Library events

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATE

LIBRARY EVENTS PROGRAMME UPDATE

In response to the latest government advice on the coronavirus, Aberdeen City Council has today taken a number of steps to prevent further spread of the virus; protect employee and public health; and to ensure we can continue to deliver public services, especially to those who need us most.

Due to social distancing measures in place at Aberdeen City Libraries, we are unable to host events within our library buildings for the foreseeable future.

Therefore we are working on producing a series of digital online events which can be viewed and participated in from the comfort of your own home in the form of live and pre-recorded sessions.

The Council will continue to monitor and review the situation, taking account of evolving government guidance. Updates on the reintroduction of the full events programme and rescheduling of existing events will be announced when known.

If you have any questions, please email LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

Living Knowledge Network Presents: James Baldwin's America and its Urgent Lessons for Today (Virtual Talk)
Wednesday 24 February. 7.30pm

With Eddie S Glaude Jr. A searing indictment of racial injustice in America, inspired by the life and work of James Baldwin.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr of Princeton University follows the increasingly politicised journey of 'the poet of the revolution' James Baldwin, in the years from The Fire Next Time in 1963 to No Name in the Street in 1972. This was the time of the Civil Rights Movement, when attempts to force a confrontation with the truth of America's racism was answered with the murders of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
In his new book Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and its Urgent Lessons for Today, Glaude suggests we can find hope and guidance for our own times, a new era of shattered promises and white retrenchment. Mixing biography with history, memoir and trenchant analysis of our moment, Begin Again bears witness to the difficult truth of race in America. It is at once a searing exploration that lays bare the tangled web of race, trauma, and memory, and a powerful interrogation of what we all must ask of ourselves in order to bring about a more just future.
Glaude will be in conversation with Rob Berkeley.

Watch this free talk via the Living Knowledge Network website here.

 

Wild Women: Magi Gibson and Gerda Stevenson in 'virtual conversation'

Monday 8 March, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Join poet Magi Gibson and fellow poet, playwright and actress Gerda Stevenson for this special ‘Wild Women’ event to mark International Women’s Day 2021.

Inspired by IWD’s 2021 theme, #ChoosetoChallenge, Magi and Gerda will be reading from a selection of their works, as well as discussing what inspires them to write and the women who have influenced them.

*This event will be hosted on Microsoft Teams – you will be emailed further details and links upon booking

To book contact Aberdeen City Libraries - Tel. 01224 652500 Email LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

Mining Memories with Mary Smith (virtual workshop)

Wednesday 17 March, 2.30pm - 3.45pm

Scottish author Mary Smith wanted to be a writer from an early age but assumed it wasn’t a career choice for people like her so she went off and did other things. She worked in a bank and via a circuitous route became a health worker in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Wanting others to share her life-changing experiences, she wrote about them: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and journalism.

Join Mary's Mining Memories virtual workshop to discover how much raw material for your prose or poetry lies buried in your memories.

Limited places available so book now to avoid disappointment.

Tel. 01224 652500 Email LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

Getting Into Print - and Selling Those Books with Mary Smith (virtual talk)

Wednesday 24 March, 6.30pm - 7.45pm

Scottish author Mary Smith wanted to be a writer from an early age but assumed it wasn’t a career choice for people like her so she went off and did other things. She worked in a bank and via a circuitous route became a health worker in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Wanting others to share her life-changing experiences, she wrote about them: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and journalism.

In her online talk Getting into print – and selling those books, Mary will speak about getting published and provide practical tips on marketing and promotion.

Limited places available so book now to avoid disappointment.

Tel. 01224 652500 Email LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

Intellectual Property Advice Clinic Service

Protect Your Ideas - Virtual 1:1 Advice Clinic Appointments

Wednesday 17 February, 2.50pm - 6.40pm

Each confidential 1:1 virtual video consultation with a CIPA (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys) registered attorney is completely free of charge & lasts approximately 30 minutes.

To book an appointment, call 01224 652500 or email LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

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