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World Book Night- Richard Wiseman and '59 Seconds' 23 April 2014 19:00 - 20:00 2014-04-23 19:00:00 2014-04-23 20:00:00

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We celebrate World Book Night 2014 in style with Richard Wiseman, one of this year's 20 featured authors .Welcome to the new science of...

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Lindsey Davis- historical whodunnist! 1 May 2014 19:00 - 20:00 2014-05-01 19:00:00 2014-05-01 20:00:00

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Come hear Lindsey talk about her writing career, spanning 20 novels, featuring the Roman detective Falco, and her latest venture- a quick...

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Poems Aloud - Ryan Van Winkle 14 May 2014 18:30 - 19:30 2014-05-14 18:30:00 2014-05-14 19:30:00

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Poems Aloud in the Library! Do you have a favourite poem? Do you love hearing poems read aloud? Edinburgh’s Reader in Residence will be...

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Road to the Referendum 21 May 2014 14:00 - 16:30 2014-05-21 14:00:00 2014-05-21 16:30:00

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Not sure how to vote? As part of Adult Learner’s Week, this half day session will offer the opportunity to consider briefly some of...

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Ryan Van Winkle- Nothing but the Poem 21 May 2014 18:30 - 20:00 2014-05-21 18:30:00 2014-05-21 20:00:00

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Fancy a poetry chat? Come along to Nothing But The Poem: a relaxed and informal way to meet and discuss poems.  Join Ryan Van Winkle,...

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Author Event: Hazel McHaffie - Over My Dead Body' 21 May 2014 18:45 - 19:45 2014-05-21 18:45:00 2014-05-21 19:45:00

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Author Hazel McHaffie will be along to talk about her most recent book “Over My Dead Body”. Tea & Coffee available. Hazel McHaffie has...

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Val McDermid –‘Cross and Burn’ 22 May 2014 19:00 - 20:00 2014-05-22 19:00:00 2014-05-22 20:00:00

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Val McDermid is one of the biggest names in UK crime writing. Her novels have been translated into 30 languages, sold over 10 million...

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Adult Learners Week 2014: Book Cafe 23 May 2014 14:30 - 15:30 2014-05-23 14:30:00 2014-05-23 15:30:00

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Like books? Like to talk about books? Come along to the library, grab a cup of coffee or tea and talk to us. We can let you know how to...

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Chris Kent, graphic artist- ‘The Golem’ 24 May 2014 14:30 - 15:30 2014-05-24 14:30:00 2014-05-24 15:30:00

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Christopher Kent is an artist and writer based in the Borders and Edinburgh. After studying fine art in Bath and N. E. England, he ran a...

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Ernest Levy: a life in music 29 May 2014 19:00 - 20:00 2014-05-29 19:00:00 2014-05-29 20:00:00

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Join Times journalist Mike Wade and The Glasgow Jewish Singers in a musical celebration of the life of the holocaust survivor and cantor...

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Henry Dyer: the Japanese Art of a Scottish Engineer 4 June 2014 18:30 - 19:30 2014-06-04 18:30:00 2014-06-04 19:30:00

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Dr Rosina Buckland, Senior Curator responsible for Japanese collections at the National Museum of Scotland, will discuss the extraordinary...

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Hazel McHaffie- 'Over My Dead Body' 12 June 2014 14:30 - 15:30 2014-06-12 14:30:00 2014-06-12 15:30:00

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Join local author Hazel McHaffie talking about her latest medical ethics novel 'Over My Dead Body'.  Carole Beacham is in her mid-sixties...

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Waverley and Walter Scott: celebrate the 200th anniversary of publication with Stuart Kelly 7 July 2014 19:00 - 20:00 2014-07-07 19:00:00 2014-07-07 20:00:00

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Come celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Waverley, Walter Scott's first novel, published 7 July 1814.  Stuart Kelly,...

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Ian Gow - `Scotland's Lost Houses' 24 September 2014 18:30 - 19:30 2014-09-24 18:30:00 2014-09-24 19:30:00

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Join National Trust of Scotland curator Ian Gow as he talks about his book on Scotland’s lost houses, mainly lost through dry rot, mining...

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Karen Campbell & Korean Writers- Kim Insuk, Han Kang 10 April 2014 19:00 - 20:00

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Edinburgh Libraries are delighted to welcome Korean writers Kim Insuk and Han Kang along with Scottish writer Karen Campbell to our...

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Damian Barr- ‘Maggie and Me’ 3 April 2014 19:00 - 20:00

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Journalist Damian Barr talks about his acclaimed memoir Maggie and Me, a superb memoir of deprivation and survival written with a winning...

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The Scottish Divisions 1914-1919 26 March 2014 18:30 - 19:30

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During WW1 six divisions were raised in Scotland for the war effort: 9th, 15th, 51st, 52nd, 64th and 65th. This talk will explain...

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Independence Debate 20 March 2014 19:00 - 20:00

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Join a panel of writers discussing what’s ahead for Scotland as we prepare to vote in the Referendum on 18 September 2014.   With...

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BOOK LAUNCH: Learning from the Lasses: Women of the Patrick Geddes Circle 7 March 2014 18:30 - 20:00

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As part of events surrounding International Women's Day, this night marks the launch of Walter Stephen's new book Learning from the Lasses:...

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Rosemary Goring and her novel 'After Flodden'- an Edinburgh Reads event 20 February 2014 19:00 - 20:00

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Join Rosemary Goring, literary editor of the Herald newspapers and formerly of Scotland on Sunday, talking about her recent novel, 'After...

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Matthew Reilly -Edinburgh Reads event with best selling Australian author 30 January 2014 14:30 - 15:30

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Matthew Reilly is Australia’s most successful living author, an international bestselling thriller writer. Reilly has a strong following in...

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Fettes - Preparing for War 28 January 2014 18:30 - 19:30

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The Great War is often portrayed as a ‘loss of innocence’, in which young men who knew nothing of combat were suddenly plunged into...

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Annette Carruthers The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland: a history 16 January 2014 19:00 - 20:00

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Edinburgh Reads Join author Annette Carruthers (Senior Lecturer in the School of Art History, University of St Andrews) in conversation...

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Big Book Group Quiz 12 December 2013 18:30 - 20:00

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Come along to our annual Big Book Group Quiz - for ALL Book Groups in Edinburgh. Test your literary knowledge.   Teams of up to 6 people,...

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Scottish Rugby Internationalists Who Fell in the Great War 11 December 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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None of the other Rugby playing countries fighting in WW1 lost as many internationalists as Scotland. Their courage, teamwork and...

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Public Health and the Condition of 19th Century Edinburgh 10 December 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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Richard Rodger, Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Edinburgh, and author of books on the Edinburgh colonies,...

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Get the most out of your library - Central Library Guided Tour Multiple Dates

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Central Library Guided tour Get the most out of your library - Learn about Central Library collections, services and events Come to our...

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Ron Butlin- Edinburgh's Makar 5 December 2013 19:00 - 20:00

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Ron Butlin, appointed Edinburgh’s own official poet (or ‘Makar’) 2008, celebrates Edinburgh’s highs and lows in some of the most original...

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How to get published - a 'Publishing Scotland' panel discussion 30 November 2013 14:00 - 15:00

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Join a panel of authors, editors and publishers, courtesy of 'Publishing Scotland', and find out the best way to be published. Chaired by...

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Kirsty Gunn and 'The Big Music' 28 November 2013 19:00 - 20:00

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Join author Kirsty Gunn in conversation with Dr Jane Goldman of Glasgow University talking about her critically acclaimed novel ‘The Big...

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Colin Campbell Engine of Destruction: the 51st (Highland) Division in the Great War 27 November 2013 18:00 - 19:30

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Edinburgh Reads and Word Bank Autumn Season Join author Colin Campbell (former teacher of history, an MSP and SNP defence spokesman) for...

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Donald Smith- 'Ballad of The Five Marys' 21 November 2013 19:00 - 20:00

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Join author Dr. Donald Smith (Director/Edinburgh Storytelling Centre) in conversation with Gavin MacDougall (Publisher/Luath Press) talking...

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Scottish Baptists and the Great War 13 November 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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The speaker for this talk is Garry Ketchen. Garry is a Baptist Minister serving in Granton Baptist Church and Bristo Baptist...

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Dyslexia Awareness Week: Beyond the authors with Theresa Breslin 7 November 2013 18:00 - 19:30

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The first part of the evening is for all the family with Carnegie Prize winning writer Theresa Breslin talking about her writing which...

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Calton Hill - journeys and evocations 6 November 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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Stuart McHardy and Donald Smith, authors and storytellers, have followed up their 2012 book on Arthur's Seat with a companion volume on the...

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Dyslexia awareness Week: Beyond Sport 4 November 2013 18:30 - 20:00

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Paul McNeill, from the Scottish Football Association has his own personal story to share. Ron Fairweather and Fergus McNicoll, two great...

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Illuminated Letters 30 October 2013 13:30 - 15:30

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Illuminated Letters Glasgow Women’s Library and the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow are inviting women across the world to write...

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Building Stories: creative workshop for dyslexic upper primary children 29 October 2013 18:00 - 19:30

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 Edinburgh Libraries’ lead-in to Dyslexia Awareness Week   Cathy MacPhail, highly acclaimed Scottish writer of stories for children and...

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Christopher Brookmyre 10 October 2013 19:00 - 20:00

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Join best-selling crime author Christopher Brookmyre talking about his new detective novel 'Flesh Wounds' (third in Jasmine Sharp series),...

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Kay's Portraits: opening a window on a lost world 9 October 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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Edinburgh based writer and historian Sheila Szatkowski is currently completing a biography of John Kay (1742-1826). the caricaturist. Part...

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Songs of The Great War - People and Propaganda 9 October 2013 14:30 - 15:30

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Wendy Carle Taylor will explore a selection of songs from Great War. From calls to arms and militaristic propaganda to music hall parody,...

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Let there be Light at Central Library 28 September 2013 14:00 - 15:30

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For children, aged 8 - 12. Come and make a light-up model of the Central Library, in celebration of Doors Open Day. Central Library is a...

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Jane Harris - 'Gillespie and I' 12 September 2013 19:00 - 20:00

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Come hear bestselling writer Jane Harris talk about 'Gillespie and I' set in Glasgow at the turn of the 20th Century and her other award...

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Creepy Crawlies and Crazy Critters take over the Central Library 7 August 2013 14:00 - 15:00

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ZooLab Creepy Crawlies and Crazy Critters take over the Central Library! Lots of awesome animal fun with ZooLab in this brand new workshop...

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