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Public Holiday

🚫 Libraries are 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝 on Monday 6th May.
✅ Libraries are 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 on Saturday 4th May.

Growing for recoveryIn conjunction with Falkirk’s Mental Health Association (FDAMH) and Sustainable Thinking Scotland, Falkirk Libraries are launching our Growing for Recovery gardening bags. The packs will include books, tools, seeds and recipes to help you grow and cook your own food. With help from the packs you will be able to create fresh meals from plant pot to plate.

With the cost of living crisis, we want to help everyone have access to affordable, organic produce by showing them how to grow sustainably in their own space, no matter the size. We want to make the journey from produce to plate easier to help address environmental issues such as sustainability, carbon food print and emissions.

At the event we will have a workshop on sustainable growing with what you have, for beginners.

We will be making biodegradable cell trays with recyclable household materials such as egg cartons and toilet roll tubes to begin the seed sowing process and the beginners growing journey.

Also come along to find out more about our new gardening club at Falkirk Library starting on April 23rd.

BaxterAlan Baxter: My Life as a Scottish Metal Detectorist 

Alan Baxter has been behind some of the most significant historical discoveries in Scotland ever to have been made by a metal detectorist. In his brand new book, he details the fundamental rules of his craft and explains how to get involved in this fascinating activity, before taking a look at some of the amazing rarities from centuries past that he has uncovered.

'My Life as a Scottish Metal Detectorist' is officially released the day after our event - come along for a sneak preview of the book and to learn more about Alan's finds.

Books will be available for purchase and signing on the day.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn about the world of metal detecting from a true expert.

Hop along to your local library this spring school holiday for crafts, LEGO, stories and more.

Spend the day in our children’s areas. Find the bouncy bunnies in our Spring Search treasure hunt, snuggle up with good book, or try some of our paper puzzles and colouring pages.

Weekly Bookbug sessions for under 4s continue throughout the holidays. See all upcoming Easter fun on our website:

Craft Sessions:

🟪 Slamannan: Tues 2, 10.30am

🟧 Bonnybridge: Thurs 4, 4pm

🟨 Denny: Thurs 4, 12pm

🟩 Larbert: Thurs 4, 2pm

🟦 Grangemouth: Fri 5, 10.30am

🟥 Falkirk: Tues 9, 2pm



Ages 5+, £3. Contact libraries to book a space.

Join us for a story, then stay and play - we'll have quick crafts, colouring and other fun.

🟪 Bo’ness: Tues 2 & Tues 9, 10.30am

🟦 Denny: Tues 9, 10.30am

🟩 Falkirk: Thurs 4, 10.30am

🟨 Grangemouth: Thurs 11, 10.30am

🟧 Larbert: Fri 5, 2pm | Tues 9, 11am | Fri 12, 11am

These sessions are aimed at young children aged 3-6, but older children are welcome. Book on Eventbrite for most, but please contact Grangemouth Library in person to book. Free.

Beginning April 15, 2024, Android 7.1.1 will be the earliest supported Android OS for Libby. Devices running older issues of Android are likely to have issues with the Libby app.

This is due to the apps web certificate provider, Let's Encrypt, discontinuing support for Android operating systems (OS) 7.1.0 and earlier. Let’s Encrypt certificates are used to secure connections on many websites and apps, including those from OverDrive (the company responsible for Libby).
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