HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE FUTURE OF LAOIS LIBRARIES: There will be an open public meeting on Wednesday 17th January in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise from 6.45 pm to allow the public to have their say on the development of the library service in Laois. All are welcome to attend. If unable to attend you can also have your say by completing a quick online survey here or in writing-more details on our Facebook page! Why not let us know what you want from your library service?


OBSERVING OFFALY PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION: The Gallery at Mountmellick Library is delighted to be exhibiting a selection of beautiful photographs from Veronica Nicholson’s book project, called Observing Offaly, for the month of January 2018. Observing Offaly hardback book consists of 150 unique photographs, is 25x25cm with 128 pages full colour, and is published by Offaly County Council. The book can be purchased here. Images from the book can be purchased by contacting Veronica at 087 948 0498 or

COMPUTER CLASSES: Would you be interested in beginner or intermediate computer classes in the New Year? If so leave you contact details at the desk in Mountmellick Library or call us on 0578644572.

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: Thinking of trying something new for the New Year? Learn a new language, start a writing course, learn how to make your own soap, music appreciation or upgrade your business skills. There are hundreds of free online courses available to library members that you can do from the comfort of your own home in your own time. Why not ask the staff the next time you’re in your local library?