Thursday, November 20, 2014

Activities in Ballybane Library

Recent 'Monster' Art Workshop
Jay Ryan of Pignut Puppets performing for Children from Scoil ChaitrĂ­ona
Exhibition Of World War1 Poets

Halloween Story time
Storytelle,r Niaill de Burca read to 5th Class students from Briarhill NS as part of Galway County Council's   Decade of Commemoration events entitled 'Where the Poppies Grow'

Saturday, November 15, 2014

'Galway's Great Read' Events in Ballinasloe, Clifden & Gort Libraries

Mary Clancy, NUI Galway, researches women's political, social, labour and life histories, contributes to documentaries through the medium of Irish and English and organises public history events.

She is giving her talk on 'Galway Women and World War 1' in Ballinasloe Library on Tuesday 18th November at 6.00pm and Clifden Library Wednesday 19th November at 6.00pmas as part of Galway's Great Read.

She will discuss sources of information and questions about life-stories in addition to examining how the First World War affected  the lives of women in County Galway.

Sam Angus is taking part in the Galway Great Read WW1 event on Tuesday night in Ballinasloe. She’s addressing Gort Boys school on Tuesday afternoon in Gort Library, then Wednesday morning she’s in Ballinasloe for two sessions with Scoil Chroi Naofa, Laurencetown NS and Newton NS., Creagh.

Sam’s presentations relate to animals in the World Wars, ie. messenger dogs, cavalry horses etc.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Gort Vibes Cinema Club in Gort Library

Gort Vibes Cinema Club will be screening ‘Omar’ directed by Hany Abu-Assad at 8pm on Thursday 6th November in Gort public library.

A compelling thriller of love and treachery in the West Bank.  

Winner – Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2013 Nominated – Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards 2013

Europe Direct Soapbox Competition – Westside Library

Do you have a strong opinion on the Internet?  If so, check out this year's Europe Direct Soapbox competition on the theme: "The Internet does more harm than good".
Entry is open to all and contestants can compete in one of two categories: 18 and under and 19 and over.
Each contestant must present a three minute speech for or against the topic at the regional event before a public audience and a panel of judges. The winner from each category will receive an iPad.
Both will qualify for the grand final in Farmleigh House, Dublin on November 12th , where the first prizes in each category will be presented by Minister Alan Kelly TD, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. The first prize winners in each category will win a €1,000 and a trip to Brussels.

The regional competition, organised by Ballinasloe EDIC, takes place at Westside Library, Galway, on Tuesday November 4th from 6pm.

For further details and entry forms contact Ballinasloe Library at 090 9643464;
email; twitter @ballinasloeEDIC.