Thursday, 12 December 2013
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Other books about Mandela available in Clare County Library include:
Saving Nelson Mandela: the Rivonia trial and the fate of South Africa by Kenneth S. Broun.
Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation by John Carlin.
Conversations with myself by Nelson Mandela.
Higher than hope: the authorized biography of Nelson Mandela by Fatima Meer.
After Mandela: the battle for the soul of South Africa by Alec Russell.
Mandela: the authorised biography by Anthony Sampson.
Nelson Mandela: the struggle is my life: his speeches and writings brought together with historical documents and accounts of Mandela in prison by fellow-prisoners.
Books for children include:
Nelson Mandela by Richard Killeen.
Nelson Mandela by Ann Kramer.
11 February 1990: the release of Nelson Mandela by John Malam.
Nelson Mandela by Benjamin Pogrund.
Nelson Mandela and his struggle for freedom by Sarah Ridley.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
On Friday evening the 6th December staff at deValera Public Library, Ennis, held a craft workshop for members of the Polish Irish Community to celebrate St. Nicholas Day which traditionally starts off the Christmas holiday in Poland. In the Polish tradition St. Nicholas, called Sw. Mikolaj in Poland, is a saintly, dignified figure who comes as a bishop, carrying a crozier. Descending from Heaven with an angel helper, he travels on foot or in a sleigh pulled by a white horse as he visits homes in the countryside. Fifteen children and their parents along with teenage siblings and helpers decorated a tree in creative hand-crafted decorations during a fun workshop. The tree is now on display in the window of deValera Library. Polish Christmas music and treats for the busy children added to the evening’s enjoyment. Clare County Library is pleased to welcome our Polish friends to its main branch and plans to continue to maintain links with the group in the coming year.