Library activities

A series of free events is being held across Aberdeenshire as part of Book Week Scotland from November 26 to December 2.

This is the inaugural year for Book Week Scotland – a celebration of books and reading for everyone in the country – which is supported by the Year of Creative Scotland and Scottish Book Trust.

People across Scotland are being encouraged to take part in the first week-long national celebration of reading, and to participate in a wide range of free events to be held throughout the week.

Aberdeenshire Council is joining in the celebrations by offering a packed programme of free events for book lovers at libraries across the region.

Some of Scotland’s best known authors and storytellers are taking part in the events which will all be ticketed, but free of charge.

A series of special Bookbug sessions for families with babies, toddlers and young children, are also being held across Aberdeenshire.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning & Leisure Committee, Cllr Isobel Davidson, said: “The inaugural Book Week Scotland is an exciting event and I am proud to see that Aberdeenshire Council is taking part with such a full programme of events.

“There are lots of interesting events taking place across Aberdeenshire and across a wide range of genres. I think there is something for everybody.”

As part of Aberdeenshire Council’s programme for Book Week Scotland, Cairnbulg and Fraserburgh Libraries will be holding events.

From 7pm to 8pm on Monday 26 November at Cairnbulg Library, there will be a talk by Jane Yeadon, retired midwife and author of “It Shouldn’t Hurt a Bit” and “It Shouldn’t Happen to a Midwife”.

From 2pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday November 28 at Fraserburgh Library there will be a talk from Scottish traveller and storyteller Jess Smith, author of “Jessie’s Journey and Tales from the Tent”, which describes her life on the road mixed with folklore of the traveller’s world. For information or to reserve a free ticket, contact the library holding the event you are interested in. Further information on Book Week Scotland can be found at www.bookweekscotland.com