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Event Name Event Details Library Start Date & Time End Date & Time Booking
Knit & Natter Every Wednesday.

If you enjoy knitting, crochet cross- stitch and love to chat, then come and join the fun.
Donaghadee Library 01/09/2021 03:00 PM 20/10/2021 04:00 PM Please contact the library to book.
The scribblers, Creative writing group First Friday of each month.

If you enjoy writing or just want to give it a go. Then a writing group can be a great way to meet like-minded people, share ideas, get feedback and get writing.
Donaghadee Library 03/09/2021 11:00 AM 01/10/2021 12:30 PM Please contact the library to book.
Rhythm & Rhyme (via Zoom) Online every Monday.
Booking essential.

Rhythm and Rhyme is an exciting free programme to introduce children aged 0 - 4 years to the wonder of rhymes, songs and stories in the library. Rhythm and Rhyme is a great opportunity for children to have fun and learn in a relaxed venue while giving parents and carers the chance to socialise.

Contact:
Margaret Mulholland/Barbara McCabe
t: 028 9050 9214 
e: finaghyroad.library@librariesni.org.uk
Virtual Library 06/09/2021 03:15 PM 19/12/2021 03:30 PM Please contact the library to book.
Mindful Colouring This event takes place every Thursday in the Library meeting room.

Weekly group to relax through colouring and friendly company.

Spaces limited so please phone on the morning of the session to book a space.

Tinya Parkes
t: 02890509235
e: Suffolk.library@librariesni.org.uk
Suffolk Library 09/09/2021 10:30 AM 16/12/2021 11:30 AM Please contact the library to book.
Suffolk Library Creative Writing Group This event takes place on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Monthly group to inspire writing poetry and prose.

Spaces limited so please phone on the morning of the session to book a space.

Tinya Parkes
t: 02890509235
e: Suffolk.library@librariesni.org.uk
Suffolk Library 09/09/2021 02:30 PM 09/12/2021 04:00 PM Please contact the library to book.
Tea & Newspapers Every Friday.

Meet new people, talk about the papers or just chat.
Enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits.

Contact:
Margaret Mulholland/Barbara McCabe
t: 028 9050 9214
e: finaghyroad.library@librariesni.org.uk
Finaghy Library 10/09/2021 09:30 AM 17/12/2021 11:00 AM Please contact the library to book.
Tea & Newspapers Come along and enjoy reading our newspapers whilst having a nice cup of tea! Castlewellan Library 10/09/2021 02:00 PM 17/12/2021 03:00 PM Please contact the library to book.
Rhythm & Rhyme Every Saturday.

Rhythm and Rhyme is an exciting free programme to introduce children aged 0 - 4 years to the wonder of rhymes, songs and stories in the library. Rhythm and Rhyme is a great opportunity for children to have fun and learn in a relaxed venue while giving parents and carers the chance to socialise.
Castlewellan Library 11/09/2021 10:30 AM 18/12/2021 11:00 AM Please contact the library to book.
Family Storytime Family Storytime takes place every Saturday.

*Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Donaghadee Library 11/09/2021 11:00 AM 30/10/2021 11:30 AM Please contact the library to book.
Knit & Natter This event takes place every Tuesday in the Library meeting room.

Weekly group to share knitting, crochet and crafting interests and skills. Spaces limited so please phone on the morning of the session to book a space.

Tinya Parkes
t: 02890509235
e: Suffolk.library@librariesni.org.uk
Suffolk Library 14/09/2021 02:30 PM 21/12/2021 04:30 PM Please contact the library to book.
Tea & Newspapers Every Friday.

Come along and enjoy a cup of tea as you read the newspaper. Everyone is welcome.
Castlewellan Library 17/09/2021 02:00 PM 17/12/2021 03:00 PM Please contact the library to book.
Rhythm & Rhyme Rhythm and Rhyme is an exciting free programme to introduce children aged 0 - 4 years to the wonder of rhymes, songs and stories in the library. Rhythm and Rhyme is a great opportunity for children to have fun and learn in a relaxed venue while giving parents and carers the chance to socialise.

Booking essential.
Castlewellan Library 18/09/2021 10:30 AM 18/12/2021 11:00 AM Please contact the library to book.
Natural Connections Photographic exhibition Belfast Exposed was delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the ‘Natural Connections’ which have sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown.
The last year will leave a permanent memory on the lives of people around the world. A number of everyday life experiences have become an essential part of our wellbeing. The importance of nature in our lives, from a small flower in a garden to climbing a newly discovered hill, or just sitting on a beach listening to the waves, never before has the connection to nature become more crucial.
Coupled with the challenges of lockdown, bubbles and restricted gatherings, the need for connections has become ever more craved.
www.belfastexposed.org

NO BOOKING REQUIRED. VIEW EXHIBITION DURING LIBRARY OPENING HOURS.
Finaghy Library 20/09/2021 09:15 AM 30/09/2021 05:30 PM Please contact the library to book.
3 Schools Exhibition Schools Cross Community Programme - the artwork of three schools Glenwood, St Clares and Gaelscoil an Lonnain.

NO BOOKING REQUIRED. VIEW EXHIBITION DURING LIBRARY OPENING HOURS.
Falls Road Library 20/09/2021 09:30 AM 25/09/2021 01:00 PM Please contact the library to book.
Mabel Thompson - a story through paint An incredible woman who continued to paint even after her sight began to fail right up to when she was almost completely blind. The exhibition showcases paintings from her younger days and paintings after her sight failed.
Mabel served in every office of Dundonald Arts Society and was President until her death at 103. The exhibition includes a portrait that Bill Gatt painted at an art society meeting when she was 99.

Dundonald Library
t: 028 9048 3994
Dundonald Library 20/09/2021 09:30 AM 30/10/2021 01:00 PM Please contact the library to book.
Black Box Projects Exhibition An exhibition of artwork and photography curated by Black Box Projects, for and by people with a learning disability.

Falls Road Library
t: 028 9050 9212
e: fallsroad.library@librariesni.org.uk
Falls Road Library 20/09/2021 09:30 AM 25/09/2021 01:00 PM Please contact the library to book.
3 Schools Exhibition Schools Cross Community Programme - the artwork of three schools Glenwood, St Clares and Gaelscoil an Lonnain. Shankill Road Library 20/09/2021 09:30 AM 25/09/2021 01:00 PM Please contact the library to book.
Natural Connections Photographic exhibition Belfast Exposed was delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the ‘Natural Connections’ which have sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown.
The last year will leave a permanent memory on the lives of people around the world. A number of everyday life experiences have become an essential part of our wellbeing. The importance of nature in our lives, from a small flower in a garden to climbing a newly discovered hill, or just sitting on a beach listening to the waves, never before has the connection to nature become more crucial.
Coupled with the challenges of lockdown, bubbles and restricted gatherings, the need for connections has become ever more craved.
www.belfastexposed.org

NO BOOKING REQUIRED. VIEW EXHIBITION DURING LIBRARY OPENING HOURS.
Colin Glen Library 20/09/2021 10:00 AM 30/10/2021 04:00 PM Please contact the library to book.
Knit & Natter A group for anyone who enjoys knitting, crochet, cross stitch and other crafts. Share hints and tips, swap patterns, meet new people and learn new skills. Bring whatever you are working on at the moment or start a new project.

Booking essential.
Bangor Carnegie Library 20/09/2021 11:00 AM 20/12/2021 12:00 PM Please contact the library to book.
Writing Through Lockdown Please check timetable on the branch library web page for full opening times.

An exhibition of writing and imagery from Belfast Central Libraries Zoom Creative Writing Group. An exploration of lockdown experiences.
Suffolk Library 20/09/2021 01:15 PM 25/09/2021 08:00 PM Please contact the library to book.
Bedtime Stories (virtual event) 4 children's stories recorded by Armstrong Storytelling Trust looking at themes of friendship and inclusivity.
Visit the Libraries NI YouTube Channel at 7:00pm on each day below - https://www.youtube.com/user/LibrariesNI
Monday 20 Sept
Tuesday 21 Sept
Friday 24 Sept
Saturday 25 Sept
Virtual Library 20/09/2021 07:00 PM 25/09/2021 07:30 PM Please contact the library to book.
Libby, eMagazines, eBooks and Audiobooks Learn how to download the Libby app and sign up for the opportunity to borrow over 3000 eMagazines, 17,000 eBooks and audiobooks. Explore the app and discover features like search, place hold, bookmarks and reading settings.

Booking Essential.

Ormeau Road Library
247 Ormeau Rd
Belfast
BT7 3GG

t: 028 9050 9228
e: ormeauroad.library@librariesni.org.uk
Ormeau Road Library 21/09/2021 10:00 AM 21/09/2021 12:00 PM Please contact the library to book.
Creative Photos for Fun Find out how to order prints and create photobooks online.
Booking Essential.

Portadown Library
24 - 26 Church St
Portadown
BT62 3LQ
t: 028 3833 6122
e: portadown.library@librariesni.org.uk
Portadown Library 21/09/2021 11:00 AM 21/09/2021 01:00 PM Please contact the library to book.
Tai Chi (virtual event) Join in this graceful form of exercise that is used to support reducing stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance. Our facilitator Jane Burke will guide you through a series of movements performed in a slow focused manner and accompanied by breathing techniques.

This is a virtual event delivered via Zoom

Booking is essential
To register in advance for a session
click on the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
https://bit.ly/3rtplF4
Virtual Library 21/09/2021 11:00 AM 21/09/2021 12:00 PM Please contact the library to book.
Shared Reading with RNIB (virtual event) Join us for a relaxing hour of shared reading and conversation focusing on themes of positivity and resilience.

This is a virtual event, run in conjunction with RNIB and is delivered via conference call.

For joining details contact
karen.woods@librariesni.org.uk
Virtual Library 21/09/2021 11:00 AM 21/09/2021 11:45 AM Please contact the library to book.
More on the iPad - Part 1 (Class delivered on Zoom) In this Zoom session, we’re going to take a look at your Apple ID and your iCloud account. Find out how to reset your password and how to add credit to your account. Virtual Library 21/09/2021 11:00 AM 21/09/2021 12:00 PM
 
During Office Hours
Monday - Thursday

 
Women and hair: shame and punishment in Irish history with Dr Leanne McCormick, Ulster University Dr Leanne McCormick will deliver a lecture on how cutting hair has been used to shame and punish women in the past with a focus on Magdalene Laundries in Ireland.
Dr McCormick is Senior Lecturer in Modern Irish Social History and Director of the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland (CHOMI) at Ulster University. Dr McCormick’s research interests include women's history, history of sexuality and history of medicine in Ireland/Northern Ireland. Dr McCormick is co-author of the Department of Health commissioned report on Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries in Northern Ireland. Dr McCormick is also working on a project, 'Bad Bridget: Criminal and Deviant Irish Women in North America, 1838-1918' funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She is a member of the Heritage and Library Committee of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Stakeholder and User Forum member of Public Records Office of Northern Ireland.

This event may not be suitable for young children.
Virtual Library 21/09/2021 12:30 PM 21/09/2021 02:00 PM
Black Box Projects Visuals and Music Performance
Ranging from Music Videos that the group have made to 'Black Box Overtures' which feature jokes and comedy shorts created by the group.
Falls Road Library 21/09/2021 02:00 PM 21/09/2021 04:00 PM Please contact the library to book.
Spotify (Class delivered on Zoom) Join our Zoom session to find out how to access a wide range of music on your iPad, tablet or smartphone. Find out about the many free and paid for music streaming apps available, including Spotify. Virtual Library 21/09/2021 02:00 PM 21/09/2021 03:00 PM

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:30am – 1:30pm
Tuesdays: 1:00pm - 5:00pm 
Super Healthy Teens (virtual event) Teenagers are invited to join Jane McClenaghan from Vital Nutrition as she demonstrates how to make nutritious and healthy meals.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Sep 21, 2021 06:30 PM London

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://librariesni.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvfuigqTsjGtAbhiHAW0V0KZ5zaP5Ees5b

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Virtual Library 21/09/2021 06:30 PM 21/09/2021 07:30 PM Please contact the library to book.