Monifieth Library news

STAFF and patrons at Monifieth Public Library enjoyed an eventful time during the Easter holidays.

Several children attended the Tartan themed Bookbug sessions dressed in an array of tartan shirts and dresses, and an interactive storytime went down well with the youngsters. They put on a fabulous play for library staff at the end of the afternoon using puppets and musical instruments. A ‘Haggis Hunt’ also kept primary four to seven children guessing throughout the holidays!

Library staff all over Angus have already begun preparations for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The challenge, for pre-school and primary school aged children, takes place every year during the summer holidays and is always great fun. Keep a look out in the newspaper column, Facebook page and Twitter feed, in the library and around Monifieth for more information.

There are lots of new books arriving in the library at the moment. You will find them all on display shelves dotted around the facility, as well as on our dedicated shelves for new titles.

You might also enjoy keeping up with the ‘fiction coming soon’ booklet. This monthly publication lists all of the new fiction titles Angus Libraries have ordered, complete with a short synopsis for each. There’s a wee grid at the back – just pop down your name and any titles you would like to read and the library, staff will request the titles for you and let you know when they arrive – easy!

Finally, please be aware the library will be closed on Monday, May 6, for a public holiday and will re-open on Tuesday, May 7, at 10 a.m. as normal.

Development group annual meeting

CARNOUSTIE folk, businesses and community organisations are invited to the annual general meeting of Carnoustie Development Group on Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the town’s Kinloch Arms Hotel.

The group was formed in May, 2011, and is a network of local community groups, businesses and organisations with a focus on working together on an agreed action plan for the future development of Carnoustie and the surrounding area for the residents and visitors alike.

Anyone with an interest in the economic development, tourism or general community life in Carnoustie is invited to come along to this meeting to hear of the successes of the past year. Anyone with an interest in Carnoustie is invited to come along and to be involved.

For more information and nomination forms for committee posts contact the Local Community Planning Team on 01241 803562/803561 or e-mail cpofficer@angus.gov.uk . You can also call into the ACCESS Office at 26 High Street, Carnoustie.

Men’s Club prize-winners

ON SATURDAY evening, 82 members and friends enjoyed a night at the presentation of the awards at the end of Monikie Men’s Club’s season. They enjoyed a meal by Alba Catering and a night of dancing to Steven Carcary.

Competition winners were: G. M. Gibb Shield, darts pairs - Donald Gunn and Les Riddick: William Keillor Shield, darts singles - Dave Cunningham. J.P. Simpson Shield, bowls rinks -Pat Cunningham, Jim McLaughlan, Jim Gillespie and Dick Milestone: D. Martin Cup, bowls triples - Pat Cunningham, Ron Dorward and Jim Gillespie: D.A. Robertson Shield, bowls pairs - Bob Millar and Jim Gillespie: Wullie Cameron Two-Bowl Pairs - Bruce Sim and Ian Cain. George Neish Trophy, singles bowls champion - Bob Millar: Smith Shield, singles runner-up - Sandy Wallace. Jock Smith Trophy for Points Club Champion - Pat Cunningham: Leiper Shield Knock-out - Sandy Wallace.