Friday, November 09, 2012

Library Ireland Week Events in Galway Public Libraries

The Connemara 195 Art Exhibition

Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2012 - 11:00am to Saturday, 17 November 2012 - 5:00pm
Galway City Library
An exhibition of Connemara landscapes, Galway seascapes and vibrant colourful abstract art work by John Joe McDonagh, Hermann Mullers, Miriam Wall and Jonathan & Leah McDonagh. Exhibition is in cooperation with Cheshire Ireland whose ethos is to empower people with disabilities and who have been supporting people with disabilities in Ireland for almost 50 years. Exhibition is open to the public during regular library opening hours.

Exhibition: the library as a place, a practice and a tradition.

Date: Monday, 12 November 2012 - 2:30pm to Saturday, 17 November 2012 - 4:00pm
Galway City  Library
Documentary exhibition explaining the library as a place, a practice, a tradition which encourages people to become more human, that encourages people to become more connected to themsleves and to the larger world.

Portumna Book Club discusses "One Day" by David Nicholls.

Date: Monday, 12 November 2012 - 7:00pm

Portumna Library

Tony Parsons, writing the The Times, described "One Day" by David Nicholls as 'a totally brilliant book about the heartbreaking gap between the way we were and the way we are...the best weird love story since THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE. Every reader will fall in love with it. And every writer will wish they had written it.' Come along to hear the members of Portumna Book club discuss this book on Monday evening at 7.00pm.

Silk Painting Exhibition

Date: Tuesday, 13 November 2012 (All day)

Gort Public Library

An exquisite exhibition of hand painted silk scarves and garments by Renata Hochmanova

Story Time for Children with Jean Parker

Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2012 - 4:30pm

Letterfrack Library at the Furniture College

Story-teller and former librarian Jean Parker will tell and read a number of stories for young children in the Library in Letterfrack.

Dante Today: The great modern Dante lies in his humanity

Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2012 - 6:00pm

Galway City Library

Over 10 million more spectators recently watched the actor and improvisatory poet Roberto Benigni (you remember him from the movie Life is Beautiful) present on Italian TV a series of explanation and recitations of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Why this return to Dante? Because Dante is a modern poet. Of course, the great poets are always modern. They are always contemporary, current. And in fact the great poets do not die, but live forever, because their works are able to speak to the hearts and minds of men of all time. The great modern Dante lies in its humanity, its capacity to interpret restlessness and confusion that man feels towards the mysterious meaning of his existence. “Today, in a world in which the young, especially the young, but not just the young, is living the time of uncertainty and insecurity, the time in which the future is veiled by a nebulosity that obscures and makes it confusing and indistinct, the time in which every day at every time someone is selling you scribbled recipes of cheap illusions of happiness…Dante makes us understand that life is something more serious and important.” (Filippo Filosa). Discover more about the Divine Comedy by visiting Galway City Library at 6.00pm on Wednesday 14th November when two young students from Italy, currently on an internship with the County Library Service, will present a reading from Dante Alighieri and elaborate on the modern Dante as expressed by Filippa Filosa. 

Tuam Pen Club

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2012 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Tuam Library

Tuam Pen Club was founded by Mrs. Máire Henry in 2003, who gathered together a like-minded group of people to write their reminiscences’, their creative stories and thoughts. The club's tutor is Máire Holmes, a noted poet, who moulded the group and assisted greatly in the production of their first book, “The Heart and the Pen”, which won the annual prize of Galway County Council in 2006, another book was to follow, “Timeless thoughts”, again a prize winner. Máire Holmes continues to tutor with us. We meet on the first and third Thursday of each month from September to June. New members are always welcome.

Over The Edge: Open Reading

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2012 - 6:30pm

Galway City Library

This ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, November 15th, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Mary Noonan, Dave Donovan & Fiona Scoble. There will an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are especially welcome. PLUS a sneak preview reading from by the MA in Writing Class of 2011/12 from their forthcoming anthology The Abandoned Darlings 

Children's Storytime

Date: Friday, 16 November 2012 - 12:00pm

Oranmore Library

Futa Fata, the children’s publisher, launches the wonderful picture book

Date: Saturday, 17 November 2012 - 12:00pm

Galway City Library

Futa Fata, the children’s publisher, would love you to join with them in the City Library, Augustine Street, Galway, at 12 midday on Saturday, 17th October,when they will officially launch the picture book "Ní mise a rinne é!" written by Bridget Bhreathnach and illustrated by Donough O’Malley. Children especially welcome! "When Little Bear embarks on a daring quest, deep into the land of imagination, he discovers just how brave he can be."

Loughrea Lions Club Art Exhibition Launch

Date: Saturday, 17 November 2012 - 8:00pm

Loughrea Branch Library

Loughrea Lions Club will hold a launch of the Lions Club Art Exhibition in Loughrea Library, with a viewing to follow on Sunday between 12 noon and 6.00pm. 

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