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Autumn is here, the leaves are changing to beautiful golden shades and the nights are drawing in.

However, we have been so lucky this past week to have enjoyed beautiful sunshine and warmer temperatures.

Customers have been coming in to Brechin Library and telling staff they have had to dig out their t-shirts again; they had only just packed them away for the winter!

So we’re not quite ready to hibernate yet!

Brechin Library is packed with lots on to keep you busy this October.

For the children:-

Storytime continues throughout the October holidays and will be held at its usual time of 10am to 10.30 am on a Tuesday.

Sessions are open to all under 5s.

‘Where’s Wally?’: Throughout the holidays the library is running a ‘Where’s Wally?’competition.

‘Where’s Wally?’ is a firm favourite with children who love to spend hours poring over the books searching for the elusive main character.

There is a complete set of ‘Where’s Wally?’ books to give away to a competition winner. Simply pop in to the library, pick up an entry form and find the six ‘Wallys’ hidden around the library.

Sound easy? The competition is open to all primary school children and ends on Saturday, October 15

Winners will be drawn on Monday, October 17 and the winner will be notified.

‘Right Wee Blether’: Brechin Library will be taking part in ‘a RIGHT wee blether’ this month as part of a nationwide conversation led by Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People.

The Commissioner wants to hear from children aged from two to five years to find out what makes them smile and who is special to them and what they would like to change.

This event will take place after Bookbug which begins again after the holidays on Tuesday, October 18.

The children will be invited to join the conversation and any responses will be recorded for the children to take away with them in a small book.

Bookbug session: Although the library won’t be holding any sessions during the holidays they will start again on Tuesday, October 18.

Sessions are free and open to babies and toddlers from birth to five years.

The sessions are full of songs and rhymes, puppets and stories and are great fun.

BAM!: The Books and Music group will be met again on Saturday, November 5.

BAM is a great fun group for all seven – 12 year-olds and blends books and music together with fun activities.

The group is a drop in session and all children from this age group are welcome. Sessions begin at 2 pm and last for an hour.

For the Adults:-

Free Author event: Jess Smith will be joining library staff this month for an afternoon of chat.

Jess has written three popular books on her life growing up as a traveller.

Her family, Jess, her parents and seven sisters travelled the country in an old bus over a period of 10 years.

Jess has been storytelling on a professional basis for several years.

What is important to her is that the content of her ancient tales are shared and passed on to live though others in future generations.

The event will take place on Tuesday, October 25 at 3.30 pm.

Tickets are free but limited.

Please contact the library to book your place at the event. Phone (01356) 622687 or email for more details.

Book Groups: Regular book groups will be meeting this month for the usual book chat over a coffee.

These groups have been running for some time now and are a great success with staff and customers alike.

If you are interested in being placed on a waiting list for our groups contact the library directly.

Reminiscing Group: The Reminiscing group meeting this month will coincide with Jess Smith’s visit to the library. Normal sessions will begin again in November.

If anyone is interested in attending the group for a chance to blether about times gone by, please contact the library directly.

Dreams: The display for October in the fiction department is ‘Dreams.’