Posts Tagged ‘carnegie library’

Author Lesley Sehli at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

March 28, 2018


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


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

Time Travel Adventures and a visit from Bookbug to celebrate Book Week Scotland

November 28, 2016

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to Symington Library’s Chatterbooks event for Book Week Scotland. Cakes were eaten, George’s Marvellous Medicine was sampled, Golden Books were found, Ears were pinned on BFG and prizes galore were won! But most importantly of all, hundreds of cuddles were given to and received by our special guest ‘Bookbug’ (who was extra cuddly after all they cakes he ate!).

Well done the Chatterbooks group for helping make the day such a great success!


We went time travelling with author and creative writing teacher Janis Mackay, when she visited Ayr’s Carnegie Library. Janis talked about her Time Travel Series of books and encouraged us all to get writing. The children (and adults) were enthralled listening to Janis and inspired to put pen to paper and start writing their own adventures.

Keeping with the time travel theme for our LEGO Lucky Bag Challenge, we got very imaginative and built some terrific time machines to zoom back through the years to Auld Ayr!

Calling all Scrabble Lovers!

October 7, 2016


Join other word game enthusiasts for a challenging and fun game of Scrabble at the new club starting up at Ayr’s Carnegie Library.

The club will have its first get together at 2pm on Friday 14 October 2016. We hope you can join us 😀

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

Story time at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

September 13, 2016


Join us for our new story time at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

Every Wednesday 4pm – 4.30pm

21 September – 30 November (except 12 Oct and 9 Nov) 2016 

FREE event suitable for ages 4-11 years.
No need to book – just come along.

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

An ABBA night with a difference!

June 14, 2016

Staff at the Scottish and Local History Library, Carnegie Library, Ayr welcomed Ayrshire Bed & Breakfast Association members (and some of their guests!) on a special tour through their local and family history resources – maps, newspapers, printed books and photos, to mention a few. Designed to inform B&B owners on the sources we hold, so they can pass this onto their guests, we were delighted by their enthusiasm and interest!

“A wonderful resource on our doorstep”

The Scottish and Local History Library is located on the first floor of the Carnegie Library in Ayr. We hold a wealth of free resources for anyone who is researching their family tree or studying the local history of the area. We have dedicated, friendly, experienced staff who are happy to assist and give advice on all aspects of your research. We aim to help customers bring family names, dates and places to life.

The department currently has two PCs connected to the Internet available for Local and Family History research.  Customers can also access online Births, Marriages and Deaths Archive Search from the Ayr Advertiser: 1803-1835Ancestry Library Edition and Find My Past free. Customers can also use their own devices by taking advantage of our unlimited free Wi-Fi access.

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us or tel: 01292 272231.


Game on at Carnegie’s Chess Club

March 11, 2016


The new chess club at Ayr’s Carnegie library has been such a success that they have decided to get together twice a week for games. The club will now meet up on Tuesdays 5pm – 7.30pm and Thursdays 5pm – 7.30pm at Ayr’s Carnegie Library.

Chess boards are also available for anyone who would like to play on Wednesdays between 1pm – 5pm.

So if you enjoying a challenging game of chess come along and join us.

Change to event ‘The Little Mermaid’

March 1, 2016


Due to unforeseen circumstances the music workshops with Daniela Hathaway will not be ‘The Little Mermaid’ as advertised. We are very sorry to disappoint any little mermaids and mermen who were coming along, but we are dolphinately 🐬 sure everyone will enjoy the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ workshops instead.

The workshops will still take place at Carnegie Library on Wednesday 2 March, 2016 at the following times –

9.45am – 10.30am
10.45am – 11.30am
11.45am – 12:30pm

There is no need to re-book for this event, but if you need to get in touch with us please Tel: 01292 286385

Gingerbread Man Puppet Show with Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

February 22, 2016

Gingerbread Man and fox

Imagine a world made entirely of biscuits: trees, house and stars in the sky.  Into this beautiful world comes GINGERBREAD MAN, creating havoc wherever he goes.  He meets a majestic Cow, a stubborn Goat and an opportunistic Bird.  But can GINGERBREAD MAN outwit the dastardly Fox….?

With a foot tapping ‘Yummy Chase’ soundtrack, reminiscent of an old movie and minimal language, this is tremendously popular story with younger audiences.  A visual feast specially devised for younger children aged 3+ years.

Saturday 5 March 2016, 2- 3pm

Admission FREE, but places must be pre-booked
Suitable for ages 3 years and over

To book your place phone Carnegie Library Tel: 01292 286385
Ayr’s Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB

Ahoy Shipmates! Walking the Plank with Captain Bookbug at Carnegie Library

February 17, 2016

That pesky pirate Bookbug made us walk the plank across the shark infested sea to get to our Bookbug Session yesterday! Then we had to swab the decks, splice the mainbrace and salute to the captain.  Phew! It was a relief to sit down and read Pirates in Pyjamas by Caroline Crowe before making our pirate hats and flags. We can’t wait for next week when we start learning our Easter rhymes. 

View our Bookbug session dates, times and locations.