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Updated: 2017-02-10T09:50:16.223+00:00

 



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 Library

Wednesday 14th December, 10.30am

Ballybane 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.









Old Tuam Society Lectures in Tuam Library

2016-09-21T15:37:44.668+01:00

September Lecture 2016
Venue: Tuam Library. High St
Date: 22 September 2016 Time: 8:00 pm


The Old Tuam Society is delighted welcome back historian Damien Quinn for our first lecture of the 2016-17 season. Damien's talk centres on his great-grandfather Joseph Quinn, a Tuam man who found himself in the 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade under the command of Éamonn Ceannt in Dublin 1916 and later fighting in the countryside around Tuam during the War of Independence 1919-1921.



Some of Galway Library's events For Culture Night 16th of September

2016-09-16T15:56:08.293+01:00

A lively bi-lingual evening of spoken and sung word in the beautiful setting of Oranmore Library word from some of Galway's leading literary and musical lights, including Sarah Clancy, Trevor Conway, Adrian White and Martina Flaherty. Bring your own scribbles for the open mic!Oíche fhilíochta, cheoil agus ealaíneAddress: Oranmore Library, St Marys Church, Main Street, Oranmore, County GalwayUse two fingers to move the map   CULTURE NIGHT  16/09/2016  Oíche Chultúir  Oranmore: Fireside Chat on Oranmore during 1916 Rising ·         Time: 8.15pm - 9.15pm ·         Genre: Storytelling·          ·          ·         Address: Oranmore Library, St Mary's Church, Oranmore, County Galway·          Facilities: 8.15 pm - 9.15 pm, Oranmore Library, St Mary's Church, OranmoreFireside chat on Oranmore during the 1916 Rising.Address: Oranmore Library, St Mary's Church, Oranmore, County Galway  CULTURE NIGHT  16/09/2016  Oíche Chultúir  Tuam: The Trouble with Fairies ·    You never know where you might find fairies or what kind of mischief they might get up to.  Join Jay Ryan on a daring adventure for 3-5 year olds and their families.Address: Tuam Library, High Street, Tuam, County GalwayTuam: Timeless Tales with Pat the Hat·         Time: 5.00pm - 5.00pm ·         Genre: Storytelling·         Tel: 093 24287·          ·         Address: Tuam Library, Tuam, County GalwayPat Speight will delight children and adults with storytelling and witty humour. Performances at 1.30 pm, 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm.Address: Tuam Library, Tuam, County Galway CULTURE NIGHT  16/09/2016  Oíche Chultúir  Leabharlann Thuama – Na Trí Muicíní Beaga ·         Time: 6.00pm - 7.45pm ·         Genre: Irish Language, Performance, Storytelling·         Tel: 09324287 ·          ·         Address: Shop Street, Tuam, Co.GalwaySeó puipéad le Carmel Balfe, dírithe ar pháistí suas go dtí rang a trí. Beidh deis ag na paistí casadh leis na puipéid tar éis an seó. Puppet show with Carmel Balfe for children up to third class. The children will get a chance to meet the puppets after the show. [...]



Exhibition by Ken Hall in Gort Library

2016-09-07T16:35:44.915+01:00






'The Journey' an exhibition by Ken Hall is opening in Gort Library on 9th of September at 7pm






Loughrea Library - Heritage Week

2016-08-19T16:32:32.265+01:00

As part of Heritage Week, which begins on the 20th of August, visitors can Explore the Medieval Heritage of Loughrea
Event Details in Loughrea Library
See the mark the Anglo-Normans left on Loughrea as you explore its streets, town gate, abbey, the only surviving functioning medieval moat in Ireland and other heritage sites. This is a walking tour, you are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear. Friday 26 - Sunday 28 August, all eyes will be on the medieval town of Loughrea as its hosts 'Loughrea 780', a spectacular free weekend of events at the 3rd annual Loughrea Medieval Festival. The festival is organised by Loughrea Medieval Festival Committee, in partnership with Irish Walled Towns Network & Galway County Council and with support from The Heritage Council, Local Diaspora Engagement Fund, IPB Insurance & Fáilte Ireland.
 



Times/Venues
27th August 14:00 PM to 15:00 PM
Venue Name: Loughrea Library
Address: Church St, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland



Galway Libraries Summer Competition for Children

2016-08-05T15:41:07.804+01:00




Summer Competition for Children

Paint or Draw your favourite place in Galway
or
Write a Poem about your favourite place in Galway.

It can be your street, your home, your school!!...anywhere that you love to go.

All entries with name, age and phone number must be received in Galway City Library by Saturday 27th August



Summer Stars at your local library

2016-07-27T16:39:22.626+01:00

Each child who registers for Summer Stars at their local library joins in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during their summer holidays. They will receive their own Summer Stars Reading Card to record their progress along the way and a library reward stamp will be added to their reading card at the library after each book read. Children will be encouraged to continue reading throughout the programme. Fun rewards will be provided alo...See more[...]