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Events in Louth County Libraries


Ardee Branch Library Closure

Ardee Library will remain closed until early January 2017 due to electrical upgrade and renovation works.

To facilitate library members the mobile library service will continue to stop at the Fairgreen, Ardee every Friday afternoon from 2pm-4pm.

The Mobile Library also has stops in the following Ardee area:

Friday Dec. 2nd/16thSt. Joseph’s9.45am-10.15am
Friday Dec. 2nd/16thFerdia Park10.20am-10.55am
Friday Dec. 2nd/16thSliabh Breagh11.05am-11.35am
Friday Dec. 2nd/16thMoorehall Lodge Nursing Home & Retirement Village11.45am-12.30pm

Borrowers can return items and borrow from the mobile library service or any of our other branches in Co. Louth.

 Library users can also access online services and renew items at www.louthcoco.ie/libraries or by ringing Dundalk Library on 042-9353190.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Amanda Branigan

Acting County Librarian

Louth County Libraries


Dundalk Library. Tel: 042-9353190

December Events

Christmas Stocking Colouring Competition: Ongoing throughout December, decorate a Christmas stocking picture to be hung up in the library for a chance to win a fantastic prize.

Christmas Gingerbread Workshop for Children: Saturday Dec. 3rd at 2.30pm.

Christmas Table Quiz: Tuesday Dec. 6th at 2.30pm. Free table quiz for teams of 3-4 persons. Tea, coffee & biscuits will be served and there are prizes to be won.

Christmas Arts & Crafts for Under 8s: Saturday Dec. 10th at 11.30am.

Women of the 1916 Rising: An exhibition by the Office of Public Works which will be in the library from Saturday Dec. 10th until Saturday Dec. 17th.

Women's Involvement in the Rising, War of Independence and Civil War: a lecture as part of the Mná 1916:Women 1916 exhibition on Thursday Dec. 15th at 11.00am.

Christmas Play: performed by the Polish School on Saturday Dec. 17th at 12noon.

Christmas Storytelling & Colouring: Saturday Dec. 17th at 3.00pm. All are welcome to a Christmas themed storytelling session with plenty of children's colouring activities.

January Events

Arts & Crafts Workshop with Amy: Wednesday Jan. 4th at 11.30am. For Ages 8 & Under. Limited places available.

Ongoing Events at Dundalk Branch Library

English Language Classes for Employment and Self-Employment for non-English speakers: Next 10 week course begins Tues. Sep. 6th 2016 at 6pm.

Irish Language Group: Resuming January 4th 2016. Intermediate level - Every Tuesday at 4pm. Beginners - Every Wednesday at 4pm.

German Conversation Group: Starting Friday Oct. 21st at 3.30pm, suitable for all levels. Everyone is welcome. Please leave your name at the 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. Please ask at desk for details

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. Next 6 week course begins Friday, September 9th, 2016

Please contact Dundalk Library for details of the above events.

Tel: 042-9353190; Email: libraryhelpdesk@louthcoco.ie Follow us on twitter: @Louthcoco.

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Drogheda Library. Tel: 041-9876162

November Events

Making College Applications as an Adult Learner Workshop: Tuesday Nov. 22nd at 11am. There is no charge to attend this workshop. You can confirm your attendance by e-mail laegis@lmetb.ie or by phone 041-9842030 or 087-2300195

Drogheda Photo Club Exhibition Launch: Thursday Nov. 24th at 6.30pm. Exhibition on view during library opening hours until end of January 2017.

Storytime in Drogheda Library for Drogheda Christmas Bonanza Festival

Christmas Storytime & Colouring: Friday Nov. 25th at 3.30pm. Suitable for ages 3-6.

Christmas Storytime & Colouring: Saturday Nov. 26th at 1pm & 3pm. Suitable for ages 3-6.

December Events

Children's Christmas Arts & Crafts Workshop: Saturday Dec. 03rd 10.30am-12noon. Suitable for ages 6-12 years

Don't miss this special workshop where children will get the opportunity to create for Christmas. Places limited and booking is essential for this event. Telephone Drogheda Library on 0419876162 for details and to secure your place.

Children's Christmas Storytime: Wednesday Dec. 07th at 3.30pm. Suitable for ages 3-6 years.

Christmas stories, songs and colouring fun for young children.

Children's Christmas Storytime: Wednesday Dec. 14th at 3.30pm. Suitable for ages 3-6 years.

Christmas stories, songs and colouring fun for young children.

Ongoing Events:

'All Write ', Adult Creative Writer's Group: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month @ 2.30pm.

Parent & Toddler Group: Every Wednesday @ 10.30am.

Adult bookclub: Last Thursday of every month @2.30pm


Ardee Library. Tel: 041-6853023

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 @ 11am

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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