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Community / Plenty on at the library for book week

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SHETLAND Library is offering a varied programme of events to mark Book Week Scotland, which is taking place next week.

The week kicks off on Monday 13 November with an evening yoga session with local dancer, choreographer and trained yoga instructor Kathryn Spence from 6-7pm. Spaces are limited so booking is essential.

Spence said: “It will focus on mindful movement taking some inspiration from poetry – very fitting for the library. I can’t wait.”

On Tuesday 14 November, the library will hold the weekly Bookbug story, song and rhyme sessions for children under five years old at 10.30am and 2pm. New faces are welcome and a special guest may also be in attendance.

The next day there will be an open mic event where the community are invited to step up to the mic and share poems, stories or music on the theme of ‘Adventure’.

For anyone who would rather be in the audience and be entertained – listeners are equally welcomed. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

On Thursday 16 November from 5.3pm-7.30pm, local artist-led social enterprise Gaada will be running an ‘introduction to zine making’ workshop.

This workshop is aimed at adults and children over eight years old. Eight to twelve year olds should be accompanied by an adult – and again, places are limited so booking is essential.

The week will conclude on Saturday 18 November from 3pm-4.30pm with ‘Adventures in Reading: Craft session with Jane Cockayne’.

Inspired by Sally Huband’s book Sea Bean, Cockayne will be at the library helping folk to create their own picture message in or on a bottle – one of the most adventurous forms of communication.

This workshop is aimed at adults and children over eight years old. Places are limited, booking is essential.

Anyone unable to attend any of the events is welcome to visit the library and pick up a free copy of ‘Adventure’ – this year’s free giveaway collection of stories written by the people of Scotland and distributed by national charity, Scottish Book Trust.

Library reader services team leader Catherine Jeromson said: “We are delighted to be offering such a wide range of activities for Book Week Scotland, which also highlights that the Library has something for everyone, all year round.”

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