Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Library Ireland Week 2008

Here are some of the events taking place in Galway Public Libraries during Library Ireland Week.

Tuam Library
Monday 3rd March:
Galway based artist Jim Kavanagh will do the first of a three part series of workshops for adults with learning difficulties. A group of ten people from Ability West will paint pictures for their own homes, which will then be framed and exhibited.
Tuesday 4th March: "Revolting Rhymes" drama workshops with Midi Corcoran, from the Tuam Arts Festival. Midi will bring along costumes and make up and the children will act out the stories from ‘Revolting Rhymes’.– 2 sessions.
Wednesday 5th March: Storyteller Matthew Noone will delight children with his tales from around the world. His style of storytelling uses African drums, Indian lutes and the odd touch of rocking guitar which creates a rich sensory experience of the myths and folk tales he weaves. – 2 sessions.

Ballinasloe Library
Tuesday 4th March: Historical Society lecture "Emigration and Return 1890-1920..south Roscommon" by Diane Dunnigan at 7.30pm
Wednesday 5th March: Poetry reading with Galway City Council’s writer in residence Michael O'Loughlin at 8.00pm.

Portumna Library
Mon. 3rd March @ 7.15pm: Book club meeting - Book for discussion this month - Bill Bryson's life and times of the thunderbolt kid.
and @ 8.00pm - Ann Heagney and Margaret Rudkins will give a talk on "The components in maintaining positive mental health"
Wed 5th March @ 7.30:
Literary Readings from Portumna Pen Pushers and Maple Poetry group.
Thurs 6th March: - Local Art Exhibition launched at 7.30pm with cheese and wine reception.

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