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Edna O'Brien to receive France's highest honour for the arts on the eve of International Women's Day

Edna O’Brien is to receive France’s highest cultural distinction, and be named commander of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres this week. The honour dates back to 1957, and is intended to reward people who have “distinguished themselves by their creations in the artistic or literary field”. The title has previously gone to writers including TS Eliot, Jorge Luis Borges, Seamus Heaney and Ray Bradbury. The ceremony will take place this coming Sunday on the eve of International Women's day and Cavan Library Service extends their congratulations to Edna O'Brien on this distinguished achievement. You can read books from O'Brien's extensive and celebrated collection - ebooks and eAudiobooks available on BorrowBox now.

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021 with Cavan Library Service

Cavan Library Service has a host of great online events planned for Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021. You can join us for an amazing celebration on St. Patrick's Eve with Irish music, song, and dance. Club na nÓg returns with fun for children and there is Ranganna Gaeige do daoine fásta, Irish Classes for adults and much more. Click through to download the full programme.

TTRS - Touch-Type, Read, Spell

We are delighted to announce that TTRS (Touch, Type, Read, Spell) is now available for free with Cavan County Library Service! Touch-type Read and Spell is an award-winning, multi-sensory course that teaches touch-typing, reading and spelling. It is suitable for children, young adults, adults & anyone with diverse learning needs. It is specifically designed for those with dyslexia and dyspraxia but can be used by all learners of all ages and stages. We are inviting primary schools, secondary schools, education centres and individuals to contact us if they would like to avail of TTRS. Limited availability!


Read about celebrated author Edna O'Brien on International Women's Day


The Keep Well campaign aims to show people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines. It provides guidelines, information, and tips on how we can make a plan to do things that will help us keep well through the coming months. A full range of supports is available online at gov.ie/healthyireland

Library events supporting #KeepWell are listed here



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The ‘Mind Yourself’ reading guide contains reviews and recommendations of over 400 books for children and young people from birth to age eighteen and is designed as a ‘first-aid kit’ for worries, sadness, loneliness, anxiety and any number of feelings that a young person may want to explore during these anxious times of COVID 19!

The guide contains mental health and wellbeing information from Jigsaw and ISPCC Childline, including tips and coping strategies for young people and advice for adults on supporting children to build resilience.

The guide is available free of charge at your local library, and may be picked up free of charge when libraries re-open. In the meantime it may be downloaded HERE

Take a look at the CBI BOOKS MAKE THINGS BETTER guide too!



Cavan Library Service publishes 'The Bookmark', a monthly newsletter which features up-to-date information on all Cavan libraries, our events and general library news.

View this months issue of The Bookmark here



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