Westmeath Libraries October - November 2021

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 18 October 2021

Westmeath Libraries


https://mcusercontent.com/6ff7cef492079624f3b96702a/images/74b94db8-5627-32d5-a1a6-d94d1a160cb4.jpgYour Westmeath Library membership gives you access to so much. You can use it to borrow books, DVDs, CDs and more from your local library. You can use it to connect to our Wi-Fi when in the library.  At home you can still use your library card- we have eBooks, eaudiobooks, digital magazines, online classes, languages courses and newspapers. Find out more at www.westmeathcoco.ie/LibOnline or ask any member of staff on your next visit to the library.




https://mcusercontent.com/6ff7cef492079624f3b96702a/images/d44f52dd-246b-43ce-42be-0606ec8b7df1.jpgDo you know that Athlone, Mullingar, Moate, Castlepollard and Kilbeggan libraries are open until 8pm on Thursdays evenings?

Kilbeggan Library has also extended its opening hours to include Mondays. 

Please see our website for details of opening hours  
www.westmeathcoco.ie/library or follow us on social media.




https://mcusercontent.com/6ff7cef492079624f3b96702a/images/fdd60f94-7cdd-1ff7-4982-091bc10dc5ee.jpg Our Sensory Spaces in Athlone and Mullingar Libraries are now open for families to use. A series of videos on how to use the equipment are available on our website, or staff will be happy to show you around. Book a session by contacting Athlone and Mullingar Libraries.








Did you know that in 1921 a ground breaking expedition took place exploring possible routes to ascend Mount Everest?
This expedition was led by Lt. Col. Charles Howard Bury, owner of Belvedere House, Mullingar.
Check out the Digital Exhibition at 







Have you seen our Story Trail with Dee the Bee yet? 
The perfect opportunity for families to enjoy a story while out walking.  Starting near the Newbrook Bridge in Mullingar and continuing for 550m of the Old Rail Trail Greenway.
There are 12 boards to find and read along your walk.  The Storybook Trail will be available to explore for approx. 2 months.




Online Book Club

Our book club meets on the last Thursday of the month.  Join the facebook group to help decide what we are reading next.
For September we read The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. You can also find a list of all the books we've already 
read on our website, just click here, and if you've read any do let us know what you thought.


Parenting Talks – LGBTQ youth

Westmeath Libraries will be holding two FREE Parenting talks with Sheelagh O’Grady, Relationship and Parent Mentor, on 4th and 10th November. These will look at how parents can build good relationships and develop their communication styles with their children. These talks will focus on parenting LGBTQ children, and on Multicultural families. For more details and to book your ticket contact mgarlib@westmeathcoco.ie


Computer Training Classes with Irish Rural Link

Classes will be held in Mullingar, Castlepollard and Athlone Libraries over a 5 week period commencing on 27th October and the 1st November respectively.

Training Available for all learning abilities

A Free Course for over 45s with little or no previous computer experience from Irish Rural Link. This course takes place in the library and will cover topics like: Learning Basic Computer Skills, Conducting Online Searches, Safe Shopping Online, Paying Bills Online, Sending & Receiving emails and lots more.

If you are interested please email - mgarlib@westmeathcoco.ie or cpdlib@westmeathcoco.ie or athlib@westmeathcoco.ie and we will pass your details on to the tutor.


Creative Writing Workshop - In this workshop we will look at writing your own experience and sharing your voice with others.

Date and time   Fri, 29 October 2021    14:00 – 16:00 IST

Book Online:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/creative-writing-tickets-188355906587

Spaces limited so if you can't make it please let us know.



https://mcusercontent.com/6ff7cef492079624f3b96702a/images/fdb4fd35-be80-1595-891b-85af99d18efe.jpgMini Music Sessions
Every Monday at 10am
Our Online Mini Music sessions with Triona start back on Mondays at 10am. Perfect for your little one to enjoy.
Register on eventbrite for Free
Each 30 minute session is full of wiggling, jiggling, singing and sharing some of our favourite books. Perfect for toddlers, wobblers and pre-schoolers



https://mcusercontent.com/6ff7cef492079624f3b96702a/images/3b58f123-c780-418e-a201-bb86aab28388.pngTen Minute Tales
Every Wednesday at 11am
Join us on facebook for our online storytime. Perfect for toddlers, and adults to enjoy on their morning break. 



Keep up to date with all that’s happening in Westmeath Libraries


We have so much going on there's sure to be something of interest to you. Tune in on facebook for our videos and recorded events. You'll be able to register for our live events on eventbrite.

Read on to see all that's happening in Westmeath Libraries



Stay in touch with us by following our blog where we share tips and news on a variety of topics. From what we've been reading, to jam-making, and gardening, and more besides. You'll find us at www.westmeathlibrary.com


Don't forget to stay connected, we are in the office Mon - Fri from 9am to 5pm to take your calls. Phone 044 9332161 or email library@westmeathcoco.ie