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 →

Arthur C Clarke Award

The shortlist for this year's Arthur C. Clarke Award has been announced, and the titles up for consideration are The Infinite - Patience Agbabi (Canongate)Search the catalogue : Download the ebook/eAudioThe Vanished Birds – Simon Jimenez (Titan)Search the catalogue : Download the ebook/eAudioVagabonds – Hao Jingfang (Head of Zeus)Search the catalogue : Download the ebook/eAudioEdge... Continue Reading →

Create your Dream Machine

Here's a family challenge and the Sky is the Limit... Get together, get thinking, and get creating your very own Dream Machine to reach for the Summer Stars. Show us how you can buy Zero and still be a Summer Stars Hero!Think cardboard, tin foil, markers, paper plates, buttons, elastic, cable ties, who knows what... Continue Reading →

World Refugee Day on Sunday 20th June

UNHCR Ireland Refugee Book Reading Campaign 19th - 26th June World Refugee Day on Sunday 20th June is a day to think of the experiences of the 25 million refugees worldwide. Men, women and children who may never see their loved ones or homeland again. How would you react if you had to leave your... Continue Reading →

Patchwork Poetry #8

Orfhlaith Foyle is an intriguing Wordsmith – a Poet, Novelist, Playwright and Short Story writer.  Orfhlaith was born in Nigeria to Irish parents.  Around 1976 she came St. Peter’s N.S., Athlone.  She made a gentle entrance, not knowing how to us she was quite exotic.  Her life and career took her to numerous countries, ensuring... Continue Reading →

Strange Days Indeed

Westmeath Libraries is delighted to share "Strange Days Indeed!", a publication of some of the works submitted as a creative response to the COVID 19 pandemic. The publication includes works by professionals and amateurs of all ages and contains poems, paintings, drawings and photographs. This publication was made possible with the support of Creative Ireland.... Continue Reading →

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