Sligo Libraries Update Thursday 22nd October 2020: Level 5

Sligo Libraries Update Thursday 22nd October 2020: Level 5 In accordance with Level 5 COVID-19 guidelines we will be providing online services from Thursday 22 October 2020.

Our counter and Call & Collect services are suspended during Level 5.

Items on loan will be auto-renewed. We are available by phone, email and social media to answer your queries.

Stay safe and enjoy our eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers, eLanguage and eLearning courses, and events online.

Sligo County Council Libraries Ireland

The Word is moving online with ZOOM, featuring award winning author, Claire Keegan. Wednesday, 28th of October at 6.30pm.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2020 6:30PM

Online event.

THE WORD, a reading series hosted by Sligo Library Service and the Writing + Literature BA course at IT Sligo, returns this year with one of Ireland’s greatest living writers, CLAIRE KEEGAN.

Click link for Eventbrite ticket

Claire Keegan’s debut collection of stories, Antarctica, was a Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. The Observer called these stories: ‘Among the finest recently written in English’. It was also awarded the William Trevor Prize, judged by William Trevor.

In 2007, her second collection, Walk the Blue Fields, was published to huge critical acclaim and went on to win The Edge Hill Prize for the strongest collection published in The British Isles. The prize was adjudicated by Hilary Mantel.

Foster (2010) won The Davy Byrnes Award, then the world’s richest prize for a story. It judged by Richard Ford: “Keegan is a rarity-someone I will always want to read’.”

Keegan’s stories are published in English by Faber & Faber, have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The Paris Review, Best American Stories, won numerous awards – and are translated into 17 languages. She is internationally renowned as a teacher of creative writing.

‘The best stories here are so textured and moving, so universal but utterly distinctive, that it’s easy to imagine readers savouring them many years from now and to imagine critics, far in the future, deploying lofty new terms to explain what it is that makes Keegan’s fiction work’ – The New York Times (Walk the Blue Fields review)

The readings will be interwoven with music and song by Collette Sheerin.

Open Mic

There will be a discussion following the reading facilitated by writer/artist and IT Sligo Lecturer, Alice Lyons. The popular open mic session will follow the post-reading interview.

The Open Mic will be Limited to five attendees of the ZOOM event, with three minutes per person. If you are interested in performing in the Open Mic, you must request interest when booking your ticket, though this does not guarantee you will be reading. The first five people who express an interest, will be notified in advance of the event.

This event will be Live Streamed on Facebook on the night.

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.

sligolib@sligococo.ie/ 071 9111675

Children’s Books Ireland presents, the Book Clinic, on our Sligo County Library Facebook page, to help you find your perfect book.

Is trying to find books for your children giving you a headache?

Do you have a patient age 0-18? Then Sligo Library has the prescription for you!

Children’s Books Ireland presents, the Book Clinic, on our Sligo County Library Facebook page, to help you find the perfect books.

The Book Doctors will be available on Saturday, 10th of October from 11am-12.30pm, to provide you a prescription for your reading needs.Sligo Library will also be on hand to guide you through our online services, including how to place a hold online at sligolibary.ie

All you have to do, is leave a comment below, giving your child’s age, likes/ dislikes and any other relevant information.

The Book Doctor will then reply to your comment with a diagnosis and prescription for your needs.

You can leave a comment any time between the 1st of October and the 10th of October: Click here to leave a comment.

The Book Doctor will be ready to see you on Saturday, 10th of October at 11.00am – 12.30pm

Sligo County Library Facebook event.Bríanóg Brady Dawson reads from her book, Danny Brown and his Daft Dog.

Friday 10th of July, join us on Facebook at 11.30am as Bríanóg Brady Dawson reads from her book, Danny Brown and his Daft Dog. Open To All

facebook.com/SligoCountyLibrary/

Weekly Facebook Toddle Time Storytime

Join us every Wednesday at 10am for our weekly Toddle Time story time. With stories, songs and rhymes, there is something for everyone! https://www.facebook.com/SligoCountyLibrary/

(Age 0-8)

facebook.com/SligoCountyLibrary/

Art Workshop Online with Linda Fahrlin

Join Linda Fahrlin (Illustrator, The Great Irish Science Book), on ZOOM on Friday, 31st of July at 11.30am for an interactive art workshop! Direct message us on Facebook to reserve a place.

(Age 8-10) Limited space.

  • A library staff memberwill be present during the entirety of the workshop.
  • The staff member, along with Wayne, will keep the camera on at all times.
  • Parents must be present when children log into the workshop.
  • The workshop will be about an hour long.
  • If using a phone, a tripod or box should be used to hold the device, to allow the child to participate in the workshop.

The material you’ll need to participate in the workshop:

  • Some Paper.
  • Colours (can be either watercolour, colour pencils, crayons or markers)
  • A brush. 
  • A long piece of string or sewing thread. (it’s good if you have one that is 3.10m long!)
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape or glue stick
  • A black marker (or pencil) for detailing.

Direct message us on Facebook to reserve a place: facebook.com/SligoCountyLibrary/

Creative Writing Online Workshop with Wayne O’Connor

Join Wayne O’Connor on ZOOM on Friday, 24th of July at 11.30am for a creative writing workshop! Direct message us on Facebook to reserve a place.

(Age 9-12) Limited Space

  • A library staff memberwill be present during the entirety of the workshop.
  • The staff member, along with Wayne, will keep the camera on at all times.
  • Parents must be present when children log into the workshop.
  • The workshop will be about an hour long.
  • If using a phone, a tripod or box should be used to hold the device, to allow the child to participate in the workshop.
  • Children should have a pen and paper available for them to use during the workshop

Direct message us on Facebook to reserve a place: facebook.com/SligoCountyLibrary/

Interactive Online Adventures with Wayne O’Connor 

Join Wayne O’Connor on ZOOM on Friday, 17th of July at 11.30am for an interactive adventure! Direct message us on Facebook to reserve a place.

( Age 5-8) Limited Space

  • A library staff memberwill be present during the entirety of the workshop.
  • The staff member, along with Wayne, will keep the camera on at all times.
  • Parents must be present when children log into the workshop.
  • The workshop will be about an hour long.

Direct message us on Facebook to reserve a place: facebook.com/SligoCountyLibrary/

Summer Stars moving online with BorrowBox

As part of Summer Stars moving online, BorrowBox (e-books and e-audiobooks) are offering increased access to a massive selection of popular childrens book for all of our Summer Stars! BorrowBox now has a range of children’s e-books and e-audio books with individual collections for 0-4, 5-8, 9-12 and 13+. Information on how to join BorrowBox https://sligolibrary.ie/ebooks/