Events in Louth County Libraries

Check out our Library Newsletter - February 2020

Dundalk Library. Tel: 042-9353190

February Events

Brigid of Faughart: A portrait display of Brigid of Faughart available to view from Tuesday February 4th until Wednesday February 19th.

Irish Heart Foundation: The Mobile Health Unit from the Irish Heart Foundation will be in the library car park on Thursday February 20th from 10am until 4pm. Brought to you by Healthy Ireland.

Storytelling: Children's storytelling on Friday February 21st at 3pm. Suitable for 3-7 year olds, all are welcome to attend.

Dear Dundalk: An art exhibition by local artist Miriam Fox featuring fantastic drawings of Dundalk landmarks. The exhibition will be on display from Tuesday February 25th until Saturday March 7th.

Moo Music: An interactive music & dance event for toddlers with Moo Music Louth. Taking place on Wednesday 26th February at 10.30am, booking is essential as places are limited.

Library Open Day: Find out more about Louth Libraries at our Open Day on Saturday February 29th, the culmination of #TakeACloserLook with Library open days taking place around the country. We will have a series of events throughout the day as a sample of some of the excellent services we provide:

  • Lego Brickx Workshop: A lego workshop for children with Lego Brickx at 11am. Booking is required for this event.
  • Book Club information: Fiona Maguire will be here with information for anyone interested in joining a library book club at 11am.
  • Cuchulainn Celtic Strings: A musical performance by Cuchulainn Celtic Strings from 1.45pm until 2.30pm.
  • Storytelling: A storytelling session for children at 3pm.
  • Local History Talk: A talk on Dundalk local history at 3.30pm.

March Events

Dr Mary O'Kane: "Supporting Children's Self Esteem and Resilience", a talk by Dr. Mary O'Kane on Tuesday March 3rd at 6.30pm. Booking is advised for this event, brought to you by Healthy Ireland at your Library.

Vroom-Town: A storytelling session with author of the Vroom-Town series Emer Conlon on Saturday 7th March at 11am.

NOISE: A photography exhibition by Ó Fiaich Institute Photography Students on display from Wednesday 19th March until Tuesday 31st March

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

Junior Book Club: Encouraging reading & discussion, the Junior Book Club starts again on Wednesday February 5th at 3.45pm & fortnightly thereafter. Please contact Dundalk Library to register your child's interest as places are limited.

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.

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Drogheda Library. Tel: 041-9876162

February Events

Kevin Branigan - Author Visit: Wednesday 05th February at 10.30am.  Join us for a special morning of music and stories with local author Kevin Branigan.  Kevin's new children's book is called JP Baedeker and the Tale of the Magic Kitchen Dresser.  Come along and meet Kevin and join in the fun. All welcome.

Valentine's Art & Crafts for children: Saturday 15th February 11.00am-12noon.  A special morning of art & crafts for children age 5-10years. Booking essential for this event. 

Moo Music: Thursday 20th February 10.30am. Join our friends from Moo Music for a fun and interactive music session. Sing, dance, learn have fun...for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Booking essential for this event.

I AM BABA: Thursday 27th February - Sessions at 11am, 12noon and 1.30pm. A magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12months. Booking essential for this event.

Library Open Day: Saturday 29th February. Join us for a series of events throughout the day including colouring stations for children, games and toys.  There will also be eservices demonstrations -  Learn how to use our full suite of eservices with help from staff.

Library Open Day Main Events

Genealogy Information Session: 10am-11am Find out how you can use the library for your family research.

Children's Storytime: 11.30am Join us for lots of great stories including Shark In The Park by Nick Sharratt, We're going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and many more. There will also be lots of music, songs and rhymes.

Bringing Biodiversity to Life: 3pm Get hands on with nature - The Mantella Environmental Education Group will have a selection of animals from each of the main animal groups - invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Suitable for children age 4-12 years old. Booking essential for this event.

March Events

Free Digital Skills Classes on How To Get Online: Tuesday 03rd, Wednesday 04th, Thursday 05th and Friday 06th March from 2pm-4.30pm. Each person attending these classes will receive 10 hours FREE classroom training. An iPad will be provided for use during each class or if you prefer you can bring your own device i.e. smartphone, tablet or laptop. Booking essential for this event.

St Patrick's Day Art & Crafts for Children: Saturday 07th March 11am-12noon. A special morning of arts and crafts for children age 5-10years. Booking essential for this event. 

LMETB Louth Adult Education Guidance & Information Morning: Thursday 12th March 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.

Author visit Emer Conlon - Stories from Vroom Town: Saturday 14th March 11am. Storytelling session for children with Emer Conlon author of the Vroom Town series. All welcome.

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 26th February 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

February Events:

The Dyspraxia Association Of Ireland will be visiting Ardee Library on Februrary 6th at 6.30PM for this Healthy Ireland event. All are welcome.

Moo Music will be visiting Ardee Library on February 28th for lots of music and songs for babies & toddlers. Places are strictly limited, phone Ardee Library to book your space.

The Irish Heart Foundation Mobile Unit will be available from 10.00-4.00 at the front of Ardee Library on February 18th. A Healthy Ireland event.

Join Denise Wogan, FeeDee Nutrition for a talk on Eating for Good Health & Cooking for One at 11.00 on February 25th. All are welcome to this Healthy Ireland event.

Join Amy for Storytime to celebrate Library Open Day, February 29th at 3PM. All families are welcome to this fun event with Amy! 

Library Open Day eServices Demonstration from 2-3PM February 29th

March events:

Stephanie Bourke, Adult Education Information Officer, LMETB, will be visiting Ardee Library on March 19th from 10.30-12.30 to assist with all of your return to work or education queries. All welcome to this 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

February Events

Storytelling with Amy: Celebrate our Open Library Day at Storytelling with Amy, featuring wonderful children's stories followed by arts & crafts. Takes place Saturday 29th February at 11am

March Events

Chair Yoga: A chair yoga workshop with physiotherapist Mags Tuite on Tuesday 10th March at 11am


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