Libraries mark Heritage Week with online activities

This year, Westmeath Libraries has announced a range of online activities to mark Heritage Week. These activities include virtual tours, talks and exhibitions.

Online Events

Monday August 17, 10 am.

Virtual Tour of the Moate Jail and Courthouse with Lorna and Anne from Moate Library. Available on www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary from 10 am.

Tuesday August 18, 10 am.

Exploring the Stone Age virtually - Lots of fun facts for all the family with Irish History Live’s video. Available on www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary from 10 am.

Tuesday August 18, 10 am

Discover your National Library - Online talk with Brid O’Sullivan about the National Library’s history, collections and engagement programme. Zoom meeting - booking essential - call 044 933 2199 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discover-your-national-library-tickets-115378947538

Wednesday August 19, 10 am

Virtual Vikings - Find out if the Vikings ever ran riot in Westmeath with Irish History Live’s video. Available on www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary from 10 am.

Thursday August 20, 10 am

Postcards from America - The Aidan Heavey Collection in Westmeath Library holds a special collection of postcards sent by Douglas Hyde to his daughters whilst he toured America. A snapshot of this collection will be available to view as an online video from 10 am on www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary

Monday 17 – Friday August 21

Spark of Genius

Discover who made Westmeath great! Every day we will be releasing a video at 1 pm which highlights the contribution of artists, musicians, explorers, writers and actors to our cultural heritage. Available on www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary

Digital Exhibition

Monday 17 – Friday August 21

The Schools Collection Castlepollard Library will present a Digital Exhibition from the National Folklore Collection focusing on local schools. Contact 044 933 2199 for further details about visiting the library to see the exhibition.

Follow Westmeath Libraries at www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary to access all events.

If you are inspired to find out more about local Heritage, don’t forget that you can visit your local library and book a session researching local newspapers, borrow a book to research your ancestors or borrow a book on the history of Westmeath. We have special collections of Local Studies material in Athlone and Mullingar Library. Call 044 933 2162 for details.

Visit www.westmeathcoco.ie/library to keep up to date with all library services.

This year, Westmeath Libraries has announced a range of online activities to mark Heritage Week. These activities include virtual tours, talks and exhibitions.

Online Events

Monday August 17, 10 am.

Virtual Tour of the Moate Jail and Courthouse with Lorna and Anne from Moate Library. Available on www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary from 10 am.

Tuesday August 18, 10 am.

Exploring the Stone Age virtually - Lots of fun facts for all the family with Irish History Live’s video. Available on www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary from 10 am.

Tuesday August 18, 10 am

Discover your National Library - Online talk with Brid O’Sullivan about the National Library’s history, collections and engagement programme. Zoom meeting - booking essential - call 044 933 2199 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discover-your-national-library-tickets-115378947538

Wednesday August 19, 10 am

Virtual Vikings - Find out if the Vikings ever ran riot in Westmeath with Irish History Live’s video. Available on www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary from 10 am.

Thursday August 20, 10 am

Postcards from America - The Aidan Heavey Collection in Westmeath Library holds a special collection of postcards sent by Douglas Hyde to his daughters whilst he toured America. A snapshot of this collection will be available to view as an online video from 10 am on www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary

Monday 17 – Friday August 21

Spark of Genius

Discover who made Westmeath great! Every day we will be releasing a video at 1 pm which highlights the contribution of artists, musicians, explorers, writers and actors to our cultural heritage. Available on www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary

Digital Exhibition

Monday 17 – Friday August 21

The Schools Collection Castlepollard Library will present a Digital Exhibition from the National Folklore Collection focusing on local schools. Contact 044 933 2199 for further details about visiting the library to see the exhibition.

Follow Westmeath Libraries at www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary to access all events.

If you are inspired to find out more about local Heritage, don’t forget that you can visit your local library and book a session researching local newspapers, borrow a book to research your ancestors or borrow a book on the history of Westmeath. We have special collections of Local Studies material in Athlone and Mullingar Library. Call 044 933 2162 for details.

Visit www.westmeathcoco.ie/library to keep up to date with all library services.

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