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Celebrate Book Week Scotland with Live Borders Libraries

Borders book lovers are getting set to enjoy the national week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.

Book Week Scotland (Monday 21 – Sunday 27 November) encourages people of all ages and walks of life to come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy the wide variety of literature and related activities on offer.

They will be joined in this celebration by Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators to bring a packed programme of events and projects to life.

In partnership with libraries around the region, local charity Live Borders are unveiling one of the most exciting schedules yet with Lin Anderson, bestselling crime fiction writer, Tom Murray, award-winning local author and playwright, Janet O’Kane, popular local crime fiction author, Thomas Clark, local poet and Selkirk FC Poet in Residence and Gemma Lubbock, local author – just published first novel, all taking part in events around the region.

Most events are free with an entertaining children’s programme also on offer, including partnership events with the Read-a-licious Festival in Peebles and class visits with the hugely popular Matthew Fitt and Marjorie Leithead.

Ewan Jackson, chief executive Live Borders, commented: “Book Week Scotland provides an excellent opportunity for people of all ages to discover all that is good about books and reading.

“The Borders has a proud literary heritage and it is great to see some of our best known local writers get involved.”

For more information on Book Week Scotland 2016 go to the Scottish Book Trust website at www.scottishbooktrust.com/book-week-scotland, where you can vote for your favourite book to screen adaptation, take the online book recommendation quiz or sign up for a reading dare!

Initiated by the Scottish Government, and supported by £200,000 from Creative Scotland, Book Week Scotland will be delivered by Scottish Book Trust.

Don’t forget to pop into your local library to pick up a free copy Secrets and Confessions – specially produced by Scottish Book Trust for Book Week Scotland.

See below for the full line-up of events:

 

Day

Event

Location

Booking/Further information

Tuesday

22 November

2 - 3pm

 

Dancing in the Mists of Time!

Discover a new novel by local author Gemma Lubbock – full of adventure and inspired by local landmarks

Hawick Library North Bridge St

Hawick

TD9  9QT

 

 

Please contact Hawick Library

 

Free event

Booking essential

Tuesday

22 November

2 – 3.30pm

escape into a book!

Find out more about Live Borders Libraries free e-books,                   e-audiobooks and e-magazines

Duns Library Contact Centre

Newtown Street

Duns

TD11 3AU

Free and friendly drop-in sessions

Tuesday

22 November

4 - 5pm

Comic illustrations!

with

Children’s comic writer and illustrator Adam Murphy,

creator of Lost Tales

 

Children’s event

in association with read-a-licious

Peebles Library

Chambers Institute

Peebles

EH45 8AG

 

 

Please contact

Peebles Library

 

£2.50 admission

 

Ages 7-12

 

Booking essential

Wednesday

23 November

10.30 - 11am

Boogie with Books!

for ages 12 months – 3 years

 

Creative movement and play based on your favourite story books

In association with read-a-licious

 

Peebles Library

Chambers Institute

Peebles

EH45 8AG

 

 

Please contact Peebles Library

 

Free event

Booking essential

Wednesday

23 November

2 - 4 pm

Keeping the Secret!

 

Writing Workshop Masterclass with bestselling Scottish crime fiction author Lin Anderson.

Learn how to keep your readers turning the pages!

For the beginner to the more experienced writer

Galashiels Library Lawyers Brae

Galashiels

TD1 3JQ

, Please contact Galashiels Library

Free event

Booking essential

Wednesday

23 November

2 – 4pm

escape into a book!

Find out more about Live Borders Libraries free e-books,                   e-audiobooks and e-magazines

Hawick Library

North Bridge Street

Hawick

TD9 9QT

Free and friendly drop in sessions

Wednesday 23 November

7 - 8pm

Selkirk FC vs The World!

Local writer Thomas Clark discusses his doomed love affair with football in his hilarious new book

 

Selkirk Library

Ettrick Terrace

Selkirk

TD7 4LE

Please contact Selkirk Library

Free event

Booking essential

 

Wednesday 23 November

6 - 8pm

 

Discovery!

A writers workshop with award winning local writer Tom Murray.

For the beginner to the more experienced writer

 

 

Melrose Library

Market Square

Melrose

TD9 9PN

 

Please contact Melrose Library

Free event

Booking essential

Thursday

24 November 10.30 - 11am

 

Boogie with Books!

For ages 12 months – 3 years

 

Creative movement and play based on your favourite story books

In association with read-a-licious

 

Peebles Library

Chambers Institute

Peebles

EH45 8AG

Please contact Peebles Library

Free event

Booking essential

Thursday

24 November 10.30am-Noon

escape into a book!

Find out more about Live Borders Libraries free e-books,

e-audiobooks and                         e-magazines

 

Galashiels Library

Lawyers Brae

Galashiels

TD1 3JQ

Free and friendly drop in sessions

Thursday        24 November 2 – 4pm

escape into a book!

Find out more about Live Borders Libraries free e-books,                   e-audiobooks and                         e-magazines

Peebles Library

Chambers Institute

Peebles

EH45 8AG

Free and friendly drop in sessions

Thursday 24 November

7pm

 

Discover the Research behind the Writing

Local writer Janet O’Kane discusses the perfect (fictional of course) murder and her forensic research

Duns Library Contact Centre

Newtown Street

Duns

TD11 3AU

Please contact Duns Library Contact Centre

Or phone Library HQ on 01750 726400

Free event

Booking essential

 

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