In response to demand from local Polish speaking mums (and grans!) Wester Hailes Library is starting a Polish rhyme time.
It’s a great opportunity for mums who have little English to enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the library, make new friends and maybe even teach traditional Polish rhymes to non Polish speakers.
The rhyme times, for tiny babies to 4 year olds and their carers, will take place on the first Friday of each month starting on Friday 7 September at 10.30. Here’s what to expect:
“The Green Pencil Award is surely one of the most important children’s writing competitions there is. Year after year it fires up children’s imaginations about topics that really affect us all. I’m very much looking forward to hear what the boys and girls will say about ‘Birds & Beasties’. I know it will be imaginative, thought-provoking – and, most of all, exciting!”
- Edinburgh Makar Ron Butlin
Libraries were well and truly gripped by Olympic fever over the past few weeks as our picture gallery shows.
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Granton hosted what we are pretty sure was the first Zumba class to take place in one of our libraries. The 4 to 14 year olds (and library staff) who took part found that keeping fit really can be fun.
We proudly present a Tales of One City first: an exclusive short story by local author Mike Nicholson and some of the children at Oxgangs Library – the result of their “Write a story in 60 minutes” session. Read on and enjoy…
No-one knew who the stranger was. If they noticed him at all, then they might have wondered what his bulging backpack contained. Perhaps they might have guessed in which countries his battered safari hat had become so bleached by the sun.
Drumbrae Library is now fully back in business as their power issues have been rectified and all computer systems and telephone systems are back up and running.
Thanks to all our customers for their understanding and patience over the last few hours.
A fantastic selection of new audio books have just been added to our OneClickdigital audiobook service. Over the next six months we will be adding new audiobooks every month to double the number of titles available.
New titles include:
Due to a power outage, Drumbrae Library Hub is currently without any telephones or computer systems.
Should you have any enquiries, renewals, or requests then please contact any of our other branch libraries who will be happy, and able, to assist you.
As soon as Drumbrae is back up and running we’ll let you know…
If, like us, you’ve been intrigued and excited by Susan Phillipsz’s Timeline sound art installation at this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival, we’ve got something else you might enjoy.
This Wednesday at Stockbridge Library Eden Undulata presents ‘Hearing Edinburgh’.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone hates homework. The key to successful homework is to doing it well enough to keep your teachers and parents happy, but quickly enough so you’ve more time for fun stuff.
So, what do you do when you get stuck with your homework? Ask your parents? Hmmm…