Upcoming events

Poster advertising an Anti-Apartheid exhibition at Penicuik Library

Anti-Apartheid exhibition comes to Midlothian

A fascinating exhibition which tells the story of the anti-apartheid movement is coming to a Midlothian library.

Location: Dalkeith Library

Cost: Free

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"Love Your Library" Day 2016

1 February 2016 - 6 February 2016

Love Your Library is a week of special events to celebrate libraries and reading in Midlothian.

Location: Various libraries in Midlothian

Cost: Free

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Book Art in Gorebridge

1 February 2016

Use your imagination to create works of art such as lanterns and table decorations using old books.

Location: Gorebridge Library

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free

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Burning Hearts workshop in Mayfield

1 February 2016

Need a Valentine's gift for that extra special someone in your life? Come along and create beautiful wooden hearts using pyrography.

Location: Mayfield Library

Time: 18:30 - 20:00

Cost: £1.00

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Introduction to Glass Painting in Dalkeith

2 February 2016

Learn the techniques used in glass painting.

Location: Dalkeith Library

Time: 13:30 - 15:30

Cost: Free

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'Life Begins at 40' birthday candles in Danderhall

2 February 2016

Join us as we make scented candles using soy wax and a microwave!

Location: Danderhall Library

Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Cost: £2.00

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Malcolm Archibald author event in Gorebridge

2 February 2016

Born and bred in Edinburgh, Malcolm Archibald writes both historical fiction and non-fiction titles.

Location: Gorebridge Library

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

Cost: Free

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Calling all Midlothian farmers!

3 February 2016

Midlothian Council invites you to the next ‘Midlothian farmers’ meeting which will be held on Wednesday 3 February at the Stair Arms Hotel, Pathhead from, 7pm.

Location: Stair Arms Hotel, Pathhead

Time: 19:00

Cost: Free

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eBooks & eMagazines drop-in Sessions in Midlothian Libraries

3 February 2016 - 4 February 2016

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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Lavinia Urban in Dalkeith

3 February 2016

A visit by young adult fiction author Lavinia Urban as part of Love Your Library 2016

Location: Dalkeith Library

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Cost: Free

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Love Relaxation in Newtongrange

3 February 2016

Relax and unwind!

Location: Newtongrange Library

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: Free

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Storytelling with Allison Galbraith in Penicuik

3 February 2016

Allison Galbraith brings tales of Scottish folklore to Penicuik Library.

Location: Penicuik Library

Time: 09:45 - 10:45

Cost: Free

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The Railways of Dalkeith

3 February 2016

Local historian and railway enthusiast Brian Scott gives an illustrated talk about the early railways of Dalkeith.

Location: Dalkeith Library

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Cost: Free

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Booky Bingo at Mayfield

4 February 2016

Have fun playing bingo with a difference! There are prizes galore so don't forget your dabber! Suitable for ages 18 and over.

Location: Mayfield Library

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £1.00

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Drawing Workshop in Dalkeith

4 February 2016

Drawing the Waverley Line: a drawing workshop led by Newton Ross on behalf of Dalkeith Arts.

Location: Dalkeith Library

Time: 13:30 - 15:30

Cost: Free

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Lasswade Library and the Chamber of Secrets

4 February 2016

Celebrate National Harry Potter night with Lasswade Library!

Location: Lasswade Library

Time: 10:20 - 18:30

Cost: Free

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Life Begins @ 40! Computer Class in Danderhall

4 February 2016

You're never too old to learn about computers.

Location: Danderhall Library

Time: 09:30 - 11:30

Cost: Free

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

4 February 2016

Henrietta Lacks was a poor tobacco farmer whose cancer cells became one of the most important tools in medicine.

Location: Lasswade Library

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

Cost: Free

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Build a Biscuit Library in Gorebridge

5 February 2016

Create your own library using biscuits, sticky jam and chocolate!

Location: Gorebridge Library

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Cost: Free

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Children's Party Hat crafts in Danderhall

5 February 2016

Celebrate our birthday by making the most extravagant party hat possible!

Location: Danderhall Library

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Cost: Free

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Job Club at Mayfield

24 April 2015 - 29 April 2016

Drop-in help sessions on searching and applying for jobs provided by Mayfield & Easthouses Development Trust (MAEDT).

Every week

Location: Mayfield Library

Time: 11:00 - 13:00

Cost: Free

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Moira Cormack in Dalkeith

5 February 2016

Local storyteller Moira Cormack will be here to entertain our younger members in an interactive session of stories and rhyme.

Location: Dalkeith Library

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Cost: Free

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Neil Broadfoot author event in Mayfield

5 February 2016

Neil Broadfoot is one of Scotland's sharpest crime writers whose debut novel Falling Fast was shortlisted for Bloody Scotland's Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year award in 2014.

Location: Mayfield Library

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: Free

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National Libraries Day 2016

6 February 2016

A day of celebrating libraries, books and reading.

Location: Midlothian Libraries

Cost: Free

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Nick Sharratt author visit in Dalkeith

6 February 2016

Nick Sharratt is one of Britain's best known children's authors. For ages 3 to 10 years (all children aged 8 or under must be accompanied by an adult).

Location: Dalkeith Library

Time: 11:30 - 12:30

Cost: Free

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Anti-Apartheid exhibition comes to Midlothian

9 February 2016

A fascinating exhibition which tells the story of the anti-apartheid movement is coming to a Midlothian library.

Location: Dalkeith Library

Cost: Free

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Pancake Day for Dalkeith area tenants

9 February 2016

All Midlothian Council tenants in Dalkeith, Cousland, Danderhall and Pathhead are invited along to enjoy a Pancake Tuesday coffee afternoon.

Location: Dalkeith Arts Centre, 2 White Hart Street

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Cost: Free

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