This month’s exhibition is entitled ‘Ars Gratia Artis’ and features work by Norma Henderson, Anona May Lyons and Neida Pearson.
A special Gruffalo-themed party helped to launch this year’s Big Lunch at Stockbridge Library.
“Initiatives like The Big Lunch are encouraging people to break the ice with their neighbours in a fun and easy way. We’ve loved supporting the campaign and hope to hear of lots of lunching going on in Edinburgh this June on Big Lunch day!”
Edinburgh neighbours are being encouraged to host Big Lunch events to help build community spirit and connect with those they live beside.
UNESCO has decreed 30th April International Jazz Day to inspire people to learn more about this particular form of music.
Here in the Central Music Library we’re getting in on the act by by focussing on Scotland’s contribution to jazz.
Reserve any of the items on this handpicked list to collect from your nearest library.
Or listen to jazz online on Naxos Music Library Jazz 24/7 free with your library borrower card. Go to Naxos Music Library Jazz or come along to one of our drop-in sessions and we’ll show you how to get started.
Our next sessions are on Thursdays 14th and 28th May from 11am – noon in the Central Music Library.
Bertram Limited, Sciennes was founded in 1821 in Edinburgh and soon developed into a major manufacturer of papermaking machinery.
Brothers George and William Bertram set up a workshop near Sciennes with a few machines and a small forge, later moving to new, larger premises around 1859 to a site which it was to occupy for over a century.
Bertrams was a very family orientated company where you’d find several members of the same family working alongside each other. They produced The Bertrams Family Magazine where in each issue, were published photos and articles about the company’s many social activities and sports teams.
Our collection has been made possible thanks to Bill Hall who followed his father and uncle into the Bertrams workplace and who shared with us many of his own personal photographs taken throughout his family’s time there.
See the full Bertrams exhibition online at Capital Collections.
Share your family snaps and favourite scenes with Edinburgh Collected, a brand new community archive for our city.
Take a look to see what early users have been adding to the site, and start uploading your own images and memories as well – helping build a unique record of life in Edinburgh past and present.
Corstorphine Library will close for approximately 3 days from 8pm on Wednesday 22nd April. This will enable the first phase of a planned programme of Fire Safety upgrade works to be carried out. It is anticipated that, subject to successful completion, the library will re-open on Monday 27th.
Drumbrae Library, 81 Drumbrae Drive, will run a joint Friday afternoon craft event for under 12s and a joint Bookbug session at 10:30 am on Saturday. For all other enquiries Drumbrae Library will be open Thurs and Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause while these much needed works take place. If you require any more information please get in touch.