New classical music streaming service available

Libraries are hoping to introduce for members later in the year, however from  now until early June is your chance to try out the service and let us know what you think?

Photograph of Gustavo Dudamel

Gustavo Dudamel, © Silvia Lelli is the world’s largest collection of classical music, opera and dance videos. It gives free online access to 3500 musical works filmed from the 1940s onwards plus over 2500 videos of concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries and master classes.
It’s easy to access all you need is your library membership number.

Don’t forget you can also listen to the best orchestras and classical performers on Naxos Music Library (NML) the world´s largest online classical music streaming library. With your library membership you can access 1000s of CDs with over a million tracks. Latest releases are added every week. Stream tracks via the website and app or download tracks and playlists via the app to listen offline for up to 30 days.

Pop-up opera returns to Edinburgh’s Libraries

Love in a Library is back! Edinburgh International Festival’s series of pop up performances are coming to a library near you  Here’s what to expect:

Performance venues and dates:

Central Library: Tuesday 13th May, 12.30pm

Stockbridge Library: Monday 9th June, 3.30pm

Central Library: Tuesday 10th June, 12.30pm

Wester Hailes Library: Friday 13th June, 3.30pm

Fountainbridge Library: Thursday 19th June, 2.00pm

Oxgangs Library: Friday 20th June, 11.00am

Morningside Library: Wednesday 23rd July, 3.00pm

Scottish Opera’s ‘Baby O’ premieres at Stockbridge Library

Stockbridge Library’s Community room was transformed on Tuesday into a secret garden complete with ducks, bumble bees, wellies, umbrellas and even a washing line. Scottish Opera was treating local Rhymetime regulars to a half-hour interactive operatic performance aimed at babies between 6 and 18 months. The 24 babies and their carers all loved it.

Read more about Baby O and  see what the BBC’s arts correspondent had to say…