Category Archives: football

Monday 23rd August Weekly Roundup

This week’s housebound run has had to be moved to Friday – thanks to Dr John Drever for stepping in at the last minute to be our driver for the day!

Today (Monday) sees the anniversary of the death of William Wallace in 1305, so our craft activity is to make a life-size (ish) Wallace for the wall.  Pictures to follow!

Wednesday’s activity is to design a poster for your own Fringe show.

On Thursday the book group will be talking about The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw.  Book group runs from 10:15 for around an hour.  Phone us on 0131 529 5652 for more information or if you would like to join.

On Thursday 26th we will also be hosting the Edinburgh South Learning Roadshow.  The Get On Info Bus will be at the library from 10am till 1pm, then moving along to Gilmerton Community Centre from 1.30 until 4pm.  Come along to find out about local and city wide learning and training opportunities.

On Friday we will have the always popular football predictor, where you predict the scores for the weekend and collect points to be in with a chance of winning a prize at the end of the season.  We will also have the weekly colouring competition and a console tournament in the teenage area from 2pm.


Footy Poem #7

Footy Poem #3

Footy Poem #2

Footy Poem #1

We are celebrating the last week of the world cup with all kinds of football related activities.  Here is a poem about the beautiful game!

Summer At Moredun

There is loads going on in the library this summer.  Here are a few highlights…

Footy Week 5th-9th July

Celebrate the last week of the world cup with a footy quiz on Monday, football poems on Tuesday, footballer mobiles on Wednesday, world cup training on Thursday, and football on the mobile pitch on Friday!  Or if you’re not a footy fan, we’ve got nail art, retro games and a DJ workshop!

Space Hop Week 12th-16th July

This year’s reading challenge has an Outer Space theme, so we’ll be drawing a chalk solar system outside, launching bottle rockets, sticking making collages, crafting UFO Frisbees, and making window clings.

Arts Week 19th – 23rd July

There are loads of festivals in Edinburgh over the summer, so we’ll celebrate the arts with a shadow puppet play, jewellery making, photography, painting, and making autograph books.

Music Week 26th – 30th July

Everyone likes making a racket, so we’re making musical instruments, summer song charts, music videos, mixtapes and having a Singstar challenge on Friday!

Sports Week 2nd – 6th August

Have you spent the holidays lazing about with loads of lie-ins?  Time to get fit!  This week we’re going on safari, making our own skipping ropes, having a healthy picnic and hosting a Just Dance tournament!

Space Hop Week 2, 9th – 13th August

Just in case you’ve forgotten, the summer reading challenge this year is all about space!  We’re making egg carton aliens, getting a visit from some pretty out of this world animals with Zoolab on Tuesday at 1.15, lifting off kites, making ransom notes from alien abductors and creating play-dough aliens.

All summer Monday is quiz night, Wednesday is board game night, Friday is console tournament afternoon, and you can book on the Wii, X-Box, PS3 or computer every day.  We’ve also got the SPACE HOP reading challenge for under 12s and the TEEN READING CHALLENGE (read three books and get a free DVD rental!)  For more info contact us on 0131 529 5652 or

David Recommends

Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child

According to Fantastic, “Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. Mostly because they’re nervous. By definition they’re all first-timers. Riding the subway in New York at two o’clock in the morning, Reacher knows the twelve giveaway signs to look out for. Watching one of his fellow-passengers, he becomes sharply aware: one by one, she ticks off every bulletpoint on his list. So begins the new heartstopping new thriller starring today’s most admired action hero, the gallant and enigmatic loner Jack Reacher.”

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh’s controversial first novel, set on the heroin-addicted fringe of working-class youth in Edinburgh, is anexploration of the dark side of Scottishness. The main character, Mark Renton, is at the center of a clique of nihilistic slacker junkies with no hopes and no possibilities, and only “mind-numbing and spirit-crushing” alternatives in the straight world they despise.  It is definitely worth reading the book, especially if you liked the film.

Gerrard: My Autobiography

Born in 1980, Steven Gerrard made his Liverpool debut in November 1998 as a second-half substitute against Blackburn. His first start came against Tottenham Hotspur a week later. As well as his skilful tackling and brilliant passes, Gerrard is also capable of scoring spectacular goals. His strike against Manchester United during the 2000-01 Treble season was voted Liverpool’s best ever Premiership goal.  He is not only the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team. Here, for the first time, he tells the story of his lifelong obsession with football, in an honest and revealing book which captures the extraordinary camaraderie, the soul-destroying tensions and the high-octane thrills of the modern game as never before.

The Husband by Dean Koontz

Mitchell Rafferty’s wife has been kidnapped, and unless he can come up with two million dollars, she will be killed.  When he returns home, having been told to tell no one about the kidnapping, his kitchen looks as if a bloody struggle has taken place, and he realizes that it has been arranged like a stage set so that he will appear to be Holly’s murderer if the police should investigate.  And that’s just for starters.  Nobody does escalating tension better than Koontz and he is in his element with this.

Staff Recommends

Our newest book display is full of staff recommendations.  We’re all into different stuff, so there are lots of genres to choose from!  Over the next couple of posts we will try to explain what we loved about these titles, and why we think our readers should give them a try.

Maybe you’ve read some of these titles, and want to recommend something else for us to try?  Why not tell us about it and we’ll add it to the display!