Monthly Archives: April 2017

Athy Library

May Free Events at Athy Library


All of our events are free of charge and open to everyone

For further information contact:


Ph: 0598631144



Free WiFi for all our members in Athy Library


Parenting Talk

Coping with an Anxious Child and Panic Attacks with Michael Ryan

Tuesday 2nd May at 7pm

Michael will talk about skills parents can develop to cope with children who are anxious.  He will give practical tips on managing their anxiety, how to deal with panic attacks when they happen and how to stop them from happening in the first place.  There will be a question and answer session at the end of the talk.

Booking Required




TTT Talk

Helping to ‘Bullyproof’ your Child with Special Needs

Tuesday 9th May at 7pm

It is important to do as much as we can to prevent bullying in our society, this can include working to ‘bullyproof’ our children.  Dr. Dorothy Armstrong will host an evening that is aimed at parents, teachers and those who work with children with special needs.  Topics covered will include:

  • What is bullying?
  • What are the signs that a child is being bullied?
  • How to respond rapidly, effectively and responsibly
  • How can we ‘bullyproof’ our children with special needs.

Booking Required




OWL Programme (Older Wiser Laughter) Age Friendly Programme 2017

A Trip to the Flicks with Mario Corrigan & James Durney

Wednesday 10th May at 11am

Memories of going to the cinema in Co. Kildare.  Do you remember your first visit to the cinema or do you have fond memories of visits to the ‘picture house’ when you were a child?  Come and share those memories with us as we take a casual stroll down memory lane through some of Kildare’s classic cinemas.

Booking Required



Kildare Age Friendly Day

Friday 12th May at 9:30am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm

Come along to the library for a chat, learn about our collections, services & events that are provided by Kildare Libraries.

 All Welcome




OWL Programme (Older Wiser Laughter) Age Friendly Programme 2017

Nutritional Toolkit with Rina Whyte of Eat Your Greens Nutrition

Wednesday 31st May at 11am

This talk will focus on therapeutic nutrition.  Learn how to eat to help improve age related ailments such as elevated blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, osteoporosis, join pain etc.  Bring your notepad, you’ll leave with plenty of practical tips!

Booking Required



Storytelling in Bradbury’s with Caoimhe

Saturday 3rd June at 11am

Suitable for under 6’s

Come Along!



TTT Talk

Sensory Processing and your child – Sunflower Clinic

Tuesday 6th June at 7pm

This talk deals with the concept of Sensory Processing and how important it is in a child’s typical development.  Sensory Processing Disorder is a recognised condition which can have a very profound effect on a child’s ability to deal and mage a wide variety of sensory input which can result in quite significant changes in a child’s ability to learn, concentrate and also their overall behaviour and ability to participate to their full potential in school and in the home.

Booking Essential






Sewing Group

Meet each Monday at 10:30 – 12:30

Come Along!



Knitting Club

Meet each Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm

New Members are always welcome



Adult Book Clubs

Tuesday evening book club meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6:45pm


Sunday Book Club meet the first Sunday of each month in Bradbury’s BookStop at 11am


Children’s Book Club

Suitable for 8 – 11 year olds The Children’s book club meet the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm.


If you are interested in joining any of these Book Clubs please contact Athy Library for further details.