Thursday, October 25, 2012

BAFFLE Interview in Loughrea Library

The BAFFLE Poetry Festival will hold the BAFFLE Interview in Loughrea Library this Friday 26th October at 8pm. Broadcaster and author Liam Nolan will interview Dr Pat Finnegan, the author of "The Case of the Craughwell Prisoners During the Land War in Co. Galway". Featuring renowned Story teller, Jack Lynch.
Admisision €10. Tickets at door, or in advance from 086 0813717.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Europe Direct Ballinasloe/Carraroe Libraries Soapbox Event.

The Europe Direct Centre at Ballinasloe Library together with the centre at Carraroe Library are jointly organizing a soapbox competition which takes place on November 1st next at Westside Library in Galway at 8.00pm. The competition is a National event, taking place at the 7 other ED Centres throughout Ireland, with the National Final taking place at Farmleigh on November 20th.
As this is the “European Year of Active Ageing”, the theme of the soapbox..”Youth is wasted on the young” is very apt.
Entry is open to ALL age groups with entry forms available online here or at Ballinasloe or Carraroe libraries.
Entrants speak for 3 minutes on the subject,which they can agree or disagree with.There will be a panel of experts there on the night to judge the speakers.

The first prize is an Ipad and a trip to Brussels,which is sponsored by Jim Higgins,MEP,who chairs the event on the night.
The winner in Galway will go forward to the National Final in Farmleigh on 20th November.
Entry forms are available online or at Ballinasloe /Carraroe Libraries./

Friday, October 19, 2012

Storytelling - Children's Book Festival 2012

The ancient art of storytelling is alive and well and popular with children. It is important that children experience the best in the art of storytelling. Our aim is that all Branch Libraries will have at leas
t one storytelling event during the month of October.

Little Gem Puppets from Mayo will visit;
23rd Oct - Ballinasloe and Loughrea
24th Oct .. Portumna and Woodford
25th oct.. Eyrecourt and Killimor

Pat Speight, a wonderful Storyteller from Cork will visit the following libraries;
23rd oct .. Eyrecourt and Killimor
24th Oct.. Ballinasloe and Loughrea
25th Oct . Portumna and Woodford
26th Oct .. Ballybane and Gort

The Storytelling Festival is in conjunction with the Arts office, Galway County Council.
We acknowledge and appreciate the support of the Arts Office. Check with the library for times.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Children's Book Festival in Galway

The Children’s Book Festival runs for the month of October every year and sees libraries across the country hosting events. Some of the events in Galway include Your Man's Puppets which will perform shows using storytelling, humour and the intermingling of fantasy with realism.

"Puppetry is one of the few art forms that combines sculpture, drama, painting, music, movement and the excitement of a live production, where anything can happen."

His productions appeal to both young and old and are both humorous and thought-provoking at the same time. 

Tuesday 9th October:                 Oranmore Library 11.15 – 12.00
                                                  Tuam Library 1.45 – 2.30

Wednesday 10th October:          Athenry library 12.00 – 12.45

Thursday 11th October:               Ballybane 10.30 – 11.15
                                                   Westside 3.30 – 4.15