Jeffery Archer launches new book in Edinburgh

Join Jeffrey Archer who launches his new book ‘This Was a Man’ as part of the the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Booked! programme this November. The publication of this, the seventh and final instalment in his epic number-one bestselling Clifton … Continue reading

Edinburgh Central Library hosts Book Festival Launch

“Libraries matter to everything we do” Nick Barley, Director,  Edinburgh International Book Festival Edinburgh Central library was the venue for one of the most important events in the global literary calendar yesterday – the programme launch for this year’s Edinburgh … Continue reading

Harpies, Fechters and Quines 2018 – Women, War and the Book

Monday’s launch of the Harpies, Fechters and Quines festival saw the annual 2 week programme of events off to a flying start! Edinburgh Libraries is working in association with the Bonnie Fechters, a local women’s group, and with Scotland’s War, … Continue reading

Edinburgh City Libraries is positive about dyslexia

Edinburgh City Libraries has an exciting programme on offer for Dyslexia Awareness Week,  6-11 November 2017. Central Library will have a one-off showing of the Film ‘Read Me Differently:understanding learning disabilities in family life ’ by Sarah Entine on 8 November. … Continue reading

All the world’s a stage – 70 years of Edinburgh festivals

In 1947, Sir John Falconer, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, spoke of his ambition that the International Festival of Music and Drama should provide “a platform of the flowering of the human spirit”. This year (2017) sees the 70th anniversary of … Continue reading

Harpies, Fechters and Quines – Women around the World, 13 – 23 June

This year’s Harpies, Fechters and Quines 2-week events programme celebrates women’s cultural contribution to life in Edinburgh. There is a wide range of events and exhibitions starting with the launch on 13 June and closing with the amazing poetry slam competition … Continue reading

Libraries on top of their game at Tynecastle’s Family Day for Kinship Care

Staff from Fountainbridge and Wester Hailes were delighted to represent Edinburgh Libraries at the recent Family Day at Tynecastle stadium. Over 100 children and adults, plus some of the team’s famous faces, were there to celebrate the launch of Big … Continue reading

Special event: World War One in Poetry and Song

Join Alexander Hutchison and Wendy Carle Taylor (whose grandfather was saved by a German soldier) for an evening of historical and contemporary poetry and song. Someone was singing: a commemoration of World War One  in poetry and song.  Thursday 11th … Continue reading

Get up and Go Awards

The Get Up and Go Awards celebrate those truly remarkable individuals and groups who devote huge amounts of time and energy towards making older people’s lives better. Maybe you could nominate someone in one of the following categories: Product/s and /or Service/s … Continue reading

Let’s celebrate libraries

We’re celebrating everything great about our libraries. This week there’s going to be even more activity in libraries than usual  – and that’s saying something. Dates and times below – contact libraries for details. Porty Poetry Bash (4th October) An … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading