Sound Story Workshop – as part of the Parenting Support programme, musician Adriana Von Runic will provide a sound story workshop for babies and toddlers on Thurs, 3rd Nov at 3pm with interactive stories, music and sound. Booking essential, call or email the library to register a place.
Robotics Workshop – using specialised Lego kits, TechSteps will show you how to build a snail that glows, a windmill, a roaming space rover and a spy robot. Learn basic coding and see how it’s used in the real world. Taking place on Fri, 4th Nov with 2 workshops available: 10am-11:30am for ages 8-11 years and 12pm-1:30pm for ages 12-14 years. Booking essential, call or email the library to register a place.
Lego Club – Lego Freeplay will take place on Sat, 5th Nov from 11am-1pm. All welcome!
Chair Yoga – chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done while sitting. Classes will begin on Thurs, 10th Nov at 6pm and continue for 5 weeks. A blanket and mat is required for each class. Booking essential.
Author Visit – As part of the Leaves Festival, author Ronan Hession will visit Portlaoise Library on Sat, 12th Nov at 12noon. Join Ronan in conversation with Midlands 103 Radio presenter Claire O’Brien. Booking essential, call or email the library for more details.
Podcasting for Teens – as part of Europe Direct, join Createschool as they host an introduction to podcasting workshop for teenagers on Sat, 26th Nov at 11am. Learn how to generate ideas and script a short podcast, how to find and record your voice, how to edit on mobile devices, add music and create a logo! Booking essential, call or email the library to register your place.
Adult Evening Book Club – meets on the first Wednesday of the month. Next meeting takes place on Weds, 2nd Nov at 6:30pm. All welcome to join!
Young Adult Online Book Club – join us online for our Young Adult Book Club on Thurs, 3rd Nov at 6pm to discuss your favourite books and different genres. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for Zoom link details.
Literature at 11 – Featuring poetry and prose readings by library staff members, along with tea, coffee and chats, the next Literature at 11 meeting will take place on Thurs, 10th Nov at 11am. All are welcome!
Genealogy Club – Join the club at Portlaoise Library to chat with family history enthusiasts, learn from their experiences and share your own unique family history stories. Next meetings taking place on Thurs, 17th Nov at 7pm. Call or email the library for more information.
Baby Book Club – uses songs, stories, books and rhymes to build a foundation to literacy in your baby and toddler through sound awareness for ages 0-3 years. Meets fortnightly – next meeting takes place on Thurs, 17th Nov at 10:30am.
Chapter One Book Club – the adult morning book club meets on the last Friday of every month. Next meeting taking place on Fri, 25th Nov at 11am. Booking advised.
Radioactive Readers Book Club – for ages 6-9 years. The book club meets monthly on Thursdays. Next meeting taking place on Thurs, 24th Nov at 4pm. Booking advised.
Armchair Adventures Book Club – for ages 10-12 years. Join us for monthly chats and fun activities on the last Friday of every month! Next meeting on Fri, 25th Nov at 4pm. Booking advised.
Knitting Circle – The Knitting Circle meets every Wednesday morning at 11am – all skill levels are welcome!
Ciorcal Comhrá – Come along for some Irish conversation and chat every Wednesday evening at 5:30pm – for all levels, from beginners to advanced.