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Special Festive Offer on the Beach Ballroom 'History & Memories' Publication

 With Christmas fast approaching, make sure you take advantage of our special offer to purchase a publication about the Beach Ballroom, 'History & Memories 1929-2009' at the seasonal price of just 10.00 (RRP 14.50).  A Christmas Card free pack of Beach Ballroom Christmas Cards (RRP 2.95) is also included in the price.

Pop into the Central Library to pick up your copy now.  Offer only valid before Christmas and while stocks last.  Christmas cards are also available to buy separately from the Central Library.

Christmas Fun at Kaimhill Library

Tuesday 16 December, 3.15-3.45pm

Join us for some festive fun at Kaimhill Library with stories, games and crafts for children aged 4-8.  This event is free but booking is essential, please phone 01224 498160 or e-mail KaimhillLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk to book. 

Intellectual Property Advice Clinics

Monthly, next clinic Wednesday 17 December at the Central Library

 In partnership with local patent attorneys, Aberdeen City Libraries will hold free advice PATLIB Logo clinics offering one-to-one consultations with a registered patent attorney and a chance to discuss any ideas you may have for new products or brands. 

The sessions are completely confidential and all attorneys are members of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.  The next clinics will take place on Wednesday 17 December and are held monthly.  Booking is essential.  Phone 01224 652511 or Email InformationCentre@aberdeencity.gov.uk for more information or to book a session.

Altered Books Display

Airyhall Library, 1 - 15 December 

 As part of the Luminate Festival we held a free altered books workshop in October with Edinburgh based artist, Isabell Buenz. Participants took disused Altered Books 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  next few months so make sure you pop in for a look!

'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.

Your Views on Scottish Public Libraries: Informing a national strategy 

  Scottish Library & Information Council logo

Public libraries are changing. The opportunities offered by digital technology and the challenges of reduced local budgets make 'business as usual' increasingly unsustainable. The National Strategy for Scottish Public Libraries Working Group has been tasked with the development of a national strategy for Scotland's public libraries.

To get this right, we need your views.

To find out how to submit your opinion to the Working Group click on the Your Views on Scottish Public Libraries link.

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 InformationCentre@aberdeencity.gov.uk 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

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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!

 Audit on Quality Childcare Provision in Aberdeen

 Is childcare provision in Aberdeen City meeting your needs?

It is a requirement of the new Children and Young People Act (Scotland) 2014 that Local Authorities consult and plan in relation to the provision of day care and out of school care. Click here for more information.

It is very important that as many parents/carers as possible take the survey before 5pm on Friday 19 December.

Please add your postcode to question 5 of the survey, available at the link above.

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