The Cyberpunk Archives

We’re starting the new year with a look into the future with this months display.

Cyberpunk is a genre you may not have heard of, but chances are you’ve seen a film or read a book with cyberpunk roots.

Generally set in a near, dystopian future, the stories tend to centre around hackers, detectives, corporations and computer crime. If you’ve seen Blade Runner or The Matrix you’ll know what to expect, if you haven’t they’re part of the display, so you can find out for yourself! So, if you like crime or science fiction novels there is plenty here to whet your appetite.

If non fiction is more to your liking then we also have various books that complement the genre such as film architecture, social networking, computer safety and interviews with hackers to name but a few.

There are also plenty of DVDs to check out including one of Angelina Jolie’s first films; Hackers and the latest in the Japanese anime series; Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society.

So, whether you want to try something different or you’ve just got home from watching Tron Legacy and want some more tales of the hi-tech, chances are you’ll find something in the cyberpunk archives.

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Map your way through the world of Sci Fi and Fantasy

We have just put together a new display of fantasy and science fiction novels that will appeal to readers of all kinds.  If you like epic sagas then we have classics such as the fictional mythology of Lord of the Rings and the Shakepearean tales of Dune.  If comedy is more your thing or like the idea of fantasy characters coming to terms with concepts like football or the internet then the Discworld series is for you!  Perhaps you grew up watching the Conan movies or the BBC productions of Narnia, if so why not see how it all began.  With halloween coming up then you could always try something a little more spooky by H.P. Lovecraft.

There are all kinds of science fiction and fantasy stories, come and find out which appeal to you.

Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day takes place every year on 13 September, on the birthday of the World’s No. 1 Storyteller. We have a some brand new copies of some of the favourites as well as a selection from the collection we already have on display.

Whether you’ve never picked one up before or have read each and every one, come and take a look.  Dahl’s books appeal to young and old and can be read over and over again.

Old School Saturdays: The Return

This weekend Old School Saturdays returns!

There are plenty of classic games to play, but that’s not all. We are also going to begin designing out very own game. It will be up to the group to decide what sort of game we shall make; platformer, adventure, role-playing game, shoot-em-up… the possibilities go on and on.

So, come along and check out the games we have on offer, see what works, what we could do better and join in making our own.

See you there.

New Books!

Good news for our younger readers.  We’ve just added loads of new picture books to our stock.  There is great variety; books about animals, colours, nature as well as some great stories.  Some of the books are noisy, some are furry, but they all have great pictures!  Come and take a look..

Mary Shelley’s 213th Birthday

If you’ve been to the Google homepage today you might have noticed that it is the 213th birthday of Frankenstein author, Mary Shelley.  To celebrate this a group of children got artsy-craftsy; making masks, colouring in pictures and making cardboard characters.  Spooky stuff!

Monday 30th August Weekly Roundup

The Space Hop reading challenge finished yesterday, with just over 100 young readers completing the six book task.  All the participants will receive certificates and medals on Friday 17th September in a ceremony beginning at 2pm, when we will also announce the winners of the prize draw for tickets to Leith Waterworld, Camera Obscura, Dynamic Earth, and a voucher for Blackwells.

Wednesday September 1st Library Link 2pm – 3pm : if you or anyone you know has trouble getting around but loves reading, why not join our library link group?  Jim from SEAG and Gwynneth from the WRVS can collect you from your door and bring you along to the library to choose books and have a cup of tea and a blether.  Phone the library on 0131 529 5652 for more information.

Friday 3rd September come along to the library on the Friday half day to join in with the football predictor, console tournament from 2pm, colouring competition and craft activity!

Saturday September 4th game design project starts

Sunday 5th September why not see if you can see the fireworks concert from Moredun, and maybe take a picture for SEHLI’s photo competition?