Author Thomas McKerley visits Troon Library

May 24, 2017

We had a fantastic evening at Troon Library last Wednesday when we were joined by author Thomas McKerley. Tom chatted about his inspirations for writing and the genealogy that is at the heart of his books with co-author Ingrid Schippers. The busy event finished with a Q&A session, with some excellent questions from our audience members – and great answers by Tom of course.

You can find Tom and Ingrid’s books on our library catalogue Bloodlines – Touch Not the Cat and Bloodlines – Traces, a mystery series on cultural inheritance.

Bookbug’s Big Giggle at Girvan Library

May 23, 2017

We had a lovely morning with our beautiful little gigglers as we celebrated Bookbug Week at Girvan Library 😍😂

Congratulations to Olivia who won the coveted mini Bookbug, and brothers Tom and Jack for winning “That’s not my train”. They were absolutely delighted!

Catch the reading bug at your local library, join us at our weekly Bookbug Sessions.

Bookbug’s Big Giggle at Symington Library

May 22, 2017

We had a Higgledy Piggeldy Day at Symington Library to get some giggles for Bookbug Week and we had some very original fashion choices! We had tickle rhymes, a photo booth to get a souvenir snap with Bookbug, a mask making craft, a story called I Love You Just The Way You Are by Tammi Salzano (it seemed quite appropriate) and of course BUBBLES!!

The prize for best Higgledy Piggledy costume went to Emelie and Callan – superb costumes!

Thank you all the mums and tots who came along and joined in wonderfully.

The 1st Alloway Guides had a sleepover at the library

May 12, 2017

Last Friday night the 1st Alloway Guides enjoyed a sleepover at Ayr’s Carnegie Library. Before it was time to get into their sleeping bags, the girls enjoyed a book treasure hunt, read all about the history of the library and researched their family tree. The girls had a great time and said it was a night they will never forget… lucky no one told them about our resident library ghost before the lights went out! 👻 😱

‘Happily Ever Laughter Lines’ with Ronnie Russell at Troon Library

May 2, 2017

We had a brilliant night at Troon Library last Wednesday, when we were joined by well known local cartoonist Ronnie Russell. Ronnie had everyone in stitches with his cartoon drawings full of anecdotes about life’s milestones.

Don’t miss your chance for an evening filled with laughter, Ronnie will be back again at Troon Library on Wednesday 13 September. To book your free place Tel: 01292 315352.

Girvan Library’s Afternoon Film Club Presents

April 20, 2017

Join us for an afternoon movie at Girvan Library’s film club. Sit back, relax and enjoy a well known film at our monthly showings.

Monday 8 May, 2pm This month’s film is an action thriller… “Three measures of Gordon’s; one of vodka; half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it over ice, and add a thin slice of lemon peel.”

Also showing this May…

Wednesday 31 May, 2pm To coincide with the Scottish Opera Mobile visiting Girvan at the end of May, Girvan Library’s Pop Up Film Club will be screening Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The PHANTOM of the OPERA’.

To book your FREE place for either of these events, please visit Girvan LibraryMontgomerie Street, Girvan KA26 9HE or Tel: 01465 712 813

New Bookbug Sessions – Catch the reading bug at your local library!

April 7, 2017

Come along and join us for these free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together. Each session lasts around 30 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes. There is usually no need to book (except for Troon and sessions), they take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

Session dates, time and locations

Ayr Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Tel:01292 286385

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Monday at 1.45pm
24 April – 26 June
(except 1 & 29 May)

Bookbug Toddler  (recommended for 18 months to 4 years)
Every Tuesday at 10.30am
18 April – 27 June

Baby Bookbug  (recommended for birth to 18 months)
Every Thursday at 10.30am
20 April – 29 June

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Saturday at 11am
22 April – 24 June

Alloway Library, Doonholm Road, Alloway KA7 4QQ Tel:01292 442395

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Thursday at 10.15am & 11am
20 April – 15 June

Forehill Library, 31 Mount Oliphant Crescent, Ayr KA7 3EN Tel: 01292 265591

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Wednesday at 10.30am
10 May – 14 June

Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan  KA26 9HE Tel: 01465 712813

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Friday at 10.30am
21 April – 30 June

Maybole Library, 1 High Street, Maybole KA19 7AB Tel:01655 883044

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Tuesday at 2pm
18 April – 13 June

Mossblown Library, Annbank Road, Mossblown KA6 5BH Tel:01292 520792

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Please contact the library direct for details of their sessions.

Prestwick Library, 14 Kyle Street, Prestwick KA9 1PQ Tel: 01292 476769

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Wednesday at 2pm
19 April – 28 June
(except 3 May)

Symington Library, 15 Brewlands Road, Symington KA1 5QZ Tel: 01563 830066

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Thursday at 2pm
20 April – 22 June

Tarbolton LibraryTarbolton Community Campus, Montgomerie Street, Tarbolton KA5 5QA

Tel: 01292 541211

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Friday at 1.30pm
21 April – 23 June

Troon Library, South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF Tel: 01292 315352

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Due to demand, booking is essential for Troon sessions
Every Wednesday at 9.15am and 2.15pm
19 April – 21 June

If you would like more information please contact Renee on 01292 272232 or Ailsa on 01292 272247, or you can email us.

Free spring craft events for children

March 31, 2017

Don’t get bored this Easter. Come along to the free spring craft events in our libraries.

Alloway Library, Doonholm Road, Alloway KA7 4QQ
Tel: 01292 442395 | Booking required.

Tuesday 11 April, 2.30pm – 3.30pm. Suitable for ages 5 -11 yrs.
Thursday 13 April, 10.30am – 11.30am. Suitable for under 5 yrs.

Ayr’s Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB
Tel: 01292 286385 | Drop in

Tuesday 4 April, 2pm – 3pm. Suitable for ages 5 -11 yrs.
Thursday 6 April, 2pm – 3pm. Suitable for under 5 yrs.

Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan  KA26 9HE
Tel: 01465 712813 | Booking required

Thursday 6 April, 11am – 12noon. Suitable for ages 5 -11 yrs.
Saturday 8 April, 2pm – 3pm. Suitable for ages 5 -11 yrs.

Maybole Library, 1 High Street, Maybole KA19 7AB
Tel: 01655 883044 | Drop in

Monday 10 April, 2pm – 4pm. Suitable for ages 5 -11 yrs.
Thursday 13 April, 10am – 1pm. Suitable for ages 5 -11 yrs.

Prestwick Library, 14 Kyle Street, Prestwick KA9 1PQ
Tel: 01292 476769 | Booking required

Wednesday 12 April, 10.30 am – 11.30 am. Suitable for under 5 yrs.
Thursday 13 April, 3m – 4pm. Suitable for ages 5-9 yrs.

Symington Library, 15 Brewlands Road, Symington KA1 5QZ
Tel: 01563 830066 | Booking required

Thursday 6 April, 3pm – 4pm. Suitable for ages 5 -11 yrs.
Friday 7 April, 11am – 12 noon. Suitable for ages 5 -11 yrs.

Tarbolton Library, Tarbolton Community Campus, Montgomerie Street, Tarbolton KA5 5QA
Tel: 01292 541211 | Drop in anytime during library opening hours

Monday 3 April – Thursday 13 April. Suitable for ages 5-11 yrs.

Troon Library, South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF  
Tel: 01292 315352 | Booking required

Tuesday 11 April, 2pm – 3.30pm. Suitable for ages 5 – 11 yrs.

 

 

Are you gripped by the Broadchurch TV series?

March 30, 2017

Inspired by the first season of the BAFTA award-winning ITV series, this is the official, unmissable Broadchurch novel. Incredibly moving and containing never-before-seen material, it takes you inside the minds and motivations of the unforgettable cast of characters. This title is also available to borrow as an audio book.

Find out about Hardy and Miller’s last case in the latest edition of Crime Scene Magazine. Read online, for free!

Broadchurch Read-Alikes

Under the harrow : a novel by Flynn Berry A riveting psychological thriller and a haunting exploration of the fierce love between two sisters, the distortions of grief, and the terrifying power of the past, Under the Harrow marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.

Mainlander by Will Smith The thrilling debut from comedy writer and stand up star, Will Smith – a novel about loneliness, about not belonging and about the corroding effects of keeping secrets.

The dry by Jane Harper Policeman Aaron Falk returns to the town of his youth for the funeral of his childhood best friend, and is unwillingly drawn into the investigation. As questions mount and suspicion spreads through the town, Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him twenty years earlier. Because Falk and Luke Hadler shared a secret, one which Luke’s death threatens to unearth. And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, secrets from his past and why he left home bubble to the surface as he questions the truth of his friend’s crime.

The drowning ground by James Marrison  A man is found dead near his home with a pitchfork through his neck. When DCI Guillermo Downes is called to the scene he realizes the victim is well known to him.

A decade earlier, Downes made a promise to the families of two missing girls that he would find their daughters. Although cleared of any involvement, the dead man had been a suspect in their disappearance. And as the ripples from his death spread through the local community it happens to offer fresh hope that the detective might finally make good on his promise.

Happily Ever Laughter Lines with Ronnie Russell at Troon Library

March 29, 2017

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Wednesday 26 April 2017, 7pm – 9pm

Join us for an evening of laughter with Ronnie Russell – featuring a variety of cartoon drawings full of anecdotes about life’s milestones.

Please book to avoid any disappointment by contacting Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF Tel: 01292 315352