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Updated: 2017-05-14T02:59:11.883+01:00

 



Portumna Library Launch

2017-05-03T14:59:07.900+01:00

Portumna Library
As part of the '2017 East Galway Library Art Trail', Bernard Dooley launches his show on the 3rd of May at 7pm.
Locally based artists are involved in the pioneering East Galway Art Trail, an innovative idea that is concerned with art awareness and library awareness, which has been taking place around the area at half a dozen different library locations.
Its objective is to bring art and artist into the community by using the space available in rural libraries.
These artists are working and living within local communities; by bringing both the artist and the libraries together, small communities can benefit from the enjoyment of art and engage with their library’s facilities.
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Ballybane Library Music Collection

2017-03-10T11:50:55.970+00:00


Ballybane Library are currently highlighting their music collection, why not pop in and browse their extensive selection of classical music CDs



'One Book, One Tuam'

2017-03-04T16:10:19.254+00:00




Tuam Library

'One Book, One Tuam'... will take place during the month of March.
This year, children and adults will be reading 'Wonder' by R .J. Palacio.
Classes from Mercy Primary and Presentation will visit Tuam library to become members and take a copy of the book with them.



Oranmore Library closed for maintenance

2017-02-24T17:03:22.845+00:00




Oranmore Library will be closed on Tuesday 28th February until Tuesday 7th of March inclusive for essential maintenance work. We will reopen Wednesday 8th March at 11am.
Patrons can renew their books online at librariesireland.iii.com alternatively, drop them in the returns box outside the Library.
Also, your library card can be used in any branch in Galway, check www.galwaylibrary.ie for opening hours.



Mind Your Mental Health Workhop in Gort Library

2017-02-21T15:40:16.983+00:00


Mind Your Mental Health Workhop at Gort Library on Wednesday 22nd February 10.30am - 1.30pm. Free Admission including refreshments & sandwiches. Aimed at general public and community workers.
This interactive workshop is delivered by Mental Health Ireland. It is a one day workshop comprising 4 units: understanding mental health & wellbeing; stress and thinking patterns; mental health difficulties, support and recovery; self-care strategies.

Bibliotherapy at Gort library - a collection of self-help books approved by Irish health practitioners.



Drama in Loughrea Library

2017-01-27T14:50:56.388+00:00





Loughrea Library on
Friday 27th January, 7.30pm

The Seumas O’Kelly Players Original Script Night will highlight four new plays by local writers.
All welcome



Ballybane Library Book Launch & Signing

2017-01-20T12:06:05.980+00:00

Ballybane Library Saturday 28th January, 2.30pm Book Launch & Signing. Emma Heatherington will visit the library to launch and sign copies of her new book The Legacy of Lucy Harte.All welcome[...]



‘The Road to Equality’ in Ballinasloe Library

2017-01-17T17:09:50.978+00:00




‘The Road to Equality’ is an exhibition depicting the events and milestones that led to the passing of the 2015 Marriage Referendum and is on display  until Friday January 20th in the Church Gallery of Ballinasloe Library.



Ballybane Library 10th Anniversary

2016-12-20T12:53:58.799+00:00

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 Ballybane Library recently celebrated 10 years serving the community with a Christmas storytelling session from Rab Fulton. The celebration also included the launch of 'The Fairy Tale of Oscar' - an original story written by the members of Oirthear le Chéile, with Rab Fulton and the East Galway Home School Liaison Programme.






Loughrea Library - two more events

2016-12-15T16:38:10.684+00:00

















 
Loughrea Library - two more events this week...why not come along...All welcome
Thursday 15th December @ 6.30pm. Launch of online teen emagazine ‘Cinders’....https://www.facebook.com/cindersmag/
Friday 16th December @6.30pm. Children’s Christmas movie – “The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs. - Spaces are limited so booking is
essential contact Loughrea Library on 091 847220.



A Busy week in Loughrea Library

2016-12-13T16:20:59.345+00:00



Here's the first two events in a busy week for Loughrea Library - All Welcome...

- Tráth na gCeist. Irish language table quiz for all the family. Dé Máirt 13 Mí na Nollaig (Tuesday 13th December) 7-9pm

- 8pm Wednesday 14th December 'Loughrea Literary & Historical Society' present a talk by Bishop Willie Walsh, the retired bishop of Killaloe on his memoir, ‘No Crusader’.



Ballybane Library will host a storytelling session to celebrate the creativity of local parents and grandparents

2016-12-10T16:16:07.559+00:00

Ballybane LibraryWednesday 14th December, 10.30amBallybane Library will host a storytelling session to celebrate the creativity of local parents and grandparents. Co-ordinated by the Eastside Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) service, the group meets weekly in the library. Working with storyteller and author Rab Fulton, members of the group have created a Christmas Fairy Tale loosely based on the story of “Little Red Riding Hood”. “The Fairy Tale of Oscar" features a wolf, a granny, a young girl and a cottage in the woods. This new fairy tale tells the story of Oscar, a child abandoned in a dark wood and living under a curse which turns him into a wolf when he is angry. As Oscar grows up, his anger and the effects of the curse grow more terrifying. Is there anyone who can save him? Rab Fulton will be reading “The Fairy Tale of Oscar” and telling some seasonal stories. In addition, there will be refreshments and an opportunity to chat with the authors. See attached poster.[...]



Certificate of Excellence in Local Government 2016 for Ballinasloe Library

2016-12-07T16:57:05.149+00:00



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Presentation of Certificate of Excellence in Local Government 2016- Ballinasloe Library to Galway Libraries at Chambers Ireland function in Dublin recently.
Presentation to Ballinasloe Library 25th Nov 2016
-Peter Rabbitt, Cathaoirleach Michael Connolly and the brilliant Ballinasloe Library staff. Brid Grehan, Mark Sweeney, Kieran Shaughnessy

-Peter Rabbitt, Mary Kennedy, Minister Damien English, Cathaoirleach Michael Connolly




Galway Schools Library Service

2016-12-03T16:30:59.098+00:00

Children from Newton National School in Abbeyknockmoy on board the Schools Library van during a visit to the school last week




Ballybane Library Exhibition

2016-11-16T15:20:14.942+00:00




Jim McKee's wonderful art exhibition which is on display in Ballybane Library from November 4th to 30th. Jim is a professional visual artist and singer/songwriter. Jim's work extends across international solo and group exhibitions plus charities and community arts
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Galway’s Great Read Autumn Seminars in Galway Libraries

2016-11-12T15:55:14.153+00:00





Galway’s Great Read Autumn Seminars
‘Living Literature: Writings From the Cradle to the Grave’
This series of talks will examine literature and life from childhood to old age, the visible and invisible, the silent and dominant voices in society during the revolutionary era.
All talks are free of charge and open to all.



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2016-10-28T16:36:00.618+01:00




Oughterard Library

From the #Archives #1916:Revolution and Recollection exhibition is in Oughterard Library in November. #Gaillimh2016
All welcome



Galway Libraries Schools Service

2016-10-22T17:01:33.905+01:00

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Last week in Letterfrack the Schools Library Service had a surprise visitor who couldn’t pick just one book!!!
Junior & Senior infants from Castlehackett NS enjoying 'The Trouble with Fairies' by Jay Ryan on board our schools library van!!
Children from Claregalway Educate Together put their hands in the air to show how much they enjoyed The Trouble with Fairies by Jay Ryan!!



Ballybane Library Oil Paintings Exhibition

2016-10-19T15:45:56.370+01:00




For the month of October 2016 in Ballybane Library, Oil Paintings Exhibition by Diana Shephard. Pop in and see if you're in the area. All welcome



Photorealistic Exhibition in Galway City Library

2016-10-15T16:50:34.745+01:00

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Galway City Library
Currently exhibiting is a collection of naturalistic and photorealistic pencil drawings by Samir Sultanov.

Each piece in the colection has specific hours spent from 30 up to 350 hours. Informal launch on Thursday 13th October at 6.00pm.



'Time to Move' in the City Library on October 12th at 6:30pm.

2016-10-11T15:54:03.128+01:00





'Time to Move' is a collection of events for young people organised during October 2016. These activities will introduce you to the hundreds of possibilities through which you can go abroad and take part in an international project, explore Europe or gain experience you need for your future. www.timetomove.info<http://www.timetomove.info
All the activities are run by Eurodesk information experts, always ready to have a discussion and help you find the international project most suitable for your needs. Volunteering in another country for a few months? School exchange for a semester? Internships abroad? We have you covered.
Eurodesk present a Volunteering in Europe workshop in the City Library on October 12th at 6:30pm.