News and Events

Autumn Events/Activities In Portlaoise Library


Christmas Tales

Children’s Storytime 3-9yrs Saturday 10th December TBC.

New Adult Book Club A ‘Novel’ Bunch

The Club meet once a month, next meeting Friday 9th December at 11am

Do you Like Old Movies?

Portlaoise Library is running a series of classic films from the Golden Age of Hollywood. If you would be interested in seeing these films, Please contact the Library. The next film ‘The Ladykillers’ Classic comedy showing on Thursday 8th December at 5pm.

Children’s Christmas Crafts

Christmas Craft 8-12yrs Thursday 1st December at 4.30pm.

  Booking is essential for all above events as places are limited
to make a booking you can contact the library on 057 8622333
or email: for further details.


Mountrath Library

The newly formed writer’s group will meet on Wednesday 7th December at 11am. If you are interested in joining this group you can get in touch with us at 057/8756378.

The Adult Book Club will meet on Thursday 1st December at 6.15pm. The book chosen for discussion is “The Herbalist” by Niamh Boyce. New members welcome.

The Local History Group will meet on Thursday 8th December at 6.15pm.

The Knitting Group meet each Friday morning from 10.30- 1.00pm. All are welcome.


Portarlington Library

Knitting Group

The Knitting Group meets in the library on Friday mornings from 10:30am until noon. New members are always welcome to join.

Children’s Storytime

Children’s Storytime with Fiona takes place in the library on Wednesday afternoons at 12:15pm. Children of all ages are welcome!

Library Book Clubs

The library hosts a Classics Book Club for adults and Junior Book Club for children, which meet on a monthly basis. For further details contact the library. Please note that available spaces within the book clubs are limited.