Laois Library News

Laois Library News

Mountmellick Library

GENEALOGY CLINIC: Book in for a free 30 minute one-to-one clinic with library staff and Genealogy club members. Get pointers on specific research problems or find out how to start your family tree. In Mountmellick Library on Tuesday 21st August. Call 0578644572 to book a time slot-places are limited.

NATURALLY WILD with Dale Treadwell: Dale will read from his books “Harry the Hedgehog” and “Robby the Robin” and explores lots of Irish wildlife. In Mountmellick Library on Tuesday 21st August 12-1 p.m. suitable for kids 6-12 year olds. Ring 0578644572 to book place.

IRISH HISTORY LIVE:  Michael Moylan returns to Mountmellick Library for his entertaining history shows .This year’s

show is on Notable Women in Irish History. Tuesday 21st August 11-12 pm. Book a place by ringing 0578644572.

STRAW CRAFT: Hands on workshop for children 8 and over by Melanie Lorien in Mountmellick Library on Wednesday 22nd August 14.30-16.30. Booking is required call 0578644572.

TALK ON GLENBARROW: Tom Joyce will give a talk on Glenbarrow, a source of inspiration for much of his art, in Mountmellick Library on Tuesday 21st August 7.30-8.30 p.m. All are welcome.

HISTORIC MAPS OF MOUNTMELLICK: Talk on The historic maps of Mountmellick and area on Monday 20thAugust from 7.30-9 p.m. in Mountmellick Library by Arnold Horner. All are welcome.


There will be an exhibition of photographs and artefacts by The Mountmellick Heritage Society in Mountmellick Library’s Gallery. The launch will be on Tuesday 14th August at 6.30pm. All are welcome to attend.


Parent and child Lego session in Mountmellick Library every Wednesday afternoon in August from 2-5 p.m.– come along and let your creativity free as you and with your little ones create with Lego.  Suitable for 7 – 12year olds.


The 2018 Summer Stars reading adventure is running in your local library now! It is an exciting free programme available to all children across the country. There will be rewards and incentives along the way for books read over the summer holidaysand a grand finale event at the end. Keep reading!

BABY BOOK CLUB: Please take note that we will be taking a break for August but we will be back in action on Tuesday 4th September.