Upcoming events

Keep the heid and read!
11th May 2022

Inverclyde Libraries are delighted to be joining with libraries across Scotland for Scotland’s Reading Moment 2022.

Keep the Heid and Read! will take place on 11th May.  This is your chance to join with the nation and pledge just Six Minutes of reading on that day!

The reading moment came about from an awareness that people have missed their libraries during the pandemic and looking to reconnect communities with libraries and the nation with its favourite pastime – reading.  Dr David Lewis, University of Sussex, has published research showing that reading for just 6 minutes a day can improve mental health by 68%.

We’re asking everyone to pledge to read for just 6 minutes on 11th May 2022

SLIC (Scottish Library and Information Council) is working with a range of partners to increase the reach of the Reading Moment including the Mental Health Foundation and SAMH. 

Individuals and groups can pledge their SIX minutes by clicking the link on the right of this page.

 

Not only does making this pledge enhance your mental health it also offers the chance to be entered into a prize draw – up for grabs 5 x £100 book tokens.

Staff in your local library are on hand for further information about reading moments taking place across Inverclyde

 

The Writers Well

New Year, New You?
Why not join The Writer's Well, a new weekly, digital drop-in creative writing group which will meet weekly via Zoom from 18th Jan 2022. We’ll be drawing inspiration from our favourite pieces of writing, sharing prompts to encourage new writing and making new friends along the way.

Once a month we’ll meet up in person on our Writer’s Well Walks, where we’ll share our writing and seek inspiration from the world around us. These short, gentle strolls will incorporate plenty of rest and reflection breaks and time for tea/coffee and writing.

These informal, fun sessions are open to anyone who lives in, works in or is otherwise connected with Inverclyde.
Register by 10.01.22 online at the link in the Other Websites section or pop into your local library.
Sessions run each Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00. Once registered you can attend each week or drop-in whenever suits.

 

WORD
 

Got something you want to shout about? Join our weekly, digital drop-in sessions via Zoom where we’ll be discussing some of the issues impacting Inverclyde today, sharing prompts to encourage writing in response and making new friends along the way.
This is your chance to speak out on issues from climate change to inequality. Have your voice heard whether that’s through prose, poetry, or song. WORD gives you the platform to have your say, your way.

These informal, fun sessions are open to anyone age 16+ who lives in, works in, or is otherwise connected with Inverclyde.
Register by 10.01.22 online at the link in the Other Websites section of this page or pop into your local library.
Sessions run each Thursday 19:00 - 20:00 beginning 20.01.22. Once registered you can attend each week or drop-in whenever suits.

 

 

Device Advice

Having problems with your smartphone?
Want to learn more about using your tablet? We can help!        

From turning your device on, connecting to Wi-Fi and adjusting volume controls, to using email, social media, staying safe online and browsing the internet, our friendly and knowledgeable staff at your local branch can help.

Book your free one-to-one session by calling your local branch, or for further information email library.central@inverclyde.gov.uk
 

  • Central: Friday 11am-12pm. Call 01475 712323.
  • Gourock: Friday 11am-12pm. Call 01475 712340.
  • Port Glasgow: Tuesday 11am-12pm. Call 01475 715629.
  • Kilmacolm: Monday 5pm-6pm. Call 01475 715621.
  • South West: Tuesday 2pm-3pm. Call 01475 715667.