Win an MP4 Player With New Bolinda e-Audiobook Service

lhs_bolinda-logoEast Lothian Libraries are pleased to announce that members now have access to another fantastic e-audiobook service, courtesy of Bolinda.

Working in the same way as the service from OneClick Digital, borrowers can download 4 books to enjoy at home or on the go. To find out more, including how to download the App and to view the collection, please visit the e-audiobook homepage.

Competition
To celebrate the launch of Bolinda, we have a competition for you!

To have a chance to win an amazing personal MP4 player all you have to do is sign up to Bolinda and borrow any book of your choosing before the closing date of Friday 27 June.

Then just send us an email to library.news@eastlothian.gov.uk to tell us you want to enter!

Free family events across Museums from 18-20 May!

Over 18-20 May, East Lothian’s campaigners from history come back to life to share their stories with families! FREE events throughout East Lothian.

 Friday, 18 May: 6pm–8pm

Support the Suffragettes

John Gray Centre

Catherine Blair and Elsie Inglis

 In Haddington, famous local suffragettes Catherine Blair and Elsie Inglis will make a rare appearance. Hear why they believe women deserve the vote and equal rights to men, and then join them as they take action!

 

Saturday, 19 May: 1pm–4pm

Defend Dunbar Castle with Black Agnes

Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

 Discover why Black Agnes needs your help to build some new defences for Dunbar Castle as she protects Scotland from English invasion. You won’t believe your ears as she shares a few secrets about how she protected the castle!

 

Saturday, 19 May: 1pm–4pm

Campaign for Conservation with John Muir

John Muir’s Birthplace

 Join John Muir in Dunbar as he campaigns to protect the environment. Hear his stories and make your own inspirational banner, using a John Muir quote or one of your own!

 

Sunday, 20 May: 1pm–4pmMining Banner

Back the Miners’ Strike

Prestongrange Museum

 Join miners at Prestongrange as they go on strike! You’ll be able to find out about their awful working conditions by experiencing some of the challenges they faced, and joining their protest.

 

Sunday, 20 May: 1pm–4pm

Rally for Royalty with Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots Maids

Musselburgh Museum

 Help the maids of Mary, Queen of Scots crack a secret code to assist with her escape. They might spill a few secrets about Mary’s extraordinary life whilst you’re there!

 

FREE science workshops on Medieval Construction for EL Schools – book quickly!

East Lothian schools have the opportunity to take part in FREE science workshops about how castles and churches were built! Run by Historic Scotland at both Dirleton Castle and Seton Collegiate Church, these sessions are suitable for P4-7 pupils, last 70 minutes and take place on the following dates:

Seton Collegiate Church, 22-24 May

Dirleton Castle, 29-31 May

To book contact Historic Scotland Learning Services; Tel: 0131 668 8736/8793 Email: hslearning@scotland.gsi.gov.uk Please tell them you found out about it via ‘East Lothian Council Museums Service’ when booking!

Download flyer here for full info! E Lothian flyer 2012

IT GETS BETTER IN EAST LOTHIAN Town House…

IT GETS BETTER…IN EAST LOTHIAN

Town House | Haddington | East Lothian

Thursday 23 February 2012

7-9pm

FREE

Join us in celebration of LGBT History Month this February at a free event inspired bythe international project IT GETS BETTER. The evening will feature:
· Loud and Proud Choir
· Award winning Knox Academy film
· Drinks reception
No need to book, all welcome.

For further information contact us on equalities@eastlothian.gov.uk
Or call 01620 827 134 www.eastlothianmuseums.org

FAMILY ACTIVITY DAY Saturday 20th August 12.30pm 3.30pm…

FAMILY ACTIVITY DAY
Saturday 20th August
12.30pm-3.30pm
Prestongrange Museum, Prestonpans

Bring the whole family along to this free day of activities. Try out different activities – archery, kayaking, printing, orienteering, crafts and much more! Into dance? You could try bellydancing or have a go at some 1960s dancing? Or if you’re more arty you could try ceramic painting or printing. The Ranger Service will be on hand to answer all your animal questions!

Download our packed programme: http://www.prestongrange.org/site/media/PG%20events%202011/FamilyActivityDay2011_Programme.pdf

No bookings, just drop in. Come early to ensure you don’t miss out!!

1-7 November is Dyslexia Awareness Week …

1-7 November is Dyslexia Awareness Week

This year the Dyslexia Awareness Week theme is Hidden Dyslexia. Help raise your colleagues’ awareness about Dyslexia – please pass this e-mail on.

CPD Bytes is offering 10 complimentary online ‘Hidden Dyslexia’ courses each worth £100 to raise teachers’ awareness of the impact of unidentified dyslexia on learners,

For a your free entry please Click Here and fill in the simple form. or copy and paste this link into your browser window http://cpdbytes.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=79b9667153aaee41587daf08f&id=e262cf8aeb

The prizes will be drawn on the 7th November at 12 noon. All the winners will be notified by e-mail and a list of all the prize winners will be displayed on the website www.cpdbytes.com.
Every entrant will be eligible for a 50% discount on our popular Hidden Dyslexia Course if ordered before the end of November.

East Lothian Multi Cultural Day, 10th October 2010

The grounds of Prestongrange Museum will be taken over for a fun filled day of music, food and crafts from around the world for this year’s East Lothian Multi Cultural Day event.

It will take place on Sunday the 10th of October from 12 noon to 3.30pm. An African women’s choir, Bollywood dancers, Egyptian bellydancing, classical Indian dance, Chinese performers and East Lothian’s Sangstream Choir are just a few of the highlights of this year’s East Lothian Family Multi-cultural day!

Interested in fashion and world crafts? Why not view our Sari draping exhibition and join in a demonstration or watch Nepalese crafts people work their magic! Visit our crafts marquee for more world crafts, fair trade goods and information stalls.

For the little ones why not come along to be enchanted by Tania’s French Puppet Show and storytelling! A fun day for all the family is guaranteed and entry on the day is free!

For more information about the day, please visit http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/multiculturalday2010

This is a copy of a post from Prestonpans Infant School web site.