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50+ Festival - Family History on the Web 50+ Festival Logo Workshops

Wed 3 September, 2pm at Bucksburn Library

Wed 10 September, 2pm at Tillydrone Library

These one hour courses will introduce and demonstrate the strengths of a number of online genealogical resources including Findmypast, The British Newspaper Archive, The National Library of Scotland Maps and more. The course will also look at how these resources can be accessed through the library service. At the end of the hour there will be an opportunity to ask further questions and look at specific family history enquiries.

To book a place at either workshop please telephone or email one of the  Community Libraries.

Explore the Central Library on Doors Open Day

Saturday 13 September

 Aberdeen City Libraries is participating in Doors Open Day this year by offering free public tours of the Central Library on Saturday 13 September.  The tours offer an opportunity to discover the history of the Central Library Central Library and explore behind the scenes of one of Aberdeen's architectural landmarks. 

Library staff will provide information on  the history and architecture of the building which dates back to 1892.  Participants will also have an opportunity to see how the library operates behind the scenes by visiting areas such as the reserve stock and library offices.  Don't forget to keep an eye out for the library ghost!

Tours will take place at 11am, 2pm and 3pm on Saturday 13 September.  Spaces are limited so booking is advised.  E-mail libraryevents@aberdeencity.gov.uk or telephone 01224 652547 to book a place on the free tours.

Media Sale in the Central Library

10 - 24 September

It's that time of year again when we sell some of our DVDs and CDs to make space on our shelves for the latest releases. A great opportunity to expand your permanent collection for less!

Get into the Commonwealth Spirit this Summer with Aberdeen City Libraries

 Together with libraries across Scotland, we're taking part in the national summer reading promotion 'A Wealth of Reading' designed to celebrate titles by Wealth of Reading Logo Commonwealth writers and books set in and around the Commonwealth.

Visit any of our libraries across the city between July and September, select one or more books from our Wealth of Reading Commonwealth Collections and enter the national competition to be in with a chance of winning a brand new tablet (the computer, not the delicious Scottish sweet delicacy!).

Taking part is simple: Describe the best things about the book(s) you've read in no more than 50 words and you could be a winner. Enter online at the Wealth of Reading website or fill out a review card from your local library before the competition closes on Tuesday 30th September to be in with a chance of winning.

If you're looking for ideas on what to read then check out our Commonwealth must-reads for inspiration!

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. 

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