Tuesday 12 February 2019

Blind Date with a difference at the Library

This Valentine’s Day Clare County Library would like to play matchmaker for you and set you up on a blind date…with a book! Following on from the success of previous years we are excited to once again present Blind Date with a Book, where you take a chance and check out a book that we have selected, without knowing exactly what that book is until you get it home. We’re hoping we can introduce you to a book you’ll love, but may not have chosen for yourself otherwise. It could be the book you’ve been searching for all your life!

From February 13th-16th, during library opening hours, you are invited to visit any of the participating library branches in Ennis, Ennistymon, Kilkee, Killaloe, Kilrush, Lisdoonvarna, Scariff, Sixmilebridge and Shannon where there will be a display of books wrapped in plain paper. Make your selection and bring it to the checkout desk, where you will also receive a sweet treat to take home along with your newfound book love. The selected books will include a range of genres and themes but you won’t be able to judge any of them by their cover before you get to know them. Here’s hoping it will be love at first page, but there is no need to worry about any hard feelings or awkwardness if it’s not! If you don’t make that special connection you can simply return it and move on to the next book. After all, there are plenty more books on the shelves!

We’re also giving you the opportunity to show yourself some love with a host of Healthy Ireland at Your Library events planned for Valentine’s Day. You can join Kevin Kinsella for a taster session of Tai Chi in Sixmilebridge Library at 6.30pm, start your journey into Mindfulness with experienced, accredited therapist Pauline Bradley in Tulla Public Library at 6.30pm, learn how to offset life’s wear and tear on your body with a ‘Fit for Life’ talk by Physiotherapist Fintan O’Donnell in Corofin Public Library at 7pm or get expert tips on how to improve your nutrition from registered dietitian Dr. Anne Griffin in Lisdoonvarna Public Library at 7pm. Dr. Griffin will also give her talk on expert tips to improve your nutrition in Kildysart Public Library on Tuesday, 12th February at 7pm.

All events are free of charge and more information is available by contacting each branch library. To view opening hours and contact details for Clare County Library’s branches visit www.clarelibrary.ie or phone 065-6821616/6846350.

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