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Woodside Library Temporary Closure

Woodside Library will be closed for essential building work from Thursday 14 May 2015 for approximately 10 days.

Books and other items can be returned to any City Library.

During the closure a selection of adult and children's books will be available at our 'Pop-up' Library at Woodside Fountain Community Centre from Thursday 14 May from Monday - Friday, 10am - 12pm until Woodside Library re-opens.

The nearest library to Woodside is:

Tillydrone Library on Pennan Road.  Tel: 01224 276975                         Email:

Open: Mon & Wed 10-7, Tue, Thu & Fri 10-5, Sat 10-1

For details of other service points visit our Community Libraries page or telephone 01224 652500.

What's On in Aberdeen City Libraries

Our latest What's On Guide is now available in libraries and other venues across the city. Pick one up or download the PDF of our What's On Guide to find out about library events taking place from April - June.

Make sure you never miss out on free library events by joining our mailing list. E-mail to be added to the list.

Celebrate Bookbug Week with Aberdeen City Libraries

18 - 22 May, various libraries

Take part in bedtime stories, songs and rhymes at free Bookbug Sessions across the city. Teddies are welcome and pyjamas optional! Bookbug Week 2015

Bookbug sessions will be held in the following venues throughout the week:

  • Cornhill Library Tuesday 19 May 2015 2.15 - 2.45pm
  • Central Children's Library Tuesday 19 May 10.30 -11.00 am (booking essential)
  • Bon Accord Centre Wednesday 20 May 9.30 -10.00 am
  • Bon Accord Centre Wednesday 20 May 11.00 -11.30am
  • Bridge of Don Library Thursday 21 May 10.30 - 11.00 am
  • Northfield Library Friday 22 May 10.30 -11.00am

For more information or to reserve a place at the Bookbug session in the Children's Library phone 01224 652507 or e-mail

Do you have a favourite bedtime story? As the theme of Bookbug Week this year is bedtime we're asking everyone to nominate their favourite story to read at bedtime.  Is there a book you loved as a child which you now read to your little ones? Or is there a story your children ask you to read time and time again? Please share with us by emailing

Bookbug sessions are suitable for children under 5 and their parents/carers.

Intellectual Property Advice Clinics

Monthly, next clinic Wednesday 20 May at the Central Library PATLIB Logo

Aberdeen City Libraries are delighted to offer a free IP advice clinic service in partnership with local patent attorneys. Don't miss this valuable opportunity of a one-to-one consultation with a registered patent attorney. Book now for your chance to discuss any ideas you may have for new products or brands.

Clinics are held monthly. Phone01224 652511 or Email for more information or to book a session.

Ancestry For Beginners Historical Image of Family Portrait - copyright Aberdeen City Libraries

Thurs 21 May, 2-4pm                         Aberdeen Central Library

Discover Ancestry, one of the world's biggest family history websites!

Our Local Studies Team will guide you through the process of using the online resource – available to access for free with library membership – to discover more about your heritage.

Learn how to search billions of names and thousands of records to unlock the story of your family's past at this free workshop.

Booking is essential for this free workshop.  Contact the Central Library on 01224 652500 or e-mail to book or for more information.

Get a Taste for Learning with Great British Bake Off's Norman Calder

Get a Taste for Learning Logo 2015 Aberdeen City Libraries and North East Scotland College will be cooking up a series of taster sessions in libraries and community locations across the city this summer.

Come along to a free session between 15 and 20 June to sample some European dishes and get a taste for the part-time college courses offered in learning centres in Bucksburn, Central, Cults, Kaimhill and Tillydrone libraries.  Image of Norman Calder - copyright Norman Calder

Special guest Norman Calder from the BBC television series The Great British Bake Off will launch the taster sessions on Tuesday 2 June, 2-4pm in the Aberdeen City campus of North East Scotland College.

Norman will demonstrate how to bake his famous shortbread and will share stories about his love of cooking and experience of learning later in life.

To book or for more information about this free event, contact Aberdeen Central Library on 01224 652500 or e-mail (booking essential).

Please note this event is suitable only for people aged 16 and over.

Find Your Target Market

Business workshop, Wednesday 3 June at the Central Library Target Image

Learn how to use online resources such as Mint UK and Kompass to make detailed sales and marketing lists, tailored to your business needs. Access to the premium resources is free to library members.

Aberdeen City Libraries' Business & Enterprise Service offers information and support to businesses, entrepreneurs and people seeking employment. Get in touch for further details about how the free service can help you.

The free workshop will be held in the Central Library from 6-7pm. Booking is essential, phone 01224 652511 or e-mail for more information or to book.

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