Archive for the ‘World Book Night’ Category

Book Group Social Evening at Carnegie Library

April 9, 2018

Meet other book lovers and celebrate World Book Night at our book group social evening. We’ll also be joined by local author Catherine Alexandra who’ll be talking about her book ‘Dancing Through Fire’, a bittersweet tale of love and redemption in an unlikely friendship.

Monday 23 April, 7pm 

Tickets £2 (includes wine and nibbles)
To book your place please visit Carnegie Library or Tel: 01292 286385

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Author visit at Troon Library is a great success

May 1, 2014

The evening with Uuganna Ramsay, author of Mongol at Troon Library was a huge success. Uuganna talked about why she wrote the book and gave everyone a wonderful account of her childhood in outer Mongolia. She also read a couple of excerpts from her debut novel which prompted lots of questions from the audience. 

If you missed this event, there will be another opportunity to see Uuganna when she joins us for our Readers’ Day at Ayr’s Carnegie Library later in the year. Watch the blog for details.

Author Uuganna Ramsay visits Troon Library to talk about her powerful memoir Mongol

March 26, 2014

Wednesday 23 April, 2014 at 7pm

mongolbookjacketUuganaa skilfully interweaves the extraordinary story of her own childhood in Mongolia with the sadly short life of Billy, who becomes a symbol of union and disunion, cultures and complexity, stigma and superstition – and inspires Uuganaa to challenge prejudice and campaign to change attitudes.

Mongol is the touching story of one woman’s transformation from outsider to fearless champion of love, respect and tolerance. It’s a moving tribute by a remarkable woman to her beloved baby son, testifying to his lasting impact on a sometimes imperfect world.

Mongol won the Janetta Bowie Chalice Non-Fiction Book Award from the Scottish Association of Writers. Mongol is Uuganna’s first book.

She was named as Woman of The Year for Mongolians in Europe in 2012 by the Association for the Development of Mongolian Women in Europe.

2014_WBN_Logo_mediumWorld Book Night 2014

This event is part of World Book Night celebrations and is a free ticketed event.

Tickets are available from Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF Tel: 01292 315352  Email: troon.library@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

Visit Uuganna’s blog  http://www.mongolmemoir.com/about-uuganaa/

 

World Book Night Celebrations

April 22, 2013

It’s World Book Night tomorrow night (April 23) where thousands of givers will be gifting 20 copies of their favourite books to their communities to share their love of reading. Join in the celebrations with staff from South Ayrshire Libraries at the Citadel Leisure Centre, Ayr on Wednesday 24 April from 5.30pm onwards.

World Book Night Books 2013

Discover this year’s amazing reads, how many of the titles have you read?

Find any of these titles on our library catalogue.

Have your say in what books are given on World Book Night 2013

August 14, 2012

The countdown to World Book Night 2013 has begun! WBN is a celebration of books and reading when thousands of givers gift books to their communities to share their love of reading. But what books should they give away in 2013? WBN would like to hear from you. Have you read a book you think others would like? If so, you can nominate it here.

The 100 most popular books

Take a look at the ever changing top 100 titles currently being voted for.

The WBN editorial committee will meet in September to choose the books that will make it onto the final list, after which they will seek permission from the publishers and authors (or their estates) who have to agree to waive their royalties for the tens of thousands of books that will be given away next April. But hurry! All nominations must be submitted before the end of August 2012.

Troon Library joins the million book give-away

April 26, 2012

 

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Troon Library staff had a great afternoon giving away their books as part of World Book Night celebrations.  A selection of books were given at various locations around Troon including a Tea Dance – where it was very entertaining watching all the Strictly hopefuls strutting their stuff. Everyone seemed delighted with their free book and only one lady had to be convinced of the fact that is was free.  The staff all agree they will definitely take part in next year’s event and hopefully they will have even more books to give away.

My Life in Books New Series

February 28, 2012

World Book Day 1st March 2012

As World Book Day (1st March 2012) approaches, Anne Robinson will be chatting to famous faces about the books they love in My Life in Books (6:30pm, BBC2/BBC HD) every night over the next two weeks. In the first episode of the new series – broadcast last night – Anne was joined by psychologist Pamela Stephenson and comedian Alexander Armstrong, who revealed their literary favourites. On tonight’s show actress Natascha McElhone reveals why Daphne du Maurier’s novel Rebecca holds a special place in her heart, while TV presenter and 2009 Strictly Come Dancing winner Chris Hollins discusses why a Shoot! annual is his favourite book.

World Book Night 2012 - A million reasons to read a book

World Book Night Givers

Congrats to everyone who has been chosen to be a World Book Night giver! You should let the organisers of World Book Night know your preferred collection point by, Sunday 4th March at the very latest . Remember that you can choose any of our branch libraries in South Ayrshire as your collection point.

World Book Night 2012

December 8, 2011

World Book Night Logo 2012For those who are interested in applying to become a bookgiver on World Book Night 2012, the deadline for applications has now been extended to 31st January 2012.

In order to be a bookgiver, you must be:

  • Aged 16 or over and resident in the UK
  • Able to collect 24 copies of your book from your local bookshop or library
  • Committed to giving your books away on or around World Book Night to non or light readers

Givers will be chosen based on where, to whom and why they want to give books away.

Apply to be a WBN 2012 bookgiver

Apply to be a bookgiver on World Book Night 2012

November 15, 2011

Do you love a book so much you want everyone to read it?

World Book Night Logo 2012World Book Night launched in 2011 and saw 20,000 passionate readers across the UK give 1 million books to light or non readers to spread the joy and love of reading. Reading changes lives and at the heart of World Book Night lies the simplest of ideas and acts – that of putting a book into another person’s hand and saying ‘this one’s amazing, you have to read it’.

World Book Night 2012 will be held on April 23 and they are looking for 20,000 volunteer givers. This year the givers will be distributing 24 copies each (480,000 books) with the further books distributed directly to prisons and libraries through charitable partners.

In order to be a bookgiver, you must be:

  • Aged 16 or over and resident in the UK
  • Able to collect 24 copies of your book from your local bookshop or library
  • Committed to giving your books away on or around World Book Night to non or light readers

Givers will be chosen based on where, to whom and why they want to give books away.

Apply to be a WBN 2012 bookgiver

Please note: The application deadline is Friday 30 December 2011.