Edinburgh Libraries (@TalesOfOneCity)

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http://yourlibrary.edinburgh.gov.uk

Edinburgh, UK

2009-02-06 12:45:05

A reminder - due to the closure of Libraries, anyone needing hearing aid batteries should contact the audiology department by phone 0131 536 1637 (open 10am to 1pm and 2 to 4pm) or email Audiology@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk and they will post batteries out. https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/physical-disabilities/hearing-aid-batteries/1

 @Edinburgh Libraries Thank you Edinburgh Libraries - helping to keep us sane 😊

PressReader has been a lifeline to me for a long time. It keeps me informed about the world perspective on many issues and how communities cope with mundane, as well as vital issues. Thanks to the Edinburgh Library System for offering this excellent resource.  @Edinburgh Libraries

From the Edinburgh Evening News to The Washington Post… keep up with the daily news from PressReader, our fantastic free service giving you instant access to hundreds of newspapers:

From the Edinburgh Evening News to The Washington Post… keep up with the daily news from PressReader, our fantastic free service giving you instant access to hundreds of newspapers: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/pressreader

Virtual book groups: how to read together online during this difficult time of being alone -    #Libraryfromhome

Virtual book groups: how to read together online during this difficult time of being alone - https://talesofonecity.wordpress.com/2020/03/26/read-together-online/  #Libraryfromhome

From the Edinburgh Evening News to The Washington Post… keep up with the daily news from PressReader, our fantastic free service giving you instant access to hundreds of newspapers:

From the Edinburgh Evening News to The Washington Post… keep up with the daily news from PressReader, our fantastic free service giving you instant access to hundreds of newspapers: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/pressreader

Virtual book groups: how to read together online during this difficult time of being alone -

Virtual book groups: how to read together online during this difficult time of being alone - http://ow.ly/qygB50yXAg4

Visit Naxos Music Library and Edinburgh Libraries Playlist for a Friday night virtual concert by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, not signed up already, it’s easy, all you need is you library card to start  @SCOmusic @queens_hall #Libraryfromhome

Visit Naxos Music Library and Edinburgh Libraries Playlist for a Friday night virtual concert by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, not signed up already, it’s easy, all you need is you library card to start http://ow.ly/cPfE30qt4W4  @Scottish Chamber Orc  @The Queen's Hall  #Libraryfromhome

It's #WorldTheatreDay today.  'Theatre Royal, Shakespeare Square', John Le Conte, 1857. Originally located at the junction of North Bridge and Waterloo Place in Shakespeare Square, no longer extant. The theatre was demolished in 1859.   @TalesOfOneCity

It's  #WorldTheatreDay today. 'Theatre Royal, Shakespeare Square', John Le Conte, 1857. Originally located at the junction of North Bridge and Waterloo Place in Shakespeare Square, no longer extant. The theatre was demolished in 1859. http://capitalcollections.org.uk  @Edinburgh Libraries

Calling all literature lovers! The @StayatHomefest starts today! See programme and find out how to join in here:

Calling all literature lovers! The  @The Stay-at-Home! online literary festival starts today! See programme and find out how to join in here: https://stayathomefest.wordpress.com/programme/

From the Edinburgh Evening News to The Washington Post… keep up with the daily news from PressReader, our fantastic free service giving you instant access to hundreds of newspapers!

From the Edinburgh Evening News to The Washington Post… keep up with the daily news from PressReader, our fantastic free service giving you instant access to hundreds of newspapers! http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/pressreader

Can you help the British Library make a zoo of talking animals?

Calling all children! The @britishlibrary
 needs your help to create a zoo of talking animals. 

Write & illustrate your creature with tips from Axel Scheffler & let your imagination soar & flutter. 



We'll repost your creations #DiscoveringChildrensBooks

Calling all children! The  @The British Library needs your help to create a zoo of talking animals. Write & illustrate your creature with tips from Axel Scheffler & let your imagination soar & flutter. http://bl.uk/childrens-books/videos/axel-scheffler-how-to-draw-a-gruffalo We'll repost your creations  #DiscoveringChildrensBooks

Escape to another world. We’ve got hundreds of adult and children’s ebooks and audiobooks that you can borrow from home. 
Not yet a member of Edinburgh Libraries? No problem. You can join online here:

Escape to another world. We’ve got hundreds of adult and children’s ebooks and audiobooks that you can borrow from home. Not yet a member of Edinburgh Libraries? No problem. You can join online here: http://ow.ly/tOaD50yWq9u

Our doors may be temporarily closed, but Your Library is still here for you. We’ve got hundreds of engrossing ebooks and audiobooks that you can download at home to help alleviate the self-isolation:    #Libraryfromhome

Our doors may be temporarily closed, but Your Library is still here for you. We’ve got hundreds of engrossing ebooks and audiobooks that you can download at home to help alleviate the self-isolation: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/library2go  #Libraryfromhome

School children in St Kilda, late 19th century. The first dedicated schoolmaster, a Mr Campbell, arrived there in 1884 but didn't stay long. In fact, the school had six schoolmasters in its first five years.

[photo: George Washington Wilson, from a collection @edcentrallib]

School children in St Kilda, late 19th century. The first dedicated schoolmaster, a Mr Campbell, arrived there in 1884 but didn't stay long. In fact, the school had six schoolmasters in its first five years. [photo: George Washington Wilson, from a collection  @Central Library]

Children relaxing at home in 1954 - “I had to hold the shutter open for a few seconds and for once my wee brother obliged and sat still, although I had disturbed him reading his 'Topper'."
Enjoy more great pictures on Edinburgh Collected #ThrowbackThursday

Children relaxing at home in 1954 - “I had to hold the shutter open for a few seconds and for once my wee brother obliged and sat still, although I had disturbed him reading his 'Topper'." Enjoy more great pictures on Edinburgh Collected  #ThrowbackThursday http://ow.ly/kcAQ50yVx8L

Create your own classical concert at home from recordings of the best orchestras, singers and musicians with Naxos Music Library, free from your library   #libraryfromhome @Edinburgh_CC @NEOrchestra

Create your own classical concert at home from recordings of the best orchestras, singers and musicians with Naxos Music Library, free from your library http://ow.ly/p7Ru30qsxBv  #libraryfromhome  @The City of Edinburgh Council  @New Edinburgh Orch

We all need some kindness  #KindnessMatters. The library may not be physically open to display these posters but we will share this idea remotely across the community ❤️  #libraries  @Kirkliston Primary

Good morning everyone, we hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are ready for this new adventure. We have a challenge for you all this morning. Please can you make a poster about being kind to others and share it with us here. Share this with as many as you can! #ChooseKind

Good morning everyone, we hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are ready for this new adventure. We have a challenge for you all this morning. Please can you make a poster about being kind to others and share it with us here. Share this with as many as you can!  #ChooseKind

Lifelong Learning Library Supervisor - Drumbrae Library - EDN12754: Location: Edinburgh; Salary: £21,490 - £25,623 per Year; Closing date: 07/04/2020 http://dlvr.it/RSSPXg

A reminder - due to the closure of Libraries, anyone needing hearing aid batteries should contact the audiology department by phone 0131 536 1637 (open 10am to 1 pm and 2 to 4pm) or email Audiology@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk and they will post batteries out. http://ow.ly/xFMC50yUr1l

In times like these, there's nothing wrong with treating yourself to a bit of comfort reading - in fact, we strongly recommend it! Here, author Claire Barker explains the joy of revisiting your childhood favourites:

In times like these, there's nothing wrong with treating yourself to a bit of comfort reading - in fact, we strongly recommend it! Here, author Claire Barker explains the joy of revisiting your childhood favourites: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-features/features/2019/april/the-soothing-power-of-uncomplicat...

Escape to a fictional world. We’ve got hundreds of adult and children’s ebooks and audiobooks that you can borrow from home. Go to  and find out how to get started. #Libraryfromhome

Escape to a fictional world. We’ve got hundreds of adult and children’s ebooks and audiobooks that you can borrow from home. Go to http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/library2go and find out how to get started.  #Libraryfromhome

How was your first lunchtime? Did you know that our current  #ChildrensLaureate is reading one chapter of How To Train Your Dragon EVERY SINGLE DAY?! We couldn't think of anything better than storytime over lunch 🤩🐉  #BookTrusthomeTime  #unitedbybooks https://bit.ly/2UpJDiw

Here is the first of my creative writing video workshops for children and their families. I hope you enjoy it! If you would like to share work you've made during this workshop, you can tweet it with the hashtag  #WritingWithRachel

Okay, here is the first free online creative writing workshop for children! It will take between 30-60 minutes, on average. It's aimed at under 12s. A workshop aimed at teens will be released at a similar time tomorrow on the same channel. Please RT 😊 https://youtu.be/njSc8pLcuhc

Wherever you are working right now - have a wee bit of  #MondayMotivation on us! We are serious about prizes too! The winning haiku wins a copy of Riddle's Court - A comic history  @Learning & Outreach  @Central Library  @Scottish Book Trust  @free_to_fly

Thistle go down well! Weekly Haiku comp! Today inspired by a motif which adorns @Riddlescourt My meagre effort (can u do better?):
A clump of prickles
A proud spear, a purple crown
Symbol of this land
@ByLeavesWeLive @CreativeScots U could win a prize!
New one next Monday!

Thistle go down well! Weekly Haiku comp! Today inspired by a motif which adorns  @Riddle's Court My meagre effort (can u do better?): A clump of prickles A proud spear, a purple crown Symbol of this land  @Scottish Poetry Library  @Creative Scotland U could win a prize! New one next Monday!

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