Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Booker Prize 2013 Shortlist announced!

  1. The Testament of Mary – Toibin, Colm – ISBN: 9780241962978 
  2. We Need New Names NoViolet Bulawayo – ISBN: 9780701188047  
  3. The Luminaries – Catton, Eleanor – ISBN: 9781847084316 
  4. Harvest – Crace, Jim – ISBN: 9780330445665  
  5. The Lowland – Lahiri, Jhumpa – ISBN: 9781408828113  
  6. A Tale for the Time Being – Ozeki, Ruth L. – ISBN: 9780857867971 

The six books on the list could not be more diverse. There are examples from novelists from New Zealand, England, Canada, Ireland and Zimbabwe – each with its own highly distinctive taste. They range in size from the 832 pages of Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries to the 104-page The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín. The times represented stretch from the biblical Middle East (Tóibín) to contemporary Zimbabwe (NoViolet Bulawayo) by way of 19th-century New Zealand (Catton), 1960s India (Jumpha Lahiri), 18th-century rural England (Crace) and modern Tokyo (Ruth Ozeki). The oldest author on the list, Jim Crace, is 67, the youngest (indeed the youngest ever shortlistee), Eleanor Catton, is 28. Colm Tóibín has written more than 15 books, The Luminaries is only Catton's second.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sligo Libraries Revised Opening Hours

The following opening hours will be implemented as and from the week beginning Tuesday September 3rd 2013.

Tubbercurry Community Library & Ballymote Community Library:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday-Friday - 9.30am to 5.00pm
Saturday - Closed

Sligo Central Library:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Friday - 9.30am to 5.15pm  
Saturday - 9.30am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm*
*Closed Saturday of Public Holiday Weekends.

Local Studies Library:

Monday – Closed
Tuesday-Saturday - 9.30am to 12.45pm and 2.00pm-5.00pm
*Closed Saturday of Public Holiday Weekends.

Enniscrone Branch Library:
Opening Hours have not changed.

Sligo County Council regrets any inconvenience caused by these changes to opening hours.