Friday, 20 December 2013
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Other books about Mandela available in Clare County Library include:
Saving Nelson Mandela: the Rivonia trial and the fate of South Africa by Kenneth S. Broun.
Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation by John Carlin.
Conversations with myself by Nelson Mandela.
Higher than hope: the authorized biography of Nelson Mandela by Fatima Meer.
After Mandela: the battle for the soul of South Africa by Alec Russell.
Mandela: the authorised biography by Anthony Sampson.
Nelson Mandela: the struggle is my life: his speeches and writings brought together with historical documents and accounts of Mandela in prison by fellow-prisoners.
Books for children include:
Nelson Mandela by Richard Killeen.
Nelson Mandela by Ann Kramer.
11 February 1990: the release of Nelson Mandela by John Malam.
Nelson Mandela by Benjamin Pogrund.
Nelson Mandela and his struggle for freedom by Sarah Ridley.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
On Friday evening the 6th December staff at deValera Public Library, Ennis, held a craft workshop for members of the Polish Irish Community to celebrate St. Nicholas Day which traditionally starts off the Christmas holiday in Poland. In the Polish tradition St. Nicholas, called Sw. Mikolaj in Poland, is a saintly, dignified figure who comes as a bishop, carrying a crozier. Descending from Heaven with an angel helper, he travels on foot or in a sleigh pulled by a white horse as he visits homes in the countryside. Fifteen children and their parents along with teenage siblings and helpers decorated a tree in creative hand-crafted decorations during a fun workshop. The tree is now on display in the window of deValera Library. Polish Christmas music and treats for the busy children added to the evening’s enjoyment. Clare County Library is pleased to welcome our Polish friends to its main branch and plans to continue to maintain links with the group in the coming year.
Friday, 6 December 2013
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Monday, 2 December 2013
Children’s writers Benji Bennett and Derek Landy, newcomer Niamh Boyce, crime writer Louise Philips, sports writer David Walsh, cookery writer Darina Allen, short story writer Billy O’ Callaghan and Fintan O’Toole, Roddy Doyle and Paul Howard were also honoured at the gala ceremony held in Dublin. The Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Irish literature was presented to John Banville. RTÉ Television will be broadcasting the highlights of the Awards on RTÉ One at 10.55pm, Saturday 30th November. This programme will showcase one of the biggest celebrations of Irish writing with many of Ireland’s most celebrated and loved authors in attendance. For further details see http://www.irishbookawards.ie/.
The John Murray Show Listeners’ Choice Award - Staring at Lakes by Michael Harding
Novel of the Year - The Guts by Roddy Doyle
Best Irish-published Book of the Year - A History Of Ireland in 100 Objects by Fintan O’Toole
Popular Fiction Book of the Year - Downturn Abbey by Ross O’Carroll Kelly
Crime Fiction Book of the Year - Doll’s House by Louise Philips
Newcomer of the Year - The Herbalist by Niamh Boyce
Children’s Book of the Year Jnr. - When You Were Born by Benji Bennett
Children’s Book of the Year Snr - Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men by Derek Landy
Sports Book of the Year - Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh
Cookbook of the Year - 30 Years at Ballymaloe by Darina Allen.