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


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

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 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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