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“The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of the soul: books.” 
                                                                                                            - Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, February 5th 2019

So it's February and we've a great view of snow-capped Sheffreys from the Bookshop and a lovely chill in the air - seeing as we were all complaining about the unseasonably warm weather...ahem... Love is also in the air (if you're into romance...or romantic fiction perhaps...) and a love we all share here is Book Love, so big congratulations to Mayo-born Sally Rooney on her Costa Novel Award last month, for her second novel, Normal People (our October Book of the Month, by the way - coincidence?).

Back on earth, there's all sorts going on at the book shop this month, not to mention new titles coming into stock and a whole room full of amazing second hand books to explore. Come and see us. We've got the heating on.

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH
Continues every Monday in the Bookshop (8-9.30pm)
Join Qualified language teacher Maria Daley to practice your Spanish conversational skills (Please note you must have some Spanish - this is NOT a class!).  Suitable for teenagers and adults and all levels are welcome, Maria facilitates a space to gain confidence in a relaxed environment, completely FREE OF CHARGE.

Contact Maria direct at maria.daley@live.com or on 087 697 4740 for more details or to book a place.

THURSDAY TRANQUILLITY
Fionnuala O'Dowd is now offering holistic therapy sessions EVERY Thursday upstairs at Books@One.
Reflexology, Colour & Sound Therapy, Art Therapy, Reiki and Energy Healing. 
 
For Appointments contact Fionnuala direct on 086 845 6517
CROAGH PATRICK & THE ISLANDS OF CLEW BAY - A GUIDE TO THE EDGE OF EUROPE
An Illustrated Talk by Author and Tour Guide Michael Cusack
Thursday 7th Feb 8pm Books@One
Are there really 365 islands in Clew Bay? Who's buried on top of Croagh Patrick and why? What are the most famous shipwrecks in Clew Bay? How long did the hippies live on John Lennon’s island? What happened to the shipwrecked sailors of the Spanish Armada? 
The answers to these questions and many more!​ ALL WELCOME - ADMISSION FREE
NEW! LOUISBURGH ASTRONOMICAL CLUB
Tuesday 12th Feb 7.30-8.30pm Books@One

Inaugural meeting of the new Louisburgh Astronomical Club with Astronomer Deirdre Kelleghan.  If you missed Deirdre's introductory talk last month this is an opportunity to find out more and sign up.  There'll be 8 meetings a year, night-sky observation, moon/constellations/planets/deep sky, astronomy software advice, exciting guest speakers and much more. Open to families and individuals of all ages/abilities. Admission €5 per adult (kids free) - membership available on night.

POTTERY CLASS WITH ROGER HARLEY
Returns Monday 18th Feb Books@One 7 to 9pm
Ever wanted to learn how to handbuild with clay? 
Now's your chance to learn from a Pro and create beautiful pieces that Roger will glaze for you. Roger Harley is a well known Ceramicist with his own studio and shop in Westport.  This was a popular class in 2018 - new participants always welcome and booking is essential.
Cost €15 per night. Email on booksatone@gmail.com or call 098 66885
"HEARING GOD" WITH CHRIS & CHARLIE FIELDS
Series of 3 workshops commencing Thursday 21st Feb in the Bookshop 7-9pm
In this series of workshops, ordained ministers and published authors, Chris & Charlie Fields, offer insights and suggested practice on the theme of how God speaks to us based on Celtic-Christian Spirituality - exploring the ancient Christian practices of contemplative prayer, biblical symbolism and Lectio Divina. 

Booking essential as places are limited. Course cost €15 for 3 workshops or €6 per night (including literature). Contact Chris direct at hisfields@gmail.com or on 089 428 9272 for more details or to book a place.

PARENT & BABY REFLEXOLOGY CLASS
New 2019 Course now enrolling.
​This course with Jennifer Rutherford has been a big hit in Louisburgh and Westport. It's a great opportunity for parents to learn basic Reflexology techniques involving issues like Colic, teething, digestive issues, constipation, sleeping difficulties and much more, in a relaxing and informal setting.
Course fee €60 for 6 weeks - Booking essential. Contact Jennifer direct on 087 294 4995 for more details or to book a place.

BOOK(S) OF THE MONTH

 

Elena Ferrante's quadrilogy of Neapolitan Novels has been mentioned more than once by customers and volunteers and these books have been steadily leaving the shop since early last year.  Together with the fact that the first book in the series (pictured) having been recently screened on HBO, we think it's time to give them a mention.

A change from Soviet Russia last month, Ferrante's books take us to 1950s Naples and continue on to the present day. Read more...

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February Skyline

 

At 6.30 a.m., I go up on the roof to watch the moon heal, bandaged in cloud, observing that wound of night become a scar, then disappear; as she moves in a flimsy gauze...read on...

Word of the Month: 
angsticipation
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P.S. Want to keep up to date with local news? Don't forget the Louisburgh Parish Newsletter is updated weekly online - just go to louisburghparish.ie to download the pdf.  Hard copies always available at the Church. Be sure to check out Louisburgh Lines in the Local Notes section of the Mayo News and if you're "into" Facebook follow the Louisburgh Community Futures page! End of Informational Broadcast...