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Libraries Week, from the 9-14 October, is the annual showcase of all the creative, innovative and diverse activities that UK libraries have to offer.

Libraries Week is a chance to discover the range of things you can do at your library, from play and learning for children, to getting health or community information, to accessing wifi and games, to finding a job, a hobby or learning new skills.

It’s not just public libraries – libraries of all kinds in schools, workplaces and universities have amazing services that will be on show during Libraries Week. 

West Dunbartonshire Libraries will be supporting Libraries Week by running a week of compelling activities designed to give visitors a great experience.  You can expect to see themes and activities based around your library’s collections and key services including family, health, digital, creative and educational experiences. 

 

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You have the opportunity to find out about the full range of services and support that Macmillan can offer to those people who have cancer or who are supporting a family member with it, this will take place in Dalmuir Library on the 9th of October from 12.30 – 4.55 pm. 

 

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You can also participate in workshops to teach you how to use your library to explore your family history, these workshops will be run respectively in Clydebank and Dumbarton Libraries on the 10th and 11th of October from 10.30 am – 4.00 pm. 

 

 

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For those of a creative bent there is the opportunity to hear and meet the wonderful Laura Lam, the acclaimed author of the dystopian novels False Hearts and Shattered Minds, at Duntocher Library on the 9th of October at 7.00 pm. 

 

 

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If you love the natural world then you will not want to miss leading nature writer Jim Crumley who is discussing his new book, The Nature of Winter at Balloch Library on Tuesday the 10th of October at 7.30 pm. 

 

 

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We are also running drop-in sessions in which you can learn how to use our ebooks and magazines as well as exploring the uses of 3D printing. 

Full List of Library Week Events

Full List of Library Week Events
Digital Sessions
Learn how to download our FREE eBooks & eMagazines Monday 9 Oct  1.30pm - 3.30pm Dumbarton Library
Wednesday 11 Oct 10.00am – 12.00pm Clydebank Library
Friday 13 Oct 10.00am – 12.00pm Alexandria Library
Find out about 3D Printing Tuesday 10 Oct 10.00pm - 12.00pm Clydebank Library
Health and Well-Being
Macmillan Open Day: Find out more about this service and all the information and support it can offer. Monday 9 Oct 12.30pm - 4.55pm Dalmuir Library
Heritage Sessions
You and Yours: Investigating the past using libraries* Tuesday 10 Oct 10.30am – 4.00pm Clydebank Library
Wednesday 11 Oct 10.30am – 4.00pm Dumbarton Library
*Tickets for the "You and Yours" workshops are available at https://wdcnlwk.eventbrite.co.uk
Exhibition/Display: a display of  your findings in the library space 16 - 31 October during usual Library Open Hours Clydebank Library & Dumbarton Library
Culture and Creativity
Laura Lam* Monday 9 October at 7.00 pm Duntocher Library
Jim Crumley* Tuesday 10 October at 7.30 pm Balloch Library
*Tickets for the Laura Lam and Jim Crumley events are available at https://wdcnlwk.eventbrite.co.uk
Glasgow Women’s Library Bus Monday 9 October 10.30-4.30pm Centre 81, Clydebank
Thursday 12 October 10.30-4.30pm Dumbarton Library
Schools and Families
Bookbug Sessions Normal Bookbug sessions but come dressed up as a character from your favourite book – This event is for existing registered Bookbug participants only.

Cost

The workshops and the author events are all FREE but you must book your tickets at https://wdcnlwk.eventbrite.co.uk