Mud Pies on Monday afternoons

Engaging activities for 2 to 5 year olds to discover nature and play and explore outdoors!
Come along to this 8 week course and find out about autumn wildlife, collect natural things in the woods, find out about and use them to make things to take home, play with toys and possibly the best bit have a (cosy) drink and biscuit outdoors!
Mondays 28 October to 16 December - 1pm to 2.30pm

Mud Pies on Friday mornings

Engaging activities for 2 to 5 year olds to discover nature and play and explore outdoors!
Come along to this 8 week course and find out about autumn wildlife, collect natural things in the woods, find out about and use them to make things to take home, play with toys and possibly the best bit have a (cosy) drink and biscuit outdoors!
Fridays 1 November to 20 December - 10am to 11.30am

Alchemy - Inspiring Art, Inspiring Science

The first exhibition in our new gallery showcasing work by local schools, colleges, arts organisations and artists presents work by Aberdeen school pupils inspired by objects borrowed from our collection during the Art Gallery redevelopment. This innovative cross-curricular project encouraged young minds to explore links between art and science through real artworks and artefacts which were displayed in school and brought to life through sessions with artists, our curators and University of Aberdeen scientists.

supported by CNOOC

Martin Parr - Think of Scotland

Martin Parr loves Scotland. The world-renowned photographer has been visiting for over 25 years, taking pictures the length and breadth of the country, from Ayrshire to Aberdeenshire and from Orkney to the Western Isles.

Presented for the first time at Aberdeen Art Gallery, 'Think of Scotland' explores leisure, landscape, food and community with Parr's characteristic twist.

Also on display is 'Aberdeen at Leisure', a new series of portraits of the city commissioned by Aberdeen Art Gallery to celebrate its landmark redevelopment. Will you spot someone you know?

KG Hypnobirthing weekend by Empower: Parenting Consultants

KG Hypnobirthing is a comprehensive antenatal course. Many women have anxiety around giving birth but this does not have to be the case. Our course will provide you and your birth partner with the tools and confidence to plan for the birth of your baby.

Weekend course: 26th and 27th October 10am-4pm.
Evening course: 7th, 14th,21st and 28th November 7pm-9pm

Our course includes: learning more about how your body works and your choices during pregnancy and labour; the role of your birth partner; addressing and releasing fears; breathing and relaxation techniques.

Book Week Scotland: Writing for Wellbeing with Helen Boden

Explore the positive benefits writing can have on your health and wellbeing through this creative writing workshop, led by experienced writer and tutor Helen Boden.

Helen will guide participants through a range of creative writing exercises designed both to explore health issues, and to create a sense of increased wellbeing, and share helpful techniques to use at home. This will include therapeutic techniques, but please note this is not a substitute for therapy.

Free Trademark Advice Clinic

Book a free 30 minute 1:1 appointment with a registered trademark attorney.  Access free expert confidential  advice, support and guidance on your business names & logos and also avoiding infringement

Advice consultations by phone and by Skype are available for booking as well as in-person consultations in the library. Please specify your preference when booking.

"Unusual Aberdonians" Book Launch

Incest, insanity and treason – just some of the subjects covered at this talk about Aberdeenshire’s unusual history.

The free event, which celebrates the launch of a new book on Aberdeen’s history, will feature stories on colourful historical characters from the North East. This is local history like you have never seen it before: intriguing, bizarre and stranger-than-fiction.

Book Week Scotland: Step Back In Time with SG Maclean

Have you ever wondered how authors can authentically recreate another time and place? Are you a writer looking for tips for your own work?

Delve into the past as SG MacLean gives an insight into the research methods she uses when writing her highly acclaimed historical thrillers.

This talk and Q&A session will be followed by an opportunity to have your books signed by the author.