Adults and Older People

Adults and Older People

A resource list created by CultureNL Libraries

Our team that look after our adults and older people planning have collated a great list of resources to help that group get through the current difficult circumstances just that little bit more easily.

Coping with Covid-19 and Isolation

The current restrictions can be difficult for people and we want to support you with feeling isolated. Here are some organisations which can help by providing support and activities.


The Silver Line

The Silver Line is a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.


Age UK

Age UK have a coronavirus page set up offering guidance and help on looking after yourself at home.


The Retirement Café & Podcast

Tune in to The Retirement Café podcast for inspiration on how to live a fulfilling and meaningful retirement.



The Luminate Scotland Festival organisers have put together a new online programme under the name Luminate@Home.


My House of Memories App

The easy to use My House of Memories app allows you to explore objects from the past and share memories together.


Shared Reading

There are alternatives if you are missing Shared Reading in Coatbridge Library.

The Reader

If you are missing our regular shared reading sessions then The Reader has some excellent online sessions that you can browse or join in with.


Philosophy Café

The Philosophy Café has been enjoyed by many at Coatbridge Library with our exciting partnership with the University of Glasgow. If you would like to continue our journey into Philosophy, we suggest having a look at some of these courses and podcasts.

Think. Learn. Libraries. Philosophy Café Special

During our Think. Learn. Libraries. we arranged a special Philosophy Café video from one of the Research Students at University of Glasgow. This video is available to watch on our YouTube channel now on the link above.


A History of Philosophy

A YouTube playlist of the complete lectures from Dr. Arthur Holmes’ influential course, “A History of Philosophy.”.


Ethics for Beginners

A romp through ethics for complete beginners by Marianne Talbot at the University of Oxford:

In this introduction to ethics, we shall be considering the underpinnings of ethical thought. We shall consider, for example, what it is for an action to be right or wrong, whether we can have moral knowledge and whether freewill is essential to morality. We shall reflect on four key ethical theories (virtue ethics, deontology, non-cognitivism and utilitarianism), looking at both their strengths and their weaknesses. We shall be looking at morality in the context of the individual and the context of society.


Twentieth Century Philosophy–

Another YouTube playlist of Philosophy videos to get more information on the subject.


History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King’s College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, “without any gaps.” The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition