Colm Muldoon at Mullingar Library with a recycled storyboard

Mullingar Library to host series on climate awareness

Westmeath Libraries are committed to raising awareness of Climate Change and the development of responses needed by society. The service aims to do this via their collections and events.

Living sustainably and in harmony with the planet need not be a chore and it can give you immediate benefits. We look forward to hosting the following climate change themed events during November.

Eibhlin Fitzpatrick from The Refill Mill will visit Mullingar Library on Thursday November 2 at 6.30pm for an interesting discussion about how to Live with Less Plastic. Eibhlin will discuss how to reduce plastic use in our homes, workplace and lifestyles.

On Tuesday November 14 at 7pm, Westmeath Libraries host an online event, Eco Bites, with Diane and Nathalie from The Sustainable Life School who wish to create happier lives for a happier planet.

During this one-hour online workshop participants can learn about the connection between climate change and food, the benefits of eating local and seasonal, what is climate friendly eating and plenty of tips on how to reduce food waste.

Advance booking is required for both events.

Watch out over the next few months as Mullingar Library will host storytimes which explore the world around us and host some fun with activities using recycling materials. For further information see or phone Mullingar Library 044 966 2161.

Remember, membership of the library is free to all, contact your local library to find out more and to hear about the wide range of events which we run throughout the year. Don’t forget, you can borrow more than books- check out our toy library and our games collections.