Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bealtaine Exhibition in Gort library

Bealtaine is an annual festival which takes place every May to celebrate creativity in old age.  Gort Active Retirement Association will be holding an exhibition of oil paintings in Gort public library throughout the month of May as part of the Bealtaine Festival.  There will be a celebratory launch of the exhibition in the library at midday on Saturday 28th April.  All are welcome.

The painting to the left is called Reading or Sleeping? And the artist is Caroline Forde from Gort Active Retirement Association.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Galway County Council’s ‘Environmental Information Pack’ launched in Loughrea Library

The launch of Galway County Council’s ‘Environmental Information Pack’ and ‘Greening Your Workplace’ Leaflet Series took place in Loughrea Library recently. 
This Leaflet Series was developed as an environmental education and awareness tool and contains bi-lingual leaflets, bookmarks and display stands. 
The series covers topics such as Waste Prevention, Energy Conservation, Water Conservation, Home Composting and Food Waste Prevention 

Friday, April 13, 2012

March Madness in Loughrea Library

World Book Day

On World Book Day, March 1st, Gaeilge Locha Riach launched their Irish summer reading challenge in Loughrea Library. Some children attended the event dressed as a character from their favourite book.

Mother's Day Display
For Mother’s Day on March 18th, craft, cooking, baking and colouring ideas were provided for eager dads and kids to celebrate all mothers in 2012. Children coloured in ‘World’s Best Mom’ diplomas and checked out cookery books in order to pamper mom on Mothering Sunday. Activities were held in Loughrea, Westside and other libraries across Galway.

Loughrea Nature Watch held an evening meeting in Loughrea Library on Monday, March 5th. Some of the discussion featured ‘The Beetles of Sherkin Island and Roaringwater Bay’. The group provided a few editions of the Sherkin Comment, an environmental quarterly of Sherkin Island Marine Station, for our reader’s consideration.

The coffee morning for Daffodil Day on March 22nd, held in Loughrea Library was a great success. All proceeds went to the Irish Cancer Society and the event was hosted by local volunteers. A raffle was held on the morning, with the top prize winner being our own assistant librarian Anne Callanan!

Easter weekend was a busy time in Loughrea Library. On Saturday afternoon an ‘Easter Craft’ session was held for our junior members from 2-5pm.