The summer so far, in words and pictures

Time for a wee pictorial round-up of what’s been happening in libraries over the past few weeks.

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Looking forward to the Olympics, Sighthill’s scarily talented Knit and Knatter Group have been busy knitting some famous Olympians. We’re loving this Cathy Freeman.

Olympic fever took hold over at Granton as well, which hosted its very own torch relay for some Olympians of the future.

Staying on the sporty theme, the advent of Wimbledon fortnight, coupled with the The Queen’s visit to Edinburgh, was all the excuse Moredun’s Library Linkers needed for a special high tea celebration, a wee variation on their usual fortnightly brew and blether.

The ‘summer’ weather has left lots of kids looking for indoor activities during the holiday and younger visitors to Fountainbridge Library have been writing stories based on a strange ‘thing’ housed in a secret room in the library. There will be prizes…

Finally, ‘The Secret Mandarin’ author Sara Sheridan joined us to celebrate National Reading Group Day in a special ‘Edinburgh Reads’ event at Central Library. Sara told us how her love of history was inspired by her father, an antique collector, who shared stories of London and Brighton which helped her to form her leading character Mirabelle Bevan, the protagonist of her new novel Brighton Belle.

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