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Launch of the Summer programme of The Year of the Constant Reader, a year-long celebration of free events though out Cork City Libraries.

Summer Programme coverLaunch of the Summer programme of The Year of the Constant Reader, a year-long celebration of free events though out Cork City Libraries.

Summer has kick-started with the launch of the second programme of The Year of the Constant Reader, a year-long celebration of books and reading presented by Cork City Libraries. The Summer programme celebrates travel, Irish language, sport and children’s books with author readings, competitions, lectures, exhibitions, film screenings and much more. 
 
“We were delighted with the spring programme and had a huge response from our constant readers. Our summer programme is equally exciting, with big reader competitions including tickets and accommodation for two to the All-Ireland Hurling Final and a family holiday to Parc Astérix in Paris”, says Cork City Librarian Liam Ronayne. “There will be something for everyone and this has been made possible by the support of our sponsors Frinalla Development Ltd. and International Education Services (IES) and our media sponsors in both the Evening Echo and Cork’s 96 FM”.

May Month of Journeys - Robert Gibbings

May is the Month of Journeys and kick-starts Summer with an exhibition of travel books and prints by Robert Gibbings, one of Cork’s great 20th century figures, both an artist and writer of world repute, one of the most important wood-engravers and book designers of the past century. gibbings book covers

Constant Readers on Tour to West Carbery

The travel theme continues with the Constant Readers on Tour to West Carbery, led by Mary Leland, Thursday 21 May, visiting sites associated with writers in Castletownshend, Baltimore, Timoleague areas. Spaces are limited and bookings are though the Central Library at 021 4924900. Mary Leland

Jan Morris

Ending our month of travel is an evening with Jan Morris, Tuesday 26 May, 7.30 pm Central Library, Grand Parade, (free but ticketed though city libraries). Morris is one of the world’s leading travel writers and whose work includes Hong Kong: Xianggang (1988), Pleasures of a Tangled Life (1989), O Canada! (1992), Trieste and the meaning of nowhere (2001) and Europe: an intimate journey (2006).  Jan Morris

Favourite Travel Books

In May we invite Constant Readers to vote for their favourite travel books. Download the  Favourite Travel Books Entry Form in PDF format to enter.
For more information visit our Readers Choice page.


May Events

All month Gibbings’ Journeys : exhibition of books and prints by Robert Gibbings, Central Library 
May 9 Big Book Swap, Saturday 9, foyer Central Library, Grand Parade, 9.30 am to 5 pm, Free
Exchange books you no longer need for others you haven’t read yet; foyer of Central Library, all day
May 21 Constant Readers on Tour to West Carbery, led by Mary Leland, visiting sites associated with writers in Castletownshend, Baltimore, Timoleague. Bookings at 021 4924900
May 26 An evening with Jan Morris, Central Library 7.30 pm, Free but ticketed
All month Readers Choice
We ask readers to nominate their 5 favourite travel books

 

Book Club Events

Library   Book Club  Times
 Central Library

 LV Book Club
Saturday Book Club

 2.30pm, 25 May
11.15am, 23 May
 Hollyhill Library  Hollyhill Readers  7.00pm, 21 May
 Frank O’Connor, Mayfield  Mayfield Reading Circle  11.00am, 13 May
 Douglas Library  Douglas Reading Circle
 with guest Mary O'Sullivan
 Douglas Night Owls
 11.00 am, 13 May

 6.45pm, 1 May
 Tory Top Library  Tory Top Road Book Club  11.00am, 26 May
 Bishopstown Library  Lucky Dip Club  11.00am, 1 May
 St Mary's Road Library  St Mary's Road Book Club  2.30pm, 12 May