CLARE County Library is encouraging adults and children to read, discuss, share and experience the same book by participating in a One County One Book programme.
The One County One Book initiative will be officially launched by county librarian, Helen Walsh, along with a representative from Clare County Council in the De Valera Library, Ennis on Wednesday next at 7.30pm.
The title chosen for adults is Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn, while the chosen children’s title is Brian Ború: Emperor of the Irish , also by Morgan Llywelyn.
These titles were chosen in keeping with the initiatives taking place throughout the county this year to commemorate Brian Ború and the millennium of The Battle of Clontarf.
It is hoped that as many people as possible will read these books between April and October and enjoy the events that are planned at the library to enhance the reading experience. Copies of the books will be available for borrowing at all branch libraries.
The launch date coincides with the millennial anniversary of The Battle of Clontarf and the death of Brian Ború. It is also the date on which World Book Night will be celebrated.
Michael Moylan will bring his Irish History Live show to the library on the evening, when he will enthral the audience with his interactive show. He will provide hands-on experience of what life was like in the time of Brian Ború.
Many more events are planned in the following months as part of the programme, including visits by author Morgan Llywelyn, historical talks, quizzes, competitions and a touring Brian Ború exhibition that has been produced by Clare County Library.
For more, contact 065 6821616/065 6846350 or visit www.clarelibrary.ie.