Laois Library News

Laois Library News

Mountmellick Library and Art Gallery


Darren Graham is hosting a multi media exhibition in Mountmellick Library and Art Gallery for the entire month of May. The launch of the exhibition will be on Tuesday May 1st at 6pm-all are welcome. Darren will also have three other artists involved, John Davidson from Cua will accompany him on violin, Mark Thompson will be exhibiting his digital art photography and  Fionnula O’Connell from Finn ceramics will display her pottery. Darren will also be holding some events to coincide with his exhibition-on Thursday 24th May 11a.m-12 noon there will be a basic pencil and watercolour demonstration with Darren Graham and on Saturday 26th May 12-1 pm there will be Mindfulness morning with Karen Graham Counsellor. Places are limited for these two events so please call 0578644572 to book a place.


PAPER MAKING WORKSHOP with Caroline Keane on Friday 11th May 3-5 pm in Mountmellick Library. Booking essential limited places. Call 0578644572.

GETTING STARTED WITH PAINTING: Talk & demonstration for absolute beginners on Tuesday, 22nd 10.30-11.30 with Laois artist Tom Joyce. He will show how to get started and demonstrate the first steps in creating your own masterpiece. Booking essential-call 0578644572.

BEALTAINE BOOK CLUB: A once off book club for the month of May!  Pick up a copy of Jennifer Johnston’s Naming the Stars in Mountmellick Library then join us on Tuesday 29th May from 11am-12 noon for tea/coffee and a chat about the book.

COFFEE AND CARDS: Every Friday morning for the month of May in Mountmellick Library from 11a.m. to 12.Tea and coffee will be provided. For all levels! Call 0578644572!

BABY BOOK CLUB: The Club is now on every Tuesday morning in Mountmellick Library.Would you like to introduce your baby or young child to books and the love of reading? Baby Book Club in Mountmellick Library is for babies from 0 – 3 years and their parents and siblings. Socialise with other children and babies, listen to rhymes, sing along and pick up reading tips!

ADULT COLOURING GROUP: This group meets every Thursday morning from 10.30 a.m. on in Mountmellick Library. All are welcome and tea and coffee are provided.

ADULT CHESS CLUB: The adult chess club is on every Saturday mornings (except any Saturday of a Bank Holiday weekend) at 12 in Mountmellick Library. Why not drop in for a game?

JUNIOR CHESS CLUB: The Junior Chess Club is now on every Saturday morning (except any Saturday of a Bank Holiday weekend) at 10.30 a.m. for ages 7 – 13 years. Basic knowledge required.