What's on at Offaly Libraries this November

What's on  at your local library...

   

 

Download our Autumn/Winter Programme- events are funded by Offaly County Council and Creative Ireland Programme 2017 - 2022

  

Banagher Library

Birr Library

Clara Library

Daingean Library

Edenderry Library

Ferbane Library

Kilcormac Library

Tullamore Library

 Tullamore Camera Club - Boora

Exhibitions at Offaly Libraries

 GAA Poster

GAA Lecture Series

 John Feehan

Heritage Lecture Series

  

 

Banagher Library

 

Stitch art – Arts & crafts for children

Thursday 2nd November at 2:30pm

For ages 8 – 13. Booking required at the library.

Contact: BanagherLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 057 9151471 for details and bookings.

  

Children’s non-fiction book display.

Tuesday 14th –Saturday 18th November during library opening hours

Animals, art, sports, history and more! Activity sheets for all age groups.

Contact: BanagherLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 057 9151471 for details and bookings.

   

Art for Adults

Saturday 18th November: 10am -12pm.

3D NAPKIN WORKSHOPS. Using a napkin, Rosemarie will show you how to create an art piece on canvas with a 3D effect. All material provided. Take home a beautiful, finished art piece! €35 per person

Contact: BanagherLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 057 9151471 for details and bookings.

   

Manchester Martyrs Talk with James Scully

Wednesday 22nd November: 10am - 10:45am and repeated at 11:15am -12pm

Booking advised at the library.

Contact: BanagherLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 057 9151471 for details and bookings.

   

Banagher Library Book Club

Tuesday 7:30pm (date to be confirmed)

New members welcome. November's book is "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman. Contact the library for more info. Members must have My Open Library membership.

Contact: BanagherLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 057 9151471 for details and bookings.

  

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Birr Library

  

Saturday Storytime for 4-8s

Saturdays in November at 11.30am (except November 11th).  

Storytime fun. Cancellations will be displayed in advance in library where possible.

Free

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 057 9124950

   

Birr Library Children’s Book Club (8-12s)

Wed, Nov 8th, 3.45pm

Currently full – please leave your name and contact details with a member of library staff to be put on waiting list.

Free

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 057 9124950

   

Birr Library Book Circle

Wed, Nov 1st, 3.00pm

New members welcome.

Free

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 057 9124950

   

Birr Knitting Circle

Every Wednesday, 5.30pm-7.30pm

New members welcome

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 057 9124950

    

Irish Language Workshop

Friday, Nov 10th

Schools event. Fully booked.

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 057 9124950

   

The Glory Days of Offaly Hurling 1980 - 2006

Wednesday, November 29th, 6.30pm

Part of Offaly Libraries’ GAA Lecture Series. Panel: Brian Whelahan, Mark Corrigan, Billy Dooley. MC: Tony Murphy.

Free. Booking Essential as places are limited.

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 057 9124950

   

Hullabaloo! Family Fun Day

Friday, Nov 3rd, 10.00am – 1.00pm

A family fun morning! Short movie screenings, story-times, an Art Station where children can create their own library or book themed work of art for our special children’s art exhibition, a library / book themed Scavenger Hunt, and of course, books, books, books! Short Movie: 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm.  Storytime: 10.30am (under 5 yrs), 11.30am (5-8 yrs), 12.30pm (9-12 yrs). Scavenger Hunt: any time between 10.00am – 1.00pm (8-12 yrs). Art Station: 10.00am – 1.00pm (open all morning). All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 057 9124950

   

Hullabaloo! Fairy Trails and Fairy Tales – with Rosalind Fanning & Eileen Casey

Thursday, Nov 2nd, 10.45am – 12.45pm

Ages: 8-12 yrs. Max 20. Booking essential. (Gather at Birr Library). Come on an adventure and trigger your creativity on a specially created fairy trail for you. An exploration of the flora and fauna in Camcor Park is a sensory feast for your eyes, ears, nose and imagination – art making back at the library using natural materials and sprinkled with fairylore (Don’t forget your rubber boots to skip the puddles like fairies do!).

3 euro (booking essential)

Contact:  Birr Theatre & Arts Centre – 0579122911          www.HullabalooFestival.ie

   

Hullabaloo! Ring Up an Artist – with the Phone Box Project People

Friday, Nov 3rd, 10.00am – 1.00pm

Are you curious about what an artist really does? Well, we have a number on display you can call and when the artist answers, shout out “Who’s there?!”. A unique opportunity for children to meet some unusual and interesting people who live their lives as artists. Find out what the artist does for about 10-15 minutes, every 20 minutes. Times listed on the phone box and in the library. Family Event.

Free

Contact:  Birr Theatre & Arts Centre – 0579122911          www.HullabalooFestival.ie

  

Hullabaloo! Super Sketch! – with Tim Quinlan

Saturday, Nov 4th, 10.00am – 11.00am

Ages 6 – 8 yrs. Max 15. Booking essential. Imaginative and fun workshop in which the kids will learn how to draw their favourite superheroes and invent and draw their own superhero. The workshop will explore poses, body shape, and costume design. Use your imagination to create your own characters with unique and fantastic superpowers.

3 euro (booking essential)

Contact:  Birr Theatre & Arts Centre – 0579122911          www.HullabalooFestival.ie

  

    

Clara Library

  

Tuesday Crafters Group

Every Tuesday.  10am – 12pm

New members welcome.

Free event.

Tel: 057 9331389  Email: Claralibrary@offalycoco.ie

    

Craft Group

Every Thursday.  10am – 12.30pm

New members welcome.

Free event.

Tel: 057 9331389  Email: Claralibrary@offalycoco.ie

    

Book Club

Date to be confirmed.

New members welcome.

Free event.

Tel: 057 9331389  Email: Claralibrary@offalycoco.ie

  

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Daingean Library

 

Crochet Class

Every Wednesday.  6pm - 8pm

New members welcome.  Free event.

Tel: 05 9353005 or Email: Daingeanlibrary@offalycoco.ie 

 

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Edenderry Library

 

“Look Beyond” Exhibition

Month of November

Etching and water colouring small prints and water colour landscapes. Launch on Wednesday 1st November at 6.30pm. All welcome.

 Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Tiny Tots Time

Every Friday morning at 11am

A fun time to get little ones and parents interested in books and stories.

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Edenderry Adult Book Club (New members welcome)

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 11am - 12. ( 14th November)

Monthly Book Club for adults

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Evening Adult Book Club

Meets last Wednesday of the month, from 6.30 - 7.30pm. (29th November)

Monthly Book Club for adults

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Edenderry Library Junior Book Club

Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month. 3.30 - 4.15pm. (15th November)

Monthly Book Club for children, ages 8 - 10 years

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Junior Chess advanced

Thursday November 9th and 23rd 3 - 4.30pm

Chess Club

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

   

Adult Chess Group

Meet Wednesdays 6.30 - 7.30pm

Meet and play for beginners to advanced

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Edenderry Crafters (New members welcome)

Tuesdays 11am - 1pm

Knitting, crochet, stitch Club

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Mountmellick Embroidery classes

Every 2nd Wednesday from 10.30 - 12.30pm

Runs to December, fully booked

Cost involved.

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Art with Anna Winiarska

Tuesdays 3pm - 5pm

Art

Fee charged

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Grow

Fridays 11am - 1.00pm

Mental Health Awareness 

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Grow it Yourself

3rd Wednesday of the month 6.30pm - 8pm (15th Nov)

Gardening Group

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Computer classes for adult beginners

Saturdays 10 - 12noon

Provided by Irish Rural Link, Moate. Classes are ongoing.

Free

Contact: (090)6482744 or 6482745, email: info@irishrurallink.ie

  

E-Learners Group (Offaly Local Development Company)

Every Monday in November. 11am - 1pm

E-Learners group

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Work and Learning Centre (Offaly Local Development Company)

Every Monday in November. 9.30am - 1pm

Walk in and referral service for employment/learning

Free

Contact: OLDC 0469732688

  

Getting citizens online

Every Wednesday morning. 10.30am - 12.30pm. (5 week course)

Using tablets to introduce internet, email, online transactions, skype, etc

Free, tablets provided, booking essential

Contact: Third Age 046 955 7766 or email nationaloffice@thirdageireland.ie

  

An Ciorcal Cainte

Every Wednesday. 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Conversation group for adult Irish speakers of all levels

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

   

Offaly Reading and Writing Programme

Every Wednesday. 4.00pm – 6.00pm

One to one and group classes for adults

Free 

Contact: Alison or Marina at E.T.B (057) 9349424 / (057) 9349426

  

Ballyleakin Art Group

Every Thursday from 3 - 5pm

Painting group for adults

Cost involved.

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

EdenArt Painting Group

Thursdays from 10 - 1pm

Painting group for adults

Cost involved.

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Hullabaloo- Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival

1st – 4th November

4 mega days of commotion, thrills, and adventures.

Fee for specific events

Contact: Birr Arts Centre 05791 22911/ Edenderry Library 04697 31028/www.HullabalooFestival.ie

  

Kavanagh 50- Patrick Kavanagh and his Offaly connection

Wednesday 15th November 2017

A celebration of the live, times and literature of Patrick Kavanagh

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Science Week: Talk on Forensic Science

Thursday 16th November 2017. 11am and 12 noon.

A talk on Forensic Science for school children by a member of An Garda Síochana

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Science Week: Talk about careers in Science

Wednesday 15th November 2017. 9.30am

A talk on careers in Science by Anne Scally (Midland Science)

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Reptile Zoo

Thursday 23rd November 2017. 10am/11.45 and 1.10pm

School children will get the opportunity to learn about various reptiles

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

Caring for your dog

Wednesday 29th November 2017. 10am/11am.

Aidan Grant (Offaly County Council Vet) will inform young children about caring for their dog

Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie Tel: 046 9731028.

  

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Tullamore Library

   

Art Exhibition – Patricia McEvoy

All of November

Free – All Welcome

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

   

Craft  Exhibition – Paula Finlay

All of November

Free – All Welcome

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

  

Creative Writing for Children (8-10years) - taster session

Saturday 4th November 

10.30am – 1pm

Creative Writing Taster with Pauline McNamee (fee charged)

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

   

Creative Writing for Children (8-10years) - Class

Saturday 11th, 18th 25th November , 2nd December 

10.30am – 12.30pm

Creative Writing workshops with Pauline McNamee (fee charged)

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

   

Author Dolores Keaveney visits Tullamore Library

Thursday 2nd November.  3 sessions beginning 10.30, 11.45 and 1pm.

Author will read from a selection of her books, suitable for children under 7 years.

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

   

Toddler Time

Every Wednesday at 11.00am

Rhymes and stories

Free

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

   

Grow Mental Health Organisation

Every Wednesday at 11.00am

Mental health Group

Free

Contact:  Assumpta Lyons or Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

   

Tullamore Film Club – Becoming Jane

Thursday 9th November.  5.30pm – 7.45pm

Showing a film about author Jane Austin

Free – All Welcome

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

   

Knitting Group

Every Tuesday.  6.00pm - 7.45pm

Knitting Group meeting weekly

Free - New members welcome

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

  

Conradh na Gaeilge / Conversational Irish Group

Every Tuesday

6.45pm - 7.45pm

Irish conversation group meeting weekly

Free - New members welcome

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

  

Junior Book Club

Thursday 9th November

3.30pm - 4.30pm

Open to children aged between 8 & 10 years

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

  

Lecture ‘The Irish in the Great War’

11th November.  3.00pm

Lecture and workshop by Andy Gonoude of Tullamore Phoenix Militaria Club

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

  

Crime Writers Andrea Carter and Jo Spain visit Tullamore Library

November 2nd.  Time: 6.30pm

Reading from their perspective books

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

  

Happy Potter Night @ Tullamore Library

November 1st.  5.30pm - 7.00pm

Harry Potter quizzes, magicians, magic workshop and much more –fun for all the family.  Booking essential.

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

  

Authors Patricia Gibney and Sam Blake to visit Tullamore Library

18th November.  Time: 2.30pm

Readings and discussions from books

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

  

Dr. Una Agnew gives a lecture on Patrick Kavanagh on the 50th anniversary of his death.

16th November.  Time: 6.30pm.

Learn about Kavanagh’s Tullamore connection.

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

  

Michael Dalton, retired Garda Sergeant and author will give a talk on his latest book

18th November.  3.45pm.

Reading from ‘The Groundsman’s Secret’

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

  

Lecture by Dr. Paul Rouse –‘The future of the GAA’.

23rd November.  6.30pm.

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

  

Digital Photography Class

11th and 18th November.  10.30am.

With Veronica Nicholson

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

  

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Ferbane Library

  

Knit2gether Group

Every Thursday.  2.30 pm.

Free.  All welcome.

Tel: 090 6454259 or Email: FerbaneLibrary@offalycoco.ie 

 

Children’s Knitting Classes

Every Thursday @ 6.30pm.

Booking Essential.  New members welcome.

Tel: 090 6454259 or Email: FerbaneLibrary@offalycoco.ie 

     

Junior Book Club

Friday 3rd November at 12.00pm.

New members welcome.

Tel: 090 6454259 or Email: FerbaneLibrary@offalycoco.ie 

Saturday Story Time

Once a month - Saturday morning at 11am. (check with the library for dates)

For toddlers and young children

Tel: 090 6454259 or Email: FerbaneLibrary@offalycoco.ie 

 

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