Category Archives: Audio

Young Adult Fiction Podcast goes Live

Ishbel, Sadie, Bethany and Stephen have been on a four week podcasting course at the library: Last night we launched their finished podcast at a celebration event with friends, family, local councillors and literary types. There was a harp player and canopes … Continue reading

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Children Should be Seen and Heard

St Mary’s pupils launched the ME + US exhibition here in Leith Library last week: They were one of the ME + US groups across the country who worked with the Children’s Parliament to investigate cultural identity, heritage and sectarianism … Continue reading

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Millie Gray is a massive hit!

Earlier today I had a phone call from local author Millie Gray: Millie had some good news. She called to let us know that last year 20,000 people borrowed her books from UK Libraries. That’s a huge number, the previous year … Continue reading

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Computer Classes at Leith Library

Every Friday morning Diane runs the Learn IT course here in the library. Each course has six places and runs for six consecutive weeks. We asked Diane a bit more about what happens and how it works. Watch the video on … Continue reading

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Storytelling with Audio and Video

I was invited to share a bit about what I’m doing here at Leith Library during a couple of workshops on storytelling with audio and video at the Social Media for Social Good Conference in Glasgow. It was great to connect with … Continue reading

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Leith 1907: Millie Gray

This is Millie Gray: Millie had her first book published four years ago and has written one a year since then. Now at 77 she’s a best selling author. She says you’re never too old to start writing! Millie told me … Continue reading

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Leith 1974: Marianne Paget

This is Marianne Paget: Marianne entered a story into the Scottish Book Trust My Favourite Place competition. Her favourite place was Leith in 1974. Marianne’s story turned out to be one of the best in Scotland and it was selected … Continue reading

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Leith Docks in the Sixties: Marianne Wheelaghan

Today we had a visit from Leith Author Marianne Wheelaghan: Here she is as a child with her Grandad at Leith Docks: Here she is peeping out behind two of her eight siblings: Marianne has some wonderful memories of visiting … Continue reading

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Halloween Sing Along with Bookbug

This morning leith library welcomed ghosts, witches and pumpkins for a spooky sing along at the halloween Bookbug Session. The ghosts on the bus go woo, woo wooooooooo! Here’s Bookbug getting ready, he’s having a little help with putting on … Continue reading

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Hello Bookbug!

Every week Leith Library welcomes over 40 babies and their grown ups for a brilliant rhyme time sing-a-long, the Bookbug Session. This is the Bookbug Project Worker Helen with the little yellow Bookbug: Bookbug is the size of a baby … Continue reading

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