Scottish Borders


New Junior Library Card Design Competition

Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Free, ticketed
Children
Friday 1 December 2017 15:30

Live Borders Libraries will be holding a competition throughout October, to design the new Junior Library Card. There will be three age groups, with the lucky winners from each presented with their prizes at this award ceremony in Galashiels Library. The closing date for entries is Saturday 21 October.


Edible Book Competition

Eyemouth, Scottish Borders
Free, ticketed
Family
Friday 1 December 2017 15:00

Do you like to read? And also like to get creative in the kitchen? Combine both and enter the Eyemouth Library Edible Book Competition. Entry is open to all! Bring your book themed culinary creation along to the Friday afternoon judging session and find out who will be crowned the winner.


Treasures of the Earth

Hawick, Scottish Borders
Free, ticketed
Family
Friday 1 December 2017 14:00

Story teller Daniel Allison will entertain the audience with stories of mystery, magic and wonder from around the world. Filled with lively traditional stories from the cultures of East Africa, Scandinavia, Scotland and Siberia, woven together with music on didgeridoo, jaw harp, Tibetan singing bowl and more....


Improving your writing & prepping for publication!

Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Free, ticketed
Adults
Thursday 30 November 2017 14:30

Do you enjoy writing? Feel you would like to improve? Perhaps get yourself ready for publishing? Come to Galashiels Library where local author Dorothy Alexander will lead a workshop providing tips on improving your writing; answer questions; and give advice on preparing for publication. Author of The Mauricewood Devils, Dorothy has also written poetry, and regularly hosts workshops to help others develop their writing.


Tea and Coffee: Chats and Books

Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Free, drop in
Adults
Wednesday 29 November 2017 10:30

As part of the Book Week Scotland Events, take time out and come along to Galashiels Library's Tea and Coffee Morning on Wednesday 29 November. Chat with staff and find out what the Library has to offer: you may be surprised! No booking required, simply drop in anytime.


Getting Started with your Writing

Duns, Scottish Borders
Free, ticketed
Adults
Tuesday 28 November 2017 14:00

Have you always intended to write - but never quite started? Or have you the first draft of a manuscript you have been meaning to develop? This session will guide you through the basic steps of developing ideas, character and plot to help you get your writing underway. Join us with Margaret Elphinstone at Duns Library Contact Centre and start to enjoy the pleasures of writing.


Energised Lunches

Peebles, Scottish Borders
Free, ticketed
Family
Tuesday 28 November 2017 14:30

A presentation by You Can Cook Founder/Executive Director Bosco Santimano, on the foods and drinks that are beneficial for keeping your energy and health at optimum levels. Participants will learn valuable tips on staying healthy, while becoming aware of the health implications of the food and drink we consume every day - followed by a Q and A session. Just to put the icing on the cake, the health benefits and nutritional values of our workshops have been assessed by Food Innovation @ Abertay, University of Abertay, Dundee.


Winter Wonderland (indoor) Picnic and Storytelling

Peebles, Scottish Borders
Free, ticketed
Family
Saturday 2 December 2017 14:00

Come and join us in a magical indoor forest, for an afternoon of storytelling and crafts: the Macfarlane Hall will be transformed into to winter wonderland for all to enjoy! Bring your picnic, a blanket, and your favourite book (both adults and children) and sit amongst the trees. Along with storytelling, there's a craft corner and a family selfie studio, where you can tell us what your favourite books are! Suitable for families with children up to age 7: all children must be accompanied by an adult.


Scribbles in the Margins: The Eternal Delight of Books - Selkirk Library

Selkirk, Scottish Borders
Free, ticketed
Adults
Monday 27 November 2017 19:00

Impromptu bookmarks…inspecting other people’s bookshelves…the scents of pages…libraries…reading to a child; loving books is about loving stories, but it is so much more than that too. Here, author and broadcaster Daniel Gray gives us an energetic, impassioned and amusing gallivant through the delights of reading. In conversation with the poet Thomas Clark, Gray brings to life his recent book Scribbles in the Margins: 50 Eternal Delights of Books (Bloomsbury), and discusses why reading in bed is the height of escapism.

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