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All events are free unless indicated.

New!
Call to Community Groups
We now have meeting spaces/rooms in the library, available from
5pm – 9pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If you are interested please call or drop in to our Librarian Mary Murphy.

Yoga Classes for Adults starting soon
Wednesdays 1pm – 2pm
For details contact Catherine on 0879119617. Please note there is a charge per class.

Healthy Ireland Event – Fit Steps: Dance for Adults over 50
Wednesday 3rd October 2.30pm
“Fit Steps; Dance for adults 50+: The dance class mixes the graceful steps of ballroom with the steps of Latin dance. The dance moves are simple, easy to learn and suitable for complete beginners”
Please leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Healthy Ireland Event - ‘Pedal the Planet’
Thursday 11th October 7.30pm
Healthy Ireland Talk from Motivational Mental Health Speaker
Breifne Early talking about his bestselling, award winning book ‘Pedal The Planet’ which details his story and showcases an inspiring and positive message about suicide prevention and dealing with depression.
Please leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Regular Adult Events

Ashbourne 2020 Public Meeting
Thursday 4th October 7.30pm
Come along and hear updates on plans so far for the celebrations.

Beginners Italian Conversation – Starting October
Wednesdays at 10am
A free informal conversation session. Contact Jim on 0876781077 if you would like to attend.

Grow in Ireland: Mental Health Ages 18+
Thursdays 2pm – 4pm
A free informal 12 Step recovery programme to deal with issues such as depression, stress, or worry. Call 1890 474474 for details.
Regular Adult Events

Ciorcal Gaeilge
Tuesday mornings 11am – 12pm
Weekly Informal Irish Conversation Circle, beginners welcome.
Ask at the desk for details.

Failte Isteach – Learn English Workshops
Wednesday 10am – 12pm and Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Contact Patricia on 0894366800 for details. All levels welcome.

Spanish Conversation Circle
Tuesdays 4pm – 6pm
Come along and take part in our Spanish conversation circle,
contact May on 0863956272 for details.

Music Appreciation Club
Every Wednesday morning 11am – 12.30pm.
Come along and join this informal club, which explores aspects of classical music, traditional Irish music and popular musicals. New members welcome.
Refreshments provided. Enquire at the desk for details.

Adult Book Clubs
First Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm
New members welcome. Ask at the desk for details.
Or
Last Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm
New members welcome. Ask at the desk for details.

Comhrá Group
A social group for men over the ages of 18 to get together and chat.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.30am – 12.30pm. Tea/Coffee provided.
All welcome.
Contact Dave on 0876880316 or Anthony on 0872025246 for details.

Over 55’s Exercise Class
Every Tuesday & Friday 10am – 11am. €10 per class.
The class focuses on improving overall health and well being.
Refreshments provided. Call Catherine on 0872883729 for details.

Angel Meditation Classes
Tuesday evenings at 7pm.
Learn the art of angel meditation, €7 a class. For details call Ann on 0863670410.

Crafts for Adults Group
Every Tuesday from 6pm – 8.30pm.
Learn a new or old craft or share your craft experience.
Contact Aine on 01 8350609 for details.

ICA Crafts & Chat group
Tuesdays from 11am – 1pm.
Contact the library for details. New members welcome.

Adult Bridge Club
Every Monday morning at 10.30am
Call Martin on 0879978610 for details. New members welcome.

Surfer Sessions
Book in for one to one sessions on how to search the web or set up an email account.

Regular Children’s Events

Parent & Baby Room
We have a relaxing parent & baby room, including a nappy changing unit, bottle warmer, parent magazines and a CD player for relaxing music.  Ask at the desk if you wish to use the room.

Parent & Toddler Group
This runs term time only. Tuesday & Thursday mornings between 10am – 12pm.
Bring your child along for games & activities. There is a charge of €2 per morning. On Tuesdays there is also a free stories and songs session with Mary our Librarian, which begins at 11.45am. Ask at the desk for details.

Stories and Songs for the under 6s
Every Tuesday 11.45am – 12.15pm
Come along for stories and songs with Mary. If Mary is unavailable we have stories and songs on DVD. No booking required.

Children’s Book Clubs ages 10 – 13 years
First Thursday of the month.
3.30pm – 4.30pm

Children’s Book Club Ages 8 – 10 years
Third Friday of the Month
4pm – 5pm.

Gymboree Play & Music Classes
Every Friday Morning
Music 1 (ages 6 - 16 mths) @ 10am
Music 2 (ages 16mths - 5 yrs) @ 11am
Gymboree is recognised as a world leader in Music classes for young children. Enhance your child's development and love of music through song, dance, movement games and instruments. Cost: Trial session €10 or 7 weeks for €60. Discounts for additional children. Booking is essential, call Tracy on 086-8592561 to reserve a place or book a preview class online at www.playandmusic.ie

Lego Clubs for Kids- Returning October
To book a place and for more details call Rachel on 0868469815

Baby Massage Course
Every Wednesday 11am
A 5 week course for babies and parents. There is a charge of €70 for this course. For details contact Catherine on 0879119617.

Centre for Russian Culture Workshops
Every Saturday 10.00am – 2.30pm.
For children aged 7 – 11years. The workshop includes Russian language lessons, Music and Drama. Free of charge. Call Natalya for details on 0862470493.

Creative Writing Classes for Children starting 5th October
Ages 10 – 12 years. Every Saturday at 3pm.
An 8 week course for children interested in creative writing. There is a fee of €85 for the course. Contact Sinead on 0872737677 for details.

Tina Mation Animation Art Classes
Every Thursday at 3.30pm.
Join RTE’s Tina Mation for computer animation and animation art classes. There is a charge for this 8 week course. Contact Tina on 0851114006 for details.

Ashbourne United Pre Academy Club
A fun fundamental basic movement course for ages 2-4 years
Every Saturday 10am – 11am.Ages 2-4 years.
With Paul Thorpe. Call 0872100049 for details.

Children’s Singaling Club with Susan Rowland
Thursdays 10.15 – 11am & Saturdays 11.30 – 12.15pm.
Music for parents and toddlers
6mths – 4 years. 8 euro per child.
Book your place with Susan on 0873178169

Children’s Speech and Drama Classes

Every Friday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.30pm
1st class to 6th Class from 3.30pm
Join Penelope Moorhead for all aspects of speech and drama. There is a fee of €65 for this 10 week course. Call Penelope on 0872899404 for details

Children’s Irish Dancing Classes
 Every Tuesday at 5.30pm and Thursdays at 5.45pm.
Join dance teacher Michelle Power in the art of Irish dancing.
There is a fee of €6 per class for this event. Call Michelle on 0861713651 for details.

Ashbourne Young Adult Scout Group
Meets every Thursday from 7pm.
Ages 15 – 17 years. Focuses on adventure and outdoor skills. Places available contact Susie Rafter on 0878288357 or email: ashbournecubs@gmail.com. Places available. Check the website at www.ashbournescouts.ie for details.

Coderdojo Club – Looking for volunteers to help
Coderdojo is a global collaboration providing free and open learning to young people, especially in programming technology Next meeting 10th
17th  and 22nd October. Ages 7—14 years. Book your place for each session via the Ashbourne Coderdojo facebook page. Like the page and leave a message that you wish to attend. All children need a laptop with the ‘Scratch' 2.0 offline editor' ’ programme downloaded from the MIT Scratch website. Parents must attend with their children.

Student Study
Please note that due to the demand for quiet study space, upstairs space is available for Leaving Cert. and College exam study, ask for details at the desk, due to one off events some of these quiet times may vary. Students are welcome to use the spaces at other times but have to bear in mind as a community library, other events may be running.

If you like what we’re doing or want to get in touch, let us know by liking our facebook page ‘Meath County Library’ or contacting our Librarian Mary Murphy:  mmurphy@meathcoco.ie. Alternatively contact our County Librarian Ciaran Mangan on cmangan@meathcoco.ie

 
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