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Readers’ Afternoon at Troon Library

April 12, 2018

Sunday 22 April, 2pm – 5pm at Troon Library

Enjoy a thrilling line-up of popular local authors and a cream tea at our Readers’ Afternoon. Douglas Skelton, Pat Young and Michael J Malone will be talking about their books, inspiration and approach to writing. We hope you can join us for this lively afternoon for book lovers at Troon Library.

Programme

2.00pm – 2.30pm Douglas Skelton

2.30pm – 3.00pm Pat Young

3.00pm – 3.30pm Break for cream tea

3.30pm – 4.00pm Michael J Malone

4.00pm – 4.45pm Q & A Session

Tickets cost £7, including cream tea and author talks, are available to purchase at Troon Library.

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

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Author Lesley Sehli at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

March 28, 2018

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An Inspiring Story of Self Help and Empowerment

Wednesday 18 April 2018, 7pm

Popular local author Lesley Sehli will be joining us at Ayr’s Carnegie Library to talk about her book ‘He said die, I say no!’. Lesley was the first British woman to hold a uniquely privileged position behind the veil in Saudi Arabia and her work reveals an underworld of prostitution, pain and imprisonment and in her capacity, she helps those she can. Married into an elite, powerful family, where money and riches were no object and then left destitute, fighting for survival against a deadly disease; her experience proves that things that can be presumed might hold you back will actually push you forward, and the truth can set you free!

To book your free place please visit Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Tel: 01292 286385

Author Lesley Sehli at Forehill Library

March 7, 2018

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An Inspiring Story of Self Help and Empowerment

Wednesday 21 March 2018, 2.30pm

Popular local author Lesley Sehli will be joining us at Forehill Library to talk about her book ‘He said die, I say no!’. Lesley was the first British woman to hold a uniquely privileged position behind the veil in Saudi Arabia and her work reveals an underworld of prostitution, pain and imprisonment and in her capacity, she helps those she can. Married into an elite, powerful family, where money and riches were no object and then left destitute, fighting for survival against a deadly disease; her experience proves that things that can be presumed might hold you back will actually push you forward, and the truth can set you free!

To book your free place please visit Forehill Library
or Tel: 01292 265591

Pat Young talks about her new psychological thriller ‘I Know Where You Live’ at Carnegie Library

March 2, 2018

Carnegie Library, Thursday 15 March 2018 at 7pm

Exciting new crime writer Pat Young will be joined by Michael J Malone to talk about her latest book ‘I Know Where You Live‘…

She’d had enough fear. Enough hiding. Enough running away.

Penny seizes the chance of a new life for her family when her husband is offered a job in Europe.

At the airport, they meet charming Sophie, fluent in French and looking for work as an au pair. Penny, struggling to cope in France, offers Sophie a job and she soon becomes an important part of the family’s life. But Sophie is hiding something.

To book your free place please visit Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB or Tel: 01292 286 385

Author Lesley Sehli at Girvan Library

February 26, 2018

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An Inspiring Story of Self Help and Empowerment

Girvan Library, Thursday 8 March 2018, 2pm

Popular local author Lesley Sehli will be joining us at Girvan Library to talk about her book ‘He said die, I say no!’. Lesley was the first British woman to hold a uniquely privileged position behind the veil in Saudi Arabia and her work reveals an underworld of prostitution, pain and imprisonment and in her capacity, she helps those she can. Married into an elite, powerful family, where money and riches were no object and then left destitute, fighting for survival against a deadly disease; her experience proves that things that can be presumed might hold you back will actually push you forward, and the truth can set you free!

To book your free place visit Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street,
Girvan KA26 9HE or Tel: 01465 712813

Exciting new crime writer Pat Young talks about her debut thriller ‘Till the Dust Settles’ at Troon Library

February 21, 2018

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“An enthralling narrative of shifting identity juxtaposed with New York in crisis, Till the Dust Settles is a wickedly unnerving thriller from a writer who demands attention.” Critically acclaimed author Caro Ramsay

Troon Library, Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 7pm

Two women will never meet, but their lives are about to collide.

As Lucie leaves the house on the morning of September 11th, heading to a job interview at the World Trade Centre, the unthinkable happens.

On a street in New York, choking on the dust in the aftermath, Lucie stumbles upon an unexpected opportunity. But starting again is rarely that simple. Sometimes, what lies ahead is far more deadly…

Booking essential. To book your free place visit Troon Library, South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF or Tel: 01292 315 352

Michael J. Malone talks about his new book ‘House of Spines’ at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

September 7, 2017

Local author and prize-winning poet Michael Malone will be joining us at Carnegie Library for the launch of his new psychological thriller ‘House of Spines’ on Thursday 14 September at 7pm.

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House of Spines by Michael J. Malone

Ran McGhie’s world has been turned upside down. A young, lonely and frustrated writer, and suffering from mental-health problems, he discovers that his long-dead mother was related to one of Glasgow’s oldest merchant families. Not only that, but Ran has inherited Newton Hall, a vast mansion that belonged to his great-uncle, who appears to have been watching from afar as his estranged great-nephew has grown up. Entering his new-found home, he finds that Great-Uncle Fitzpatrick has turned it into a temple to the written word – the perfect place for poet Ran. But everything is not as it seems. As he explores the Hall’s endless corridors, Ran’s grasp on reality appears to be loosening. And then he comes across an ancient lift; and in that lift a mirror. And in the mirror…the reflection of a woman … A terrifying psychological thriller with more than a hint of the Gothic, House of Spines is a love letter to the power of books, and an exploration of how lust and betrayal can be deadly…

Library members can place a request for Michael’s new book on our online library catalogue or in any South Ayrshire Library.

About the author

Michael has published over 200 poems in literary magazines throughout the UK and Blood Tears, his bestselling debut novel won the Pitlochry Prize from the Scottish Association of Writers. His other published work includes: Carnegie’s Call (a non-fiction work about successful modern-day Scots); A Taste for Malice; The Guillotine Choice; Beyond the Rage and The Bad Samaritan. His psychological thriller, A Suitable Lie, was a number one bestseller.

This is a free event, no need to book.
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street Ayr KA8 8EB, Tel: 01292 286385

‘Football daft’ author Danny Scott wowed Annbank P4s and P5s during a recent visit to the John Rodie Library

June 5, 2017

Everyone went football crazy when children’s author Danny’s Scott visited the new John Rodie Library at Mossblown. The children had a go at some fun football challenges, and even got to lift the ‘World Cup’! Danny also read from one of his books, Calum’s New Team, part of the Scotland Stars FC series,  which is available at all our libraries.

Everyone had such a great day. Thanks for visiting Danny!

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.

Popular local author Lesley Sehli is coming to Troon Library

March 1, 2017

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An Inspiring Story of Self Help and Empowerment

Wednesday 15 March 2017 at 7pm

Popular local author Lesley Sehli will be joining us again at Troon Library to talk about her book ‘He said die, I say no!’.  Lesley was the first British woman to hold a uniquely privileged position behind the veil in Saudi Arabia and her work reveals an underworld of prostitution, pain and imprisonment and in her capacity, she helps those she can.  Married in to an elite, powerful family , where money and riches were no object and then left destitute, fighting for survival against a deadly disease; her experience proves that things that can be presumed might hold you back will actually push you forward, and the truth can set you free!

To book your free place visit Troon Library, South Beach, Troon or Tel: 01292 315 352