Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Poppy Craft at Symington Library

October 6, 2017

Come along to Symington Library and join the Sew, Knit and Natter ladies in making a Remembrance Day Poppy. If you can’t knit, the ladies will teach you and if knitting’s not your thing, try your hand at a felt poppy.

For a small donation take your poppy home – all we ask is you make another for a library display for the public to buy.

Come along at 4pm on the 17th, 24th and 31st October and 7th November 2017 and join us!

All proceeds will go to Poppy Scotland.
Tea and coffee available free of charge.

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

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Living Well Through Stories

October 5, 2017

Have you been diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s, or do you look after someone who has?  If so we would like to invite you along to a dementia friendly storytelling session at Prestwick and Symington Libraries created especially for those living with Dementia and their carers.  Please come and join in the fun with our guest storyteller.  The interactive session will be followed with some light refreshments.  We would love to have you join us on:

Tuesday 17th October 2017, 2.30pm – 4pm
Prestwick Library, 14 Kyle Street, Prestwick KA9 1PQ Telephone: 01292 476769

Wednesday 18th October 2017, 2.30pm – 4pm
Symington Library, 15 Brewlands Road, Symington KA1 5QZ
Telephone: 01563 830066

Please note that spaces are limited and booking is essential.

For further details please contact Joan Black on 01292 272244 or email Joan.Black@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

 

Trio of authors lined-up to bring Readers’ Day to life at the Carnegie

September 29, 2017

Three well-known and exciting authors are joining us for this year’s Readers’ Day at the Ayr Carnegie Library. The event, on Sunday 8 October, promises an eclectic mix of historical fiction, children’s books and poetry.

Gillian Muir is a fantastic local author from Minishant and an entertaining speaker. A geography teacher ‘to trade’, she has travelled widely. Her ‘Louis Louis’ picture books are a hit with children of all ages.

Douglas Jackson from Bridge of Allan, spent 36 years in journalism before leaving The Scotsman in 2009 to become a full-time writer. He has written ten historical novels and four thrillers (as James Douglas. His novels have been published in twelve languages.

Alan Riach is the Professor of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University and the author of numerous books including his sixth collection of poems.

Programme

  • Registration & Coffee 12:30pm
  • Gillian Muir 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Doug Jackson 2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Break for Cream-tea 3:00pm – 3:45pm
  • Alan Riach 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Tickets cost £10 per person (includes cream tea).

To book please telephone 01292 286 385 or visit
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr.

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Forehill Library

September 20, 2017

Come along and bring a smile to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Forehill Library. The library staff would love your help to raise funds for this worthwhile cause, so please drop by if you can.

Thursday 28 September between 2pm and 4pm

Forehill Library, 31-33 Mount Oliphant Crescent, Ayr KA7 3EN
Tel: 01292 265591

‘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 and District History Society presents “Bygone Girvan”

March 3, 2017

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Monday 20 March 2017, 2.30pm

As seen through the lens of Jack Coleman’s camera during the early to mid 1900’s.

This is a rare opportunity to see the town and its inhabitants while they are taking part in street parades and celebrating the town’s tercentenary since being awarded the town charter.

Marvel at the project in building a cairn on the summit of the Byne Hill. Also included are films depicting Girvan as a tourist attraction. Come along and see who you can recognise, perhaps a grandparent here or there.

As the audience numbers are strictly limited to the first thirty guests, please reserve a seat by booking a ticket either by telephone 01465 712813, or by visiting Girvan Library, Montgomery Street, Girvan KA26 9HE.

Girvan Library Presents: A Kind of Seeing

January 20, 2017

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Monday 30 January 2017 at 2.30pm – 4pm

Girvan Library is hosting a free screening of archive films from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive, hand-picked by curator Shona Thomson. Alongside films of Scotland’s rural and industrial past, will be some celluloid gems local to the Girvan area from the 1930s and 1950s. This special event will be a unique cinema experience in the Library with live introductions to each film and a post-screening ‘blether’ with special guest Girvan Harbour Master Roddy Leitch. Tea/coffee will be available.

Girvan Library Presents: A Kind of Seeing is currently full but there is a waiting list. Please contact Girvan Library in person or by phoning 01465 712813 to be added to the list.

Healing Touch Talk and Demonstration at Girvan Library

January 5, 2017

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Tuesday 17 January, 2017 at 2.30pm

Come along to Girvan Library to discover more about Reiki and the techniques used. Anne Meredith, a retired nurse, registered to practice in Reiki / Healing touch within hospitals and hospices will be sharing her expertise during this informative talk and demonstration.

Free event, no need to book.
Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan KA26 9HE Tel: 01465 712813

The Afternoon Film Club at Girvan Library

January 4, 2017

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Monday 9 January 2017 at 2.30pm

Join us for a movie at Girvan Library’s afternoon film club. The club runs monthly on the first Monday of each month.To book your FREE place visit Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan KA26 9HE or Tel: 01465 712 813.

The Art of Book Folding – Free Craft Event at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

September 20, 2016

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We’ve got a fantastic line up of creative and crafty events organised for October, starting with how to turn a book into a hedgehog!

Wednesday 12 October, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Suitable for 8 years to adult.  No need to book, just come along 😀

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB