Published on Thursday 14 February 2013
A poignant and moving exhibition focused on the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 opened last night (13 February) at Edinburgh’s Central Library
Friday 4 January 2013
A rare Japanese handscroll painting, dating back to the early 1700s, has been discovered in the special collections of Edinburgh’s Central Library.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Fencing champion Keith Cook will be turning the spotlight on sport and dyslexia at a special event on Tuesday (6 November) to kick-off national Dyslexia Awareness Week.
Thursday 4 October 2012
Celebrations were held today to mark the 20th anniversary of Library Link, a bus service for anyone who has difficulty getting to their library because of age, disability or ill health.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
A creative writing competition for Edinburgh children has been launched at the Hermitage of Braid with pupils from Pentland Primary School today (Wednesday 29 August).
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Edinburgh City Libraries hosts a talk with rugby star, Kenny Logan, speaking about his passion for the sport and his own experiences of coping with dyslexia at Drumbrae Library Hub.
Thursday 16 February 2012
A new future for Edinburgh’s libraries is to be decided next week following a consultation with almost 10,000 people.
Wednesday 8 February 2012
Edinburgh’s second business hub on Hamilton Place is set to officially open its doors tonight at the Stockbridge Library following the overwhelming success of the first hub at McDonald Road Library.
Thursday 15 December 2011
The beautifully refurbished Morningside Library was officially declared open again today - two months ahead of schedule.
Thursday 24 November 2011
Twenty children will be presented with Green Pencil Awards at a special ceremony hosted by Councillors Deidre Brock and Ron Cairns at the Central Library tomorrow night (Friday 25 November 2011).
Tuesday 22 November 2011
Edinburgh Libraries' mantra is 'Better Libraries, Better Lives' and this message is central to a new draft strategy for the service approved for public consultation today.
Wednesday 12 October 2011
Olympic fencing demonstrations in Wester Hailes, a film featuring Strictly star Kara Tointon and an exhibition by an international sculptor and designer - it must be Dyslexia Awareness Week!
Thursday 11 August 2011
A brand new community hub for neighbourhood and library services in Craigmillar moved one step closer today (Thursday 11 August 2011) with a sod-cutting ceremony at the construction site.
Friday 1 July 2011
The result of an innovative community arts project which has transformed a building site hoarding in west Edinburgh has been officially unveiled today (1 July).
Friday 17 June 2011
Julia Donaldson, author of hit children's book The Gruffalo, today paid a visit to McDonald Road Library for the official launch of the Circus Stars Summer Reading Challenge.
Thursday 16 June 2011
With the summer holidays fast approaching, parents and carers across Edinburgh will be starting to hunt for fun and engaging activities to keep their kids busy during the weeks ahead.
Friday 3 June 2011
Punters popping into a popular Broughton Street hostelry this Saturday (4 June 2011) will be in for a bit of a surprise.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
An innovative software project led by The City of Edinburgh Council's Libraries and Information Service has scooped a prestigious design award.
Friday 1 April 2011
As the holidays approach, parents and carers will be looking for fun and inexpensive ways to entertain the kids - and the City's museums, attractions, libraries and sports camps are just the ticket!
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Edinburgh's Central Library is embarking upon a brand new chapter this week as work begins to adapt the building to fit 21st century needs and expectations.
Thursday 24 March 2011
Morningside Library will close its doors this weekend to allow an exciting renovation programme to get under way.
Wednesday 2 February 2011
Acclaimed Edinburgh-based children's author Aileen Paterson joined Councillor Deidre Brock to open the brand new library facilities in the South Neighbourhood Office.
Wednesday 19 January 2011
Edinburgh's Culture Leader, Councillor Deidre Brock, welcomes today's announcement of Liz Lochhead as Scotland's new Makar, or National Poet.
Friday 29 October 2010
Former World Champion Scottish racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart is gearing up to be the special guest speaker at a series of events devoted to raising the awareness of "hidden dyslexia".
Monday 11 October 2010
The £250m regeneration of Craigmillar took a step closer last week as plans were approved for the Council’s East Neighbourhood Office and library.
Friday 24 September 2010
Councillor Deidre Brock, Culture and Leisure Convenor, outlined the new library stock policy agreed by the Culture and Leisure Committee on 14 September.
Friday 30 July 2010
The Central Library is entering into the festival spirit tonight with the launch of its Edinburgh Jazz Archive.
Tuesday 6 July 2010
The pioneering library at HMP Saughton (Edinburgh) has scooped a prestigious award in recognition for the life-changing impact it has on inmates.