Sligo Library is open for Contact & Collect and Counter Service

Sligo Central Library, Ballymote Community Library and Enniscrone Branch Library are open for Contact & Collect, plus counter service, with small browsing section.

Click the branch links, for opening hours:

Tubbercurry Community Library remains closed while building works to complete the meeting room and toilet facilities are completed.

You can use our online catalogue to access and reserve material from around the country, to be picked up at your local branch:

Nataional Library Catalogue Access

If you are not a member yet, join up now for free: https://sligolibrary.ie/my-library-account/

Kite building Workshop – **BOOKED OUT**

Do you want to learn to build your own kite?

If so please join us in Sligo Library online as we celebrate Cruinniú na nOg on Saturday 12th June

Each participant will receive a kite kit in advance of the workshop via post

Then all you need to do is join the 30 minute Zoom workshop on the day itself!

This event is for 8 years and older.

Kids Own – Poetry Workshop Anthony Anaxagorou **Booking Required**

Join poet Anthony Anaxagorou to explore creative writing, with a focus on crafting interesting and unusual imagery, phrasing, and narrative for both poems and prose. You’ll have a chance to explore more figurative ways of using images, symbols, and inferences in your writing. During this workshop, we’ll focus on exploring our own lives, experiences, and sensibilities as inspiration for our writing.

Anthony is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared on BBC, Channel 4 and Sky Arts. He has recently published a book on writing called How to Write It (Penguin, 2020) and his poetry collection was listed as a Guardian and Telegraph book of the year. 

This virtual workshop is hosted live and can only be accessed at the time specified by registered attendees.

Age 14-18

11.00AM – 1.00PM

Click the link to book your place with Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/creative-writing-with-anthony-anaxagorou-tickets-152070919213

Build a Buzzwire Game- Fablab **Booking Required**

Join Fab Lab Maker Hub as we build one of our favourite gadgets – the electrifying Buzzwire Game. See if you have the steadiest hand to navigate the buzzwire without sounding the alarm and lighting the LED. It’s not as easy as it looks and you get to decide how difficult (or easy) to make the course! Build the game from our laser cut kit and handful of electronic components. No messy soldering required. All you will need is one small screwdriver, a sense of fun and a big helping of curiosity as we build the game and explore the basic principles of electricity & electronics along the way. 20 kits will be received by participants who sign up. The workshop will be carried out via a Zoom call on the day. **Small flathead screwdriver required**

Age 8+

Click the Eventbrite link to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/152861411597

Online Reading & Art workshop, with Gerry Daly – Author of the best-selling Where Are You, Puffling? **Booking Required**

Gerry Daly is a children’s author and illustrator living by the beautiful sea in Dublin. His latest book is Finn’s First Song: A Whaley Big Adventure. Gerry hasn’t seen any whales from his window, but saw many off the coast of West Cork. His previous books include the best-selling Where Are You, Puffling? and Wee Donkey’s Treasure Hunt, both written by Erika McGann and published by The O’Brien Press. He loves to paint birds and animals, from the tiniest to the biggest of them all.

Age 4-7

9.30am

Click the eventbrite link to register your place:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/152834623473

Reading with Ann Murtagh – Author of The Kidds of Summerhill **Booking Required**

Ann Murtagh spent her first seven years in the Bronx, New York. After a short time in Dublin, her family moved to Kells, Co. Meath. She qualified as a primary teacher and later received an MA in Local History from NUI Maynooth. A member of both Meath Archaeological and Historical Society and Kilkenny Archaeological Society, she has given lectures to both groups. Ann has designed and facilitated history courses for teachers both locally and nationally. She has three sons, Daniel, Bill and Matt, and lives with her husband, Richard, and two dogs in Kilkenny City.

Age 9+

Book your space now, via Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/152840125931

The Pirates Code: An Interactive Escape Room Event **Booking Required**

The legends have long talked of Blackbeard the Pirate, a fearsome pirate who roamed the seas and gathered a great treasure before meeting his final end. His treasure remained unfound. But they say he left behind a challenge for those who might find his secret lair one day—a challenge of wit and riddles that would lead in turn to the location of his great treasure trove.

Now, that secret lair has been discovered and you and your group of fellow archeologists must enter it and find the clues that will lead to the treasure itself.

The Pirates Code is an exciting online escape room with an interactive room, puzzles, and even a ghost lurking for you to encounter. The teams of players must work together to solve the challenges within a limited timeframe. Have you the skills and knowledge to achieve success?

This interactive event is limited to 21 participants and will be taking place via Zoom on June 12th.

Age 9+

3 games x 7 places (21 places in total).

Three sessions between 10.30am – 12Noon

Book your place with Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/152841847079