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April News at the Library

02/04/20152:55 pmLeave a Comment

Butterflies on the Move display has been much enjoyed by the public coming into the library. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s here until April 8th. The sculptures are so delicate you wonder how someone can be so nimble with their fingers.   It really is a wonderful piece of art work. Don’t miss it!

Puppet- Making Drop -in Workshop Make a selection of puppets to bring your bedtime stories to life. Choose from a template or design your own. The Choice is yours. Wednesday 8th April 10-12.30pm  Families welcome! Free.

Get Craft-Tea for RVS. Fabrication and other East Lothian Businesses have very kindly set this challenge as part of the Royal Voluntary Service’s Great Brew Craft-Tea competition. To enter, all you have to do is use a ready-made shopper bag or make your own. Decorate it with fabric, buttons, beds, bows – anything you like-to make it unique to you. You can also try  theTeddy Bear Knitting challenge, or the papercraft challenge. Patterns and instructions can be picked up at the library for £1.00. Entries close at 5pm on Friday 24th April.

The challenge for children is to create a portrait of an older person who means a lot to you. You can draw, paint, collage, whatever, as long as it fits on an A4 sheet. All the entries will be on display in the library.

Competition entries can be seen at Haddington Library on Saturday 25th April.

Allotment Gardeners! I feel we should mention that the Museum service is launching and ambitious year-long project to photograph East Lothian’s Allotment gardeners, allotments and the wonderful produce they grow. An exhibition in summer 2016 at John Gray Centre will showcase the images and explore the history of gardening in the region. See our website for more details.

 Bookbug is still very popular and with a Special Scottish Bookbug, planned this month, we hope to teach parents some Scottish songs, such as Three Craws, Ali Bali, Coulter’s Candy etc or maybe Mum’s can teach us songs  we don’t know? Pass them on!

The favourite Bookbug song at the  moment is “Zoom,zoom,zoom we’re going to the moon” which is very catchy!

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is Record Breakers. This will bring together the worlds of fact and fiction, challenging young readers to explore some of the astonishing real-life achievements and world records featured in the Guinness World Records Books. I can see this theme being really popular as children love looking at The Guiness Book of records. More details to follow.

Story Time at the library is a regular Thursday event for our little ones. Each week we have a different theme. This week we were reading Train and Boat stories. Audrey and Angela take great care is choosing some really lovely stories to excite the children about the wonder of books. The choice of picture books we have, are truly amazing.

Our digital library is growing from strength to strength.  We have a vibrant, ever changing, complete package for every user. Our e-magazines are extremely popular as we have a wide choice. The feedback we receive from borrowers shows that we are providing a service that meets the needs of users who embrace the electronic  age.

Current DVD’s are always available from the library but remember they more often or not, came from a fabulous book so why not borrow the book first and see if the DVD come up to your expectations.

A little reminder that our Good Memories Café is happening again on Friday 10th April 2-4pm.  Welcome  carers, family and friends who are dealing with dememtia. Relaxed singing and music will be performed, along with coffee and cakes! Yum, yum.

Also at your library, Tourist information is available in the form of leaflets, Edinburgh International Festival   programme, Scotland’s Art Magazine, Book Time Magazine, Bus Timetables and East Lothian wide community lots of interesting information.

From April 1st Dog Poo bags are still available from the library but a charge of £1.00 is now in place.

Recycling bin covers are also available. These are free.

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