Glitter and Glue at Prestwick Library Craft Club

September 1, 2015

There were some fabulous crafts on display at Prestwick Library Craft Club. Everyone was busy with colouring pens, glue and glitter during the session to create these bright and brilliant mobiles.

Children age 5-8 years? Love crafts? Join us at the next Prestwick Craft Club on Friday 20 October 2015 at 3.30pm.

The sessions are FREE, but booking is essential Tel: 01292 476769

Memorabilia from Scottish Families and the Great War at Prestwick and Girvan Libraries

August 27, 2015

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Monday 31 August – Saturday 5 September 2015
Prestwick Library, 14 Kyle Street, Prestwick Tel: 01292 476769

Thursday 24  September, 2015 from 2-4 pm
Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan KA26 9HE Tel: 01465 712813

Drop in to the library for the opportunity to handle a collection of objects relating to the Next of Kin exhibition that is currently on display at Rozelle House.

The exhibition reveals the personal stories of separation and loss experienced by Scottish families during the First World War. It features keepsakes treasured by families as a way of remembering loved ones lost on the fighting fronts, including letters and postcards sent home, medals sent by the government to next of kin and unique artefacts collected by troops as souvenirs.

The Next of Kin exhibition will be on display at Rozelle House, Monument Road, Ayr until 28 September 2015.

Forehill Library Reminiscence Day

August 26, 2015

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Wednesday 9 September 2015 from 2pm – 5pm

Join us for a coffee and chat about the ‘good old days’, as we look through some photographs from days gone by.

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

Crime Fiction Reading Group at Troon Library

August 25, 2015

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Enter the twisting, turning world of crime fiction and let us help you solve the mystery of what to read next at Troon Library’s Crime Fiction Reading Group. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Troon Library.

Get crafty at Prestwick Library!

August 21, 2015

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Prestwick Library children’s craft club will hold their next event on Friday 28 August 2015 at 3.30pm.

Suitable for ages 5-8 years this is a free event, but booking is essential as places are limited.

To book telephone 01292 476769

New Bookbug Sessions August to December 2015

August 20, 2015


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Come along and catch the reading bug at your library!

These sessions are free and there is usually no need to book, unless indicated below.  You can also download the Bookbug Sessions leaflet.

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Monday at 1.45pm
24 August to 30 November
(except 21 September, 12 & 19 October)

Bookbug Toddler  (recommended for 18 months to 4 years)
Every Tuesday at 10.30am
25 August to 24 November
(except 13 October)

Baby Bookbug  (recommended for birth to 18 months)
Every Thursday at 10.30am
27 August to 26 November
(except 15 October)

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Saturday at 11am
10 October to 28 November

Bookbug Plus (for 5 to 7 years)
Every Wednesday at 4pm
26 August to 25 November
(except 14 October)

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Due to demand, booking is essential for Alloway sessions
Every Wednesday at 10.15am and 11am
26 August to 25 November
(except 14 October)


Dundonald Library
, Castle Drive, Dundonald KA2 9DT Tel: 01563 850407

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Tuesday at 1.30pm
8 September to 20 October
(except 22 September)

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Friday at 2.15pm
28 August to 9 October
(except 18 September)

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Tuesday at 11.15am
25 August to 1 December
(except 13 October)

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Tuesday at 2pm
18 August to 15 September
13 October to 17 November

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Wednesday at 2pm
26 August to 25 November
(except 14 October)

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Thursday at 2pm
27 August to 8 October
29 October to 17 December

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 Friday at 10.00am and 11.00am
28 August to 27 November
(except 18 September and 16 October)

Crime Winning Fiction

August 13, 2015

Are you cuckoo for Cormoran? Ga-ga about Agatha? Or are you an Elvis fan? We know that Crime fiction is a big hit with our readers, so we thought we’d tell you about the plethora (or should that be ‘murder’?) of crime awards announced recently. Have you discovered these authors yet?

At the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival:

Crime Novel of the Year 2015 – Someone else’s skin by Sarah Hilary

The festival also hosted the inaugural Dead Good Reader Awards:

Most Recommended Book – The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins

Lee Child Award for Best Loner or Detective

Vera Stanhope, as created by Ann Cleeves

Val McDermid Award for Fiendish Forensics

Time of death by Mark Billingham

The Reichenbach Falls Award for Most Epic Ending –

Skeleton Road by Val McDermid

Dr Lechter Award for Scariest Villain

You are dead by Peter James

And the Crime Writers Association recently announced winners of some of this year’s Daggers. A further 3 Daggers will be awarded this autumn.

CWA International Dagger – Camille by Pierre Lemaitre

CWA Non-Fiction Dagger –  In plain sight: the life and lies of Jimmy Savile by Dan Davies

CWA Dagger in the Library – awarded to Christopher Fowler for his body of work

CWA Diamond Dagger – Catherine Aird

Cartoon Capers at Troon Library

August 10, 2015

Local artist and cartoonist Ronnie Russell visited Troon Library this week for a cartoon workshop. The children got straight to work, and with Ronnie’s expert help to hand it wasn’t long before they had created a fantastic collage of all the fun things they like to do over the summer holidays.

 

Tails were wagging at Troon Library Storytelling Workshop

August 8, 2015

Alison and Alfie the dog had great fun meeting lots of new friends when they visited Troon Library.  They had came along to to tell us about responsible dog ownership, and the Dogs Trust in an interactive storytelling workshop.  Everyone who joined us found out lots of useful information on how to take the best care of our hairy best friends.

Next of Kin exhibition at Rozelle House

July 30, 2015

Originally posted on Next of Kin Touring Project:

On 4 July 2015 the Next of Kin: Scottish Families and the Great War touring exhibition was opened by Councillor Bill Grant at Rozelle House in Ayr. The Next of Kin display includes the core touring family stories, taken from National Museums Scotland collections, alongside objects relating to the  experiences of two families from the local area. In addition, Rozelle House have several other galleries displaying related First World War material until the exhibition moves to its next venue in September.

Photograph of James McMath in the uniform of the Highland Light Infantry. Photograph of James McMath in the uniform of the Highland Light Infantry.

One of the Next of Kin family stories relates to Ayrshire born Thomas McMath, who was wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Arras. While in captivity at prisoner of war (POW) camps in the German state of Thuringia, he received parcels and supplies from home. He kept meticulous notes of each package and donor in a notebook that is on display. Visitors can…

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