What's On at Orkney Library & Archive
Orkney Library & Archive holds many events, groups, meetings and exhibitions throughout the year so whether you live in Orkney or are just visiting you should find something of interest. Many of our events are even covered live through our social media pages so you can join in from wherever you are in the world. Keep a check on this page to see what's happening over the next few weeks.
Our forthcoming events are:
25 February 2017
Elly Griffiths Event - Kirkwall
Bestselling crime author Elly Griffiths is coming to Orkney Library & Archive to discuss her writing including her latest novel The Chalk Pit which is released in the same week. The event will take place on Saturday 25th February from 1.30pm - 2.30pm and is FREE but booking is essential.
27 February 2017
Yap & Yarn - Stromness
Yap & Yarn is 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. Find out more on our Yap & Yarn page.
4 March 2017
Saturday Slaughters book club - Kirkwall
Saturday Slaughters Book Club is a group for readers of crime fiction. The group meets in the Carnegie Room at 2.30pm. Find out more on our Book Club page.
6 March 2017
Yap & Yarn - Kirkwall
Yap & Yarn is 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. Find out more on our Yap & Yarn page.
8 March 2017
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 March is 'landscapes'.
11 March 2017
Saturday Book Club
Saturday Book Club meets every month in Orkney Library & Archive. The group reads both fiction and non-fiction in a variety of genres. Each meeting begins at 2.30pm in the Carnegie Room and lasts about an hour. Find out more on our Book Club page.
16 March 2017
Christopher Brookmyre Event - Kirkwall
Bestselling Scottish novelist Christopher Brookmyre is coming to Orkney Library & Archive to speak about his writing career. The event will take place on Thursday 16th March at 7pm. Tickets are £2 and booking is essential.
18 March 2017
Saturday Slaughters book club - Stromness
The Stromness Saturday Slaughters Book Club is a group for readers of crime fiction. The group meets in the Warehouse Buildings at 2.30pm. Find out more on our Book Club page.