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Aberdeen libraries offer classes as part of adult learnerís week


Aberdeen City Libraries will step back in time to host two events as part of Adult Learner's Week (Sunday 18 May – Saturday 24 May).

A workshop which will help participants to learn how to trace their ancestors will be held at 2pm on Wednesday 21 May at Airyhall Library, Springfield Road, Aberdeen.

Family History On The Web workshop is a free one hour course which will introduce and demonstrate the strengths of a number of online genealogical resources including Findmypast, the British Newspaper Archive, the National Library of Scotland Maps and more.

The course will also look at how these resources can be accessed through the library service. At the end of the hour there will be the opportunity to ask further questions and look at specific family history enquiries.

Spaces are limited so please contact Airyhall Library, telephone (01224) 310536 or email to book a place on the workshop.

A Pictures of the Past session which will use old photographs to take a trip down memory lane will be held at 2.30pm on Friday 23 May at Culter Library, North Deeside Road, Aberdeen.

A short talk using Aberdeen City Libraries digital photographic archives - The Silver City Vault and SCRAN to travel back to Aberdeen in the 50s and 60s will be followed by an opportunity to explore the archive and add your own memories during the hour-long event.

To book a place please contact Culter Library, telephone (01224) 732587 or email

Helen Adair, learning development manager, at Aberdeen City Libraries, said: "Aberdeen City Libraries is proud to participate once again in Adult Learners' Week, the UK's largest annual festival of learning.

"Our free workshops will enable adults to find out more about local and family history while building confidence in their computer skills, regardless of age and previous education, and are an example of the many lifelong learning opportunities available in libraries across the city."