Events in Louth County Libraries

Dundalk Library. Tel: 042-9353190

October Events

Digital Skills for Citizens: A basic computer course by the ICS Foundation consisting of two hour classes for 5 weeks beginning the week of October 10th. There are six different times in order to suit all schedules; Tuesdays at 5.45pm, Wednesdays at 10.00am, Wednesdays at Noon, Thursdays at 10.00am, Thursdays at Noon and Saturdays at 10.00am. Sign up to one of these times by contacting the issue desk in Dundalk Library.

Europe Direct Soap Box Competition: Thursday, October 19th at 7.00pm. The topic of this year's theme is "Brexit: Ireland's Opportunity"

Moo Music: Wednesday October 25th at 10.30am, Moo Music is a fun, interactive music session for 0-5 year old children, their parents, grandparents & carers. Music sessions based around fun songs, using instruments, sensory props and creative imaginations.

Halloween Storytime: Tuesday October 31st at 3.00pm, come and enjoy some spooky storytelling. Costumes are encouraged as there will be a prize for the best one.

November Events

Arts & Crafts for Children: Saturday November 4th at 11.30am, an arts & crafts workshop for kids.

Clark's Shoe Factory: An exhibition on the history of Clark's Shoe Factory, Dundalk which runs from November 21st to December 2nd

Moo Music: Wednesday November 22nd at 10.30am, Moo Music is a fun, interactive music session for 0-5 year old children, their parents, grandparents & carers. Music sessions based around fun songs, using instruments, sensory props and creative imaginations.

Children's Storytelling: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Rights of the Child, children's storytelling on Wednesday November 22nd at 3.00pm

Ongoing Events at Dundalk Branch Library

Irish Language Group: Resuming September 5th 2017. Intermediate level - Every Tuesday at 4pm.

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. Free classes run throughout the year.

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

Age Action - For all older People presents Computers for the Terrified! 1-to-1 training for over 55's: Age Action will run beginner courses in computers for older people in Drogheda Library.  These FREE courses will run once a week for 5/6 weeks.  Classes will run from 27th October.  If you would like to become a volunteer or to book a course please contact Age Action on 01-4756989

Storytelling With Grainne Rafferty -Saturday October 7th at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For children aged 4 + . Admission free. These storytelling sessions are brought to you  by Droichead Arts Centre &  Leanbh Children's Festival in association with Louth County Libraries Children's Book Festival.

Storytelling with Grainne Rafferty - Saturday October 14th  at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For children aged 4 +. Admission free. These storytelling sessions are brought to you by the Droichead Arts Centre &  Leanbh Children's Festival in association with Louth County Libraries Children's Book Festival.

Red Riding Hood with Moon & Sixpence Puppet Theatre Saturday October 21st at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  For children aged 4 +.This string puppet production features all the classic fairy-tale characters with live music , sound effects & audience participation. Admission free. These puppet theatre events are brought to you by Droichead Arts Centre & Leanbh Festival in association with Louth County Libraries Children's Book Festival.

Michael Morpurgo Book Display - Information and book display for the month of October. Read amazing facts about this much loved author.

November Events

"Digital Skills for Citizens - Classroom Training"  - A basic computer course by the ICS Foundation consisting of one class every Wednesday for five weeks.  The class will begin on 01st November from 2.30pm-4.30pm.  There is no charge for this course but booking is essential. Please contact Drogheda library on 041-9876162 to book your place.

Children's Storytime - Friday 03rd November at 11.30am.  Join us for some great stories and plenty of colouring fun.

Author Visit - Nicola Pierce - Tuesday 07th November at 10.00am. Invited classes only.

Bilingual Workshop and Dramatic Storytelling with Roisin Murphy in association with Foras na Gaeilge - Friday 10th November at 10.00am. Invited classes only.

Celebrating Science Week 2017 in association with Science Foundation Ireland.  Go Fly Your Kite - STEM kite design workshops for children -Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th November.  There will be three one hour workshops per day 10.00am-11.00am, 11.30am-12.30pm and 1.15pm-2.15pm. Invited classes only.

Ongoing Events:

Parent & Toddler Group: Every Wednesday @ 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

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.

 

Links

 

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.

http://www.tv3.ie/ireland_am_video.php?locID=1.65.74&video=75370

 

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