December in pictures

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Whew! December flew past in a blur. A major theme this month was new libraries. We unveiled our plans for Central Library and one of the world’s most popular authors was on hand to sprinkle some stardust on the opening of the newly refurbished Morningside Library.

Morningside also played host to local crime writer Lin Anderson, who came in to talk about her latest thriller  ‘Picture her dead‘. Lin also shared some interesting reading recommendations with us – you can see these for yourself on our Youtube channel.

Two more local authors popped in to Central Library earlier in the month. Mark Douglas-Home, author of ‘The Sea Dectective’, and David Porteous (‘Singular’) were the stars of our latest ‘Edinburgh Reads’ event – you can also see footage from this event on YouTube.

And of course we had all manner of Christmas activities and events throughout the month, but December was a month of prizes as well as prezzies: Ratho’s Teen Awards ceremony had a fantastic ‘fluorescent adolescent‘ theme. Dozens of local teenagers attended and some picked up gongs in categories ranging from sports personality to comedian to most fanciable female/male to Young Einstein.

Keeping with the awards theme, Granton Library staff’s superb customer care skills were recognised with an award from the Institute of Customer Service.

Time for a rest then? Not a bit of it! No let up in January, when a brand new writers’ group hosted by crime author Joyce Holmes gets underway at Newington Library. We’ll also be hosting a major exhibition for Holocaust Memorial Day, and (drumroll) opening a brand new library at Drumbrae.

As always, we’ll keep you posted.

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