Call out for facilitators

We are planning a diverse range of programming for the coming year, and would like to invite submissions from facilitators to join our 2022 panel. Panel facilitators may be chosen to deliver workshops, specialist talks, storytelling, and other tailored events to children, adults and specialist groups. We welcome events held through both Irish and English.... Continue Reading →

News & Events from Westmeath Libraries

We hope you enjoy this, the first episode in our brand new podcast. This will cover all the news and events from Westmeath Libraries. You can also subscribe to our Online Newsletter below if you prefer to read your news: Subscribe * indicates required Email Address *

St. Patrick’s Day postcards

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day Westmeath Libraries are delighted to reshare some postcards from our Phil Tierney collection. These are all on the theme of St. Patrick's Day. Phil Tierney was an amateur historian who took a keen interest in his adopted town of Mullingar.  He was a regular contributor to local newspapers and radio... Continue Reading →

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 →

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