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Read the Past - Imagine the Future
Join Aberdeen City Libraries as we participate in the national adult reading promotion: 'Read the Past – Imagine the Future', which runs in libraries across Scotland until Book Week Scotland.
Starting on World Book Night with our special launch event, this year's theme will encourage people to celebrate the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology with a great read from their local library.
Designed to celebrate Scotland's rich heritage and diverse reading culture, we will be encouraging adults and young people to 'Read the Past – Imagine the Future' with exciting new and established fiction and nonfiction authors and books. There will be lots going in our libraries with events and activities across the city throughout the year.
World Book Night with Leila Aboulela
Saturday 22nd April at Aberdeen Central Library
Helping us launch this year's reading promotion in Aberdeen, award-winning writer Leila Aboulela joins us onWorld 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 and will be 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 LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk or call 01224 652500
You can also take part in the campaign by borrowing from the 'Read the Past – Imagine the Future' collections and enter the review competition. To enter, complete a review card available in your local library or tweet your review to @silvercitylibs. The winning review will receive £50 book tokens. Full Read the Past competition terms apply.
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