15 May 2024
Well Westmeath Expo 2024

Westmeath Libraries are delighted to be a part of this year's Well Westmeath Expo in Belvedere House and Gardens, Saturday 18th May 2024, from 11am - 4pm. Get ready to celebrate all that is healthy and positive about life in County Westmeath as part of this FREE event organized by Healthy Communities & Healthy Westmeath. […]

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28 March 2024
Kilbeggan’s Revolutionary Past

Did you know that there was once a bloody battle in the streets of Kilbeggan? In the 1798 Rebellion many Irish people, inspired by revolutions in France and America, rose up against landlords and British rule. While the major fighting took place in Wexford, Mayo, Antrim and Down, there was plenty of drama in these […]

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12 March 2024
Engineers Week at the Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone

Engineers Week 2024 took place from the 2nd March – 8th March. The Aidan Heavey Library had lots of exciting schools events taking place during the week. On Tuesday the Westmeath Fire & Rescue Service visited the library to give a talk on the fire & rescue service, including how engineering is an important part […]

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25 January 2024
Lá Fhéile Bríde

Beidh Leabharlanna na h-Iarmhí dúnta ón Satharn 3 Feabhra go dtí an Luan 5 Feabhra 2024 (san áireamh) Osclóidh leabharlanna Dé Máirt 6 Feabhra Beidh "My Open Library" ar fáil i Leabharlanna an Móta, Bhaile na gCros agus an Muileann gCearr. Westmeath Libraries will be closed from Saturday 3rd until Monday 5th February 2024 (Inclusive) […]

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23 January 2024
World Wetlands Day Walk & Talk

Time: 11am - 1pm approxDate: 3rd February 2024What: Walk & Talk with George Smith (Botanist) and Gordon Wycherley (Birdwatch Westmeath).Where: Lilliput Car Park Lough Ennell Join us to celebrate with us World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. Walk and talk will be led by […]

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15 January 2024
Events this week 15th - 20th Jan 2024

Monday15th January Tuesday16th January Wednesday17th January Thursday18th January Friday19th January Saturday20th January 10am - Knit & NatterMoate Library 10am - Baby & Toddler GroupMoate Library 10am - Advice on your deviceAidan Heavey Library, Athlone 10am - Baby Book & Toddler groupMullingar Library 11.30am - Lego BlockbustersAidan Heavey Library, Athlone 11am - I.C.A group meetingCastlepollard Library […]

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8 January 2024
Library events this week 8th - 13th Jan 2024

Monday8th January Tuesday9th January Wednesday10th January Thursday11th January Friday12th January Saturday13th January Knit & NatterMoate Library10am Baby & Toddler groupMoate Library10am Advice on your deviceMullingar Library10am Bridge ClubKilbeggan Library2.30pm Baby Book Club & Toddler GroupMullingar Library10am Toddler Storytime & RhymeAidan Heavey Library, Athlone11am Local History exhibitionCastlepollard Libraryall day Knitting & Crochet Social GroupAidan Heavey Library, […]

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25 October 2023
A Look Inside the Lives of our Ageing Community: Inside Out Cluain Lir

In 2023, Creative Ireland Westmeath supported over 20 creative projects in communities across the county. Here, Lucy Tormey talks about her experience running 'Inside Out', a collaborative project with photographer Emma O'Brien and the residents of Cluain Lir Community Nursing Unit and its associated Day Care facility. The project aims to tell a story about […]

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23 October 2023
Library events this week

Please click on the links below for more details, and to book your tickets. Remember you can always contact us on 044 9332162 or email library@westmeathcoco.ie if you have any questions, or just ask on your next visit to your local library. 23rd - 28th October Activity BookClub Exhibition Group Meeting Lecture / Talk Storytime Workshop / Class […]

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16 October 2023
Free bedtime story books for all children, 4 years of age and under

 On the 6th October Roderic O’ Gorman, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and Heather Humphreys, Minister for Rural and Community Development announced the First 5 Little Book at Bedtime initiative, in collaboration with public libraries and the Local Government Management Agency. Free bedtime story books and library card wallets are available at […]

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