Library Events

Libraries aren't just for reading! We have lots of fab events taking place in libraries across the Borders this month. Read on for more...

 

Book Week Scotland

 

See our programme below for the full guide of what you can see and do across our libraries from 19 - 23 Novemer!

 

 

 

 

Please see below a list of upcoming events in Live Borders Libraries:

BOOKBUG 
Date:  Thursday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 November 2018
Location: Hawick Library
Time: 10:30–11:00 (for babies 0-2 years)
Time:  14:30–15:00 (2-4 years)
Cost: Free
Join us for fun with songs, rhymes and stories for babies and toddlers. Please contact Hawick Library on 01450 364640 or Email: libhawick@liveborders1.org.uk

BOOKBUG
Date: Thursday 1, 8, 15 and 22 November 2018
Location: Innerleithen Library Contact Centre
Time: 10:00–11:00
Cost: Free
Join us for fun with songs, rhymes and stories for babies and toddlers.  Please contact Innerleithen Library Contact Centre on 01896 830789 or Email: libinnerleithen@scotborders.gov.uk

BOOKBUG 
Date:  Friday 2, 16 and 30 November 2018
Location: Kelso Library Contact Centre Library
Time: 10:30 -11:00
Cost: Free
Join us for fun with songs, rhymes and stories for babies and toddlers. Please contact Kelso Library Contact Centre on 01573 223171 or Email: libkelso@scotborders.gov.uk

BOOKBUG
Date: Friday 2, 16, 23 and 30 November 2018
Location: Melrose Library
Time: 10:00–10:30 (for under 1s)
Time:  10:45–11:30 (for toddlers)
Cost: Free
Join us for fun with songs, rhymes and stories for babies and toddlers.  Please contact Melrose Library on 01896 664171 or Email: libmelrose@liveborders1.org.uk

OPEN SPACES CREATIVE WRITING FOR MINDFULNESS & WELLBEING
Date: Friday 2 & 16 November 2018
Location: Eyemouth Library
Time: 10:30 – 12:30
Cost: Free – Booking essential
First in a series of six creative writing sessions with a focus on free writing and writing for mindfulness and wellbeing.  Booking essential as places are limited, for further details please contact Eyemouth Library on 01890 752767 or email: libeyemouth@liveborders1.org.uk 

GAMES CLUB
Date: Saturday 3, 10, 17 and 24 November 2018
Location: Hawick Library
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 (Term time only)
Cost: Free
Come along and play some role playing games, wargaming games and board games including Pathfinder, Warhammer, Carcassonne and more.  Game sets are provided and are suitable for 10-16yrs.  No booking required.  Please Contact Hawick Library at: libhawick@liveborders1.org.uk or phone 01450 364640

BOOKBUG 
Date:  Thursday 5 and 19 November 2018
Location: Jedburgh Library Contact Centre
Time: 10:30–11:00 
Cost: Free
Join us for fun with songs, rhymes and stories for babies and toddlers. Please contact Jedburgh Library Contact Centre on 01835 863592 or Email: libjedburgh@scotborders.gov.uk

HAWICK LIBRARY READERS GROUP
Date: Monday 5 November 2018
Location: Hawick Library
Time: 15:00 – 16:00
Cost: Free
Love reading? Enjoy discussing books? Want to be part of a reading group?
Following the successful first meeting last month, the Hawick Library Reading Group has now formed and meets again on Monday 5 November.  For further details please contact Hawick Library on 01450 364640 or Email: libhawick@liveborders1.org.uk

BOOKBUG
Date: Monday 5, 12, 19 and 26 November 2018
Location: Selkirk Library
Time: 14:00–14:30
Cost: Free
Join us for fun with songs, rhymes and stories for babies and toddlers.  Please contact Selkirk Library on 01750 726410 or Email: libselkirk@liveborders1.org.uk

SELKIRK LIBRARY READERS GROUP        
Date:  Monday 5 November 2018
Location: Selkirk Library
Time: 7.00pm-8.00pm
Cost: Free
Love reading? Enjoy discussing books? Want to be part of a reading group?
For further information please contact Selkirk Library on 01750 726410 or Email: libselkirk@liveborders1.org.uk

PEEBLES LIBRARY WRITING GROUP
Date: Monday 5 November 2018
Location: Peebles Library
Time: 10:30 – 12:30 
Cost: Free
Interested and enthusiastic about writing?  Want to be part of a writing group?  Come along and bring your ideas.  Meets on the first Monday of the month (unless a Public Holiday).
For further information please contact Peebles Library on 01721 726333 or Email: libpeebles@liveborders1.org.uk

CODE CLUB
Date: Tuesdays & Wednesdays throughout November 2018
Location: Hawick Library
Time: 15:45 – 16:45
Cost: Free – Booking essential
Code Club is FREE at the Library!  Learn how to make computer games, Websites and animations.  On Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3.45-4.45pm.  Suitable for 9-11yrs.  Booking essential as spaces are limited.  Please contact Hawick Library on 01450 364640 or email: libhawick@liveborders1.org.uk

GET CLICKING SESSIONS
Date:  Every Tuesday
Location: Hawick Library
Time: 9:15-10:30
Cost: Free – Booking essential
Computer learning classes aimed at the complete beginner. Booking essential.  Contact Hawick Library on 01450 364640 or email libhawick@liveborders1.org.uk

BOOKBUG
Date: Tuesday 6, 13, 20 and 27 November 2018
Location: Burgh Hall, Peebles
Time: 10:00–10:30
Cost: Free
Join us for fun with songs, rhymes and stories for babies and toddlers.  Please contact Peebles Library on 01721 726333 or Email: libpeebles@liveborders1.org.uk


STITCH AND CHAT CRAFT GROUP
Date: Tuesday 6, 13, 20 and 27 November 2018
Location: Galashiels Library
Time: 10:00-12:00
Cost: Free
Stitch and Chat are a craft group that meet every Tuesday at Galashiels Library. Bring your own work, share skills and meet people. New members always welcome. Contact Galashiels Library on 01896 664170 or email libgalashiels@liveborders1.org.uk for more information.


GET CLICKING SESSIONS
Date: Every Tuesday
Location: Galashiels Library
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Cost: Free – booking essential
Computer learning classes aimed at the complete beginner.  Booking essential.  Contact Galashiels Library on 01896 664170 or email libgalashiels@liveborders1.org.uk


GET SURFING SESSIONS
Date:  Every Wednesday
Location: Hawick Library
Time: 9:15-10:30
Cost: Free – booking essential
Computer learning classes aimed at the complete beginner. Booking essential.  Contact Hawick Library on 01450 364640 or email libhawick@liveborders1.org.uk

DUNS LIBRARY READERS GROUP        
Date: Wednesday 7 November 2018
Location: Duns Library Contact Centre
Time: 10:00 -11:15 and 11:45 – 13:00
Cost: Free
Love Reading? Enjoy discussing books? Want to be part of a reading group?
For more information contact Duns Library Contact Centre on 01361 882622 or Email: libduns@scotborders.gov.uk   

RNIB DROP-IN SESSION
Date: Tuesday 13 November 2018
Location: Peebles Library
Time: 13:00-14:30
Cost: Free
Come along to this drop-in session to:
Discuss any concerns or needs you have as a result of sight loss.
Pick up leaflets & information.
Try a small range of daily living equipment.
For further information please contact Alison Paton-Day tel: 07771940387
Email: Alison.patonday@rnib.org.uk

FRIENDS OF KELSO LIBRARY    
Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018
Location: Kelso Library Contact Centre
Time: 14:15
Cost: Entry by donation
The Friends of Kelso Library will be hosting a talk by Charlie Robertson who will be talking about ‘The Kelso High School Memories Project’ and Book. Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be served.  Contact Kelso Library Contact Centre on 01573 223171 or email libkelso@scotborders.gov.uk

RNIB DROP-IN SESSION
Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018
Location: Hawick Library
Time: 10:00-11:30
Cost: Free
Come along to this drop-in session to:
Discuss any concerns or needs you have as a result of sight loss.
Pick up leaflets & information.
Try a small range of daily living equipment.
For further information please contact Alison Paton-Day tel: 07771940387
Email: Alison.patonday@rnib.org.uk


BOOKBUG
Date:  Thursday 15 and 22 November 2018
Location: Galashiels Library
Time: 10:00 -10:30
Cost: Free
Join us for fun with songs, rhymes and stories for babies and toddlers.  To book a place contact Galashiels Library on 01896 664170 or Email: libgalashiels@liveborders1.org.uk 


PEEBLES LIBRARY JUNIOR READING GROUP (P5-P7)
Date: Friday 16 November 2018
Location: Peebles Library
Time: 14:30–15:30
Cost: Free
Interested in reading and talking about books?  The Junior Reading Group for P5-P7 meets the 3rd Friday of the month in Peebles Library.  The group will be discussing ‘Awful Auntie’ by David Walliams.   For further information please contact Peebles Library on 01721 726333 or Email: libpeebles@liveborders1.org.uk

ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND ONLINE BANKING DROP-IN SESSION
Date: Friday 16 November 2018
Location: Eyemouth Library
Time: 14:30 – 16:30
Cost: Free
In advance of their Eyemouth branch closing, Royal Bank of Scotland will be providing advice on safe and effective banking online.  For further details, please contact Eyemouth Library on 01890 752767 or email: libeyemouth@liveborders1.org.uk

RNIB DROP-IN SESSION
Date: Monday 19 November 2018
Location: Galashiels Library
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Cost: Free
Come along to this drop-in session to:
Discuss any concerns or needs you have as a result of sight loss.
Pick up leaflets & information.
Try a small range of daily living equipment.
Please contact Galashiels Library on 01896 664170 or email libgalashiels@liveborders1.org.uk

INNERLEITHEN TUESDAY BOOK GROUP
Date: Tuesday 20 November 2018
Location: Innerleithen Library Contact Centre
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Cost: Free
Read the chosen book then come along to join in the discussion.
Join others interested in reading to discuss books in this informal setting.  The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  The group will be discussing ‘The Quality of Silence’ by Rosamund Lupton on Tuesday 20 November.  For further information please contact Innerleithen Library Contact Centre on 01996 830789 or Email: libinnerleithen@scotborders.gov.uk

STORY CATCHERS WORKSHOP
Date: Tuesday 20 November 2018
Location: Peebles Library
Time: 15:45 - 17:45
Cost: £2.00 – Booking essential
Cartoon workshop for children 8-11 years old.  Come and create your own cartoon characters and bring to life with animation. Part of the read-a-licious Children’s Book Festival 2018. Booking essential please contact Peebles Library on 01721 726333 or Email: libpeebles@liveborders1.org.uk

PEEBLES LIBRARY READING GROUP
Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018
Location: Peebles Library
Time: 10:30–11:30
Cost: Free
Love reading?  Enjoy discussing books? Want to be part of a reading group?  The group will be discussing ‘Fair Helen’ by Andrew Greig on 21 November.
For further information please contact Peebles Library on 01721 726333 or Email: libpeebles@liveborders1.org.uk

BOOGIE WITH BOOKS
Date: Thursday 22 November 2018
Location: Peebles Library
Time: 10:30–11:00
Cost: £2.00 – Booking essential
A creative movement and play workshop for wee ones aged 18 months – 3 years based on their favourite story books.  Part of the read-a-licious Children’s Book Festival 2018.  Booking essential contact Eastgate Theatre Online, in person at the Eastgate or by phone on 01721 725777

GALASHIELS LIBRARY BOOK GROUP
Date: Monday 26 November 2018
Location: Galashiels Library
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Cost: Free
Interested in joining a Book Group? Galashiels Library reading group meets at the Library on the last Monday of every month. New Members welcome. If you would like more information contact Galashiels Library on 01896 664170 or email libgalashiels@liveborders1.org.uk

RNIB DROP-IN SESSION
Date: Monday 26 November 2018
Location: Selkirk Library
Time: 11:00-12:30
Cost: Free
Come along to this drop-in session to:
Discuss any concerns or needs you have as a result of sight loss.
Pick up leaflets & information.
Try a small range of daily living equipment.
For further information please contact Alison Paton-Day tel: 07771940387
Email: Alison.patonday@rnib.org.uk

KELSO LIBRARY READERS GROUP        
Date: Tuesday 27 November 2018
Location: Kelso Library Contact Centre
Time: 14:15
Cost: Free
Love reading? Enjoy discussing books? Want to be part of a reading group?
For more information contact Kelso Library Contact Centre on 01573 223171 or Email: libkelso@scotborders.gov.uk   

HEARING AID REPAIR DROP-IN SESSION
Date: Friday 30 November 2018
Location: Eyemouth Library
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Cost: Free
Come along to this volunteer-run drop-in session providing basic help with hearing aid maintenance, including:
o Battery replacement
o Hook replacement
o Re-tubing & ear-mould adjustment
o General enquiries about hearing aid care
Please contact Eyemouth Library on 01890 752767 or email: libeyemouth@liveborders1.org.uk

We are looking for donations of LEGO to start a Lego Club! If you're able to give, please drop off any donations at your local Library