Monday, 16 February 2015

BE ONLINE 26th February to 6th March



Being online can help you stay healthy, find work and keep in touch — with loved ones and the whole world. But if you’re not confident using the internet, it can be hard to know where to begin.

That’s where we come in! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never touched a computer or a tablet before, or if you just need help taking full advantage of what’s out there! We’re here to help you
be online!

Date/Time
Event
More information
Tues 24th Feb
10am-12pm

Finding a Job online
MUSSELBURGH LIBRARY

Set up an email account, write a CV, search Universal Jobmatch
Tues 24th Feb
10am-12pm

Family History Online
NORTH BERWICK LIBRARY

Access Scotland’s People—the
official Scottish genealogy resource

Tues 24th Feb
11am-12pm

Never been online—we’ll show you how!
GULLANE LIBRARY

See what the internet has to offer you—email friends and family, try online shopping—the list is endless.
Wed 25th Feb
1-3pm

Tablet taster session
DUNBAR LIBRARY

Learn how to download e-books and magazines all for free.
Thurs 26th Feb
10.30am-12pm

Tablet taster session
NORTH BERWICK LIBRARY

Learn how to download e-books and magazines all for free.
Thurs 26th Feb
11am-12pm

Never been online—we’ll show you how!
EAST LINTON LIBRARY

See what the internet has to offer you—email friends and family, try online shopping—the list is endless.
Thurs 26th Feb
11am-12.30pm

Tablet taster session
HADDINGTON LIBRARY

Learn how to download e-books and magazines all for free.
Thurs 26th Feb
2.30-4pm

Tablet taster session
PRESTONPANS LIBRARY

Learn how to download e-books and magazines all for free.
Fri 27th Feb
2-4pm

Coding for Kids
HADDINGTON LIBRARY

Ever wondered just how hard it can be to write your own computer
program—come along to find out.


Mon 2nd March
2-4pm

Tablet taster session for people who have a visual impairment.
WALLYFORD LIBRARY

Find out how modern technology allows everyone to access the inter-net.
Tues 3rd March
11am-12pm

Never been online—we’ll show you how!
LONGNIDDRY LIBRARY

See what the internet has to offer you—email friends and family, try online shopping—the list is endless.
Wed 4th March
10am-12pm

Finding a job online!
DUNBAR LIBRARY

Set up an email account, write a CV, search Universal Jobmatch
Wed 4th March
10.30am-12.30pm

Family History online
MUSSELBURGH LIBRARY

Access Scotland’s People—the
official Scottish genealogy resource

Wed 4th March
11am-1pm

Tablet taster session
TRANENT LIBRARY

Learn how to download e-books and magazines all for free.
Thurs 5th March
2.30-4.30pm

Tablet taster session
MUSSELBURGH LIBRARY

Learn how to download e-books and magazines all for free.
Fri 6th March
2-4pm

Coding for Kids
HADDINGTON LIBRARY

Ever wondered just how hard it can be to write your own computer
program—come along to find out.


For further information:-
phone 01620 820600 or email libraries@eastlothian.gov.uk

Pilot season at the John Gray Centre


Pilot Season: new activities

 The John Gray Centre, Haddington, is introducing a 'pilot season' of events in February and March that you can try out. Let us know which you would like to do more of, as a course expanding on the theme, and we will commission further workshops and events for later in the year. Pilot season activities will cost £5 (£3 concession), and fully commissioned series later in the year will cost £10 (£7 conc) per session.

 Coming up we have:





 All materials provided and no prior skills required! Free refreshments during break.
All except the last session are at 10.30–12.30, in the Star Room, John Gray Centre. Suitable for: Adults; young adults Advanced booking required: 01620 820 680 or at the library

Collage workshop with artist Kate Temple: Thursday, 26 Feb
Investigate how images are transformed through collage, and explore ways of manipulating, reworking, reinterpreting and reassembling found and collected images.

Kate(freelance artist from the National Galleries of Scotland) says:
We’ll be looking at different examples of collage - ie: Surrealist & Dada collage/Pop art collage/Cubist collage/William Borroughs and the cut up/Hannah Hoch/contemporary collage etc - and then participants would make their own works. We will investigate the transformation of the image through collage and explore ways of manipulating; reworking, reinterpreting and reassembling found and collected images. I’ll provide the source materials, and, if we hold sessions beyond the pilot, there will be scope for participants to bring along their own materials.

·         Creative writing with Helen Boden: Thursday, 5 Mar
To celebrate World Book Day, we will use the art on display in the museum as a starting point for creative writing. Writing prompts and exercises, constructive feedback and refreshments will be provided. Led by writer and experienced workshop facilitator Helen Boden. Equally suitable for poets, fiction or memoir writers, or complete beginners!

·         Jewellery: re-imagined and recycled, with artist Lindsey Hamilton: Thursday 12 Mar
If you hate to throw things away, here’s your chance to recycle your hoarded trinkets into jewellery. From old buttons and beads to scraps of material or paper, get creative and give them a new lease of life as part of your wardrobe. Materials will also be supplied (in case you’re not a hoarder or need extras!)

·         Natural objects workshop with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb: Tuesday, 9 Jun 6–9pm – special additional event
At this enjoyable workshop we will explore the hidden beauty of natural objects such as crystals, shells and plant forms inspired by our current exhibition of woodland art, ‘Remarkable Trees’. We will use a variety of materials, including collage and layering techniques, to create delicate drawings that express these intricate forms.