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Heritage Week 2014 at Louth County Libraries

Drogheda Library: Photographic Exhibition with Eric O'Neill. August 23rd-30th; Genealogy & Local History Talk with Alan Hand, Sep. 6th @ 11am.

Ardee Library: WW1 Exhibition featuring a selection of artefacts on loan from the Irish Military War Museum, Aug. 23rd - 30th.

Dunleer Library: 'Dunleer Through the Ages' Photographic Exhibition, Aug. 23rd - 30th; 'Genealogy Live', Sat. Aug. 30th @ 11.30am.Genealogy talk & demonstration of online searching of local parish records. Numbers limited so booking essential.

Dundalk Library. Tel: 042-9353190

Summer Events for Children:

Summer Reading Challenge, 'Mythical Maze' - running throughout July & August. Register at issue desk. Mythical Maze.jpg (size 47.9 KB)

Movie Morning: Every Friday @ 11am

Arts & Crafts Workshop: Wed. Aug. 13th @ 3pm. Suitable for age 7+. Please book at issue desk.

Summer European Art Competition for Under 18's: Paint, Draw or Sketch Your Favourite EU Landmark. EDIC Summer Art Competition 2014.docx (size 84.5 KB)

EU Exhibition:

'What Does It Mean To Be A Citizen of the European Union?', July 30th - Aug. 23rd, in conjunction with the Europe Direct Information Centre Dundalk.

September Events:

'Bringing Back the Memories of Dundalk in the Old Days', Reminiscence Workshop with Harry Lee. Wed. Sep. 10th @11am. Numbers strictly limited so booking is essential.

'From Home Rule to World War', Dundalk in 1914, with local historian Donal Hall. Thur. Sep. 25th @ 6.30pm. Numbers strictly limited so booking is essential.

Ongoing Events at Dundalk Branch Library

Knitting Club: Please register interest at issue desk.

Georgie Porgie Tots Corner, Parent & Toddler Group: Every Thursday @ 10am

Europe Direct Centre – Dundalk Library is a Europe Direct Centre and provides information on issues related to the European Union including EU Publications and general queries about the role of the EU. Free phone access to Europe Direct contact centre and web access to the EU websites is provided go to http://ec.europa.eu/europedirect/

Adult Book Clubs – Rediscover the joy of reading and discuss your views with others. A monthly book Club meets in Dundalk Library the first Tuesday of every month at 6.30 pm. And another the first Thursday of the month at 11.00 am.

WiFi Access is available to current Library members. Renew your Library membership today and avail of free WiFi in Dundalk, Drogheda and Ardee Libraries as well as several hot spots in Dundalk Town Centre. Ask at issue desk for registration details and PIN no.

Computer Classes for groups .If you are interested in updating your computer skills please phone Dundalk Library on 042-9353190 for further details.

Board Games Evening (Adults) - last Thursday of the month. 6.30pm - 8.00pm. Scrabble, Draughts, Chess and Mah-jong. Come along.

Please contact Dundalk Library for details of the above events.

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Drogheda Library. Tel: 041-9876162

Drogheda Library reopened on Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 2014 following refurbishment works.

Drogheda Library is benefitting from having a superb community facility with state of the art equipment putting it at the forefront of Irish public Libraries.

The library features an improved layout with new service points, and a revamped children's area. Technology has been substantially upgraded with the installation of two RFID self-issue service points/kiosks; additional computer access points and WiFi access. There is a new meeting and seminar room which is a community space for meetings and exhibitions as well as serving as an open access computer facility.

 All new members welcome. See photos Drogheda Library Reading Area.jpg (size 882.3 KB)New Drogheda Library Children's Area .jpg (size 859.9 KB)Drogheda Library refurbishment.jpg (size 943.5 KB)

 Saltwater Scribblers Creative Writing Group: Every Tuesday at 5.45pm

August Events:

Summer European Art Competition for Under 18's: Paint, Draw or Sketch Your Favourite EU Landmark. Ask at issue desk for more details. Closing date for submissions is Sep. 13th. EDIC Summer Art Competition Drogheda 2014.docx (size 84.6 KB)

'All Write ', Adult Creative Writer's Group: Every 2nd Friday @ 11am. (Next session, August 29th).

Board Games Evening for Adults: 1st Thursday of every month @ 5.45pm. (Next session, September 4th).

Children's Storytime & Nursery Rhymes: August 13th @ 3.30pm. Bring along your favourite cuddly toy.

Children's Storytime: August 27th @ 3.30pm

Heritage Week Photographic Exhibition: With Photographer Eric O'Neill. August 23rd-30th.


September Events:

Genealogy & Local History Talk, with Reference Librarian Alan Hand. Sat. Sep. 6th @ 11am.


Ardee Library. Tel: 041-6853023

Summer Reading Challenge, 'Mythical Maze' - running throughout July & August. Register at issue desk. Mythical Maze.jpg (size 47.9 KB)

Children's Mythical Art Camp: July 9th - July 30th with local artist Susan Farrelly. Susan will explore European myths & legends through such mediums as painting, sculpture, decoupage, collage. Booking is essential.

Clayotic Clay-Doh Workshop: July 18th @ 10.30am. Suitable for age 7+. Booking essential.

Summer EU General Knowledge Quiz: Closing date is Sep. 13th. Open to all ages. Leave completed forms at issue desk and be in with a chance to win an EReader. EU General Knowledge Quiz.docx (size 43.2 KB)

Art Exhibition, by local artist Pamela Hillard. August 11th - 16th during library opening hours.

WW1 Exhibition: Featuring a selection of artefacts on loan from the Irish Military War Museum, Aug. 23rd - 30th.


Ongoing Events:

Junior Film Club: Every Saturday morning, 10.45am-12.30pm

Junior/Young adult Bookclub: Monthly on Wednesdays, 4pm-4.45pm Register your interest at issue desk.

Parent & Toddler Time: Every Friday @ 10.30am

Knitting Group: Tuesday @ 11am

Beginner Computer Classes: Wednesday @ 11am


Click on link to see Dundalk Bookclub featured on IrelandAM on TV3 on Jan. 28th reviewing the Bord Gais Energy book of the month, 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt.



Please see link below to the Newstalk Radio Documentary 'Shelf-Life', a day in the life of Louth Co. Libraries



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