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Book Week Scotland 2012
Book Week Scotland, Scotland's first national celebration of books and reading took place from 26 November to 2 December 2012. Learn more about what happened across Scotland at www.bookweekscotland.com
My Favourite Place to Read Competition - closes 31 December 2012
There is still plenty of time to tell us about your favourite place to read. Write a short article or send in a photograph. Entries can be handed into any Library, you can post your entry on the Library Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Aberdeen.City.Libraries or e-mail direct to Ewan Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details of our events can be found in our Book Week Scotland Leaflet
The Library joined in the 100 Authors in 100 Libraries event on 28 November:
At Dyce Library John Fardell read his book 'The Day Louis got Eaten' to children from Dyce P2 classes. The book is on the shortlist for the Scottish Children's Book Awards Bookbug category. The children were asked to come
up with ideas for a story which they then illustrated.
Children from the P6 class at Loirston Primary School enjoyed a Wizard Wheeze with Rapunzel Wizard.
The day concluded with Dr. Fred Freeman speaking on the "Songs of Robert Burns" to an audience in the Central Library.
"Library Corners" appeared in the Central Library and community libraries. Staff created displays of favourite books they would like to share with our readers. Seen here is a display from the Central and Bucksburn Library.
Peter's Library Corner
The poster reads:
I would recommend these books because:
"In Russia book reads you"
Russia's History is unique and the insighr into the Russian way of life one can gain from looking at the country's literature - both past and present - is truly astounding, whether you are looking for surrealism, satire, romance, science fiction or something far beyond categorisation suac as Chekov's "Exclamation Mark" - Russian literature will not disappoint.
Children's Book Corner
The competition for "Your Favourite Place to Read in Aberdeen" is still running until the end of December. Please hand in a photograph at your Local Library, post it on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Aberdeen.City.Libraries
or e-mail to Ewan Scott: email@example.com
The displays listed below will continue throughout December.
Aberdeen's Early Printers
To highlight our historic collections we are displaying some of the works of Aberdeen's early printers such as Edward Raban, James Brown, John Forbes and James Chalmers held by the Local Studies Service. These will be on display until the end of the year in the Central Library.
Download the leaflet on Aberdeen Early Printers for more information
My Favourite Place
This exhibition in the Information Centre, Central Library highlights five pieces of writing from the book "My Favourite Place" a collection of writing about Scotland by the people of Scotland which was specially published for Book Week Scotland.
Using books from our historic collections it explores how the same places were represented by early visitors to Scotland. Find out how the staple diet of an ordinary Aberdonian was described by Francis Douglas in 1782 and who, in 1769, called the men of Deeside "thin but strong; idle and lazy" and the women "in general most remarkably plain".
The exhibition continues throughout December.
Favourites From Our Collection
Also on view in the Information Centre are some hidden gems from our collection, including travel guides beautifully illustrated by Jessie M King.
For younger visitors some of our collection of early illustrated children's books are on display, including the "History of the Horn Book" and "Baby's Own Aesop" illustrated by Walter Crane.
The exhibition continues to the end of December 2012
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