What’s happening in March

A packed programme of events in libraries next month includes poetry, propaganda, crime and cathedrals – get booking now!

Propaganda in the films of the Third Reich

During World War II, while the British were watching films like Casablanca and Went The Day Well, what sort of feature films were the German public viewing?

To coincide with the recent launch of his book, The Third Reich’s Celluloid War, author Ian Garden is coming Oxgangs Library to give an illustrated talk about the most interesting anti-British films produced by the Nazis – including anti-English films about Mary, Queen of Scots and Irish freedom-fighters such as My Life for Ireland and The Fox of Glenarvon

Ian will also discuss the Nazis own version of Titanic – a film which had even more tragedy associated with it than the sinking of the real Titanic, and Uncle Krüger,  a film about the Boer War which is generally regarded as the most anti-British film ever produced – and excerpts of which will be screened with English subtitles!

We hope you can attend what should be a thoroughly fascinating evening during which the author will debunk a number of myths about the nature of Nazi film propaganda…

To book your place email oxgangs.library@edinburgh.gov.uk or call 0131 529 5549

Oxgangs Library, Tuesday 6th March, 6:30pm

Aline Templeton

As the author of novels including Cradle to Grave, Lamb to the Slaughter and Dead in the Water, Aline is one of the stalwarts of Scottish crime writing – it’d be a crime to miss out!  Book your place at reader.development@edinburgh.gov.uk or 0131 242 8100.

Drumbrae Library, Wednesday 21st March, 6.30pm

Victoria Campbell – Viking Gold

Here be Vikings!  Armed only with her wit… oh, and a replica Viking sword…, Victoria will discuss her debut novel, Viking Gold, a rip-roaring yarn about a young Viking named Redknee.  This free event is suitable for everyone over the age of 10, so get booking at readerdevelopment@edinburgh.gov.uk or 0131 242 8100.

Central Library Mezzanine, Thursday 15th March at 6:30pm

Nothing but the Poem

It’s just what it sounds like!  Poet-in-residence Ryan van Winkle will read a poem for discussion afterwards. You don’t need to be a scholar to have an opinion!

Central Library Boardroom, Wednesday 21st March, 6:30pm

Cathedrals for the Curious

Geoffrey Lord OBE, former Secretary and Treasurer of the Carnegie UK Trust, and founder of Artlink, is visiting Blackhall Library on Tuesday 20th March at 6pm to talk about his new book: Cathedrals for the curious: An Introduction to Cathedrals, Minsters and Abbeys in Britain.

Cathedrals, Minsters and Abbeys are of the past and the present: usually the greatest, most beautiful and extraordinary of all our public buildings. Geoffrey’s book is full of intriguing facts and stories and this is sure to be an informative and enjoyable evening. To book your place email blackhall.library@edinburgh.gov.uk or call 0131 529 5595.

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