Posts Tagged ‘Girvan’

Girvan Library’s March Film Club Events

March 3, 2018

Our two movies this month at Girvan Library’s free and friendly Film Club are…

Monday 5 March at 2pm, 12 Years a Slave

Oscar winning true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom.  In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.  Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.

Thursday 15 March at 2pm, From Scotland with Love

Made entirely of Scottish Film Archive a journey into our collective past, explores universal themes of love, loss, resistance, migration work and play.  Ordinary people, some long since dead appear shimmering from the depth of the vaults to take a starring role.

To book your FREE place at either of these events please visit Girvan Library or Tel: 01465 712813


Calendar Shots 2018: An Illustrated Talk by Roddy Leitch

October 4, 2017

For the past three years, Harbour Master Roddy has been photographing in and around the Carrick area capturing coastal scenes, wildlife and the stunning sunsets that the Girvan area is renowned for. Join us for an afternoon slideshow of these wonderful images while Roddy narrates.

Monday 9 October 2017 at 2pm

Free event, but booking required Tel: 01465 712 813 or
visit Girvan Library.

Girvan Library’s Afternoon Film Club Presents

April 20, 2017

Join us for an afternoon movie at Girvan Library’s film club. Sit back, relax and enjoy a well known film at our monthly showings.

Monday 8 May, 2pm This month’s film is an action thriller… “Three measures of Gordon’s; one of vodka; half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it over ice, and add a thin slice of lemon peel.”

Also showing this May…

Wednesday 31 May, 2pm To coincide with the Scottish Opera Mobile visiting Girvan at the end of May, Girvan Library’s Pop Up Film Club will be screening Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The PHANTOM of the OPERA’.

To book your FREE place for either of these events, please visit Girvan LibraryMontgomerie Street, Girvan KA26 9HE or Tel: 01465 712 813


Girvan and District History Society presents “Bygone Girvan”

March 3, 2017


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


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


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.


Free spooky craft events in our libraries

October 24, 2016


Get ready for some creepy crafts in our libraries this week, as we make scary skeletons and other hair raising Halloween creations 💀 👻

Wed, 26 October, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Free event, suitable for ages 5-11 years **boo-king required**
Forehill Library, 31 Mount Oliphant Cres, Ayr KA7 3EN Tel: 01292 265591

Thu, 27 October, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Free event, suitable for ages 5-11 years **boo-king required**
Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF Tel: 01292 315352

Thu, 27 October, 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Free event, suitable for ages 8-12 years **no need to book**
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Tel: 01292 286385

Fri, 28 October, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Free event, suitable for ages 5-8 years **no need to book**
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Tel: 01292 286385

Fri, 28 October, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Free event, suitable for ages 5-11 years **boo-king required**
Maybole Library, 1 High Street, Maybole KA19 7AB Tel 01655 883044

Fri, 28 October, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Free event, suitable for ages 5-8 years **boo-king required**
Prestwick Library, 14 Kyle Street, Prestwick KA9 1PQ Tel 01292 476769

Sat, 29 October, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Free event, suitable for ages 5-11 years **boo-king required**
Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan KA26 9HE Tel 01465 712813


Local Author Gillian Muir visits Girvan and Maybole Libraries

March 17, 2016


WOOF! Classes from Cairn Primary and Girvan Primary enjoyed a visit from Louis the Spaniel and his owner yesterday. Local author Gillian Muir shared ‘tails’ with the children about how she adopted Louis from the Help Animals Shelter in Brussels. Loveable Louis is the inspiration for Gillian’s Louis Louis books, and the children loved hearing all about his adventures 🐶  .


New sessions for our Chatterbooks children’s reading groups

September 10, 2015

roaring lionHelp your child build a lifelong reading habit, tell them about our Chatterbooks reading groups. At each Chatterbooks session children talk about what they are reading, take part in fun activities inspired by the best children’s books, and choose new books to take home and read.

Our Chatterbooks groups catch up once a month at the following libraries –

ALLOWAY LIBRARY, TEL: 01292 442395
Tuesday from 3.10pm – 4.10pm for children in Primary 3 or 4
Thursday from 3.10pm – 4.10pm for children in Primary 5 – 7

Monday from 6pm – 7pm for children aged 8-11 years

COYLTON LIBRARY, TEL: 01292 570867
Tuesday from 3.30pm – 4.30pm for children aged 8-11 years

GIRVAN LIBRARY, Tel 01465 712813
Thursday from 4pm – 5pm for children aged 8-11 years

Thursday from 4pm – 5pm for children aged 8-11 years

TROON LIBRARY, TEL: 01292 315352

Troon Library have more than one Chatterbooks group, including a dyslexia friendly group. Please contact them for more details on days, dates and times.