Sligo Central Library Summer Events

Firstly I’m delighted that Sligo Central Library is now open on a full-time basis. It was a real shame when it was only open every other week and I was worried that we might lose such a valuable asset to Sligo town.  Not only do they have a great selection of books for all ages and computers and the Internet available free of charge to library card holders, they also have several events taking place this summer including the following.

The library has a reading programme for the children called the “Summer Stars” running at the moment until the 26th August. Children read 8 books during this period and for every two books they read the get a bookmark, pencil, swim hat, wristband stickers and a fridge magnet. There will be a presentation of a certificate and medal to conclude the programme.

4th July National Playday 3-4pm “Fun and Active” Storytelling with songs and rhymes for skipping and jumping.

13th July. Introduction for Coding Workshop 10.30am – 12.30pm. If you are interested call into the library and leave your details with the staff.

The following are part of the Tread Softly Festival:

Wednesday 19th July 6 – 8pm  Click Clack creative writing session – writers, artists, poets and scribblers of all persuasions can share ideas and get feedback on their work. A selection of prompts will be laid out and everyone will be asked to write something inspired by them for about fifty minutes. Afterwards, we each read out our work and provide positive feedback.

A great way for aspiring or experienced writers to try out new ideas and meet fellow wordsmiths! Facilitated by writer Eoghan Timoney.

Thursday 20th July 3 – 4pm Age 7+ Children’s Storytelling “Stories of Red Hanrahan” Amabel Clarke

Friday 21st July 7pm  ‘Stories of Red Hanrahan’, poet, song-maker and visionary.
Be enthralled, be entranced with an evening of music and story performed by Fionnuala Gill and Amabel Clarke. Amabel Clarke is a spell-caster, a storyteller with a passion for folklore and legends. Fionnuala Gill is a renowned singer and harpist from Dublin, ex-lead Singer with Riverdance and Secret Garden.

Monday 24th July 10am – 5pm. Louise Kennedy Sense of Place Writing Workshop

Wednesday 26th July 7- 8pm. Yeats and Zen and a Horseman Passing By: A Buddhist Source for Yeats’ Epitaph Lecture by David O’Grady.

Thursday 27th July 6 – 8pm. Illuminations is a literary wunderkammer of poetry, fiction, spoken word, music and performance. The event provides a welcoming and informal atmosphere in which you can read your own work, the work of others or just sit and listen.

Friday 28th July 7- 8pm. Cloths of Heaven, Children’s Art & Craft event.

Saturday 29th July. Treasure Hunt 2-3pm Starting Point Sligo Central Library. Staffed by Tread Softly Festival volunteers.

For more details on any of the events mentioned just call into the Sligo Central Library or email: sligocentrallibrary@sligococo.ie

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