Denyse Woods is Cork County Council’s 2019 Writer in Residence 

Denyse Woods has accepted the post of Cork County Council’s Writer in Residence for Libraries for 2019.  The Writer in Residence programme aims to support creative writing activity in local areas, by providing engagement and interaction with people interested in writing, with the local library service as the centre for the programme.

Denyse will provide a group workshop and one-to-one sessions with adult writers in five library locations namely Ballyvourney, Dunmanway, Kanturk, Millstreet and Passage West Libraries.

Voices of ’68: Exhibition at Cork County Library.

An interactive, exhibition featuring the filmed testimonies of 30 political activists, historians and civilians who experienced a pivotal year in Northern Ireland in 1968, when the civil rights movement and political tensions came to the fore across the province, will be hosted at Cork County Council’s Library Headquarters, Carrigrohane Road, throughout the month of January 2019.

Library Age Friendly Strategy launched

Cork County Council has launched the Cork County Library Age Friendly Strategy 2018-2022.  The strategy was developed following consultation with older people, their service providers and library staff.

 Mary Ryan, Chair of the Age Friendly Alliance and Director of Service, Cork County Council said: “We are delighted to launch this strategy and action plan as a commitment to older adults who are at the very heart of our services in the Library Headquarters, in branches and on mobile libraries around the county.”