Libraries host free events for Book Week

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A week-long series of meet-the-author events will take place in Aberdeenshire next week.

The free events are being held by libraries to celebrate Book Week Scotland from Monday to Sunday.

The 2014 events programme is a treasure trove of delights and the region’s libraries will be showcasing talented authors from the local area, as well as those from further afield.

On Monday at 2.30pm, New Pitsligo Library will welcome acclaimed Scottish writer Maggie Craig.

Her vast knowledge of the Jacobite period has lead to both non-fiction works and romantic intriguing novels set during that period.

She will also be discussing her work at an event on Thursday,at 7pm at Balmedie Library.

On Tuesday at 3pm, Cruden Bay Library will play host to local historian and walking-tour guide Dr Fiona-Jane Brown.

Author of ‘Hidden Aberdeenshire’, Dr Brown will talk about the history and quirky stories of the north-east coastal area and help you discover hidden gems on your doorstep.

On Wednesday at 2pm, the brand new Mearns Community Library will host Perthshire author Jess Smith.

Well-known for ‘Jessie’s Journey’, her best-selling description of growing up in a large family of Scottish Travellers, this is your chance to be enthralled by her wonderful tales of old camping grounds, language and crafts, songs and Serving Aberdeenshire from mountain to sea – poems.

On Thursday at 7pm, Inverurie Library will host the week’s final event as local author Nancy Jardine reads extracts from her books and describes her experiences of the process of getting published.

To find out more about Aberdeenshire’s Book Week, contact Dorothy Thomson on