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“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.” 
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Wednesday, March 6th 2019

Oh we do love March with all the daffodils bobbing their heads in welcome on the way into Louisburgh and St. Patrick's Day just around the corner - and here's what's happening at the Book Shop this month...

Our "regulars" are here - plus a little extra.

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"HEARING GOD" PART 3: LECTIO DIVINA (DIVINE READING)
WITH CHRIS & CHARLIE FIELDS
Final installment in a series of 3 workshops Thursday 7th March 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. Admission €6 (including literature). Contact Chris direct at hisfields@gmail.com or on 089 428 9272 for more details or to book a place.

KIDS ECO-CRAFTING WITH ARTIST ANNE MCCABE
Saturday 9th March 11.15am to 12pm

Anne's Christmas Eco-Crafting table was a great hit so she's back to have more fun making environmentally friendly crafts with recycled materials.  Anne also made our amazing window display using left over materials from our Book Machine (pictured).

Kids of all ages welcome. ADMISSION IS FREE.

POTTERY CLASS WITH ROGER HARLEY
Last two classes for this term Monday 11th & 18th March 
Books@One (7 to 9pm) Another 4 week course likely after Easter!
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
LOUISBURGH-KILLEEN HERITAGE WEBSITE - AN INTRODUCTION WITH Q&A
Thursday 14th March Books@One (8 to 9pm)
We're delighted to welcome the Heritage Group to tell us about this wonderful local resource – plus a demo of a 200-year old spinning wheel in action by Mary B. Davitt.
 
Admission €3 per adult
(with main proceeds going to the Heritage website and a contribution to the Books@One project)
MASSAGE THERAPY AT BOOKS@ONE
with Barbara Hughes
Saturday 16th March Books@One (11am to 3pm) and Sunday 17th March (12.30 to 2pm)
Barbara will be upstairs on Saturday offering a full range of massage therapy as well as a few 10 minute sessions if time permits. Treatments must be pre-booked by contacting Barbara at 087 2154892.
On Sunday Barbara will be in the Book Shop with her massage chair offering 10 min sessions @ €10 each.  For more details go here.
LIVING YOUR JOY - EQUINOX GATHERING WITH FIONNUALA O'DOWD
Thursday 21st March 7-10pm
Fionnuala's wonderfully inspiring and joyful series of workshops resumes with a special gathering for the Spring Equinox.
Booking essential as places limited - Admission €20 - Contact Fionnuala direct on 086 845 6517 for more information or to book your place
BOOK LAUNCH - SO MUCH AT ONE BY AUTHOR & TV DIRECTOR, ANNE MCCABE
Friday 29th March 6-8pm, Monroe's- McBride's Side Bar, Dominick Street, Galway
 
OK, not an event at the shop but there's a link! So if you happen to be in Galway on this date, please join us for the launch of Anne McCabe's latest novel, So Much at One, printed by Books@One Louisburgh.  Anne is an Irish author, writer and a television director who has won many awards for her social documentaries and original TV drama and we're thrilled to be printing her latest book. Keep an eye out for a Louisburgh launch too!

BOOK OF THE MONTH

 

Well love it or hate it, we finally had to go there.

With mixed feelings from just a small number of our customers, by and large this book is deserving of every accolade.  PLUS it's been our second most sold book in the last few months (behind Kieran Cooke's A Not So Foreign Correspondent in Ireland, a previous Book of the Month).

Sure, Anna Burns' novel is hard-hitting and at times gritty and slightly creepy (not in a "scary-movie" kind of way...the Milkman of the title would give you the creeps) however... Read more...

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Dear March - Come in -

 

Dear March - Come in -   

How glad I am -

I hoped for you before -

Put down your Hat -         

You must have walked - ...read on...

Word of the Month: 
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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...