Events in Louth County Libraries

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Summer Stars Reading Programme 2019: Summer Stars is an annual programme which promotes children's literacy and reading development during the Summer months. Register for you child's free Summer Stars Starter Pack in your local branch.

Dundalk Library. Tel: 042-9353190

July Events

Hands Across the Border: A patchwork quilt exhibition running from Tuesday July 2nd until Saturday July 13th.

Summer Movie Morning: Taking place at 11am every Friday in July & August, we'll be broadcasting children's & family films for all to come and watch.

Summer Storytelling: Children's storytime on Wednesday July 10th at 3pm. Suitable for ages 3 & up.

Water Safety Talk: A talk on water safety with staff from Aura Leisure Centre on Thursday July 11th at 2.30pm.

Family Fun Morning: A family fun day featuring storytelling, games & Ice Cream for all Summer Stars participants from 10am - 12pm on Saturday July 13th.

Are You A Human Being: Dundalk-born artists James Muckian & Sean Hamill have collaborated for this art exhibition which will be available for viewing from Thursday July 18th until Tuesday July 30th.

Summer Storytelling: Children's storytime on Wednesday July 24th at 3pm. Suitable for ages 3 & up.

Understanding Dogs: A workshop to improve your child's confidence & safety around dogs by Dogs Trust on Thursday July 25th at 3pm.

August Events

Clayotic Workshop: A children's clay modelling workshop with Clayotic on Thursday August 1st at 3pm. Suitable for under 11s, places are limited for this workshop and booking is essential.

Summer Movie Morning: Continues every Friday morning at 11am throughout August.

Summer Storytelling: Children's storytime on Wednesday August 7th at 3pm. Suitable for ages 3 & up.

Heritage Week: An exhibition of local heritage books & the Lawrence Collection Photos available for viewing in the Reference Library from Saturday August 17th until Saturday August 24th. 

Summer Stars Closing Ceremony: A special certificate ceremony for all Summer Stars participants on Saturday August 31st at 11am.

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

July Events

LMETB Adult Education Guidance Service Information Morning: Wednesday 03rd July 10.30am-12.30pm. Come along and find out about education, training and upskilling opportunities if you are seeking work or thinking of a career change. This is a Work Matters at the Library event.

Children's Storytime: Saturday 06th July at 11.30am. Join us for lots of great stories and songs.

Children's Storytime: Saturday 13th July at 11.30am. Join us for lots of great stories and songs.

Bookland Buddies...Reading Fun - Celebrating books and reading with book displays, activity sheets, quizzes, colouring...for children of all ages: Thursday 18th July from 10am-5pm. Drop in anytime during the day, do an activity, select a book to borrow.

Memories of Drogheda Fleadh 2018: from 19th July. A photo exhibition by members of Drogheda Photographic Club. View these beautiful photographs which capture some wonderful moments from last year's Fleadh Cheoil Na hEireann.

Dogs Trust - Understanding Dogs: Wednesday 24th July at 3pm. Join Audrey and her dog Lucy from Dogs Trust for this FREE workshop. Suitable for children age 7-12years and their families.

Clayotic Workshop: Wednesday 31st July at 3pm -  A clay modelling workshop for children age 6-11yrs. Booking essential.

August Events

Children's Storytime: Thursday 01st August at 11.30am. Join us for lots of great stories, rhymes and songs. 

Children's Storytime: Friday 09th August at 11.30am. Join us for lots of great stories, rhymes and songs.

Celebrating Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2019 as part of Seachtain na hEigse: 

Tuesday 13th August at 12noonWe were the Champions: Celebrating the All-Ireland Winning Siamsa Ceili Band, presented by Dr Adele Commins, Head of Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music.

Tuesday 13th August at 2pm: Take The Floor, Big, Little and Small, presented by Helen Brennan on the 20th anniversary of her publication, The Story of Irish Dance.

Wednesday 14th August at 2pm: The Usher Family - Traditional Music and Song  from Tenure Co. Louth presented by Jim McArdle.

Thursday 15th August at 2pm: Eigse Oirialla, 50 bliain d'aois le Eamonn O hUallachain.

Friday 16th August 1.30pm-4pm: Culture and Community - A Symposium presented in association with the Creative Arts Research Centre at Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Celebrating Heritage Week 17th-24th August: Memories of Drogheda Fleadh 2018 - A photo exhibition by members of Drogheda Photographic Club. View these beautiful photographs which capture some wonderful moments from last year's Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann.

Celebrating Heritage Week 17th-24th August: Looking at Drogheda's Past - A display of books, newspapers and photographs from the local studies holdings at Drogheda Library.

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 24th July 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.

July Events:

 Summer Stars Programme 2019. Summer Stars is an annual programme which promotes reading & literacy development during the Summer months.

Dogs Trust Tuesday July 9th at 11.00. All welcome to this fun session with Audrey and her canine friend from Dogs Trust. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of this event.

Summer fun & crafts for children aged 4-7 years Thursday July 25th from 11.00-12.00. Places are strictly limited for this event, booking is essential.

August Events:

Clayotic workshop. A fun and creative clay modelling workshop for children under 11, Friday August 2nd at 3PM. Booking is essential as places are limited for this event.

Heritage Week August 17th-25th. 1918 Centenary Exhibition 'It is resolved that...' focuses on the critical period between the 1916 Rising and the General Election of December 1918 where the narrowest margin of victory for that election was seen in Co.Louth.

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

Summer stars reading programme  launches Tuesday June 18th, call in to receive your free pack before they are all gone!

July events:

Dogs Trust visit Tuesday July 2nd at 11.00. All welcome to this fun event with Audrey and her canine friend! All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of this event.

August events:

Heritage Week event on Tuesday August 20th from 6PM-8PM, join us for a Genealogy Clinic in Carlingford Library, learn how to trace your family tree & how to discover more about your family history.

Heritage week 17th-25th August View excerpts from the Schools Folklore Commission report for local schools in the Cooley & Carlingford areas.

Dunleer Library. Tel: 041- 6859016

Summer Stars reading programme launches Tuesday June 18th! Call in to to receive your free pack before they are all gone!

July Events:

Dogs Trust visit Wednesday July 3rd at 11.00. All welcome to this fun event with Audrey and her canine friend! All children must be accompanied by an adult for this event.

August events:

Heritage week August 17th-25th An exhibition of old photographs from days gone by.

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