Showing posts from September, 2016

Maker Space Workshop: Introduction to SketchUp Make

Learn how to create 3D printable objects using the SketchUp Make software. Tuesday 27th September, 2016 from 4 to 5 pm in the library training room. Click the image below for further details.

Druid and the Beauty Queen - From the Archive

Programme cover, T he Beauty Queen of Leenane, 1996 The Beauty Queen of Leenane  by Martin McDonagh was a point of departure for many reasons. When it opened to a world premiere production by Galway's Druid Theatre Company, in a co-production with London's Royal Court Theatre, on the first of February 1996, it also marked the opening of a new theatre building – Galway's Town Hall Theatre. The play would also be a whirlwind success for Druid and open up one of the most important and celebrated relationship's in contemporary Irish drama – that of director Garry Hynes and the plays of Martin McDonagh. it also, of course, exposed audiences both in Ireland and around the world, to a very different 'Irish' play. Within two years of the play's opening in Galway,  Beauty Queen  would make history and secure four Tony awards, including Best Director for Garry Hynes, the first female director to win the award. The play would tour extensively in Ireland, the

Culture Night 2016 at NUI Galway Archives!

This Friday, 16th September, sees another packed Culture Night across the country and across Galway city and county. The Archives of the Hardiman Library and NUI Galway bring you two events to keep you topped up with culture on this busy evening. First is a lunchtime event of music, song, spoken word and archives. Celebrating the heritage and culture of the West of Ireland, this event promises to be a special lunchtime gathering of a range of artists .The Galway Music Residency and NUI Galway invite you to join the Galway ConTempo Quartet in the President’s Drawing Room, NUI Galway, where you can view the historic art collection on display; a rare work by Lady Gregory’s son Robert, a portrait of actress Siobhan McKenna and more, with talks, readings and rare archival film, photographs and props from McKenna’s acting legacy and from the archives of Galway's celebrated company, Druid Theatre. Time: 1300 - 1430 Location: President's Drawing Room, NUI Galway Details: http://www.c

Accessing E-Books - Temporary Access Method

We are currently updating essential software; the update process is affecting e-book access.  Instead of accessing content on the DawsonEra e-books site directly, we are getting warning screens about access not being secure. However you can still (securely!) access the e-book content you need. When the warning screen pops up, click on the 'Advanced' link at the bottom of the page. this brings up the link in the screenshot below, and you can click it to navigate through to the content. We're working on the upgrade as a priority, and don't worry, all access to e-book content is safe and secure.

Scheduled Downtime for the Library Online Book Ordering System and our Exam Papers Archive on Wednesday, 7th of September from 08:00 - 10:00

On Wednesday, 7th of September from 08:00 - 10:00 , the following Library services will be unavailable in order to facilitate necessary maintenance: Online Book Ordering System Exam Papers Archive Our apologies for the inconvenience.