LIBRARIES in East Renfrewshire have a tasty menu of events lined up for this year’s Nourish-themed Book Week Scotland.

And already two of the most popular events organised by East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure - Around then World in 80 Days with cyclist, Mark Beaumont and His and Hers Bloody Projects with award-winning authors, Graeme MacRae Burnet and Lesley McDowell – have sold out.

But there are plenty of other interesting events being planned for book Week Scotland, between Monday, November 27 and Sunday, December 3.

Mark Beaumont visits Clarkston Halls on November 27 to share stories of his adventures when he cycled 18,000 miles around the world in 80 days.

Murders in the 1800s is all they’ll be talking about at Giffnock Library, on November 29 when authors Graeme MacRae Burnet and Lesley McDowell discuss the cases of fictitious triple killer, Roderick MacRae and the real-life murderer, Madeleine Smith who was accused of poisoning her French lover in 1857.

Book lovers can also meet children’s author Ross MacKenzie at Barrhead Foundry Library, on Tuesday, November 28, between 9.30am and 10.30am and later that morning, in Giffnock Library, between 11.15am and 12.15pm.

The creator of the famous Bookbug character, author Debi Gliori will be at Neilston Library, between 9.30am and 10.30am, on Friday, December 1 and between 11.30am and 12.30pm, at Busby Library.

The Braw Wee Book Café is being set up in Barrhead Foundry Library, for over 18s, on Thursday November 30, between 7pm and 8pm. This gives everyone a chance to get some reading inspiration and find new books to read.

There are also reading and books-inspired arts and crafts sessions for five to 12 year olds. These events are on November 28, between 3.30pm and 4.30pm at Busby and Thornliebank Libraries and the following day at the same time in Mearns and Giffnock Libraries.

On November 30, between 4pm and 5pm the arts and crafts are on at Barrhead Foundry Library and on December 1, between 3.30pm and 4.30pm, at Clarkston and Eaglesham Libraries.

Chief executive of ERCL, Anthony McReavy said: “Our staff have organised a fantastic variety of events for everyone of all ages during Book Week Scotland.

“I’d encourage everyone to take advantage of what’s on offer and get along to one, or more of our events.

“The fact that two of our events are already sold out shows how popular reading books and meeting authors is with the people of East Renfrewshire.”

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