Mountmellick Library News

Mountmellick Library News


Darren Graham is hosting a multi media exhibition in Mountmellick Library and Art Gallery for the entire month of May. Darren will also have other artists involved- 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.

RIGHT START TO READING: Learning to read and write doesn’t start in playschool and school. Developing language and literacy skills begins at birth through everyday interactions, such as sharing books ,talking, telling stories, singing songs and rhyming together. There will be an informal talk in Mountmellick library on Friday 18th May at 10.30 a.m. to find out how adults—parents, grandparents, carers and early childcare practitioners — can help babies and young children (0-3 years) to develop their language skills and their love of books and reading in a fun way from day one. This is an informal talk and parents are welcome to bring young children.


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.