Published: Thursday, 19th November 2015
Libraries across the Borders are celebrating Book Week Scotland from 23-29 November by holding a wide range of events across the region.
Book Week Scotland, 23-29 November 2015
Book Week Scotland is a national celebration of books and reading that brings hundreds of free events to a variety of venues across the country. This year’s theme is transformation, with libraries all over the country celebrating the powerful and positive impact that books can have on people’s lives.
Local Book Week events to suit all ages
Here in the Borders, SB Libraries is joining the celebrations by offering a jam packed programme of events to suit all ages and tastes. Attractions include visits by popular and best-selling Scottish crime authors Aline Templeton and Karen Campbell. Local author Janet O’Kane will talk about her first novel ‘No Stranger to Death’ and her soon to be published second novel ‘Too Soon a Death’.
Budding authors are invited to attend a ‘Get Started Writing’ workshop by Dorothy Alexander at Galashiels library. Anyone who would like to find out more about downloading SB Libraries e-Books but aren’t quite sure how to go about it, can go along to one of numerous e-Book sessions being held throughout the week. Babies, toddlers and school children are invited to take part in Bookbug sessions with stop frame animation workshops being hosted by Simone Russell.
SB Libraries is also working in partnership with Voice of my Own (VOMO), high school reading groups and local author, poet and playwright Tom Murray to create a short film. The aim is to illustrate how the ‘Shusht’ is being taken out of libraries to be replaced with community hubs offering a huge variety of services. Footage will be uploaded onto the VOMO website and various other sites, including Scottish Book Trust's Book Week Scotland. Screenings will also be held in libraries.
Further information about Book Week Scotland 2015 is available from Scottish Book Trust.