Libraries are celebrating EmbRACE Week 2020

LIBRARIES are hosting events to celebrate this year’s EmbRACE Week which runs until Saturday 15 February.

EmbRACE Week celebrates the diversity and culture of our community with a programme of events and activities aimed at making everyone in the local community feel welcome, safe and respected.

All events are free and booking is advisable by contacting your local participating library.

LIBRARY ​EVENT DATE​ ​DESCRIPTION / NOTES
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Ballymena Central Library

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​Ulster-Scots history and language – the continuing cultural heritage

Thursday 13 February

6:30pm – 7:30pm​

​​To promote a better understanding of the Ulster Scots history and language, Matthew Warwick, Education Officer with the Ulster-Scots Community Network, will explore the legacy of the 17th Century Scottish settlement in Ulster. Adult audience. Booking advisable.

​Adult Storytelling with Liz Weir MBE and Friends

​Friday 14 February

2:30pm – 3:30pm​

​Join Liz Weir MBE, Libraries NI Storyteller in Residence, and friends this Valentine’s Day, as they share stories from around the world that promote love, friendship and cultural acceptance. Adult Audience, Booking Advisable​

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Broughshane Library​​ ​​

​Ulster-Scots history and language – the continuing cultural heritage

​Thursday 13 February

2:30pm – 3:30pm​

​To promote a better understanding of the Ulster Scots history and language, Matthew Warwick, Education Officer with the Ulster-Scots Community ​Network will explore the legacy of the 17th Century Scottish settlement in Ulster.

Adult Audience. Booking Advisable​.

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Larne Library​

​Children’s Storytelling and Craft Session​

​Saturday 15 February

11:00am – 12:00 noon

​To help celebrate embRACE Week come along and join branch staff for a multicultural storytelling session as they read stories from around the world. ​

These will be followed by a fun craft session.​ Booking advisable.

Children aged 4 – 10 years.

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Whitehead​ ​Library​

​“Bígí Líofa” Free Taster Session in Irish language​

Wednesday 12 February

2:00pm – 3:00pm​

“Bígí Líofa” means “Become fluent”.

This Taster Session will be provided by the Department for Communities’ Líofa team. It will include a background to the Líofa Campaign, social Irish vocabulary for beginners, Líofa resources, details about other free courses in Irish to facilitate learning, cultural knowledge and information about free Líofa bursaries.​

Adult Audience, Booking Advisable​.

 

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