Events in Louth County Libraries

Louth Science Festival November 6th - 17th - Event Brochure can be found HERE! Contact Local Branch for Event Details

Dundalk Library. Tel: 042-9353190

October Events

Changing Lives Initiative: ADHD Information Session on Thursday 18th of October at 6pm.

World Harp Day: A music performance by pupils from Music Generation on Saturday October 20th at 11.00am.

Mindfully Me: Louise Shanagher will explore mindfulness for children in a creative & fun way on Saturday October 20th at 2.30pm. A Healthy Ireland event.

Talk on Arthritis: Advice on the symptoms of arthritis and managing the condition with Arthritis Ireland on Tuesday October 23rd at 2.30pm. A Healthy Ireland event.

Children's Book Festival - Share A Story: Intergenerational storytelling celebrating the relationship between grandparent & grandchild. Takes place Friday October 26th at 11.30am

Design A Halloween Mask & Seasonal Crafts: Arts & crafts workshop for children on Tuesday October 30th at 3.00pm

Scary Stories & Spooky Tales: Children's storytelling on Wednesday October 31st at 11.30am. Suitable for ages 3-7, Halloween costumes encouraged.

November Events

Decade of Commemorations Festival: A panel discussion with Dr Donal Hall on "The End of The First World War" & Dr David Durnin on "Medical History of The First World War on Thursday November 1st at 6.00pm.

Build It, Make It - Explore Science with the Brickx Club: A LEGO workshop encouraging imagination, creativity, teamwork, communication & social skills. Suitable for ages 4-12 years, this Louth Science Festival workshop takes place on Saturday November 3rd at 11.00am. Booking is essential.

HPV; The Whole Story, Warts & All: A talk on HPV by scientist, lecturer & researcher Dr. Sinead Loughran from the School of Health and Science at DKIT covering the significance of HPV as a cause of cancer, how the HPV vaccine protects against HPV and the facts about the safety of the vaccine being used in Irish schools. Takes place on Tuesday November 6th at 1.30pm. Booking is essential, this talk is part of Louth Science Festival & suitable for students & parents.

The Science of Mandala Art: Mandala art is the ultimate cross over between art, mathematics and science and touches on concepts ranging from Vedic mathematics, geometry, astronomy, art history, philosophy and much more. This two-hour workshop will explore the philosophy behind mandala and involves you colouring & engaging with your own mandala. Takes place on Tuesday November 6th at 6.00pm as part of Louth Science Festival; booking is essential.

Farming as a Career: Teagasc workshop as part of Louth Science Festival on Wednesday November 7th at 2.00pm. Booking is essential.

The Science of Food & Fermentation: Local business The Great Northern Larder will talk about the science of food preservation, including fermentation & vinegars on Thursday November 8th at 11.00am as part of Louth Science Festival. Booking is essential.

The Science of your Smart Device: Get the most of your smart phone in this two day course on November 8th & 9th at 2.30pm as part of Louth Science Festival. Booking is essential.

Day in the Life of a STEM Professional: A panel discussion with STEM professionals to showcase different STEM careers, answer questions and put a spotlight on the STEM career environment and the opportunities available, in a world increasingly shaped by science & technology. Takes place Thursday November 8th at 6.00pm as part of Louth Science Festival. Booking is essential.

Once Upon a Star: Science themed stories and art activities for the very young on Saturday November 10th at 11.30am as part of Louth Science Festival.

The Science of Cyberbullying: Informative workshop delivered by Barnardos and aimed at parents covering a range of topics including popular apps, internet safety & signs that your child is experiencing cyberbullying. Takes place on Tuesday November 13th at 6.00pm as part of Louth Science Festival. Booking is essential.

Bee Wise: An informative workshop on the honey bee & everyday uses for honey by expert beekeeper Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda as part of Louth Science Festival on Thursday November 15th at 11.00am. Booking is essential.

The Science of your Smart Device: Get the most of your smart phone in this two day course on November 15th & 16th at 2.30pm as part of Louth Science Festival. Booking is essential.

The Science of Food Labeling: How to decipher labels, understand ingredients and shop smart to meet your nutritional needs. Takes place Thursday November 15th at 6.00pm as part of Louth Science Festival, booking is essential.

Once Upon a Star: Science themed stories and art activities for the very young on Saturday November 17th at 11.30am as part of Louth Science Festival.

Scratch! Scratch! Scratch!: Explore the World of Computer Coding with Joan McCann from {The_Code_Lab}. Learn to use Scratch, a fun programming language for children. Learn how to create your own animation or game on Saturday November 17th at 2.00pm as part of Louth Science Festival. This workshop is for children & parents, booking is essential.

Art Exhibition: Local artist James Muckian will exhibit a selection of his works from Tuesday November 20th until Saturday December 1st.

Ongoing Events at Dundalk Branch Library

Irish Language Group: Intermediate level - Every Tuesday at 4pm.

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

Adult Book Clubs – Rediscover the joy of reading and discuss your views with others. Please ask at desk for details

Baby Book Club - Explore the benefits of reading to your baby from an early age. Takes place on the second Friday of every month at 11.00am

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. Free classes run throughout the year.

Conversational German Group: Improve your conversational German in a friendly group environment. Commencing Friday October 19th at 4.00pm & weekly thereafter. 

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

October Events

Decade of Centenaries Talks - Tuesday 30th October at 6pm.  'Militant Radicalism and Female participation in IRA intelligence, 1912-1922' with Gerri O'Neill (DCU) and 'Women's Lives in 1918: Margaret Farrell, Georgina Frost and the 1919 Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act' with Antonia Hart (TCD). All welcome.

November Events

The Science of Mandala Art: Mandala art is the ultimate cross over between art, mathematics and science and touches on concepts ranging from Vedic mathematics, geometry, astronomy, art history, philosophy and much more. This two-hour workshop will explore the philosophy behind mandala and involves you colouring & engaging with your own mandala. Takes place on Tuesday November 6th at 11.00am as part of Louth Science Festival; booking is essential.

The Science of Food Labeling: How to decipher labels, understand ingredients and shop smart to meet your nutritional needs. Takes place Tuesday November 6th at 6.00pm as part of Louth Science Festival, booking is essential.

Farming as a Career: Teagasc workshop as part of Louth Science Festival on Wednesday November 7th at 11.00am. Booking is essential.

The Science of Gin: Learn about the science of gin distilling from the experts at Listoke Distillery & Gin School on Thursday November 8th at 6.30pm as part of Louth Science Festival. Booking is essential.

Once Upon a Star: Science themed stories and art activities for the very young on Saturday November 10th at 11.30am as part of Louth Science Festival.

Super Science Art: Combining science with art, an arts & crafts session involving robots and rockets and lots more besides. Suitable for ages 6-10, takes place Saturday November 10th at 2.30pm as part of Louth Science Festival. Booking is essential.

Bee Wise: An informative workshop on the honey bee & everyday uses for honey by expert beekeeper Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda as part of Louth Science Festival on Tuesday November 13th at 6.00m. Booking is essential.

The Science of Cyberbullying: Informative workshop delivered by Barnardos and aimed at parents covering a range of topics including popular apps, internet safety & signs that your child is experiencing cyberbullying. Takes place on Thursday November 15th at 6.00pm as part of Louth Science Festival. Booking is essential.

Build It, Make It - Explore Science with the Brickx Club: A LEGO workshop encouraging imagination, creativity, teamwork, communication & social skills. Suitable for ages 4-12 years, this Louth Science Festival workshop takes place on Saturday November 17th at 11.00am. Booking is essential.

Ongoing Events:

Parent & Toddler Group: Every Wednesday @ 10.30am

Baby Book Club: Explore the benefits of reading to your baby from an early age. Join us for lots of great stories, rhymes and songs. Next meeting Wednesday 24th October at 10.30am.

Adult bookclub: Last Thursday of every month @ 2.30pm 

'All Write' - Adult Creative Writing Group: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month (2.30pm-4.00pm). 

 

Ardee Library. Tel: 041-6853023

October Events

Beginning Wednesday October 17th Public Health Nurse led breastfeeding support group from 10-11.00. This will run each Wednesday thereafter. All welcome to this Healthy Ireland event. 

Tuesday October 23rd 6.30PM Concerned about Dyspraxia? Join us for this information session with the Dyspraxia Association of Ireland. A Healthy Ireland event, all are welcome.

Thursday October 25th 6.00-7.30 PM The Changing Lives Initiative will host a session for anyone concerned about ADHD and their child. All are welcome to this Healthy Ireland event.

November Events:

Decade of Centenaries: Saturday November 3rd at 2.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Irish Provincial Newspapers & the changes in Nationalist Public Opinion 1916-1918 with Dermot Meleady

1918, The fall of the Irish Parliamentary Party? with Dr. Martin O' Donoghue.

The Science of Mandala Art: Mandala art is the ultimate cross over between art, mathematics and science and touches on concepts ranging from Vedic mathematics, geometry, astronomy, art history, philosophy and much more. This two-hour workshop will explore the philosophy behind mandala and involves you colouring & engaging with your own mandala. Takes place on Tuesday November 6th at 2.30pm as part of Louth Science Festival; booking is essential.

Bee Wise: An informative workshop on the honey bee & everyday uses for honey by expert beekeeper Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda as part of Louth Science Festival on Thursday November 8th at 6.00m. Booking is essential.

Build It, Make It - Explore Science with the Brickx Club: A LEGO workshop encouraging imagination, creativity, teamwork, communication & social skills. Suitable for ages 4-12 years, this Louth Science Festival workshop takes place on Saturday November 10th at 11.00am. Booking is essential.

HPV; The Whole Story, Warts & All: FULLY BOOKED!  A talk on HPV by scientist, lecturer & researcher Dr. Sinead Loughran from the School of Health and Science at DKIT covering the significance of HPV as a cause of cancer, how the HPV vaccine protects against HPV and the facts about the safety of the vaccine being used in Irish schools. Booking is essential, this talk is part of Louth Science Festival & suitable for students & parents.

The Science of Nanotechnology: FULLY BOOKED! Join the Crann Institute and the Science Gallery in this hands-on workshop looking at the science behind wearable technologies on Wednesday November 14th as part of Louth Science Festival.

Ongoing Events:

Breastfeeding Support Group with Public Health Nurse beginning Wednesday October 17th at 10.00-11.00 and each Wednesday thereafter. All welcome. 

Louth Volunteers drop in, every 2nd Thursday from 10.00-13.00

Adult Bookclub: Monthly meeting.

Beginner Computer Classes: Please contact the branch for details.

Active Retirement Chair Yoga Wednesdays from 11.00

Tapestry Group Wednesdays from 2.00

Carlingford Library. Tel: 042-9383020

Dementia, Alzheimer's & Neuroscience: Informative sessions with Maeve Montgomery, Dementia Advisor with the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland on Tuesday November 6th at 6.00pm as part of Louth Science Festival.

Dunleer Library. Tel: 041- 6859016

October Events

Saturday October 20th Family Storytime for children's Book Festival. Please contact Dunleer branch for bookings.

Links 

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

http://www.newstalk.ie/shelflife