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What's On at Orkney Library & Archive

 

 

Orkney Library & Archive holds regular events throughout the year so, whether you live in Orkney or are just visiting, you should find something of interest for every age group. Some events even happen online so you can join in from wherever you are in the world.

 

Our forthcoming events are:

 

24 September 2016

 

Saturday Book Club

Saturday Book Club runs in Kirkwall and reads fiction and non-fiction in a variety of genres. Each meeting begins at 2.30pm and lasts about an hour. This Saturday Book Club meeting will be held in the Carnegie Room. Come along to discuss or find out what members thought about The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink. Cathy visited Orkney Library & Archive during Book Week Scotland 2015 to talk about her book.

 

1 October 2016

 

Saturday Slaughters book club - Stromness

The Stromness Saturday Slaughters Book Club, a group for lovers of crime fiction, will meet in the Warehouse Buildings at 2.30pm. This will be the first meeting after a summer break and everyone is welcome. The title for discussion is The Reaper by Steven Dunne.

 

3 October 2016

 

Yap & Yarn - Kirkwall

Yap & Yarn is the name of our library knitting group which meets in Kirkwall and Stromness on alternate Monday evenings over the winter months. In Kirkwall the group meets in the foyer of the Orkney Library & Archive between 5pm and 7pm. The sessions are very informal and everyone is welcome to come along and work on their own projects, mingle with other knitters, swap patterns and share tips and techniques while enjoying a cuppa. Anyone who would like to learn how to knit or crochet is also very welcome to come along for help and advice.

 

Hurricane Book Club meets Ann Cleeves - Stromness

This special meeting of the Hurricane Book Club will start at 3.00pm in Stromness Library and will welcome Ann Cleeves, author, to discuss her new novel in the Shetland series, Cold Earth. This event is free but booking is required as we have a limited number of copies available. To book your place please telephone either Stromness or Kirkwall Library.

 

Ann Cleeves at Kirkwall Library - SOLD OUT

Author Ann Cleeves will be visiting Kirkwall Library to talk about her new novel Cold Earth, the latest in the Shetland series, and to celebrate it being her 30th book in 30 years. The event will start at 7.00pm and tickets cost £2.00. You can book your place by phoning us at either Kirkwall or Stromness Library.

 

10 October 2016

 

Yap & Yarn - Stromness

Yap & Yarn is the name of our library knitting group which meets in Kirkwall and Stromness on alternate Monday evenings over the winter months. In Stromness the group meets in the foyer of the Warehouse Buildings between 5pm and 7pm. The sessions are very informal and everyone is welcome to come along and work on their own projects, mingle with other knitters, swap patterns and share tips and techniques while enjoying a cuppa. Anyone who would like to learn how to knit or crochet is also very welcome to come along for help and advice.

 

12 October 2016

 

Kirkwall Poetry Reading Group

The Kirkwall Poetry Reading Group meets between 1.00pm and 2.00pm in the Carnegie Room on the second Wednesday of every month. Supporters bring along poems on a specific theme to read out, share and discuss. You're also welcome to come along and just listen to the poems others have chosen. Poems should be by other poets and not ones you have written yourself. If you enjoy poetry and like the sound of what the group does then do come along and be assured of a warm welcome. The theme for October is 'flowers'.

 

15 October 2016

 

Saturday Slaughters book club - Kirkwall

Saturday Slaughters Book Club, a group for lovers of crime fiction, will meet in the Carnegie Room at 2.30pm. The title for discussion this month is The Turning Tide by Brooke Magnanti.

 

19 October 2016

 

Alanna Knight visits Kirkwall Library

Author Alanna Knight, named as one of The Times' “100 Masters of Crime”, is a leading writer of historical crime fiction, as well as romance, thrillers, historical novels and non-fiction works. She will be visiting Kirkwall Library to talk about her writing. The event will start at 3.00pm in the MacGillivray Room and tickets cost £2.00. You can book your place by phoning or visiting us at either Kirkwall or Stromness Library.

 

22 October 2016

 

Sara Bailey visits Kirkwall Library

Local author Sara Bailey will visit Kirkwall Library to talk about her writing and to celebrate the publication of her debut novel Dark Water, a psychologically intense portrait of adolescent yearning and obsession. The event will start at 3.00pm in the MacGillivray Room and tickets are free. You can book your place by phoning or visiting us at either Kirkwall or Stromness Library.

 

 

 

 

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