Upcoming events

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A Book, a Brew and a Banter at Loanhead

Join us to relax, have a cup of tea and chat about your favourite author, series or book.

Location: Loanhead Library

Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

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Sundays, Premium Tubing - Pay N Play (age 8+)

23 February 2014 - 28 December 2014

Come along and try our new tubing sessions! For juniors (age 8+) and adults.

Every week

Location: Midlothian Snowsports Centre

Time: 10:30 - 17:30

Cost: Various

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Bookbug sessions in Penicuik

10 March 2014 - 30 March 2015

Weekly fun, friendly sessions of stories, rhymes and songs for babies and toddlers along with their parents, grandparents or carers. Every Monday.

Every week

Location: Penicuik Library

Time: 10:30 - 11:00

Cost: Free

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Art in the Library in Penicuik

6 November 2014

Browse, mingle, enjoy a glass of wine and maybe pick up a Christmas present or two?

Location: Penicuik Library

Time: 18:30 - 21:00

Cost: Free

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Fun activities for adults with learning disabilities - in Mayfield

25 September 2014 - 31 March 2015

Enjoy activities every Thursday specifically designed for adults with learning disabilities - just turn up on the day as no need to book a place.

Every week

Location: Mayfield Leisure Centre

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Cost: £2.00 per session

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Midlothian Local & Family History Day in Newtongrange

22 November 2014

Join us for this fascinating free event with activities for the whole family.

Location: National Mining Museum

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Cost: Free

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Book Week Scotland 2014 in Midlothian Libraries

24 November 2014 - 30 November 2014

Book Week Scotland is a celebration of books, reading and libraries. Join us for exciting author visits, special Scottish Bookbug sessions, discussions, exhibitions and competitions!

Location: All Midlothian Libraries

Cost: Free

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Braw Blether for Book Week Scotland

24 November 2014 - 26 November 2014

“There is a direct link between what you feel about stories and what you feel about everything else, especially about yourself.”

Location: Midlothian Libraries

Cost: Free

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Chatterbooks Fun for Book Week Scotland

24 November 2014 - 27 November 2014

Special Chatterbooks fun for Book Week Scotland 2014! Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years.

Location: Midlothian Libraries

Cost: Free

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Doug Johnstone author event in Penicuik

24 November 2014

Join us for a talk by renowned Scottish crime writer Doug Johnstone.

Location: Penicuik Library

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Cost: Free

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eBooks & eMagazines drop-in Sessions in Midlothian Libraries

24 November 2014 - 27 November 2014

If you have a PC, eReader, iPad, Tablet, KindleFire or Smartphone you could be downloading over 2000 eBook, eAudiobook or eMagazine titles for free!

Location: Midlothian Libraries

Cost: Free

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Scottish Bookbug sessions at Midlothian Libraries

24 November 2014 - 29 November 2014

Special Scottish themed Bookbug sessions as part of Book Week Scotland 2014.

Location: Midlothian Libraries

Cost: Free

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Adults Craft session in Mayfield

25 November 2014

Join us to create some fantastic arts and crafts. For adults.

Location: Mayfield Library

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Cost: Free

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Braw Blether in Penicuik

25 November 2014 - 24 November 2015

Braw Blether is a reading group with a difference. This service encourages individuals to come together to share thoughts, ideas, emotions and feelings using stories and poems as our inspiration.

Every week

Location: Penicuik Library

Time: 13:30 - 15:00

Cost: Free

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Craftie Books in Dalkeith

25 November 2014

Come along and create something fantastic out of old books!

Location: Dalkeith Library

Time: 15:30 - 17:00

Cost: Free

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Craig Robertson author event in Mayfield

25 November 2014

We are delighted to welcome bestselling Scottish author Craig Robertson to Mayfield Library.

Location: Mayfield Library

Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Cost: Free

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'Murder at the Ravenswick Hotel' for Book Week Scotland

25 November 2014 - 27 November 2014

Popular crime-writer Ann Cleeves has created a Shetland-themed grisly murder mystery which will be played out in Midlothian Libraries especially for Book Week Scotland.

Location: Midlothian Libraries

Cost: Free

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Tea and Biscuits with Carol Anne Hunter in Dalkeith

25 November 2014

Have a cuppa with local author Carol Anne Hunter.

Location: Dalkeith Library

Time: 13:30 - 15:00

Cost: Free

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Ian Fraser author event in Mayfield

26 November 2014

In what promises to be a fascinating evening award-winning journalist, commentator and broadcaster Ian Fraser will be discussing his book 'Shredded: Inside RBS, The Bank That Broke Britain'.

Location: Mayfield Library

Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Cost: Free

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John MacKay author event in Penicuik

26 November 2014

An evening with Scottish writer and broadcaster John Mackay.

Location: Penicuik Library

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Cost: Free

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An evening with Lea Taylor in Gorebridge

27 November 2014

Local storyteller and 'Bagatelle' member Lea Taylor will be telling Scottish stories and singing Scottish songs.

Location: Gorebridge Library

Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Cost: Free

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An evening with Penicuik Local Writers

27 November 2014

A celebration of local writing talent with readings and performances by a number of authors.

Location: Penicuik Library

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: Free

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Braw Book Group in Danderhall

27 November 2014

Join us for a very special book group to celebrate Book Week Scotland 2014!

Location: Danderhall Library

Time: 14:30 - 15:30

Cost: Free

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A Book, a Brew and a Banter at Loanhead

28 November 2014

Join us to relax, have a cup of tea and chat about your favourite author, series or book.

Location: Loanhead Library

Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

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Book Bag Crafts in Danderhall

28 November 2014

Come and make a bag out of a book!

Location: Danderhall Library

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

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'Design Your Own Book Cover' in Dalkeith

28 November 2014

How do you like a book cover? Scary, funny, sad?

Location: Dalkeith Library

Time: 13:30 - 15:00

Cost: Free

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Family Crafts session in Mayfield

28 November 2014

Come along and have some fun making lovely arts and crafts. All welcome but children under the age of 8 should be accompanied by an adult.

Location: Mayfield Library

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Cost: Free

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Lin Anderson author event in Dalkeith

28 November 2014

Meet Scottish crime writer Lin Anderson.

Location: Dalkeith Library

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Cost: Free

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Children's Writing Workshop in Penicuik

29 November 2014

Three wonderful creative writing and performance workshops for primary aged children, 9 -13 years, in partnership with the Penicuik Arts Association.

Location: Penicuik Library

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Cost: Free

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Dr Alison's Bookworld in Dalkeith

29 November 2014

Come for a blether and swap ideas for great new books to read.

Location: Dalkeith Library

Time: 10:30 - 12:30

Cost: Free

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Library fun with Princess Pumpalot at Gorebridge

29 November 2014

Come along for plenty of family fun with Robin Mitchell and the Princess Pumpalot Gang!

Location: Gorebridge Library

Time: 10:30 - 12:00

Cost: Free

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Food for Fines in Midlothian Libraries

1 December 2014 - 31 December 2014

Call into any library during December with canned or non-perishable food items for Midlothian Foodbank and the library will waive any outstanding fines!

Location: Midlothian Libraries

Cost: No charges

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General Purposes Committee Meeting

11 November 2014

Location: Council

Cost: N/A

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Midlothian Council Meeting

4 November 2014

Location: Council

Cost: N/A

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Cabinet Meeting

18 November 2014

Location: Council

Cost: N/A

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Cabinet Meeting

18 November 2014

Location: Council

Cost: N/A

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Planning Committee Meeting

18 November 2014

Location: Council

Cost: N/A

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Local Review Body Meeting

25 November 2014

Location: Council

Cost: N/A

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Performance Review and Scrutiny Committee Meeting

25 November 2014

Location: Council

Cost: N/A

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Performance Review and Scrutiny Committee Meeting

26 November 2014

Location: Council

Cost: N/A

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Performance Review and Scrutiny Committee Meeting

26 November 2014

Location: Council

Cost: N/A

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