March Events and Activities at Offaly Libraries

   

What's on

  

Banagher Library

Birr Library

Clara Library

Daingean Library

Edenderry Library

Ferbane Library

Tullamore Library

               

Banagher Library

International Women’s Day

Tuesday 15th March, Banagher Library 11am

All are invited to an International Women’s Day workshop, which will focus on IWD, the Lean In concept and the supports that Offaly Local Development Company can offer to women of all ages and paths of life. Light refreshments will be provided.

       

Seactain na Gaeilge

Children’s book display and activity sheets from 7th – 14th March

  

Seactain na Gaeilge - Thursday 14th March

Seachtain na Gailge quiz for St Rynagh’s 4th class at 11am

       

Banagher Library Book club

Monday 11th March at 7:30pm

Enquire at the library for further information

     

Youth Reach Book club

Tuesday 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March from 10am -10:45am

Contact: email: Banagherlibrary@offalycoco.ie  or Tel: 057 9151471

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Birr Library 

Imeacht agus cruinniú deireanach, Seachtain na Gaeilge - Biorra

Last event and gathering for Seachtain na Gaeilge, Birr 2019

Dáta: 23ú Marta / Date: 23rd March -

Dé Sathairn / Saturday

Áit: Leabharlann / Place: Library (Wilmer Road)

Am: 11 - 12 / Time: from 11am to around midday.

Caife agus Caint neamhfhoirmeálta / casual Coffee and Chat, with friends and new acquaintances!)

Le sólaistí beag / little refreshments

Áit: aitriam / atrium (straight through from the main entrance, beside the library entry doors.)

COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCEMENTS! Midday.

* Comórtas na Bhfuinneog / Irish-Up Your Shop Window

* Comórtas Dathucháin / Colouring Competition for Children

* Comórtas Scéal an-Ghearr / Very Short Story-Writing Competition (for children and adults).

   

Fostering First Ireland Information Event

Wednesday, March 13th: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Find out more about fostering with FFI

Contact:  01 4171944

    

Talk – Queen Victoria’s Visits to Ireland 1849 – 1861: views from the Irish country house by Paula Lalor (MA Historic House Studies, Maynooth University)

THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED: WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

Wednesday, March 20th: 6.30pm

Booking essential

Cost: Free

    

Free Digital Skills Classes on How to Get Online

March 13th, 20th, 27th and April 3rd. Class times: 10.30am – 1.00pm or 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Classes delivered by Digitise The Nation.Booking Essential. Each person attending these classes will receive 10 hours of free classroom training (class duration will be 2.5 hours per class). Class size is 10 people. 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. Course outline: Session One: Introduction to the Internet: Understanding the Internet; Getting Online; Using Search Engines; Staying Safe Online.  Session Two: Introduction to E-mail and Online Services: Introduction to e-mail; Government Services; Conducting Everyday Transactions. Session Three: Video Calling and Apps: Skype and Other Video Calling Services; Introduction to Mobile Apps. Sessions Four:  Choose two of the following: Government Online Services; Video, TV and Radio Online; Shopping Online; Online Banking Basics; Revision of a Topic from a Previous Session.                  

Free

Contact: To reserve a place, please call 086 8124073 or e-mail digitisethenation@gmail.com

     

Open Morning in Celebration of International Women’s Day - Balance for Better

Friday, March 8th: 10.00am – 12.00pm with a workshop starting at 11.00am.

Open morning with Offaly Local Development Company in celebration of International Women’s Day. Call in for a cup of tea, a chat and a celebration of women worldwide.

Free

Contact: For more information phone: 087 6925276.

      

Seachtain na Gaeilge Teidí Competition

Enter during library opening hours between March 1st and 15th

Choose a name for Teddy / Cur ainm ar Teidí. Prize for the winner / duais do duine amháin!

Free

     

Mystereads – Children’s Book Promotion

Available to borrow during library opening hours from World Book Day (March 7th) until Friday, March 15th.

Mystereads allows children to borrow a mystery book (wrapped up in brown paper) and perhaps discover a new favourite author! Just call into the library with your library card and borrow the mystery item in the usual way. Mystereads will run up to and including Friday, March 15th

     

Birr Knitting Circle

Wednesdays, 5.30pm-7.30pm

New members welcome

    

Leitheoireacht sa Leabharlann / Story-reading in Irish

Saturday, March 23rd: 10.00am – 11.30am

Story-reading as Gaeilge by Nóiníni Beaga Playschool. All children must be accompanied by an adult

Free

Contact: Eimear (Nóiníni Beaga): 087 9303287

     

Birr Library Book Circle

Wednesday, March 6th at 3.00pm

New members welcome

Free.

    

The Next Chapter (Children's Book Club)

Wednesday, March 13th at 3.45pm

Children's Book Club for 8-12s. New members welcome. Contact library staff for details

Free

    

World Book Day 60 Second Quiz

Thursday, March 7th: 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Children can test their knowledge and nerve in our quick-fire 1 minute “books and tales” themed quiz (the highest scorer on the day will win a prize)

Free

   

World Book Day Cosplay

Thursday, March 7th: 3.15pm – 3.45pm

Children can come along as their favourite storybook character (prize for the best costume)

Free

   

Local Enterprise Office / Oifig Fiontair Áitiúil

Thursday mornings in Birr Library & Civic Offices (by appointment)

Wondering if there are supports available for your business/idea?

Meet one of the Local Enterprise Office staff on Thursday morning in Birr Library & Civic Offices

from 9.00am-1.00pm.  To book an appointment phone: 057 9357480 /  057 9346829  or e-mail: info@leo.offalycoco.ie

Contact: To book an appointment contact 057 9357480 / 057 9346829 or e-mail: info@leo.offalycoco.ie  

Contact: email: Birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie  or Tel: 057 9124950

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Clara Library

Seachtain na Gaeilge Teidí Competition

1st - 16th March

Description: Choose a name for Teddy/ Cur ainm ar Teidí. Prize for the winner/duais do duine amháin!

Fee: No

   

Seachtain na Gaeilge display

1st-16th March.

Description: library resources for beginners to fluent speakers

Fee: No

   

Casual Irish conversation group for adults

Every Wednesday morning 10-11am

Description: Basic level

Fee: No

   

Junior Arts and Crafts

22/03/2019, Time 3.30pm-4.30pm

Description: for ages 6+

Fee: No, booking essential

  

Tuesday Crafters

Every Tuesday from 10am-12pm

Description: Knitting, crochet, quilting etc

Fee: No, all welcome.

  

Thursday Crafters

Every Thursday from 10.30am-12.30pm

Description: Knitting, crochet, quilting etc

Fee: No, all welcome.  

Contact: email: Claralibrary@offalycoco.ie   or Tel: 057 9131389

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Daingean Library 

Crochet Class

Every Wednesday.  6.00pm - 8.00pm

New members welcome.  Free event.

Contact: Daingeanlibrary@offalycoco.ie or Tel: 057 9353005

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Edenderry Library

‘Irish landscapes’ art exhibition by Anna Trojanowska

Month of March 2019

Art exhibition

No charge

  

Edenderry Adult Book Club (New members welcome)

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 11am-12

Monthly Book Club for adults

No charge

   

Edenderry Crafters (New members welcome)

Tuesdays 11am-1pm

Knitting, crochet, stitch club

No charge

   

Art with Anna Winiarska

Tuesdays 3pm -5pm

Painting classes

Fee charged

  

Grow

Fridays 11am - 1.00pm

Mental Health Awareness Group

No charge

  

E-Learners Group (Offaly Local Development Company)

Mondays except Bank Holidays 11am-1pm

E-Learners group

No charge

Contact:OLDC (046) 973 2688

   

Work and Learning Centre (Offaly Local Development Company)

Every Monday from 9.30am - 1.00pm

Walk in and referral service for employment/learning

No charge

Contact:OLDC (046) 973 2688

     

Ballyleakin Art Group

Every Thursday from 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Painting group for adults

Cost: Yes

    

Art with Kathleen

Tuesdays from 11am-1pm, except 2nd Tuesday of month

Painting group for adults

Yes

    

Irish Rural Link Computer Course

Saturday 23rd Feb – 16th March (this course has already started, but she will likely start another one soon after)

Learn the basics of computers/ the internet

Free

Contact:Karen on 0879840177

    

Children’s Art with Petra Moll

Starting Sat 9th March for 8 weeks, 10.30am – 12.00pm

Children’s art classes for ages 7-12

€15 per child per session

Contact: Petra on 086 3478408

    

Children’s Book Club

Fri 15th March from 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Book club for children

No charge

      

Book reading with Antoinette Tyrrell

Wednesday 6th March from 37pm – 8pm

Antoinette will be reading from her new book ‘Home to Cavendish’

No charge

      

Children’s Arts and Crafts with Sharon Eady

Fridays from 3.30pm – 5pm (except the week of the children’s book club)

Arts and crafts classes for kids

Fee charged

Contact:Sharon on 087 7710177

     

St. Patrick’s Day arts and crafts

Thurs 14th from 4pm – 5pm

Arts and crafts with Honor

No charge

     

Queen Victoria’s Visits to Ireland 1849 - 1861

Wednesday 27th 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Queen Victoria talk by Paula Lalor

No cost 

Contact: email: Edenderrylibrary@offalycoco.ie or Tel: 046 9731028

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Ferbane Library

Knit2gether group

Thursday afternoons @ 3.00pm

      

Children's Knitting Class

Junior Knitting classes every Thursday @ 6.30pm

Every Thursday.

     

Junior Book Club

Date to be confirmed.

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

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Tullamore Library

Tullamore Bookclub

05/03/2019 (first Tuesday of each month).  3.00pm - 4.30pm

Bookclub – Full.

    

The Novel Bunch Bookclub

 07/03/2019 (first Thursday of each month).  6.00pm – 7.00pm

Bookclub - Full.

 

The Book Critics Club

28/03/2019 (last Thursday of each month).  6.00pm – 7.00pm

Bring your own Book. New members Welcome.

   

Young Adult Book Club

27/03/2019 ( last Wednesday of every Month).  3.45pm - 4.45pm

Young adult book club/Blogging club.  Free event.

     

Junior Book Club 8-10 years

Third Thursday of every month.  3.30pm - 4.30pm.

Free.  Junior discussions about different stories etc.

      

Toddler Time

Every Wednesday.  11.00am – 12pm

Storytime for toddlers

    

Toddler Time

Every Saturday.  11.00am – 12pm

Storytime for toddlers

    

Wordsmiths Group – Creative Writing Group

Every Thursday.  5.45pm – 7.30pm

Creative Writing Group

   

Tullamore Library Film Club

14/03/2019.  5.30pm - 7.45pm

Film club. See in Library Branch for Film of the month.

    

Knitting Group

Every Tuesday.  6.00pm - 7.45pm

Knitting Group meeting weekly

Free - New members welcome

    

Conradh na Gaeilge

Every Tuesday.  6.45pm - 7.45pm

Conversational Irish Group meeting weekly

Cost: Nominal Fee charged - New members welcome

    

Grow Mental Health Organisation

Every Wednesday at 11.00am

Mental Health Group

Free

Contact: Michelle 086 4183805

  

Offaly Crafty Exhibition

Month of March

Exhibition by Olive Cuskelly

Free – All Welcome

  

Learn Irish Sign Language

29/01/2019 for 15 weeks until 07/05/2019.  Time: 5.45pm - 7.15pm

Learn Irish Sign Language for fee with Irish Deaf Society

Contact: To book please go to www.deaf.ie

     

Heartfullness Meditation with Rachael Waldron

Saturday 09.03.2019 and Saturday 23.03.2019.  10.30am-12.00pm.

Free but booking essential, Contact Rachael to register your interest.

Heartfullness Meditation with Rachael Waldron

Contact:Contact Rachael on 0872787039 to book your space

    

Intermediate Writing Workshop

Saturday 09.03.2019 Monthly.  10.30am - 12.45pm.

Intermediate writing workshop with Pauline McNamee

Contact: Pauline McNamee 086 052 1346

    

Irish Rural Link – Computers for beginners / Farmers

Starting on 17/01/2019 - 28/03/2018.  5.30pm - 7.45pm.

Computer Classes

Contact: Veronica Nicholson

    

Tullamore Board Games Club

Thursday 28th March 2019 (Monthly).  6.00pm - 7.45PM

Board games club for adults

   

Introduction to Digital Photography

Once a week for 8 weeks (16th Feb to 13th April).  10.45am - 12.45pm.

DescriptionComputer Course

Contact Tutor  Contact: Veronica Nicholson :vnicholson108@gmail.com or 0879480498

   

Digitize the Nation IPad Course

25th Feb, 4th, 11th and 25th March.  11.00pm - 1.30pm

Description:free IPAD course. IPADs are provided, spaces limited booking required.

Contact:Sandra :digitsethenation@gmail.com or 086 812 4073

     

LEO Offaly – Digital Marketing Course

Once a week for six weeks (5, 12, 19, 26 Mar & 2, 9 April).  9.30am - 4.30pm

Description:Digital Marketing Course

Contact: Edel Boyd Edel.boyd@leo.offalycoco.ie

   

Colour for Calm

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month   Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm

Art Colouring Group for adults

Free

Contact:Brigitta Fitzpatrick brigittafitzpatrick@gmail.com

    

Tullamore Library Junior Board Games Club

Starting on 07.03.2019.  3.30pm - 4.30pm.

Junior Board Games Club.

Cost: Free but bring your own games

    

LEGO Workshop for Engineers Week

09.03.2019.  Time: 10.30-12.30

Lego workshop with Jessica Farrell. The workshop will be for both parents and children; one of the aims of my workshops is to get parents and children building together as a shared experience.

Free Booking essential (Fully Booked)

     

Beginner Adult Creative Writing

19.03.2019.  5.45pm - 7.45pm.

Beginner Adult Creative Writing Pauline McNamee FREE taster class

Contact:Pauline McNamee paulinemc12@gmail.com or 0860521346

     

Mindful Compassion for Well-Being

25.03.2019.  10.30am - 1.00pm.

A practical positive psychology course hosted by Tribune columnists Imelda Ferguson and Julie O'Flaherty will begin at the end of this month. The fee includes course materials.

Charge per person €100 per person

Contact:Julie Flaherty/ Imelda Ferguson :oflahertyjulie@gmail.com

   

SNAG event - Story Telling with Nuala Hayes

05/03/2019.  10.00am - 11.30am.

Celebrating SNAG with this bilingual story telling workshop

 

SNAG event - Tráth na gCeist

14/03/2019.  10.00am - 11.30am.

CelebratingSNAG with this quiz for primary school students

   

Adult Chess Club

Every Thursday.  6.00pm - 7.45pm

This is an all abilities chess group, starting up. New members welcome. Bring your own board

Tullamore Library 0579346832

   

Engineers Week event - MountLucas Windfarm

08/03/2019.  10.00am - 11.30am

Catherine from Mountlucas Windfarm will give students a talk on the workings of the windfarm. With VR reality glasses students will be able to actually walk in a wind turbine.

School bookings only Tullamore Library 0579346832

   

Engineers Week event – Hazard Farm with Anna Carmody

04/03/2019.  10-11.30AM

Tullamore author Anna Carmody will come to Tullamore Library and introduce us to her book “Hazard Farm”. The book uses augmented reality, where the characters of the book come alive via an app on your phone.

School bookings only Tullamore Library 0579346832

   

Puppet Show Arts and Craft Session

04/03/2019.  3.30pm - 4.30pm

Suitable for 6 years and old. We are building the set for our Puppet Show on the 15/03/2019. Booking essential.

Tullamore Library 0579346832

    

Irish story Puppet Show

15/03/2019.  3.30pm - 4.30pm

Suitable for all ages. Using the set made by the children in the arts and craft session, our newest Puppet Show will tell an Irish story.

  

Lego Play Therapy

23/03/2019.  10.00am

The LEGO® Club is based on LEGO® play where children learn to play together while developing a range of specific skills including social skills, teamwork, communication and fine motor skills, while playing with LEGO

Contact:Pavashne pavashnem@gmail.com or 0861744355

    

Áirc Midland Support Group workshops

Starting 23/03/2019 – 29/06/2019.  2.15-4.15PM

Àirc Midlands is a voluntary run group set up to support children with additional needs and those within their support circle. It is one of very few umbrella groups that covers all forms of additional needs or long term illness and provides its support in response to individual requirements. This means that support can be given emotionally, educationally, socially, financially or in the form of advocacy or representation.Contact: Áirc Midland Support Group on FB, or 0851194041

 

Team LEGO, let's build

Starting 08/03/2019 – 29/03/2019.  3.30pm - 4.30pm.

Suitable for 7-12 year olds, participants have 4 weeks to build a town using LEGO. Materials are supplied by the library. We will accept LEGO donations. Booking essential.

Contact: TullamoreLibrary@offalycoco.ie  or Tel: 057 9346832

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