Library Festival 14-19 October at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

Where: Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB
When: Thursday 17 October 2019 at View all dates

Come along and join in the fun extravaganza with a pirate twist. Meet our robots. Discover how to make your own pirate-themed movie using stop motion animation. Build the library of the future at our LEGO-thon. Step outside the box with our virtual reality headset, or have a blast with the past playing retro games. We have something for all ages and abilities to enjoy and all events are FREE!

Uncover the Past in our Local and Family History Department

Drop-in anytime during library opening hours to our Local and Family History department and find out how to get started building your family tree. The department houses a unique collection including directories, maps and local newspapers, and also offers FREE access to popular online resources Ancestry, FindMyPast and The British Newspaper Archive.

All week. Drop in, no booking required.

Discover how you can access free eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines – using your library card

Our friendly staff will show you how to download the Libby and PressReader apps so you can enjoy our free eReading services anytime, anywhere – all you need is a South Ayrshire library card. Don't worry if your tablet or laptop isn't on a mobile contract, we can still help you to get started by connecting to our Wi-Fi.

eBooks – Find out how you can check out the latest bestsellers by your favourite authors, with no returns or late fees using Libby. We have a huge selection of fiction and non-fiction titles available as well as a dedicated section for children and young adults.

PressReader –  our magazine and newspaper app, delivers an endless stream of top news stories to read, discuss and share. Get full issues of thousands of top newspapers just as they appear in print including The Herald, The Guardian, The Ayrshire Post as well as over 600 popular UK magazines FREE!

Monday 14 October, 10am – 4pm
Saturday 19 October, 10am – 12 noon & 2pm – 4pm

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Would you like to make your own pirate-themed animated movie? Bring out your creative side with the chance to produce and direct your own short film. During this stop-motion animation workshop, you will learn the skills needed to be the next big Hollywood director. All you need to bring is your imagination!

Tuesday 15 October, 12pm – 4pm
Suitable for ages 5- 12 years. Drop in, no booking required.

Pirate Crafts

Ahoy me hearties! Hop on board for some swashbuckling pirate craft fun.

Wednesday 16 October, 1.45pm – 2.45pm
Suitable for ages 5 – 12 years. Booking required.

Tech I.T. Out

Come along and have a go at virtual reality, augmented reality, retro gaming and lots more gadgets and gizmos.

Wednesday 16 October, 2pm – 4pm
Suitable for all ages. Drop in, no booking required.

LEGO-thon – imagine it, build it!

Let your imagination run wild at an afternoon of LEGO building fun.

Thursday 17 October, 1pm – 4.30pm
Suitable for ages 5 – 12 years. Drop in, no booking required.

To find out more information or to book any of the above events please contact Carnegie Library or T: 01292 286385



This event takes place on the following dates:

17/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 19/10/2019

Further information

Use these contact details for more information about the event.

Tel: 01292 286385

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