This May libraries are marking the centenary of the death of The Great Lafayette with some magical events:
Piershill Library are having a ‘Magical Morning’ on Saturday 14th May.
Ian Robertson and Gordon Rutter, authors of The Death and Life of the Great Lafayette, will be popping into the library to promote their book, answer questions about The Great Lafayette and to sign copies. Everyone’s welcome!
From 10am to 10.30am we will conjure up a stupendous storytime with Jim on his magic story rug. Then from 10.30am to 11.30am Mick Magic will be coming to the library to perform some marvellous magic tricks.
To round things off why not try your hand at our fantastic craft event from 11.30am to 12 noon?
All events are free, and children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a parent/carer over 12 years old.
Over at Moredun Library we’ll have a display of magic books and films throughout the month of May – including a life size replica of Lafayette himself! We’ll also have some mind bending optical illusions for you to try out.
Then on Wednesday 18th May we’ll host our very own Magic show when staff will be performing amazing tricks for the kids. The show starts at 6.30pm – not to be missed!
Gilmerton Library gets in on the act with the following events:
Select a book from the library’s darker side of magic collection and find out more about the magic of The Great Lafayette.
From Friday, 13th May until Tuesday, 31st May
Make your own hat-trick
Craft session for children aged 4 to 12. (Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent/carer over 12 years old)
Friday, 20th May, 2.15pm until 3pm
Gilmerton Library’s Magical and Mysterious Quiz
Fun competition for adults. Winning entry drawn from the magician’s hat will win a prize.
From Tuesday, 24th May until Tuesday, 31st May
Last but by no means least, there’s an intriguing sounding ‘Make your own magician’ craft event at Portobello Library on Friday 13th May from 3 – 4pm. Magic will also be the theme for Portobello’s weekly storytimes throughout May.