Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Upcoming events in Sligo Libraries!

Date: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Time: 8pm
The GIY ( Grow it Yourself) organisation are meeting in Sligo Central Library. This Group, chaired by Niall McAlister,was formed so that organic farmers and like minded plant and vegetable enthusiasts had a forum where they could voice their opinions. It allows all to share their knowledge base with each other regarding growing your own foodstuffs. If interested in joining this group please ring Sligo Central Library on 071 9111675.

Date: 31st May – 4th June 2010 - Anti racism week
Story telling sessions on Tuesday 1st June 2010. Sligo Central Library 10.00am – 1.00pm.

Date: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays every week.
Time: Please see below
FAS and Sligo Libraries have relaunched the popular computer classes and workshops and are scheduled for Sligo Library branches as follows;
Mondays 9.45am - 11.15am & 11.15am to 12.45pm: Local Studies & Reference Library, Bridge Street, Sligo.

Wednesdays 10.00am -11.30am & Thursdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm: Central Library, Stephen Street, Sligo.
Fridays 10.00am - 11.30am: Tubbercurry Community Library, Humbert Street, Tubbercurry, Co.Sligo

Please contact us on 071 9111675 or email us at if you would like further details.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Cathach Volume II & Schools writing competition update

The Cathach, Sligo County Libraries online magazine, is in the process of compiling its material for the second edition, due for release later in the year. Its aim is to showcase quality new writing in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. While honouring the literary traditions of Sligo and the Northwest, The Cathach will feature work from both new and established writers throughout Ireland and abroad. At a time when many smaller literary magazines are facing difficulties, The Cathach aims to provide a vital outlet for the best contemporary writing along with visual content, making new work freely available to a vast online readership around the world. View The Cathach by visiting and clicking on the relevant link. The closing date for submission for the second issue of The Cathach was Friday 14th May 2010 and as such is now closed. If you have missed this deadline please keep in regular touch with this website to see when the submission date for Volume III is delcared.
County Sligo Library Service and The Sligo Champion also invited submissions for the 2010 Second Level Schools Writing Competition where there was both a junior & senior section. Entries were in both the form of poetry and short story. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in all of the categories. Deadline for all entries was 5pm on Friday May 14th 2010 thus this competiton is now closed. Winning entries will be published in a special section of The Sligo Champion in Autumn 2010.