Fun, free events and activities in libraries
Please download the guide for a full up to date listing of all library events.
Make sure you never miss out by joining our mailing list. E-mail LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk to be added to the list.
Booking is essential for all Aberdeen City Libraries events.
To book a place, call 01224 652500 or email LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk
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
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 2 October, 4.00pm - 5.15pm
Wednesday 6 November, 4.00pm - 5.15pm
Wednesday 4 December, 4.00pm - 5.15pm
Ferryhill Library – 01224 581576
Monday 30 September, 3.30pm - 4.15pm
Monday 28 October, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Monday 25 November, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Monday 23 December, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Kaimhill Library – 01224 498160
Monday 7 October, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Monday 4 November, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Monday 2 December, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Kincorth Library – 01224 872572
Tuesday 1 October, 3.30pm - 4.15pm
Tuesday 5 November, 3.30pm - 4.15pm
Tuesday 3 December, 3.30pm - 4.15pm
Woodside Library – 01224 484534
Wednesday 18 September, 3.30pm - 4.15pm
Wednesday 16 October, 3.30pm - 4.15pm
Wednesday 13 November, 3.30pm - 4.15pm
Wednesday 11 December, 3.30pm - 4.15pm
Business and enterprise events
Intellectual property advice clinics
Wednesday 18 September at Central Library. Appointments available between 3.45pm – 7.05pm
Book a free 30 minute 1;1 appointment with a registered IP attorney. In partnership with firm members of CIPA (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, we are delighted to offer free access to expert practical advice, support and guidance on your intellectual property rights including patent, trade mark, designs and copyright information.
Advice consultations by phone & by Skype are available for booking in addition to in-person consultations in the library. Please specify your preference when booking.
#FSBConnect Networking Events at Central Library
Monday 30 September | 28 October 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.
Intellectual Property Basics
Thursday 26 September 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. Discover the basics of how to protect the intellectual property of your business at this lunchtime session with our Business & Enterprise Librarian. Booking essential.
In addition to the group session, 1:1 appointments are available for booking at various times to discuss the specific IP needs of your business & how they can best be 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
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
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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