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September 2016

CILIP Members’ Day and AGM

September 29

We hope that you can join us at Leeds City Museum on Thursday 29 September for CILIP Members’ Day and AGM 2016. The theme for the day is ‘Getting it right: user needs and customer service’ Programme includes: Guest speaker Neil Infield from the British Library’s Business and IP Centre the CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award the UKeiG Information Manager of the Year award celebration of member achievement formal AGM business Full programme:  cilip.org.uk/agm16/programme Register: cilip.org.uk/agm16/registration Guide to the AGM:…

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October 2016

Libraries Showcase Clydebank’s Past

October 3 @ 9:30 am - November 5 @ 7:55 pm
Provost Douglas McAllister with Clydebank's 130 year anniversary exhibition.

Clydebank’s libraries are set to take centre stage in the town’s 130 year anniversary celebrations. For five full weeks a photography exhibition depicting Clydebank through the years will tour the town’s libraries. The free exhibition is one of a series of activities planned to commemorate the milestone, which falls on Friday November 18th - the day a ballot to make Clydebank a burgh was passed in 1886. The exhibition, entitled Clydebank: 130 years, was unveiled at Clydebank Town Hall on…

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Meet the Author – Joanne Harris

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dick Institute,
Elmbank Avenue

Kilmarnock, Scotland KA1 3BU
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Imprint: 2016 We are delighted to welcome Joanne Harris, author of the much-loved international bestseller Chocolat, which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. Joanne studied Modern and Mediaeval Languages at Cambridge and was a teacher for fifteen years, during which time she published three novels, including Chocolat (1999), Since then, she has written 15 more novels, two collections of short stories and three cook books. Her books are now published in over 50 countries…

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Suffragette Stories – Ajay Close & Lucy Ribchester

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dick Institute,
Elmbank Avenue

Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU
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Imprint: 2016 Ajay Close, writer and award-winning journalist, will discuss her acclaimed historical novel, A Petrol Scented Spring which tells the story of the Scottish suffragettes and the prison doctor who force-fed them. A Petrol Scented Spring is a riveting novel of repression, jealousy and love, and the struggle for women’s emancipation. Ajay will be joined by Lucy Ribchester whose entertaining debut novel, The Hourglass Factory is set in 1912 - London is in turmoil and the suffragette movement is reaching…

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Gaelic Evening with Jo MacDonald and Gillebride MacIlleMhaoil

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Auchinleck Library,
Boswell Centre, 18 Well Road

Auchinleck, KA18 2JY
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Imprint: 2016 Join Jo MacDonald and Gillebride MacIlleMhaoil for an evening of song and reflections on the poems and songs of the Campbells of South Lochboisdale. The iconic Gaelic love song, A Pheigi a Ghraidh, is the best known of the Campbell family’s compositions but thanks to Jo MacDonald’s research, many previously unpublished poems and songs have been brought together in this new book. An evening not to be missed!  

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Railway Children Workshop

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cumnock Library,
Rothesay House, 1 Greenholm Road

Cumnock, KA18 1LH
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Railway Children Workshop For 5-8 years We are offering an exciting opportunity to explore the scenes from E. Nesbit’s much loved classic children’s book The Railway Children through the use of music and drama. Learn all about the characters from this classic story and blend together storytelling, music and drama to create your own mini stories – the perfect way to bring your imagination to life. Book at the library: 01290 427710

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Peter Hook, Substance: Inside New Order

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mitchell Library,
North Street
Glasgow, G3 7DN United Kingdom
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Peter Hook, founding member of both Joy Division and New Order, will discuss his new book Substance: Inside New Order at Glasgow's Mitchell Library on Thursday October 6th. The book is a no-holds-barred, comprehensive account of New Order’s entire history. Packed with outrageous anecdotes, every set list and 'geek facts' of every piece of electronic equipment used to forge the sound that changed the direction of popular music. Tickets are £9 each and available from www.ayewrite.com    

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Peter Ross – in conversation with Theresa Talbot

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dick Institute,
Elmbank Avenue

Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU
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Imprint: 2016 Peter Ross is a six time winner at the Scottish Press Awards and one of Scotland’s best feature writers. He has written for Scotland On Sunday, The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times and Sunday Herald and The Big Issue. Peter‘s weekly articles from around Scotland have been a sterling attraction for the readers of Scotland on Sunday for years. A selection of the best are collected in his book, Daunderlust. Each a gem of insight and wit,…

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Writing Workshop with Louise Welsh and Zoe Strachan

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dick Institute,
Elmbank Avenue

Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU
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Imprint: 2016 An invitation to all budding writers! Join Louise and Zoe to look at where ideas come from and how you can find inspiration on how to kindle your own imagination. We’ll also look at how to interpret your thoughts and put pen to paper to build a story – including tips for keeping the impetus going when that first flash of inspiration has died away. Louise Welsh is the author of several novels including the Plague Times trilogy…

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Meet the Author – Louise Welsh

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dick Institute,
Elmbank Avenue

Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU
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ImprintBook Festival: 2016  Louise is an exceptionally gifted award winning writer living and working in Glasgow. The recipient of several awards, Louise has written many short stories and produced features for many of the major British broadsheets. She studied at the University of Glasgow where later she became Writer in Residence for the University as well as the Glasgow School of Art. Not afraid to dip her toe in other ponds, Louise also wrote the libretto for the opera ‘Ghost…

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Craft Workshop…. Make a Memory Book with paper artist Rachel Hazell

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dick Institute,
Elmbank Avenue

Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU
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Imprint: 2016 Explore and practice the structure and creation of your own personal memory book and create mini-books, letters and postcards to go inside alongside Rachel’s expert tuition. Rachel has over 15 years of experience taking people on creative journeys. She has held creative workshops across the world – from palazzos in Venice to lighthouses in Shetland via Antarctica. Drawing her inspiration from the beauty of paper, the familiarity of a well-thumbed book, shorelines, flea markets and foreign cities; Rachel…

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Young Soul Rebel – An Evening with Stuart Cosgrove

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dick Institute,
Elmbank Avenue

Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU
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Imprint: 2016 Stuart Cosgrove comes from Perth, Scotland and is a television executive with the UK broadcaster Channel 4. A professional journalist and broadcaster, he was a staff writer with the black music paper Echoes, Media Editor with the NME and a feature writer for a range of newspapers and magazines. Stuart presents BBC Scotland's popular radio show 'Off the Ball' and lives in Glasgow and London.  He is also a rare soul collector and author of new bestseller ‘Young…

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Hugh McIlvanney in conversation with Graham Spiers

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Palace Theatre,
9 Green Street

Kilmarnock, KA1 3BG
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Imprint Book Festival: 2016 Once described as “the greatest sportswriter in the English-speaking world”, Hugh McIlvanney is garlanded with awards and held in as high regard by those he has written about as by his readers. He remains perceptive and passionate after six decades of travelling the globe to chronicle landmark sporting events, including 11 World Cups and 10 Olympic Games, in a career that has spanned generations of celebrated sporting figures. In what is sure to be lively conversation…

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Future Libraries Hackathon

October 13 @ 9:00 am - October 16 @ 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Scotland United Kingdom
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Libraries are reinventing themselves as digital spaces – a place where users can get together to communicate and create. Starting in Edinburgh on Thursday October 13th, the Future Libraries Hackathon will see multi-disciplinary teams of students, graduates and entrepreneurs work together to create technical prototypes of new products or services. Throughout the four day event participants will seek out a business opportunity and conduct user research, hand in hand with the development of a working technical prototype. The event will…

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SLIC Board Meeting

October 19 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Robertson Trust,
Roberston House, 152 Bath Street
Glasgow, G2 4TB United Kingdom
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CILIPS Autumn Gathering

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Glasgow City Hotel,
Cambridge Street
Glasgow, G2 3HN United Kingdom
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The CILIP in Scotland Autumn Gathering returns in 2016 with a new venue in the centre of Glasgow. Last year's event in the Beardmore Hotel sold out quickly so if you are keen to join us please book using the link below to reserve your place. This year's programme features a number of inspiring sessions and speakers. Programme so far:  - Marc Lambert, CEO of Scottish Book Trust; - University of Aberdeen Librarian and Director Diane Bruxvoort discusses 'The library…

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Mairi Hedderwick and Martin McCardie – The Story of Katie Morag

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dick Institute,
Elmbank Avenue

Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU
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Imprint: 2016 For families Author and illustrator, Mairi Hedderwick, talks about her most famous creation, Katie Morag, and offers some wry insights and observations from behind-the scenes of the multi-award winning TV series. Why did some Glasgow libraries ban Katie Morag in the 1980’s? And what is the story behind Grannie Island’s identity crisis? In conversation with one of the writers of the Katie Morag stories on CBeebies and CBBC, Martin McCardie, Hedderwick explores the enduring popularity of Katie and discusses life beyond the Isle of Struay to talk about painting,…

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HoPLS Meeting

October 25
The Robertson Trust,
Roberston House, 152 Bath Street
Glasgow, G2 4TB United Kingdom
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Quarterly meeting of the Heads of Public Libraries in Scotland Group.

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November 2016
€150

5th International Summit of the Book

November 2 @ 9:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm
Limerick Strand Hotel,
Limerick, Ireland
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The International Summit of the Book will be held in Limerick, Ireland, starting on Wednesday 2nd November. The two-day event, which is now in its 5th year, has gained international recognition over the years – attracting speakers from across the world. The theme of the 2016 conference is: “Words are all we have. The Book: History, Knowledge & Technology. The Voyage”. A Library of Congress initiative, the annual Summit is viewed as a global meeting of minds to discuss and…

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SLIC Annual Showcase and AGM

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Scottish Whisky Heritage Centre,
354 Castlehill
Edinburgh , Scotland EH1 2NE United Kingdom
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We are delighted to be holding our Annual Showcase and AGM event this year at the Scottish Whisky Heritage Centre in Edinburgh. All SLIC members are invited to send up to two representatives to attend. Booking details will be issued nearer the time.  

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Cartoon Drawing Demonstration and Prize Giving with Malky McCormick

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dick Institute,
Elmbank Avenue

Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU
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Malky McCormick the man behind "The Big Yin" comic strip among others will be giving a cartoon drawing demonstration and then presenting the prizes for the ‘Peter Pan drawing competition – Create your own character from Peter Pan (for ages P1-P4)

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Meet the Author – Quintin Jardine

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dick Institute,
Elmbank Avenue

Kilmarncok, Scotland KA1 3BU
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Book Week Scotland Quintin Jardine is the bestselling author of three much-acclaimed and best-selling series of detective novels; Bob Skinner, Primavera Blackstone and Oz Blackstone; each one a very different, but very compelling character. Private Investigations, Quintin Jardine's twenty-sixth Bob Skinner mystery, sees the Edinburgh sleuth plunged into a gruelling new case in which no score will go unsettled. Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner has uncovered his fair share of crime scenes over his thirty-year career. But few have affected…

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Knit 1 Bike 1 with Janet Renouf-Miller

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cumnock Library,
Rothesay House, 1 Greenholm Road

Cumnock, KA18 1LH
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Book Week Scotland Knit 1 Bike 1 is the story of Janet Renouf-Miller’s quirky, ten week cycle journey around Scotland. Textile artist Janet set off from Dalmellington in East Ayrshire to cycle 818 miles on a Brompton folding bicycle. Janet aimed to connect with fellow travellers, textile artists and interesting people around the country.  As well as drumming with a Samba band and sharing breakfast with the National Cycle Audax, she delivered 21 workshops on route.  Radio Scotland interviewed her twice…

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In Conversation – Hardeep Singh Kohli and David Ross + special guests Losing Ground

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dick Institute,
Elmbank Avenue

Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU
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Book Week Scotland Join David F. Ross, author of the critically acclaimed novel, The Last Days Of Disco, in conversation with writer, broadcaster and TV celebrity, Hardeep Singh Kohli as they discuss David's new book The Rise & Fall Of The Miraculous Vespas - described by Stuart Cosgrove as 'a madcap romp through the 80s with Ayrshire's greatest band. It captures a world of indie rock and attendant wallopers with hilarious élan.' Hardeep Singh Kohli is a broadcaster, comedian, writer…

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Imprint 2016 Writing Award Prize Giving

November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dick Institute,
Elmbank Avenue

Kilmarnock, Scotland KA1 3BU
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The Imprint Writing Award evening is becoming an event not be missed. The diversity and imagination of the shortlisted writers produce some wonderful surprises every year and we’re sure 2016 will be no exception. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a variety of Ayrshire’s most talented writers read from their own work in what is guaranteed to be an entertaining and inspiring evening. The winning entries will be announced during the evening and prizes presented by staff of Glasgow University’s…

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December 2016

Digital Champions Meeting

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dundee Central Library,
The Wellgate
Dundee, DD1 1DB United Kingdom
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Quarterly meeting of our Digital Champions in Public Libraries Group.

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