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September 2019

‘In the Quiet place’ – an exhibition by Chroma

20th September 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 28th September 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Carlow Central Library,

CHROMA is a Carlow based group of artists producing varied and exciting works of art in response to the beauty of the natural environment. The works span both traditional and contemporary approaches and include figurative and semi-abstract landscapes, seascapes and portraiture. Filled with atmosphere and emotion they will appeal to a wide audience. The artists are: Mary Clare Nolan, Lorraine Hayden, Bridget Monks, Pat Grassick, Liz Eustace, Teresa Fennell, Maeve Taylor and Ann Cuddy. ‘Chroma is the quality of a…

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Carlow Storytellers celebrate the life and work of the writer George Bernard Shaw.

20th September 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Carlow Central Library,

100 years on from when he bequeathed various properties to the town of Carlow, The Carlow Storytellers will celebrate the life and work of the writer George Bernard Shaw. There will be excerpts from some of his finest plays, including Pygmalion and Arms And The Man. Enjoy a presentation of a selection of his greatest and wittiest quotes. A voracious letter writer, see Shaws correspondence come to life by dramatisation and photography. Learn more about Shaws links to Carlow. And,…

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October 2019

PenFest 2019: Carlow Library’s Creative Writing Festival

29th October 2019 - 1st November 2019
Carlow Central Library,

Welcome to PenFest 2019, the Carlow County Council creative writing festival for emerging writers. Coordinated by Carlow County Council Library Service in part collaboration with Carlow Arts Office, the festival is a must for all emerging writers. Now in its 9th year, PenFest seeks to offer practical guidance to new writers from established authors and creative writing mentors. This year we welcome writer Jackie Hayden for a two day memoir writing workshop, Beau Williams for an afternoon workshop and are…

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PenFest 2019: Write for your Life! with Jackie Hayden

30th October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Carlow Central Library,

Jackie Hayden regards Memoir Writing as a highly rewarding but practical activity. He believes that if you can think you can write, if you can talk you can write. But most of all, you have to want to write. Over two days he’ll take WRITE FOR YOUR LIFE! course participants through the entire process of Memoir Writing, from getting started to becoming a published author. Each session will have a section during which participants can put his advice and observations…

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November 2019

PenFest 2019: Why I Write with Beau Williams

1st November 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Carlow Central Library,

"Why I Write" focuses on the importance of being vulnerable in your writing. This pushes the boundaries on what a poem is "supposed to be" and gives the writers the proper tools to address their emotions or experiences and express them in an effective way on the page. The workshop starts with a short introduction, then I'll share a poem or two of mine and we'll discuss what we think makes a poem. We will then talk about the importance…

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PenFest 2019: Book Launch: Ah, Men! by Simon Lewis

1st November 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Carlow Central Library,

Ah, Men! is the 2nd poetry collection by Simon Lewis, winner of the 2016 Hennessy Prize for Poetry and finalist in the 2017 Shine/Strong Prize for his first book, Jewtown. In these new poems, Lewis considers what it means to be male in 21st century Ireland. Reflecting on how the role of the male in Irish society is changing rapidly, he hones in on fathers, husbands and sons in their comfortable and uncomfortable relationships, in urban and rural settings, and…

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February 2020

National Library Open Day – February 29th

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Everyone is invited to visit their local library and take a closer look at all it has to offer on National Library Open Day, Saturday, February 29th. Libraries all around the country will be taking part in National Library Open Day on February 29th, and are issuing a special invitation to members and non-members to come along and see all that’s on offer for them at their library completely free. Libraries will be putting on a special showcase of their…

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Comic Book Workshop with Declan Pierce

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Muinebheag Library,

As part of our national Library open Day on February 29th, join us in Muinebheag Library for a very special Comic Book Workshop with the amazing Declan Pierce. Suitable for children between the ages of 8-12 years. Book your place now by emailing Fiona at library@carlowcoco.ie #TakeACloserLook #LeapIntoLibraries

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Saturday Storytime with Irish Sign Language (ISL)

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carlow Central Library,

Join us in Carlow Central Library on national Library Open Day on February 29th for Storytime with Nicola and ISL by Teresa. Suitable for children under 6 and a warm welcome for anyone who is deaf or hearing impaired. If you can't make it, the Storytime will be LIVE streamed on Facebook. No booking required. #TakeACloserLook #LeapIntoLibraries

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Borris Lace Makers Demonstration

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Borris Library,

Visit Borris Library on February 29th as part of the national Library Open day and experience the wonderful craft of lace making with the Borris Lace Makers from 11am - 1pm. All welcome to this demonstration of a beautiful traditional craft. #TakeACloserLook #LeapIntoLibraries

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