April Events at Naas Library

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

For further information contact:

Ph: 045 879111




Naas Photography Group

27th March - 29th March

Naas Photography Group are holding an exhibition of their work in aid of "The Jack and Jill Foundation". Please come along and support this very worthy cause.


Kildare Hedgerows - Into the Light

 24th April - 03rd May

Local artist Katherine Geoghegan will be presenting a different kind of art. Using organic materials as stencils, she builds up layers of images and colour, using acrylic spray paint. The paintings that result are immediate and vibrant. Katherines relationship with nature and habitat inform her work, resulting in the paintings she makes on a particular days are reflective of her perspective.


Naas Local History Group
Tuesday 1st April at 7.45pm
"The Mansfields of Morristown Lattin". An illustrated talk by Emma Lyons. No booking required. All welcome to attend.


Toys, Training and Technology
"Can I Play too?"
Thursday 3rd April at 7pm
Booking Required
Dorothy Armstrong will host and evening that is aimed at parents, teachers and those who work with children with special needs. A wide range of new toys and equipment have been added to the TTT collection. This evening is aimed at introducing people to the potential of what's available. We are also launching our new updated catalogue.
Sensory Integration and Play
Tuesday 29th April at 7pm
Booking required

Open to parents, teachers and professionals


Before children are even born they learn about the world through their senses. A child will experience internal sensations and external sensations. Sensations pass to the nervous system and are interpreted by the self. A child will then attach a meaning to the sensation and respond to it

This lecture is aimed at parents of children who can find it difficult to sense the world and respond in a way that promotes their full potential for learning, growing and development.


Yvonne O’Neill is a play therapist .She will explore the sensory world of the child with Sensory Integration Difficulties and will look at making home-made sensory toys.

Book Sale
Monday 7th April
Our annual book sale is starting at 2pm on Monday 7th and will run during Library opening hours for two weeks. Come along have a browse and maybe find your favourite author, a "how-to" book or a DVD you've wanted....all are welcome.
Knitting Group
Every Wednesday

The club meets every Wednesday morning from 10.30am- 12.30pm. Knitters of all abilities including beginners are welcome. Come and share your skills and patterns and stay for a cuppa and a chat.

Coder Dojo
Every Wednesday
Parent and Toddler Group
Thursday April 10th
Join Ashling for some fun and games here in the library. Meet some other parents, sing some songs and have the kiddies entertained for an hour. This event is fully booked at the moment, but please contact the Library to put your name down on the waiting list.
eServices Roadshow 2014
Saturday 12th April 2.30pm - 4.30pm
All welcome
In April our eServices team will visit our main branch libraries to show library users how to use our library eServices. We will show you:
  • eBooks - Digital Library where you can download eBooks, audio books, music and video to your computer, eReader, MP3 player, smartphone;
  • eLanguage - Free eLanguage learning programme - Transparent Language Online with over 90 different languages to choose from
  • eLearning - Access to 500+ FREE online courses from accounting to cryptozoology . . . to name but two.
  • eHistory - Local and family history information searchable online
  • eMagazines - Free access to 40 popular magazine titles such as Rolling StoneHomes & Gardens and Newsweek . . .
  • eReference - Encyclopedia Britannica and Oxford Dictionaries/Reference online

Easter Events

Eco-Unesco Workshop

Thursday 17th April

2.00pm - 3.30pm

8 - 12 years

Waste/Recycling workshop - do some creative recycling during the workshop (using recyclable materials to create art).

 3D Movie Workshop

Wednesday 23rd April

10am - 12.30pm

5 - 8 years

Beginners and ace animators alike will quickly get to grips with this simple to use, new take on animation.

Find out how easy it is to create your own unique characters, use speech bubbles or record your own audio track to tell their story and then ‘tween’ your creations to make them larger than life! This programme has bags of ‘smile factor’ – come and join the fun!


Numbers are limited - booking essential


Coding Workshop

Wednesday 23 April

2.00pm - 4.40pm

9 - 12 years

Created by Microsoft, Kodu is an icon based graphical programming language designed specifically for students allowing them to create personalised and unique video games. Programmes are composed of pages, which are broken down into rules, which are further divided into conditions and actions. The Kodu language is designed specifically for game development

Numbers are limited - booking essential



How to handle pressure

Saturday 26th April

11.00am - 12.30pm

Petra Costigan will host a workshop for secondary school students and parents.

Using techniques that actors use to control their nerves, in this workshop you will find ways to deal with the pressure and to prevent more pressure.

Booking required


Book Clubs

There is currently a waiting list to join the book clubs. Please contact the library to put your name down.

Childrens Book Club - meeting Wednesday 2nd April 3.30pm - 4.00pm


Rosaries Book Club -  meeting Wednesday 9th April 11.30am - 12.30pm


Eoghans Book Club -  meeting Wednesday 16th April 11.30am - 12.30pm


Kevins Book Club - meeting Thursday 17th April 7.00pm - 8.00pm


Andreas Book Club -  meeting Thursday 24th April 7.00pm - 8.00pm


Geri's Book Club - meeting Tuesday 29th April 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Storytime in McAuley Place in conjunction with Naas Library
Thursday 24th April
10.00 - 10.30am
Storytime for young children. Contact McAuley Place on 045 - 897833.
Places are limited - booking required

Easter Closing

Naas Library will close on Thursday 17th April at 8pm and re-open on Tuesday 22nd April at 1pm




Naas Community Library,
The Harbour,
Co. Kildare.

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