Carrickfergus Library

Carrickfergus Library

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Event Name Event Details Start Date & Time End Date & Time Booking
Warhammer Gaming Group  
Meeting on the second Saturday of the month from 12:00pm - 3:00pm
 
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Booking essential.
t: 028 9336 2261
13/04/2024 12:00 PM 14/12/2024 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.
Adult Reading Group  
Runs monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month at 4:30pm.
 
The Adult Reading Group for 16's and over gives an opportunity for adults to discuss their latest book.
 
Contact the library for further details.
13/05/2024 04:30 PM 09/12/2024 05:30 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.
Tea and Newspapers  
Every Thursday from 10:00am to 11:00am.

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.
16/05/2024 10:00 AM 19/12/2024 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 Thursday from 11:00am to 11:30am.

Please ring the day before to book as numbers are limited.

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!
16/05/2024 11:00 AM 19/12/2024 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.
Lego Club  
Every Friday from 3:30pm - 4:15pm.
 
Come and create something fantastic at our Lego Club. We work on a different theme each week.

Booking advisable.

t: 028 9336 2261
17/05/2024 03:30 PM 20/12/2024 04:15 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.
Chess Club  
Come along and join in our Chess Club.
 
Fridays from 3:30pm - 4:15pm.
 
t: 028 9336 2261
17/05/2024 03:30 PM 20/12/2024 04:15 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 Saturday from 11:00am to 11:30am. 

Please ring the day before to book as numbers are limited.
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!
18/05/2024 11:00 AM 21/12/2024 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.
Mindful Colouring  
Every Monday from 10:30am.
 
Enhance your well-being and calm the mind through relaxed meditative colouring. A gentle way to reduce stress using intricate colouring patterns and designs.
 
Booking not required.
20/05/2024 10:30 AM 16/12/2024 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.
Knit and Natter  
Every Tuesday from 10:30am to 12 noon.

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.
21/05/2024 10:30 AM 17/12/2024 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.
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 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.
Storytime  
Every Tuesday from 3:30pm - 4:00pm.
 
Storytime sessions help children aged 4 - 8 years develop a love of books, improve their listening skills, inspire creativity and feeds their imagination. Join our friendly staff as they read popular books and introduce children to a whole range of different authors.
 
Booking not required.
21/05/2024 03:30 PM 17/12/2024 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.
Chat and Chapters Befriending Service  

PIPS Suicide Prevention Charity is teaming up with Libraries NI to expand befriending services across Northern Ireland through an exciting new initiative called Chat & Chapters. This collaboration signifies a major step forward in our mission to provide vital support to those in need throughout our communities.

Chat & Chapters will take place in selected libraries across Northern Ireland where individuals can engage in supportive discussions and connect with others in a safe and welcoming environment.

 

Everyone is welcome to our weekly session on a Thursday from 10:00am - 11:00am.

23/05/2024 10:00 AM 28/11/2024 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.
Poetry Pals  
First Monday of the month, from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

Bring your favourite poems to read together-each month will have a different theme.
 
Booking not required.
03/06/2024 02:00 PM 02/12/2024 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.
Go On - eMagazines, eBooks and Pressreader  

Find out how to access free eBooks, eMagazines and Press Reader on your mobile device.  


t: 028 9336 2261

10/06/2024 10:00 AM 10/06/2024 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.