Monday, 20 March 2017

Walk and Talk Events: March - August 2017

Join us on any of a series of gentle walks which will start from and return to each of our 12 libraries. The walks will be anything from about 30 minutes to an hour and will be on a variety of surfaces. After the walks we'll have light refreshments in the library and have a chat about books, reading and anything else that takes our fancy!

Please dress appropriately for the weather and note that these walk are for adults only!
For more information and to book your place, contact the appropriate library

Date
Time
Library

Tuesday 21st March
10.00am for the walk 11.00am for talk by Debi Gliori – all welcome, no need to come on the walk first
North Berwick
Launch event with author Debi Gliori. After a walk along the beach we’ll head back to the library for refreshments and Debi will talk about her new book 'Night Shift’  about her personal experience of depression and how walking  (and running) helped her reach an accommodation with depressive illness
Tuesday 28th March
2.00pm for the walk
3.00pm for talk by Debi Gliori – all welcome
Port Seton
Launch event with author Debi Gliori. After a walk we’ll head back to the library for refreshments and Debi will talk about her new book 'Night Shift’ 
Tuesday 11th April
2.30pm
Gullane
Avril McKenzie is our Ageing well coordinator but will walk and talk about the benefits and fun of walking for all ages
Sunday 23rd April
4.15pm
To celebrate World Book Night there will be a Mystery prize book for all walkers
Haddington
Celebrate World Book Night by coming to our sale of withdrawn library stock but do bring along one of your own books to pass on to someone else, and let them know why they should read it!
5.30pm, John Gray Centre.  All welcome
Thursday 11th May
2.00pm
Musselburgh
We will be accompanied by one of our countryside Rangers on this walk
Tuesday 23rd May
10.00am
East Linton
Visit the historical sites of the tranquil village of East Linton, located on the banks of the River Tyne, with local historian Garry Menzies.
Wednesday 14th June
2.00pm for the walk
3.00pm for the talk
Longniddry
Following our walk, local author Charlie Laidlaw will talk about writing and his recently published novels. 3.00pm. All welcome (not just walkers!)
Monday 19th June
6.30pm
Dunbar
Local author and historian Roy Pugh will accompany us on a fascinating foot tour of Dunbar High Street. Local publications will be available for sale.
Wednesday 21st June
6.30pm
Ormiston
We will be accompanied by one of our countryside Rangers on this walk
Thursday 13th July
6.30pm
Haddington
Walk to Amisfield Garden, tour of Garden, talk and refreshments in the “shed”
Thursday 20th July
6.30pm
Tranent
Walking mindfully is all about taking in the real experience with focussed attention. Dorothy Larios is happy to share this walk with you and offer gentle guidance
Saturday 19th August
10.30am
Wallyford
A walk in an area steeped in history. As the library is very small we may have to extend our walk elsewhere to enjoy our morning coffee!
Thursday 24th August
2.30pm
Prestonpans
Avril McKenzie is our Ageing well coordinator but will walk and talk about the benefits and fun of walking for all ages

The Woman's Value

JOHN GRAY CENTRE FILM APPRECIATION CLUB & MUSEUM
FUND RAISING COFFEE MORNING FOR BREAST CANCER
‘The Woman’s Value’

Saturday, March 25th at 10 a.m. in the Star Room

‘The Woman’s Value’ is a friendly and informal event for like-minded individuals to meet and chat about issues and activities involving women in the local community. Attendees will be able to listen and pose questions to two external speakers about women’s activities throughout Scotland.

PROGRAMME:

10.00 am 
Welcoming

10.15 am 
Presentation by SCOTTISH WOMEN’S CONVENTION on their  activities with women across Scotland. The Scottish Women’s Convention works closely with women in Scotland to ensure that their voices are heard as part of decision-making processes.

10.45 am  
Presentation by GLASGOW WOMEN’S LIBRARY Lifelong Learning Coordinator on their projects and collections. Glasgow Women’s Library is the only accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events & learning opportunities.

11.15 am – 12 noon                
COFFEE/TEA, SCONES, CAKE & CONVERSATION

12 – 12.30 pm                        
Break

12.30 pm
Film screening ‘I’ve Loved You So Long’ / ‘Il y a longtemps que je t'aime’ (Philippe Claudel, 2008, starring Kristin Scott-Thomas)


Places are limited for the charity coffee morning so ADVANCED BOOKING is required. Entry to the coffee morning is £5. Profits go to Breast Cancer Now Scotland.

To book a place or for more information, please drop in to Haddington Library or telephone 01620 820680, or email jgc@eastlothian.gov.uk.

The film screening is open to those not attending the fund raiser at £3 per entry (Free for Club members and Season Ticket holders). All are welcome!