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Celebrate World Book Night with Aberdeen City Libraries and James Oswald!

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Happy World Book Night! To celebrate, Aberdeen City Libraries have invited Scottish crime writer James Oswald to Central Library tonight (Wed 23 April) to talk about his new novel "Hangman's Song" as well as his other writings.

James has been building up quite a reputation as a great new talent in Scottish Crime writing with his Inspector McLean series which is gaining rave reviews. Appearances on Richard and Judy's Book Club couch as well as in the local and national press are proving just how popular his crime series has become.

We would love it if you could join Aberdeen City Libraries and James to help celebrate World Book Night with this free author event. The evening will begin at 6pm in Central Library, there will be time for questions and books will be available to buy courtesy of Waterstones.

Spaces are limited so booking is essential. To book your place at what we are sure will be a fantastic night out email with your name and contact details or phone 652500.

Adventure in the Wood of Words

  Wood of Words is an exciting new online resource Wood of Words logo which aims to inspire writing in growing readers.  The website has lots of fun activities and interesting information on stories and books to encourage reading and creative writing among children. Library members can join using their library card number.

How to join Wood of Words

Central Library Staircase Closure

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The main staircase leading to the Information Centre on the second floor of the Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct will be closed from Monday 31 March 2014 for approximately two weeks due to essential building work. Access to the Information Centre will be via the lift which can be entered from the external ramped entrance or via the Adult Lending Department. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Aberdeen City Libraries 'Must Reads'

 Between now and World Book Night on 23 April we will be revealing Aberdeen City Libraries 'Must Read' Titles as recommended by our staff and library members.

One title will be revealed each day on our Facebook and web pages and we want to know your views!  Do you agree with our choices?  Have you read any (or all!) of the books featured on the list?  Let us know on our Facebook or by e-mailing and we will feature your comments online.

Scottish Local History Week - Commonwealth !

Sydney Harbour Bridge

As part of the Scottish Local History Week celebrations Dyce Library is hosting an exhibition:

"My Faither Built The Sydney Brig" - A celebration of the contribution of North East workers to the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 1 March - Wednesday 30 April 2014.

  • Venue: Dyce Library
                  Riverview Drive
                  Aberdeen AB21 7NF

 Details of library opening hours can be found here .

Library and Community Learning Service Review

Commputing For Beginners

 Aberdeen City Council is reviewing its library and community learning provision. This includes the work of the Library Service and Communities Team.

As part of the review Aberdeen City Council wants to hear from local residents as to what they think about the existing services available and how they feel the library and community team resources could be used better to meet community needs.

More about the Review can be found on the  Library and Community Learning Review pages.

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