Wednesday 6 March 2013

Adult Literacy Book Club at Scariff Library

Scariff Public Library, in conjunction with Scariff VEC and Scariff Brothers of Charity, has been successfully running an Adult Literacy Book Club at Scariff Library for the past year. It is the only such group in Clare and has grown in numbers since its initial launch, and is now facilitating 14 students. A wide range of subjects is covered each week from reading to comprehension, writing and creativity, and the meetings are also an important social outlet for many of the members. The group meets for two hours every Wednesday and enjoys learning in a relaxed comfortable environment. Over the past two months, members have put together an art project with the help of artist Nicola Barnes. The idea for the piece came from class discussions on ways that learners themselves could become involved locally in celebrating Adult Learners Festival. Collectively they have produced a piece of artwork which reflects their own experiences of learning and which they hope will inspire others to get involved. The art piece was unveiled by Siobhan Mulcahy, Clare Arts Officer, at Scariff Library on Wednesday 27th February and will be on display for the remainder of the Adult learners Festival. Photo shows Aileen McDonagh (Senior Library Assistant, Scariff Public Library), Mary Mullane (Adult Literacy co-ordinator with the VEC in Scariff), Siobhan Mulcahy and participants in the project.

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