Book Week Scotland – 19-23 November 2018
Join in with this year’s Book Week Scotland celebrations across Inverclyde Libraries as we launch our #RebelLibrary week.
We kick-off on Monday, 19 November at Central Library with a Rebel Poet Birthday Party (from 4.30pm-5.30pm) to celebrate the centenary of Greenock poet W S Graham, featuring performances from local writers and poet Shaun Moore, followed by a special Birthday Buffet and a visit from acclaimed crime writer Douglas Skelton who’ll explore the darker side of life by the Clyde by telling us more about the Rebels & Rogues in his writing (from 6pm-7pm).
For more information and events, download our full programme (see left-hand column) or visit your local branch of Inverclyde Libraries
Inverclyde Schools Poetry Writing Competition: Greenock poet W.S. Graham in the Year of Young People
Inverclyde Libraries is delighted to support the Inverclyde Schools Poetry Writing Competition: Greenock poet W.S. Graham in the Year of Young People
This competition is part of the centenary project ‘Language is Where the People Are’, delivered by Estate of W.S. Graham and supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.
Competition: Compose an original poem inspired by the work of W S Graham on the theme of The Rebel
Competition opens on Monday 3rd September, closing date is midnight on Friday 12th October.
This competition is open and free of charge to all Inverclyde secondary school pupils between the ages of 11 and 18.
You can send a poem as a word document or PDF. One poem per entry.
The deadline for all entries is midnight, Friday 12th October.
Winners will be announced on Monday 5th November.
Send your poem to email@example.com with your full name, date of birth/age, and the school you attend, using the subject line ‘W.S. Graham competition’.
By entering, you agree to be invited to perform at a WS Graham centenary event at The Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock on the evening of Saturday 17th November.
Further information can be found in the link to the left.
All W.S. Graham poems © the Estate of W.S. Graham, 2018. All rights reserved.
Chatty Café Crafters @ South West Library
Get creative at South West Library with the Chatty Café Crafters, meeting every Thursday from 6th September 2018 from 1.30pm-3.30pm. Everyone welcome! Beginner or expert, whatever your craft, just bring yourself, your favourite craft supplies and drop in for a fun, friendly afternoon of crafts and conversation (or just come and see what everyone else is working on!). For more information, call South West Library on 01475 715667.
Live Literature at Inverclyde Libraries.
We are thrilled to be welcoming Christopher Trotter, prolific cookery book writer, renowned chef and Fife Food Ambassador, to Inverclyde Libraries this autumn.
Join us for refreshments, Scottish treats and some fascinating food chat from the author of numerous recipe books, including A Taste of Scotland, The Scottish Kitchen and The Whole Hog.
Reserve your FREE tickets now for An Afternoon with Christopher Trotter at Port Glasgow Library on Wednesday, 26th September 2018 from 2pm-3pm by calling 01475 715629 or for An Evening with Christopher Trotter at Central Library on Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 from 6.30pm-7.30pm by calling 01475 712323.
Android drop-in sessions
Bring along your Android tablet or smartphone for free one-to-one help sorting out all those IT problems. We run regular half-hour drop-in sessions across Inverclyde Libraries. To book your place, please contact Learning Services on 01475 712 322. Regular sessions take place on the following days:
- Kilmacolm Library, Mondays, 5-6pm
- Kilmacolm Library, Fridays, 2-3pm
- Central Library, Fridays, 10-12am
Page last updated: 19 October 2018