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Keep up to date with what's happening at the Library,a weblog of library news, book chat, events, websites and more!



Updated: 2018-04-26T10:40:50.987+01:00

 



Visit Cúirt in Gort Library

2018-04-24T17:10:25.405+01:00





Contempo Quartet in Ballinasloe Library

2018-04-11T14:52:42.208+01:00



Ballinasloe Library
Thursday April 12, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
The Galway Music Residency presents ConTempo in the first of their series of lunchtime concerts in Ballinasloe Library.
Please see attached programme. The series continues on May 24 and June 14.



Healthy Ireland at Galway Public Libraries

2018-03-28T14:18:26.111+01:00

Through the Irish countrywide library network, the Healthy Ireland at Your Library Programme will provide a range of resources, services and support to users and communities.
Book stock A comprehensive collection of books on health and wellbeing will be available in all public libraries.
Online resources New e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines will be accessible in every library and by remote access Health information services
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Healthy Ireland Galway Events

2018-02-15T15:41:41.032+00:00


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The Atlas of the Irish Revolution - Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year for 2017

2018-01-06T17:13:26.372+00:00

The Atlas of the Irish Revolution, a book which tells the full story of Ireland’s revolutionary history from 1913 to 1923, has been voted the Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year for 2017. It was chosen by a public vote from the list of category winners announced at the recent Irish Book Awards.
The atlas has nearly 1,000 pages, weighs 5kg and there is a copy of this book available in every library in Galway, courtesy of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Cork University Press.
After the initial print run of 8,000 sold out in September, publisher Cork University Press ordered another 14,000 copies to meet demand ahead of the Christmas present rush. Diarmaid Ferriter’s review in The Irish Times called it “mammoth and magnificent”.



Galway’s Great Read 2017

2017-11-09T15:59:04.952+00:00


Galway’s Great Read 2017
Pádraic Ó Conaire; his life, his works and his legacy, celebrates the internationally renowned Galway born author.
On behalf of Galway Public Libraries I wish to sincerely thank our contributors for their passion and enthusiasm in bringing Ó Conaire’s works to life and extending our knowledge of one of Galway’s literary treasures.




Healthy Ireland at your Library

2017-10-13T17:10:49.397+01:00

Healthy Ireland is a national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of Ireland and the Healthy Ireland Fund was launched on Oct. 2nd by the Taoiseach, Mr. Leo Varadkar, T.D., joined with Minister for Health, Mr. Simon Harris, T.D. and Minister of State, Ms. Catherine Byrne, T.D. This understanding calls for a partnership approach.
The Healthy Ireland at Your Library service will take place across the library network nationwide. The programme will enhance current health information in public libraries by providing new book stock, e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines on health and wellbeing and a wider selection of health information for all users. Talks, discussions and workshops will be offered in library services with a focus on physical health, mental health and health literacy.
Healthy Ireland at your Library looks to complement, support and expand existing programmes in public libraries and to provide reinforcement of the Healthy Ireland national framework throughout all communities and developing a locally cohesive,



Loughrea Library Book launch

2017-09-08T16:12:10.796+01:00

Loughrea Library Saturday 9th September 3.00 - 4.00pmUnder the Bed Monsters storytime & book launch with author Gaw Ward.All welcome[...]



Remembering 170th anniversary of Black 1847

2017-08-26T16:30:37.627+01:00

Remembering 170th anniversary of Black 1847 – the #Galway #workhouse #archives record 12 deaths at the end of July. Visit www.galway.ie/archives/  to learn more about our collections and holdings. [...]



Clifden Library - Art Exhibition

2017-08-10T16:31:31.370+01:00





Clifden Library
- Art Exhibition of Oil paintings for sale in #Clifden Library, Co #Galway by Diana Shephard. Please pop in and view if you are in the area. During the month of August 2017



Summer Stars Lego Competition in Westside Library

2017-07-26T15:53:44.193+01:00






Westside Library
Create a Lego display piece using the theme of 'Summer Star'.
Participants are asked to leave their piece into Westside Library between 1 - 4 August and they will be available for collection from 26 August.




Summer Events in Ballybane Library

2017-07-11T16:29:52.060+01:00





Carraroe Library Exhibition

2017-06-28T17:26:07.116+01:00

Leabharlann na Ceathrún RuaTaispeántas Báid Bheaga Macashamhail Húicéirí na Gaillimhe déanta ar chúrsa Múnla Bád Seoil I dTír an Fhia  reachtáilte ag comhairle Ceantar na nOileán & Ionad Oidhreachta Leitir Mealláin le maoiniú ó Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Gaillimh & Roscomáin.. Beidh said ar taispeántas sa leabharlann ar feadh cúpla seachtain. [...]



Galway City Library - June Exhibition

2017-05-30T16:58:54.299+01:00














The Irish Underwater Council presents the CFT Underwater Photography Group 2017 Exhibition. A number of contributors have taken part in this exhibition
“The purpose of the CFT Underwater Photography Group is to show and tell the type of pictures that divers are taking throughout the world. We encourage people of all levels to post their marine pictures, good or bad and to generate a conversation from which we all learn. If you want a picture to be strongly critiqued that just ask for it when posting. Otherwise, if you post a picture where the group can see ways for improvement, we will continue to give advice in a constructive manner. Those posting pictures are encouraged to tell us what type of camera set up and settings were used. Also please let us know how you took the shot if it’s something we can all learn from.”



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.
All welcome









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.