Bealtaine 2024 in Westmeath Libraries

This May we are celebrating the arts and creativity as we age with the Bealtaine Festival.

Taking place across Ireland Bealtaine engages with people, inspiring creativity among older people and promote the skills, experiences and exposure that can help your creative life.

This year activities Westmeath Libraries feature a variety of free events, including arts and crafts workshops, chair yoga, felting workshops, and more.

1st May at 10.30amMindfulness with Margaret
Set aside some time for your own wellbeing, and join our Mindfulness Session in Mullingar Library on May 1st from 10:30am to 11:30am. Booking required.
7th May at 12noonSkin & Footcare talk
Moate Library is delighted to host a Skin & Footcare Talk with qualified Beautician and Reflexologist Veronica Dunne. Join us for all things skincare on Tuesday 7th May @
All welcome, no need to book
8th May at 11amMullingar Library Singing Session
Do you enjoy singing for fun? To celebrate Bealtaine, come and join us in Mullingar Library for a group singing session on Wednesday May 8th at 11am.
Places are limited so booking is required.
9th May at 6.30pmMindfulness with Margaret
Set aside some time for your own wellbeing, and join our Mindfulness Session in Mullingar Library on May 9th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Booking required.
17th May at 11.30amFelt Jewellery Making in Moate Library
Join us for two workshops on Friday the 17th and Friday 24th May from 11.30am - 1pm. Spaces are limited so booking is required
21st May at 11.30amMorning of Memories with Kathleen in Moate Library
Join Kathleen for a trip down memory lane and share some old photographs.
We are delighted to announce that wonderful local musician Mary Meaney will also join us for a lovely sing along.
Moate Library on Tuesday 21st May @ 11.30am.
21st May at 6.15pmIntroduction to Crochet in the Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone
Do you want to try crochet to see if you like it? Come along to this introduction to Crochet where you will get to try it out and see if you enjoy it! This crochet session is free but booking is essential. 
Attendees will need to bring a crochet hook (4mm) and double knitting yarn (wool) in any colour except white or very dark for better stitch visualisation.
23rd May at 5.30pmFlower Arranging in Jam Jars in Castlepollard Library
Join Anna Browne in Castlepollard Library and learn how to turn your jam jars into a colourful display for your flowers. Places are limited so booking is required.
24th May at 10amA sharing of Poetry
Bring along a poem that you like.  It could be one of your own or someone else's, or even song lyrics from a favourite song. Please book here.
28th May at 11.30amCookery Demonstration in Moate Library
Join Chef Mary at Moate Library where she will demonstrate how to make brown bread and a classic sponge. All welcome. 
30th May at 6pmCooking demo with Fiona Egan in Mullingar Library
For her cooking demo, Fiona will focus on cooking for 1 or 2 people & freezer friendly recipes as well as cooking and preparing food with limited mobility. She will also focus on salt and sugar reduction, ideas for anyone trying to watch their fluid intake, and recipes to promote independent and social living without compromising on nutritional values and above all, enjoyment! 
Click here to book