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August 2016
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Edinburgh International Book Festival

August 13 - August 29
Edinburgh International Book Festival,
Charlotte Square
Edinburgh, EH2 4DR United Kingdom
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This year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival explores the power of the human mind to imagine a better world and will feature more than 800 writers, poets, illustrators, politicians, journalists, historians, scientists, philosophers and playwrights from 55 countries. Explore all our events on the website: http://bit.ly/edbookfest16

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Lin Anderson – Book Launch

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

Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU
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Lin Anderson is launching her new book - None but the Dead Join in as she discusses her new novel. Lin Anderson is best known as the creator of the forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod series of crime thriller novels Tickets available from Dick Institute library.  Ask at the main desk.

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September 2016

South Ayrshire Annual Readers’ Day

September 4 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Carnegie Library,
12 Main Street
Ayr, Scotland KA8 8EB United Kingdom
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We’ve signed up a host of great authors for our annual Readers’ Day at the Carnegie Library in Ayr, and we’d love to see you there on Sunday 4 September 2016. You might know Dr Tom Smith as a regular contributor on the BBC’s Kaye Adams programme, but have you read his Seaside Practice trilogy yet? He’ll be on hand to tell you more. The award-winning poet and playwright, novelist and short story writer, Alan Spence, will be with us…

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Professional Registration and Portfolio Building plus Reflective Writing

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Airyhall Library,
Springfield Rd

Aberdeen , Scotland AB15 7RF
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The following course is presented in partnership with the CILIPS North East Branch. Professional Registration and Portfolio Building 10am-1.30pm This event is for anyone undertaking Certification, Chartership or Fellowship. The event will look at building portfolios, the CILIP VLE, a candidate's perspective, the role of the mentor and an overview from a CILIP Assessor. Reflective Writing 2-4pm Reflective practice is a valuable way of understanding how professionals can evaluate what they do in order to improve their performance in the…

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Bloody Scotland

September 9 - September 11
Various,
Scotland
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Scotland’s crime fiction festival returns in September, with a programme packed with murder, intrigue and fits of cunning. Located in a number of venues across Stirling in Scotland, the festival will be celebrating the best in international crime fiction with appearances from world renowned crime authors.

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£60

Metadata and Linked Data: projects, experiments and services in libraries

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation,
High School Yards, Infirmary Street

Edinburgh , EH1 1LZ
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The Cataloguing and Indexing Group in Scotland is pleased to announce our 5th linked data event, which will take place in Edinburgh on the 12 of September. This year we are delighted to welcome speakers from the British Library, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, the RDA Steering Committee, and the National Library of Scotland, with other speakers to be confirmed. Speakers will describe the practice and challenges of implementing linked data in a…

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NAG Conference 2016: Public and Academic Libraries –Learning and Working in Partnership

September 14 - September 15
Grand Central Hotel,
99 Gordon Street

Glasgow, Scotland G1 3SF
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NAG conference offers unique cross-sector networking opportunities between libraries, suppliers and publishers alongside a full programme of 11 papers, panel sessions, and the opportunity to attend two of the four workshops offered. We received excellent delegate feedback in 2015 and we hope we can continue to exceed expectations. Papers include: Rebuilding the Mackintosh Library collections: generous gifts, tricky insurance negotiations and lots of social media by Alison Stevenson, Glasgow School of Art Streamlining acquisitions services by Dorothy Atherton & Helen…

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Libraries Delivering Digital Inclusion

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sheffield Hallam University,
6 Paternoster Row
Sheffield, Scotland S1 2QQ United Kingdom
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Libraries have always helped to connect everyone in society with information and education. These days, that means digital channels are as important as books and publications. For those in our communities without digital skills - an estimated 12.6 million people across  the UK - there is a new role for libraries to support digital inclusion - through both access to digital information and digital skills development. Tinder Foundation is the biggest digital inclusion organisation in the UK, and the organisation…

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Knowledge Base+ Training Workshop

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
tbc,
Scotland United Kingdom
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Workshop purpose and who it’s for This free one day workshop is designed to help you get more out of KB+, such as managing current and past subscriptions, link resolvers’ targets and licences. This workshop is for you if you are new to KB+ or if you have some experience of using KB+ and want to learn more about advanced features and how to get more out of it. There is no cost for attending the workshop. Lunch and refreshments…

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Digital Champions Meeting

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Barrhead Foundry,
Main Street G78 1SW United Kingdom
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Quarterly meeting of our Digital Champions in Public Libraries group.

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£359

Channel Shift: Achieving Digital Innovation & Excellence

September 21
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Scotland United Kingdom
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Our Channel Shift Conference provides a unique forum through which to examine how to develop, promote and deliver integrated, omni-channel services in an accessible and cost effective manner. With technology continuing to evolve and organisations across the public and private sector looking to drive forward the development of new customer engagement and contact channels, the need to deliver successful, streamlined, digitalised services has never been more critical. As citizens become increasingly competent in new communication channels and technology, take this…

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Realising Ambition and Opportunity

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hamilton Townhouse,
Auchingramont Road
Hamilton, Scotland ML3 6HW United Kingdom
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The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC), in partnership with South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture, is holding an event to reflect on the first year of the National Strategy for Public Libraries in Scotland: Ambition and Opportunity. The Strategy has acted as a real focus not only for public libraries but also as an engagement tool for key stakeholders and partners to interact with the strategic aims and collaborate with public libraries to enhance the offer delivered in communities. We…

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CILIP Members’ Day and AGM

September 29
Scotland United Kingdom
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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

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 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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Imprint: 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 Patrol’…

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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: 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 with Graham…

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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

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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