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An exterior view of Orkney Library & Archive.

 

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:

 

27 August 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 Public Library and other stories by Ali Smith .

 

14 September 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 September is 'agriculture and farming'.

 

17 September 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 None but the dead by Lin Anderson, which is her most recent book and is set on the island of Sanday.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

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