Events in Louth County Libraries

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Louth Science Festival starts on Tuesday November 12th. For more information and a full schedule listing for the county please go to https://www.louthcoco.ie/en/services/library/louth-science-festival/

Dundalk Library. Tel: 042-9353190

November Events

Climate Change by Fridays for Future: Local student Matthew Geraghty will talk about climate change and the impact on our local environment on Tuesday November 12th at 6pm. This is a public event as part of Louth Science Festival.

Baby Einstein's Baby Book Club: A special science themed edition of our monthly Baby Book Club. Introducing the little Baby Einsteins to a science based morning of books, songs, rhymes and bubbles! We'll dabble with the theme of climate change, exploring books about the moon, weather and the wonderful world around us. Taking place Wednesday November 13th at 11am, suitable for 0-2 year olds as part of Louth Science Festival.

Digital Detox: A talk by Lisa Dunbar on Thursday November 14th at 6.30pm discussing the impact smartphones and social media are having on our physical and mental health. Lisa will give tips for using smartphones and social media in a more conscious, healthy manner. This is a public event as part of Louth Science Festival.

Lego Brickx: Explore the theme of climate change through the medium of Lego. Takes place Saturday November 16th at 11am, suitable for children aged 4-12. Challenges like rubber band cars, glacier scenes, recycling ideas, underwater landscapes and Amazon jungle scenes will be explored. The Brickx Club promote creativity, imagination, teamwork, communication and develop social skills, fine motor skills and spatial intelligence. This is a public event as part of Louth Science Festival however booking is essential.

Bringing Biodiversity to Life: Get hands on with nature - the Mantella Environmental Education group will bring a selection of animals from each of the main animal groups to the library on Saturday November 16th at 2pm. Invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, we'll have them all. Suitable for 4-12 year olds, this is a public event as part of Louth Science Festival however booking is essential.

Introduction to Water Quality in Louth: A talk on how to identify what lives in our streams and rivers and what it means for water quality. Takes place Thursday November 21st at 4.30, a public event as part of Louth Science Festival.

Mediterranean Food and Sustainable Eating: The Mediterranean Diet encourages a more balanced and healthy eating style, with a reduction in meat consumption and an increase in plant based foods with great positive impact on the environment. This talk by FooDee takes place on Thursday November 21st at 6.30pm as part of Louth Science Festival.

Ireland's Weather Today: RTE weather presenter Gerry Murphy will talk about Ireland's changing weather on Thursday November 21st at 7pm as part of Louth Science Festival.

Let's Go Wild: Jungle tales and art activities for the very young. Suitable for children aged 3-7, takes place Saturday November 23rd at 11.30am as part of Louth Science Festival.

Walking (Slowly) Towards Space: In 2014 Dundalk local, Dr. Niamh Shaw announced to the world that she wanted to go to space; and then she made a show about it. 'To Space' explored her impossible dream and the current state of the space industry. She went on a simulated Mars mission and spent time at the European Space Agency's Astronaut Centre as artist and engineer. And made another show about the sacrifice of a dream and the massive group collective required to put one human into space. It's been nearly 5 years now and where is she on her lifelong dream and how has it evolved? Her unique viewpoint strikes a chord with people, and she travels the world sharing her story. 'Walking (Slowly) Towards Space' will see acclaimed communicator Niamh sharing her journey, illuminating the relevance of space in our society, her progress, her struggles and challenges, the importance of sharing the story of space to the wider population, and explaining why she has devoted the remainder of her life to fulfilling a 40 year old dream. Her talk takes place on Saturday November 23rd at 2.30pm as part of Louth Science Festival.

Fostering FirstAn information session with Fostering First on Wednesday 27th November from 11am-1pm.

Women's Aid Dundalk: An information stand from Women's Aid Dundalk will be in the library on Thursday 28th November at 10am.

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 Wednesday of every month at 11.00am

eServices Demonstrations: Learn how to use our full suite of eServices with help from staff on the first Wednesday of every month from 3pm - 5pm. These eServices can be found HERE

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

LMETB Information Morning: Thursday 31st October 10.30am-12.30pm. Drop in anytime during the session and find out about education, training and upskilling opportunities if you are seeking work or thinking of a career change.

Spooky Storytime for children with storyteller Grainne Rafferty: Thursday 31st October at 12.30pm & 1.30pm. Join Grainne for some great Halloween Stories and dress up in your favourite Halloween Costume.

November Events

Digital Detox - A talk with Nutrition & Health Coach Lisa Dunbar: Tuesday 12th November at 6.30pm. Lisa will discuss the impact smartphones and social media are having on our physical and mental health.  She will also give tips for using smartphones and social media in a more conscious, healthy manner.  This is a public event as part of Louth Science Festival.

Mediterranean Food and Sustainable Living - A talk by FooDee: Thursday 14th November at 6.30pm. The Mediterranean Diet encourages a more balanced and healthy eating style, with reduction in meat consumption and an increase in plant based foods with great positive impact on the environment. This is a public event as part of Louth Science Festival.

Bringing Biodiversity to Life - The Mantella Education Group: Saturday 16th November at 11am The Mantella Education Group will bring a selection of animals from each of the main animal groups to the library. Invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, we'll have them all. Suitable for children age 4-12 years. This is a public event as part of Louth Science Festival. Booking essential for this event.

Baby Book Club Special: Wednesday 20th November at 10.30am. A special science themed edition for the very young. Join us for a morning of space stories, songs and rhymes. This is a public event as part of Louth Science Festival.

Boyne Grove Fruit Farm: Growing apples and producing apple related products. Thursday 21st November at 6.30pm. This is a public event as part of Louth Science Festival.

It's Time To Talk About Our Sewers!: Friday 22nd November at 11am. From social stigma to health implications, we'll look at how society shaped wastewater management and what that means for the future of sustainable living. This is a public event as part of Louth Science Festival

Lego Brickx: Saturday 23rd November at 11am. Explore environmental science with Lego Brickx. Suitable for children aged 4-12 years. This is a public event as part of Louth Science Festival. Booking essential for this event.

Once Upon a Star.... : Saturday 23rd November at 2.30pm. Join us for an afternoon of space themed stories and songs. This is a public event as part of Louth Science Festival.

LMETB Louth Adult Education Guidance & Information Service Information Morning as part of College Awareness Week: Tuesday 26th November 10.30am-12noon. Drop in anytime during the session and talk to Stephanie Bourke about your third level options.

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. The Baby Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month.  Next meeting Wednesday 27th November at 10.30am. As part of Louth Science Festival there will be a special space themed Baby Book Club on Wednesday 20th November at 10.30am. All welcome.

Adult bookclub: Last Thursday of every month @ 2.30pm 

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

 

Ardee Library. Tel: 041-6859023

My Open Library has launched in Ardee Library. Click here for details

November events:

Louth Science Festival-there are lots of fun events happening for invited school groups with the following events open to the public. All events are free to attend but booking is essential.

Explore Environmental Science with Lego Brickx Saturday November 16th at 2.30PM

It's Time to Talk About Our Sewers! Thursday November 21st at 11am.

Lets Go Wild Jungle Tales & Art Activities! Friday November 22nd at 3PM

Crann na Beatha-Tree of Life Workshop. Use a variety of recyclable materials to create a tree sculpture while learning how growing more trees can counter-act climate change. Saturday November 23rd at 11am

Discuss all your third level options with Stephanie Bourke, LMETB on Wednesday November 20th from 10.30-12.30 in Ardee Library for College Awareness Week. All are welcome.

Foras na Gailege event with actress & storyteller Roisin Murphy, for invited school audience Friday November 26th. A right to Read event.

Volunteer Louth-join Karen Donlon every second Thursday in Ardee Library to discuss all your volunteering options, from 10.00-12.30. A Work Matters event.

Ongoing Events:

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

Dunleer Library. Tel: 041- 6859016

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