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Girvan Library – February Film Club Events

January 26, 2018

We’ll be enjoying two movies this February, at Girvan Library’s free and friendly Film Club…

Monday 5 February at 2pm, The Book Thief

Our first film is ‘The Book Thief’. While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others.


Thursday 15 February at 2pm, ‘Casablanca’

For our extra showing, we’ll be watching the classic and much-loved romantic melodrama ‘Casablanca’. Just one of the movies created in LEGO® bricks currently on display at the McKechnie Institute’s Brick Flicks Exhibition.


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


World Book Night 2012 titles

October 27, 2011

World Book Night is a celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books. April 23rd, 2012  will see tens of thousands of people gift books within their communities to spread the joy and love of reading.

The 25 titles to be given away at next year’s event were announced on the 24th October, how many of them have you read?

The 25 selected titles for next year’s book give-away:

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Vintage)
  • The Player of Games by Iain M Banks (Little, Brown)World Book Night 23rd April 2012
  • Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham (Little, Brown)
  • Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson (Transworld)
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Harper Collins)
  • The Take by Martina Cole (Headline)
  • Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell (Harper Collins)
  • Someone Like You by Roald Dahl (Penguin)
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (Penguin)
  • Room by Emma Donoghue (Pan Macmillan)
  • Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (Little, Brown)
  • Daphne Du Maurier by Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber)
  • Misery by Stephen King (Hodder)
  • The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (Transworld)
  • Small Island by Andrea Levy (Headline)
  • Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Quercus)
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Pan Macmillan)
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Vintage)
  • The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell (Headline)
  • The Damned Utd by David Peace (Faber)
  • Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (Transworld)
  • How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (Penguin)
  • Touching the Void by Joe Simpson (Vintage)
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (Vintage)
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Transworld)
Find these items on our library catalogue or find out more about these titles.

To Kill a Mockingbird tops World Book Night poll

September 14, 2011

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeReaders have nominated Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird as the book they would most like to see given away as part of next year’s World Book Night.

Over the past two months, more than 6,000 book lovers have been nominating for the titles they would like to see included in next year’s event with more than 8,000 individual titles put forward. The top 100 most voted-for books  has been compiled, with Lee’s 50-year-old classic topping the list.