Monday, April 20, 2009
Prizegiving Ceremony for Writing Competition. 28th April 2009
A Prizegiving Ceremony took place in Sligo Central Library, Stephen Street, Sligo on 28th April 2009 at 11am. This was to award the winners of the Schools Writing Competition which was run by Sligo Libraries; supported by The Sligo Champion. Author Niall Williams, Sligo Libraries "Writer-in-Residence" started this competition last year and as it was so well recieved decided to expand the categories to include Poetry aswell as Fiction this year.
The amount of entries were once again substantial which was testament to the work put in by all the Secondary Schools involved. Reports from the three Judges stated that the pieces were of an extremely high standard and so all writers who submitted their work, not just the winners should be very proud of themselves. Niall Williams remarked that "the day an Author gets first published is a very important one and will stay with them for the rest of their career and lives". Mayor Cllr Veronica Cawley and Cathaoirleach Cllr Jude Devins were on hand to distribute the various prizes and this ended the prizegiving ceremony.
All Category winners will have their work published in The Sligo Champion over the coming weeks. If you would like to know more information about this event and others run by Sligo Libraries please contact us on 071 9111850
1. I DIDNT UNDERSTAND. LISA COGGINS, MERCY COLLEGE, SLIGO
2. LIFE PATH. NIAMH O DONNELL, MERCY COLLEGE
3. CLIMATE CHANGE. ELLEN PRENDERGAST, SLIGO GRAMMAR SCHOOL
1. SERVANT OF GOD, AMY KELLY, MERCY COLLEGE, SLIGO
2. HEROES SINEAD REILLY, MERCY COLLEGE, SLIGO
3. THE NIGHT OUT, HELENA O DEA, MERCY COLLEGE, SLIGO
1. gRUAige HILARY BOWEN-WALSH, SLIGO GRAMMAR SCHOOL
2. REMINISCENT. HILARY BOWEN-WALSH, SLIGO GRAMMAR SCHOOL
3. EMOTIONAL VACUUM. JULIE PATTERSON, SLIGO GRAMMAR SCHOOL
1. THE DELETED SCENES. ADRIENNE MCMANUS, SLIGO GRAMMAR SCHOOL
2 CASE CLOSED. LIAM O FLAHERTY, SLIGO GRAMMAR SCHOOL
3. THE CAVE. EAMONN BELL, SLIGO GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Inkwell Writers "Open Mike" Night. 22nd April 2009
The Inkwell Writers Group who are based in Sligo Central Library are holding a 'Live Mike' in the Yeats Building, Hyde Bridge, Sligo on Wednesday 22nd April 2009 from 8pm to 10pm . The night will consist of readings by members of the group and other invited guests, including published writers. Everyone is invited so come along for an inspiring nights entertainment. Refreshments will be served.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Bank Holiday Closures : Library Notice
Sligo Library service will be closing all of its branches in County Sligo over Bank Holiday weekends in 2009. The Weekends in question are,
Saturday 11th April 2009 (Easter Bank Holiday weekend)
Saturday 2nd May 2009 (May Bank Holiday weekend)
Saturday 30th May 2009 (June Bank Holiday weekend)
Saturday 1st August 2009 (August Bank Holiday weekend)
Saturday 24th October 2009 (Halloween/October Bank Holiday weekend)
To renew items please use the "Renew my Books" link on the top right hand side of the Library Homepage www.sligolibrary.ie . Remember if items have fallen by their due date you will unable to renew by this method and will have to ring your nearest branch in order for staff to renew for you. To get full details of your nearest branch please click on the "Library Service" link and select "Our Branches", also on the Library website www.sligolibrary.ie .
Sligo County Libraries apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.