Public Library, Shannon, 21st Birthday celebrations
Lemass Public Library is celebrating its 21st birthday this year.
The Library was opened on February 1st 1983 and currently has a
stock of c.35,000 volumes. The Library is home to the Shannon Language
Centre, a state-of-the-art language learning centre which accommodates
the needs of independent language learners across various media,
including print, sound and image. The Shannon Scrabble Club meets
once a week here, and there is a weekly storytime and crafts session
for children. There is also a successful junior chess club which
meets weekly during winter & spring. In 2003, the library had
2,273 members, borrowing 46,901 books. There were 19,610 free Internet
sessions availed of during the same year.
Wednesday 29th September
11.30 am & 1.30 pm;
Friday 1st October, 9.30 am:
Ré Ó Laighléis:
Punk, Ecstacy agus Scéalta eile.
A writer in Irish and English, Ré’s work is required
reading for secondary school students.
His talks will be worthwhile and entertaining for students and lovers
of the Irish language.
Tuesday 5th October, 6.30 pm:
Local artist and author of Philip Brennan’s Clare talks about
Tuesday 12th October,
The author of the Dare you Ripple my Pond trilogy discusses his
Tuesday 19th October,
How Shannon started.
The author of Ireland’s Shannon Story talks about the origins
Friday 29th October, 7.00 pm:
John N. Murphy, Austin Cooney, John Rattigan & Tom Lynch:
The authors of The Shannon Airport Lagoon: A unique Irish habitat
present a talk and slide show based on their book.
Events running throughout the celebration:
Group Art Exhibition of work in mixed media by graduates of the
Limerick School of Art and Design:
Siobhan Murphy: Ceramics
Ann O’Dowd: Fashion Drawings
John Sherlock: Graphic Design & Paintings
Bridgid Hynan: Print
Exhibition of children’s mosaic, made during
the library’s Craft session.
Little pictures from the Past: who’s that there?
Photographs of library users and events over the years.