Library events

Fun, free events and activities in libraries

Please download the guide for a full up to date listing of all library events.

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Booking is essential for all Aberdeen City Libraries events.

To book a place, call 01224 652500 or email


Christmas Origami Event

Monday 9 December at Central Library, 6pm - 7pm

A fun, festive evening is set to unfold as you try your hand at some origami to make Christmas decorations.
This event is suitable for adults and teens aged 14+. Limited places available so booking is essential.


Dee To The Don And Beyond

Wednesday 11 December at Tillydrone Library, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Join us for a journey through the archives of Historic Environment Scotland (HES). Come and discover fantastic archive images, sound and video relating to the City, Aberdeenshire and Scotland - freely from your local library and from home.

Join Neil Fraser, Public Services Manager from HES, to explore services such as SCRAN, Canmore and the National Collection of Aerial Photography and get the most out of them for your research and enjoyment.


A Merry Christmas and a Guid New Year! - FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 12 December at Central Library, 1pm - 2pm

Join us for a fun look through the archives of Historic Environment Scotland (HES) celebrating Scotland's Christmas and New Year traditions! Discover fantastic archive images, sound and video of Scotland's people and places at this special time of the year.

The material is accessibly freely from your local library and from home. Join Neil Fraser, Public Services Manager from HES, to explore services such as SCRAN and Canmore for your research and enjoyment.


Of Dice And Men – Board Game Club

Saturdays in the Makerspace in the Media Centre, Central Library, 12pm – 4.30pm

Of Dice And Men is Aberdeen City Libraries' free weekly board game club. Not only do we have a range of games to play, feel free to BYOG – Bring Your Own Board Game and challenge someone to a game.


Events for children and young people

Christmas Storytime & Craft Sessions

Join us this December for some festive fun with stories, carols and crafts at your local library. Events suitable for ages 4-11. Contact your local library to reserve a place. Booking essential.

Bucksburn Library - 01224 710830

Thursday 12 December, 3.45pm - 4.30pm


Children's Library - 01224 652507

Thursday 12 December, 3.30pm - 4.30pm


Cornhill Library - 01224 696209

Tuesday 17 December, 11.30am-12pm [5 & under] & 3.30pm-4pm [4-11]


Dyce Library - 01224 723015

Wednesday 11 December, 3.45pm - 4.45pm [ages 5-10]

Tuesday 17 December, 10.30am - 11am [ages 0-5]


Ferryhill Library - 01224 581576

Monday 9 December, 5pm - 5.45pm [ages 5-10]


Kaimhill Library - 01224 498160

Thursday 19 December, 3.30pm - 4.15pm [ages 5-10]


Kincorth Library - 01224 872572

Thursday 19 December, 3.45pm - 4.30pm


Mastrick Library - 01224 788558

Wednesday 18 December, 3.30pm - 4.15pm


Northfield Library - 01224 695014

Monday 16 December, 3.30pm - 4.15pm


Creators’ Club

Let’s build together with themed creative sessions this New Year. Age 8-11 years. Booking essential. To book, call your local library.

Children’s Library – 01224 652507

Wednesday 8 January, 4.00pm - 5.15pm

Wednesday 5 February, 4.00pm - 5.15pm

Wednesday 4 March, 4.00pm - 5.15pm


Cove Library – 01224 245350

Monday 13 January, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Monday 27 January, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Monday 10 February, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Monday 24 February, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Monday 9 March, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Monday 23 March, 3.30pm 4.30pm


Ferryhill Library – 01224 581576

Monday 23 December, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Monday 20 January, 3.30pm - 4.15pm

Monday 17 February, 3.30pm - 4.15pm

Monday 16 March, 3.30pm - 4.15pm


Kaimhill Library – 01224 498160

Monday 6 January, 3.30pm - 4.15pm

Monday 17 February, 3.30pm - 4.15pm

Monday 16 March, 3.30pm - 4.15pm


Kincorth Library – 01224 872572

Tuesday 7 January, 3.30pm - 4.15pm

Tuesday 4 February, 3.30pm - 4.15pm

Tuesday 3 March, 3.30pm - 4.15pm


Woodside Library – 01224 484534

Wednesday 11 December, 3.30pm - 4.15pm

Wednesday 8 January, 3.30pm - 4.15pm

Wednesday 5 February, 3.30pm - 4.15pm

Wednesday 4 March, 3.30pm - 4.15pm



Business and enterprise events


Free Intellectual Property Advice Clinic
Wednesday 11 December at Central Library. Appointments available between 3.45pm – 7.05pm

Book a free 30 minute 1:1 appointment with a registered IP attorney.  Access free expert confidential  advice, support and guidance on your intellectual property rights including patent, trademark, designs and copyright information.

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.


#FSBConnect Networking Events at Central Library

Monday 25 November at Central Library, 6pm - 7.30pm

FSB Connect Aberdeen have partnered with Aberdeen City Libraries to offer you great networking opportunities for 2019. These events will take place monthly in Aberdeen Central Library.

During this session we’ll look at the fantastic benefits associated with both FSB and Library membership, including the resources available to businesses at the library. There will also be lots of time to network and chat to your new and old contacts.

Book a free place for the next event via Eventbrite.


Choccy IP: An Introduction to Intellectual Property - FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 28 November at Central Library, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Intellectual property – in its words, logos, pictures, products, designs or a combination of- can be a valuable asset to your business. Using examples of chocolate related IP,  this lunchtime group session will cover the basics of protecting your intellectual property. Booking essential.

1:1 appointments are available for booking with our Business Librarian  to discuss the specific intellectual property rights of your business & how they can be best protected. Please contact us to book your free appointment.


Local and family history workshops

Do you want to learn more about your family or your local history? Join our Local Studies team at these free and entertaining workshops, where you will be led through how to use a variety of digital and more traditional resources to dig deeper into your past. 

Ancestry and Find My Past for Beginners

Get to grips with two of the leading family history websites, both freely available at Aberdeen City Libraries.

Introduction to family history

Wednesday 11 December at Kaimhill Library, 2.15pm - 3.45pm

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

Friday 29 November at Central Library, 2pm - 3.30pm

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

Old news, gateway to new knowledge

Examine the best methods of exploring historic newspapers, an invaluable resource for learning about past lives and events.

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

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