To some cunt on twitter


Idelology - against a single narrative.

TW: rape, ablism, mass murder of povvos and cripples

some protestors paintbombed a cereal cafe
and I don’t know why
they don’t just shop at costco instead
gentrification, evictions, state violence
£5 for a bowl of cereal while the homeless starve
and I don’t know why they don’t
vote with their money (they have none) and their feet
those that have them, haha, bants
and I don’t know why they don’t
violence is wrong, you see
paint is more grotesque than blood
cripples are dying alone in empty bedsits, but
I don’t know why they don’t
theyre smashing windows like fascists
because it was the anarchos that led to hitler, you see
not a decade of starving, humiliated poor
violence leads to fascism
I learned that at eton, you see
(just bants)
I don’t know why they don’t
when I saw those old people, there
in wandsworth, eating from bins

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New group for writers aged 16 – 25

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Craigmillar Library are starting an ‪#‎artcore‬ Creative Writing group for young people aged 16-25 in collaboration with The Out of the Blue Drill Hall.

You’ll get advice on how to write, edit, design and publish your own material and even look ways to perform or have your work performed.

Interested? The big launch is at 6pm on Wednesday 7th October at Craigmillar Library.

For more information email or ask for Ioannis on 0131 529 5597.

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How to be a super-borrower

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Five tips to help you save time choosing, ordering and collecting your books from the library. Leaving you more time to READ!

Choosing made easy

Out of the many book recommendation sites out there, two of our favourites are WhichBook, which has a really unique way of finding the right book for you, and if you have a favourite author or genre Who Else Writes Like? makes finding new authors you’ll love a piece of cake.

Reserve and collect

So you’ve found the books you want to read. Next step is to reserve them on the library catalogue to be delivered to your nearest library.


We’ll email you when your books are ready for collection. So simple!

Make a reading wishlist. Or two. Or three.

But what if your to-read list is so long that it’s just not practical to reserve everything at once? Log in to your account…

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Access To Work Cuts Show The True Nature Of This Pig-Fucking Government

the void

access-to-work-marchCuts to the Access To Work scheme – which pays for adaptations, equipment and support for disabled people in the workplace – shows the true nature of this pig-fucking Government.

Whilst Iain Duncan Smith rants at disabled people to get a job, the changes being made to Access To Work will make this impossible for many.  That won’t stop people’s benefits being slashed however.  Some sick and disabled people are now being plunged into desperate poverty, with no way out.  It is little wonder that benefit claimants and disabled people are now openly calling Iain Duncan Smith a murderer.

A march is taking place in London on Saturday (26th Sept) to protest against the cuts to the Access To Work scheme.  According to the organisers:

“Changes to Access to Work mean that Deaf, Deaf blind and hard of hearing and disabled people are being restricted to unrealistic budgets for support…

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‘Book Binge’ at Wester Hailes Library

Excellent idea!

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Do you love to watch your favourite TV shows back to back? Do you find yourself staying up past bedtime for one more episode?

Would you do the same with books?

Bookbinge  at Wester Hailes Library offers you the chance to grab specially selected “Books-Sets” for you to gorge on.

DSC_1316We have 5 sections for you to pick from:

Romantic Drama – Collections with different romantic themes.

Crime and Thriller – Collections of crime authors and action packed stories.

Sci fi & Fantasy – Collections of epic space operas and strange worlds.

Something a Bit Different – Collections to make you think laugh or cry.

Kids – Collections for of great stories for children and teens.

Drop by to see what selections are waiting for you to binge yourself silly. Selections are updated daily with new collections.

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Eyes down for Book Bingo!

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The nights are drawing in… the perfect reason for settling down with a good book we reckon.

And we’ve come up with a reading challenge for those long dark nights ahead which we think you’re going to enjoy – Book Bingo!

Play along and you could win yourself a £50 book token just in time for Christmas:

  • BookbingoPrint off the Bingo Card (PDF, 123 kb) or pick one up at your nearest library.
  • Complete each square with the title of a book you have read (or in one case, haven’t!)
  • (You must have borrowed at least five of the titles in your card from Edinburgh City Libraries during 2015. Check your loan history by logging in to your account on the library catalogue)
  • Hand in your completed card to your local library by 1st December 2015, and we’ll announce the winner at the Big Book Group Quiz on 10th December.


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Knee Socks and Libraries: The Sexualisation of Educated Women


The academic year is about to start in earnest, and along with all the lecture schedules, seminar timetables and module specs that descend on us with the autumn leaves, come the arrangements for welcoming the new students. Predictably enough, one of the clubs in the city where I work is holding a “Back To School” fancy dress party. It’s a bit depressing. Not because the students will just have spent a week being told that they’ve just taken a giant leap away from their school careers. Nor because there’s anything wrong with dressing up in foolish outfits for frivolous purposes (The basis, after all, of much of Restoration theatre.)

But clubs asking female students to dress up as caricature “schoolgirls” is a depressing prospect, for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it plays into a really creepy tendency of our media and society to equate sexiness with being young and powerless…

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Personal Reading Recommendations – Telling the Bees by Peggy Hesketh

Another personal reading recommendation from Edinburgh libraries.

This time it was Telling the Bees by Peggy Hesketh. I seem to have read a few bee-themed novels this year, and enjoyed them all. *

Albert Honig was taught bee-keeping by his father when he was a child, and has continued to keep and care for bees all his life. His neighbours, sisters Claire and Hilda Straussmann, are found murdered in their house. As Albert helps the police detective with his inquiries, he looks back over his life, his relationship with the Straussmann family, and what he has learned about bees. Each chapter begins with a nugget of information about bees which is related to that part of the plot.

This is a very slow book. Albert, although a nice man, rambles on in the way people who have worked with elderly people will be familiar with. He takes forever to get to the point and many of his maunderings seem unrelated to the matters at hand. As the book progresses though, you see that Albert is giving us all the information we need to work out who killed the sisters, as he works it out for himself.

I enjoyed this book very much.

*The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell, and The Bees by Laline Paull.

Her Voice: Not for Sale

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Wifie (Women In Focus In Edinburgh) is an independent photography group for women living in and around Edinburgh. Members participate in workshops and visit exhibitions, discussing ideas or exploring the issues raised by the work of other artists as well as sharing knowledge, ideas and experiences within the group.

In this exhibition ‘Her Voice: Not For Sale’ (on show in the Art and Deign Library until 30th September) Wifie members investigate how women across the world continue to suffer from exploitation due to their gender and the impact this has for both them and their children. Members have created images that they feel reflects this theme and helps to raise awareness of the subject.

Not for sale Exhibition poster

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