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Children's Summer Events August - All events are free unless indicated.
 
Summer Camps at Ashbourne Library

Lego Summer Camp
Tuesday 8th August – Friday 11th August 10.30am – 2.30pm
Call Rachel on 0868469815 for details. Please note there is a charge for this camp.

Children’s Summer Events

Children’s Summer Reading Scheme – Summer Stars!
For children aged 6 – 12 years. Join the summer reading challenge! On registration you receive a free reader card, which is stamped after each book you read, a fridge magnet and a super wrist band. Read 4 books and you receive our fab summer stars bag. Read 6 books and you are put into the draw for a chance to win a Kindle Fire Tablet. Everyone who reads one book receives a certificate at the end of the scheme.

Saturday Morning Film Club
Every Saturday at 11am. Check with the library for film titles.
Saturday Afternoon Games Hour
Every Saturday 3pm. All ages welcome. Come along for games, Jigsaws, colouring & activity sheets.

Children’s Summer Events
Library Treasure Hunt!
Find our Summer Star characters that we have hidden in the library. Take down the letters and form a word to enter. Join our competition for a chance to win a craft pack. The winner will be announced at the end of the month. Entry form is available at the desk.

Summer Book Report
Fill in our book report form on your favourite book. We will display the best ones in the library. Report forms available at the desk.

Daily Activity Sheets
There will be daily Activity Sheets based on book characters available in the kids section throughout the month of July.

Kids Book of the Month
‘Beaky Malone: Worst ever school trip’ by Barry Hutchinson
See our display of this great new book and try it out for August, let us know what you think with our book report and we will display your comments in the library at the end of the month.

Parent & Toddler Stories and Songs
Tuesday Mornings between 11am – 12pm. Bring your child along for games, puzzles and activities, there is also a stories and songs session with Mary, which begins at 11.45am Ask at the desk for details

Computer Animation
Wednesday 2nd August 3pm
Ages 8+
Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Mini Music with Susan Rowland
Friday 4th August 11am
Ages 4 – 6 years
Come along for a fun music workshop with Susan. Please note a parent must attend with the child. Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend

Minecraft Tips and Tricks Workshop with Conor Murphy
Wednesday 9th August 11am
Ages 7+
Come along for tips on creating your Minecraft world, lego Minecraft teamwork, tips on internet safety, free play on the playstation and a look at Conor’s Minecraft world. Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend

Star Wars Battles Workshop
Thursday 10th August 3pm
Ages 7+
Come along to see some of the best Star Wars battles, listen to a story, take part in our quiz and make Star Wars Lego. Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Summer Arts & Crafts for the 4-6s
Friday 11th August 11am
Please note an adult must attend with the child. Please leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend. 
 
Chess Challenge
Friday 11th August 1pm
Ages 7+
Come along for a great chess battle to find our champion this year. There is a trophy for our top 3 winners. Please note an adult must attend with their child. Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Monster Doodle
Tuesday 15th August 3pm
Ages 4 – 6 years
Come along for monster stories and a huge monster doodle!. An adult must attend with their child. Please leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Introduction to Taekwondo
Wednesday 16th August 3pm
Ages 7+
A great fun workshop introducing kids to the world of Taekwondo. Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend

Kids Talent Competition
Wednesday 16th August 2.30pm
Ages 7 – 14 years
Can you sing, dance or do magic tricks? Whatever your special talent,
share it with us and you could win €60 voucher first prize, 20 euro voucher for second and third prizes! Entry forms available from the library desk. Places are limited so please book at the desk.

Cupcake Decorating Fun!
Friday 18th August 3pm
Ages 6-8 years
Come along for stories, crafts and cupcake decorating. A fun session to bring out your cake decorating skills!  Please leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Children’s Creative writing
Saturday 19th August 2.30pm – 4pm
Ages 9-12 years
Come along to this great creative writing event with a summer theme. Please leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

History Live – Interactive Storytelling Event!
Tuesday 22nd August 3pm. Ages 7+
Come along to hear Michael Moylan tell tales of Ireland in ancient times including new empires such as the Romans. See their weapons and battledress of the time. Booking required. Sponsored by Meath County Council’s Heritage Office.

Football Fever! Football fitness for kids
Wednesday 23rd August 2.30pm ages 7+
Come along and join the football academy for fun football fitness. Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Playstation Challenge – Dirt 3!
Thursday 24th August 10.30am
Ages 8+
Find out who is this year’s champion! Spot prizes and a prize for our winner. Leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Summer Stars Graduation Party!
For all those who have completed our summer reading challenge. Well done! We will contact you and let you know the time and date of our party is. You will be awarded your certificates on the day.

Regular Children’s Events

Parent & Toddler Group Announcement
The group are looking for volunteers to help setting up the group on a Tuesday or Thursday in September. Please leave your name at the library desk if interested.

Children’s Book Club ages 10 – 13 years
First Thursday of the month 3.30pm
Book to Discuss: ‘Knights of the Borrowed Dark’ by Dave Rudden.

Baby Massage Course
Every Wednesday 10.30am
A 5 week course for babies and parents. There is a charge of €70 for this course. For details contact Catherine on 0879119617.

New Adult Events
Open Summer Book club - Summer Choice for August
‘Lying in wait’ by Liz Nugent. Ideal for a summer read. Numerous copies are available, see our display in the library.

Free workshop - Pilates for Adults
Saturday 19th August 2.30pm. Please leave your name at the desk if you wish to attend.

Frances Ledwidge Exhibition – The Soldier Poet
A graphic novel representation of the poet’s life

Regular Adult Event

Over 55’s Exercise Class
Every Tuesday 10am – 11am. €8 per class.
The class focuses on improving overall health and well being.
Refreshments provided.
Call Catherine on 0872883729 for details.

Adult Book Clubs
First Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm
New members welcome. Ask at the desk for details.
Or
Last Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm
New members welcome. Ask at the desk for details.

Angel Meditation Classes
Tuesday evenings at 7pm.
Learn the art of angel meditation, €5 a class. For details call Ann on 0863670410.

Crafts for Adults Group
Every Tuesday from 6pm – 8.30pm.
Learn a new or old craft or share your craft experience.
 Contact Aine on 01 8350609 for details.

Adult Bridge Club
Every Monday morning at 10.30am
Call Martin on 0879978610 for details. New members welcome.

Comhrá Group
A social group for men over the ages of 18 to get together and chat.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am – 12pm. Tea/Coffee provided.
All welcome.
Contact Dave on 0876880316 or Anthony on 0872025246 for details.

Ciorcal Gaeilge
Tuesday mornings 11am – 12pm Weekly Irish Conversation Circle, beginners welcome.

 
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