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Library events & activities

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storytelling libraryKeep an eye on our Facebook page and the What’s On section of this website to find out what treats we have in store for you! Or see our Library page for general information about Haddington Library. You can also see a note of all the activities throughout the Centre: All events blog.

We’re open every day – check our opening hours here. Please note that we now close at 7.30pm on Tuesdays instead of 9pm as before.

Special events coming up:

Book Week 2015    Book Week Scotland: 23 to 29 November 2015

Lots of activities in Haddington and throughout the County – more information through

the link above.

Regular free events for young children:

Bookbug for 0–4 year-olds: Wednesdays at 10.30 and 11.15am (Star Room)

Storytimes for under 5s: Thursdays at 10.30am and 2.30pm (Library)

Chatterbooks for 8–12 year-olds: alternate Thursdays from  Thursday 4th September 3.30–4.30pm (Library)

Homework club for P4–P7: every Wednesday, term time 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 free events for adults

Handmade Haddington: stitching, crafts and friendly chat: every Friday at 10am–12pm and every third Thursday of the month, 6–7.15pm.

John Gray enjoys a good bookTyne and Esk Writers group: alternate Tuesdays.  7–9pm (meet in the Town House)

Tyne and Esk Poetry Group: monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 2–4pm (Star Room) All year.

Lunchtime book group: monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 12.15–1pm  (Star Room)

Evening book group: Monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30–8.30pm (Library)

Willie Wood and the Gang at the Sporting Reminiscence GroupEvery Tuesday: Sports Reminiscence Group
If you’re a retired man and interested in sport, why not join our Sports Reminiscence group for men (60+)? It runs every Tuesday, anyone interested is very welcome to come along between 10 am and 12 noon. We sometimes have special guest visitors. Have a look at our recent blog about a trip the group made to Musselburgh Racecourse!

Useful links

Browse the library catalogue: browse catalogue.

Renew and request library books, music and DVDs: renew & request.

Browse and download an ebook: ebooks

Other news

Check out librarian Claire’s monthly news blog!

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 as soon as released.

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. Have a look at our e-services all available to download for free. If you want to read,watch and listen more but spend less, then use your local library and we’ll help you do just that!

Don’t forget, the library is no longer sending out overdue notices when your books are overdue but we do send out an email reminder on the first day your libray book is overdue so you can renew on line or phone the library for us to update your books. Please make sure you keep us up to date with any change of email address you may have.

Written by HelenB

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