Is Paisley Ready for A New Chapter?
Paisley town centre is planning on opening a new library on the high street. Is it going to last? Paisley’s government plan on spending a budget of £5 million. Although people are debating whether or not this is too much expenditure. I recently spoke with Councillor, Kenny Maclaren and Renfrewshire libraries Manager, Joyce Higgins about the new library and discussed plans for it.
When will the new library be open?
Kenny: The council still needs to agree to the demolition of the building at 22 High Street in Paisley where they plan to build the new library. If this goes ahead I would expect it to take around 2 years to allow for the demolition of this building and then the construction of the library, some of the options still have to be decided.
Paisley Central Library has been in Paisley’s High Street for 150 years, built by the Coats family for the people of Paisley. Every year we have around 90,000 visits. Many people visit regularly to borrow books, read the newspapers and magazines, for somewhere comfortable to study, to hear authors talk about their work, to use the computers, to get help to use computers, to get help to find out information, or to bring their babies to Book bug sessions where very young children start on their journey to a love of books and reading. The library building is beautiful but old, and in need of repairs and improvements, so the plan is to move the library to a new building is very exciting.
This money is also an important investment in people. Libraries support learning and literacy, which improves the life chances of children and young people, meaning they are more likely to do well in education and eventually in work. Libraries support job seekers with their job searching and in learning new skills to help them find work. Helping people to work is important for the economy of the area. Providing a library also helps individuals and families to save money by borrowing books instead of buying, and using free library computers and Wi-Fi to access the internet.
The library is due to open in approximately 2 years but will it be as good as it sounds? We will have to wait and see.
Wearing make-up, S2 Report
Make-up can come in different shapes, sizes, shades, prices, pigmentation and popularity. When you think of someone wearing make-up, you probably think of a female wearing it. But why?
Let’s go back to 4000 B.C.
Women would wear make-up to appease the gods. They would wear make-up to frighten the ‘evil eye.’ Even though men in Egypt wore make-up, it wasn't to make themselves look /appear nicer. For example, King Tut would wear eyeliner to stand out.
When make-up was invented it was classified as a feminine product due to women complaining about their look constantly. From the year make-up was born, to now, more and more men started wearing make-up.
Thankfully, there are many male make-up artists on social media, making it look ‘normal” for boys to wear make-up. These artists inspire people to be brave, be yourself and do what you think will make you happy. Always remember to treat people the way you want to be treated.