Christmas and New Year 2022 Closing Dates

The Word Special Event: John Minihan BECKETT + THE WAKE

Sligo Central Library: Customer Satisfaction Survey – Tuesday 27th – Saturday 1st of October

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Sligo Central Library Customer Satisfaction Survey

Tuesday 27th September – Saturday 1st of October

CLICK THE LINK ://link.localgov.ie/rfhllc

The LGMA, on behalf of the CCMA, will be administering a customer satisfaction survey at one designated library branch per local authority.

Sligo Central Library have been selected as a designated branch for a the Sligo authority.

  • The purpose of the survey is to assess the quality of their engagement with library staff and the physical environment during their visit to Sligo Central Library.
  • The surveys are anonymous
  • Participation in the survey is voluntary

The survey will be in two formats:

  • Physical (paper)
  • Digital

Digital:

QR codes have been created using a link for the survey URL and are displayed throughout

A link has been put on the Sligo Library website welcome scroller: https://link.localgov.ie/rfhllc

Participants can select their preferred language to view the survey:

Physical:

The physical formats will be available at the Sligo Central Library desk and notice area. A secured box is available to deposit completed surveys.

The paper handout and the digital version of the survey are both available in two languages – English and Irish.

The Word Live in Sligo Central Library – Donal Ryan In conversation with Elske Rahil. Music with Seamie O’Dowd

Join us LIVE in Sligo Central Library on Wednesday 28th September, for a special edition of The Word with award-winning and acclaimed DONAL RYAN. Donal will be in conversation with Elske Rahill, discussing his new novel, The Queen of Dirt Island.

Live music with Seamie O’Dowd.

This is a FREE, unticketed event and seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Donal Ryan, from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, is the author of six novels and a short story collection. He has won several awards for his fiction, including the European Union Prize for Literature, the Guardian First Book Award and four Irish Book Awards, and has been shortlisted for several more, including the Costa Book Award and the Dublin International Literary Award.

He was nominated for the Booker Prize in 2013 for his debut novel, The Spinning Heart, and again in 2018, for his fourth novel, From A Low and Quiet Sea. In 2021 he became the first Irish writer to be awarded the Jean Monnet Prize for European Literature.

His work has been adapted for stage and screen and translated into over twenty languages. His seventh book, The Queen of Dirt Island, was published by Doubleday in August 2022 and was an instant number one bestseller.

A law graduate and former civil servant, Donal has lectured in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick since 2014 and lives in Castletroy with his wife Anne Marie and their two children.

Elske Rahill is a Dublin-born novelist and short story writer. She is the author of the novels Between Dog and Wolf and An Unravelling and the short story collection In White Ink. Her debut was listed by the Irish Times as one of ‘The Best Books by Women of the 20th Century’. Her work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies including The Stinging Fly, Agni, The Dublin Review, The Tangerine, Winter Papers, and The Faber Anthology of New Irish Short Stories.  She teaches on the Writing and Literature programme at Atlantic Technology University in Sligo, where she lives with her partner and four children.

Seamie O Dowd is a renowned guitarist, singer, and songwriter who also plays fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, and a number of other instruments. He has travelled worldwide playing music and has shared stages and played with many great musicians and bands including, The Chieftains, Dervish and Steve Wickham.

The Open Mic is a first-come, first-serve bases limited to five names. Names are taken on the evening, participants are asked to keep within a three minute time-frame.

The Word, Wednesday 28th of September, will take place in Sligo Central Library, Stephen Street from 6.30pm. This is a free unticketed event with limited seating, doors close at 6.30pm.

This event will be Streamed on Facebook on the night://www.facebook.com/SligoCountyLibrary/

The Word is a collaboration between Sligo Central Library and the BA in Writing & Literature at ATU.

There is no charge for this event.

[email protected]/ 0719111675

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Sligo Libraries Writer in Residence Susan McKay – Writing Course

Legacies writing course with Sligo Libraries Writer in Residence Susan McKay

Starting on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 2:30pm, at Sligo Central Library, the course will run for 8 weeks and is free.

A hundred years ago Ireland was engulfed in a civil war that saw families and communities bitterly divided.  Would you like to explore and write about the legacy of these events in the Sligo region?  Join an 8 week course run by author and journalist Susan McKay.  Open to experienced and inexperienced writers in all genres including poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction.

You will have the chance to work in a diverse group, learn new skills and hear from guest writers.

Saturday afternoons 2.30 til 4pm from 23rd April at Sligo Central Library.

The course is free but numbers are limited.  Apply by sending max 300 words to [email protected] on or before 14th April.

Starting on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 2:30pm, at Sligo Central Library, the course will run for 8 weeks and is free.

Limited places available please email [email protected] to register your interest.

The Writer in Residence is part of Sligo County Council’s Decade of Centenaries programme.

Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative