb family for allowing us to borrow such a treasured item.

Port Seton library and Community Centre celebrate their 20th Anniversary!

We've invited a few people to mark the occasion - please come and join us. All events are free

Wednesday 10thSept  7.00 - 8.30pm
Sub-ice Volcanism, ice sheets and the survival of life : A talk by Laidlaw Smellie - Fire and Ice man!

Thursday 11thSept  2.30 - 4.00pm
“Tales through Time” – readings from Port Seton Writers Group.                                                                                            

Wednesday 24thSept 2.30 - 4.00pm
Local author visit with Peter Ritchie – writer of the “Grace den Herder” trilogy.
Contact Port Seton library on 01875 818 170 for further info.

Monday, 1 September 2014

You're invited to an evening of traditional storytelling and Gaelic songs

Join us for an evening of traditional storytelling and Gaelic songs in the John Gray Centre, Haddington on Thursday, 4th September, 6.30pm for 7.00pm. Featuring Mary Gavan, Scottish storyteller living in Canada and Rena Gertz, Mod-winning singer of Gaelic and traditional Scottish songs. All welcome, especially if you’d like to bring along a musical instrument, a song to sing or a story to tell.
Mary Gavan is a storyteller of longstanding, having started in her home town of Haddington and continued in Vancouver, Canada where she now lives.  A past president of the National Storytellers of Canada, Mary tells regularly at events, festivals and gatherings sharing her Celtic heritage as well as the foibles and fun of other folk so that she richly entertains audiences.
Rena Gertz, is East Lothian Council’s Data Protection and Freedom of Information Compliance Officer, but in her ‘other life’, she is also an in-demand singer of traditional Scottish folk music. She regularly participates in local and national Mods and last year won the Traditional Singing prize. Rena sings in Gaelic, which she speaks fluently, but it is two songs sung in her native German that Rena will shortly be recording for an upcoming BBC radio programme commemorating World One One. When Rena moved to Edinburgh she joined the Lothian Gaelic Choir and was encouraged to sing solo. She studied with singing teachers and is now being taught by the well-known classical tenor and Gaelic singer Paul McCallum.