Friday, August 03, 2007

Tuam Library news

Nowo Otwarty Dzial Polskiej Ksiazki! (Polish books Now Available)

Goraco zapraszamy Wszystkich czytelikow pragnacycfh czytac ksiazki jezyku polskim do wypozyczania ksiazek w publicznej bibliotece – Tuam Library.

(A selection of Polish books are available for borrowing from the Tuam Library)

Tuam Arts Festival runs from 17th – 26th August: A mixed media exhibition will take place in the Tuam Library. This exhibition is entitled ‘Snap!’ and will be broken into two parts, each running for a week. The first will feature artists Kevin Flanagan, Sinead Ni Bhaoil, Ben Geoghegan and Johnny Salmon who will exhibit ceramics, photography, film and drawings. The launch of this exhibit will take place on Wednesday 15th at 7.00 pm.
The second part of this exhibition will include the work of Sharon O’Grady, Mark Kelly, Joanne Hynes and Tom Flanagan who will exhibit paintings, prints and film installation. This part of the exhibition will be launched on Wednesday 22nd at 7.00.
Writing workshops and other events for children will also take place in the Library in association with the Tuam Arts Festival

Summer Events:
On Tuesday 10th July, a large crowd of children gathered to hear the magical stories from Galway based Storyteller Clare Murphy. Clare enthralled the children with tales from lands, far and wide. Clare amazed the children further with her juggling workshop. Over 20 children took part in making juggling balls from a mixture of flour, rice and balloons…it can be done!! She then proceeded to show the children how to juggle… Tuam seems to have many budding jugglers in its midst.
On Wednesday 11th July, an art and craft workshop entitled “Beautiful butterflies, gruesome grubs and beastly bugs” took place in the library. Nineteen children took part and made scary looking insects.
If you go down to the woods today, you are in for a surprise…" a teddy bears picnic was held on Wednesday 18th July. Forty-six children arrived with their teddies to join in the fun!
On Thursday 19th July, 2 circus skills workshops took place in the library. Eimhin Shortt taught the children basis circus skills and played theatre games. Everyone who attended the workshops had lots of fun and lots of laughter could be heard in the library!
  • Story-time takes place every Thursday morning from 11.30 – 12.30 for children aged between 3 and 8.
  • Computer classes for retired people take place every Friday morning from 10.00 – 11.30.
  • An exhibition of new works by the Nuala B. Higgins Art Group will take place from Tuesday 7th August to Saturday 11th August.
  • Anne Harkin Petersen will open an exhibition on Tuesday 7th August at 7.00.

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