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Easter Brochure 2017

Ballyleakin Art Group1

Art Exhibition in Edenderry Library

Afternoon T and Poetry

Afternoon PoeTry in Birr


Birr LibraryBanagher Library
Edenderry LibraryClara Library
Tullamore LibraryDaingean Library
 Ferbane Library



Birr Library

Art Exhibition: Scapes by Jean Timoney ForristalApril 4th – 28th during library opening hours

You are cordially invited to the official opening of the exhibition by Jackie Lynch on Wednesay, April 5th, 6.00pm-7.30pm.

Free admission

Easter Themed Crafts for KidsFriday, April 7th.   3.30pm - 4.30pm

For ages 7-13. Come along and make your own lovely Easter themed crafts. Booking essential as places are limited.

Cost: Free

Chirp P. Chicken’s Easter ChallengeWed, April 5th to Thurs, April 13th (closes at 2.00pm) during library opening hours.

Can you complete the 30 minute challenge and claim a chocolatey treat, Certificate of Completion and entry into a raffle for an Easter egg? Ask a member of staff for details of how to take part.

Cost: Free

Spring into Storytime for EasterWednesday April 12th at 3.30pm

Special storytime event with a Springtime and Easter theme.

Cost: Free

Afternoon PoeTry to celebrate Poetry Day Thursday April 27th at 3.00pm

Tea, Coffee, Cake and Rhyme! Share your favourite poem. Listen to others’ favourites. Browse our Poetry Collection. Share a poem you’ve written yourself. Have a cuppa! Help us to celebrate Poetry Day Ireland. All welcome!

Cost: Free

Saturday Storytime for 4-8sSaturday April 1st, April 8th & April 22nd at 11.30am

Storytime fun

Cost: Free

Birr Library Book ClubWednesday April 5th at 3.00pm

New members welcome.

Cost: Free

Birr Knitting CircleEvery Wednesday, 5.30pm-7.30pmNew members welcome

Contact: BirrLibrary@offalycoco.ie   Tel: 057 9124950. 

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Banagher Library

Spring into StorytimeTuesday April 4th at 2.15pmAge 3+
Easter Crafts for kidsSaturday April 8th.  11am – 12pmEaster themed crafts for kids for ages Easter themed crafts for kids for ages 7 -13. Come along and make your own lovely Easter themed crafts. Booking advised as places are limited.
Book display – Teen LiteratureThursday April 13th  Book display to celebrate Teen Literature to raise awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today's teens. Also on the day the Branch Librarian will be available to connect teens with books and other reading materials.
Spring into StorytimeThursday April 20th at 2.15pmAge 3+
Spring into StorytimeSaturday April 22nd at 11.00amInfo: Hans Christian Anderson was born this month 112 years ago and yet his stories are as well loved and relevant as ever! Come down to the library to celebrate this well loved author with stories, songs and colouring. Suitable for under 8s.
Poetry day IrelandThursday April 27thCome to the library and pick up a Pocket Poem.
Poetry day IrelandThursday April 27th.  3.30pm – 4.30pm.Info: Poetry workshop for ages 8 – 13. In this workshop the children will read poems, focusing on rhythm, rhyme and theme. They will also look at examples of alliteration and simile and try their hand at creating their own poems.  Booking advised as places are limited.
Banagher Library Book ClubMonday April 17th at 7.30pm.

New members welcome.  Members must have access to My Open Library. To access this service please bring a photo ID and proof of address to the library during staffed hours

Cost: Free event.

Contact: BanagherLibrary@offalycoco.ie   Tel: 057 9151471. 

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Clara Library

Tuesday CraftersEvery Tuesday 10am – 12pmNew members welcome.
Craft groupEvery Thursday 10am – 12.30pmNew members welcome.
Book ClubFriday 7th April, 10.30am – 12.30pmNew members welcome.

Contact: Claralibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 057 9331389.

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Daingean Library

Crochet ClassEvery Wednesday.  6pm - 8pmFree event. New members welcome.
Daingean Library Adult Book ClubContact the library for date and time.Free event. New members welcome.

Contact: DaingeanLibrary@offalycoco.ie   Tel: 057 9353005

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Ferbane Library

Ferbane Library Adult and Junior Book ClubsCheck with the library for dates and times.

New members welcome. 

Cost: Free event.

Contact: Ferbanelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 090 6454259.

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Edenderry Library

Spring into Storytime sessions for childrenSaturdays 1st, 8th, 22nd April at 10.30am.

Age 3+

Cost: Free event.

Ballyleakin Art  groupExhibitionMonth of AprilOil on canvas. Free event.
Eden ChoraleRecitalWednesday April 5th at 7.00pm

Medium: Oil on canvas

Cost: Free event.

JuniorBookclubWednesday April 15th3.30pm to 4.15pm

Age 8+.  New members welcome.

Cost: Free event.

Edenderry ReadersAdultBookclubTuesday April 11th.  11.00am – 12.00pm

New members welcome.

Cost: Free event.

Creative writing workshop for childrenWednesday April 12th.  10.30am to 12.30pm

Ages 8-12 years.  Booking essential.

Cost: Fee - €12.00. 

Arts and Crafts for EasterWednesday April 12th.  4.00pm to 5.00pm.

Age 6+.  Booking essential

Cost: Free event.

Easter Knitting workshop forchildrenSaturday April 1st.  10.00am to 12.00pm.

Age 8+.  Booking essential.

Cost: Free event.

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

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Tullamore Library

Ross Hathaway Exhibition13th April - 30th AprilMetal Mayhem Exhibition
Amy Guilfoyle Exhibition11th April - 30th AprilArt Exhibition
Creative Writing for Children (8-10years)Saturday 1st April. 10am – 12.45pmCreative Writing Taster with Pauline McNamee
Creative Writing for Children (11-14 years)Saturday 1st April. 2 – 4.45pmCreative Writing Taster with Pauline McNamee
Toddler TimeEvery Wednesday at 11.00amRhymes and stories. Free event.
AG Deutsch for students (Leaving Cert students only)Every Wednesday at 4.00pmA conversation class with two native German speakers. Free event.
Introduction to Digital Photography with Veronica NicholsonSaturday 8th & Saturday 22nd April. 2 – 4pmDigital Photography workshop. Veronica Nicholson at (087) 9480498
Film Club – Hell or high waterThursday 6th April. 5.45 – 7.45pmShowing a film based on a book.
The Novel Bunch – book ClubThursday 6th April. 6.00 – 7.45pmCurrently reading “The nightgale”
Vodafone Smart ClassesWednesday 5th & Wednesday 19th April. 11.00am – 12.30pmBooking Required. Please contact Vodafone Shop
Poetry GroupOnce a MonthThis group meet to discuss poetry and read their own work. New members welcome
Tullamore Library BookclubTuesday 4th April. 3.00pm - 4.00pmFree event. New members welcome.
Knitting GroupEvery Tuesday. 6.00pm - 7.45pmFree - New members welcome
Conradh na Gaeilge / Conversational Irish GroupEvery Tuesday. 6.45pm - 7.45pmIrish conversation group meeting weekly. Free - New members welcome
German Conversational Group (adults)Every Tuesday. 6pm - 6.45pmGerman conversation group meeting weekly. Free - New members welcome
Living Book – Being a Bee KeeperTuesday 25th April. 10.00 – 11.00am and 11am – 12pmTalk using props about bees. Free – School bookings
Creative Writing Workshop for children  (tbc)Tuesday 11th , Tuesday 18th April. 10.30am - 14.30pm 
Dorothy Oakley Book ClubMonday 3rd April. 3.00 – 4.45pmBook Club
Story Spinners with Paul TimmoneyTuesday 11th April. 11am -12pmStory time and arts and crafts for children age 6+
Story Spinners with Paul TimmoneyTuesday 11th April. 12pm – 1pmCreate a story for children age 8-10
Story Spinners with Paul TimmoneyTuesday 11th April. 2pm – 3pmCreate a story for children age 10-12
Story Spinners with Paul TimmoneyTuesday 11th April. 4pm – 5pmStorytime for  children of all ages
Junior Book Club–Wednesday 12th April. 3-4pmFirst Meeting. Open to children aged between 8 & 10 years
Art & Craft Session for 6 years +Wednesday 12th April. 12 – 12.45pmAll welcome
German Movie with English subtitlesWednesday 12th April & Wednesday 19th April3 – 4.45pm
Easter Pop-up Shop in the Library by Offaly CraftyThursday 13th April. All DaySample the crafts from around Offaly.  They’re Offaly good
Easter Movie- HopThursday 13th April. 2 – 3.30pmBooking essential
“Melvin the friendly bedtime monster”read by Seanie MorrisThursday 13th April. 3.30pmAll welcome
Children’s Creative Writing (10.30 – 2.30) TBCTuesday 18th April & Thursday 20th April. 10.30 am– 2.30pmTBC
Arts & craft session for 6 years plusWednesday 19th April. 11 – 11.45am6years +, booking required
Creative Writing Intermediate LevelSaturday 22nd April. 10.15 am – 12.45pm 
Caroline Spollen Facebook Set-up WorkshopFriday 28th April. 10.30am – 2.00pmThis is the first workshop in a series of 3.  Booking required

Contact:Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832


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