Posts Tagged ‘troon library’

Author Thomas McKerley visits Troon Library

May 24, 2017

We had a fantastic evening at Troon Library last Wednesday when we were joined by author Thomas McKerley. Tom chatted about his inspirations for writing and the genealogy that is at the heart of his books with co-author Ingrid Schippers. The busy event finished with a Q&A session, with some excellent questions from our audience members – and great answers by Tom of course.

You can find Tom and Ingrid’s books on our library catalogue Bloodlines – Touch Not the Cat and Bloodlines – Traces, a mystery series on cultural inheritance.

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‘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.

It was a busy night at Troon Library for Lesley Sehli’s book launch

November 3, 2016

We had a fantastic night at Troon Library for the launch of local author Lesley Sehli’s new book ‘He Said Die, I Say No’, an inspiring story of self-help and empowerment.

Lesley spoke about being the first British woman in history, behind the veil in Saudi Arabia, to hold a uniquely privileged position.  Her work reveals an underworld of prostitution, pain and imprisonment and in her capacity, she helps those she can.  Married in to 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!

She has recently won the Waterstone’s Novice Writer Award with an extract from her book and hopes her story will encourage others to give writing a chance.

She said: “I’m hoping that the book can reach out to anybody that has heard ‘you can’t do that’, and inspire them to try.”

Lesley will be joining us again at Troon Library as part of our Book Week Scotland events this month, but the event is already fully booked! Don’t despair too much if you were going to come along, Lesley hopes to return to Troon Library again sometime in February or March.

Children’s author event with Greta Yorke and Maggie Bolton at Troon Library

October 27, 2016

We had a fantastic time at Troon Library during our children’s author event with Greta Yorke and illustrator (and author) Maggie Bolton. The children were captivated listening to Greta reading from her books ‘Witch Hitch’ and ‘Woo in the Wild Woods’, while Maggie pointed out the wonderful characters featured in the story. The children also got to enjoy Maggie’s book ‘It’s Time for Bed Baby Bear’, before drawing their favourite characters from the stories they had just enjoyed. A huge thank you to Greta and Maggie for coming to visit us!

Children’s Author Event with Greta Yorke and Maggie Bolton at Troon Library

October 21, 2016

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The little witches can’t find things which have strangely gone missing. Is it just because they are untidy or is there another reason? Come and find out at our event tomorrow at Troon Library, when we will be joined by children’s author Greta Yorke and illustrator Maggie Bolton.

Along with Maggie, Greta has published several books including ‘‘Witch Hitch’ and ‘The Woo in the Wild Woods’.  Greta will be sharing her fantastic stories and there will also be the opportunity to create some art work with a little help from Maggie.

Saturday 22 October 2016, 2.30pm

This is a FREE event suitable for ages 4-8 years.

To book your free place visit Troon Library, South Beach, Troon or Tel: 01292 315352

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Troon Library

October 5, 2016

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Last Thursday Troon Library took part in ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event was a great success with lots of teas, coffees and home baking sold raising a whopping £195. 

Thank you to the staff and to everyone who helped make the day such a great success 😀

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Troon Library

September 15, 2016

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Come along and bring a smile to the world’s biggest
coffee morning at Troon Library.

The library staff would love your help to raise funds for this worthwhile cause, so please drop by if you can.

Thursday 29 September, 10am-12noon

Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF

Cartoon Capers at Troon Library with Ronnie Russell

July 11, 2016

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Join us for cartoon capers with well know local artist and cartoonist Ronnie Russell. Ronnie is holding a cartoon workshop at Troon Library on the following dates:

Wednesday 20 July, 2pm – 3pm
Wednesday 3 August, 2pm – 3pm

Suitable for ages 5-11yrs. This is a FREE event, but booking is recommend.

Theresa Talbot visit to Troon Library

June 24, 2016

Troon Library was thrilled to welcome author Theresa Talbot, who joined us last week to talk about her debut crime novel ‘Penance‘.

As well as talking about her inspiration for Penance, Theresa shared with us funny stories from her memoir ‘This is What I Look Like‘. Theresa has worked in Scottish media for over 20 years so had plenty of  fascinating tales to tell.

We were all thoroughly entertained by Theresa who stayed on to answer questions over a cuppa and some home baking.

Author Theresa Talbot talks about her new book ‘Penance’ at Troon Library

May 17, 2016

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Join us at Troon Library for an evening with Theresa Talbot as she talks about her debut – sociological crime novel ‘Penance’.

Wednesday 15 June 2016 at 7pm

Theresa is a freelance writer, journalist and radio presenter.  She is perhaps better known as the voice of Traffic and Travel on BBC Radio Scotland and as the host of The Beechgrove Potting Shed.

This is a free event, to book drop in to Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon or Tel: 01292 315352