Castlepollard Library

21 February 2023
Changes to Castlepollard Library's opening hours

Please note the following changes to Castlepollard Library's opening hours from 16th Feb -2nd March We apologise for any inconvenience causedPlease contact Library HQ on 044 9332162 or email if you have any queries. Castlepollard's My Open Library will be available as usual at this time.

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23 January 2023
What's happening in Westmeath Libraries

Happy 2023! find out What's Happening in Westmeath Libraries right now. For full details please see our Events Listing. Advice on your device Have you questions about how our ebooks work? Or want to learn how to sign up to our online classes? Simply ask any member of staff for assistance and we will be […]

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14 October 2022
Castlepollard My Open Library

**Update 18th October** My Open Library service in Castlepollard Library is back in operation** The My Open Library initiative allows you to access from 8am through until 10pm, seven days a week. Your library is your space to relax and read, study and research, write and use the computers and have access to a printer. […]

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5 October 2022
Sibhialta Atá mé -  Civil I am

Westmeath County Council, as part of its Decade of Centenaries programme, welcomes a new exhibition of photos from the Irish Civil War. Titled ‘Civil I Am’, the exhibition showcases around 40 images from the conflict, all collected from various archives and libraries. Curated by Galway-based historian Damien Quinn, the exhibition was recently displayed in Galway’s […]

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26 August 2022
Toddler Storytime in Castlepollard Library

Fantastic turn out for toddler Storytime in Castlepollard Library.  Why not come along next Friday for a live reading of two picture books.  All welcome.  Toddler Storytime will continue into Autumn and will take place the first Friday in every month, starting September 2nd, October 7th, November 4th and December 2nd.  It is a wonderful […]

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26 August 2022
Adult Education Information Morning

As the summer season ends perhaps you are considering doing a course to up-skill? Or are you thinking of taking up a hobby or training in something new and different?  Why not drop into Castlepollard Library on Wednesday the 31st of August between 10am and 1pm to meet with Niamh Penrose from the Longford Westmeath […]

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10 June 2022
Book Club

Interested in joining a book club? We have plenty of options for you in Westmeath with book clubs for Adults and Children in different libraries around the county. Athlone Library host a children's book club "A Novel Idea" once a month. This group is full at the moment but if your child is interested in […]

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8 November 2020
Darren reviews Bad Island by Stanley Donwood

Bad Island by Stanley Donwood perfectly proves the adage of "a picture paints a thousand words". The stark black and white illustrations evoke a feeling of watching an elegant silent movie or film. The book tells the story of an island from the savage prehistoric era to the destructive arrival of modern humans. The message […]

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16 October 2020
Gretta reviews An Irish Woman in Czarist Russia

An Irish Woman in Czarist Russia by Jean Lombard is an amazing read. The book centres on the life of Kathleen Ffrench (1864-1938) daughter of Robert Percy Ffrench an Irish Diplomat and Sophie Alexandrovna Kindiakova a Russian heiress.   Kathleen went on to inherit her father’s Irish Castle at Monivea, Galway, Ireland and her Russian grandfather’s […]

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