Upcoming Kildare Library events

Events at Kildare Town Library for March 2018


All of our events are FREE of charge and open to everyone!


For further information contact:

Website – www.kildare.ie/library

Email – kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie

Telephone – 045-520235





Open-Door Times

Tuesday        2.00pm – 5.00pm

Wednesday   2.00pm – 5.00pm

Thursday       1.00pm – 8.00pm

Friday            9.30am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Saturday        9.30am – 12.30pm


Please note that Kildare Town Library will close on Friday 16th March at 5pm for St. Patrick’s Weekend and will reopen on Tuesday 20thMarch at 2pm. The library will also close for Easter on Holy Thursday 29th March at 8pm and reopen on Tuesday 3rd April at 2pm.


Final of the Primary Schools Debating Festival 2017-18

Venue – Kildare County Council Chamber, Áras Chill Dara, Naas.

(closed event for schools)

Thursday 1st March       

Time 11am – 1pm

Kildare Town Library supporting The Kildare Education Centre and Concern Worldwide in the Final of the inter-school Debating Festival 2017-18.


Main Debate: St. Patrick’s Morristown Vs St. Brigid’s Primary School, Kildare Town


Shield: Killashee Multi-denominational NS Vs Ballyshannon NS Kilcullen


Guest Speaker: Dr. Martin Dyar


Kildare Bookworms – Adult Book Club

Thursday 1st March       

Time 6:30pm

Kildare Town Library is proud to introduce a brand new evening book club hosted by our resident bookworm Orla. For more information contact the library.


This month : “A History of Loneliness” by John Boyne.


New members welcome.


Toys, Technology and Training 2018

Occupational Therapy with The Sunflower Clinic –

Motor development and your child

Thursday 1st March

Time 7pm

This talk deals with the concept of normal motor development and some of the issues that arise when a child experiences a delay in their development. These issues can appear in such ways as a typically “clumsy” child, problems with handwriting, difficulties playing sports and a number of other physically-related difficulties.


These issues can also be described or diagnosed as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and/or Dyspraxia. The talk will explain the differences and how the equipment available to rent at your local library can help address some of the issues that can affect your child.


The talk will cover the following main themes:

  • Early motor milestones
  • Development of motor coordination
  • DCD/Dyspraxia Diagnosis
  • Demonstration of appropriate equipment


This talk will be given by an experienced Occupational Therapist from The Sunflower Clinic who will be available to answer your questions on the night.


Please contact the library to book.


Employ Ability Service, Drop-in Clinic 

Friday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd March

Time  10am – 1pm

Are you looking to return to work after illness, injury or disability? We may be able to help. Free and friendly advice for Job Seekers and Employers, provided by Employ Ability Service.


Drop in to the library for a chat on Fridays from 10am – 1pm


Carmel’s Story Time! 

Friday 2nd, 9th, 16th

Saturday 24th March *Please note this change of date*

Time 11am

Come along for story and song! Fantastic fun for children aged 0-5 years, and a chance for their grown-ups to catch up.


Everyone welcome – no booking required.


Ham Sandwich – Children’s Bookclub

Friday 2nd March

Time 3.30pm – 4pm

Children’s book club suitable for 8 – 11 years. The children meet on the first Friday of each month to discuss the book they are reading.


This month: “Mr. Stink” by David Walliams.


New members welcome


Seachtain na Gaeilge

Ceardlann dhá-theangach Ealíona le Susan Boyle / Bi-lingual art workshop with Susan Boyle

(closed event for primary schools)

Tuesday 6th March                 

Time 9:30am

“Cruinne Drithleach” – Snow Globes with a twist! Ag ceiliúradh Lá Fhéile Phádraig le seamróga agus boghanna báistí! Participants will design their own scene ag úsáid seanfhocail mar shampla, “Beatha teanga í a labhairt”

*Please note that this workshop is already fully booked*


So Write! The Joy of Writing

Creative Writing Group

Tuesday 6th & 20th March                 

Time 5pm

A progressive writers group for adults.


New members welcome.


Beginners  Computer Course for adults

Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th March

Time 10.30am – 12.30pm

Classes 1 to 4 of a new 5 week Basic Computer Course.


*Please note that this course is already fully booked*


If you are interested in attending a computer course in the future please ask at the desk or call 045 520235 or email kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie.


A Novel Bunch – Adult Book Club

Wednesday 7th March       

Time 11am

Our resident book club, A Novel Bunch, meets on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss and critique a novel.


This month : “Hot Milk” by Deborah Levy.


New members welcome.


Toys, Technology and Training 2018

Speech And Language Therapy with Catherine Sheahan – Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia

Thursday 8th March

Time 7pm

This talk will go through speech sound difficulties of children who present with verbal dyspraxia and discuss how to go about getting a diagnosis with a speech and language therapist.


Tips and strategies to help your child learn speech sounds will be discussed on the night.


Parents and teachers welcome.


Please contact the library to book.


Wordsmiths Writers Group

Saturday 10th March

Time 11am

There is currently a waiting list to join this group.


Please contact the library for more details.


Author Visit – Brian Gallagher (closed event for secondary schools)

Thursday 15th March

Time 11am

Young Adult author Brian Gallagher reading for Kildare Town Community School.


*Please note that this workshop is already fully booked*


Toys, Technology and Training 2018

Behavioural Therapy with Audrey Cully –


Thursday 15th March

Time 7pm

This talk will give a clear overview of reinforcement and how it can affect behaviour. Reinforcement can be manipulated in many different ways to bring about behaviour change that will either increase appropriate behaviour or decrease inappropriate behaviour. This talk is aimed at both parents and professionals as it is relevant to all human interactions.


Please contact the library to book.


Open Mic Night

Friday 16th March

Time 7pm

Join Wordsmiths and Scribblers creative writing groups for a night of original poetry and prose readings. All established and emerging creative writers and their friends are welcome to take part.


Everyone welcome


Programme for Secondary SchoolsCreative Writing Workshop with Dave Lordan (closed event for secondary schools)

Tuesday 20th March

Time 12:30pm

The first of 3 x 3 hour workshops in which Dave Lordan will work with a TY group over a period of 9 to 12 weeks to help them produce a creative writing publication and a broadcast quality podcast that will publicly exhibit their creative diversity.


*Please note that this workshop is already fully booked*


Bliain na Gaeilge

Instant Irish Workshop

Wednesday 21st March

Time 7pm

Michael McCaughan, author of Coming Home: One man’s return to the Irish language gives a free workshop. This is a kickstarter workshop for anyone who is thinking about coming back to the Irish language (or learning it for the first time), with those in attendance finding out more about the Irish language and developing their own knowledge of the Irish language.


This workshop will start off with a background talk about the Irish language, how Irish people lost it and how we might go about getting it back. The main focus of the workshop is that it will provide participants with a quick ‘Instant Irish’ class which will give them some Irish vocabulary to take away with them along with a needs analysis of how they might improve their Irish language knowledge into the future.

All levels of Irish – and those with no Irish – are welcome.


Expressions of interest in a ‘Ciorcal Comhrá’ will be taken on the night.


Booking required as numbers are limited.


Healthy Ireland – “The Fakeaway” Cookery Demonstration with Bernard Gibney

Thursday 22nd March

Time 7pm

This month Bernard will be cooking healthy alternatives to “The Takeaway”. The demonstration will also include tasting – Yum!


Contact the library for more details.


Everyone welcome.


Mary Gibson Primary Colours Art Exhibition

“Putting Art and Creativity at the Heart of Children’s Lives”

Begins Tuesday 27th March and runs to the end of April

This exhibition is especially for children, their families and their teachers to enable them to appreciate, learn, look at and respond to a real art exhibition. Worksheets and word search sheets available free and there will be opportunities for Primary Schools to ‘Meet the Artist’


Contact the library for details and booking.


LEGO Storystarter Workshop

Tuesday 27th March

Time 10:30am – 12:30pm

Let your Lego adventure begin! Using Lego you’ll be creating a storyboard before turning it into a mini comic strip that you can bring home in this fun and exciting workshop.


Ages 8-12 years.


Booking required as numbers are limited.


“Hands-on” Art Activity Workshop

Wednesday 28th March

Time 11am

With Jan Hennessy.


Ages 8-12 years.


Booking required as numbers are limited.


Film Night

Wednesday 28th March

Time 7pm

After our Oscar-winning classic last month, we return to more recent fare in March.


If you would like to be added to the Film Night mailing list to get a sneak preview ahead of screening night please just ask at the desk or call 045 520235 or email kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie.


Everyone welcome.


Healthy Ireland – Healthy Eating for Your Child with Gemma Randles

Thursday 29th March

Time 7pm

This talk will cover:

  • Nutritional needs of children at all ages and stages of development
  • Introducing new foods
  • How to deal with fussy eating
  • School lunch boxes
  • Healthy eating for older children
  • Nutritional needs in teenage years


Gemma Randles is a newly qualified dietitian having recently completed an MSc in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics in University College Dublin. She has experience in acute hospitals and community settings, seeing patients for fussy eating, malnutrition, diabetes, weight loss and chronic kidney disease among others.


Contact the library for more details.


Everyone welcome.


Please contact the library to book.




Texting Service now available for requests!

If you wish to receive a text (rather than a phone call) regarding books that have come into the library for you, please log into your account onwww.kildare.ie/library. In the ‘ALL THE TIME’ menu in the centre right of the screen click on ‘Renew: Check Your Loans’. Enter your name, card number and PIN to access your account (If you do not know your PIN just ask a library staff member to set one up for you). Go into ‘edit account’ enter your mobile number and click on the ‘opt in’ option for texts.


Avoiding Fines at Kildare Library

Renew Online: Go to www.kildare.ie/library. In the ‘ALL THE TIME’ menu in the centre right of the screen click on ‘Renew: Check Your Loans’. Enter your name, card number and PIN to access your account (If you do not know your PIN just ask a library staff member to set one up for you). Tick the box of each item you wish to renew and click ‘Renew Marked’. Click ‘Renew All’ to renew all items checked out on your account. Please note that if the item’s due date has expired will not be able to renew online.


Telephone: Ring us at 045 – 520235 with your card number and a member of staff will renew your items for you.

We are available Tuesday & Wednesday  2pm–5pm, Thursday 1pm – 8pm and Friday  9.30 am-1pm & 2pm- 5pm Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm


Email: Contact us at kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie with your card number and we will renew your items for you.


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Kildare Community Library

Claregate Street

Kildare Town



email:   kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie

phone: 045 520235




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