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Grow it Forward - hint and tips from Mags

Date and time: 07 May 2021 @ 00:00 to 07 July 2021 @ 00:00

 

How are you getting on with your Grow it Forward seeds?  Mags has a recorded a few tips and tricks to help you along the way.

Get your compost ready and have some fun planting, as we #GrowItForward with Mags

The Know-It-Allmanac is the family friendly guide recommended by Mags to help you #GrowItForward with all the family

Mags has a quick tip if you are limited on space to grow... using a plastic bottle

We would love to see how you are getting on. Send in your photos or videos to cootehilllibrary@cavancoco.ie or share on facebook.com/CavanLibrary

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Colouring Competition - Closing Date 26 June 

To celebrate the wonderful progress of some of our younger gardeners we have a colouring competition with a garden theme! Download the competition or pick up an entry in your local library.  Happy colouring kids!

 

 

Download Entry for 4-6 yr olds

Download Entry for 7-10 yr olds

 

Remember... Closing Date: Saturday 26th June

Return to:

Cootehill Library, Bridge St. Cootehill, Co. Cavan

OR

Email cootehilllibrary@cavancoco.ie

 

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Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne Lectures

Date and time: 16 February 2021 @ 00:00 to 16 July 2021 @ 00:00

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'Unconstitutional acts, violence, intimidation, vote-rigging, fraud and resistance: Cavan's parliamentary elections, 1613'

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Dr. Bríd McGrath is an authority of early modern Irish parliaments and towns and has published widely on this subject.  Her book on the Operations of the Irish House of Commons, 1613-1648 will be published later this year. 

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'Fr Alexander J. McCabe: Eyewitness to the Spanish Civil War' by author Tim Fanning

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'Religion and religious discord in Belturbet, 1610 - 1714' by Dr. Brendan Scott continues. 

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Summer Stars Reading Adventure!

Date and time: 16 June 2021 @ 00:00 to 16 August 2021 @ 00:00

Summer Stars is the free national reading programme for children that takes place in all public libraries and online each summer. It will run from 14th June - 31st August 2021. All children throughout Co. Cavan are invited to join the adventure and enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing over the summer.

Summer Stars is non-competitive and every child who reads even one book will receive a certificate! So pop into your local library and start your child on their Summer Star adventure today!

 

The Summer Stars Reading Challenge is completely free to access on our website and runs in tandem with our Summer Programme of events which are also free of charge!

Registration: Pick up a Reading Card from your local branch – all our libraries in Cavan are open – just check local opening hours.

Visit your library to stock up on your summer reads - we have an amazing selection of children's books for all ages and interests!

Encourage your child to record any books, comics or magazines they read over the summer months and on visiting the library we will stamp all reading cards to keep the momentum going!

Every child who reads a book over the summer can receive a certificate.  You can return your child’s Reading Card to one of our library branches before August 31st to make sure they receive a Reading Achievement certificate AND we will have draw at the end of the summer for some well deserved prizes!

 

Summer Stars on BorrowBox: Browse, borrow, read and listen to the Summer Stars collection of children’s eBooks and eAudio books through the library’s BorrowBox app. Thousands of childrens ebooks and eAudiobooks available for download now! This is free for all members to use anywhere, anytime. Non-members can join online for free today.

BorrowBox Summer Stars 0-4   BorrowBox Summer Stars 5-8

BorrowBox Summer Stars 9-12 

 

 

SUMMER STARS ACTIVITIES and LIBRARY SUMMER PROGRAMME

Story Competition:  As well an enjoying the amazing worlds of books, Summer Stars is also celebrating children’s imaginations by running a short story competition. There are three age categories with great prizes for all the winners and runners-up.

Online Storytime: Summer Stars storytime will be delivered by library staff through our social media Pages as part of Cavan Library Service Summer Programme. If govenment restrictions allow, in-person storytime will return to our libraries for small groups... KEEP AN EYE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA for updates!

Online Activities: Check our Events Page for our upcoming Summer Programme full of events and activities including Clayotic Clay Modelling, Online Puppet Show and Online Magic Show!  All events are listed on Eventbrite... don't delay as places will book out fast!

Cavan Library Colouring Competition:  We'll get children busy with crayons and pencils in July and August. Entry details coming soooooooon! 

 

If you can’t visit our libraries you can download the Summer Stars Reading Card 

Download Summer Stars Reading Card English   Download Summer Stars Reading Card Irish

and get in touch with us before August 31st to register your childs name for a reading Achievement Certificate – call 049 4378505 or email library@cavancoco.ie.

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Summer Programme 2021

Date and time: 16 June 2021 @ 00:00 to 31 August 2021 @ 00:00

 

Summer Stars Reading Adventure!

 

When: 13 June - 31 August

Summer Stars is the free national reading programme for children that takes place in all public libraries and online each summer. All children throughout Co. Cavan are invited to join the adventure and enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing over the summer. Summer Stars is non-competitive and every child who reads even one bookwill receive a certificate! So pop into your local library and start your child on their Summer Star adventure today!

Find out more about Registration and Activities with Cavan Library Service. See www.summerstars.ie too!

 

Clayotic! Clay modelling workshop for children 5+

 

When: 1 July 11.30am

Clayotic, all but chaotic! is a new non-messy, non-toxic, air-drying modelling clay. This soft and pliable modelling clay is fun to squeeze, shape and mould.

As part of Cavan Library Service Summer Programme registered participants will receive a FREE Clayotic pack by post and the link to follow the Online Clayotic Workshop premiering on Thursday 1st July at 11.30am.

Open to residents of Co. Cavan only.  Register for free on Eventbrite today.

 

Family Magic Show!

 

When:  8 July 11.30am

Really Grand Events will bring their special brand of magic, entertainment and fun online to delight and amaze your children. Suitable for 3-7yr olds but open to all ages.

This online Magic Show will be delivered via Zoom so access to the Internet essential. 

Register for free on Eventbrite from 18/6/2021

 

 

Family Puppet Show!

 

When:  15 July 11.30am

Really Grand Events Puppet show is so much fun! Meet Punch and Judy and discover the antics they get up to with lots of laughs and surprises aliong the way. Suitable for 3-7yr olds but open to all ages.

This online Puppet Show will be delivered via Zoom so access to the Internet essential. 

Register for free on Eventbrite from 18/6/2021

Storytime Online!

 

When:  Every Thurs 22 July - 19 Aug

Cavan Library Staff love to gather the little ones around for a story so we have jumped online for the summer to bring the delight of storytime into your home.  Suitable for 3-6 yr olds. 

Available at facebook.com/CavanLibrary and at www.cavanlibrary.ie/events

if govenment restrictions allow, in-person storytime will return to our libraries for small groups... KEEP AN EYE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA for updates!

 

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Centenary Lecture Series 2020-2021

Date and time: 24 July 2020 @ 00:00 to 30 December 2021 @ 00:00

Cavan County Council’s Historian in Residence, Dr Brendan Scott has been appointed to draw a Cavan based focus on the Decade of Centenaries.

History lectures, podcasts, exhibitions, school outreach, and a published collection of historical essays are among the range initiatives planned as Dr Scott charts this tumultuous period in Irish history.  All content can be found on www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries and on facebook.com/cavancoco

Fortnightly Webisodes  3rd June -  9th August.

Webisodes will premiere on Cavan County Council’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/cavancoco and online at www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries on Thursdays at 7.30pm from 3rd June -  9th August.

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View past webisodes here

 

Webisode No. 1 

‘The Death of Captain Thomas Sheridan’

In May 1920, Tom Sheridan, a young IRA volunteer from Ballinagh, was shot and later died of wounds he received while taking part in an ambush. This short lecture discusses Tom and the controversial nature of his death.

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Cavan Library service is delighted to present this Centenary Lecture Series which was originally showcased in September/October 2020.           

Speakers include Dr Sinéad McCoole, Dr Brian Hughes, Fr. Ultan McGoohan, Dr Darragh Gannon, John Dorney and Dr Mary McAuliffe.

You can still access the full lectures below at any time.  Share details with friends and colleagues too!                                                                                                  

This lecture series forms part of Cavan County Council’s Decade of Centenaries 2020 programme and is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Initiative.

Lecture 1 

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Lecture 2 

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Lecture 3 

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Lecture 4 

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Lecture 6  

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Spring Into Storytime - Join Us!

Date and time: 31 March 2021 @ 00:00 to 30 April 2022 @ 00:00

Public libraries’ annual Spring Into Storytime programme promises to bring the magic of storytime to homes across the country this April.  Spring Into Storytime is moving online and Cavan Library Service will organise virtual events and activities, all based around reading and listening to stories, which families can enjoy.

The programme provides an ideal opportunity for children to take time to enjoy a variety of stories through online storytimes by library staff and authors and experience reading as an activity which is fun, entertaining and allows families to share this happy time together.

Reading with children and access to books has many important long-term benefits. Children who develop an interest in stories and reading have been found to have greater self-esteem and well-being, greater creativity and imagination, better social and health outcomes, and an overall better quality of life as they get older. The Spring into Storytime initiative is a creative way in which children’s literacy skills can be developed.

You and your family can enjoy the following - click on the links below to explore all we have on offer for Spring Into Storytime 2020!

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Join author and magician Colin Walker as he reads from his book 'Buggle Valley'. Enjoy a little bit of MAGIC too!!

Join author and magician Colin Walker as he reads from his book 'The Sneeze Beez'. He has a cute rabbit friend joining him!

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Join author and illustrator Dolores Keaveney as she reads her book and 'If I were a Bee'.  Learn all about the honey bee and how honey is made - from hive to honeypot!

 

Join author and illustrator Dolores Keaveney as she reads her book and 'Dee the Bee'.  Learn all about the honey bee and how honey is made - from hive to honeypot! PREMIERES 26 APRIL

Bee colouring pages - share your colouring on our Facebook page - facebook.com/CavanLibrary

    

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Branch librarian Marleen as she reads 'The President's Cat' by Peter Donnelly.

Cat colouring pages - share your colouring on our Facebook page - facebook.com/CavanLibrary   

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Join Branch librarian Marleen as she reads 'Brian and the Vikings' by Chris Judge.

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Join Branch librarian Marleen as she reads 'The Magic Moment' by Niall Breslin

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'The Easter Bunny's Cracked Egg' & The Bellamont Bear and the Easter Bunny'

Join author and magician Colin Walker as he perfoms his story 'The Easter Bunny's Cracked egg'. 

He also shows Bellamont Bear on a wander in Erica's Fairy Forest and tells the story 'The Bellamont Bear and the Easter Bunny!

      

Easter Bunny colouring pages - share your colouring on our Facebook page - facebook.com/CavanLibrary

 

For more you can follow our social media channels at facebook.com/cavanlibrary. You can also visit www.librariesireland.ie where online storytimes from library staff all over Ireland will be uploaded.

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