“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
- Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
Wednesday, November 14th 2018
It's a wet and cold one out there! Definitely time to get cosy with a few good books. When you get the urge to be out and about, there's always a warm welcome at Books@One, so let's see what's going on this month...
BOOK LAUNCH - THE CROWDED EARTH by David Whelan
Thursday 15th November (7pm)
The Custom House Studios, Westport Quay
We've been busy printing away on the Espresso Book Machine™ to get ready for David's Book launch at the Rolling Sun Festival . The Crowded Earth is David's 3rd novel and we're delighted to be involved in this very community-oriented project. Read more...
DR HUMA TOFIQUE - THE ABC'S OF BLISSFUL JOY
Motivational Talk & Book Signing in the Bookshop
Sunday 18th November (2pm)
Discover the science of Happiness when Medical Doctor, Psychotherapist & Best Selling Author, Dr Huma Tofique, joins us to talk about living a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. Dr. Tofique will also be signing her latest book entitled The ABC's of Blissful Joy. Read more...
RE-USE WORKSHOP WITH URS HARTTUNG
Saturday 24th November in the Bookshop Annex (2-4pm)
Urs (Bearfoot Enterprise) is back by popular demand to facilitate another Re-Use Workshop, for kids of 7 to 99 years of age; younger kids should bring an adult or older kid along – bring your clean juice/milk cartons and plastic bottles.
Admission €5 per participant (family and group discounts available). Co-funded by Mayo County Council.
“THE BEAUTY OF TREES” – AN ILLUSTRATED TALK
Tuesday 27th November in the Bookshop (7.30pm)
Published Historian & passionate gardener Breandán Ó Scanaill, of Connemara National Park, will be sharing his insights into the rich geology, flora and fauna of this area, looking at various trees, both in the wild and in garden settings; highlighting his favourites and why we should plant more.
Admission FREE - ALL WELCOME (Sponsored by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht)
SELF-PUBLISHING COURSE AT DAVITT COLLEGE
Last week Alex Blackwell of White Seahorse Publishing and his Self-Publishing students came to Books@One to hold the last class of the course and have their books printed while they watched. There was a great buzz when the students, pictured here with copies of their books in their hands, saw their books become reality.
If you're interested in taking part in this course at Davitt College call the college direct on 094-902-6172
Fionnuala O'Dowd continues to offer holistic therapy sessions upstairs at Books@One every other Thursday (next one will be November 22nd. Reflexology, Colour & Sound Therapy, Reiki and Energy Healing.
For Appointments contact Fionnuala direct on 086 845 6517
HELP PROTECT YOUR LOCAL RIVER - MEETING AT THE TOWN HALL
Thursday 22nd November 7.30
The Bunowen is significant feature of the Louisburgh area and our friends at Waters&Communities have asked us to draw your attention to a Community Information meeting taking place next week which will introduce a new way of inviting everyone to play their part in protecting the water quality of this wonderful river. For more details contact Bernie White at firstname.lastname@example.org
SPEAKING OF RIVERS...
We're loving our new gift booklets from the series "Ten Poems about..."
They come with their own envelopes, so as a change from sending a card why not give a lovely book of poetry on a favourite subject or passion? This one happens to be "Ten Poems about Rivers" - we've also got Ten Poems about Dogs, Cats, Tea, Sheds, Bicycles, Sheep...you get the idea...
This month we meet Horace Hopper, a half-Paiute, half-Irish ranch hand who wants to be somebody and can’t shake the shame he feels from being abandoned by his parents. He decides to leave the only loving home he’s known to prove his worth by training to become a boxer.
From award-winning author Willy Vlautin, Don't Skip Out on Me is a beautiful, gut and heart-wrenching story about one man’s search for identity and belonging that'll definitely make you consider those around you differently.
Let there be no mistake, this is a SAD book - but well worth the journey if you decide to go there.
Available in the shop or online here...
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows... read on...
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Wishing you a great month from Books@One
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...