Upcoming events

Book Week Scotland

Inverclyde Libraries Book Week Scotland Programme
13th - 19th November.

Book Week Scotland is back.
See below for our FREE events and details of how to book.


Robert Burns, his story.
Monday 13th November, 11.30am-12.30pm
Kilmacolm Library,  For Ages 16+

Robert Burns is surely one of the most enigmatic and loved artists of Scotland. Join storyteller and singer Ruth Kirkpatrick to shed some light on his life, his loves and his trials.
Gaining an insight into his background helps us to better understand his poetry, songs and perhaps some of his behaviour.
Ruth has performed in a show about Burns for several years and is a descendant of the Kirkpatricks of Closeburn, near Dumfries, where Burns was a regular visitor, illuminating the dark nights with his dazzling repertoire.

Book your place via our Eventbrite page https://bit.ly/InverclydeLibrariesEventbrite


Into The Wild with Inverclyde Libraries
Monday 13th & Thursday 16th November, 3.30pm-4.30pm
South West Library,  For ages 8+

Into the Trees, over the hills, down to the river...
There’s a world of adventure on our doorstep,
waiting to inspire us!

Come along and go wild, creating YOUR outdoor adventure comic or story...

Book your place via our Eventbrite page https://bit.ly/InverclydeLibrariesEventbrite


Scottish themed Craft
Tuesday 14th November, 10am-11am
Central Library, For ages 16+

Come along to Greenock Central Library and get creative as we make fun Scottish themed prints using the wrappers from a well-loved Scottish sweet treat.
Book your place via our Eventbrite page https://bit.ly/InverclydeLibrariesEventbrite


Pipes and Poetry by the Greenock Burns Club
Friday 17th November, 1.30pm-2.30pm
Gourock Library, For Ages 16+

Celebrate the Scots Leid in poetry and prose through Robert Burns. Join in, tapping your feet to well-known tunes on the bagpipes.
Bring along your favourite Scots word, and we will choose our top ten favourites on the day.

Book your place via our Eventbrite page https://bit.ly/InverclydeLibrariesEventbrite


Events may be subject to change.                         
Follow Inverclyde Libraries on Facebook at facebook.com/InverclydeLibraries and on X (formerly Twitter) @InverclydeLibs for updates,
or contact the host venue on the day of the event. All phone numbers are listed on this booklet.
If you would like to attend any of the events and require a BSL interpreter, please contact 01475 712323 as soon as possible.




Social Enterprise One-Stop-Drop-In!

Looking to set up a Social Enterprise or already running one?

Come along to find out about all the support available in Inverclyde - from funding to governance and everything in between!

Upcoming dates:

Friday 17th November, 10am-12pm - Port Glasgow Library, Fore Street, Port Glasgow, PA14 5EG

Tuesday 28th November, 10am-12pm - Gourock Library, Kempock Place, Gourock, PA19 1QU

Thursday 30th November, 4pm-6pm - Inverkip & Wemyss Bay Library, Inverkip Community Hub, Main Street, Inverkip, PA16 0FZ

Tuesday 5th December, 2pm-4pm - Kilmacolm Library, 13 Lochwinnoch Road, Kilmacolm, PA13 4HB


Open Book

Open Book
Open Book

Inverclyde Libraries now have two trained Open Book Lead Readers. 

The sessions will be running on the last Wednesday of the month from Greenock Central Library , 2.30-3.30pm. There is no need to book sessions or read anything in advance, participants can just come along to listen to a story and poem and join in with the discussions in a relaxed, informal atmosphere with a cuppa on hand. All welcome.

For further information, please contact 01475 712330 or email PGD@inverclyde.gov.uk

Find out more about Open Book at www.openbookreading.com

Device Advice

Having problems with your smartphone?
Want to learn more about using your tablet? We can help!        

From turning your device on, connecting to Wi-Fi and adjusting volume controls, to using email, social media, staying safe online and browsing the internet, our friendly and knowledgeable staff at your local branch can help.

Book your free one-to-one session by calling your local branch, or for further information email library.central@inverclyde.gov.uk

  • Central: Friday 11am-12pm. Call 01475 712323.
  • Gourock: Friday 11am-12pm. Call 01475 712340.
  • Port Glasgow: Tuesday 11am-12pm. Call 01475 715629.
  • Kilmacolm: Monday 5pm-6pm. Call 01475 715621.
  • South West: Tuesday 2pm-3pm. Call 01475 715667.