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A Little Bit of Cinderella in the Library

Scottish Opera Pop-up Performance in Aberdeen Central Library, Saturday 25 October, 11am

 Touring Scotland this October and November alongside Scottish Opera's full-scale Scottish Opera production of Cinderella, this free taster is the perfect introduction for anyone new to opera.  Based on a form of Japanese storytelling, the stories unfold to a series of colourful illustrations, brought to life by a storyteller, singer  and two instrumentalists.

With a specially written score by Scottish Opera's Head of Music Derek Clark, this bite sized version of Rossini's much loved masterpiece is packed full of the dazzling music, comedic twists and colourful characters that have earned it a place as one of opera's most popular comedies.

The performance will take place in the Adult Lending Department of Aberdeen Central library and booking is not required.

Altered Books Display

Various Community Libraries, October - December 2014

 As part of the Luminate Festival we held a free altered books workshop in October with Edinburgh based artist, Isabell Buenz. Participants took disused and unwanted books and transformed them into sculpture and works of art.

A travelling display of some of the altered books created during the workshop, as well as some of Isabell's own work, will visit community libraries over the Altered Books next few months so make sure you pop in for a look!

Dyce Library: 20 Oct - 3 November

Cove Library: 3 - 17 November

Kincorth Library: 17 Nov - 1 Dec

Airyhall Library: 1 - 15 December 

'Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future' by Judah Passow

Photography Exhibition in the Central Library, 22 September - 30 December Photograph by Judah Passow

 Award-winning documentary maker Judah Passow has travelled the length and breadth of the country – from the Shetlands to the Borders - documenting Scottish Jewish life in the 21st Century.  The results of his work are portrayed in a unique photography exhibition displayed in Aberdeen Central Library from 22 September until 30 December.

'Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future' portrays Jewish communities across the country and captures the Judah Passow Photograph complexity and diversity of contemporary Scottish Jewish life. The exhibition was launched at the Scottish Parliament in April and has toured internationally and across Scotland, featuring in New York's Weil Gallery to coincide with the city's Scotland Week.  The exhibition will run in the Central Library from September until 30 December before moving on to the Street Level Gallery in Glasgow.

One-to-One Business Sessions

 Missed out on attending one of our 'Mint in May' workshops in Central Library? Mint Logo There are still opportunities to find out how much the premium business e-resource Mint UK, accessible free of charge in our Information Centre, can benefit your business. Contact us on 01224 652511 or e-mail to book an individual session with our Business & Enterprise Librarian. 

Scottish Children's Book Awards

October 2014 - February 2015

The Scottish Children's Book Awards are voted for entirely by children and young people across Scotland and are the largest of their kind in Scotland. The Awards have grown year on year; with over 38,000 children from all of Scotland's 32 local authorities voting for their favourite book in 2013

SCBA 2014 collage

Bookbug Readers (3-7 years):

  • Robot rumpus by Sean Taylor
  • Princess Penelope and the runaway kitten by Alison Murray
  • Lost for words by Natalie Russell
  • These books will be in the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Pack which is gifted to every child in Primary 1 during Book Week Scotland in November.

Younger Readers (8-11 years):

  • Precious and the mystery of the missing lion by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Attack of the giant robot chickens by Alex McCall
  • Pyrate's boy by E.B Colin

Older Readers (12-16 years):

  • Mosi's war by Cathy Macphail
  • Dark spell by Gill Arbuthnott
  • the wall by William Sutcliffe

All these titles will be available in Aberdeen City Libraries - the titles in the 8-11 and 12 -16 categories are also available to borrow in e-book format. You'll be able to vote for the one you think is the best in your local library - so get reading!


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