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Which libraries are open in Edinburgh?

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From Monday 7 June 2021 five more libraries will open their doors to readers, and more will also open next week.Here is your handy list of where you can go and when.Today these libraries...

Edinburgh Libraries receive global award from PressReader

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GLOBAL DIGITAL AWARD FOR EDINBURGH LIBRARIESEdinburgh Libraries have received a global award for their digital platform success on PressReader which is an app The Edinburgh Reporter loves very much - and it is where...

Free instant access to books and audiobooks with Edinburgh Libraries

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Although more libraries will open on 14 December under council plans, Edinburgh City Libraries recognise that many people will not have access to their local library for some time to come.To help keep everyone...

Councillors demand quicker reopening of libraries

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Next month The City of Edinburgh Council will open six libraries Central, Kirkliston, McDonald Road, Fountainbridge, Stockbridge.But for councillors on the Culture and Communities Committee this is not quite soon enough, and council officers...

At Piershill Library in February – learn how to use PressReader

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Edinburgh Libraries are holding PressReader Drop-in Sessions at Piershill Library every Monday in February from 2-3.30pm.Go along to the drop-in to find out about using PressReader for free to access over 6000 worldwide daily newspapers and magazines - delivered directly...

The 10th Portobello Book Festival is coming!

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Ten years ago a group of Portobello residents decided to start a book festival.Ambitious? Maybe.They decided they wanted everything at that festival to be kept local – and free. This meant no-one would be...

Engaging Libraries has money for innovation in libraries

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Public libraries across Scotland urged to apply to £150k programmeProgramme will support health & wellbeing projects Up to 10 public libraries across UK set to benefitA new £150k programme, Engaging Libraries, has been...

The Girl on the Train tops Edinburgh Libraries lending lists

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In Edinburgh the library service has just counted up the most borrowed books of 2016, and it turns out we like crime and mystery best of all.And whether it is in book form or...

Edinburgh Libraries win at the COSLA Excellence Awards

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Edinburgh Libraries’ VIP (Visually Impaired People) Service won in the ‘Tackling Inequality and Improving Health’ category at the COSLA Excellence Awards on Thursday.The partnership project launched in 2013 supports the information, learning and employment needs of blind and...

The Last Treasure Hunt: Jane Alexander at Edinburgh Central Library

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When Jane Alexander was a little girl, the highlight of her country holidays was the annual treasure hunt; she loved it so much she even asked her Dad to set one up back in...

Paris Kiss: the story of Rodin, Camille Claudel and Jessie Lipscombe

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What do people usually do on their honeymoons? Before you answer, let me tell you what journalist Maggie Ritchie did; she found the inspiration for her first novel - and no, it wasn't 50...

National Libraries Day 2015 is today! #NLD15

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Treasures of the Library!Edinburgh Central Library, the city’s oldest and probably best-known, offers everything from a dedicated children’s library to an Edinburgh and Scottish Collection plus a packed programme of events, and last year...

Book Week Scotland 2014 – How to save our libraries

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Today, on the first day of Book Week Scotland 2014, Marc Lambert, Director of Scottish Book Trust, has commented on the imminent threat to libraries in Scotland and what can be done to help...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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As we say goodbye to the festivals, there's still plenty on offer in the capital, and as ever, most of our listings are FREE! MONDAY 25TH AUGUST 2014Leith in World War One: Andrew Grant talks...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 18TH AUGUST 2014Edinburgh Book Fringe 2014: John Menaghan and Andy Jackson.  Prize-winning poet and playwright John Menaghan has published four books with Salmon Poetry (Ireland); four of his short plays have been staged...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 11TH AUGUST 2014Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic.  The National Galleries of Scotland are letting legendary stand-up, poet and roving sketchsmith Phill Jupitus loose in its rooms for three weeks during August.  Each morning Phill...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 4TH AUGUST 2014GENERATION: Curator's Tour. Senior Curator Lucy Askew leads an introductory tour of the GENERATION exhibition at Modern Art One, introducing key artists and themes.  This part of the exhibition includes spectacular...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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We all know what starts this week: on Friday both the Fringe and the Just Festival open their numerous doors.  The Edinburgh Reporter will cover many events at both festivals - so What's On...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 23 JUNE 2014Edible Gardening: Seasonal Advice. Drop in to find out how to grow your own food and take a look around the productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project team. 1-3pm, Demonstration...

Over My Dead Body: local writer Hazel McHaffie introduces her latest novel

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'What if?' is a question many novelists ask themselves - 'What if that man across the street is a murderer?', 'What if that woman is having an affair?' Hazel McHaffie had been asking 'What if?'...

Top events at the 2014 Edinburgh Book Festival for young adults

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'Today's teenagers don't read books' 'Teenagers can't concentrate, it's all that gazing at Facebook' Comments we've all heard, or even made. Total nonsense.  Young adult fiction is one of the fastest-growing areas in 21st century publishing:...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 9 JUNE 2014Love in a Library: pop-up opera in association with Edinburgh International Festival, featuring songs from Schumann, Schubert, Wagner, Quilter & Gershwin.  2.30-3.30pm, Stockbridge Library, Hamilton Place.  Free, no booking required. (THIS...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 2  JUNE 2014Anthony Penrose: Backstage at the Lee Miller Archives.  A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the

Sssshhhhh! Sleeping teddies at the library

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On Tuesday 10th June, the Children's Library is hosting its first ever teddy bear sleepover. You are invited to bring your teddy or toy along in the afternoon and enjoy stories, crafts and snacks.  Teddies...

Ernest Levy – a celebration at the Central Library

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'If you really want peace, you have to declare war on revenge' Ernest Levy, musician, cantor, actor, writer and friend to many, wrote these words in his memoir.  Wise words from anyone, but from Ernest,...

Event with author Lindsey Davis – tonight!

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 There are a few FREE tickets left for Edinburgh Libraries' event with Lindsey Davis, author of the Falco Roman mysteries series.  Lindsey will be at the Central Library 7-8pm tonight to talk about Falco,...

Library App

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Find the nearest Edinburgh City Library wherever you are in the city with the free Your Library app available from today.The first of its kind for a Scottish public library, the Your Edinburgh app...

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