Thursday, 22 December 2011

All libraries will close at 1pm on Saturday 24 December 2011 and reopen as normal on Wednesday 4 January or Thursday 5 January, as per their normal opening hours.
We'd like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and all the best for a happy and healthy New Year

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Temporary closure of the Local History Centre

The Local History Centre at Haddington Library is now temporarily closed and we are no longer taking enquiries for a temporary period. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.  This is to allow the local history and archives team to work on the archive and local history collections and make preparations  for the move to the John Gray Centre, Lodge St, Haddington  which will open in March 2012. An exact opening date for the new facility will be announced shortly. We look forward to welcoming you to the new archive and local history centre in 2012 and appreciate your support whilst we make the necessary preparations.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Writer of the Year announced

East Lothian winners left to right Jean Cole Ian Murphy Cindy Stevens Writer of the Year Marie MacPherson

More than 100 writers from Midlothian and East Lothian took part

Writer of the Year for 2011 across East and Midlothian was announced at an awards ceremony at the Brunton Theatre on Monday 31st October. Judges AC Clarke and Tom Bryan were on hand to present the prizes and spoke about why they chose the winning entries.
The awards were sponsored by Kesley’s Bookshop of Haddington with the donation of book tokens as prizes and the overall winner was presented with the fabulous Writer of the Year trophy by glass artist, Alison Kinnaird, from Temple. The overall winner will also receive a master class in creative writing from Tom Murray, Tyne and Esk’s Creative Writing Fellow.
More than 100 entries were received for the competition which is run by Tyne and Esk Writers with the support of East Lothian and Midlothian Libraries.
The overall Writer of the Year Award and first prize in the East Lothian prose category went to Marie MacPherson for Birth. The runner up was Jean Cole for Picture This.
First prize in the East Lothian poetry category went to Ian Murphy for his poem How come, Dad? and the runner up was Cindy Stevens for her poem The Innocent.
First prize in the Midlothian prose category went to Mary Johnston for Getting His Ain Back and runner up was Andrew Broadfoot for Feathers.
First prize in the Midlothian poetry category went to Lesley Kelly for Mrs Campbell Reacts Tae the Falklands War and runner up to Rachel Woolf for The Arithmetic of Passing Time.
Eight writing groups meet regularly across the two local authority areas and are open to anyone with an interest in developing their creative writing. Further information is available through the local library service or from http://www.tyne-esk-writers.com/

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Writer of the Year 2011

The Writer of the Year 2011

Awards Ceremony

Tyne and Esk Writers and East Lothian and Midlothian Library Services

warmly invite their writers and members of the public to join them

at the Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

on Monday, 31st October, 2011 at 7.30pm

for the awards ceremony of

The Writer of the Year – 2011

The event is free but ticketed. To book a place contact the website http://www.bruntontheatre.co.uk/ or telephone 0131 665 2240

(Sponsored by Kesley’s Bookshop, Haddington)

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Who Else Writes Like....? - Free access

Who Else Writes Like....? is now available for the first time online and is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of writers they read. It is designed to answer the perennial question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?"

Simply follow the links to find an author whose books you like, and see which other writers are recommended underneath.

The following information is included about each author (where known):

•Dates of birth and death
•Nationality (or place of birth) of authors who are not English
•Genre and, in some cases, subgenre, or type of novel
•A link to their own website
•Pseudonyms
•Key Characters and/or Environment, Occupation
•Prizes won
•Whether their books may be suitable for young adults
•Whether they also write for children

Members of East Lothian Libraries now have full access to Who Else Writes Like....?

Simply got to the Who Else Writes Like....? website, then enter your borrower number to gain access.

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East Lothian 1945-2000, Fourth Statistical Account

The production of a seven volume series East Lothian 1945-2000, Fourth Statistical Account, which offers interesting insights into the daily lives of people within the county since World War II, has led to East Lothian Library Services winning the prestigious Alan Ball Local History Award for 2010.
The East Lothian Fourth Statistical Account provides an invaluable resource for students and researchers as well as being of interest to local people.

The first three Statistical Accounts of Scotland were published in the 1790s, 1830s-40s and 1950s respectively and provide a rich and informative history of the parishes of Scotland. East Lothian was one of the first Scottish counties to update the Accounts to 2000, thus providing a history of the county spanning more than 200 years.

The East Lothian Fourth Statistical Account Society was set up in 1998 with an Executive Committee of Stephen Bunyan (Chair), David Moody (Treasurer), and Michael Cox (Hon Secretary). Heritage Lottery funding of £30,000 was granted, to be matched by volunteer hours and input. Editor Sonia Baker was appointed in November 2000 and volunteer researchers and writers were contacted throughout the county. They put in a huge amount of work and produced vast amounts of information that was then edited by Sonia for publication in book form.

The seven volumes deal in depth with the villages and towns and the daily lives of their inhabitants, including the social, political and economic history, geography, environment and people of East Lothian since World War II. They provide a wonderful reference tool for students and researchers as well as general readers.

The Alan Ball awards were instituted in 1985 to encourage local history publishing by local authorities across the UK. Alan Ball was Chief Librarian of the London Borough of Harrow and in his name up to three awards are made each year. There have been very few Scottish winners so East Lothian Libraries' success in the main award is a tremendous achievement.

Copies of the Fourth Statistical Accounts can be bought from East Lothian Library Services. For more information contact libraries@eastlothian.gov.uk

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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Young Writers achieve awards

The winners of the Young Writer of the Year across East and Midlothian have been announced. The competition sponsored by The Seabird Centre in North Berwick and organised by Tyne and Esk Writers in conjunction with East and Midlothian Libraries attracted a record number entries this year.

An award ceremony took place recently at the Town House in Haddington, where the winners were presented with their prizes; a £20 book token for the best poetry and poem in two age groups from East Lothian and Midlothian and for the two overall Young Writer of the Year winners a family day out to the Scottish Seabird Centre plus a boat trip on Seabird II sponsored by the Scottish Seabird Centre.

Tom Murray, Creative Writing Fellow for Tyne and Esk Writers and judge of the competition said “These were exceptional stories and poems and a joy for me to read. Testament, if any is needed, of the wealth of creative talent amongst young writers across the two regions. The overall winners amongst the best I've read in a long time.”

The winners in East Lothian were:

Primary Prose: Grant Campbell

Title of entry: The Brain in the Cupboard.

Kings Meadow Primary School.



Primary Poetry: Caitlin Letch

Title of entry: Beachcomber

Innerwick Primary School.


Secondary Prose: Alexa Hay:

Title of entry: Fire

Individual entry



The winners in Midlothian were:

Primary Prose: Abby Wighton

Title of entry: 124.6 Date 2006

Mauricewood Primary School,



Primary Poetry: Ailsa Homewood

Title of entry: The Tiger Within me

Glencorse Primary School.



Secondary Prose: Kiera McIntosh--Michaelis

Title of entry: She-Thieves

Beeslack Community High



Secondary Poetry: Mairi Fairbairn

Title of entry: Fruitless Moons

Lasswade High School Centre


The overall title of Young Writer of the Year went to Kiera McIntosh—Michaelis ( Beeslack Community High School) for her prose piece “She Thieves” and the overall primary winner to Ailsa Homewood (Glencorse Primary) for her poem “The Tiger Within me”. Both winners are from Midlothian.
A booklet containing all the winning entries was given to the successful participants and copies are being sent to schools and libraries across the two local authority areas.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Lennoxlove Book Festival 4-6th November, 2011

Tickets for this year's Lennoxlove Book Festival are on sale now.
Programmes are available from East Lothian libraries or you can download it from here.
See press release.

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Monday, 26 September 2011

Online Catalogue unavailable Sunday 2nd October

Due to essential maintenance the catalogue will be unavailable this Sunday, 2nd October. The catalogue is expected to be unavailable on Sunday morning from 9am onwards. Service should be resumed later in the day.

Monday, 29 August 2011

North Berwick Library Newsletter September 2011

News From North Berwick Library

September 2011

Hello from everyone at North Berwick Library.

It’s been great to see some of you taking advantage of our new opening hours and coming in earlier in the morning, staying over lunch and visiting us on Saturday afternoons. Do pop in if you haven’t yet had a chance to take advantage of our new hours.

Just a reminder that we have the September weekend coming up this month - the library will be closed from 7pm on Thursday 15th September and re-open at 9.30am on Tuesday 20th September.

Library Opening Hours

Monday 9.30-5

Tuesday 9.30-7

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 9.30-7

Friday 9.30-5

Saturday 9.30-4


Community Diary

The North Berwick community diary is now available online as well as the hard copy in the library. We will add any events from the hard copy into the online version and vice versa. If you would like us to add any community events into the diary, please email us at northberwick.library@eastlothian.gov.uk.



Children’s Book Groups

Places on our book groups are strictly limited and the groups will only run with a minimum of 3 children so places must be booked in advance. If your child is interested in attending one of the groups please speak to a member of staff.


Boys Book Group

Monday afternoons 3.50-4.50

26th September, 3rd October, 10th October, 31st October, 7th November, 14th November


P6+7

Tuesday afternoons 4-5

27 September, 4th October, 11th October, 1st November, 8th November, 15th November


P4+5

Thursday afternoons 4-5

29th September, 6th October, 13th October, 3rd November, 10th November, 17th November


P1

Saturday afternoons 2-3

1st October, 8th October, 29th October, 5th November, 12th November, 19th November


P2+3

Saturday afternoons 2-3

This group will meet at the beginning of 2012.



Sale of Travel Guides

For one month only we will be having a sale of travel guides in the library. These are books which we have withdrawn from our stock as they are now a few years old. Much of the information contained within the guides will still be relevant so we think they’re a great bargain to save you having to buy your own at the airport. The guides will be available from 29th August to the end of September (or sooner if we sell out).

We still have a selection of newer travel guides to borrow and will be replenishing our stock over the next few months so do ask us if you can’t see what you're looking to borrow.



Caroline Henley

Librarian in Charge

North Berwick Library

School Road

North Berwick

East Lothian

EH39 4JU



01620 893470

chenley@eastlothian.gov.uk



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Listen Pimsleur Italian 1 - Short Course

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Haddington Library - Sat 20th August 2011 - 10.30am- 1.00pm

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

North Berwick Library Children’s Book Groups

Places on our book groups are strictly limited and the groups will only run with a minimum of 3 children so places must be booked in advance. If your child is interested in attending one of the groups please speak to a member of staff.

Further information from North Berwick Library. Tel: 01620 893470 or email northberwick.library@eastlothian.gov.uk

Boys Book Group

Monday afternoons 3.50-4.50

26th September, 3rd October, 10th October

31st October, 7th November, 14th November



P6+7

Tuesday afternoons 4-5

27 September, 4th October, 11th October

1st November, 8th November, 15th November


P4+5

Thursday afternoons 4-5

29th September, 6th October, 13th October

3rd November, 10th November, 17th November


P1

Saturday afternoons 2-3

1st October, 8th October

29th October, 5th November, 12th November, 19th November


P2+3

Saturday afternoons 2-3

This group will meet at the beginning of 2012.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Cameron McNeish Talk - Friday 2nd September 7.30pm - Brunton Hall

Cameron McNeish, wilderness hiker, backpacker, author and broadcaster, will be giving an illustrated talk “Trails and Climbs for Television” at 7.30pm on Friday 2nd September in Brunton Hall in Musselburgh. Tickets cost £7.50 and are available from the library – phone 0131 6652183 or email musselburgh.library@eastlothian.gov.uk.

Through his highly successful BBC2 television programmes, Wilderness Walks, and his long running editorship of TGO (The Great Outdoors) magazine Cameron McNeish has long been recognised as one of Britain’s best known outdoor commentators.

In 2007, Cameron acted as a consultant on Griff Rhys Jones’ highly successful series for BBC1, Mountain, and currently contributes a regular slot, Wild Walks, on the BBC Scotland series, The Adventure Show. A “special” Adventure Show was shown on Boxing Day 2008 and 2009 in which Cameron presented ‘Sutherland - The Empty Lands?’ and ‘The Skye Trail.’ In 2010 he continued the series by presenting ‘The Hebridean Trail.’ It is his work in these areas that his talk will focus on.

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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Sale of Local History books - Sat 20th August 2011

East Lothian Local History Centre has decided to sell some duplicate copies of local history books. This is due to our pending move from Newton Port to the John Gray Centre in 2012.
Sheila Millar, the Local History Librarian says: ‘Many of these are used items but they are out of print and hard to find. Prices will be low. Come along and have a look!’
Haddington Library - Sat 20th August 2011 - 10.30am- 1.00pm

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Friday, 15 July 2011

New opening hours for East Lothian libraries from 1st August 2011

As part of a move to make East Lothian Council libraries more responsive to the needs of East Lothian residents, Dunbar, North Berwick, Gullane and Musselburgh Libraries will extend their opening hours.


Usage of Dunbar Library has increased dramatically over the last few years and will now open for 36 hours a week (as opposed to the present 32 hours) as they prepare for their move to the new Dunbar Library at Countess Road, due to open in the Spring of 2012. By 2012/13, we hope to be able to open the new library all day on Saturday.

North Berwick Library will be open for an additional 4.5 hours, enabling the library to open at 9.30am instead of 10am during the week. It will also be open all day on Saturday and through lunchtimes all week. It will reduce its evening sessions to two evenings a week and those sessions will now end at 7pm.

Gullane Library is one of our best used smaller libraries and will increase its hours from 18 to 24 to give customers more opportunity to visit the library.

Musselburgh Library will now open for an extra ten hours a week to give 47.5 hours opening a week. We are going to open the library at 9.30am each morning, keep it open throughout the day (rather than closing at lunchtime) and also open on Saturday afternoons. As Musselburgh is the largest library in an urban area, evening opening will remain unchanged and the library will still be open three evenings until 7.30pm.

There will also be changes to the opening times of Wallyford, Tranent, Ormiston, East Linton and Longniddry Libraries. These changes are based on the way that readers in these areas use their local libraries.

The changes in opening hours should not incur any extra costs to the Libraries Service. They will take effect from 1 August 2011.

View the new opening times.


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Monday, 4 July 2011

New DVD Rental Scheme

We are launching a new DVD Rental Scheme from Monday 4th July.  Borrowers can rent a new release film for £2.50 for 2 nights, or an older film as well as TV dramas, TV series, documentaries, comedy, travel DVDs for £1.50 for a week’s rental.  Juniors can rent older films, TV Series and Dramas for £1.00 for a week. Our new release films are only available at Haddington and Musselburgh libraries for the trial period. Further information can be obtained from all local libraries.

Premium DVDs - Please note these DVDs cannot be reserved and the hire charge is £2.50 for 2 nights. Premium DVDs are currently only available in Haddington and Musselburgh libraries.

List of Premuim DVDs at Haddington Library.

List of Premium DVDs at Musselburgh Library.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

'The Greatest Wonder of the Age' - Andrew Meikle and John Rennie

An exciting new exhibition tracing the lives of East Lothian’s world-famous engineers. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the death of Meikle and the 250th anniversary of the birth of Rennie, this exhibition is not to be missed— a mix of informative text and rare imagery.


Thurs 9th June – Tues 21st June 2011 - East Linton Library
Sat 25th June – Tues 5th July 2011 - North Berwick Library
Sat 8th July – Tues 19th July 2011 - Ormiston Library
Sat 23rd July – Fri 29th July 2011 - Dunbar Library
Fri 5th Aug – Tues 16th Aug 2011 - Prestonpans Library
Sat 20th Aug – Tues 30th Aug 2011 - Musselburgh Library
Sat 3rd Sept – Tues 13th Sept 2011 - Longniddry Library
Sat 17th Sept – Tues 27th Sept 2011 - Port Seton Library
Sat 1st Oct – Tues 11th Oct 2011 - Haddington Library
Sat 15th Oct – Tues 25th Oct 2011 - Tranent Library
Sat 29th Oct – Thurs 10th Nov 2011 - Gullane Library


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Monday, 27 June 2011

Library Catalogue Maintenance - Wednesday 29th June

On Wednesday 29th June we will be carrying out essential maintenance on our catalogue.
The catalogue will still be available for searching, but for most of the day you will not be able to access Your Borrower Account so will not be able to make reservations, renewals, or check your "My Account" details.
We apologise for this interruption in service.

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Monday, 20 June 2011

Dunbar Conversations

Dunbar Library invites you to Dunbar Conversations - the third in a series of three about life in Dunbar.

'The Harbour and the Sea'

Our guest speakers; Gordon Easingwood (Fisherman), Stuart Turnbull (RNLI) & Brian Cleator (Dunbar Harbour Trust). In the Gibb Room, Dunbar Library
Chair - Kilvert Croft


Free but numbers limited - to book contact Dunbar Library. Tel: 01368 863521 or email dunbar.library@eastlothian.gov.uk

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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Readers Day event/book group party

Saturday 2nd July Prestonpans Library 2.30-4.30pm

Featuring award winning authors:
James Robertson – And the land lay still/Joseph Knight
Peter Kerr – Snowball oranges and the Bob Burns mysteries
Judith Stewart – East Lothian Writer of the year for poetry, 2010

Fun literary quiz – will you be in the winning team this year?
Book swap – bring a book/take a book
Welcome drink, afternoon tea and fabulous home-baked cakes
Best goody bags ever

And it’s all free!!
But you do need a ticket, available on request from any East Lothian library or by contacting Trina Gavan at Haddington library (01620 822531)tgavan@eastlothian.gov.uk or 01620 826956

Numbers are strictly limited, so don’t be disappointed – book your place now!


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Thursday, 9 June 2011

Writer of the Year Competition - 2011

“Entries are now being invited for the Writer of the Year 2011 competition organised by Tyne and Esk Writers in conjunction with East Lothian and Midlothian library services. Anyone over the age of sixteen, living, working, or studying in East Lothian or Midlothian can enter. Entries can be in any form of prose or poetry. There is a £100 top prize, which is awarded with a trophy, specially designed for the competition by glass artist Alison Kinnaird. The overall winner will also receive a one to one creative writing session with Tom Murray, Creative Writing Fellow. The competition is sponsored by Simon Kesley of Kesley`s Book Shop in Haddington.
Entry forms with details and rules of the competition are available on-line and in all libraries. The closing date is 19th August

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Blooming Great Tea Party

30th June Musselburgh Library - All Day




Blooming Great Tea Party to raise money for Marie Curie to help continue caring for people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in your local area.

There will be cake!

Further information from Musselburgh Library. Tel: 0131 665 2183 or email musselburgh.library@eastlothian.gov.uk

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Family Gala Quiz – Longniddry Library - Monday 13th June, 6.30-7.30pm

“Roll up! Roll up!”
We welcome you to our annual Family Gala Quiz and this year – the Circus is coming to town!
Come to our ‘Big Top’ from 6.30 to 7.30pm and please dress up! Will you be an acrobat, a circus animal or even a bearded lady? – Let your imagination go wild!
There will be prizes for Winning Team, Fancy Dress (Categories - adult, 10 + years and under 10).
With lots of circus questions and our special guest Ring Master – will you be the star of the show or the circus clown?
Entry to the quiz is free. Teams should be a maximum of 6 performers. Just turn up!
“Bring on the Clowns!”
Further information from Longniddry Library. Tel: 01875 852735 or email longniddry.library@eastlothian.gov.uk

Author Gary Sutherland will be talking about his new book ‘Golf on the Rocks: A Journey Round Scotland’s Island Courses’

Monday 6th June at 7pm - East Lothian Libraries at Longniddry Golf Club - Free Event

Author Gary Sutherland will be talking about his new book Golf on the rocks: A journey round Scotland's island courses

Gary was a lapsed golfer, until he acquired his late dad's putter. After studying a crumpled golf map of Scotland, Gary decided to embark on a voyage. His target was to play 18 rounds of golf on 18 Scottish islands in honour of his dad.

From the Northern Isles to the Outer Hebrides, in the Harris hail and Arran sunshine, this is a life affirming tale of remembrance and discovery, it's about having a laugh and holding on to what's dear, and it's about a putter with magical qualities...

"A heart warming tale of hooks, slices, ferries, fairways and friendship that'll make you want to pick up a golf club and phone your dad" Charlie Connelly, author of Attention All Shipping.

Free Entry - You need not be a club member.

To reserve your place, call Longniddry Library on 01875 852735 or email longniddry.library@eastlothian.gov.uk


















Wednesday, 11 May 2011

East Lothian Bookbug gifting programme celebrates 1st Anniversary

Babies, toddlers and their parents will enjoy a range of nature-themed activities at local libraries. Bookbug in East Lothian today announces details of its 1st anniversary celebrations, which will see hundreds of children taking part in free events across the county, on Thursday 19th May 2011.
The theme of this year’s celebrations will be The Great Outdoors. Babies, toddlers and their parents will gather in libraries across East Lothian to enjoy nature-themed stories, rhymes, songs and games.
Bookbug in East Lothian is part of Scottish Book Trust’s national Early Years Programme, which supports the gifting of 420,000 free books to every baby, toddler, three year old and Primary One in Scotland every year.



The East Lothian programme also runs regular free story, song and rhyme events called Bookbug Sessions, please contact your local library for times or visit our Bookbug page.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Scottish author James Robertson

Proposed visit to Tranent Library on 31st May.

This event is now unfortunately cancelled.

Further information from Tranent Library. Tel: 01875 610254 or email tranent.library@eastlothian.gov.uk

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Confessions of a serial winter skiver

An illustrated account of two local cyclists' travels to the southern cone of the Americas. Join us for a trip through Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina.

A Haddington Festival Event

Tuesday 31st May Haddington Library 7.30pm

Further information and Free tickets from Haddington Library. Tel: 01620 822531 or email haddington.library@eastlothian.gov.uk

Friday, 15 April 2011

Digital Switchover

Drop-in Helpline service regarding the Digital Switchover happening in East Lothian in June. Any help or questions needing answered, just come along.


Haddington Library Monday 18th April from 2pm to 4pm.

Further information from Haddington Library. Tel: 01620 822531 or email haddington.library@eastlothian.gov.uk

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

For Your Freedom and Ours

An exhibition on Poland's role in the Second World War.
It will be of interest to their descendents, and the younger generation of Polish immigrants who have arrived in recent years.
It is a dual language exhibition in Polish as well as English, and will be shown in St.Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh during June.

Prestonpans Fri 22nd April - Tues 3rd May

Port Seton Sat 7th May - Tues 17th May

North Berwick Sat 21st May - Tues 31st May

Tranent Sat 4th June - Tues 14th Jun

Dunbar Sat 18th June - Tues 28th June

Longniddry Sat 2nd July - Tues 12th July

Haddington Sat 16th July - Tues 26th July

East Linton Sat 30th July - Tues 9th Aug

Ormiston Sat 13th Aug - Tues 22ndAug

Gullane Sat 27th Aug - Tues 6th Sept

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Census Help - Haddington and North Berwick Libraries

Need help with the census?

“The census people” will be in Haddington Library on Saturday 26th March from 11am to 1pm to help with any questions anyone might have.

Further information from Haddington Library. Tel: 01620 822531 or email haddington.library@eastlothian.gov.uk

They will also be in North Berwick Library from 11:30am to 1pm.

Further information from North Berwick Library. Tel: 01620 893470 or email northberwick.library@eastlothian.gov.uk

Quintin Jardine at Tranent Library



Local author Quintin Jardine will launch his latest novel, The Loner, at Tranent Library 31st March 2011 at 7.30pm. Reserve your place on 01875 610254 or at any East Lothian Library.


Further information from Tranent Library. Tel: 01875 610254 or email tranent.library@eastlothian.gov.uk

Friday, 4 March 2011

Saltire in the Sky Photographic Competition 2010






An Exhibition of around 50 of the best entries from the Saltire in the Sky Photographic Competition 2010, including the winners, will tour the main Libraries in the county for 8 weeks from late February until April.

The Exhibition dates are as follows:-

Friday 25 February – Wednesday 9 March: PRESTONPANS LIBRARY
Friday 11 March – Wednesday 23 March: HADDINGTON LIBRARY
Friday 25 March – Wednesday 6 April: MUSSELBURGH LIBRARY
Friday 8 April – Thursday 22 April: DUNBAR LIBRARY

Friday, 18 February 2011

‘Free Insulation offer’ Musselburgh residents

Thursday 24th February 2011

10.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Musselburgh Library


Drop in information event


Musselburgh free insulation offer – loft and cavity wall insulation FREE!

East Lothian Council and the Energy Saving Scotland Advice Centre have got together to provide free home insulation for homes in Musselburgh. Some people qualify for free insulation already, but most people would normally have to pay. That’s what makes this offer so special – anyone can get free insulation.
Why is cavity wall and loft insulation free for Musselburgh residents?

East Lothian Council secured funding from the Scottish Government so that everyone in Musselburgh can get their insulation installed free. However, the funding is limited and we want to make sure that all residents have the opportunity to take up this scheme before it ends.

Tyne & Esk writers groups social event

Tyne & Esk Writers Social Evening

Monday 28th February - Supper Room, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh 7:30pm
An evening of stories, poems ... and chat

Tom Murray, Tyne & Esk Creative Writing Fellow for Midlothian and East Lothian, will read and answers questions on his work.

Wallyford Library Closure

Wallyford Library will be closed for redecoration all next week Monday 21st February to Saturday 26th February inclusive.
Mobile 1 will be parked outside for one hour on Monday (2.45-3.45pm) and Thurs (10-10.50am) to offer a temporary service.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Matt Lynn at Prestonpans library


Thriller writer Matt Lynn, author of the Death Force series of books which will appeal to all fans of Chris Ryan and Andy McNab joins us on Wednesday 23rd March at 7pm in Prestonpans Library.

Further information from Prestonpans Library. Tel: 01875 810788 or email prestonpans.library@eastlothian.gov.uk

Andrew Greig at Haddington Townhouse

Haddington Townhouse - Wednesday 2nd March at 7pm

Thursday 3rd March is World Book Day 2011 and to celebrate we have a number of different author events happening across East Lothian.

Scottish author and poet Andrew Greig will join us at Haddington Townhouse on Wednesday 2nd March at 7pm to discuss his latest book At the Loch of the Green Corrie. Andrew’s trip to Assynt was inspired by poet Norman MacCaig but the book is about far more than fishing and poetry and is a fabulous, thought provoking read which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Further information from Haddington Library. Tel: 01620 822531 or email haddington.library@eastlothian.gov.uk
If you attend this event we would appreciate if you could take the time to complete a short survey.

Meg Henderson at Port Seton Library

Port Seton Library - Wednesday 2nd March at 2pm

Thursday 3rd March is World Book Day 2011 and to celebrate we have a number of different author events happening across East Lothian.
Bestselling author and journalist Meg Henderson will be visiting Port Seton Library on Wednesday 2nd March at 2pm to discuss her latest novel Ruby. Meg is a very popular writer and a great speaker – do you have a mother or female relative who’d like an afternoon out – this would be a great occasion to bring them for an afternoon out!

Further information from Port Seton Library. Tel: 01875 811709 or email portseton.library@eastlothian.gov.uk

If you attend this event we would appreciate if you could take the time to complete a short survey.

Karen Campbell at Dunbar Library

Dunbar Library on Tuesday 1st March at 7pm

Thursday 3rd March is World Book Day 2011 and to celebrate we have a number of different author events happening across East Lothian.

Glasgow based crime writer Karen Campbell will be visiting Dunbar Library on Tuesday 1st March at 7pm. If you’re a crime fan and haven’t tried her yet I’d highly recommend giving her books ago – she’s written three so far and they’ve all been great reads. Karen is a former policewoman so should have lots to share at Dunbar – why not come along and meet her?


Further information from Dunbar Library.


Tel: 01368 863521 or email dunbar.library@eastlothian.gov.uk

If you attend this event we would appreciate if you could take the time to complete a short survey.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

North Berwick Loves Books

Join us in North Berwick Library on World Book Day for an evening sharing our love of reading with a panel of booklovers including local author Erin Kaye.
Our panel will be sharing three books they have loved - why not come along with your own comments or suggestions?
The event is on Thursday 3rd March 2011 at 7pm in North Berwick Library.

Further information from North Berwick Library. Tel: 01620 893470 or email northberwick.library@eastlothian.gov.uk

If you attend this event we would appreciate if you could take the time to complete a short survey.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Margaret Irvine - reading and book signing

Author reading and book signing
Thursday 24th February 2011 7:30pm
Haddington Library, Newton Port, Haddington EH41 3NA


Come and meet Margaret Irvine who will be reading from her successful memoir Tenterfield: My Happy Childhood in Care. A book filled with fun and laughter, detailing Margaret's memories as a child growing up in a children's home in Haddington in the years after WWII.
Copies of the book will be available to buy on the night.
Refreshments will be served.


Thursday, 13 January 2011

Calder Wood Press

Calder Wood Press is delighted to invite you to a double launch of new poetry chapbooks by Judith Stewart and Mercedes Clarasó.

Where: The Buffet Room, Town House, Haddington

When: Friday 28th January, 7.30pm

What: Join us for readings from Brief Encounters, by Judith Stewart, and Setting Out, by Mercedes Clarasó.

Judith won the East Lothian Poetry category in the Tyne & Esk Writer of the Year competition, 2010, and Mercedes won the Midlothian Poetry category and the Writer of the Year title. Calder Wood Press is honoured to publish the work of these outstanding poets.

The event is free, and refreshments will be provided.