Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Children's Book Festival in Tuam Library

The Children's Book Festival is a nationwide celebration of children's books and reading, which this year will be taking place from October 3rd-26th. The following are details of events happening in Tuam Branch Library during the festival.

Tuesday 16th October – Jewellery making and bead workshop with local artist Karena Ryan, 10.00 – 11.00 & 11.15 -12.15

Wednesday 17th October – Author Michael Carroll will read from his ‘new hero’s’ book series at 3.15 – suitable for children aged 10+.

Thursday 18th October - author Maeve Friel will read her latest spellbinding story from her “witch-in-training” series suitable for 1st and 2nd classes. 9.45—10.30, 10.45 –11.30 & 11.45—12.30.

Friday 19th October - Jewellery making and bead workshop with local artist Karena Ryan, 10.00 – 11.00 & 11.15 -12.15

Saturday 20th October – Australian performance storyteller Andrew McKenna will tell stories from around the world with the use of words, mime, music, gesture and masks.

Monday 22nd October: Print workshops with the National Print Museum… Participants will work with artefacts from the Museum's collection to hand set and print their names in metal type. The participants will learn basic composing skills to construct their names, which will then be inserted into a 'WANTED' poster, and printed on The Farley Proofing Press, a key working piece of the Museum's collection.
Hand Folded Printers Hat
The second half of the workshop will show participants how to make old style printers hats, using Origami techniques. They will then have the opportunity to decorate their printers hats.
Suitable for 5th and 6th classes
9.30—11.00 & 11.30—1.00.

Tuesday 23rd October: Story time with local storyteller Gerry King; suitable for pre-schools and junior infants. 11.00—12.00

Wednesday 24th October: Galway based story teller Clare Murphy takes us on a magical journey with her amazing stories from around the globe; 9.45—10.30 & 10.45—11.30 & 12.00—1.00.

Thursday 25th October: Table Quiz for 3rd and 4th classes
Friday 26th October: Table Quiz for 5th and 6th classes

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