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Celebrate Aberdeen at the Central Library

Saturday 30 - Sunday 31 August

 As part of the Celebrate Aberdeen Festival, we will be holding a variety of free and entertaining events and activities during the weekend of 30-31 August.  Celebrate Aberdeen In addition to normal opening hours, all departments of the Central Library on Rosemount Viaduct will be open for the festival on Sunday 31 August from 12-4pm and will offer the usual range of services. 

From local history talks to musical performances, there's something for everyone at the Central Library during the festival.  Download our Celebrate Aberdeen Programme or pick one up from any of the 17 libraries across the city.

Don't forget to visit our stall on the Viaduct on Saturday or in the Union Terrace Gardens on Sunday to take part in fun activities like Doric Tombola! 

Celebrate the Wild Dolphins with the Lord Provost of Aberdeen

Saturday 30 August, 12pm

 Aberdeen City Libraries will welcome the Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Councillor George Adam, to the Central Library on Saturday 30 August at 12pm to unveil the library service's very own Wild Dolphins miniature sculpture.  Donna's Dolphins artwork

The dolphin has been beautifully decorated by local artist Gabrielle Reith to mark Aberdeen City Libraries' involvement in the project and will be permanently displayed in the Central Children's Library after the unveiling. 

The Lord Provost will also launch our 'Name the Dolphin' competition so don't forget to put your ideas forward when you visit the Central Library this weekend!

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 or telephone 01224 652547 to book a place on the free tours.

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 to book an individual session with our Business & Enterprise Librarian. 

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