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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.

Happily Ever Laughter Lines with Ronnie Russell at Troon Library

March 29, 2017

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Wednesday 26 April 2017, 7pm – 9pm

Join us for an evening of laughter with Ronnie Russell – featuring a variety of cartoon drawings full of anecdotes about life’s milestones.

Please book to avoid any disappointment by contacting Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF Tel: 01292 315352

Popular local author Lesley Sehli is coming to Troon Library

March 1, 2017

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An Inspiring Story of Self Help and Empowerment

Wednesday 15 March 2017 at 7pm

Popular local author Lesley Sehli will be joining us again at Troon 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 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!

To book your free place visit Troon Library, South Beach, Troon or Tel: 01292 315 352

Troon Writers’ Club are looking for budding and established writers to join them

January 19, 2017

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Are you interested in writing? Troon Writers’ Club are looking for budding and established writers to join them. Come along for hints and tips and share ideas. The club get together fortnightly on a Thursday from 4.30pm – 6.45pm (meeting on today).

Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF Tel: 01292 315 352

A busy week of events at Troon Library with Book Week Scotland and Wintertainment

November 30, 2016

Troon Library had a full programme of events last week, as they celebrated Book Week Scotland and Wintertainment.

On Sunday afternoon Troon Library opened its doors for Wintertainment. With stalls to browse, DVD and book sale, face painting and drop in family Christmas Crafts, the library was buzzing with around 600 customers coming through the doors!

On Monday Troon author, Martin Stewart gave a fabulous presentation of his new novel Riverkeep to Marr College S3 pupils. He also gave the pupils lots of brilliant tips for research and writing.

On Wednesday night it was another full house for author Lesley Sehli who joined us to speak about her new book ‘He said die. I say no!’. Lesley’s talks have been very well received at the library and we’re hoping she’ll come back to visit us again in the New Year.

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As our monthly Chatterbook group fell in Scottish Book Week we celebrated by inviting local author, Lyn Donogue, to read from her forthcoming book The Highland Princess. Lyn then described the personality of one of the fairies in her book and the children had to draw what they thought the fairy would look like. Lyn is going to pass on their magical drawings to her illustrator for inspiration!

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To round off this busy week we were lucky enough to have Scottish children’s author, Elizabeth McKay, who read her books Wee Granny and the Magic Bag and Wee Granny and the Ceilidh to a captivated audience. The children loved the books and playing the games Elizabeth had created for her stories, she even had her very own mannequin challenge!

 

Free spooky craft events in our libraries

October 24, 2016

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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

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

Marr Educational Trust celebrates 27 years of partnership with South Ayrshire Council

September 25, 2015
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Pictured in the group picture are past and present members of staff at the Centre, plus Marr Trust Trustees and Troon Councillors.

The Marr Educational Resources Centre celebrated its 27th Anniversary this week by holding a small reception. The Centre which opened on the 19th September 1988 is funded by the C K Marr Educational Trust and is administered by South Ayrshire Council.

The Centre provides public access to a number of resources for the people of troon, including ECDL, Internet, wifi, printing facilities and a DVD lending library.

The Marr Educational Resources Centre is located at the rear of Troon Library and operates the same opening hours. All ages are welcome.

 

 

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

CARNEGIE LIBRARY, TEL: 01292 286385
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

SYMINGTON LIBRARY, TEL: 01563 830066
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.

Cartoon Capers at Troon Library

August 10, 2015

Local artist and cartoonist Ronnie Russell visited Troon Library this week for a cartoon workshop. The children got straight to work, and with Ronnie’s expert help to hand it wasn’t long before they had created a fantastic collage of all the fun things they like to do over the summer holidays.