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Book Week Scotland Celebrations 18-23 November 2019

Published: Thursday, 03 October 2019

Book Week Scotland Celebrations 18-23 November 2019

Book Week Scotland Celebrations 18-23 November 2019

Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across Scotland during the month of November. During Book Week Scotland 2019 libraries in South Lanarkshire will be hosting a delightful programme of events in our local libraries. Whether your interest is photography, running, mountaineering and hill-walking or Scottish history and culture there is something for you during Book Week Scotland.

For more details see individual event

Ethyl Smith: Desperate Times 

Tuesday 19th November 1.30pm Fairhill Library

Local author and historian Ethyl Smith talks about her extensively researched series of historical fiction books recounting real life events and political manoeuvring during Scotland’s turbulent Covenanting years. Tickets £3.30/£1.65 from Fairhill Library 01698 456360

Rosemary Goring in conversation with Alan Taylor: Scotland: Her Story The Nation’s History by the Women Who Lived It

 Wednesday 20th November 1.30pm Rutherglen Library. 

A unique perspective on national events and ordinary life as experienced by women through the ages. From the saintly but severe medieval Queen Margaret to today’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon, Tickets £3.30/£1.65 from Rutherglen library 0141 643 1296 

Stuart Cosgrove: Soul Music and Social Change

Wednesday 20th November 7.30pm - Avondale Community Wing, Strathaven. 

Professional journalist and broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove is a collector of rare soul music and author of a series of books on the soul scene in the US and in the UK and is   guaranteed to entertain any audience with anecdotes arising from a life spent doing the things he enjoys most.  Tickets £7.50 from SLLC Box Office, 01698 452299 or Avondale Community Wing   01357 521167.

Hamish Brown: East of West, West of East.

Thursday 21st November 7pm East Kilbride Central Library. 

As one of Britain’s most accomplished hill walkers of the past 50 years, Hamish is best known for his walking exploits in the Scottish Highlands. Hamish is a true exponent of mountain culture. Tickets £5.00 from SLLC Box Office, 01698 452299 or from East Kilbride Central Library 01355 220046 

Keith Fergus: Great Scottish Journeys - An illustrated talk 

Thursday 21st November 2pm Lanark Library

Photographer Keith Fergus has walked and cycled all over Scotland and is passionate about the landscape, culture and history of our country. His stunning photographs   have appeared in books, newspapers, magazines, calendars and brochures. Tickets £3.30/£1.65 from Lanark Library 01555 661144 

Liz MacIntyre: Go Home and Sit Still! - The story of Dr Elsie Inglis

Friday 22nd November 11am-12noon St Leonards Library

Elsie Maud Inglis, campaigner for women’s and children’s health, suffragist and founder of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals during WW1, refused to obey when told by the war office to “Go Home…” Elsie’s story shows what people can achieve when they do not just “...Sit Still!” Tickets £3.30/£1.65 from St Leonards Library 01355 241573

Jonny Muir - The Mountains Are Calling 

Saturday 23rd November 2pm Biggar Library

Jonny tells the exhilarating story of runners who go to high places. From its wild origins in the Highlands, hill running in Scotland remains as pure and traditional as sport gets. Tickets £5.00 from SLLC Box Office, 01698 452299 or Biggar Library  01899 222060 

Come along to Book Week Scotland Cheese and Wine Celebrations at a library near you!

Popular with individual readers and book group members alike, don’t miss a great opportunity to catch up on books you would like to read in the year ahead and to share your interest in books and reading with likeminded people.  Tickets £3.30/£1.65 

Monday 18th November Greenhills Library 1.30pm Contact 01355 242951 

Tuesday 19th November Carluke Library 2pm Contact 01555 772134

Tuesday 19th November Cambuslang Library 6pm  Contact 0141 584 2530 

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