A Night at The Races!
7pm on Friday 19th October at 7pm
The VIP Store Coffee Morning
On Monday 5th November 10.30 - 12 noon, we are holding a coffee morning with a difference at Corrin Court. Instead of buying a ticket we are asking supporters to bring donations for the shop.
You can enjoy tea/coffee and biscuits whilst chatting and listening to some entertainment.
There will be the usual cake and raffle stalls with the cakes being baked by our lovely volunteers.
Please come and join us!
We're delighted to be able to introduce Nellyn the Bear to you!
Manx Blind Welfare Society and RNIB Isle of Man have partnered up with the Island’s opticians to highlight the importance of eye tests for children and to encourage parents and carers to get their child’s sight tested.
All children who receive an eye test will receive their very own Nellyn the Bear (Manx for Little Champion).
Manx Blind Welfare Society Volunteers Coordinator & Events Organiser Debbie Thomson said: ‘There is strong evidence to show that many children in the UK do not have eye tests other than regular screening which should take place between the ages of four and five. The NHS Choices website highlights the importance of regular eye tests for children and that, without routine tests, a potential problem could go undiagnosed for months and years.
‘It’s important for eye problems to be identified as early as possible because they can significantly affect a child’s development and education. It’s also recommended that children have regular eye tests at least once every two years. These are free for all children under 16 years old (and those under 19 years old in full time education).
We have teamed up with Island opticians so when children have their eyes tested, they will be given their very own Nellyn. An eye test is nothing to worry about but, of course, if they want to bring their own bear for comfort they can and then get a teddy pal afterwards.’
The Rotary Club has funded the initiative through the Lockington Marshall Trust which was established to aid Manx charitable organisations
Author's Breakfast on 26th November
We're delighted to announce that Simon Garfield will be the author at this year's Author's Breakfast on 26th November at the Mount Murray Golf Club.
Simon is the author of a number of acclaimed books of non-ficti />on including A Notable Woman (as editor), To the Letter, On the Map, Just My Type and Mauve.
His study of AIDS in Britain, The End of Innocence, won the Somerset Maugham Award.
His new book, In Miniature takes a big look at small things. It is a celebration of the obsessive, eccentric and meticulous, and welcomes us into the world of collectors, modellers and fans. He discovers flea circuses, 1,000 tiny Hitlers, miniature crime scenes, model villages and railways, minuscule food and a dozen more intricately examined pursuits. Each object considered plots the course of a new miniature byway, and in unexpected ways lets us see our world in a whole new light.
Tickets for this event are priced at £25 and include a full English breakfast. To book your place call the Centre on 674727
Audio Library MP3 Recording Summaries Nearing Completion
Pat, one of our Librarians has put a considerable effort into producing MP3 Talking Book Summaries. This project has taken a lot of time and effort, but every book in the MP3 library now has a synopsis on the back. Obviously this work will need continually updating as new books are added to the Library.
These summaries can be found on the Audio Library Page under the Services menu or by clicking here