Ballymena Central Library

Ballymena Central Library

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Event Name Event Details Start Date & Time End Date & Time Booking
The Coder Club  
Takes place on the third Saturday of the month, from the 16 September from 10:00am - 12:00noon.

Learn more about coding and programmes.

For children aged 8 - 10 years; free admission. Booking not required.
18/11/2023 10:00 AM 18/05/2024 12:00 PM 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.
Ballymena Bishops  
Takes place on the third Saturday of the month from Saturday 16 September from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

Learn and develop your chess skills.

For children aged 8 - 14 years; free admission. Booking not required.
18/11/2023 01:00 PM 18/05/2024 03:00 PM 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.
Ballymena Bookmarks Reading Group  
Held on the third Tuesday of the month from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
 
For ages 9-11 years old.
 
This group aims to allow everyone’s reading experiences to be shared and enjoyed. Participants don’t have to be library members but if you join, you can borrow the book the group will be discussing for free.
21/11/2023 04:00 PM 21/05/2024 05:00 PM 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.
Cryptic Colour Corner  
Available daily during library opening hours.

Why not challenge yourself to a puzzle or relax with a colouring sheet.
22/11/2023 09:30 AM 14/06/2024 05:00 PM 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.
Tea and Newspapers  
Daily from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Tea and Newspapers groups give adults the opportunity to meet new people, socialise and discuss local and national affairs in the newspapers while enjoying complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits.
22/11/2023 10:00 AM 14/06/2024 03:00 PM 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.
Rhythm and Rhyme  
Every Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:00am.

Booking essential on day prior to event.

Rhythm and Rhyme sessions introduce parents and children aged 0 - 4 years to the wonder of rhymes, songs and stories.

Each session offers an entertaining opportunity for children to engage with others, provides a good foundation to develop their reading, listening and language skills and of course to have lots of fun!
22/11/2023 10:30 AM 12/06/2024 11:00 AM 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.
Rhythm and Rhyme  
Every Friday from 10:30am to 11:00am.

Booking essential on day prior to event.

Rhythm and Rhyme sessions introduce parents and children aged 0 - 4 years to the wonder of rhymes, songs and stories.

Each session offers an entertaining opportunity for children to engage with others, provides a good foundation to develop their reading, listening and language skills and of course to have lots of fun!
24/11/2023 10:30 AM 14/06/2024 11:00 AM 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.
Knit and Natter  
Every Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am.

Knit and Natter Groups are for adults who enjoy knitting, crochet, cross stitch and other crafts. They are free of charge to attend and participants have the opportunity to share hints and tips, swap patterns, meet new people and learn new skills. Members can bring along a project they are already working on or can start something new.
28/11/2023 10:30 AM 11/06/2024 11:30 AM 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.
Writers Block - Creative Writing  
Fortnightly on a Tuesday of every month from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Are you a budding writer or poet? Come along to our new group and meet like-minded people and share ideas. Whether it is your first attempt or you are a seasoned writer you will be prompted by new ideas each week. Use this time out to take a well-deserved break from your day; to escape and relax the mind.
28/11/2023 10:30 AM 11/06/2024 12:30 PM 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.
Page Turners Adult Reading Group  
Held on last Tuesday of the month from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
 
Adult Reading Groups are a great opportunity for members to join in some lively literary discussions in a relaxed, friendly environment. The groups encourage people to read for pleasure, share their enthusiasm and express opinions about books and their authors.

The group meets on a regular basis and the book the group will be discussing can be borrowed from the library catalogue for free.
28/11/2023 03:30 PM 28/05/2024 04:30 PM 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.
Go On - Family History  
Family History - learn how to use the census to trace your family tree.
 
Booking advisable.
t: 028 2563 3950
13/05/2024 10:00 AM 13/05/2024 12:00 PM 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.
Go On - 1-2-1 eClinic  
IT help for beginners: help with your mobile device, general IT assistance, information about library e-services.
 
Booking essential.
t: 028 2563 3950 
13/05/2024 01:00 PM 13/05/2024 04:00 PM 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.