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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:

 

21 May 2016

 

Saturday Book Club, Stromness

Saturday Book Club in Stromness meets at 2.30pm and everyone is welcome. Come along to discuss Stargazing by Peter Hill.

 

27 May 2016

 

Bookbug toddler session, Kirkwall

Join Patsy for another of our popular Bookbug events, featuring song and stories to entertain and stimulate your toddlers. It will start at 10.30am in the MacGillivray Room and there will be tea/coffee and juice available afterwards.

 

27 May 2016

 

Bookbug session, Stromness

Join Sally for another of our popular Bookbug events, featuring song and stories to entertain and stimulate your babies and toddlers. The sessionwill start at 10.30am in the Warehouse Buildings and there will be tea/coffee and juice available afterwards.

 

28 May 2016

 

Elmer Day

Join us for Elmer Day!  Bring along your children in their most colourful clothes and listen to an Elmer story followed by craft activities. The event will take place in Kirkwall Library between 10:30am and 12.00pm and all are welcome.

 

28 May 2016

 

Saturday Slaughters book club - Kirkwall

Saturday Slaughters Book Club will meet in the Carnegie Room at 2.30pm. Come along to discuss Personal, the latest Jack Reacher thriller by Lee Child.

 

4 June 2016

 

Saturday Book Club - Kirkwall

Saturday Book Club runs in Kirkwall and Stromness libraries 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 Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen.

 

4 June 2016

 

Author visit - Sue Lawrence

Scottish cookery writer, fiction author, newspaper columnist and winner of Masterchef in 1991 Sue Lawrence will be at Orkney Library & Archive for afternoon tea on Saturday 4 June at 3.00pm. During her visit she will be discussing her new novel The night he left as well as her books on baking. Tickets for this event cost £3 each, which includes tea/coffee and home bakes. To book your seat visit either Kirkwall or Stromness Library, or contact us by email at library@orkney.gov.uk or by telephone on 873166.

 

8 June 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 June is 'crimes and misdemeanours'.

 

11 June 2016

 

Saturday Slaughters book club - Stromness

Saturday Slaughters Book Club will meet in Stromness at 2.30pm in the Warehouse Buildings. Come along to discuss The Leopard by Jo Nesbo. All are welcome.

 

 

 

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