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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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Philip Barrett will be drawing his way around Meath this week for Children’s Book Festival 2011.  He’ll visit Oldcastle, Slane and Navan libraries.

Philip writes, draw and self publishes his own comics as well as contributing to various anthologies. He’s also an illustrator and graphic designer. Philip will lead a mini-comic workshop where each participant will make their own small 8-page comic.  He will focus on storytelling and drawing skills.

Mini comic titled ‘Eyelife’ 

This 90-minute workshop 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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