Events in Louth Library Service

Online Events

Mindfully Me with Louise Shanagher: This creative mindfulness workshop hosted by Louise Shanagher, author of the 'Mindfully Me' series, is tailored for children aged 4-12 years together with their parents and will offer fun and practical ideas on promoting their children's positive mental health and well-being. Parents will learn how to introduce mindfulness to children through stories, discussion, art & craft. Takes place via Zoom on Saturday 24th September at 11.30am. Booking is essential, book via https://book.timify.com/services?accountId=5f9a9eb964916511fcceae5f

Decade of Centenaries Online Lectures - https://www.louthcoco.ie/en/services/library/decade-of-centenaries-2016-2023/

Dundalk Library. Tel: 042-9353190

September Events

Louth County Childcare Drop-In Clinic: Drop-in clinics with Bronagh McGlade of the Louth County Childcare Committee providing advice on childcare, The National Childcare Scheme and AIM supports for parents and guardians. Takes place on Thursday 15th September from 11am-12pm.

Mastering Fact & Fiction: In this creative writing workshop author Maeve A. Devoy will unravel the roots of fact and fiction, before detailing her top writing tips and techniques. The group will then get to work, embarking upon the story they have been itching to tell. Takes place Friday 16th September at 2.30pm. Booking is essential, book via https://book.timify.com/services?accountId=5f9a9eb964916511fcceae5f

Family Storytime and Puppetry with Storygate: Performing as a family for families, Storygate's show includes big, gentle and funny animal hand-puppets which, without the use of much language, find their way into everyone's heart quickly. Two shows will take place Saturday 17th September, at 10.30am and at 12pm. Booking is essential as places are limited. Book via https://book.timify.com/services?accountId=5f9a9eb964916511fcceae5f

Career Development Seminar for Parents: A seminar for parents of 5th & 6th year students on Tuesday 20th September from 6pm-7.30pm. The seminars will be delivered by Anne Mangan, a Career Development practitioner, Coach and Mentor, helping teenagers and young people gain clarity and confidence in making career and course decisions. Book via https://book.timify.com/services?accountId=5f9a9eb964916511fcceae5f

The Irish Civil War with Dr. Richard McElligott: A two-part talk on the history of the Irish Civil War at a national level taking place in Dundalk Library. Part one, 'A fine day to die for Ireland': The Irish Civil War: The Conventional Phase, June - Sept 1922, takes place Tuesday 20th September at 6pm. Part two, 'There is no glory... only the dead': The Irish Civil War: The Guerilla Campaign, Sept 1922 - May 1923takes place Tuesday 4th October at 6pm.

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 first Wednesday of every month at 10.30am

Welcome for Ukraine: Dundalk Library host a welcome for Ukrainians and host families in the Dundalk area every Thursday at 4pm. This informal gathering will be an opportunity for Ukrainians of all ages and host families to meet others in the same position. Louth Library Service will provide refreshments, information on library services and supports, games for younger attendees and most of all a safe warm welcome for all who attend.

eServices Demonstrations: Learn how to use our full suite of eServices with help from staff on the last Friday of every month from 11am - 12pm. 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

September Events

Culture Night Storytelling with Dónal Mullen: Local storyteller Dónal Mullen will lead a fun storytime for all the family, featuring tales of pots of gold, salty seas and immortality. Takes place Friday 23rd September at 4pm. No booking is required, all are welcome.

Family Storytime and Puppetry with Storygate: Performing as a family for families, Storygate's show includes big, gentle and funny animal hand-puppets which, without the use of much language, find their way into everyone's heart quickly. Two shows will take place Saturday 24th September, at 10.30am and at 12pm. Booking is essential as places are limited. Book via https://book.timify.com/services?accountId=5f9a9eb964916511fcceae5f

Positive Aging Week: To celebrate Positive Aging Week, Kayleigh Mulligan from Louth Volunteer Centre will give a talk on Monday 26th September at 2pm. No booking required, all are welcome to attend.

Ongoing Events:

Parent & Toddler Group: Every Thursday @ 10.00am

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 first Wednesday of every month @ 10.30am.

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

 eServices Demonstration: Learn how to use our full suite of eServices with help from staff on the last Thursday of every month from 2.30pm - 3.30pm. These eServices can be found HERE

CAO Information Sessions: Career Development practitioner Anne Mangan will host information sessions every Wednesday from 4.30pm-6.30pm. This drop-in service will give students using library study space the opportunity to approach a Teen Career Development Coach for free to talk about their opportunities after school, be it researching CAO applications or focusing on exam work.

Ardee Library. Tel: 041-6859023

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

September Events

Family Storytime and Puppetry with Storygate: Performing as a family for families, Storygate's show includes big, gentle and funny animal hand-puppets which, without the use of much language, find their way into everyone's heart quickly. Two shows will take place, Saturday 17th September and Saturday 24th September, both at 3.30pm. Booking is essential as places are limited. Book via https://book.timify.com/services?accountId=5f9a9eb964916511fcceae5f

Ongoing Events:

Louth Volunteers: Drop in, every 2nd Thursday from 10.00am-1.00pm.

Adult Bookclub: Monthly meeting. The fourth Thursday of every month.

Tapestry Group: Wednesdays from 2.00pm.

Migrant Women's Group: Women's group for migrant and refugee women meeting every Tuesday morning between 11.00am-1.00pm. This is a safe space for migrant and refugee women and mothers who want to meet other people, establish social interactions and share common issues and concerns. Group facilitated by Cultúr Migrants Centre. If you are interested please contact Angel at angel@cultur.ie or 0873315169.

English Language Learning: Conversational English classes for migrants and refugees every Tuesday between 6pm and 8pm, lead by volunteer tutors. Ideal for migrants who want to practice and learn more English. Classes organised by Cultúr Migrants Centre. Please contact Angel at angel@cultur.ie or 0873315169.

Knitting and Crochet Group: Meeting every Thursday at 2.30pm. Beginners welcome. All abilities welcome. No need to book. Children are welcome but will need to be accompanied by an adult. Starts Thursday 29th September at 2.30pm.

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 Library Service

http://www.newstalk.ie/shelflife