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Join us for weekly Bookbug sessions at the National Library of Scotland. We'll share songs, rhymes, and stories for children aged five and under.
- Spaces are limited and booking is essential.
- Please only book tickets for adults attending.
- Bookbug sessions are intended for children five and under, but older siblings are welcome.
If you need to cancel, please either do so via Eventbrite or by contacting our Learning team for assistance.
Ian Rankin: Rebus, reading, and writing a novel
This autumn, Ian Rankin launches his new Rebus book 'A Heart Full of Headstones'. Readers can't wait to learn what's next in store for one Scotland's favourite literary detectives.
At this Library talk, Rankin not only celebrates this exciting new book – the first of a two-book deal – but also the Ian Rankin Archive. The Archive has found its home in the Library. Several of its items will be displayed as part of a special exhibition, to coincide with this talk.
Festive fun on film!
This relaxed screening of Christmas films has been specially selected from the National Library of Scotland's film and television collection by Curator Ann Cameron.
From Co-op cinema advertisements and Hogmanay celebrations to treasured family reels and seasonal television programming, experience Scotland's Christmas on the big screen.
'Tatties Frae Chuckie Stanes': A series of Christmas stories
'Tatties Frae Chuckie Stanes' is a much-loved story from the great Duncan Williamson.
At this special Christmas event, storytellers Beverley Bryant and Heather Yule will retell these festive favourites for the National Library of Scotland's audience.
Coorie in, grab a comfy chair, and get ready to be filled with the Christmas spirit in this hour of music, song, and story.
Thursday 15 December
2pm to 3pm.
George IV Bridge
Free. Tickets available from 3 November. Book 'A series of Christmas stories' via Eventbrite.
Festive tales and tunes
Come in from the cold and coorie doon with heart-warming stories, riddle-me-rees and songs for the season with storytellers Anne Hunter and Harriet Grindley.
Saturday 17 December
11am to 11:30am and 12 noon to 12:30pm.
Drop-in. No booking required.