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Book your place at Q&A with founders of Lavender Menace Book Shop

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Edinburgh Libraries is hosting a live Q&A session with Sigrid Nielsen and Bob Orr, the founders of Lavender Menace Book Shop, on 24 February 2021 at 6.30pm. Send them your questions in advance by email to informationdigital@edinburgh.gov.uk or on...

Have you heard about Our Town Stories?

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Our Town Stories is an interactive website from Edinburgh Libraries which you can use to explore Edinburgh’s history.It is a fantastic resource for education, researchers and anyone interested in discovering a little more...

Scotland Street Press gift £1,000 of books to Edinburgh libraries

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In a gesture of generosity, and born from a love of reading, Scotland Street Press have given £1,000 of books to Edinburgh Children's Libraries.The brand new books will be distributed to the ten...

Four more libraries opening today

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The City of Edinburgh Council is opening four more Edinburgh libraries on Monday as part of a phased plan allowing more access to community facilities.The libraries at Craigmillar, Wester Hailes, Gilmerton and Drumbrae add...

My Edinburgh photography competition 2018 – enter now!

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Edinburgh Libraries are running a photography competition asking people to send a photo of their favourite place to the Edinburgh Collected website.You have until 31 August 2018 to enter.The winners will be chosen in...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Raymond Briggs Trilogy: The Snowman 29 mins (U), Father Christmas 26 mins (U) and The Bear (U) 26 mins. 11am, Filmhouse, Lothian Road. Book online or call the box office on 0131 228 2688.Teatime Acoustic:...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2014 Dog Tales: The Dogs Trust will host this storytelling and crafts session about safety around dogs and responsible dog ownership. For ages 5-10. 2-3pm, Gilmerton Library, 13 Newtoft Street.Messy Nativity! 4-5.30pm,...

Edinburgh City Libraries support the Just Read campaign

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Today Edinburgh City Libraries announce their support of ITV Good Morning Britain’s ‘Just Read’ campaign, to encourage parents and carers to spend ten minutes reading with their children every day.The campaign, which is supported...

Help for Over 50s starting up in business

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The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) is returning to Edinburgh to deliver further business training to help unemployed over 50s to start-up their own businesses. Earlier this year in May, PRIME came to Edinburgh...

Rare find at the Central Library

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A rare Japanese handscroll painting, dating back to the early 1700s, has been discovered in the special collections of Edinburgh’s Central Library. Gifted to Edinburgh City Libraries in the 1940s by a relative of Henry...

Library Link celebrating being around for 20 years

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Celebrations were held today at Muirhouse Library to mark the 20th anniversary of Library Link, a bus service for anyone who has difficulty getting to their library because of age, disability or ill health. Launched in...

Focus on Piershill Library

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It’s summertime and the reading is easy... I went on a visit to Piershill Library to hear about the latest offers from Edinburgh City Libraries. It’s ‘Rhymetime’ and Piershill library children’s corner is crawling alive....

Edinburgh Libraries get help with their old photographs

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A public appeal by The City of Edinburgh Council for help identifying old photographs of Edinburgh has enjoyed an overwhelming response.Edinburgh City Libraries hold a vast collection of archive material illustrating the city's distant...

School Pupils access real history of Edinburgh

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School pupils across the city are set to benefit from a unique new digital teaching resource which uses real life Edinburgh case studies to illustrate key periods of recent history.Whose Town?, a collaborative project...

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