What's on at Offaly Libraries this December

What's on  at your local library...

   

 

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Banagher Library

Birr Library

Clara Library

Daingean Library

Edenderry Library

Ferbane Library

Kilcormac Library

Tullamore Library

 

Exhibitions at Offaly Libraries

Olive Cuskelly Exhibition

 

 

  

 

Banagher Library

 

 

Event: Agatha Christy Cosy Mystery Book Display

Date/Time: Month of December

Description: Stock up on cosy mysteries for a cosy Christmas by the fireside!

Cost: Free

Contact: BanagherLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9151471

 

 

Event: DIY Christmas Card Station

Date/Time: Thursday 16th December during library opening hours

Description: Make your own lovely Christmas cards for all your friends and family. All materials provided. This is a self-guided activity. Suitable for all ages!

Cost: Free

Contact: BanagherLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9151471

 

 

Event: Children’s Christmas Treasure Trail

Date/Time: Tuesday 12th – Thursday 21st December during opening hours

Description: Find the 11 Christmas clues hidden around the library to earn your chocolaty treat! Suitable for ages 5 – 13

Cost: Free

Contact: BanagherLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9151471

 

 

Event: Children’s Christmas decoration workshop

Date/Time: Tuesday 19th December, 3pm -4pm – Booking essential

Description: Make your own beautiful decorations for the Christmas tree! Suitable for ages 8 - 13

Cost: Free

Contact: BanagherLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9151471

 

 

Event: Banagher Library Book Club

Date/Time: For details of date and time contact the library.

Description: December’s book is The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.  Copies available at the library. New members welcome.

Cost: Free

Contact: BanagherLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9151471

 

 

Event: Christmas Storytime, Songs and Colouring

Date/Time: Thursday 21st December at 3pm. Suitable for ages 4 – 8 yrs.

Description: Join us in Banagher Library for a special festive celebration!

Cost: Free

Contact: BanagherLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9151471

 

  

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Birr Library

  

Title: Christmas Story-times for Primary School Classes and Crèches:

Info: Throughout the month, in the run-up to Christmas, we are offering special Christmas themed story-times for primary school and crèche groups. These may be booked by contacting the library.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950

 

Title: Christmas Movies for Primary School Classes:

Info: Throughout the month, in the run-up to Christmas, we are offering special screenings of Christmas themed movies for primary school groups. Sessions are limited so early booking is advised. Cost: Free.

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950

 

Title: Christmas Book Display:

Info: From December 1st while book stocks last. A special display of library stock with a Christmas theme. All items in the display are also available for borrowing.

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950

 

Title: The Polar Express

Date & Time: Wed, 13th December, 6.30pm

Info: Booking essential. Spaces are limited. Tickets will be available from Fri, 1st December. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950

 

Title: A Musical Morning with Mercy Primary School Choir

Date & Time: Tues, December 19th at 11.00am

Info: Christmas Carols and Music from the choir of Mercy Primary School, Birr. Refreshments served.

Cost: Free event.

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950

 

 

Title: Christmas Tales and Toons:

Date & Time: Wed, 20th December, 6.30pm

Info: Short animated Christmas movie followed by stories and fun. Milk and cookies! Ages up to 9. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950

 

 

Title: Christmas Coffee Morning:

Date & Time: Thursday, 21st December, 11.00am - 1.00pm

Info: Drop in for a cuppa and a mince pie.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950

 

 

Title: Quick Christmas Movies for Kids:

Date & Time: Sat, 2nd, 9th & 16th December at 11.00am

Info: A short movie with a seasonal theme. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950

 

 

Title: Christmas Music in the Library:

Date & Time: From Sat, 16th December to Fri, 22nd December (during library opening hours).

Info: An array of festive music modern and classic, pop and classical, played over our PA system. You might hear an old favourite or discover a new one.

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950

 

 

 

Title: Saturday Story-time for 4-8s:

Date & Time: Saturdays in December (except 23rd and 30th)

Info: Story-time fun. Cancellations will be displayed in advance in library  where possible. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950

 

 

Title: Birr Library Book Circle:

Date & Time: Wed, 6th December at 3.00pm

Info: New members welcome.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950

 

 

Title: Birr Library Children's Book Club (8-12s):

Date & Time: Wed, 13th December at 3.45pm

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

Cost: Free.

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950

 

 

Title: Birr Writers Group:

Date & Time: Thurs, 14th December at 1.30pm

Info: New members welcome.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950

 

 

Title: Birr Knitting Circle

Date & time: Wednesdays in December (except 13th & 27th), 5.30pm-7.30pm

Info: New members welcome

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950

 

 

Title: Art Exhibition by Birr Art Group:

Date & Time: Fri, 1st December to Wed, 20th December (during library opening hours).

Contact: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950

 

 

 

  

    

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

    

Title: The Polar Express visits Clara Library

Date/Time: Wednesday 6th December at 5.30pm.

Cost: Free.  Booking essential

Contact: Claralibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9331389

 

 

Title: Tuesday Crafters Group

Date &  Time: Every Tuesday.  10am – 12pm

Info:  New members welcome.

Cost: Free event.

Contact: Claralibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9331389

 

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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 

Title: Display of 1980’s toys

Date/Time: Month of December

Cost: Free

Contact: Daingeanlibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9353005

 

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Edenderry Library

 

Christmas Events Brochure at Edenderry Library

Title: ‘Layers’ by Rosemary Langtry

Date/Time: Month of December

Description:

Cost: Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Title: Tiny Tots Time

Date/time: Every Friday morning at 11am

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

Cost: free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Title: Edenderry Adult Book Club (New members welcome)

Date / Time:  Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 11am - 12.00 (12th December)

Description:  Monthly Book Club for adults

Cost: Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Title: Evening Adult Book Club

Date/Time: Meets last Wednesday of the month, from 6.30 - 7.30pm. (13th December)

Description: Monthly Book Club for adults

Cost: Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Title: Edenderry Library Junior Book Club

Date/Time: meets 3rd Wednesday of the month. 20th December. 3.30-4.15pm.

Description: Monthly Book Club for children, ages 8-10 years

Cost: Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Title:  Junior Chess advanced

Date/Time: December 7th and 21st 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Description: Chess Club

Cost: Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Adult Chess Group

Date/Time: meet Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm

Description: Meet and play for beginners to advanced

Cost: Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Title:  Edenderry Crafters (New members welcome)

Date / Time: Tuesdays 11am-1pm

Description: Knitting, crochet, stitch Club

Cost: Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Title:  Art with Anna Winiarska

Date / Time: Tuesdays 3pm -5pm

Description:  Art

Cost: fee charged

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Title: Grow

Date / Time: Fridays 11am - 1.00pm

Description: Mental Health Awareness 

Cost:  Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Title:  Computer classes for adult beginners

Date/Time: Saturdays 10-12noon

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

Cost: Free

Contact: (0906)6482744 or 6482745, email:  info@irishrurallink.ie

 

 

Title:  E-Learners Group (Offaly Local Development Company)

Date/Time: Every Monday in December (except for the 18th/25thDecember) @11am-1pm. . Will return on the 8th January 2018.

Description: E-Learners group

Cost: Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Title: Work and Learning Centre (Offaly Local Development Company)

Date/Time: Every Monday in December except for the 18th/25th December) at 9.30am - 1pm. Will return on the 8th January 2018.

Description: Walk in and referral service for employment/learning

Cost: Free

Contact: OLDC 046 973 2688

 

 

Title: Getting citizens online

Date/time: every Wednesday morning, 10.30am-12.30pm,  5 week course

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

Cost: Free, tablets provided, booking essential

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

 

 

Title: An Ciorcal Cainte

Date/time: every Wednesday from 6.30-7.30pm

Description: conversation group for adult Irish speakers of all levels

Cost: Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Title: Offaly Reading and Writing Programme

Date/Time: Every Wednesday from 4-6pm

Description: One to one and group classes for adults

Cost: Free 

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

 

 

Title: Ballyleakin Art Group

Date/Time: Every Thursday from 3 to 5pm

Description: Painting group for adults

Cost: Yes

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Title: EdenArt Painting Group

Date/Time: Thursdays from 10 to 1pm

Description: Painting group for adults

Cost: Yes

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Title: ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff at Christmas’ – a talk by Finola Colgan

Date/Time: Friday 01/12/2017 @11AM

Description: Finola Colgan, Early Prevention Officer Mental Health Ireland will speak about self-care during the festive season. Booking required.

Cost: Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Title: Santa Letter Writing Workshop

Date/Time: Saturday 02/12/2017 @ 11AM

Description: We will write our Santa letters together and post them in the library’s own post box. Please book your space.

Cost: Free

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028

 

 

Title: Author visit Louise Philips

Date/Time:  Wednesday 06/12/2017 @ 6.30PM

Description: Meet Louise Philips! She has been long-listed CWA dagger award 2016, awarded writing residency Cill Rialaig 2015 and shortlisted for best Irish crime novel of the year 2014 & 2015 Last kiss & The game changer. Don’t miss your chance to meet one of Ireland’s crime fiction writers. Please book your space.

Cost: Free

Contact: Edenderry Library

 

 

Title: Christmas Tiny Tots Story time

Date/Time: Friday 08/12/2017 & 15/12/2017 @ 11AM

Description: For the festive season we will be reading Christmas stories and sing Christmas songs

Cost: Free

Contact: Edenderry Library

 

 

Title: Christmas arts & craft workshops

Date/Time: Friday 08/12/2017 & 15/12/2017 @ 4PM

Description: Suitable for 6 years +.  Booking essential

Cost: Free

Contact: Edenderry Library

 

 

Title: Candy Cane Cinema

Date/Time: Saturday 09/12/2017 & 16/12/2017 @ 11.00am

Description: Watch a Family Christmas movie with us. Booking recommended.

Cost: Free

Contact: Edenderry Library

 

 

Title: Junior Knitting Workshop

Date/Time: Satruday 09/12/2017 @ 10AM

Description: Edenderry Knitters will teach you how to knit Christmas tree decorations. Suitable for 8 years +, booking essential. Please bring needles and wool.

Cost: Free

Contact: Edenderry Library

 

 

Title: Santa’s Letter Box pick up to North Pole

Date/Time: Tuesday 11/12/2017

Description: AnPost will pick up all the letters to go to Santa @ the North Pole from our letterbox. Don’t forget to add a stamp to your envelope.

Cost: Free

Contact: Edenderry Library

 

 

Title: Christmas Wreath Making with Grow it yourself (GIY)

Date/Time: Wednesday 13/12/2017 @6.30PM

Description: This is a hands-on demonstration on Christmas wreath making with GIY. You will bring your own wreath home. All materials provided, but can you bring your own decorations.

Cost: Free

Contact: Edenderry Library

 

 

Title: Ciorcal Cainte na Nollag

Date/Time: Wednesday 13/12/2017 @6.30PM

Description: This weeks meeting will be Irish Christmas themed.

Cost: Free

Contact: Edenderry Library

 

 

Title: Christmas Market at the Library

Date/Time: Friday 15/12/2017 in the morning

Description: The library will be full of Christmas spirit for our first ever Christmas market. There will be stalls with local produce on sale, music and entertainment.

Cost: Free

Contact: Edenderry Library

 

 

Title: Polar Express magical story time

Date/Time: Wednesday 20/12/2017 @ 5PM

Description: Collect your ticket to enter the Polar Express from 01/12/2017 @ 10AM in Edenderry Library. We will ring in the festive season, and bring you on the magical journey of the Polar Express, for all those who believe in the Magic of Christmas.

Cost: Free

 

  

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Ferbane Library

Title: Junior Book Club

Date/Time: Saturday 2nd December at 10.30am

Description: New members welcome.

Cost: Free

 

Title: Christmas Story-time

Date/Time: Saturday 9th December at 11.00am.

Description: Christmas coloring and activity sheets. All are welcome

Cost: Free

 

 

Title: Christmas Crafts

Date/Time: Saturday 16th December at 10.30am and 11.30am.

Description: For 5-7yrs @ 10.30 am.       8yrs+ @ 11.30.  Booking essential places are limited

Cost: Free

 

 

Title: Junior Knitting Display of knitted toys.

Date/Time: Thursday 21st December @ 6.30 pm

Description: Display of their knitted toys.

Cost: Free

 

 

    

       

Tullamore Library

   

Title:  Art Exhibition by Regina Bracken Bradley

Date / Time:  All of December

Description: 

Cost: FreeAll Welcome

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9343832

 

 

Date / Time:  Craft Exhibition

Description:  Craft Exhibition by Olive Cuskelly

Cost: Free – All Welcome

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9343832

 

 

Title: Toddler Time

Date / Time:  Every Wednesday at 11.00am

Description: Rhymes and stories

Cost: Free

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9343832

 

 

Title:  Grow Mental Health Organisation

Date/Time:  Every Wednesday at 11.00am

Description: Mental health Group

Cost: Free

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9343832

 

 

Title:  Tullamore Film Club, showing ‘Joyeux Noel’

Date: Thursday 7th December

Time: 5.30 – 7.45pm

Description: Showing a film about Christmas in WW1

Cost: Free – All Welcome

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9343832

 

 

Title:  Knitting Group

Date: Every Tuesday

Time: 6.00pm - 7.45pm

Description: Knitting Group meeting weekly

Cost: Free - New members welcome

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9343832

 

 

Title: Conradh na Gaeilge / Conversational Irish Group

Date: Every Tuesday

Time: 6.45pm - 7.45pm

Description: Irish conversation group meeting weekly

Cost: Free - New members welcome

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9343832

 

 

Title:  Junior Book Club

Date:  Thursday 14th  December

Time:  3.30-4.30pm

Description:  Open to children aged between 8 & 10 years

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9343832

 

 

Title:  Christmas Story-time –Class Visits

Date:  Month of December

Time:  Ring up and book a session

Description:  Suitable for classes Junior infants to 1st Class

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9343832

 

 

Title:  Christmas Films @ Tullamore Library –class visits

Date:  Month of December

Time:  Ring up and book a showing

Description:  Suitable for 2nd class to 6th class

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9343832

 

 

Title: Christmas lunch-time concert –Tullamore Gramophone Society

Date:  Tuesday 19th December

Time:  1-2pm

Description:  A selection of Christmas classical favourites with Austin Brennan 

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9343832

 

 

Title: ‘Polar Express’ comes to Tullamore Library

Date:  Thursday 21st December

Time:  5.00pm, 6.30pm

Description:  A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. As part of the adventure, children are given tickets to board the train, come in their pyjamas, and participate in the journey to the North Pole.

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9343832

 

 

Title: ‘The Snowman’ comes to Tullamore Library

Date:  Monday 20th December

Time:  5.00pm, 6.30pm

Description: After an English boy makes a snowman on Christmas Eve, it comes to life to take him on an adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.As part of the journey children are asked to come in their pyjamas.

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9343832

 

 

Title: Talk by renowned GAA player/manager, Michael Duignan.

Date:  Thursday 14th December

Time:  6.30pm

Description: Michael Duignan is a former Offaly hurler who won All Ireland senior titles in 1994 and 1998. He won numerous medals with the county as well as with his club, St Rynagh’s. He won an All Star award in 1998. Duignan served as manager of the Meath senior hurling team from 2001 until 2003. He has since become a Gaelic gamespundit for RTÉ.

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9343832

 

 

Title: Offaly Crafty Pop-Up Shop

Date:  9th and 16th December

Time:

This craft pop-up shop offers a unique opportunity for local crafts' people to sell their products coming up to Christmas.

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9343832

 

  

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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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