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

Bealtaine at Sligo Library

Sligo Library celebrates Age and Opportunity and the Bealtaine Festival with a host of events for everyone!

SLIGO CENTRAL LIBRARY:

Craft Felting Workshop

Needle Craft Workshop with Sue Basler, Textile Designer

Tuesday 14th of May, 10.30am – 12Noon

 

Memoir Creative Writing Workshop

With Gerry Boland, Author and Poet

Tuesday 21st May, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

 

Inter-generational Creative Board Gaming Workshop

Grandparents, parents and children alike are encouraged to come join and play together with some great modern board-games. This afternoon is hosted by Wayne O’Connor from Sligo Gaming Society and will be a great way to mingle and socialise between generations in a relaxed setting.

With Wayne O’Connor

Saturday 25th May, 11.00am – 1.00pm

BALLYMOTE COMMUNITY LIBRARY:

  • Saturday May 25th – “Be Our Guest” Old Fashioned Tea Party with traditional Irish Music – 11.30am – 1pm – this event has been registered on official Bealtaine calendar
  • Sat May 11th Intergenerational Board Games 11am-1pm
  • St John’s Hospital Artwork Pillar Display … May 1st – May 31st
  • Saturday Stitchers Craft Work Window Display … May 7th – May 31st

TUBBERCURRY COMMUNITY LIBRARY:

We’re holding a Craft Exhibition with the Tubbercurry Day Care Centre:

“Tubbercurry will be launching a craft exhibition produced by residents of the Tubbercurry Daycare Centre  with music and refreshments at 12pm, Friday May 10th. The exhibition will be on display until Friday May 30th. Free of charge and all welcome.”

Sligo Library: May Public Holiday Opening Hours

Sligo Library will be closed the weekend of Saturday 4th of May for the Public Holiday.

Ballymote Community Library:

Re-opening Tuesday 7th of May at 9.30am

Enniscrone Community Library:

Re-Opening Wednesday 8th of Mayl at 11.00am

Sligo Central Library:

Re-opening Tuesday 7th of May at 9.30am

Tubbercurry Community Library:

Re-opening Tuesday 7th of May at 9.30am

Local Studies:

Re-opening Tuesday 7th of May at 9.30am

Sligo Museum:

Open Saturday 4th of May: 9.30 – 12.45pm, 2.00pm – 4.45pm

May Day with The Word featuring Nicole Flattery and Caragh Maxwell

The Word will be held on the 1st May and features writers Nicole Flattery and Caragh Maxwell both, as it happens, originally from Mullingar.

Nicole Flattery’s first collection of short stories, Show Them A Good Time, is published by the Stinging Fly and has received critical acclaim for its humour and insight. Colin Barrett says Flattery’s stories ‘are startling, daring and dazzingly dark.’ Sally Rooney calls the collection a master class in the short story, ‘bold, irreverent and astonishingly funny.’  Flattery’s stories have been published in the Irish TimesThe Dublin Reviewthe White Review and Winter Papers. Her forthcoming novel Nothing Special  will be published in 2021.

Described as ‘…a startling new talent,’ Caragh Maxwell’s  essay,  ‘Anatomy of a Sinking Ship’,  was published in the Irish Times in February to huge acclaim. Her short story ‘Spelunking’ will be featured  in the Irish Times Summer Fiction Series and she’ll be appearing in the Emerging Writers Showcase at Listowel Writer’s Week in late May. Maxwell is student on The BA Writing and Literature programme at IT Sligo.

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. 1st May, 6.30 pm, Sligo Central Library.

May Day with The Word featuring Nicole Flattery and Caragh Maxwell

The Word will be held on the 1st May and features writers Nicole Flattery and Caragh Maxwell both, as it happens, originally from Mullingar.

Nicole Flattery’s first collection of short stories, Show Them A Good Time, is published by the Stinging Fly and has received critical acclaim for its humour and insight. Colin Barrett says Flattery’s stories ‘are startling, daring and dazzingly dark.’ Sally Rooney calls the collection a master class in the short story, ‘bold, irreverent and astonishingly funny.’  Flattery’s stories have been published in the Irish TimesThe Dublin Reviewthe White Review and Winter Papers. Her forthcoming novel Nothing Special  will be published in 2021.

Described as ‘…a startling new talent,’ Caragh Maxwell’s  essay,  ‘Anatomy of a Sinking Ship’,  was published in the Irish Times in February to huge acclaim. Her short story ‘Spelunking’ will be featured  in the Irish Times Summer Fiction Series and she’ll be appearing in the Emerging Writers Showcase at Listowel Writer’s Week in late May. Maxwell is student on The BA Writing and Literature programme at IT Sligo.

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. 1st May, 6.30 pm, Sligo Central Library.

Sligo Library and Museum: Easter Arrangements

Sligo Library and Museum will be closed the weekend of Friday 19th of April for the Easter Public Holiday.

Happy Easter from All at Sligo Library.

Ballymote Community Library:

Re-opening Tuesday 23rd of April at 9.30am

Enniscrone Community Library:

Re-Opening Wednesday 24th of April at 11.00am

Sligo Central Library:

Re-opening Tuesday 23rd of April at 9.30am

Tubbercurry Community Library:

Re-opening Tuesday 23rd of April at 12Noon

Local Studies:

Re-opening Tuesday 23rd of April at 9.30am