Monthly Archives: January 2013

Comedian in the Library

This is Keara Murphy: Keara is a Leither and a comedian. She’s been writing her brand new one-woman show ‘Mice and Men’ here in the library. We caught up with Keara to find out more about her show. Watch the … Continue reading

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Hamda Dancing in the Library

This is Hamda: One of his tasks is to drive the van to deliver boxes of books between libraries. We know him as ‘The Van Man’. What you might not realise is Hamda The Van Man is a hula-hoop dancer: … Continue reading

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Forget school, I’ve become a Librarian!

We’re delighted to bring you a guest blog from our JET work experience placement student Stuart Davie: My name’s Stuart, I’m 15 and after my first few days at my work placement I’ve come to realise that a library is … Continue reading

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

We’re delighted to bring you our first book review from the Leith Library Book Group. December’s book was ‘The Road’ by Cormac McCarthy and this review was written by Marylyn Hill. I wouldn’t have been surprised if this book had been written in … Continue reading

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Councillor Chas Booth Surgery

This is Councillor Chas Booth: He is the Green Councillor for Leith Ward and he runs a drop in surgery here at Leith Library. Surgeries are places for you to come with questions or issues relating to your local area. … Continue reading

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Noise in the Library

Something strange is happening in the Library, look behind the bookshelf: Who are these muscly visitors?: And what are those strange sounds coming from the children’s corner? Listen to the building work on soundcloud here.  Leith Library is 80 years old, … Continue reading

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Social Media Surgery in Leith

What is the difference between a tweet and a hash tag? How do I set up a Facebook fan page? Why would I begin a blog? What’s the difference between Instagram and Flickr? What’s the best way to share my … Continue reading

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Leith Library Book Group

Meet the Leith Library Book Group: They’re holding their January Scottish Fiction lucky dip titles. Normally they all read the same book and they meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6.45pm – 7.45pm at Leith Library. What … Continue reading

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Links, Stats and Thanks

It’s been 3 months since this blog started and 30 posts later we’re delighted to say it’s been read by 3,500 people just like you. We wanted to say thank you. Thank you for connecting with us and helping to … Continue reading

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