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Anthony-Horowitz-colour_jpg_595We’re very excited about the visit of Anthony Horowitz to Meath County Council Library Service.  As part of our annual Children’s Book Festival, Horowitz will visit Solstice Arts Centre on Friday October 12th at 10.30am.

Antonia’s Bookstore in Trim will have a pop-up bookstore there on the morning.  Anthony Horowitz will be signing books afterwards.

Anthony Horowitz is one of the UK And Ireland’s most popular contemporary children’s writers.  Both Alex Rider and The Power of Five are Number 1 Best-selling series.  His books have won numerous awards, including the Red House Children’s Book Award.  His Alex Rider books have sold over 13 million copies and have been translated into 28 languages.   He will be promoting his latest book, Oblivion.  This is the fifth, and final, book in The Power of Five series.oblivion anthony horowitz

There is very limited availability for this event.  Please phone Navan Library at 046 9021134 for bookings and more information.

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Following appeals on yesterday’s Six One News and in the National Newspapers the identity of the Good Samaritan who returned the book ‘The Eucharistic Congress 1932 a Pictorial Record’ to Navan Library 80 years after it was borrowed remains a mystery. Despite assurances from County Librarian Ciaran Mangan that the library would not levy the €4160 fine, to date nobody has come forward to explain the mystery of where the book has been all this time. However we have had many people coming into Navan Library to see the book which is currently on display and we very kindly received this photograph from Sean Reilly, Kells that his father brought home following his attendance of the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin in 1932.

 Eucharistic Congress 1932

If you happen to have any other photographs, mementos or stories from the Congress, Navan Library would be very interested in hearing from you, it goes without saying that we would also love to hear from the Good Samaritan that returned it to the library for others to enjoy.

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It’s official, crafts are trendy!

Whether it is because of the urge to recycle, the economic climate or the presence of craft advocates like Kirstie Allsop on our television screens there is no denying that there are a growing number of women and men discovering and falling in love with the world of crafts. No longer the domain of hippies and old ladies, crafts are cool. 

Sewing, crochet, patchwork, decoupage and jewellery making are all making a comeback. A few hours spent working with a favourite material can result in a unique item of clothing, a new accessory or something for the home that won’t be seen in anyone elses house .

Anyone who enjoys to craft and who has a love of what they do are more than willing to share their knowledge and ideas with others. To celebrate this resurgence in crafts Navan Library will be running an adult craft group called ‘Needles & Pins’ starting every Tuesday from 5th of June 6.30~8.30. So bring along your chosen craft and share it with the group.

No booking is required & everyone is welcome contact Susanne on 046~9021134 for more details


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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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To celebrate Navan Shamrock Festival 2012 Navan Library is delighted to host best-selling author Monica McInerney. Monica McInerney

Award-winning Monica McInerney is the author of the best-selling novels At Home with the Templetons, Those Faraday Girls, Family Baggage, The Alphabet Sisters, Spin the Bottle, Upside Down Inside Out and A Taste for It, and a short story collection All Together Now.

Born in Australia and now based in Dublin, Monica’s new novel Lola’s Secret is out now. A witty and engaging speaker; Monica will disuss her popular work, the secret to writing a successful novel and getting published. This promises to be an entertaining evening and one not to be missed.

Thursday 15th March at 7.30pm

The event is free and all are welcome. Please call 046~9021134 to book a place

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We have plenty to entertain you this festive season.  Along with the regular events across the county, we have Christmas arts and crafts, competitions, art and photographic exhibitions and much much more.


Navan and Trim libraries will host a very special event this year-The Polar Express Pyjama Party.  Share the magic of this classic Christmas story on Tuesday December 20th at 6pm.  Booking is advised so phone Navan library at 046 9021134 or Trim library at 046 9436014. 

Check out our December 2011 events.

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Pity of War Come along and join us at Armistice Day commemorative readings in Dunboyne Library on Thursday 10th of November at 7 pm and in Navan Library on Friday the 11th of November at 11 am. Please feel free to bring a poem, song, letter or any piece of fiction that you may have relating to The Great War.

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