Friday, May 29, 2009

Africa Day: Tuesday 26th May 2009

To celebrate Africa Day; Sligo Libraries hosted a Storytelling event for Primary Schools in Sligo Central Library. From the image attached its easily seen that all our members who attended these storytelling sessions thoroughly enjoyed them. The various tales/stories allowed the listener to understand and familarise themselves with various different but facinating cultures.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Bisto Award Winner 2009 announced!

Winner : Bisto Book of the Year Award 09 - Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd
"The story of Fergus’ journey of self-discovery as he struggles to make sense of his personal, familial, and societal situation, as well as the voice of a bog child that comes to him in his dreams. To journey through this layered narrative is to be confronted with not only the frailty of life but also the redemptive qualities of love: unsettling yet optimistic, this is radiant prose that sings of the pain and beauty of the human condition."

About the Bisto Shadowing Group
This year in Sligo Central Library we participated in The Children’s Books Ireland Bisto Shadowing Scheme for young readers, which follows - or ‘shadows’ – the judging of the shortlisted books. Children from six schools were invited to be involved in this experience. The shortlist of books was announced on March 11th. Shortly afterwards we got our hands on the books and had our first meeting. The children were encouraged to read the ten books on the shortlist which they admirably achieved. The closing date to vote for our favourite book was May 8th. Our last meeting was a heated occasion with two books in strong contention. The book which achieved the biggest vote was Airman by Eoin Colfer with Kate Thompson’s Creature of the Night coming in at a very close second. The eagerness and enthusiasm of the children who participated was very contagious. The library staff involved (Ms. Brenda Cawley & Ms. Eimear Sullivan - Senior Library Assistants) really enjoyed the whole experience and hope to do it again next year

Thursday, May 21, 2009

SEI Interactive Workshops: 19th to 22nd May 09

Throughout the week of Tuesday 19th May until Friday 22nd May, Sustainable Energy Ireland Workshops for Primary Schools are being held in Sligo Central Library. 3 workshops are being ran per day with primary schools such as the Mercy, The Project and St. Edwards invited to attend and take part in the various activities.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Quest Seekers Reading Challenge: Summer 2009

Sligo Central Library will be inviting children to join the Quest Seekers Summer Reading Challenge 2009,the theme of which is the power of the imagination.
At the launch in June once you're signed up as a Quest Seeker you will be issued with a membership card, poster and stickers.

There are three exiting stages to complete during July and August where participants have to read six books. A presentation will mark the end of the challenge where you'll receive a certificate and medal. Further details will be provided in the near future!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sligo Central Library Events; May 2009

Organic Vegtables Workshop: Thursday 7th May
Learn how to grow your own Organic Vegetables with helpful hints and tips! Thursday 7th May at 7.00 pm. This event is free and all are welcome. Please contact us at 071 9111675 or for more information

S.E.I Workshops: Tuesday 19th until Friday 22nd May
Sustainable Energy Ireland Workshops for Primary Schools are being held in Sligo Central Library from Tuesday 19th until Friday 22nd May 2009. 3 workshops are being ran per day with 12 primary schools invited to attend and take part in the various activities.

Storytelling in Sligo Central Library: Tuesday 26th May
In order to celebrate Africa Day; Sligo Libraries are hosting a Storytelling event for Primary Schools on Tuesday 26th May in Sligo Central Library.

"You Lucky Thing" Book launch : Wednesday 27th May
The launch of Helen O’Leary’s latest publication You Lucky Thing will take place in Sligo Central Library, Stephen Street at 7pm on Wednesday 27th May. The launch will be the concluding event of Sligo’s Bealtaine Festival programme. Helen O’Leary was commissioned by Sligo Local Authorities in 2007 to produce an artwork based on the theme of Luck. The commission is part of Unraveling Developments, a series of public art commissions by Sligo Local Authorities.

You Lucky Thing is primarily a book of photographs of lucky objects, rituals, habits and sayings, uniquely local and Irish. Many people in Sligo kindly shared their objects, stories and family traditions for this book. Luck in some way has touched all of our lives making it a fascinating subject. Helen O’Leary has an amazing ability to visually capture the quirky and distinctive character of our every–day environment and landscape. You Lucky Thing will make you smile.