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Fife Libraries Providing Fife's library provision, including our mobile libraries and home delivery service. Fife Cultural Trust manages and operates cultural services on behalf of Fife Council.
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Fife Cultural Trust, a Company limited by guarantee (incorporated in Scotland). Company Number: SC415704 A Scottish charity: charity number SC043442

Fife Cultural Trust, a Company limited by guarantee (incorporated in Scotland). Company Number: SC415704 A Scottish charity: charity number SC043442

Mission: Enriching Lives in fife

Operating as usual

29/07/2020
Bog Cotton

The Ladder Hills in Glenlivet have some incredible views and a variety of wildlife to discover on them. It's quite something to witness the bog cotton surviving against the fierce winds that constantly batter them.

If you'd like to discover more about this lovely area in Scotland you can find it at http://www.glenlivet-wildlife.co.uk/ladderhills.php

Alternatively you can read about some of Britain's best small hills by downloading from RB Digital the Ebook 'Britain's Best Small Hills' by Pheobe Smith. For information on downloading e-books and other e-resources,head to https://onfife.com/libraries-archives/online-resources/ebooks-eaudiobooks-and-digital-magazines

#ShineONFife #RBDigital #LadderHills #Glenlivet

Board in the library – Scrabble, you can play online and test your grammatical boundaries of the created words. Can you ...
29/07/2020
Play Scrabble Online US Against Computer

Board in the library – Scrabble, you can play online and test your grammatical boundaries of the created words. Can you beat computer intelligence in this online scrabble game? Find out just what you're up to doing with these magic letters and form words that will bring you the most points.

Click on the link to get started https://www.scrabblegames.info/play/scrabble-online
#ShineONFife #Boardinthelibrary #Scrabble

Try to beat the computer in this online scrabble game, be creative and compose new words with which can accumulate as many bonus points.

Coastlines Open Sea - Help Me! : One Woman’s Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Really Can Change Her Life by Marianne Power...
28/07/2020

Coastlines Open Sea - Help Me! : One Woman’s Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Really Can Change Her Life by Marianne Power.

“A hilarious and heart-warming rampage through the world of self-care” Goodreads.com

Marianne Power was a self-help junkie. For years she lined her bookshelves with dog-eared copies of definitive guide after definitive guide on how to live your best life. Yet one day she woke up to find that the life she dreamed of and the life she was living were not miles but continents apart. So she set out to make a change. Or, actually, to make every change.

Marianne decided to finally find out if her elusive perfect life—the one without debt, anxiety, hangovers or Netflix marathons, the one where she healthily bounced around town with perfect teeth to meet the cashmere-sweater-wearing man of her dreams—lay in the pages of those books. So for a year she vowed to test a book a month, following its advice to the letter, taking the surest road she knew to a perfect Marianne.

As her year-long plan turned into a demented roller coaster where everything she knew was turned upside down, she found herself confronted with a different question: Self-help can change your life, but is it for the better?

If you would like to hear the author reads an extract from her book go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7rGzi1X9I4

Click on link to see more: https://onfife.com/libraries-archives/coastlines
Why not take part in our adult reading challenge, simply click on the link to the registration form below, fill in your details then go ahead and read four books.
Not sure what to read - check out our Coastlines reading lists for some ideas.
Follow the link below to register for Coastlines
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8P9HH5X
When you've finished, head back and click on the link to the completion form, enter your details and reviews and we'll enter you into the prize draw.
Click on the link below to leave your reviews
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/83B7PD2
#ShineOnFife #Coastlines2020 #Selfhelp

Our Museum and Galleries colleagues would love your feedback as they plan the reopening of the ONFife Museums and Galler...
28/07/2020

Our Museum and Galleries colleagues would love your feedback as they plan the reopening of the ONFife Museums and Galleries

Can you please help us? ONFife Museums and Galleries are planning for reopening!

As we plan for reopening it's important that we understand how you feel about returning - making you feel as confident and comfortable as possible about coming back is essential for us.

Are you feeling excited or nervous to walk back through the doors?

Please complete our short survey by clicking below, and it would be great if you could share this with family and friends, so we can have their feedback too.

The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete and as a thank you, we'd like to offer you the chance to enter our prize draw to win an afternoon tea for two at the brand new The Advantage Café and Bar @ Adam Smith Theatre which opened on Friday 24th July!
Take the survey HERE: https://bit.ly/2CV2AVz

They say “a cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.” Check out these folks out with some real courage. Click on the link ...
28/07/2020

They say “a cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.” Check out these folks out with some real courage. Click on the link to see some cowboys in action at the Calgary Stampede in 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHoGaJx6q1o

If you like a good Western and all that seems like just too exhausting why not kick off your boots, hang up your hat and spurs, sit back and relax.
So if you want the low down on the hoe down on our RBDigital service go to https://onfife.com/…/ebooks-eaudiobooks-and-digital-magazin… where you will find a varied selection of Western titles for you to choose from and all for Free!

#ShineONFife #RBDigital #Westerns #Calgary2021 #Tengallonhat

We'd love to hear about the books you've been reading this summer....and you could win a prize by telling us about them ...
28/07/2020
Coastlines

We'd love to hear about the books you've been reading this summer....and you could win a prize by telling us about them when you take part in Coastlines, our summer reading promotion! Just read and review, in 100 words or less, four books to be entered into our prize draw. Find out more and how to register at https://onfife.com/libraries-archives/coastlines
#ShineONFife

Starts 1st July! Coastlines Reading Promotion To celebrate Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters, join in with Coastlines this summer, enter the prize draw and you could be a winner!Did your last book leave you feeling washed up on the shore or stuck in the safe book harbour?

28/07/2020
Happy Tuesday

Good morning and a happy Tuesday to you all. Here's what we have coming up today over on ONFife Virtual LibrarYAY
10.00am - Bookbug with Niamh from Jennie Lee Library #BookbugOnline
11.00am - Summer Reading Challenge book recommendation - "A Boy Called Hope" by Lara Williamson
2.00pm - Baking with Isobel from Cowdenbeath Library - Lemon Drizzle cake #YUM
4.00pm - Eco-Crafts with Ailsa - Boats
#ShineOnFife

27/07/2020
A new face and a new story for Fifeanory

Introducing a new Fifeanory face for you...today Sophie, who some of our reading groups will already recognise,reads the first part of DH Lawrence's short story 'Things'. Sit back and enjoy the story as a young American couple seek a life of intellectual freedom in Europe.

#Fifeanory
#ShineOnFife

National Scotch Day - Raise a glass on July 27th of July, and toast National Scotch Day. Since Scotch is protected by la...
27/07/2020

National Scotch Day - Raise a glass on July 27th of July, and toast National Scotch Day. Since Scotch is protected by law, specific guidelines must be followed when making it to be labelled as Scotch. First and foremost, Scotch must be made in Scotland. Another requirement includes the grain used in the fermentation process. For Scotch, only malted barley may be used. The Scotch must also be aged in oak barrels for at least three years and have an ABV of less than 94.8%. While most Scotch is made with barley, water, and yeast, other grains can be included, but no fermentation additives, per law.
Scotch whisky dates back to the 15th century where a Scottish taxman recorded the spirit in 1494. Since then, Scotch, barley, malt, and grain have been in and out of the shadows. The distilleries or the smugglers either dodged the king’s taxman or organized against him. Scotch was first protected by definition in law in 1933. It was further protected in 1988 with the Scotch Whisky Act.
There are five distinct categories of Scotch whisky including single malt Scotch, single grain Scotch, blended malt Scotch, blended grain Scotch, and blended Scotch.

HOW TO OBSERVE Enjoy some scotch with friends. (Remember always to drink responsibly and never to drink and drive.) #NationalScotchDay #ShineOnFife

27/07/2020
Fife Libraries

Fife Libraries

Author Spotlight on Alasdair Gray (1934 -2019) he described himself as a 'self-employed verbal and pictorial artist'. He was born in Riddrie, Glasgow, on 28 December 1934, and trained as a painter at the Glasgow School of Art. He worked as a part-time art teacher, muralist and theatrical scene painter before becoming a full-time painter and playwright.
His novel Lanark (1981) is not only considered one of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century but it has also been widely praised outside of Scotland. It was immediately recognised as a major work of literature, and drew comparisons with Dante, Blake, Joyce, Orwell, Kafka, Huxley and Lewis Carroll. Thirty years on, its power, majesty, anger and relevance has only intensified.
The novel is set partly in Glasgow and partly in a dystopian, surrealist version of the city. With its playful style and postmodern elements, the novel mixes realism with science fiction and fantasy, exploring personal and political issues in both serious and humorous ways. Gray has written several acclaimed novels and collections of short stories and poetry. He often engaged with Scottish politics and wider political issues in his works, and his books are beautifully decorated by his own illustrations.
To find out more go to http://www.alasdairgray.info/
If you want to find out more about his poetry go to: https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poet/alasdair-gray/
#ShineONFife #Poetry #Lanark

Whether you're a new or experienced gardener, the experts from BBC Gardeners' World Magazine are on hand to help you get...
27/07/2020

Whether you're a new or experienced gardener, the experts from BBC Gardeners' World Magazine are on hand to help you get the very best from your garden! Every issue includes inspiring features from your favourite TV gardeners including Monty Don, Alan Titchmarsh and Carol Klein, meaning you really will be learning from the very best.

You can read the current and back issues of 'Gardeners' World' for free with our RB Digital app. For information on downloading magazines, head to https://www.onfife.com/libraries-archives/online-resources/ebooks-eaudiobooks-and-digital-magazines?fbclid=IwAR1qV8pCzxq9GQl66og8JlqMSq7MvyZZzH6klhOqHg3IOrKOlUUl9XvKBmI

27/07/2020
Fife Libraries

Biography: Alasdair Gray (1934 -2019) described himself as a 'self-employed verbal and pictorial artist'. He was born in Riddrie, Glasgow, on 28 December 1934, and trained as a painter at the Glasgow School of Art. He worked as a part-time art teacher, muralist and theatrical scene painter before becoming a full-time painter and playwright.
His novel Lanark (1981) is not only considered one of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century but it has also been widely praised outside of Scotland. It was immediately recognised as a major work of literature, and drew comparisons with Dante, Blake, Joyce, Orwell, Kafka, Huxley and Lewis Carroll. Thirty years on, its power, majesty, anger and relevance has only intensified.
The novel is set partly in Glasgow and partly in a dystopian, surrealist version of the city. With its playful style and postmodern elements, the novel mixes realism with science fiction and fantasy, exploring personal and political issues in both serious and humorous ways. Gray has written several acclaimed novels and collections of short stories and poetry. He often engaged with Scottish politics and wider political issues in his works, and his books are beautifully decorated by his own illustrations.
To find out more go to http://www.alasdairgray.info/
If you want to find out more about his poetry go to: https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poet/alasdair-gray/

Author Spotlight on Alasdair Gray (1934 -2019) he described himself as a 'self-employed verbal and pictorial artist'. He was born in Riddrie, Glasgow, on 28 December 1934, and trained as a painter at the Glasgow School of Art. He worked as a part-time art teacher, muralist and theatrical scene painter before becoming a full-time painter and playwright.
His novel Lanark (1981) is not only considered one of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century but it has also been widely praised outside of Scotland. It was immediately recognised as a major work of literature, and drew comparisons with Dante, Blake, Joyce, Orwell, Kafka, Huxley and Lewis Carroll. Thirty years on, its power, majesty, anger and relevance has only intensified.
The novel is set partly in Glasgow and partly in a dystopian, surrealist version of the city. With its playful style and postmodern elements, the novel mixes realism with science fiction and fantasy, exploring personal and political issues in both serious and humorous ways. Gray has written several acclaimed novels and collections of short stories and poetry. He often engaged with Scottish politics and wider political issues in his works, and his books are beautifully decorated by his own illustrations.
To find out more go to http://www.alasdairgray.info/
If you want to find out more about his poetry go to: https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poet/alasdair-gray/
#ShineONFife #Poetry #Lanark

27/07/2020
Fife Libraries

Fife Libraries

We've been missing our Moments in Time sessions for those with dementia and all the lovely people who join in.
Here’s one of our popular poems from our Moments in Time sessions for you all to enjoy: “A Chuckie in yer shoe” read today by Fiona, one of our fantastic library team. So, sit back, relax and enjoy!
What does it make you think of?
Do you remember you first pair of wellies? When I was a child I was so excited about my first pair of red wellies I wore them to bed!
Do you have a favourite poem you like to recite or would like hear?
Did you get a pair of summer sandals to wear over the school holidays and get up in the morning and not be seen all day as you packed a jammie sandwich and went off with friends' exploring?
Did you feel that the summer school holidays went on forever and it was always sunny?
We will be back with more Moments in Time posts soon.
#MomentsInTime #DementiaAwareness #ShineONFife

27/07/2020
“A Chuckie in yer shoe” by Bruce Clark Dick (Forfar Scotland)

We've been missing our Moments in Time sessions for those with dementia and all the lovely people who join in.
Here’s one of our popular poems from our Moments in Time sessions for you all to enjoy: “A Chuckie in yer shoe” read today by Fiona, one of our fantastic library team. So, sit back, relax and enjoy!
What does it make you think of?
Do you remember you first pair of wellies? When I was a child I was so excited about my first pair of red wellies I wore them to bed!
Do you have a favourite poem you like to recite or would like hear?
Did you get a pair of summer sandals to wear over the school holidays and get up in the morning and not be seen all day as you packed a jammie sandwich and went off with friends' exploring?
Did you feel that the summer school holidays went on forever and it was always sunny?
We will be back with more Moments in Time posts soon.
#MomentsInTime #DementiaAwareness #ShineONFife

27/07/2020
Monday

How's your Monday motivation this morning? There's plenty going on, over on ONFife Virtual LibrarYAY to keep you going until bedtime ... #ShineOnFife.
10.00am - Woo hoo! It's Bookbug with Val #BookbugOnline
11.00am - Your Summer Reading Challenge activities from Children's University Scotland
2.00pm - Baking with Lisa - Gingerbread #YUM.
3.00pm - #ScottishSillySquad event with Scots author Thomas Clark, (ages 4-7 years)
4.00pm - Storytime with Sharron - "Spinderella", written by Julia Donaldson and Illustrated by Sebastian Braun. There's also a spider craft link from Paper Magic.

Hi everyone!As we go from July into August (where does the time go), here a wee preview of some highlights for the week ...
26/07/2020

Hi everyone!

As we go from July into August (where does the time go), here a wee preview of some highlights for the week ahead from the ONFife adult library team.

Monday 27th July:
10am - Moments In Time - A poem 'A Chuckie In Yer Shoe' read for you by our lovely Fiona
12 noon - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine with RB Digital (love Monty)
2pm - It's National Scotch Day - what's you're favourite tipple?
6pm - Fifeanory with Sophie from Reading Groups reading DH Lawrence's short story 'Things' - not to be missed!

Tuesday 28th July:
10am - Remember to sign up for Coastlines!
12 noon - Check out our biographies with RB Digital, there are some very interesting characters to read about
2pm - Calgary Stampede link...what can that be?
4pm - Coastlines Open Sea

Wednesday 29th July:
10am - Hola! Fancy learning a new language? RB Digital is here to assist!
12 noon - Board in the library - Fancy a game of scrabble?
2pm - Bog Cotton in the hills of Glenlivet (it's not just whisky distilleries you get there)

Thursday 30th July:
10 am - Book Quote...words of wisdom
12 noon - Try out our RNIB quiz
2pm - It's National Friendship Day!

Friday 31st July:
10am - Mmm...nothing better than the smell of baking bread! It's bread making time.
12 noon - Top 20 Book Facts - how many do you know?
2pm - Agatha Christie's Poirot is 100 this year would you believe!
6pm - Kirkcaldy Walking Festival

Saturday 1st August:
10 am - Ever wondered how to write a horror story?
12 noon - Board in the library - Book Domino Chain World Record, check this out
2pm - Let's head 'em off at the pass. Alternatively we have a selection of Westerns available with RB Digital for you to enjoy

Sunday 2nd August:
10 am - 20 Weird and Wonderful Habits of Famous Writers
12 noon - Board in the library - a jigsaw to piece together on a Sunday
2pm - 'How do I love thee?' (and much more) available in the poetry section with RB Digital

#ShineONFife

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The Devil and Michael Scot: A Gallimaufry of Fife and Beyond Tom Hubbard Grace Note Publications, 16 Apr 2020 - Poetry - 164 pages This book offers you a virtual tour of much of Fife, mainly of its 'fringe of gold'. It starts just west of Newburgh at the border with Perthshire and ends at the Kincardine Bridge, with substantial forays inland. The county's international bearings are highlighted, with poetry and prose invoking ancestral 'Fifers' such as the Russian poet Mikhaïl Lermontov and the American novelist Herman Melville of Moby-Dick. Goethe's Faust finds a Scottish accent of sorts (as also the Shakespeare of Macbeth and The Tempest), and Alexander Pushkin unknowingly borrows a tale from Dunfermline's Robert Henrysoun. The centre-piece, which provides the title of our gallimaufry, is a play based on the vicissitudes of Michael Scot of Balwearie, the medieval polymath famous in both legend and history, and centering on his pact with the devil. More recent local heroes are celebrated, not least Joe Corrie of In Time o' Strife. 'This is what makes Tom Hubbard such a rewarding guide: a man steeped in the places and tales of the Kinrick who doesn't get run over by them, rather he manages to unfold fresh visions, partly because - as cosmopolitan traveller and translator, all human effort lies before him.' - from CHRISTOPHER HARVIE's Foreword. Bibliographic information Title The Devil and Michael Scot: A Gallimaufry of Fife and Beyond Author Tom Hubbard Publisher Grace Note Publications, 2020 ISBN 9781913162108 Length 164 pages Subjects Poetry, General
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