Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bealtaine Creativity Workshops in Gort Library

Bealtaine – celebrating creativity in older years.  Creativity Workshops for Free at Gort library from 2pm-4pm on Wed. 21st and Wed. 28th May.  

Decorate an old frame with buttons, bows or quilling. Bring along an old frame, buttons, bows and old magazines.  The fruits of the workshop will be on display at the Bealtaine Tea Party in the library at 12noon on Friday 30thMay.  All ‘older’ people welcome.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Learning from Art exhibition in Westside Library

 The Learning from Art exhibition is an outreach exhibition from the National Gallery of Ireland.
It includes art produced by many young people over a period of years based on their interpretations of their favourite piece of art from the National Gallery.
Their art is framed and on display in Westside for the month of May.
Children from local schools are participating in art workshops with Helen Monaghan an artist who has worked with the project in the National Gallery throughout the month.
This event is part of Westside Library’s 10th Anniversary programme of Events. It has been part funded by sponsorship from local businesses and grants.
The exhibition will be on display until 06th June. All are welcome to view.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

What I read about when I read about running...Westside Library

I started the recent May bank holiday weekend by tumbling off the bike on the way home from work on Friday evening. A few hours later I walked out of UCH stitched, plastered and patched. My plans for the weekend were just as tattered.
Fortunately it was only a couple of days since I'd visited Westside Library. Many of you will know this as the congregation point for a multitude of runners on Monday and Thursday evenings who get to run with guidance from Bernie and a team of volunteer leaders. I've been lucky that it's my local library since it opened in January 2004.
If you haven't ventured inside there's a treat awaiting you. It's one of the nicest library's I've had the pleasure to frequent. Apart from the lovely building, good reading and study spaces it's also staffed by some of the most helpful librarians I've encountered. Dee, one of the team there, introduced me to the dedicated running section when I last visited. What a treasure trove it was. I saw copies of many books I own myself but a lot of new books I don't have.
Along with a great selection of running, triathlon, and nutrition books there was a shelf of DVDs. I left the building that evening "fully loaded" with five books and a DVD, all out of the running section.