Upcoming Parenting Programme Events

Parenting Programme 2022 new

Offaly Libraries together with Laois Libraries are delighted to present a series of online talks and in-person workshops for parents. Supported by the Dormant Accounts Fund, this Parenting Support Programme invites experts to discuss a broad range of parenting topics currently impacting our children.

The programme is open to everyone including parents, caregivers, healthcare professionals, teachers, special needs assistants and those working with children and young people. It aims to give parents simple and practical strategies to help them build healthy relationships with their children and confidently manage issues as they arise. 

Most events will be hosted on zoom with some in-person events occurring at various library locations but attendance for all events is free of charge. Please see details below:

Clever Little Handies - Baby Sign Classes (In Person Event )

Held in Edenderry Library, Wednesday 16th, 23rd & 30th November at 10am. Contact Edenderry Library directly on 046 9731028 or email edenderrylibrary@offalycoco.ie to book.

Also available in Portarlington Library, Wednesday 16th, 23rd & 30th at 11.40am. Contact Portarlington Library directly on 057 8643751 or email portarlingtonlibrary@laoiscoco.ie to book.

Online Events

Thursday, 10th November at 7.30pm: Baby Reflux with Frank Kelleher - Book here

Wednesday, 16th November at 7.30pm: Getting the Best from BorrowBox with Rachel Lyndsay - Book Here

Wednesday 23rd November at 8pm: New baby - Preparing Siblings and Family with Dierdre Holland Hannon - Book directly with Portlaoise Library on (057) 862 2333 or email library@laoiscoco.ie

Thursday 24th November, 1st, 8th & 15th December at 8pm: Writing for Well-Being with Dr. Martin Keaveney Workshops - Beginning of a four week course - Book directly with Birr Library on 057 9124950 or email birrlibrary@offalycoco.ie

Thursday, 8th december at 7.30pm: Parenting with Patience with Dr. Mary O'Kane - Book directly with Portlaoise Library on (057) 862 2333 or email library@laoiscoco.ie

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