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Converse With Caitríona Perry Here In Thurles

RTE’s journalist and presenter Ms. Caitríona Perry in Conversation

Date: Saturday September 15th.          Time: 7.30p.m.

Tipperary Library will presents a 60-minute discussion with Ms. Caitríona Perry based on her publication –  ‘In America: Tales from Trump Country’, which will take a look at the current political landscape of America, with particular reference to the businessman; television personality and current 45th President of the United States, latter who is expected to visit Ireland towards the end of this year.


In the BBC news video shown above, our readers will remember that US President Mr Donald Trump was on the phone to our then newly-elected Irish Taoiseach, (Prime Minister), Mr Leo Varadkar, when RTE’s Washington correspondent, the very lovely Ms Caitríona Perry, caught his roving eye.

This discussion will examine why and how President Donald Trump won the 2016 American election and whether he can succeed in getting re-elected for yet another term, again in 2020.

Ms. Perry will attempt to answer the question “Has America changed its mind and fallen out of love with Mr. Trump or is it the case that he is actually delivering on his promises?”

It will look at the Trump administration’s style of government, its successes and its failures thus far and ask; “What now for America on the world stage?”

The presentation will be followed by a ‘Question & Answer Session’ with her audience in attendance.

Note Please: Advance booking is required, so do please contact the Source Box Office at Tel No:(0504) 90204. Special access and wheelchair users should also inform the box office, at the time of booking, that they may need accessibility seating.

Remember the Date: – Saturday September 15thTime: 7.30p.m. sharp.

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53 Year Old Borrowed Book Returned To Thurles Library

Fr. Theobald Mathew (1790-1856)

A belated library book has been returned to Thurles Library this week, overdue by 19,433 days or almost 53 years.

Tipperary County Council Library service at Thurles posted a message on Twitter highlighting and confirming the return of a book overdue since May 30, 1965.

The title of this overdue publication was “Father Theobald Mathew” by author Very Rev. Partick Rogers; originally published in 1943. Fr. Theobald Mathew (1790–1856) was an Irish Catholic priest and teetotalist reformer, popularly known as Father Mathew, born at Thomastown, near Golden, Co. Tipperary, on October 10th, 1790. From 1808 to 1814 he studied in Dublin, before being ordained to the priesthood, entering the Capuchin order.

Suffering constant ill health in his declining years, he suffered a stroke in 1852, latter greatly curtailing his activities. He died in Cobh four years later, on 8th December 1856, following a second stroke.

Statues of Fr. Mathew stand on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork (John Henry Foley 1864); on O’Connell Street, Dublin (Mary Redmond 1893) and in his native Golden, here in Co. Tipperary. There is a Fr. Mathew Bridge in Limerick City, same named after the temperance reformer, following its reconstructed in 1846. A Capuchin Holy Trinity church in Cork, commissioned by him, still stands on Father Mathew Quay.

The now outstanding fine incurred, (due to the book’s late return) should amount to €971.65, but Thurles library service have made the conscious decision to allow the fine go uncollected; joking that they would accept €950 in a quick settlement.

Librarian Mr John O’Gorman confirmed that the missing publication had avoided detection due to it having been taken out under an older but now updated indexing system. The book had been located during the clearing out of a house in the town; and once again returned to the new library, latter situated in The Source building at Cathedral Street, Thurles.

Twitter Message:
Rev. Roger’s “Theobald Mathew”.
Published in 1943.
Overdue since 30th May 1965.
Overdue by exactly 19,433 days.
The fine is €971.65.
But if they pay €950 we’ll say no more about it ‘coz we’re sound like that… pic.twitter.com/aeUhBQR6d1
— TippCoCoLibraries (@TippLib) August 15, 2018

The old Tipperary County Library building, from whence the book was borrowed, coincidently was situated (yes you have guessed it) at Mathew Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Tipperary Library Summer Book Bus Schedule – 7th to 9th August

Ms Breda O’Shea, (Tipperary Library Headquarters, Castle Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary) reports:-

Tipperary Summer Book Bus is taking to the road again, next week, with a new set of Story Time Puppets.

Last week Goldilocks and the Three Bears came along for the ride, with children using the puppets to produce very interactive and hugely entertaining Story Time sessions.

Next week it’s the turn of The Billy Groats Gruff and the ferocious Troll who will be making their Book Bus début; from Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th of August. We would be thrilled if you could come and join us with your children for these most delightful of events.

Please tell your friends, the more the merrier.

Tipperary Summer Book Bus schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 7th August: Clogheen Community Centre – Bus arrives at 10.30am – Story Time is on at 11.30am.

Tuesday 7th August: Mullinahone Health Centre Carpark – Bus arrives at 2.30pm – Story Time is on at 3.00pm.

Wednesday 8th August: Newport Community Centre – Bus arrives at 10.30am – Story Time is on at 2.30pm.

Thursday 9th AugustNo. 27 Comeragh View, Carrick On Suir – Bus arrives at 10.30am – Story Time is on at 11.00am.

Thursday 9th August: Elm Park Community Centre, Clonmel – Bus arrives at 2.00pm – Story Time is on at 2.30pm.

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Tipperary Library – Climb Aboard The Summer “Book Bus”

Ms Breda O’Shea, (Tipperary Library Headquarters, Castle Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary) reports:-

Tipperary Libraries Summer Book Bus schedules are now running in full swing, with our Book Bus rolling into five venues around Co. Tipperary each week. This bus is stocked full with an impressive selection of books for children; from babies to those aged 14 years.

You can register on the Book Bus to participate in the exciting Summer Stars Reading Adventure if you cannot visit one of our magnificent twelve public libraries. Simply pick up your registration card from any of the five locations named below and be one of the many children to be presented with a Summer Stars Certificate next September.

We are also giving out incentives along the way and its important to us that every child in these areas have an equal opportunity to become involved.

Our books in stock are a mixed array of exhilarating and knowledge-building volumes, to fulfil the needs of every child. So do come on down and meet our friendly and eager staff.

Remember, it is never too late to register for the “Summer Stars”, or to come along and exchange your books for new material. We really look forward to saying hello and being of service to the following five communities.

Book Bus Schedules run as follows:-
Clogheen Community Centre: Every Tuesday, 10.30am – 12.30pm from 10th July -14th August.
Mullinahone Health Centre Car Park: Every Tuesday, 2.30pm – 4.30pm from 10th July -14th August.
Carrick On Suir – 27 Comeragh View: Every Thursday, 10.30am – 12.30pm from 12th July – 16th August.
Clonmel – Elm Park Community Centre: Every Thursday, 2.00pm – 4.00pm from 12th July to 16th of August.
Newport – Newport Community Centre: Every Wednesday 10.30am – 1.00pm and; 2.00pm-4.00pm from 11th July to 15th August.

Weather permitting, we are hoping to run some events for the children over the summer. Dogs Trust Ireland visited the bus locations on the 10th and 12th of July, much to the delight of the children. Next week we are running a “Story Sack Storytime”, again weather permitting. Our story-time Puppets confirm that they are very much looking forward to breaking out of their sack, to spend some further quality time and having fun with the children! This is a very interactive and enjoyable event.

Schedules for “Story Sack Storytime” are:-
Clogheen – Tuesday 24th July @11.30am.
Mullinahone – Tuesday 24th July @ 3.00pm.
Newport – Wednesday 25th July @ 2.30pm.
Carrick On Suir – Thursday 26th July @ 11.00am.
Clonmel – Thursday 26th July @ 3.30pm.

Membership is FREE and young children must be accompanied by an adult. If your child has special or additional reading needs; please contact Ellen Kilmartin on Tel: (0761) 1066100.

We are encouraging as many families as possible to bring their children along, to avail of this golden opportunity to keep their reading skills up over the summer. The benefits are huge and past experience highlights the enjoyment and fun the children have each year with our Summer Book Bus. It also provides an invaluable service to families who may not live in close proximity to one of our 12 libraries in Co. Tipperary.

The Book Bus for Clonmel, Carrick On Suir have been supported by the South Tipperary Development Company and in Newport by North Tipperary Leader Partnership, through The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP). Same are funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund.

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More Children Than Ever Sign Up Free To “Summer Stars”

Ms Breda O’Shea, (Tipperary Library Headquarters, Castle Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary) reports:-

“Summer Stars” has been rolled out again this year to all County Libraries nationwide. Interest in this exciting reading-based programme has escalated since the beginning of July in Tipperary Libraries, with more children than ever signing up.

It has been proven that children who visit their local Library regularly, develop stronger literacy and numeracy skills, alongside a positive attitude towards reading for pleasure and knowledge building.

As Dr Seuss so perfectly put it, “The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”.  Reading is a powerful motivational developmental tool. Parents who introduce and encourage their young children to read are giving them a huge gift for life.  Numerous studies show strong links between reading and a child’s emotional development, imagination, creativity, social skills and overall well-being.

If you have not already registered your child for “Summer Stars”, simply drop into your local Library today and collect your Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track reading progress.  It’s never too late to join up!  Registration will be accepted right up to the last week in August. Rewards and incentives will continue throughout the summer with a presentation of certificates in early September for all participants who return their cards to their local library.

Don’t forget to check out the Summer Stars website HERE to participate in the online games and activities as well as sampling a range of animated e-books.  Keep an eye on our library website HERE, for up and coming Summer Star events at your local Library.

Note: “Summer Stars” is a free programme and events are also free.

Nenagh Library for example will entertain your 5-8-year olds with Arts n’ Crafts sessions on Wednesday mornings at 11.15am and with Storytime on Thursday mornings at 11.15am throughout the Summer months.

Borrisokane Library are hosting Rico’s Magic show and Balloon Modelling on Thursday 9th August at 3.00pm.  Booking is essential.

Cashel Library has a Teddy Bears Picnic Storytime on Wednesday 25th July at 3.00pm, and again booking is also essential.

This is just a sample of what is on offer in Tipperary Libraries this summer.

Well done to everybody who has signed up to Summer Stars. Keep up the excellent work and tell all your friends; so that they get to join in the fun too.

Finally, well done also to our excellent Library Staff, who as usual are working tremendously hard to provide a top-class service to everybody in our communities.

Library Membership is free to all ages.

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