reading

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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8 January 2024
Six Science Fiction Classics to Read in 2024

In 2023 Kilbeggan Library continued to explore strange new worlds with our Science Fiction Book Club. At our last meeting of the year, one of our members said: ‘Everyone thinks Science Fiction is just battles in space and laser guns, all Star Wars and Star Trek.’ ‘Not that there’s anything wrong with that,’ another member […]

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23 May 2023
Understanding our European Family through history

On the 9th of May 2023 we celebrated 50 years of Ireland in the EU with a number of events, including a get together of the European Reading Group for "Understanding our European Family through history". The Mullingar European History Reading Group has been meeting for over 5 years now, getting together to read about […]

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8 April 2023
Top of the charts

Let's take a look at what books people have been borrowing from Westmeath Libraries in the first quarter of 2023, and see what is top of the charts. Adult Fiction - The Sanctuary by Emma Haughton Very few people get the opportunity to stay here. And some don't get to leave. Zoey doesn't remember anything […]

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16 January 2023
Staff review : Haven by Emma Donoghue

Manus from Kilbeggan Library reviews Haven by Emma Donoghue in this staff review. Check the library for a copy by clicking here Around the year 600, three monks set out on a quest to find an island off the west coast of Ireland where humans have never set foot, there to build an outpost of […]

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23 December 2022
2023 Reading Inspiration

As 2022 draws to a close it is time to start thinking about the new year, and some 2023 Reading Inspiration! Why not sign up for our reading challenge, it is simple to take part. We'll provide you with twelve prompts to inspire your reading over the next year. You don't have to read all […]

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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" meeting on the 1st Saturday of every month at 11.30am. This group is full at the moment […]

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4 October 2021
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. […]

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1 September 2021
Summer stars

Today is the first day of September, which also marks the end of this years Summer Stars reading adventure in libraries around Ireland. We hope you enjoyed all of our online summer storytimes, our crafts videos, and scavenger hunts. And that you found lots of great book to read and enjoy this year. You can […]

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6 July 2021
Just In! episode 3

New books just arrived in the library on 6th July 2021 First off we have some children's books as we are right in the middle of our Summer Stars adventure! I stole my genius sister's brain by Jo Simmons - Request from the library or Download the ebook Pizazz by Sophy Henn - Request from […]

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