Library What’s On
Contact the library to book a place on any of the events listed below: 01620 820680
We have free Wi-Fi and 14 free public computers! Just bring your library card and PIN (we can give you a PIN if you don’t have one) so that you can log on.
Check our monthly blog for updates on special events each month, or subscribe to the JGC newsletter for news about what’s going on all over the Centre – there’s always something free, something for children, and lots of interesting exhibitions, talks, events and archival discoveries!
Bookbug for 0–4 year-olds: Wednesdays at 10.30 and 11.15am
Storytimes for under 5s: Tuesdays at 10.30 and Thursdays at 2.30pm
Chatterbooks for 8–12 year-olds: alternate Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm. Age 8-12years. Sign up at the library.
Homework club for 8–12 year-olds: every Wednesday at 3.30-4.30pm. This is a friendly group run by a PVG-checked volunteer. It’s the place to be to make homework fun – and it’s free!
Regular events for adults
Handmade Haddington: stitching, crafts and friendly chat: every Friday at 10am–12pm
Tyne and Esk Writers group: alternate Tuesdays from 7-9pm. Meet in the Town House.
Tyne and Esk Poetry Group in the Star Room: monthly on the first Tuesday of the month (2–4pm)
Lunchtime book group: monthly on the first Tuesday of the month (12.15–1pm)
Evening book group: Monthly on the third Tuesday of the month (6.30-7.30pm)
If you are applying for your over 60s bus pass, you don’t need to bring a photo. The forms are now being submitted immediately online by the library staff, who also take your photo and submit the form immediately. So it really couldn’t be quicker or easier.
Why spend money when you can borrow the very latest books and CDs for free, and DVDs for £1.00 a week? We have all the latest DVDs.
Log in to your account on our catalogue, select any item and then choose the library you’d like to collect it from on the drop-down menu. Don’t worry about getting carried away and ending up with piles of books and DVDs that you can’t possibly manage to read or watch in time; create your own wish list then work your way through it at your leisure, or have them ready in time for your next holiday.
Check out our audio download service for books to listen to delivered straight to your PC, iPod amd most other MP3 devices. Download our e-books and read, watch and listen more but spend less, using your local library and will help you do just that!
As of 28th January all library members will need their library card to use our services. This change is to protect your personal data and information and to comply with the Data Protection Act. We’re giving a couple of weeks’ notice to ensure that everyone has time to make sure they have their card. If not, please visit any library to get a new one, but make sure you have proof of ID with you. If you have a travel pass, that can also be used as your library card, just ask the staff for details.