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What's on


Summer is coming...

Alas the Spring activities are coming to an end. But don't fret! There's an awesome programme of summer activities just waiting for you. 

For full details of what's happening over the summer months take a peek at the Summer Brochure.


National Reading Group DayNational Reading Group Logo

Reading Groups are a great way to discover brilliant books and new friends. East Renfrewshire libraries currently support a number of reading groups and we want to see if we can support more.

Giffnock library is playing host to a gathering to mark National Reading Group Day on Saturday 24th June.

The gathering is a great opportunity to:

  • Meet other book lovers
  • Discover books that reading groups rave about (and those they don't...)
  • Preview the latest book group titles available
  • Discover online reading including ebooks and eaudiobooks
  • Enjoy tea, coffee and cake

This is a drop-in event between 2-4pm and all interested in finding out more are welcome to come along.

Colour Therapy      

Brand new Colour Therapy clubs will be starting soon at Thornliebank and Busby library.  Contact Busby Library on 0141 577 4971 or Thornliebank library on 0141 577 4983 for full details.

Get online

Terrified of tablets? No idea about iPads? Cautious of computers? Fear not! We have a range of beginners' classes to help get you online and use a tablet or PC.

Heritage sessions

With a heritage centre in Giffnock Library, a collection of heritage material at Barrhead Foundry and a website - - we have many resources available to help you with local and family history. Come and join in with one of our free events or sessions and begin your journey into the past.

Get Online


We are running several one-off tablet classes over the summer period. Watch this space for future dates and other classes available.

To find out more about the full range of tablet classes or other courses using PCs, book an Information Session at your local library to speak to an advisor, or visit our What can I learn page.

To book a class, contact your local library.


Introduction to iPads: Get Connected to the Internet
Learn how to connect to East Renfrewshire Libraries' free WiFi and browse the internet on your own iPad. BOOKING ESSENTIAL

We can provide an iPad for you if you don't have one. NOTE: This is not an Android class.

Barrhead Foundry LibraryWednesday 5 July10.00am - 11.30am
Mearns LibraryThursday 20 July10.00am - 11.30am

Try B4 U Buy
Not sure which type of tablet to buy or what the difference is between them all? We have Apple iPads and Android tablets for you to try, plus valuable advice on important things to consider before purchasing. Come along, have a go and see for yourself. BOOKING ESSENTIAL

No device required. 

Barrhead Foundry LibraryMonday 21 August10.00am - 12.00pm

Tap 'n' Talk: Skype
Want to use a tablet to keep in touch, face-to-face, with family and friends who may be far away? Then come along with your device and have fun learning how to download, register and use the Skype app to make and receive video calls.  Please note that an understanding of how your device works is required for this session. BOOKING ESSENTIAL

You must bring your own tablet (Android, Apple iPad, other), know your e-mail address and password, or Apple ID and password, and bring your mobile phone to the class.

Giffnock LibraryThursday 31 August10.00am - 12.00pm
Heritage Classes


An Introduction to Ancestry
Ancestry Library Edition is a must for anyone looking into their family history. Access to this fabulous resources for free at your local library. This  informal session will help you master the basics and you'll soon be searching with ease through the millions of world wide records. 
To book your free place please ask at your local library.

Local and Family History Drop-in
Have you hit a family history brick wall? Do you need help with local history research or would you just like advice on using the heritage resources? Drop-in and meet the local studies librarian and get started on your story.
Free event - no need to book.

Online Family History for Fearties
Is your terror of technology stopping you accessing all the amazing family history resources that can now be found online? Over a series of five friendly sessions you will gain the skills and confidence that you need to use a computer and access the internet. Along the way, you will explore different family history sites and then progress to more detailed sessions on Ancestry Library Edition
To book your free place please ask at your local library.

Classes take place in various libraries at different times. For booking information and a full list of venues, dates and times visit Portal to the Past

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