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Children’s author Emily Dodd is holding a series of book launches and rocket-making workshops to celebrate her latest title and Western Isles Libraries’ Gadgeteers summer reading challenge.

Emily, also a CBeebies screenwriter, will be holding her fun science-based event in Stornoway Library on August 3, Tarbert Library on August 4, Lionacleit Library on August 5, and Castlebay Library on August 6. All the events start at 11 am and are aimed at children aged between 8 and 11.

As space is limited, places should be booked via the libraries.

Emily is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books. She has also spent several years working in museums and has written and presented science shows for the Edinburgh International Science Festival, the Scottish Seabird Centre, Edinburgh University, National Museums Scotland and Our Dynamic Earth.