National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall events are free and take place at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, unless we state otherwise.
List updated: 15 November.
Scottish Youth Film Festival Awards Ceremony
See the cream of Scotland's young film-making talent at the Scottish Youth Film Festival Awards ceremony, celebrating the best short films made in the last year.
Wednesday 22 November
Venue: Kelvin Hall Screening Room
Free. Book 'Scottish Youth Film Festival Awards Ceremony' on Eventbrite or phone 0845 366 4629.
Discover maps online at the Moving Image Archive
We have around two million maps in our collection. From early maps to the latest digital mapping, discover the treasures of our map collection. This talk is a general introduction to the online map collection, and highlights the 185,000 maps on our map images website. We show you how to use geo-referenced overlays, side-by-side views, 3D and spy tools, printing and buying maps, and much more.
Friday 24 November
Free. This event is now fully booked.
CINE[STHESIA] 17: Anonymous was a Woman
A selection of films made by and about women. This screening will introduce you to an eclectic group of features which observe the female experience from the 1980s to mid 2000s. These films offer an intimate glimpse into the lives of real Scottish women in a contemporary context. Come along and view the first in our 'Anonymous was a Woman' series.
Saturday 25 November
11:30 and 15.00
Free. Book 'CINE[STHESIA] 17' on Eventbrite or phone 0845 366 4629.
CINE[STHESIA] 18: 'Scottish textiles' part 1
Warp and weft
A selection of films exploring Scotland's rich tradition of textile production. In the first of this two part series, we travel to the Shetland Isles to experience the spinning, carding and knitting of wool. Moving on to the island of Harris, we’ll witness the gathering of materials to make dye and the production of its most famous export — Harris Tweed.
Wednesday 6 December
14.00 and 18:00
Free. Book 'CINE[STHESIA] 18' on Eventbrite or phone 0845 366 4629.
Getting started with the Moving Image Archive
Scotland's Moving Image Archive has been collecting and preserving films since 1976. We introduce you to the archive and guide you through getting the most from searching our catalogue. All of Scots life can be seen: adverts, documentaries, home movies, promotional films, amateur comedies, educational programmes and more. Whatever you search for, you are bound to come across film that will interest and surprise you. You may even spot yourself or someone you know!
Saturday 9 December
Free. Book 'Getting started with the Moving Image Archive' on Eventbrite or phone 0845 366 4629.
Fizz, fairycake and festive films
Join us to celebrate festive cheer throughout the years with classic Christmas films from the Moving Image Archive.
Wednesday 13 December
Venue: Kelvin Hall Screening Room
Free. Book 'Fizz, fairycake and festive films' on Eventbrite or phone 0845 366 4629.
CINE[STHESIA] 19: 'Scottish textiles' part 2
From Scotland to the world
Explore Scotland's globe-spanning textile industry. Today's selection of films features everything from the production of thread to chic cashmere garments. We'll also take a film tour of Glasgow's very own Templeton Carpet Factory, witnessing every step of the design and manufacturing process.
Saturday 16 December
11.30 and 15.00
Free. Book 'CINE[STHESIA] 19' on Eventbrite or phone 0845 366 4629.