13 memories

It’s Friday the 13th.  I’m celebrating with 13 Library memories:

  1. The blue library van
  2. Pretending to study in the old Shetland room
  3. Moments of silence
  4. Old swimming pool – museum – library (annual school trips)
  5. Kathleen Tait recommending I read Charlotte’s Web
  6. People watching with a coffee
  7. The old office on St Olaf Street
  8. Smells of books
  9. Knitting a car
  10. Discovering poetry with Kathleen Jamie
  11. Using it as an office when I was unemployed
  12. Rehearsing plays in the old library with the late Tommy Watt
  13. Always being made to feel welcome with smiles from friendly staff

What’s your memories?  Email me at jacqui.clark@shetland.org

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Liz, Gary and a cat

It was truly wonderful to see Liz Lochhead at the Library on Tuesday evening.  As she nears the end of time as Scotland’s Makar it was great to see a crowd in the Library to hear her read from her vast works.  Read Photograph, Art Student, Female, Working Class.

Jacqui and Liz Lochhead

Meanwhile, I read Tobermory Cat which was great fun and I’ve started on a Western about some guy called Crazy Crawford.  More on that next time.

Shetland Library have been busy tweeting.  There may be no Gary but there is a nomination for Library of the Year.  Wow!  Well done to everyone.