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Booked! West Dunbartonshire

Festival of Words 12 - 31 May 2014 A vibrant and diverse festival of talks and events by leading authors. All held at your local libraries.


Week 1

12 - 17 May 2014

Week 2

19 - 24 May 2014

Week 3

26 - 31 May 2014

Tickets are available from all West Dunbartonshire Libraries. For further information on Booked! please visit our website at www.bookedfestival.info



Welcome to Booked! West Dunbartonshire Festival of Words Now in its 12th year!

Terry Lanagan Executive Director of Educational Services

Welcome to our annual ‘Booked!’ festival which takes place in a year of major historical significance for Scotland. This year’s festival is trying to reflect the broader concerns of the country. We have two separate events about World War One and give different perspectives on this major conflict which profoundly affected almost every family in the land. Sir Hew Strachan will be focussing on the global impact of the war whilst Colin Campbell looks at the experiences of a specific Scottish battalion. The issues around the up-coming referendum will be showcased by the writers and singers who are touring Scotland as The Bus Party. They are engaging with local communities and encouraging them to think about the society that they want to live in after the Referendum. We are also delighted to welcome back the writer and broadcaster Alistair Moffat, who will be delivering this year’s Alastair Pearson Lecture. It is a real privilege to have Bernard MacLaverty and James Oswald at Booked! for the first time. Andrew Greig makes a very welcome return visit. The story of Gary McKinnon who faced possible extradition to the United States on alleged computer crime charges captured the imagination of the nation. His extraordinary mother, Janis Sharp, will tell us how she managed to ensure that her son retained his liberty in the face of overwhelming odds. We also have a wonderful event called Birds and People which celebrates the role birds have played in human culture through the centuries. There are two events for children featuring the sensational Badger the Mystical Mutt and the hilarious Jonathan Meres. These are just some of the highlights of Booked! 2014. We believe that there should be an event to suit all tastes and hope that you find the programme as exciting as we do. We are very grateful that through the ongoing financial support of Creative Scotland this free Festival of Words continues to flourish.

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Alastair Pearson Lecture Scotland: A Genetic Journey

Monday 12 May Millennium Hall, Gartocharn at 7.30pm

This year’s Alastair Pearson Lecture is delivered by the well-known broadcaster and historian Alistair Moffat. He will be exploring the genetic history of the Scots and how a study of this can bring a new understanding of the history of our nation. Who are we? Where did we come from? When did various people arrive in Scotland? What impact have waves of migration had upon the formation and character of the Scottish nation? Are we all Celts or Picts or is there more Angle or Viking than we may care to admit? These are some of the questions that Alistair will be exploring and they only serve to shine a light on the extent to which we are all part of a global village. Alistair is a great speaker and this talk will be full of fascinating insights into how genetic science and archaeology are helping to deepen our understanding of who we are. website: www.alistairmoffat.co.uk

Alistair Moffat

Have you joined West Dunbartonshire Libraries?

For further details, addresses, telephone numbers and opening hours, please visit www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/libraries/library-branches/

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I like the challenging and thoughtful variety of events.

There are 8 libraries in your area: Alexandria, Balloch, Clydebank, Dalmuir, Dumbarton, Duntocher, Faifley and Parkhall.




Scots Who Enlightened the World

Tuesday 13 May at Dalmuir Library at 7.30pm

Discover the Scottish men and women who helped to usher in the modern world by transforming the arts, science and philosophy. In his book Scots Who Enlightened the World Andrew Ferguson tells the story of how an impoverished small nation in Northern Europe went on to produce some extraordinarily gifted individuals whose ideas and discoveries helped to create the world that we live in today. Andrew looks at the key players of the Scottish Enlightenment and how their legacy was developed by subsequent generations. This inspiring tale of Scottish achievement will be of appeal to both younger and older people.

Andrew Ferguson

Have you joined West Dunbartonshire Libraries?

Thought provoking and relevant - the Booked! Festival continues to surprise, challenge understanding.



and broaden

When you join you can: • • • • • •

Reserve and renew items online. Use eBooks and download free ebooks and magazines Use e-Audio Books and download free audiobooks Access computers and the internet. All our libraries have computers with free internet access and Microsoft Office software Learn in libraries, we offer a wide variety of Quest computer courses Borrow items from any West Dunbartonshire library

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Creative Writing Workshops with Anne Donovan

Wednesday 14 May at Dumbarton Library from 2pm to 4pm

Anne Donovan is the hugely popular author of the novels Buddha Da and Being Emily. She has also received considerable acclaim for her short-story collection Hieroglyphics and her new novel, Gone Are The Leaves will be published on 1st May. We are very pleased to announce that Anne is running two workshops for Booked! on creative writing which will focus on prose. She will discuss the process of creative writing and participants will have the opportunity to do some writing of their own. The second session follows up on work done in the first. Places can be booked at any West Dunbartonshire Library. Please note there is a maximum of 12 places for these workshops. Anne is holding the second Creative Writing workshop on Wednesday 21 May at Dumbarton Library from 2pm to 4pm.

Do you know West Dunbartonshire Libraries have a Home / Housebound Library Service?

Anne Donovan

A brilliant festival –

Please email mobile.library@west-dunbarton.gov.uk or telephone 01389 608037 or 01389 772150 for more information.

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very well organised – always an interesting

The Housebound Library Service is for people who live in West Dunbartonshire who are unable to visit a branch or mobile library owing to age, disability or long term illness which normally confines them to their home.

choice of writers.




Bernard MacLaverty

Wednesday 14 May at Alexandria Library at 7.30pm

Bernard MacLaverty is an author who is held in very high esteem by both the public and literary critics. As well as novels such as Cal and Lamb, he has written five books of short stories which have been compared to Joyce and Chekhov. As Allan Massie said of The Collected Short Stories in The Scotsman – “MacLaverty is a generous and sympathetic writer, one who is capable of celebrating joy and happiness, while remaining aware that life often brings more disappointments than rewards.” We are delighted to welcome Bernard to Booked! for the first time. website: www.bernardmaclaverty.com

Bernard MacLavery

Thought provoking and

Do you know West Dunbartonshire Libraries has a large selection of resources for children and babies?

relevant - the Booked!

These include -

Festival continues to

• • •

surprise, challenge understanding.



and broaden

Bookbug Schools Learning Programme in Libraries School mobile library service

For more information, please visit the website www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/libraries/resources-for-children-and-babies/

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21 Revolutions

Thursday 15 May at Clydebank Library at 7.30pm

To celebrate its 21st anniversary this year, Glasgow Women’s Library commissioned 21 artists and 21 writers to produce artworks, poems and stories inspired by the library’s archives for their beautifully illustrated anthology 21 Revolutions. These new pieces of writing have drawn from the archive’s unique collections of items and artefacts ranging from suffragette memorabilia to recipe books to album covers. Find out how writers Anne Donovan and Leela Soma found their inspiration and hear them read from their stories: Leela Soma’s Boxed In - a tale of a young girl in South India who works in a safety match factory and Anne Donovan’s Lassie wi a Yella Coatie. website: www.womenslibrary.org.uk

Anne Donovan and Leela Soma photograph of Anne © Alan Dimmick

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Friday 16 May at Dumbarton Library at 7.30pm

Sir Hew Strachan

Sir Hew Strachan is one of the UK’s leading military Historians. He has been Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College since 2002, and was Director of the Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War between 2003 and 2012. He is especially renowned for his work on the First World War as well as on the administration of the British Army. He will be discussing his book The First World War: A New History. He offers a broader perspective than just the Western Front and looks at wider theatres such as the Balkans, Africa and the Ottoman Empire. As one of the foremost world experts on The Great War Sir Hew will broaden and deepen our knowledge of this terrible conflict.

Sir Hew Strachan

eBooks, eMagazines and eAudio Books

A brilliant festival – very well organised – always an interesting

choice of writers.



Did you know you can borrow eBooks, eMagazines and eAudio books from your West Dunbartonshire Libraries? There is a large selection of current magazines and publications. Why not join by contacting your local library and enjoy this free service? The selection is compatible with a wide range of tablets, smartphones and ipads but unfortunately they are not compatible with kindle devices or apps.

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Janis Sharp

Saturday 17 May at Balloch Library at 7.30pm

Saving Gary McKinnon: A Mother’s Story tells the story of Janis Sharp’s ten year battle to save her son from being extradited to the US for alleged computer crimes. Gary McKinnon was arrested for hacking into American government computers in a search for evidence about UFOs and the deliberate suppression of free energy sources. Gary had been diagnosed as having a form of autism. Fearing that Gary would take his life rather than face up to 70 years imprisonment, Janis not only succeeded in defeating extradition proceedings but also was to see all charges dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service. Janis and her supporters managed to defeat the might of the world’s greatest super-power. website: www.janissharp.com

Janis Sharp

Would you like to find out about your family’s history? West Dunbartonshire Libraries hold a wide range of material of Local Studies and Archives. For the local studies enthusiast, you’ll find resources at our two largest libraries which are at Clydebank and Dumbarton.

Some of the resources available include: Books, Maps, Photographs and Prints, Newspapers, Archives, Cuttings and Indexes, Audiovisual Materials.

of subjects this year

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The whole range

is wonderful.

For information on forthcoming family history courses, contact either Clydebank or Dumbarton Library or email: local.history@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Great evening.




Saturday 17 May at Dalmuir Library at 1.30pm

Badger the Mystical Mutt

n’s e r d l Chi nt Eve

McNicol & Jackson bring the star of their children’s series, Badger the Mystical Mutt, to Booked! Come along and hear some tales from the series and meet Badger himself in the fur for high fives, high paws and hugs. The toast-crunching hound has charmed children across the UK with his stories of wonky magic and trips in his strange time travel contraption. There are now six books in the series, and at this session you can design your very own badgical magical neckerchief. “A fun, fast-paced romp of a read for younger readers … terrific stuff!” Cathy Cassidy (The Badger event is suitable for 5 to 9 year olds).

Lyn McNicol, Badger and Laura Jackson

website: www.badgerthemysticalmutt.com

photograph © The Herald

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I love this festival and try to come as often as possible. What a and free!!! Amazing.

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wonderful resource

You can now connect with West Dunbartonshire Libraries using social media to keep up to date with all our latest news, announcements, promotions and competitions. Follow @wdclibraries on Twitter for our real-time stream of information, updates and promotions. Want a book reserved? Just tweet us! Alternatively, if you would prefer to email us: library.headquarters@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

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Birds and People

Monday 19 May at Balloch Library at 7.30pm

Birds and People is an extraordinary book in every sense of the word, illustrated with the most stunning photographs taken by leading wildlife photographer David Tipling in 39 countries and seven continents. Its text brings together 40 years of reflection upon and observation of birds. Mark’s writing explores our relationship with birds and this takes in natural science, culture, the visual arts, the environment, literature, cuisine as well as myth and folklore. Both Mark and David are enormously enthusiastic about birds and they have fascinating and very funny anecdotes about their many travels in pursuit of this singular passion. websites: www.birdsandpeople.org/index.htm www.markcocker.com www.davidtipling.com

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Mark Cocker and David Tipling

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Tuesday 20 May at Clydebank Library at 7.30pm

Engine of Destruction: The 51st Highland Division in the Great War Colin Campbell taught history in Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock before becoming head-teacher of Westwood Secondary, Easterhouse. He was an MSP from 1999-2003. Colin has a life-long interest in Scotland’s involvement in the First World War, and Engine of Destruction. The 51st (Highland) Division in the Great War is his tribute to an elite Scottish division. Colin has accessed battalion and brigade war diaries to provide an exact and very moving record of a regiment which it was alleged was more feared by the Germans than any other British division. As we commemorate the start of the First World War this gives a uniquely Scottish perspective on those great events.

Colin Campbell

Do you know about the QUEST Computer Courses?

First rate, just about

WDC organises.

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the best thing

QUEST is our branded learning service for library members across West Dunbartonshire. We offer and deliver a wide variety of FREE computer courses to the people of West Dunbartonshire. Courses can range from absolute beginners courses to courses suited to the more advanced user. Please note, our courses run 4 times per year January to March, April to June, July to September, August to October and then November until December and are only available to book at these times. Please contact your local library for further information about course availability.

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Creative Writing Workshops with Anne Donovan

Wednesday 21 May at Dumbarton Library from 2pm to 4pm

Anne Donovan is the hugely popular author of the novels Buddha Da and Being Emily. She has also received considerable acclaim for her short-story collection Hieroglyphics and her new novel, Gone Are The Leaves will be published on 1st May. We are very pleased to announce that Anne is running two workshops for Booked! on creative writing which will focus on prose. She will discuss the process of creative writing and participants will have the opportunity to do some writing of their own. The second session follows on work done in the first. Places can be booked at any West Dunbartonshire Library. Please note there is a maximum of 12 places for these workshops.

Some of the Computer Courses available in our Libraries • • • • • • • •

Computers for the Absolute Beginner Next Step (a follow on from the beginners class) Beginners Guide to Word Processing Set up and use Skype Twitter and Facebook A Guide to Window 8 Using a Tablet PC (New course in August) Set up and use email

Why not contact your local library to find out more?

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Anne Donovan

Being mature in years I have always used my local library. Never been to the Booked! festival before but it has given me a zest for life and more knowledge.

Anne is holding the first part of the Creative Writing workshop on Wednesday 14 May at Dumbarton Library from 2pm to 4pm.

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Wednesday 21 May at Dalmuir Library at 7.30pm

James Oswald

James Oswald has made a large impact in crime fiction with his Inspector McLean series of novels. The first book, Natural Causes led to favourable comparisons with Ian Rankin and Val McDermid. His reputation continues to grow and The Hangman’s Song has only served to cement his popularity and critical acclaim. James has also written a series of fantasy novels. He is a farmer by trade, running a 350 acre livestock farm in North East Fife, where he raises pedigree Highland Cattle and New Zealand Romney Sheep. website: www.jamesoswald.co.uk

James Oswald photograph © Rachael Cocker

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Still thinking about taking a computer course? Please note that courses are filled on a first-come first-served basis and applications are not kept for future courses. You need to re-apply for each course you are interested in.

I look forward each time to the Booked! festival events - they

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are so interesting.

Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Each course will usually run for a 2 hour session each week for a set number of weeks. Your local library can give you full information on which courses are running when, where and for how long.

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Andrew Greig

Thursday 22 May at Alexandria Library at 2.00pm

We are delighted to welcome Andrew Greig back to Booked! He is always a very popular guest. Andrew’s latest book is Fair Helen, a historical novel set in the Borders. It was inspired by the Border Ballad Fair Helen of Kirkconnel Lea. Described as being “One of the best historical novels of recent years” by Kaite Welsh in the Literary Review, it fuses Andrew’s superb prose with a very strong narrative drive. He will be reading from Fair Helen, talking about it, reading a few poems and singing a few songs. A wonderful afternoon’s entertainment with one of Scotland’s finest writers! website: www.andrew-greig.weebly.com

Andrew Greig photograph © Lesley Glaister

You can apply by post, fax or online. Timetables and course application forms are available in any West Dunbartonshire Library or can be downloaded or filled in online from here www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/quest when the courses are available. Completed forms can then be either emailed or posted to the address given on the application form. Alternatively, fax your application free at any local library to the Quest team who will then process your form.

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I look forward to the Booked! festival every year as there is a great atmosphere and the quality of the events are of a very high standard.

How to apply for a computer course

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Friday 23 May at Dumbarton Library at 7.30pm

Celebrating Iain (M) Banks

Iain Banks was one of the most loved contemporary Scottish writers whose untimely death in June 2013 deeply shocked and saddened many people. He was highly regarded both as a literary and as a science fiction novelist. This event brings together a distinguished panel of people who knew Iain and who have a particular insight into those qualities that made him such a special writer and person. Ken MacLeod is a major figure in science fiction and was a very close friend of Iain. Stuart Kelly, author and former literary editor of Scotland on Sunday, is a huge admirer of Banks the writer. Professor Farah Mendlesohn of Anglia Ruskin University is widely recognised as a leading academic and critic of science fiction and fantasy. This event will celebrate all things Iain (M) Banks.

Iain M Banks

websites:

Iain Banks was one of

www.iain-banks.net/uk www.kenmacleod.blogspot.co.uk www.farahsf.com

Scotland’s most loved

contemporary writers.

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Jonathan Meres

We are absolutely delighted to present Jonathan Meres who is the best-selling and award-winning author of books such as The World of Norm series and the Yo! Diary books. As well as being a very talented author Jonathan is also an actor - you may have seen him playing a teacher (with a terrible Scottish accent according to himself ) in The Little Vampire.

en’s r d l i Ch nt Eve

Saturday 24 May at Balloch Library at 1.30pm

He has also been in all sorts of pop videos including Erasure and Nik Kershaw. Jonathan is quite simply hilarious and if you are aged between 9 and 14 we know that you will love this event. He is quite unlike any other children’s author. (The Jonathan Meres event is suitable for 9 to 14 year olds).

Jonathan Meres

Do you love reading? Here is some information about Reading Groups in your area. If you would like to share your reading experiences with fellow enthusiasts then you might enjoy being a member of one of our reading groups. Each group meets regularly (usually in the evening) and they discuss the books that were given out at the previous meeting. The groups are informal and provide a convivial atmosphere. We are also looking to start daytime reading groups in our branches which would run in the afternoon. If you are interested in this please let us know at your nearest branch.

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The festival is a fantastic opportunity for the public to hear authors speak about their books.

website: www.jonathanmeres.com

Keep up the good work.

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Saturday 24 May at Dumbarton Library at 7.30pm

David Smith and Lachie Stewart

A Celebration of the Commonwealth Games and Athletics As the Commonwealth Games are hosted by Glasgow this summer we celebrate this exciting event by bringing together three outstanding Scottish athletes to tell us about their careers and how they won their Commonwealth or Olympic medal. Vale born Lachie Stewart won gold in the 10,000 M at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. Chris Baillie, from Old Kilpatrick, won silver in 110 M Hurdles at Melbourne in 2006. David Smith has overcome considerable obstacles and setbacks to compete in sport at the highest level. He was born with clubfoot and had to wear special shoes and plaster casts during his first three years. He then had to cope with a spinal tumour which eventually left him paralysed. His sheer grit and determination helped him to recover and he won a gold medal in the mixed coxed four at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. He is aiming to compete in Cycling in Rio. Come along and be inspired by three outstanding Scottish athletes.

Please let us know if you are interested in a local Book Group Contact Allan Gordon allan.gordon@west-dunbarton.gov.uk or telephone 01389 608978 If you would like to find out if there is a space available in our existing groups or tell your branch if you would like to take part in a new daytime group.

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An Introduction to Linocut Printing Take the first steps in learning about linocuts. A basic class in how to print using the relief method of linocut. A popular choice for illustrators. Some bold and beautiful effects can be achieved very easily. Ideal for those preparing a portfolio!

Tuesday 27 May at Clydebank Town Hall at 5.00pm

It’s Booked! Festival Quiz Time Two adult book quizzes are available; one is relatively straightforward but the other will probably require a visit to the library or some time spent on Google. Quiz sheets are available from any West Dunbartonshire library and can be handed in to any branch upon completion. Alternatively, you can visit our website and complete the answer sheet online, submitting it directly to the Quizmaster. The closing date is Monday the 2nd of June and the winners will be announced in early June. The winner of the harder quiz will receive £35 in book tokens and the winner of the easier one will receive £20. If there is a draw the winner will be drawn from a hat. The children’s quiz will be available from the website and in each branch. Further details will be available very soon from your local library and from our website.

“John was excellent. He really engaged the children. He was very entertaining, interested in the children and had a great way of talking with them.” - author visit by John Fardell, St Mary’s Primary School. “Cathy MacPhail communicated very well with the children, she was extremely interesting and interested in the children and their views and opinions.” - author visit by Cathy MacPhail, Gartocharn Primary School. “She spoke very well about her writing. She answered the children’s questions and involved them in building up stories from one idea. The children were hooked from the start. It was a fantastic experience for them.” - author visit by Cathy MacPhail, Gartocharn Primary School.

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I thoroughly enjoy attending the events of the Booked! Festival. Interesting, enjoyable

Here are what some local teachers have said about our Crackin’ Crits school projects

and very well organised.

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The Bus Party 2014 Talking about Scotland in the run up to the Referendum

Friday 30 May at Clydebank Library at 10.00am at Alexandria Library at 2.00pm

The Bus Party is a touring group of Scottish artists, talking about Scotland in the run up to the Referendum. The writers and singers on the bus will include James Robertson, David Greig, Karine Polwart and Mairi Campbell.

Dumbarton Library at 7.30pm and Saturday 31 May at Dalmuir Library at 10.00am

Through the Bus Party’s mix of celebration and conversation, they will be encouraging everyone to vote and asking, “However you vote, what kind of Scotland do you want?” The artists on the bus will be exploring this question in music and song, poetry and readings that reflect Scotland’s diversity. Above all, the Bus Party will be listening to local communities from Wick to Wigtown, discussing the society they want to live in the day after the Referendum. www.facebook.com/busparty2014

James Robertson and David Greig

Here are what some local school pupils have said about our Crackin’ Crits school projects

photograph of James © Marianne Mitchelson

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“In my class we got to meet a real life author called Cathy MacPhail. It was awesome.” – author visit by Cathy MacPhail, Christie Park Primary School pupil. “Him coming to talk with us is a once in a life time opportunity. I will never forget when he came.” – author visit by John Fardell, St Mary’s Primary School pupil.

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Your local libraries Further information on opening hours and services are shown at www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/libraries/library-branches/

Alexandria Library

Dumbarton Library

Gilmour Street Alexandria, G83 0DA Tel: 01389 608974 Fax: 01389 710550 Email: alexandria.library@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Strathleven Place Dumbarton, G82 1BA Tel: 01389 608992 Fax: 01389 608100 Local Studies: 01389608965 Email: dumbarton.library@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Balloch Library Carrochan Road Balloch, G83 8BW Tel: 01389 608989 Fax: 01389 608995 Email: balloch.library@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Clydebank Library

Duntocher Library Glenhead C.E. Centre Duntiglennan Road, Duntocher Clydebank G81 6HF Tel and Fax: 0141 562 2469 Email: duntocher.library@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Dumbarton Road Clydebank, G81 1XH Tel: 0141 562 2440/2436 Fax: 0141 562 2441 Local Studies: 0141 562 2434 Email: clydebank.library@westdunbarton.gov.uk

Faifley Library

Dalmuir Library

Hawthorn Street Parkhall, Clydebank, G81 3EF Tel and Fax: 0141 562 2467 Email: parkhall.library@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Lennox Place, Dalmuir, Clydebank, G81 4HR Tel: 0141 562 2425 Fax: 0141 952 6497 Email: dalmuir.library@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Edinbarnet Campus Craigpark Street, Faifley, Clydebank, G81 5BS Tel: 01389 879528 Email: faifley.library@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Parkhall Library

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Your Quick Guide to this year’s Booked! Festival WEEK ONE

Time

Event

Venue

Cost

Monday 12 May

7.30pm

Alastair Pearson Lecture

Millennium Hall, Gartocharn

free

Tuesday 13 May

7.30pm

Andrew Ferguson

Dalmuir Library

free

Wednesday 14 May

2pm-4pm

Creative Writing Workshop

Dumbarton Library

free

Wednesday 14 May

7.30pm

Bernard MacLaverty

Alexandria Library

free

Thursday 15 May

7.30pm

21 Revolutions

Clydebank Library

free

Friday 16 May

7.30pm

Sir Hew Strachan

Dumbarton Library

free

Saturday 17 May

7.30pm

Janis Sharp

Balloch Library

free

Saturday 17 May

1.30pm

Badger the Mystical Mutt

Dalmuir Library

free

WEEK TWO

Time

Event

Venue

Cost

Monday 19 May

7.30pm

Birds and People

Balloch Library

free

Tuesday 20 May

7.30pm

Colin Campbell

Clydebank Library

free

Wednesday 21 May

2pm-4pm

Creative Writing Workshop

Dumbarton Library

free

Wednesday 21 May

7.30pm

James Oswald

Dalmuir Library

free

Thursday 22 May

7.30pm

Andrew Greig

Alexandria Library

free

Friday 23 May

7.30pm

Celebrating Iain (M) Banks

Dumbarton Library

free

Saturday 24 May

1.30pm

Jonathan Meres

Balloch Library

free

Saturday 24 May

1.30pm

Commonwealth Games Event

Dumbarton Library

free

12 - 17 May 2014

19 - 24 May 2014

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WEEK THREE

Time

Event

Venue

Cost

Tuesday 27 May

5pm

Introduction to Linocut Printing

Clydebank Town Hall

free

Friday 30 May

10am

The Bus Party 2014

Clydebank Library

free

Friday 30 May

2pm

The Bus Party 2014

Alexandria Library

free

Friday 30 May

7.30pm

The Bus Party 2014

Dumbarton Library

free

Saturday 31 May

10am

The Bus Party 2014

Dalmuir Library

free

26 - 31 May 2014

Booked! West Dunbartonshire

Festival of Words 12 - 31 May 2014 A vibrant and diverse festival of talks and events by leading authors. All held at your local libraries.

Acknowledgement The lion symbol of the Booked! Festival is the work of the renowned Scottish author and artist, Alasdair Gray. Our thanks to him.

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For more information, visit the dedicated website at www.bookedfestival.info or contact Allan Gordon Reader Development Librarian West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Cultural Services Library Headquarters 19 Poplar Road Dumbarton G82 2RJ Telephone: 01389 608978

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