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Shetland Library News and Events

Harry Potter Events
Harry Potter

Harry Potter fans are in for a double treat, as Shetland Library will be hosting a Junior Quiz Night on the 7th of February and an Adult Quiz Night on the 7th of March. Both events are open to teams of up to 6 but if you don’t have a team you can still come along and join in the fun. The quizzes will start at 6pm prompt and finish around 8pm. Please note that there will be a token charge of £1 per head for the adult quiz.

Sunshine Reading Group
Sunshine Reading Group

The Sunshine Reading Group met once a month (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019) to share lightsome reads in the glow of a full spectrum (SAD) lamp. There was no assigned reading, instead we chatted about favourite authors, titles and genres and other “bookish” things. The group was a joint effort by the Library and Mind Your Head, who promoted the sessions as one of their wellness activities.

Build your own Galley Kit
Galley Kit

You can pick up one of our popular 'Build your own galley kits' (free, but donations welcome) at the library or you can download and print from the following links below.

Galley kit (best printed on card)

Galley kit instructions

A brief history of Up Helly Aa

Hurricane Book Club
Hurricane Book Club

Be part of our biggest book club yet! The Hurricane Book Club is being run across Scotland and beyond with LIVE events being held at Shetland, Orkney, Glasgow & Falkirk libraries throughout 2019. If you can’t join in person, you can join the conversation online via Twitter.

Our first meeting will be on Thursday 28 February at 6.00pm in the Old Library Centre, to discuss ‘Burial Rites’ by Hannah Kent. If you would like to join us, sign-up at the Library.

For more information, contact catherine.jeromson@shetland.gov.uk

Saturday Storytime

Storytime

Storytime every Saturday 11.30am at the Library for the under-5s. Just come along, or contact staff for more details.

Click Shetland: ICT Drop-in Help @ Shetland Library

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Need some help using computers and the Internet? Every Tuesday between 10am and 11am, Library staff will be available to help answer your computer queries. Drop along to the library for some friendly and informal help. If you can’t drop in at this time, you can phone us on 01595 743868 to arrange an appointment.

Book Groups

And Darkness Fell by Christian S. Tait

The next Lerwick Book Group meeting is on Tuesday 22 January, discussing And Darkness Fell by Christian S Tait. Upcoming reads: Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman. The group meets at the Old Library Centre in Lerwick at 7.30pm. New members are welcome: just contact Karen or Marghie here at the library if you want to join.

Check the book group page for more information on Book Groups in Shetland.

Basement Browsing

Basement Browsing

The Library basement will be open to the public on the first Saturday of every month from 2.00pm - 4.30pm. The entry door is down the ramp to the Learning Centre, behind the main Library. Come and browse or borrow those extra books you don't normally see.

Please note that children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.

Evening classes and more

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If you are interested in courses and classes available locally, check the Shetland College programme of part-time and evening courses here - or pick up a brochure in the Library. The Council's Adult Learning department will launch a further programme of community courses soon - check the Adult Learning website here for details.

Help with budgeting

Ways to Save Booklet Front Cover

We all know the Library is a great way to save, by taking advantage of free computer use, books, music, film, newspapers, magazines...well, need we go on? Community Planning and development has published a handy booklet with other handy contacts that might help with budgeting. Download the Ways to Save booklet here [PDF]

 

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Last Updated on 18 January 2019

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