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October 2017

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Garden Laboratory (CANCELLED)

Thu October 12, 2017 @ 17:3019:30
Pentland Plants, Pentland Main, Pentland Park
Loanhead, EH20 9QG United Kingdom
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We’re sorry but this event has had to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.   We love our gardens, but do we really know what’s going on in all that gorgeous greenery? 3 talks in one evening... exploring ancient exotic plants, how plants evolve and adapt to suit their environment, and how genetic research is helping us learn more about bees. Buzz along to Garden Laboratory to find out!

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Free

Dark Skies and Bright Stars

Sun October 15, 2017 @ 19:0021:00
The Secret Herb Garden, 32A Old Pentland Road
Edinburgh, EH10 7EA United Kingdom

Get ready for an evening of stargazing, astro-photography and some actual space science. Apart from having a look through a telescope and getting a crash-course in spotting the brightest stars and constellations, we will also have other hands-on demos and activities. And if those naughty clouds try to stop us, we will use state of the art free software to re-create the night skies in-doors. Make sure you wrap up warm!  

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Free

Choc Full of Physics

Mon October 16, 2017 @ 15:0016:30
Pentland Plants, Pentland Main, Pentland Park
Loanhead, EH20 9QG United Kingdom

Discover how physics affects the way chocolate looks, feels and tastes... ...and yes, there will be chocolate tasting too!  

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Free

All Things Glowing

Tue October 17, 2017 @ 14:0016:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

Have some fun with fluorescence and black lights! Come along to make your own glow in the dark nightlight and some mini glow bugs.  

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Dinos and Rocks Gala day

Sat October 21, 2017 @ 11:0015:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom
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Get ready for a prehistoric adventure at Loanhead Library. Dig for dinosaur bones, plant and take home your very own Jurassic Fern, make life sized dinosaur footprints and also meet Mr Fossil and his vast collecting on real fossils. Create your own mini demonstrations of global processes such as plate tectonics and erosion and discover how the Earth has changed over 4.5 billion years. Build your own 3D landscape and of course, not forgetting everyone’s favourite create your very own…

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October 2018

Free

Laughter Lounge: Yoga

Mon October 8, 2018 @ 18:0019:30
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

Can we giggle ourselves healthier, or is that just silly? Come to the library and have a giggle with us as we explore, discuss and try out the science of laughter! Book yourself in for Monday 8th from 6pm-7:30pm. Please note that this is an active session and therefore may not be suitable for people with long term health conditions.  If you need more information, please contact Loanhead Library on 0131 4409032  

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Free

Ready, Set, Go! Balloon Cars – Loanhead

Tue October 9, 2018 @ 15:3016:30
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

Do you think you can build a car powered only by air? Join the librarians to explore 'Reaction Forces' and make and race your very own balloon car. Come along Tuesday 9th from 3:30pm-4:30pm.

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£7.50

Stewart Brewing – Brewery Tour

Fri October 12, 2018 @ 19:0021:00
Stewart Brewing, 26a Dryden Road
Loanhead, EH20 9LZ United Kingdom

Gain an insight to the creative process of developing new beer recipes and the colossal subject of brewing, & the physics of bubbles and foam stabiloty. With a beer or two of course! Tickets: £7.50 To book your space please go direct to the Stewart Brewing website.

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Free

Finger Lickin’ Science

Tue October 16, 2018 @ 10:0011:00
Pentland Plants, Pentland Main, Pentland Park
Loanhead, EH20 9QG United Kingdom

A cooking show with a difference! Expect heat, ice and smoke on the stage kitchen. Discover how lab techniques can be used in the kitchen to create the most wonderous flavours and textures!     Come along Tuesday 16th from 10am-12pm.

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Free

Dark Skies and Bright Stars – Loanhead

Wed October 17, 2018 @ 19:0021:00
The Secret Herb Garden, 32A Old Pentland Road
Edinburgh, EH10 7EA United Kingdom

Discover astronomical features visible with the naked eye with help from  scientists and engineers from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. Hot drinks and cake available to buy from the cafe. WRAP UP WARM Book yourself in for Wednesday 17th from 7pm-9pm.  

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£5

The Physics of Gin

Thu October 18, 2018 @ 19:0021:00
The Secret Herb Garden, 32A Old Pentland Road
Edinburgh, EH10 7EA United Kingdom

A fascinating evening exploring the art and science of gin. Take a tour of the Old Curiosity Distillery and Gin Garden and then learn the science behind how to create the best G&T! Adults only. Tickets £5, available online from The Secret Herb Garden's website now!

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Free

Feel Good Science

Sat October 20, 2018 @ 11:0015:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

A day dedicated to you... Your health, happiness and well-being. Discover how your body fights disease and repairs itself, try out our animated 3D anatomy t-shirts that take you right inside your body, and learn more about your diet and food groups too. Pedal yourself a scrummy smoothie, relax with some yoga or have a giggle with body bingo! And there will be various mini fitness tests on the day too, including reaction speed, flexibility and strength tests. Come along…

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Colour Run… or Walk

Sat October 20, 2018 @ 12:0014:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom
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Back by popular demand - get your heart pumping whilst getting blasted with vivid colours. Run or walk the course – just enjoy the day! Be sure to wear white! And sunglasses are recommended.   Tickets are: £4 (£3 under 16 yrs) or £10 per family (up to 2 adults and 2 children)   Two races will take place on the day to allow more people to enjoy and take part in the run, safely. Children under 11 years must…

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October 2019

Free

Fun Science (Loanhead)

Sat October 5, 2019 @ 11:0015:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

A day filled with all kinds of science and YOU! Alongside our scientists and researchers we are inviting YOU to also come along to share a skill or hobby. Anything goes! Musical instruments, sewing, model building, wood work –  bring it along and get involved. there will of course be a whole variety of science activities including exploring the world of vaccines , delving into marine conservation, catching mini sea beasties, deciphering super computers and a HUGE selection  of 'magic…

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Free

Think, Music & Memories

Thu October 10, 2019 @ 13:0015:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

Use music to access and rekindle memories with a Playlist for Life session lead by Midlothian Libraries, and find out about the latest discoveries in brain health too! We will be joined by researchers from Heriot Watt and Edinburgh University who will give us an insight into research into memory and the mind, what helps us to stay sharp in older age and what research into dementia can tell us. With a cuppa and cake!

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£12

In Conversation With…

Fri October 11, 2019 @ 19:3021:30
Stewart Brewing, Loanhead, 26a Dryden Road, Bilston Glen Ind Estate
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9LZ United Kingdom

Join Midlothian Local Sir Geoff Palmer a leader in the brewing industry and his former student, Steven Stewart to discuss the science and art behind beer! Midlothian Local Sir Geoff Palmer a leader in the brewing industry with 4 honorary doctorates, an OBE, and a knighthood to his name sits down with former student Steve Stewart, co-founder of Stewarts Brewing; Scotland’s Brewery of the Year 2018, to discuss the science behind the beer. To book click here

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Free

Think, Music & Memories

Tue October 15, 2019 @ 14:0015:30
Cowan Court Care Home, Eastfield Dr
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 8BF United Kingdom

Come to the dementia-café for an afternoon of music from times-gone-by, and create a personal playlist. We will be joined by Professor Michael Craig from Heriot Watts Memory Lab, and Luisa Parkinson from Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre who will be discussing the latest research into memory. All welcome!

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Free

Nanoscale Art

Tue October 15, 2019 @ 16:0017:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

Come and make your own stained glass window or sun catcher with OPTIMA CDT and find out how nanoparticles can help detect and treat diseases too!  

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Free

Small Stories

Wed October 16, 2019 @ 15:0016:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

Stories for little ones and their grown-ups! We'll sing, make sounds and have fun together as we learn all about the wonderful world around us in a cosy story tent.

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Free

Science and the Circus

Thu October 17, 2019 @ 11:0012:00
Bilston Miners Club, Seafield Rd
Bilston, Midlothian EH25 9RW United Kingdom

How does a spinning plate spin? Why do clowns fall over? How can someone eat fire?! Come learn the answers, whilst seeing a live circus show in action!  

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