Sligo Central Library Event_Dacre Stoker reads Dracul

Wednesday  |  October 23  |  6.30PM

Sligo Central Library

In association with the Sligo Stoker Society

Dacre Stoker is the great grand nephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker, and a best selling novelist in his own right. Sligo Stoker Society is welcoming Dacre to Sligo town on Wednesday 23rd October, 2019.

Dacre’s great great grandmother Charlotte Thornley Stoker lived in Sligo during the cholera epidemic of 1832 and was the mother of Bram Stoker. Her tales of Sligo’s epidemic are said to have influenced the novel Dracula. Therefore it will be a spiritual homecoming of sorts for Dacre, and his first time to visit Sligo. He is based in the U.S. and has a large international following.

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/230960/dacre-stoker

Sligo Stoker Society, a voluntary society with a focus on historical research, are helping to organise the events and aim to launch signage (outlining the Sligo/Dracula historical connection) to coincide with Dacre’s visit. The signage was funded by Sligo County Council C&V Heritage grants scheme and Sligo LEADER partnership.

 

PUBLIC EVENT (FREE) 6.30pm – Sligo Central Library in association with the Sligo Stoker Society will host Dacre Stoker, great grandnephew of Bram Stoker. Dacre will read selected passages from Dracul which he co-authored with JD Barker, the origin story of Bram Stoker writing Dracula.

Q&A with Dr. Fiona Gallagher (Author of Streets of Sligo).

Music with Niamh Crowley and Anna Houston

Contact: 0719111675 or sligolibrary@sligococo.ie

Sligo EDIC Soapbox: Thursday 17th of October

Sligo EDIC is hosting a Soapbox event on Thursday 17th October at 6:30pm in Sligo Central Library.

This year the topic is “CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOT MY PROBLEM”.

There is an under 18 and over 18 competition and Sligo EDIC covers the counties of Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim.

The winners of both age groups receive an IPad and go forward to the national finals where the overall winners receive a weekend trip away to Brussels to visit the European Parliament along with some spending money.

The Under 18 Competition is run through the Secondary Schools so please contact the TY Form Teacher or an English teacher at your school.

The Over 18 Competition is run with the co-operation of the Toastmaster organisation so please contact your local Toastmaster group.

If you have any queries please contact europedirect@sligococo.ie

Soapbox Rules for Applicants 2019

Sligo Central Library: The Word with ITSligo

The Word returns to Sligo Central Library after the Summer break on Wednesday 25th of September at 6.30pm.

Louise Kennedy, just back from attending Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award ceremony in London for which she was shortlisted, will be reading her story, Silhouette.

 

Louise Kennedy grew up in Holywood, Co. Down. Her work has been published in journals including The Stinging Fly, The Tangerine and Banshee. She has won several short story prizes and was shortlisted for the 2019 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award.

Michael Nolan, writer and editor of The Tangerine, which first published Louise’s story, will also be reading.

Michael Nolan is from Belfast. His work has appeared and is upcoming in The Stinging Fly, Winter Papers and The Lifeboat. His story, Cenacle, was produced by BBC Radio 4. He is the fiction editor of The Tangerine. 

The writers will read from their work followed by a Q& A and an open-mic session. Local writers are welcome to read at the open-mic which operates on a first come, first served basis. The Word is a collaboration between Sligo Central Library and the BA in Writing & Literature at IT Sligo. There is no charge for this event.

PAULINE BRENNAN TO TAKE UP POST OF COUNTY LIBRARIAN WITH LEITRIM COUNTY COUNCIL

Pauline Brennan recently left her job of Senior Executive Librarian to take a post of County Librarian with Leitrim County Council. She is pictured receiving a presentation from the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Tom MacSharry.

Sligo Central Library Age action computer classes

Age Action Computer Classes for older people will resume in Sligo Central Library on Wednesday, 4th of September, 2019, 10.30am-12.30pm.

The aim of “Getting Started” programme is to make older people comfortable using computers/tablets/smartphones and the internet. Tutoring is usually 1:1 basis. Classes run once a week for 2 hours.

For more information email Age Action gettingstartedgalway@ageaction.ie or contact Sligo Central Library to go on a waiting list

Sligo Library Online Services

DID YOU KNOW THAT SLIGO LIBRARY PROVIDES ALL USERS WITH A WIDE RANGE OF FREE ONLINE SERVICES.

Ebooks:

You can access this service using your library barcode and library pin number. The eBook services are provided for library users by Bolinda through the Borrow Box service. https://sligolibrary.ie/ebooks/

 

eLearning Courses

There are over 400 courses available to you. You can access this service using your library barcode. The eLearning Courses are provided for library users by Universal Class. https://sligolibrary.ie/ereferences-2/

eMagazines

The eMagazines service offers full-colour, interactive digital magazines. You can register for this service by using your library barcode and by completing the registration form. They are provided by RB Digital. https://sligolibrary.ie/emagazines/

eAudiobooks

You can access this service using your library barcode and library pin number. The eAudiobooks service is provided for library users by Bolinda through the Borrow Box service. https://sligolibrary.ie/ebooks/

Online Languages

You can access up to 70 language courses for FREE with your Sligo LIbrary card. The online languages’ service is provided for library users by Mango Languages. https://sligolibrary.ie/ereferences-2/

In-Library Reference Learning

You can access a number of Reference Learning Applications in any of our Sligo Library Branches, including,

The Dictionary of Irish Biography

JSTOR archive

Irish Times Digital Archive

Vision-net

https://sligolibrary.ie/ereferences/

Sligo Library: Summer Stars Reading Challenge 2019

Sligo Central Library: Summer Stars 2019 Award ceremony, taking place on Monday, 19th of August.

Details are here: https://sligolibrary.ie/event/sligo-central-library-summer-stars-2019-award-ceremony/

 

Summer Stars starts Tuesday 18th June

Visit your library and take out books that you will enjoy reading. This will develop your reading abilities and by continuing to read during your school holidays, you’ll be ready for the next class you go into in September.

Best of all, you’ll get prizes and rewards for taking part in the Summer Stars:

You’ll get a ‘Reading Card’ to record your progress and write down your favourite books.

Each time you visit the library you will get Free Rewards (Show children the rewards)

  • Visit 1: Reading Card & Drawstring Bag
  • Visit 2: Pencil Case
  • Visit 3: Bookmark & Pencil
  • Visit 4: Wristband           
  • Awards Presentation: Medals & Certificates

For more details, contact your local library branch:

Ballymote Community Library: 0719111669

Enniscrone Branch Library: 0719111653

Sligo Central Library: 0719111675

Tubbercurry Community Library: 0719111705

Sligo Library and Museum: Public Holiday Hours

Sligo Libraries, including, Ballymote Community Library, Tubbercurry Community Library, Enniscrone Library and Sligo Central Library will be closed on Saturday, 1st of June for the Public Holiday.

Sligo Museum will open 9.30am – 12.45pm, 2pm – 4.45pm.

Cruinniú na nÓg at Sligo Libraries: Friday 14th and Saturday 15th of June 2019

Sligo Library are proud to be part of this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg celebrations, a day of creativity for children and young people.

Each library branch will be hosting a series of events for children over two days, Friday 14th of June to Saturday 15th of June 2019.

Click the following link to see events in your area:

https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/events/location/sligo/

Or contact your local Sligo Library branch:

Ballymote Community Library: 0719111669

Friday:

Design Your Own Mug You paint it and we fire it with Hullabaloo Crafts: 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Flower felting with Sue Basler of Sub Designs – Class Visit

Saturday:

Reptile Zoo on Tour –

Snakes, Hermit Crabs, Dragon Lizards and Scorpions on Display from Irish Reptile Zoo

Children Ages 3yrs-6yrs

Enniscrone Branch Library: 0719111653

Saturday 15th June

Face Painting – 11am – 1pm,

Walking Treasure Hunt (children must be accompanied by an adult) – 11:30am – 1pm,

Storytime – 1pm – 1:30pm,

Fun Talent Show – 1:30pm – 2pm (bring & play a musical instrument, sing a song/nursery rhyme, tell some jokes, say a poem etc)

Sligo Central Library: 0719111675 :

FRIDAY 14TH OF JUNE

9.30 – 10.30am  Story & Art event             Wayne O’Connor – Class Visit

9.30 – 10.30am  Badge making workshop               Catherine Fanning           Class Visit

Friday June 14th               3.30pm – 4.30pm             Dream jars          Dympna O’Driscoll           Open Event7 – 10 yrs old

Adventures of the Spanish Captain with Grange School :Drop In : 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Magic Dream Jar Workshop with Dympna : 3.30pm-4.30pm (Age7+) (Booked Out)

SATURDAY 15TH OF JUNE

Introduction to 3D Workshop with FabLab Manorhamilton :

Four Sessions:10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm

Blacksmithing & the Forge Demo with Michael Budd :

Drop In : 10.30am, 11.15am, 12Noon, 2.00pm and 3.00pm

Kids Warrior Yoga WITH SAOIRSE AND ZIA : Two Sessions: 10am & 10.45am

Sun Catcher Workshop with Sally : Drop In 11.30am – 1.00pm

The Flea Circus & Living with a Fairy with Jay Ryan 11.30am – 12.30pm

TwinkleToes Dance Workshop with Victoria Walker (Age 3-6): 2.00pm – 2.45pm

Hip Hop Dance Workshop with Victoria Walker (Age 7+): 2.45pm – 3.30pm (Booked Out)

Story Time with Bríanóg Brady Dawson (Granny’s Teeth) : 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Live Music in the Marquee with

Accident Prone, Statistic Life and The Contradictions: 4.00pm – 5.00pm

PLUS TREATS ON THE DAY!

Sligo Museum: 21st May – June 25th

‘Myth & Magic’ Ceramic Exhibition with Coolbock and Sooey National School plus Mercy College: 9.30am – 12.45pm, 2.00pm – 4.45pm

‘Myth & Magic’ talk with Mercy college students on Saturday 15th of June at 2.30pm

             

Tubbercurry Community Library: 0719111705

Hullabaloo T-Shirt Design. Class Visit.

Email: sligolib@sligococo.ie

The Word at Sligo Central Library with Ruth Fitzmaurice (I Found My Tribe)

Sligo Central Library will be hosting The Word on Wednesday 29th of May at 6.30pm.

Renowned author, Ruth Fitzmaurice will be joining us and reading from her book, “I Found My Tribe”. 

Ruth Fitzmaurice was a radio researcher and producer when she married her husband, Simon, in 2004 and had three children. In 2008, Simon was diagnosed with ALS and given three years to live. Simon went into respiratory failure in 2010 and was accidentally placed on a ventilator during an emergency procedure. He decided against medical advice to keep the ventilator; Ruth and Simon went on to have twins in 2012. She lives in Greystones, Ireland, with her five children, two dogs and two cats.

An astonishingly beautiful book by an astonishingly beautiful person” (Marian Keyes). One of the year’s most arresting, humbling and acute memoirs.

With music from Eddie Lee and Ray Coen, plus Author Q&A and Open Mic, this promises to be a night not to be missed.

Admission Free