National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall events are free and take place at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, unless we state otherwise.
List updated: 10 December.
A selection of Christmas crackers from the vaults of the National Library of Scotland's Moving Image Archive. Our annual Christmas film screening takes place in the Kelvin Hall auditorium, with footage to enjoy on the big screen.
Wednesday 11 December
Free. Book 'Christmas screening' on Eventbrite or phone 0141 880 2329.
Discovering family history at Kelvin Hall
Our huge range of digital resources can help you with your ancestral research. Learn how to use them at this workshop. If you have discovered the outline of your family history and want to find out more about your ancestors' lives, our digital resources can help. Learn how to use our huge range of digital resources for your ancestral research at this workshop. The session takes approximately 90 minutes.
Thursday 12 December
Free. This workshop is fully booked.
CINE[STHESIA] — Winter sports
Enjoy watching a collection of curated films on the theme of winter sports, featuring films from the Moving Image Archive. With footage of activities like curling and skiing, visions of snow and ice will set the mood for enjoying wintry outdoor activities. Come along to this winter CINE[STHESIA] wearing your favourite festive jumper!
Friday 13 December
Saturday 14 December
Free. No need to book, just drop in.
Voices heard — Japanese documentaries
A film screening and discussion in partnership with Japan Desk Scotland. New work is shown and creative conversations follow. This event includes two different perspectives on teaching. The film 'Teach English in Japan — Sheona MacAulay' (2019) captures Sheona's experiences teaching and living in Japan for two years. By contrast, the view from a Japanese speaker is conveyed in 'Teach Scottish Country Dancing in Scotland — Atsuko Clement' (2019).
Wednesday 18 December
Free. Book 'Voices heard — Japanese documentaries' on Eventbrite or phone 0141 880 2329.
Getting started with the Moving Image Archive
The National Library of Scotland's Moving Image Archive has been collecting and preserving films since 1976. All of Scots life can be seen: adverts, documentaries, home movies, promotional films, amateur comedies, educational programmes and more. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the archive and guide you through getting the most from searching our catalogue. Workshop lasts around one hour.
Friday 31 January
Free. Book 'Getting started with the Moving Image Archive' on Eventbrite or phone 0141 880 2329.