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Meath County Council Library Service & Meath County Council Arts Office has arranged a wide variety of events to celebrate the Bealtaine Festival this year. The Bealtaine Festival is held nationally in May each year and celebrates creativity among older adults

Events range from holistic and organic workshops to homeopathy and natural medicine workshops with Linda Boxwell in Slane and Duleek Libraries.

There are numerous musical events ranging from Musical Memories from The National Concert Hall, an evening with the County Council Choir and an Irish traditional music presentation on the history of Irish traditional Music in Meath from Anton MacGowan.

The Library Service has also organised art workshops, drama workshops, creative computing workshops and gardening workshops around the county. There is also a storytelling event on Irish legends with storytellers Nuala Hayes and Kate Corkery in Oldcastle, Duleek, Slane and Kells libraries.

Angels in my hairLorna Byrne, International bestselling author of ‘Angels in my hair’ will be visiting Ashbourne Library and discussing her books during this month. At the time of printing this event is fully booked with a reserve list in case of cancellation.

There are also ‘Trace your family tree’ workshops running in Trim, Navan, Dunboyne and Ashbourne Libraries by Local studies Librarian Tom French.

Ashbourne, Dunboyne and Navan Libraries are offering Silver Surfer Sessions, where members of the public can book one to one IT sessions, on searching the web or setting up new email accounts with the Librarian.

There is also a wide range of exhibitions in our libraries from local artists to photo exhibitions. Our libraries have also ordered in new audio books and large print books for the festival.

Brochures and details of all these events are available in any Meath Library and via the library website at http://www.meath.ie/ . All events are free of charge but booking is essential.

 

 

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Comic book artist Maeve Clancy visited  Duleek library last week as part of Children’s Book Festival 2011. 

She showed the children how to write, design and illustrate their own mini comics.  The children had great fun!

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Nicola Pierce is a writer and freelance journalist.  She’ll be visiting libraries in Duleek, Ashbourne, Trim and Dunshaughlin Wednesday and Thursday to talk about her first novel for children, Spirit of the Titanic 

She has also ghost-written many novels for adults. 

Fifteen-year-old Sam plunges to his death whilst building his beloved Titanic. Now as the greatest ship the world has ever seen crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Sam finds himself on board – as a ghost.    

His spirit roams the ship, from the glamour of first class to the party atmosphere of third class. Sam shares the excitement of Jim, Isobel and their children – on their way to a new life in America.

Disaster strikes when Titanic hits an iceberg. As Titanic sinks to her icy grave, Jim and his family are trapped behind locked gates … Can Sam’s spirit reach out to save them?

This event for Children’s Book Festival has been pre-booked by local schools. 

Spirit of the Titanic

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Talented artist Maeve Clancy is in Duleek, Trim and Athboy libraries on Monday and Tuesday for Children’s Book Festival 2011.

Maeve will show examples of mini comics, talk about her work and how she goes about making it.

The children will write simple stories, design their main comic characters and break up their story into comic strip panels.

Sounds like a lot of fun!

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Children’s Book Festival continues…

Penelope Moorhead is in the middle of  a whistle-stop tour of Meath libraries this week bringing drama to our libraries in Duleek,Dunboyne, Slane, Trim and Oldcastle.

Penelope is a Speech, Drama and Communication teacher.  She also travels throughout Ireland as an examiner and adjudicator in Speech and Drama. Her workshops will offer an encouraging, fun and inclusive approach to drama aiming to engage all the children in the drama activities, the themed work and in the subsequent presentation and/or discussion.

Later on this week, poet and librarian extraordinaire, Tom French will be visiting Duleek and Dunshaughlin libraries to facilitate poetry workshops

Tom has published two poetry collections with The Gallery Press.  He also works in the library service in our local studies department.  In these writing workshops, the children will discuss some famous poems which they can then use as a springboard for their own ideas and begin writing their own poetry.

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