Category Archives: People

Teddy Bear Sleepover

The bears had a brilliant time at our sleepover last night! We live tweeted the bears antics all night long but if you missed them on twitter you can see all of our photos in our Teddy Bear Sleepover album … Continue reading

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Making Connections at Library Conferences

I’m off to Dundee to lead a reader development session at the Chartered Institute of Library Information Professionals Scotland (CILIPS) conference tomorrow. I’ll be telling people about what we’ve been doing here in Leith Library since my residency started. My presentation … Continue reading

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Writing Workshop with Ewan Morrison

This Saturday we’re hosting a free writing workshop with author Ewan Morrison. The workshop is part of a series of workshops running across Scotland with the Scottish Book Trust. There’s a competition too! To enter you need to write a story … 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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Treasure, Books and a Parrot

Ahoy there land lovers! Well done to the pirates of Leith who solved the clues online to find our secret pirate location for World Book Night. We were waiting on the Leith Agency barge with copies of Treasure Island, prizes … Continue reading

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Pirates of Leith are Go

Arr, me hearties! It’s time to solve the clues and get hunting for World Book Night. For the first bit you don’t have to go anywhere, just use www.ourtownstories.co.uk to solve each clue and discover our secret pirate postcode. Here’s how to … Continue reading

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Pirate Treasure Hunt for World Book Night

UPDATE: The treasure hunt has started, solve the clues here! We’ve borrowed a pirate parrot (Bongo the giant golden macaw): We’ve got pirate hats and hooks: We’ve got a secret pirate location in Leith! We’ve got treasure: Tuesday 23rd of April … Continue reading

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Clothes Swap, Cake and Stories Party

We’re having a clothes swap party on Saturday 27th April from 2pm – 4pm and we’d love it if you joined us. The idea is you bring clothes that don’t fit or clothes you don’t really wear. They’re nice clothes … Continue reading

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What are Teenagers Reading?

Last week I emailed five teenagers to tell them they had been successful in securing a place on our Leith Library podcast workshops. They’ll be attending four workshops, interviewing authors and making at least one podcast about the young adult … Continue reading

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