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All events are free unless indicated.

Children’s Summer Events

Children’s Summer Reading Scheme – Summer Stars!
Join the summer reading challenge at your local library. On registration you receive a free reader card, which is stamped after each book you read, and a bookmark. Read 4 books and you receive our fab summer stars bag. Read 8 books and you are put into the draw for a chance to win a Kindle Fire Tablet. We also have a draw in July and one in August for a super prize. Everyone who reads one book receives a certificate. This year the under 6s can take part with a junior reading card and a sticker when they join

Saturday Morning Film Club
Every Saturday at 11am. Check with the library for film titles.

Saturday Afternoon Games Hour
Every Saturday 3pm. All ages welcome. Come along for games, Jigsaws, colouring & activity sheets.

Summer Book Report
Fill in our book report form on your favourite book. We will display the best ones in the library. Report forms available at the desk.

Daily Activity Sheets
There will be daily Activity Sheets based on book characters available in the kids section throughout the month of July

Open Summer Book Club – Summer Choice for August
See our display and try it out for August, let us know what you think with our book report and we will display your comments in the library at the end of the month.

Peter Rabbit Quiz with Prize
Copies of our Peter Rabbit Quiz are available from the desk. Ask for the book to find the answers and be in with a chance to win a Peter Rabbit prize.

Parent & Toddler Stories and Songs
Tuesday Mornings between 11am – 12pm. Bring your child along for games, puzzles and activities, there is also a stories and songs session with Mary, which begins at 11.45am. If Mary is away we have stories and crafts. Ask at the desk for details.

Lego Competition
Ages 7+ Judging Wednesday 22nd August
Throughout August we are asking kids over 7 to make something fab from Lego that we can display on the exhibition & Judging day 22nd August. Entry forms are available from the desk. We are asking the public to vote for their favourite exhibit on the day. The exhibits voted the top 3 will each receive a Lego Prize. Winners will be announced at 3pm.

Computer Animation
Wednesday 8th August 3pm
Ages 8+
Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Fairy Door Workshop
Thursday 9th August 11am
Ages 5 – 8 years
Come along in fancy dress for this event with fairy stories and activities and a chance to make a fairy door for your home. Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Children’s Creative writing
Monday 13th August 2.30pm – 4pm
Ages 9-12 years
Come along to this great creative writing event with a summer theme. Please leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Singaling with Susan Rowland
Monday 13th August 2.30pm
Ages 4 – 6 years
Come along for a fun music workshop with Susan. Please note a parent must attend with the child. Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Introduction to Taekwondo
Wednesday 15th August 11am
Ages 7+
Come along with Joe and learn all the basics of Taekwondo. Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend

Lego Workshop
Wednesday 15th August 4pm
Ages 7+
Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend

Playstation Challenge – Dirt 3!
Thursday 16th August 11am
Ages 8+
Find out who is this year’s champion! Spot prizes and a prize for our winner. Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Arts & Crafts for the under 6s
Friday 17th August 11am
Please note a parent must attend with the child. Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

STEM Games hour
Friday 17th August 2pm
Ages Under 6
Come along and play some educational games from our STEM/STEAM team. Please note a parent must attend with the child.

STEM Games hour
Friday 17th August 3pm
Ages 6+
Come along and play some educational games and building sets from our STEM/STEAM team.

Beginners French for kids
Saturday 18th August 11am
Ages 8+
Want to get to know some French words and phrases? Come along with Deirdre and learn to speak the language. Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend

Heritage week Event: History Live – Interactive Storytelling Event!
Monday 20th August 11am. Ages 7+
Come along to hear Michael Moylan tell tales of Ireland in medieval times. Including stories of Vikings. See their weapons and battledress of the time. Booking required. Sponsored by Meath County Council’s Heritage Office.

Glee Workshop– Sing, Dance, Act!
Monday 20th August 3pm
Ages 6+
Have fun with Danielle Dormer in this hour long workshop. Please leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Lego Competition
Ages 7+ Judging Wednesday 22nd August
Have a look at our Lego competition entries and vote for your favourite.
The exhibits voted the top 3 will each receive a Lego Prize. Winners will be announced at 3pm.

Heritage Week Event- Wildlife PhotographyTalk
Thursday 23rd August 7pm
Calling anyone interested in wildlife or photography. Suitable for kids over 7 years if they attend with their parents. Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Dogs Trust Workshop – A Dogs Life!
Thursday 23rd August 11am
Ages 7+
A fun dog themed workshop for kids. Audrey will look at how to be a responsible dog owner and give information on the life of their education dogs that visit schools and libraries throughout the year. Meet Audrey’s dog Lucy and join in some fun activities. Everyone gets a certificate that attends

Summer Stars Graduation Party ages 6+!
For all those who have completed our summer reading challenge. Well done! We will contact you and let you know the time and date of our party is. You will be awarded your certificates on the day. Our under 5s that have completed will receive a medal and certificate from the library desk.

Regular Children’s Events

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

Parent & Toddler Group Announcement
The group are looking for volunteers to help setting up the group on a Tuesday or Thursday in September. Please leave your name at the library desk if interested.

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

Baby Massage Course
Every Wednesday 10.30am
A 5 week course for babies and parents. There is a charge of €70 for this course. For details contact Catherine on 0879119617.

Adult Events

Ashbourne Music 2020 Workshop
Thursday 30th August 7.15pm
An open workshop to gather ideas and suggestions about a music program for Ashbourne 2020. No idea too ambitious. No musical background needed, just be a lover of music. All welcome. Please leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Open Summer Book club - Summer Choice for August
See our display of our chosen book and try it out for August. Ideal for a summer read. Numerous copies are available, see our display in the library.

O Briens Wine Tasting
Thursday 30th August 5pm – 7pm
Drop in and taste some of O’Briens classic wines & get advice on what’s best for you.

Beginners Italian Conversation
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.

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

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

1916 & World War One Collection
Ashbourne Local History Society have donated a collection of their World War One and 1916 material. This collection is available for loan and is on display in the history section of the library
 
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 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.

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

Bank Holiday Closure: Please note the library will close from Friday 3rd August at 5pm and reopen at 10am on Tuesday 7th August.


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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