Library Corner

THERE is lots going on at Forfar and Kirriemuir libraries this October.

Itchy Feet

Nick Thorpe, an award-winning writer and journalist will be at Forfar Library on Thursday, October 25, to talk about his eccentric voyages.

These include a trip to Easter Island on a reed boat and a trip round Scotland using canals and coastal routes.

Tickets are on sale at £2.50 each and the cost includes refreshments.

Children’s competitions

There’s the ‘Tattie Hunt’ at both libraries to keep younger visitors entertained. At Kirrie you are tasked with finding the tatties in the junior library then you must complete an anagram with the letters you find.

Forfar’s tatties have jobs and you need to mark down what these are. Also there are several extra golden tatties and anyone finding one of those goes into a special draw.

For first and second year pupils the competition is to design a unique costume to win the complete trilogy of ‘The Hunger Games’ - a ‘must have’ set for sci-fi and non sci-fi lovers alike.

Police Drop-In

PC Alan Bell is holding regular surgeries in Kirriemuir Library and the next one is on October 11 at 2.30 pm then October 23 at 3 pm.

PC Bell is hoping to reassure people of police presence in Kirriemuir and to listen to any local/landward issues residents might have. You can follow PC Bell on twitter @KirrieRuralPC.

School Visits

After the holidays, library staff will be out and about visiting some of the local primary schools for storytelling. If you’d like staff to visit your school give them a call or pop in to the library and talk to them.

Hallowe’en Fun

Night in the Library – Kirrie would like to invite children up to age 12 to join them for a Night in the Library between 4.45 and 6 pm on Wednesday, October 31.

To get into the party spirit you can dress up as your favourite Hallowe’en character. Come and enjoy some lively activities with library staff and, if you’re brave enough, listen to a spooky story. Places are limited so call on 01575 572357, or pop into the library, to book yours now. Forfar’s Night is on November 2, but tickets have been snapped up already.

Free Online Reference Sites

Library members can access the revamped Oxford Reference Online via the Council website. There are over 300 subject companions, encyclopedias and dictionaries containing over two million entries many of which are illustrated. The Dictionaries section now has bilingual ones as well as tips on grammar, puzzles, a weekly crossword and games.