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Monday, July 2nd 2018

It's Official! Louisburgh now Mediterranean

With temperatures soaring in June and more good weather promised, Louisburgh is the place to be this Summer and if you're heading to the beach don't forget to call in to see us for the all important beach reads, we've lots to choose from - new or pre-loved bargains. 

 

There's also quite a bit going on besides...

LOUISBURGH SPACE CAMP 

Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th July Books@One (10am to 12pm) 

 
Astronomer and Artist, Deirdre Kelleghan returns to Books@One with an exciting 3 day Space Camp for 8 to 12 year olds. Kids will learn about the Milky Way, our Solar System, the Summer Night Sky, our Sun, our Moon and more!  As well as learning about the impact of light pollution on plants and animals in our environment while creating a group painting on the importance of the Dark Sky. All materials are supplied PLUS Space stickers from the European Southern Observatory and educational material for each child.  Read more...
SIXPENS TEEN WRITING CAMP
Monday 9th to Friday 13th July Books@One (2 to 5pm)

A dynamic week exploring your creativity with like-minded teenagers. Try your hand at a variety of forms: Stories, Spoken Word, Slam Poetry, Songs, Plays, Rants, Mini-Movies etc. 

Playwright and facilitator Fiona Keane (founder of Floating Islands Youth Theatre) has been running writing workshops for children, teens and adults since 2010 and has a passion for activating creativity in others.

Read more...

READERS THEATRE
Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th July Books@One (11am to 12.30pm)

Join Catriona Cunniffe for a 3 day Readers Theatre Workshop for 9 to 11 year olds. Readers Theatre is a dramatic presentation of a written work in a script form where readers read from a "script" and reading parts are divided among the readers. No memorisation, costumes, blocking, or special lighting required! The focus is on reading the text with expressive voices and gestures in a relaxed NO PRESSURE environment. This is GREAT FUN!!!

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CONVERSATION SALON
Saturday 14th July Books@One (7.30pm)

And now for something completely different... we need to talk...about this exciting event coming to Louisburgh.

Conversation Salons create new opportunities for life-enhancing encounters and exchanges by connecting you with interesting and diverse people in your community.  Heather Bourke will be here to facilitate.

See http://conversationsalons.ie/ to find out more

BOOK LAUNCH! KEVIN MARTIN
A HAPPY TYPE OF SADNESS; A JOURNEY THROUGH IRISH COUNTRY MUSIC
Saturday 21st July Books@One (2 to 5pm)
Keith Martin launches his latest book which we're very excited about.  He'll also be signing copies of "Have Ye No Homes To Go To? The History of the Irish Pub.  A lovely bit of Saturday afternoon nostalgia.
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CO-WORK@ONE

This month we're opening two beautiful rooms in the Books@One building as co-working spaces for those looking for a bright, quiet, creative place to work away from home.  As well as drop-in hot-desking,  6 desks will be available for monthly hire in rooms with beautiful vistas. Use of the space comes with broadband, free coffee and comfy armchairs dotted around to take breaks and seek inspiration. And to get the co-working community started - we're offering a discount on hot-desking for July...€5 for a half day, €10 for a full day.  Broadband and free tea and coffee included!

To find out more call us on 098 66885 or email booksatone@gmail.com.

SHELLEY'S STORY TIME
EVERY SATURDAY 11.15 AM!

Join Shelley in the Kids' Room at Books@One as she reads from her popular selection of story books - there's always an extra bit of magic in the air so prepare to be SPELLBOUND!

LOTS MORE TO COME NEXT MONTH AND IF YOU CAN'T WAIT FOR THE AUGUST NEWSLETTER
KEEP AN EYE ON OUR EVENTS PAGE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
HERE'S JUST A TASTER...
 
There'll be another Space Camp, another Readers Theatre and Anthony Ferner will be reading from his latest novel "Inside the Bone Box" PLUS lots more!
ALSO (we wanted to give you plenty of notice on this one...)

South Mayo Walks and Hikes: An illustrated talk by Paul Phelan of Walk Connemara and author of the popular book "Connemara and Mayo - a Walking Guide". Free but booking essential: booksatone@gmail.com or 098 66885 For more details...

BOOK OF THE MONTH
 

A change of pace and location this month with Celeste Ng's second novel, which starts with a burning house and takes us on a thought-provoking journey through all versions of flesh and blood relationship - asking the question, "What made someone a mother? Was it biology alone, or was it love?”

Set in 1990's Midwest (USA) Middle-class Suburbia, Little Fires Everywhere has been a slow burner for some critics, praised by others and is destined for the small screen treatment. Either way, it's proven to be a popular read amongst Books@One customers. There's a large ensemble with several entwined threads all coming together very satisfyingly in the end. 

Grab one in the shop or online here...

This Tumult by Caroline Preston

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...

Word of the Month: 
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Wishing you a great month ahead from
Everyone here at Books@One