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Busy programme across venues
A full programme of events have been scheduled throughout South Lanarkshire to celebrate Book Week Scotland.
The annual event, which runs from November 19-25, is a national celebration of books and reading that brings hundreds of events to a variety of venues.
And this year’s programme is packed with tales and talks, from the personal to the historic and political, with something for all ages to enjoy.
Those who want to spend the week reading will also have plenty of choice, with a free book which will be distributed to libraries in the run- up to the celebrations.
Gerry Campbell, general manager of South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture (SLLC), said: “We are delighted to be holding such a wide variety of events to celebrate Book Week Scotland and encourage our communities to come along and share their love of reading. There genuinely is something going on to suit all genres.
“Even if you can’t get to an event, there are lots of other ways to get involved in online. In fact, this is the perfect time to get signed up to your library or look out your membership card, stock, up on books at home and make time to relax and read.”
South Lanarkshire Library Service is hosting a number of events across SLLC venues.
On Tuesday, November 20, Fairhill Lifestyles on Neilsland Road will host author Ethyl Smith from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. She will discuss Dark Times, her book about how the summer of 1679 was difficult for the Covenanters after the Battle of Bothwell Brig. Tickets cost £3.20 and are available from Fairhill Lifestyles Library or by calling 01698 456360.
Avondale Community Wing Library, Strathaven, will look at the photography of Keith Fergus on Monday, November 19, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Tickets cost £3.20 from the venue or by calling 01357 521167.
And Lanark Library will host a cheese and wine reading group on Thursday, November 22, from 2pm to 3.15pm. Tickets cost £3.20 from the Library or by calling 01555 661144.