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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Creators’ Club

Let’s build together with themed creative sessions this autumn and winter. Age 8-11 years. Booking essential. 

Woodside Library – Wednesday 12 December, 3.30pm – 4.15pm.
Call 01224 484534 to book.

Christmas events

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. 
Bridge of Don Library – Monday 17 December, 3.00pm – 3.30pm Call 01224 702800
Bucksburn Library – Monday 17 December, 3.45pm – 4.45pm 01224 710830  
Children’s Library – Wednesday 19 December, 6.00pm – 7.00pm 01224 652507 
Culter Library – Thursday 20 December, 3.45pm – 4.45pm 01224 732587 
Cults Library – Thursday 13 December, 3.45pm – 4.45pm 01224 868346 
Dyce Library – Wednesday 19 December, 3.45pm – 4.45pm 01224 723015 
Ferryhill Library – Wednesday 19 December, 3.30pm – 4.15pm 01224 581576 
Kaimhill Library – Thursday 20 December, 3.30pm – 4.15pm 01224 498160 
Kincorth Library – Thursday 20 December, 3.45pm – 4.30pm 01224 872572 
Mastrick Library – Tuesday 18 December, 3.30pm – 4.15pm 01224 788558 
Northfield Library – Monday 17 December, 3.30pm – 4.15pm 01224 695104 

Granite Noir

Granite Noir, Aberdeen’s crime writing festival, returns from 22-24 February with the Central Library hosting several events. Visit our Granite Noir web page to see more information about the events. You can book tickets for these events through Aberdeen Performing Arts - visit the website or call 01224 641122. 

Regular events

Protect Your Ideas - IP Advice Clinics

Wednesday 12 December at Aberdeen Central Library
Book a free 30 minute 1:1 appointment with a registered IP attorney. Access free expert practical advice, support and guidance on your intellectual property rights including patent, trademark, designs and copyright information. Appointments available for booking every month. 

Get IP Savvy – Trademark & Copyright Basics

Thursday 24 January at Aberdeen Central Library, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Practical and useful information for the small business owner wanting to learn how to protect their business name, logo, content and creative works.

Email or call 01224 652500 to reserve a place.

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 new, free weekly board game club. Not only do we have a range of games to play, feel free to BYOBG – Bring Your Own Board Game and challenge someone to a game.
Email for more details


We can help you protect your intellectual property at free fortnightly appointments with our Business and Enterprise Librarian:

  • Find out about patents, trademarks, designs or copyright protection.
  • Source free advice/assistance in patent and trade mark searching.

Various times available. Booking essential - contact Aberdeen City Libraries on 01224 652500 or to book a free appointment.

Local and family history workshops

Do you want to learn more about your family or your local history? Are you curious to discover new ways to explore your past? Join our Local Studies team at these free and entertaining workshops, specially designed to meet your needs!

Old news, gateway to new knowledge

Aberdeen Central Library (Adult Lending Mezzanine)

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

Ancestry and find my past for beginners

Learn to search thousands of names and historical records on these leading genealogy websites and discover top tips on how to use them.

Workshops last for approximately 90 minutes with additional time to practice. Previous knowledge of research methods is not required and the courses are designed for people of all ages and abilities. Download our Local Studies Learning Offer leaflet to learn more about the workshops available.

Our workshops are free to attend but booking is essential. Please phone 01224 652500 or email to reserve a place.

Get in touch with Local Studies on for further information on future sessions.

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