Here you will find regular updates on news and events taking place at Cork County Library.

Positive Aging Week LogoPositive Ageing Week

Positive Ageing Week, which runs from September 30th to October 6th, is about celebrating the older people in our lives and the contribution they make to our families and our communities. Positive Aging Week is an Age Action initiative and the theme this year is focuses on ‘Ageing in Place’.  This is ‘the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level’. Ageing in Place is not just for ‘older’ people, it’s for all people who want to ensure their quality of life and live it with dignity.

Please download the 'Positive Ageing Week 2019 Event Calender'  to see all the events happening this week in libraries throughout Cork County to celebrate Positive Ageing.

 

 

 

 

Bealtaine Logo

Bealtaine

This festival is a celebration of creativity in older people and is held annually in the month of May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Cork Literary FestivalWest Cork Literary Festival 

The West Cork Literary Festival takes place every July in Bantry. The festival is well established in the town and offers a range of readings and workshops given by visiting writers. Public readings take place in Bantry Library during the week for the festival.

For more information about this year's programme go to http://www.westcorkmusic.ie/literaryfestival/programme.

 

 

 

 

Heritage Week 2019 Heritage Week

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build an appreciation and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.

To keep up to date with Heritage Week Activities throughout the county, full details will be accessible on the County Cork Heritage Week Events Guide. 

Also check with your local library about events during Heritage Week.

 

 

 

 

Childrens book festivalChildren's Book Festival

Every October we celebrate the Children's Book Festival with a series of workshops, author visits and competitions.

Check at your local library for details of this year's events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

summer reading programmeSummer Reading Programme

Register at your local library to take part in our annual Summer Reading programme and receive your Summer Reading card. This programme is aimed at encouraging children to continue to read throughout the summer months.

For every book you read in July and August, a library reward stamp is added to your Summer Reading card-see how many you can collect!

After the programme, all children who participate will be invited to attend at their local library and will be presented with their award certificate.

book clubBook Clubs

Many of Cork County library branches hold regular adult book clubs. It is always best to check with your local branch as locations and times can vary.
We hold children's book clubs too in selected locations subject to local demand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

writers groupWriters Groups 

Writer's groups are held in selected locations subject to local demand.

Please check with your local library for times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ciorcail Cainte Ciorcail Cainte

Ciorcail Cainte is an informal Irish language conversation group. All levels of Irish are catered for, and everyone is given a chance to partake.

Please check with your local library for times.

 

 

 

 

Gramophone Circles Gramophone Circles

Gramophone Circles are also growing in popularity, with a small but increasing number of groups meeting in libraries to present programmes of music of their own choosing.

Please check with your local library for times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knitting & Crochet Groups Knitting & Crochet Groups

There are lots of knitting and crochet groups meeting in Cork County library branches.

Please check with your local library for times.

 

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