What's on at Ruth Gotlieb Library Kilbirnie?
Nau mai haere mai, welcome. On this page you'll find information about what's happening at Ruth Gotlieb Library Kilbirnie.
- JP Services |
- Free Wifi |
- Baby Rock & Rhyme |
- Storytime |
- Community Display Cabinet |
- Book Club |
- ESOL Services |
- Arabic Collection |
- Indian Language Collection |
- Graphic Novel Collection |
- Select DVDs
Justice of the Peace
A Justice of the Peace is available at the Kilbirnie Library on Thursdays from 5.30-6.30pm. No appointment necessary but please contact us on the day to confirm availability.
Please note that the Justice of the Peace will not be available from the 16th December 2016 to the 25th January 2017. They will be returning to duty as of 26th January 2017.
You can ring us on 387-1480.
Free Wireless Internet
Welly WiFi is available at Kilbirnie Library. Just bring in your wireless-compatible device and you can access up to 100MB for free each day.
The hours of availability are from 10.00am until ten minutes before closing time, Monday - Saturday.
Baby Rock & Rhyme
Our hugely popular Baby Rock & Rhyme programme is held every Friday morning (except during Christmas Holidays). A free, interactive, fun-filled session of songs, rhymes and fingerplays for babies 0-2 years and their caregivers. Each session starts at 10:15am and runs for approximately 20 minutes. Arrive early to grab the best spots.
More information, including full details for all libraries, is available on the kids' What's on page.
Come along and be entertained by our wonderfully gifted storytellers! Preschool Storytime sessions are held at Kilbirnie Library every Monday and Wednesday at 10.30am. Enjoy listening to new stories as well as old favourites. Grab a cushion and make yourself comfortable!
More information on storytimes, including full details for all libraries, is available on the kids' What's on page.
Community Display Cabinet
We have a fun way for you to be involved in Ruth Gotlieb Library - bring us your treasured collections to display!
We've had collections of origami, vintage Polly Pockets, World War II artefacts and Harry Potter figurines, so all ideas are welcome. Register your interest with one of our friendly staff when you next come into the library.
Kilbirnie Library plays host to a fantastic social book group for adults. We meet in the library on the first Thursday of the month from 6-7pm. Come and join us!
"The Kilbirnie library book club comes together over a cuppa and biscuit to discuss the books we have read, movies we have seen, and authors. The selection of books available for reading is varied. For me, this has expanded the authors and the type of books I read and to read with a different perspective and viewpoint."
--Kilbirnie Book Club member
"We recently had Kate Spencer come and speak to us about her book Being Daisy. Interesting and entertaining to listen to an author speak on her book and life experience. A different insight to that of a just a reader."
-- Kilbirnie Book Club member
For further information, email June or ring us on 387 1480.
We have a comprehensive English language learning collection, including grammar and vocabulary workbooks, IELTS preparation, dictionaries and simplified fiction.
Come along to our free English conversation session at Kilbirnie Library. We meet every Monday from 11am-12pm to chat and improve our English conversation skills. All levels welcome!
Please note that Kilbirnie Social English is taking a break for all of January. It will start again on Monday 13th February 2017.
Come and browse our wonderful collection of Arabic language material. We have fiction as well as non-fiction (including cooking, parenting) and Children's books. We also hold the popular Sayidaty magazine. You may read magazines in the library, or borrow lending copies for one week with your WCL library card. All items in this collection can be borrowed free of charge.
Indian Language Collection
Our foreign language collection has expanded with the addition of books in Hindi, Gujarati and Tamil. We also have Chitralekha, a weekly Gujarati news magazine. All items in this collection can be borrowed free of charge.
Graphic Novel Collection
Discover our Graphic Novel Collection! Featuring action packed adventure, comedy genius and bloodcurdling thrillers, our shelves house something for everyone. Drop in to the library to browse and borrow the best of Stan Lee, Frank Millar, Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman. Or re-visit old favourites in Graphic Novel form (such as The Kite Runner or Stephen King's Dark Tower Trilogy) Some of your favourite authors are venturing into this arena. Check out Janet Evanovich, Audrey Niffenegger, Ian Rankin and others.
The 'Select' collection is designed to make it easier to borrow popular and frequently reserved items within our DVD collection. The titles in this collection have a reduced loan period of 3 days, meaning you can access the most popular DVDs faster for the same price and find them on the shelf more often. Items in this collection also cannot be reserved - so are more immediately available.
Look for the 'Select' orange sticker.