A Big day in the Blooms

by Lorna from Athlone Library It’s the week before Christmas, I have very little organized for the big day- there is shopping to be done, presents to be wrapped, and a house to make presentable.  So, with one day’s leave left, I decided to do the sensible thing and ignore my responsibilities for another while... Continue Reading →

Book review : Silverview by John le Carré

Manus from Kilbeggan Libraryjoined Westmeath Libraries in 2021 Julian is running a failing bookshop in a small seaside town. One day, in walks a strange elderly man named Edward who has an exciting idea to improve the fortunes of the shop. As the story goes on, Edward’s connections to the shadowy world of British intelligence... Continue Reading →

Let’s talk Climate Change

Niamh Shaw is no stranger to TV and radio. Last night (16th November 2022) Dr Niamh Shaw spoke to a Westmeath Group (on zoom) about Climate Change. She explained how her interest in, and knowledge of, Space has given her a  greater understanding of our place in the universe and that while planet earth may adapt to changes... Continue Reading →

Parenting talks

As part of Westmeath Libraries' Celebration of Diversity we held two online parenting talks in early November with Sheelagh O'Grady: Supporting parents in raising a healthy and happy LGBTQI+ child was held on the 4th November and Parenting in a Multicultural Society was held on 10th November. Our presenter on both evenings was Sheelagh O'Grady,... Continue Reading →

Bookclub reads The Great Alone

Westmeath Libraries Bookclub has been meeting online on Zoom during lockdown. Our most recent meeting was held on 30th September where we discussed The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (search the library catalogue or download the ebook/eAudio). There was a small turnout, but all the comments at the meeting and on our facebook group were very positive.... Continue Reading →

Book a study space

From Monday, 20th September 2021 Westmeath Libraries are extending our services. You will now be able to book a study space online or use a computer and wifi. To book click on the relevant link below or contact your local library for further information. You can also phone library HQ on 044 9332162 or email library@westmeathcoco.ie Athlone Library - Book... Continue Reading →

Summer stars

Today is the first day of September, which also marks the end of this years Summer Stars reading adventure in libraries around Ireland. We hope you enjoyed all of our online summer storytimes, our crafts videos, and scavenger hunts. And that you found lots of great book to read and enjoy this year. You can... Continue Reading →

Westmeath Libraries App

You can now download the free Westmeath Libraries App which will allows you to search the catalogue and checkout your own books using your phone. Available on both Android and Apple devices, simply search your app/play store for Westmeath Libraries. Manage your account, search the catalogue, renew and reserve books all from your own phone... Continue Reading →

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