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Libraries NI to celebrate World Book Day 2023

Libraries NI to celebrate World Book Day 2023

Libraries NI is getting ready to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 2 March with a series of special events and activities taking place in libraries across Northern Ireland.

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22 Feb 2023

An Introduction to Observing the Night Sky

An Introduction to Observing the Night Sky

Libraries NI is excited to welcome space and astronomy enthusiast Paul Evans to Ballymena Central Library on Monday 20 March at 6:00pm for an introductory talk on observing the night sky.

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20 Feb 2023

Local author Jane Buckley to visit Derry Central Library on World Book Day Thursday 2 March

Local author Jane Buckley to visit Derry Central Library on World Book Day Thursday 2 March

Libraries NI invites you to come along to Derry Central Library on Thursday 2 March at 12 noon for a lunchtime event with award-winning local writer Jane Buckley.

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20 Feb 2023

Magherafelt Library to showcase exclusive Seamus Heaney exhibition ‘Nostalgia in the Afternoon’

Magherafelt Library to showcase exclusive Seamus Heaney exhibition ‘Nostalgia in the Afternoon’

Magherafelt Library, working in partnership with Seamus Heaney Homeplace and Mid Ulster Council, is excited to announce an exhibition showing Mr Pat Brennan’s exclusive collection of Seamus Heaney archived materials with more than four decades on display.

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15 Feb 2023

My Belfast – Stories in Sound

My Belfast – Stories in Sound

Well-known local writers Patricia Craig, Gerry Dawe and Malachi O’Doherty will be in Lisburn Road Library during February to talk about Belfast, its people, stories and changing streetscapes. This short series of talks will take place at 7:00pm on Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 February and will include childhood memories and reflections on the role of writers, musicians and the arts in shaping the city’s sense of itself.

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13 Feb 2023

Lisburn City Library to host Health Fair

Lisburn City Library to host Health Fair

Note: These events have already taken place. Lisburn City Library is hosting a Health Fair for adults on Friday 24 February 2023 from 11:00am until 3:00pm. Over 40 organisations from across the statutory, voluntary and charity sectors will be on hand to offer practical advice and support on a range of healthcare issues such as mental health, sensory impairment, financial support, healthy living, dementia, diabetes and heart conditions. Staff from the organisations will be on hand to answer questions and to signpost people to helpful sources of information and of course the library offers a wide selection of books covering health and wellbeing topics.

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08 Feb 2023

Flash Fiction Workshop at Armagh City Library

Flash Fiction Workshop at Armagh City Library

For anyone interested in creative writing, Libraries NI is offering a unique opportunity to attend a Flash Fiction Workshop with author Byddi Lee, in Armagh City Library on Tuesday 21 February at 6:30pm. The event is part of Libraries NI’s Give it a Go initiative during February which is encouraging people to learn a new skill or try something new.

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03 Feb 2023

Mourne Heritage Talks

Mourne Heritage Talks

Note that these events have already taken place. Walking in wildlife, mountain safety and planting for pollinators are just some of the subject areas covered in the Libraries NI Give It a Go programme of events during February. Mourne Heritage Trust will provide three online information sessions to inspire people to enjoy, nurture and appreciate local landscape safely.

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03 Feb 2023

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