Local libraries in East Lothian
|Monday||9.30 am - 7.30 pm|
|Tuesday||9.30 am - 9.00 pm|
|Wednesday||10.00 am - 5.00 pm|
|Thursday||9.30 am - 7.30 pm|
|Friday||9.30 am - 5.00 pm|
|Saturday||10.00 am - 4.00 pm|
|Sunday||1.00 pm - 4.00 pm|
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- Storytimes for under 5s, Thursdays at 10.30am and 2.30pm
- Bookbug sessions - fantastic free story, song and rhyme sessions for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families - take place every Wednesday at 10.30am and 11.15am
- Chatterbooks - every fortnight, 3.30pm - 4.30pm for 8-12 year olds
- Homework club for 8 to 12 year olds on Wednesdays, 3.30pm-4.30pm. The pupils are expected to do their homework, and after that there may be time for some games! This is an extremely popular group and may be full, but if you are interested, please contact the library or ask any member of staff
- Tyne and Esk Writers group, 7.00pm, alternate Tuesday evenings
- Sports reminiscence sessions. Drop in and share your sporting memories. Pie and Bovril at half time. Every Tuesday from 10am - 12 noon. Particularly aimed at older (60+) men
- Tyne and Esk Poetry Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month 2.00pm - 4.00pm in the Star Room, John Gray Centre
- Lunchtime book group on the first Tuesday of the month, 12.15pm to 1.00pm
- Evening book group on the third Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
- First click computer taster sessions or iPad learner sessions available on demand
- Made in Haddington. Bring your craft along - sewing, knitting, embroidery, crochet, tapestry, jewellery making, card craft etc. and enjoy a chat at the same time. Beginners to experts all welcome. Learn a new skill or share your expertise. Every friday, 10.00am - 12 noon.
- Online basics for Job Seekers. Help with setting up e-mails, scanning, attaching documents, using the internet. Every Thursday afternoon, 2.00-4.00pm. Free, drop in
"CAN DO" Creative! Have you been inspired by Kirsty Allsop's upcycling creative crafts, but never tried them out yourself? Come along to any of our crafty classes and with step by step guidance, create something pretty, practical or perfect for a present - we guarantee you'll end up with something to take away on the day! Fridays 10.00am-12 noon. Just drop in and pay on the day, £3.00 a session, every week until 11th April
MINECRAFT! Castaway on a distant island with just the natural resources available to you for survival, you will work with the other members of the group in our specially created Minecraft World. You will find ways to survive creating everything yourself from scratch using just the Minecraft blocks, your mining and crafting talents and your imagination and ingenuity. You will design and build your own shelters before creating an entire village for the group to live in. Once secure in your own village the group will venture out on the island and discover some of the different Minecraft biomes ranging from the jungle to the desert. Finally, no survival adventure would be complete without conquering the castle. This adventure is for 6-11 year olds. It's in Haddington library on Saturday 22nd March, 1.45 - 4.15pm. Places are free but limited so must be booked in advance. Call in or phone.
Display: Carbon Conversations. This is a local Group who want to advise people how to live a greener lifestyle. This is a prelude to classes they are going to run in the Star Room in April. Contact the library for further information.
Book display for International Women’s Day 8th March.
Write On is a series of author led events taking place at the John Gray Centre in Haddington between 30th May and 8th June 2014. Write On is a mini festival within the bigger Haddington Festival where authors from East Lothian will come together to put on a series of events aimed at raising the profile of local writers in the county through a creative programme.
Some of the authors taking part are, Roddy Martine, Debi Gliori, Gerry Urwin, Linda Strachan, Sally Collins (illustrator), Erin Kaye, Marie MacPherson, and Bill Graham to name a few, and we are being supported by many others.
Write On is supported by the John Gray Centre to bring this lively programme to as wide an audience as possible.
The events are as follows:
Writer Aloud: a lively evening of readings from some local authors. We will invite 12 writers to contribute to the programme and have an open mike slot at the end of the evening for anyone who would like to participate.
Tuesday 3rd June 7-9pm Star Room £2 on the door
Inspiring Writers (panel event): Interesting and lively event where four local writers in different genres will talk about their work and take questions.
Thursday 5th June 7-9pm Star Room £2 on the door
Kids Stuff – Family Event: Kids creative session where they illustrate their favourite story and display their creations on the walls of the Star Room.
Friday 6th June 1.30-4.30pm Library Free
- Diary to record community events
- Free internet access
- Music CDs
- Online library catalogue
- Newspapers and magazines
- Photocopier (colour/black and white)
- Public access computers and colour printer (A4 & A3) Scanner
- Area for small exhibitions and lockable display cabinet available for community use
- Wi-Fi - free access to the internet. Available 24/7 after initial registration Coffee Machine
- Tourist information
- Public toilets including disabled and changing toilet
- Star room with kitchen and smartboard available at variable hourly rates, depending on the status of the organisation