Where are the memorials and monuments to women in Scotland – the writers, doctors, mothers, factory workers and other women who made Scotland what it is today? From Shetland to the Borders, the Western Isles to Fife, women have made a huge contribution to national life in all fields and many are commemorated in various ways in towns, cities and in small communities.
Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland: Edinburgh
Edinburgh Central Library, 2pm – 4pm, Tuesday 7th August 2012
Time for a wee pictorial round-up of what’s been happening in libraries over the past few weeks.
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Looking forward to the Olympics, Sighthill’s scarily talented Knit and Knatter Group have been busy knitting some famous Olympians. We’re loving this Cathy Freeman.
Olympic fever took hold over at Granton as well, which hosted its very own torch relay for some Olympians of the future.
Newington Library proudly presents an evening of refined cello based entertainment by Islay Roberts.
Thursday 12th July, 6.30 – 7.30pm
Admission free (black tie optional)
The brief? Twelve Master of Fine Art Illustration students from Edinburgh College of Art were asked to create a piece of work inspired by Edinburgh Central Library – the building itself or the works within it.
The results? Impressive.
This should be interesting…
From today until Saturday daily performances of Love in a Library will take place in (where else!) the romance section of libraries across the city as part of Edinburgh International Festival’s year round outreach programme.
Through a selection of songs Love in a Library tells the story of a long-lasting unrequited love between a librarian and an avid reader and the moment they finally reveal their true feelings to each other.
Here in Edinburgh Libraries we’re very proud of our Japanese collections, so we’re especially pleased to be hosting a unique exhibition of modern Japanese art fans from the world renowned Ishizumi Company.
Interested in photography and Scottish history? Then come along to our illustrated talk showcasing the Scottish aerial photography collections on Scran.
The multi-talented Caroline Dunford will be running a series of writers’ workshops at Portobello Library on Monday evenings starting 19th March.