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The_Kindness_of_Enemies Celebrate World Book Night with Leila Aboulela

Saturday 22nd April at Aberdeen Central Library

Award-winning writer Leila Aboulela joins us to celebrate World Book Night on Saturday 22 April at 2.30pm in Aberdeen Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct

Born in Cairo, brought up in Khartoum and now living in Aberdeen, Leila has plenty of captivating stories to share as she helps us launch this year's adult reading promotion 'Read the Past Imagine the Future!' which will be encouraging people to celebrates the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology with a great read from their local library.

Leila will be sharing stories of her own writing experiences and discussing how she creates her fascinating titles including: 'Lyrics Alley' and 'Kindness of Enemies'.

This hour long event which will include a Q+A, will be followed by a book signing with books available to purchase on the day.

Booking is essential for this free event. To book email or call 01224 652500

Diane_Hinds Getting Your Message Across

Monday 24th April at Aberdeen Central Library

Getting your message across. Free talk by PR specialist Diane Hinds of The Entertainment Bureau on how to deliver a focussed PR campaign.

Phone 01224 652500 or Email for more information or to book.

Monthly Events

Protect Your Ideas

Wednesday 19th April at Aberdeen Central Library

Aberdeen City Libraries offer a free Intellectual Property advice clinic service in partnership with local patent attorneys every month in the Central Library. 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.

Phone 01224 652500 or Email for more information or to book a session.

Power Up Your Business

Monday 27th March at Aberdeen Central Library

Join us at this free interactive worksBusiness and Enterprise at Aberdeen City Libraries graphic hop. Discover how to take the best advantage of your free access to our premium business eResources.

Phone 01224 652500 or Email for more information or to book a session.


We can help you protect your intellectual property at free fortnightly appointments with our IP Librarian:

  • Find out about patents, trademarks, designs or copyright protection PATLIB Logo
  • Source free advice/assistance in patent & trade mark searching

Sessions take place in the afternoon of every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month. Booking essential - contact Aberdeen City Libraries on 01224 652500 or to book a free appointment.

Treasures from our CollectionsAberdeen Central Library 125th Anniversary Logo

Runs until July 2017 in Airyhall, Central, Mastrick and Tillydrone libraries

Delve into a treasure trove of historical artefacts and manuscripts in Aberdeen City Libraries' Treasures from our Collections exhibition.

View the exhibition in the Information Centre in Central Library and on touchscreens in Airyhall, Central, Mastrick and Tillydrone libraries.

Find out more about the Treasures from our Collections exhibition and events on our Library 125 page and view the items features so far on The Silver City Vault.

Local History Workshops

Are you looking for Historical Family Portrait from Aberdeen City Libraries' Archive information to start digging deeper into the past? Our Local Studies Librarians can lead you through how to use these resources at free workshops.

Introduction to Family History - Wednesday 5 April, 2pm in Kaimhill Library

Develop your genealogical skills in using both digital and traditional resources to find out more about your ancestors.

Dig into the Past with Historic Maps - Wednesday 10 May, 2pm in Aberdeen Central Library (Mezzanine)

Delve into your family history and memories using our extensive map collection.

Workshops last for approximately 90 minutes with additional time at the end to practice. Previous knowledge of using computers is not required.

Booking is essential for these free workshops. E-mail or phone 01224 652500 for more information or to book.

Get in touch with Local Studies for further information on future sessions.

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