events

2 February 2024
Get Lost in a Good Book

We're celebrating Ireland Reads 2024 by asking you to "Get Lost in a Good Book". This February 24th is Irelands Read Day, a national celebration of reading. We'll be marking the day with a host of events and activities. If you need some inspiration to help you to Get Lost in a Book why not […]

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5 June 2023
Library Unbound

Explore your creative side with Westmeath Libraries in 2023. From Creative Writing to Gardening, from children's workshops to adult crafts, there's loads to pick from with your Library Unbound! Funded by Creative Ireland & Westmeath County Council DATE VENUE EVENT BOOKING 25th May 2023 at 6pm Moate Library Memories & Melodies with Jean Farrell Not […]

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26 April 2023
EU50

Marking 50 years of Ireland in the EU Ireland’s 50 years of EU membership has coincided with a radical economic and social transformation of our country. Westmeath Libraries and Westmeath Heritage present three public events to mark this anniversary. These are free events, but please register in advance using the links below Understanding our European […]

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10 October 2022
Win a Beanie

Enter our Road Safety Quiz, in association with Westmeath County Council Transport section, and win a LED Beanie Hat. Pick up your entry form in all Westmeath Libraries - limited numbers so make sure to enter today!

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5 October 2022
Big Dig

‘The Big Dig’ offers hands-on learning for curious children to budding archaeologists. Children are invited to explore the Viking world through a simulated archaeology dig. They are given the chance to experience what it is like to be an archaeologist by learning how to excavate the remains of a Viking house. As they dig through […]

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13 September 2022
Culture Night 2022

Westmeath County Council welcomes you to Westmeath Culture Night 2022 - a day and night of entertainment, discovery and adventure throughout the county on Friday, September 23, 2022.Westmeath Culture Night is a platform to showcase the county’s rich cultural offering and designed to make the arts accessible to everyone - enthusiasts and novices alike. You […]

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7 July 2022
Dog's Trust visits to Westmeath Libraries

Join Paul from Dog's Trust Ireland in Westmeath Libraries this August for information and advice on staying Dog Safe, as well as animations, stickers, fun and more. For 6-12 year olds. Test your knowledge on dog safety with Paul from Dog's Trust Ireland. Featuring animations, stickers and even some colouring, this is the summer library […]

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17 November 2021
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 […]

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11 November 2021
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, […]

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2 June 2021
Planting a sensory garden

In May we were delighted to host a workshop with local gardener and business woman Anna Browne. Forming part of our #KeepWell campaign this event aimed to help people get out into the garden and develop their own sensory gardens. Gardening in general is a great way to switch off and clear your head, and […]

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