Monday, 26 January 2015

Exciting things happening during National Libraries week, 2-7th February

National Libraries Week, 2-7 February
Call into any of our libraries to collect a quiz, choose a book from our special World War One displays and contribute to our Treasure Trains

Literary Quiz
Pick up a copy of our rather hard literary quiz and return it by Saturday 7th February. Some of our bookgroups are doing this as a team effort.
Each library will arrange to have a winner and runner up drawn from all the correct entries they receive 

Read and Remember
Choose a book from our displays commemorating World War One. Take a few moments to write how the book made you feel  or share some of your family stories and memories about the War and post it with the poppy provided

Treasure Train
Pick up a “carriage” and write or draw about your favourite childhood book. All the carriages will be attached to the engine and put on display chugging along the walls of the library

Monday 2nd February

Longniddry library, 2.00-4.00pm
Come and get Crafty with Linda McCann, a fun informal session for any ability.

Thursday 5th February

Gullane library, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Interested in reading? Like to share your views with other people?  We would like to set up a new
adult day time book group so please join us for this first meeting. Refreshments provided. Contact us on 01620 820645 for further information

Friday 6th February

Haddington library, 2.00-3.30pm
Witches, Wizards and Muggles are invited to a party in the Star room to celebrate Harry Potter Night.  Dressing up welcome! Ages 8+ Book your free place by contacting Haddington library, 01620 820680;

Saturday 7th February

Gullane library, 10.30am to 11.30am
8-12 year olds interested in joining a new Chatterbooks bookgroup should come along for fun, activities and refreshments. Free, no need to book

Longniddry library, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Beginners’ iPad/tablet drop in session. Did you get an IPad for Christmas and don’t know what to do with it? Help will be on hand to guide you into the World Wide Web!
Charity bake sale throughout the morning. Cast the diet aside for one day with a delicious array of cakes etc; proceeds will go towards fighting Crohn’s Disease.

Dunbar library, 11.00am
Join Debi Gliori for 'Alfie rabbit’ storytime and crafts
Free but ticketed. Primary age. Book your place by contacting Dunbar library, 01368 866060;

Prestonpans library, 11.30am
Join Emily Mackenzie ‘Wanted! Ralfy rabbit, book burglar!’ storytime and crafts
Free but ticketed. Primary age. Book your place by contacting Prestonpans library, 01875 818150;

Musselburgh library, 11.00am
Everyone is invited to come along for coffee, cake and a chat about books and book groups 

Haddington library, 3.00pm 
'Dragons and Penguins: Debi Gliori and Gavin Francis take a trip to Antarctica'....

Reading Gavin’s book “True North” led Debi on a journey from the Arctic to the Antarctic. She became compelled to learn about places she’d never visited through the powerful medium of books written by talented and passionate writers such as Gavin. Having listened recently to Gavin talk about his experience of being the base camp doctor at a profoundly isolated British research station in Antarctica, she leapt at the opportunity to share an event with him. Without such inspiration, Debi reckons “Dragon loves Penguin” wouldn’t have happened.  She says “I caught a bad case of Antarctica-itis, for which the only cure was to work through it by writing and drawing.” Fortunately for us Debi’s own exploration on paper resulted in this beguiling and beautifully illustrated book. She certainly is one of the most talented writer and illustrators working today.
In his book “Empire Antarctica” Gavin follows penguins throughout the year, from a summer of perpetual sunshine to months of winter darkness. He explores a world of great beauty and experiences the hardship of living at 50 degrees below zero. Gavin’s descriptions are sublime. This is travel writing at its very best.
This unique family event is free but ticketed. For children aged 6+ and adults. Book your place by contacting Haddington library, 01620 820680;

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