Library Closures for staff training

“Exploring the Civil War in Sligo” at the Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo on the 22nd September at 8pm. FREE EVENT

As part of Sligo County Council’s Decade of Centenaries Programme Sligo County Library have organised “Exploring the Civil War in Sligo” in the Hawk’s Well Theatre on the 22nd September at 8pm.

Guided by four local historians “Exploring the Civil War in Sligo”

Tickets are FREE from the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo Box Office 071 916 1518

Open Mon–Fri, 10am–2pm, Thursday 10am – 5.30pm or by email: [email protected]

Tickets are very limited so if you or a family member wish to attend please be sure to contact them early! Tickets are limited to two per person.

The evening will give you an overview of the Civil War in Sligo and specific aspects of it. Speakers include Dr Michael Farry, Lt. Cian Harte, Dr Padraig Deignan and Dr Marion Dowd.

Dr Michael Farry, author of “The Irish Revolution Sligo 1912-1923” will deliver an overview of the events of 1922: the onset of the Civil War and how it impacted the county.

Lt. Cian Harte, author of “The Lost Tales: Riverstown’s Troubles 1919-1923” will examine the impact of the Civil War on the IRA brigades from the area who had fought during the War of Independence. How did these forces divide and why?

Dr Padraig Deignan, author of “The Protestant Community in Sligo, 1914-1949”, examines how the Protestant community were impacted with the county in turmoil. Having been overwhelmingly Unionist in outlook they were now in a position where no matter who won they were sundered from the certainties of their past.

Dr Marion Dowd, author of “The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland” which won Book of the Year at the 2016 Archaeology Awards will talk on Tormore Cave a Civil War time capsule. The cave was used by anti-treaty forces living off the land during the guerrilla fighting that characterised the later part of the military activities of the anti-treaty forces in Sligo.

New: Beginner English Course for Ukrainian Speakers

This spring, requests started pouring in from libraries in need of a particular language pairing. Less than two months later, the course is ready:

The Beginner English for Ukrainian Speakers Course is available now in Transparent Language Online.

Created specifically with Ukrainian refugees in mind, the course includes 100+ hours of lessons that can be mixed and matched to build the basic English knowledge and skills they need most.

Click the Link for access, with your Library membership number: New: Beginner English Course for Ukrainian Speakers (transparent.com)

Not yet a member, join up FREE with our online access: https://sligolibrary.ie/

Public Library Consultation Survey for Strategy

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The Zone: Open Band Workshops

The Zone: Open Band Workshops

Music Generation Sligo, in partnership with Rumble Rehearsal Studios, are providing an open workshop for teenage bands and teen solo musicians.

Come along to share a creative space and play music with others.

Mentorship will be provided by Music Generation educators sharing years of touring and stage experience.

Bring your own instrument.

Rumble Rehearsal Studios, Connolly Street, Sligo.

Saturday 11th June 2022 1-3 pm

Bookings through [email protected].

www.sligolibrary.ie

Creator Van – Enniscrone Branch Library – Enniscrone Branch Library – 10am – 11.30am, 11.45am – 1.15pm

Join us at Enniscrone Branch Library for an exciting visit from the Creator Van.

Step aboard the Creator Van and immerse yourself in an art and craft wonderland to explore your artistic creativity with materials and inspiration.

Booking Required, contact 071-9111653 or email [email protected] to reserve your place

VENUE

Enniscrone Branch Library

11 JUNE 2022

10.00am-11.30am

11.45am-1.15pm

AGE RANGE

All Ages

Amazing Music Workshop – Ballymote Community Library – 11:45am

Be inspired by this lively and interactive Amazing Music Workshop, a specially-designed music experience for children, brought to you by Music Generation Sligo.

Children are welcomed into a workshop-style creative space and will have the opportunity to conduct live music from talented musician educators, including music played on the cello, violin, guitar, keyboard, harp, mandolin, drums, and percussion.

Children will join in with singing and playing percussion instruments while dancing and moving to their own beat. The whole family can join in! Many different genres will feature and children will learn fun facts about each one.

The Amazing Music Workshop will welcome children and their families into a musical world where music inspires and makes them giggle and encourages a pathway into future music learning.

Booking Required, contact 071-9111669 or email [email protected] to reserve your place

VENUE

Ballymote Community Library

11 JUNE 2022

11.45am

AGE RANGE

All Ages

Amazing Music Workshop Tubbercurry Community Library – 9:45am

Be inspired by this lively and interactive Amazing Music Workshop, a specially-designed music experience for children, brought to you by Music Generation Sligo.

Children are welcomed into a workshop-style creative space and will have the opportunity to conduct live music from talented musician educators, including music played on the cello, violin, guitar, keyboard, harp, mandolin, drums, and percussion.

Children will join in with singing and playing percussion instruments while dancing and moving to their own beat. The whole family can join in! Many different genres will feature and children will learn fun facts about each one.

The Amazing Music Workshop will welcome children and their families into a musical world where music inspires and makes them giggle and encourages a pathway into future music learning.

Booking Required, contact 071-9111705 or email [email protected] to reserve your place

VENUE

Tubbercurry Community Library

11 JUNE 2022

9.45am

AGE RANGE

All Ages