Libraries set to celebrate Book Week Scotland

Join our libraries from Monday 19 to Sunday 25 November, to celebrate books and reading with lots free events for all the family


Libraries across North Lanarkshire will welcome customers to a variety of free events as part of Book Week Scotland, a national celebration of reading, including author visit, special activities and film screenings.

Highlights of the celebration include a visit from author and radio presenter, Stuart Cosgrove to Motherwell Library (20 Nov), to talk about Harlem 69: The Future of Soul, the third book in his acclaimed Soul Trilogy; and crime novelist and author of the popular Detective Inspector McLean series, James Oswald, will make an appearance at Wishaw Library (20 Nov) to talk about his latest novel, Gathering Dark.

There's plenty to choose from on 21 November, including Bernard MacLaverty, acclaimed author of Midwinter Break (Coatbridge Library) and Lin Anderson, discussing Sins of the Dead, the latest outing for fictional forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod (Bellshill Cultural Centre). Local author Thomas Welsh, an award-winning fantasy and short story author will also visit Wishaw Library to talk about his novel, Anna Undreaming.

Or why not join Coatbridge Library for Facts Matter - Fake News on 21 November to take a look at misinformation in the age of information overload.

Local libraries will also be giving residents the chance to enjoy films from the big screen. Relax with Miss Jean Brodie in Maggie Smith (12) at Airdrie Library (21 Nov) or enjoy BEANOTOWN with Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed, also at Airdrie Library (24 Nov). Those looking for more action can join Castle Comics at Cumbernauld Library for X-Men (12A) (21 Nov) or Batman (PG) (24 Nov).

For more information, or to view the full programme of free activities, visit

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