Give It A Go this February in Local Libraries

Give It A Go this February in Local Libraries
Published 07 Feb 2024

Give It A GoLibraries NI is encouraging everyone to Give It A Go, during February with a programme of free events to encourage and inspire people to step out of their comfort zone to try something new or acquire a new skill.

Whether you are trying to be more active, read more, enhance your overall health and wellbeing, expand your knowledge or take up a hobby, local libraries across Northern Ireland will have something to offer.

This year choose from our range of events either online or in branch allowing you to try, learn and get involved with something new. Events include Give it a Go Line Drawing: A Favourite Object, which will build your drawing skills across 5 online sessions or maybe you’d prefer to try our online Cookery Demos helping you cook on a budget and create one pot wonders. If you want to be more active, you can log in to our Chi Me and Yoga sessions!

Other events include ‘Antarctic Expedition’ in Ballyclare Library on Friday 9 February, an inspirational talk by Anne Calvert who spent time on a science ship in Antarctica, ‘I Dig Fossils’ in Whitehead Library on Saturday where a local expert exhibits and talks to adults and children about fossils as well as local author events, classes to help get online, various craft sessions and many more.  

Dr. Jim O’Hagan, Libraries NI Chief Executive said:

“Libraries are places of learning and places of sharing with others in the heart of local communities. Continuing on from the success of last years Give it a Go, with  over 50 free events taking place in both libraries and online during February, there is something for everyone.

“So whether you’re a library member, or you haven’t been in a library for years, I would encourage you to come along with a friend, or family member, and support each other to Give It a Go.”

All events are free to attend but booking is advisable by contacting your local participating library. Click here for details on the full programme.

You don’t have to be a member to attend events but if you do join you can borrow books, use computers and access the internet for FREE.  You can join online in a matter of minutes, get a membership number and start to download eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers straightaway. To borrow physical books you can call in to your local branch and our staff there will provide you with a membership card.