Friday, 31 January 2014

Gunnie Moberg Archive Open Day

Our exhibition 'Between the human and the natural' – portrait and landscape photography of Gunnie Moberg – continues until Wednesday 5 February.

 Following the success of the first open day, Rebecca Marr will be back tomorrow, Saturday 1st February, with boxes of prints of Stromness from the Gunnie Moberg Archive for you to look through. 

The Open Day runs from 1-4pm and everyone is welcome to come along to look through the images, and see if they can identify the people and places Gunnie captured on film. 

You can see examples of some of the prints of Stromness on the Gunnie Moberg Archive Blog.

Here are some images from the first Open Day on 18th January, when around sixty folk came along and enjoyed delving into the treasures from the archive. 

images: Mark Jenkins. Stromness Library 18 January Gunnie Moberg Archive Open Day

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Exhibition and Open Day

‘Between the human and the natural’

This is the title of the exhibition of portrait and landscape photography by Gunnie Moberg, which opens in the Stromness Library this Saturday 18th January, with an Open Day from 12pm-4pm offering the chance to find out more about the contents of the archive and the process of creating the digital archive. 

At the Open Day Rebecca Marr will be bringing along boxes of prints for folk to browse, Gunnie’s published books and newspaper clippings spanning her artistic career,  as well as documents and diaries from her working life, and Gunnie's trusty Olympus OM1. The film 'Gunnie' by Mark Jenkins will also be shown. 

The exhibition runs until Wednesday 5th February. 

You can read more about the Gunnie Moberg Archive on the archive blog

Friday, 3 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Wishing all our readers a very happy 2014, full of good books, and many happy library visits!

We hope you enjoyed our Advent Book Quiz 2013, we can now reveal the answers:

1st - The Christmas Mystery - Jostein Gaarder
2nd - Imagined Corners - Willa Muir
3rd - The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
4th - Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens
5th - Morven Callar - Alan Warner
6th - The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber
7th - Reminiscences of an Orkney Parish - John Firth
8th - The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
9th - Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow - Peter H√łeg
10th - The Mill on the Floss - George Elliot
11th - Demo - Alison Miller
12th - Cider with Rosie - Laurie Lee
13th - Emma - Jane Austen 
14th - The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland - Ernest Marwick
15th - The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper
16th - Venus as a Boy - Luke Sutherland 
17th - Under the Greenwood Tree - Thomas Hardy
18th - The Children of Green Knowe - Lucy Boston
19th - Orkneyinga Saga - translated by Hermann Palsson and Paul Edwards
20th - 'The Laird's Son' from Winter Tales - George Mackay Brown
21st - The Box of Delights - John Masefield
22nd - Village Christmas - Miss Read
23rd - The House by the Dvina: a Russian Childhood  - Eugene Fraser
24th - The Tailor of Gloucester - Beatrix  Potter
25th - A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

And the winner is: Catriona 

Congratulations to Catriona, and thanks to all who entered.

Catriona if you could email us at stromness.library(at) we can arrange to get your prize to you.