Featured events

Featured Events

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Events

Event Name Event Details Start Date & Time End Date & Time Library Booking
Universal Credit and Job Club  
Universal Credit Drop-In sessions and Job Club
Facilitated and delivered by Knockbreda Jobs and Benefits Centre
Are you out of work or on low income?

This monthly drop-in session can offer advice, help with a CV and offer support for new claims of Universal Credit and/or those who have encountered a change in circumstances

First Thursday each Month from 2:00-4:00pm
Why not drop in?
04/04/2024 02:00 PM 05/12/2024 04:00 PM Ormeau Road Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Belfast Central Library Tour  
Join us for a tour of one of Belfasts most iconic buildings. Find out the history (and the secrets!) of Northern Irelands oldest public library.

Booking not required.
22/04/2024 10:30 AM 19/12/2024 11:30 AM Belfast Central Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Belfast Central Seed Library  
The Belfast Central Seed Library is situated beside the counter in our 1st floor reading room. 

It is very easy to take part:
Simply take a packet or 2 of seeds from our seed catalogue drawers. We have a large selection of flower, plants, herb and vegetable seeds to choose from.
And before you leave don’t forget to also check our A - Z of gardening related book subjects listed in the catalogue drawer. You might just find a book to help you with your planting!

Then take your seed packets home, plant them and enjoy watching them grow and don’t forget to let us know how you get on.
Finally, if you know of anyone else who would interested in our Seed Library please let them know about it. The more budding gardeners we can get the better as it will help our Seed Library continue to grow!
 
Available during library opening hours.
23/04/2024 09:00 AM 19/12/2024 05:30 PM Belfast Central Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Belfast Central Library Tours  
Join us for a tour of one of Belfasts most iconic buildings. Find out the history (and the secrets!) of Northern Irelands oldest public library.

Every Friday at 10:30am.
No booking required.
26/04/2024 10:30 AM 13/12/2024 11:30 AM Belfast Central Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Memory Lane Café in Carrickfergus Library  

Carrickfergus Library is excited to present the Memory Lane Café! This relaxed gathering takes place every third Tuesday of the month, from 10:30am to 12 noon starting on Tuesday 20 February 2024.

The Memory Lane Café is a warm and sociable get-together specifically designed for people with dementia, their dedicated carers, and even those who have previously cared for individuals with dementia. It's a fantastic opportunity to meet new people who share similar experiences and create lasting connections.

If you have any questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to ask our friendly staff by telephoning the branch on 02893 362261 or send us an email at carrickfergus.library@librariesni.org.uk

21/05/2024 10:30 AM 17/12/2024 12:00 PM Carrickfergus Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Quiet Hour  
Quiet hour every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Escape the hustle and bustle in Bessbrook Library.    
 
Expect lower lighting levels and lower noise levels. 
All welcome.
22/05/2024 04:00 PM 18/12/2024 05:00 PM Bessbrook Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Book Buddies  
Find your book buddy in our box of cuddly toys or dress up from our fancy dress box to help you find your books to read.

Cuddly toys and fancy dress clothes stay in library until your next visit.

Available during library opening hours.
23/05/2024 10:00 AM 20/12/2024 04:00 PM Larne Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Uniform Scheme  

Visit the Ballyclare Library and donate your old uniforms in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council's Uniform Scheme.  The scheme will be running June, July and August helping pre-loved clothing get re-loved.

30/05/2024 09:30 AM 30/08/2024 05:00 PM Ballyclare Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Uniform Scheme  

Visit the Glengormley Library and donate your old uniforms in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council's Uniform Scheme.  The scheme will be running June, July and August helping pre-loved clothing get re-loved.

30/05/2024 09:30 AM 30/08/2024 05:00 PM Glengormley Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Job Support Workshop  

In partnership with Newcastle Job Centre – this workshop is open to anyone looking for work or to change their job and general advice in the job market. No booking necessary unless you think you need a longer session. 


Last Friday of the month from 10:30am - 12:30pm.
 

31/05/2024 10:30 AM 30/08/2024 12:30 PM Castlewellan Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Pancake and Poetry  
Last Friday of the month from 12:00pm - 1:00pm.
 
Bring your favourite poem and come and enjoy the pancakes.
 
Everyone welcome.
31/05/2024 12:00 PM 29/11/2024 01:00 PM Portadown Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Armchair Based Exercises  

Join us in Fintona Library for some armchair Based Exercises/Activities with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Ryan Beacom. 

 

Every Wednesday in June from 2:00pm - 2:30pm.

Everyone Welcome.

05/06/2024 02:00 PM 26/06/2024 02:30 PM Fintona Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
North Belfast Jobs and Benefits Office Job Club  

Join North Belfast Jobs and Benefits Office tea for advice on job application, interview skills and more. Every Friday in June from 10:00am - 12:00noon.


Booking not required.
 

07/06/2024 10:00 AM 28/06/2024 12:00 PM Belfast Central Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
NOW Group Job Club Session  

In partnership with NOW Group and in support of Loneliness Awareness Week, Portrush Library is delighted to welcome a member of the NOW Group Team to host a Job Club session in the library to support people with learning difficulties and autism into jobs with a future. Everyone welcome to attend. 11:00am - 1:00pm

19/06/2024 11:00 AM 19/06/2024 01:00 PM Portrush Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
NOW Group Job Club Session  

In partnership with NOW Group and in support of Loneliness Awareness Week, Coleraine Library is delighted to welcome a member of the NOW Group Team to host a Job Club session in the library to support people with learning difficulties and autism into jobs with a future. Everyone welcome to attend. 2:00pm - 4:00pm

19/06/2024 02:00 PM 19/06/2024 04:00 PM Coleraine Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Gems NI and Belfast Works Connect Drop in  

Come along to Antrim Library to hear all the training opportunities available in your local area.  

 

Booking not required.

20/06/2024 01:00 PM 20/06/2024 03:00 PM Antrim Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Gems NI Drop In  

Come along to Greystone Library to hear all the training opportunities available in your local area from the team at Gems NI.

20/06/2024 02:00 PM 20/06/2024 02:30 PM Greystone Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Culture Corner - Show and Tell Event  

As part of Refugee Week, Coleraine Library will be holding a special themed addition of our weekly Culture Corner, where we are encouraging everyone to attend and bring an item that reminds them of home or has a special significance, share their story and listen to others. 

 

Everyone Welcome. 3:30pm - 4:30pm

20/06/2024 03:30 PM 20/06/2024 04:30 PM Coleraine Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Crime Writing with James Murphy and Phillip Jordan  

Join local crime writers James Murphy and Phillip Jordan as they discuss the new wave of crime fiction set in Northern Ireland.


Booking essential.
t: 028 9050 9210

20/06/2024 06:30 PM 20/06/2024 07:30 PM Chichester Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Llama Drama Storytime and Craft  

Come along to Whitehead Library and join in the fun with a llama themed Storytime and Craft session for children aged 4-7 accompanied by an adult.

 

Booking advised.

t: 028 9335 3249

22/06/2024 02:30 PM 22/06/2024 03:30 PM Whitehead Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Deafblind Awareness Week - Access Your Book Display  

As part of Deafblind Awareness Week, Coleraine Library is proud to host a book display containing a mixture of large print and audio books for everyone to view and enjoy. Come along and find out more on the accessible resources Libraries NI has to offer. 

 

Available to view during opening hours.

24/06/2024 09:30 AM 29/06/2024 05:00 PM Coleraine Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Deafblind Awareness Week - Access Your Book Display  

As part of Deafblind Awareness Week, Limavady Library is proud to host a book display containing a mixture of large print and audio books for everyone to view and enjoy. Come along and find out more on the accessible resources Libraries NI has to offer. 

 

Available to view during opening hours.

24/06/2024 10:00 AM 29/06/2024 05:00 PM Limavady Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
RSPB Drop In and Information Session  

Protecting habitats, saving species and helping to end the nature and climate emergency. For everything you need to know about birds.

 

Booking not required.

25/06/2024 09:30 AM 25/06/2024 05:30 PM Ballymena Central Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
NRC Drop-in  

Come along to Rathcoole Library and take a look at some free courses available from NRC.  

Speak to a member of the NRC on the day for information, eligibility and how to apply.

25/06/2024 10:30 AM 25/06/2024 12:30 PM Rathcoole Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Universal Credit and Jobs Advice Session  

Come along to Cloughfern Library for free advice and support on: Universal Credit, CV and interview skills, job searching and applying for jobs. In partnership with the Newtownabbey Jobs and Benefits Office.

25/06/2024 02:00 PM 25/06/2024 04:00 PM Cloughfern Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Universal Credit Stand  

Call in for help and advice with Universal Credit, CV and interview skills and job search.


Booking not required.

26/06/2024 09:30 AM 26/06/2024 03:30 PM Belfast Central Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
The Dog Trust Community Hub  

Dogs Trust Community Hub: Come and get advice and support for looking after your dog from Dogs Trust experts. No booking required.

26/06/2024 10:30 AM 26/06/2024 12:00 PM Whitehead Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Crime Writing with James Murphy and Phillip Jordan  

Join local crime writers James Murphy and Phillip Jordan as they discuss the new wave of crime fiction set in Northern Ireland.

 

Booking essential.

t: 028 2827 7047

27/06/2024 04:45 PM 27/06/2024 06:00 PM Larne Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.
Parentline NI - Information Session  

Ballymoney Library is delighted to welcome a member of the team from Parentline NI to host an information stand, explaining more on the local support services available for parents in the local area. 

 

From 10:30am - 11:00am.
Booking not required.

28/06/2024 10:30 AM 28/06/2024 11:00 AM Ballymoney Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.