Friday, September 27, 2013

Clifden Library

Some of the children who received Certificates for taking part in Summer Reading Challenge in Clifden Library. Certificates were presented by local author Pat Mullan.
Clifden Library was the venue for the first event of the Clifden Arts Festival. The Contempo Quartet performed to a large enthusiastic audience. Pictured with library staff Paul Keogh and Bernie Jeffries.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ballinasloe Library/ Europe Direct - Single Market Month

Single Market Month......A Month of online debates in 24 languages.

Between 23rd September and 23rd October 2013,The European Union is organising a month of online debates on the EU Single Market.Discussion will focus on 4 key areas which affect people's daily life:

JOBS {23-25/9]:How to find work,set up a business,or get your qualification recognised in Europe?

SOCIAL RIGHTS {30/9-2/10}:What social protection rights in the Single Market,in terms of pensions,healthcare,public services...?

BANKS {7-9/10}:What more could be done to protect consumer rights,prevent another financial crisis,and make sure that banks invest in the real economy to foster growth?

E-commerce{14-16/10}:How easy is it to sell products online,or buy them and get them delivered across borders as a customer?

The debates will give participants the chance to network with other citizens,businesses and interest organizations in Europe.In addition,they will be able to connect with EU leaders and policy makers.The month will be capped by a closing televised debate on Euronews on the 23/10.

This information was provided by the Europe Direct Centre at Ballinasloe Library. Europe Direct Centres were set up by the European Commission in partnership with the LGMA in order to make information on the Eu accessible to citizens.There are 8 centres in Ireland with 2 satellite centres

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Clifden Library - 36th Arts Festival Events

Reading with poets John O’Donnell and Maurice Harmon
23/09/2013 @ 4:30 pm
Clifden Library

John O’Donnell has been published in Ireland, England, America and Australia and has broadcast on RTE and BBC. He won the Hennessy/Sunday Tribune Award for Poetry and has also won The Ireland Funds Prizes for Poetry in Listowel Writers Week. His first collection, Some Other Country, was published in 2002; in the same year he won the Irish National Poetry Prize. His second collection, Icarus Sees His Father Fly was published by Dedalus Press in 2004. A Senior Counsel living…

Reading by poet Ailbhe Ni Ghearbhuigh
24/09/2013 @ 4:30 pm
Clifden Library

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh was born in Tralee, Co. Kerry in 1984. She graduated from NUI Galway in 2005 with a BA in Irish and French. After her degree, she worked in Bordeaux as a language teacher at the university there. She returned to NUI Galway to do a Masters in Irish where she also taught classes in Irish language and literature. In August 2007, she went to New York to teach Irish with the Fulbright pro

Friday, September 20, 2013

Loughrea Library 'Hurling USA: America discovers an ancient Irish sport.

‘Hurling USA’ TALK in Loughrea Library, Friday Sept 20, 8.30pm

The growth of hurling amongst Americans will be the topic of conversation on Friday Sept 20, 2013 at 8.30pm in Loughrea Library when freelance journalist, pod caster, and former U.S. migrant, Denis O'Brien, talks about hurling’s rise stateside in discussing his book, 'Hurling USA: America discovers an ancient Irish sport.

First published as an eBook in June, 2012 and print that December, ‘Hurling USA’ tells how hurling is spreading to American towns and cities that until recently never knew the sport existed. In his talk the author will examine why the sport is hooking Americans young and old. He will also explore why some clubs are trailblazers yet others are in decline

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Galway Libraries Culture Night Events 20th of September

Galway City Library
Create the Art you wear
Silk Painting Workshop, with Music and Dance
by Renate Hochmanova
6pm - 8pm
Journeys Creative Writing Group
A Culture Night celebration of Active Ageing. 6pm to-7pm
Childrens stories,songs,and shadow puppets for 5 to 8 year olds 6pm to-7pm

Athenry Library
The Pleasure of Poetry 6:30pm. Join Michael Loftus, Tom Ward & Máire Greaney Daly in Athenry Library as they share with you the pleasure they get from poetry. This literary lot will revisit old favourites and discover new poetic treats.

Leabharlann an Cheathrú Rua
Oíche Liteartha 7.00i.n. – 8.30i.n.
Sleachta as Leabhair Ghaeilge de chuid Údar ón gCeantar. Díriú áird ar an mbailiúchán Leabhair Ghaeilge atá sa Leabharlann. Bunú Club-Leabhar Ghaeilge.

Leabharlann an Spidéal
Galway Stories ag teacht chun an Spidéil! 7.00 i.n.,
Tá Doire Press le léitheoireacht as Galway Stories a chur i láthair – cnuasach scéalta atá bunaithe i gceantair éagsúla ar fud chontae agus chathair na Gaillimhe a scríobh triúr scríbhneoirí atá bunaithe i
nGaillimh -Geraldine Mills, Moya Roddy agus Lisa Frank.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Oranmore Library Poetry Reading Group

Oranmore Library Poetry Reading Group will present a poetry reading on Thursday 12th of September at 7.30pm.
The readers who are from the Galway area will read from the second edition of possibly the most interesting poetry magazine being currently published in Ireland- Skylight 47. The local produced publication takes a newspaper format and includes reviews, comments and new poems from local, national and international writers.
Among those reading in Oranmore Library on the night are the Skylight 47 editors  Susan Lindsay whose collection Whispering the Secrets was published by Doire Press in 2011 she has another collection Fear Knot due out next month and Kevin O’Shea The Art of Non Fishing winner of the 2012 Cuirt New Writing Prize.
Also taking part will be locally based American poet, prose writer and workshop facilitator Susan Millar Du Mars, Lorna Shaughnessy  whose collections Torching the Brown River and Witness Trees are published by Salmon, Connie Masterson who has been shortlisted for the Over The Edge Showcase and others who have been published in Skylight 47.