Friday, 31 May 2013

3 harbours festival at Prestonpans and Port Seton libraries

PRESTONPANS LIBRARY
  • 1st June – 7th July Photographic exhibition By John Greeenwood. Old photos of Prestonpans and the surrounding area including Port Seton, Musselburgh and Joppa
  • 1st – 9th June ‘Pans Prams’ An exhibition of vintage and retro prams, toys and memorabilia.
  • ‘Tea Set Posy’ Open Competition. Find a use for that old cup or the little jug you have just never got rid of. Use it to fill with a wee floral display and enter it in this competition. Entries must be submitted before 16.00 on Friday 7 June. Winners will be announced at 12.00 on Saturday 8 June at Prestonpans Library
  • Children’s Miniature Garden Competition. Create a miniature garden in a tray or container. Use your imagination and find all sorts of householdmaterials, sand, gravel, little mirrors, twigs, pebbles and plants to make your garden. Categories 1. P3 and under 2. P4 to P7 Rules: Must be your own work and handed in to the library by 16.00 on Friday 7 June. Container or tray must be smaller than 38 x 24 cm No more than 3 plastic animals in the ‘garden’ Entry forms will be available at Prestonpans Library. Name and contact details and school class must be with your ‘garden’. The Friends of Cuthill Park http://cuthillpark.blogspot.co.uk/ will judge the entries. Winners will be announced at 12.00 on Saturday 8 June at Prestonpans Library.Please remember to take your gardens home unless they are for recycling. Contact Ros 01875 818684 for further information.Need inspiration – look at http://www.brookvale.org.uk/
  • 3rd to 9th June. Gosford Film productions: Including “East Lothian at War”
  • Monday 3 June 17.00 – 19.00 ‘Weave & Waffle.’ Weaving can be addictive! Come along and join Ros Parkyn ‘paint’ with colour and thread. There are lots of wools and threads in my boxes for you to use. But do bring any hoarded treasures you want to incorporate. Peg looms and tapestry frames will be available for you to use. BOOKING ESSENTIAL
  • Tuesday 4 June 14.00 – 16.00 Knit and Natter. An afternoon of knitting, tea and cake. with support and guidance from Alison Lees from ‘Carousel’ in Prestonpans. Or just drop in to add your row or two ofknitting to the Prestonpans Library Garland that we hope will keep growing longer throughout the week. Suitable for all ages and levels, from beginners to the most experienced.
  • Thursday 6 June 14.00 to 16.30 Borders Scrap Store. Arts and crafts mobile shop and a demonstration.
PORT SETON LIBRARY
  • Friday 31st May to Friday 14th June. Photographic exhibition by Watty Anderson “Bringing back the past”
  • Saturday 1st June. Youth and children’s arts festival 2013. In the community centre 10am – 3pm with storytelling in the library
  • Tuesday 4th June, 2.30pm – 4.30pm. “Tea and a Chat”, talk to local fishermen, artists and others about the past, the present and the future of what is happening in the community. Tea and Coffee available, donations for CLIMB charity.
  • Thursday 6th June, 2.30pm – 3.30pm. “Understanding Crime – the dark side of East Lothian”, a talk by Margaret MacDonald.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Fun with Origami this Saturday!

Origami sessions with world class expert Dennis Walker. Dennis has been folding for over 35 years and joined the British Origami Society in 1986. Since then he has continued to fold and started the online Origami Database that allows people to search for origami diagrams on the web and also those that are listed in books. He is currently the editor of the British Origami Society Magazine and last year he was invited to American and Japanese Origami Conventions as a special guest to teach origami and talk about the database. He will be holding 5 separate sessions on Saturday 25th May, at 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Each session lasts about 45 minutes. Different models will be demonstrated at each session so participants may wish to attend more than one. The final session will be slightly trickier and will show a bit more of what is possible with origami. All the sessions are for adults and children but younger children (under 8) must be accompanied by an adult to help them fold. Tickets: £2.50 per person available from Haddington library at the door

Mobile library 2 off the road

Mobile library 2 is off the road until further notice (posted Friday 24th May).
Apologies for the inconvenience

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Strange goings on in the library and museum at night

Join us in the John Gray Centre, Haddington to take part in a night time adventure story. Discover the hidden stories and adventures that lurk behind the museum displays. Families will go on a story quest with characters coming to life, clues to find and riddles to solve. It's on Saturday, 18th May from 7pm to 9pm. This is a drop in event, no need to book. Suggested donation £2.00 per family.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Learn Origami during the Haddington festival


Origami sessions with world class expert Dennis Walker. Dennis has been folding for over 35 years and joined the British Origami Society in 1986. Since then he has continued to fold and started the online Origami Database that allows people to search for origami diagrams on the web and also those that are listed in books. He is currently the editor of the British Origami Society Magazine and last year he was invited to American and Japanese Origami Conventions as a special guest to teach origami and talk about the database. He will be holding 5 separate sessions on Saturday 25th May, at 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Each session lasts about 45 minutes. Different models will be demonstrated at each session so participants may wish to attend more than one. The final session will be slightly trickier and will show a bit more of what is possible with origami. All the sessions are for adults and children but younger children (under 8) must be accompanied by an adult to help them fold. Tickets: £2.50 per person which must be bought in advance from the library. An accompanying adult plus under 8 year old counts as one. Tickets are not yet available for this Haddington festival event, but you may book a place in advance by contacting the library.