Programme of Events
Wexford Public Library Service provides a programme of events throughout the year.
Every branch has regular events and special highlights as listed below.
Should you require additional supports to enable you to participate fully in any of the events, please contact the branch library.
Contact Numbers and People
|Branch||Staff Name||Contact Details|
|Bunclody Library||Dearbhla Ní Laighin||053 9375466|
|Enniscorthy Library||Jarlath Glynn||053 9236055|
|Gorey Library||Hazel Percival||053 9421481|
|New Ross Library||Patrica Keenan||051 421877|
|Wexford Town Library||Nicola McGrath||053 9196760|
May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age! Over 120,000 people now take part in Bealtaine all over Ireland.
It is a chance for people to make new and challenging work, a chance to communicate traditions between the generations. It is a chance for the novice to discover a talent until then unseen and a chance for a long-dormant skill to find a new outlet.
We are delighted to have a series of events in Wexford Libraries during the month of May to celebrate Bealtaine. Wherever your interests lie, there is sure to be something of interest to you.
‘What’s your story’ - With Suzanne Power - A series of writing workshops - Bunclody Library.
Writing about your life is a very personal exercise, and Suzanne will encourage participants to examine the ‘material’ of their lives using a participative approach in this workshop which will be held over three Thursday nights.
Thursday 2nd May at 7pm
Thursday 16th May at 7pm
Thursday 23rd May at 7pm
Booking is essential
‘Introduction to the Internet’ - Bunclody Library
Tuesday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th May at 11.30am-12.30pm
Thursday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th May at 2.30-3.30pm
Booking is essential
Film Club in Bunclody Library
Saturday 25th May at 2.30pm - Bunclody Library
‘The Glenn Miller Story’.
The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller’s rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era. This 1954 black and white classic stars James Stewart and features Louis Armstrong.
Saturday 18th May - Bunclody Library - Researching your family tree
Are you interested in researching your family history? Would you like some one to one advice and guidance on this fascinating subject? Come along to our genealogy clinic. It is essential to make an appointment to ensure one to one advice.
Booking essential please phone 053-937546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 30th May at 7pm - Bunclody Library - ‘Keep your garden looking good all year’ With Frances and Iain MacDonald of The Bay Garden.
Frances will give a guide to easy maintenance to ensure your garden looks at its best throughout the year.
To book any event, please phone 053-937546 or email email@example.com
Be sure to book your place early as demand for these events is expected to be high.
To book your place, phone Bunclody Library at 053-9375466 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Enniscorthy Library - Computer classes for Beginners
Classes will be held for members of the ICA every Monday and Friday until June 24th
Wednesday 15th May, - Enniscorthy Library - Parenting! - A course with County Wexford Childcare Network will conclude.
Saturday, 18thMay at 11.00am and 2.30pm. - Enniscorthy Library - Theatre Props Workshops for children aged 6-11 years.
Skype for Beginners
Enniscorthy library will host a workshop for beginners on Skype on Thursday, May 23rd at 7.00pm with Michael Quinn.
Tuesday 30th April, - Gorey Library - Exhibition. Another Side to Afghanistan.
An exhibition of Photographs and Afghan Memorabilia from 2002 to 2012. Compiled by Terry O’Malley, SAFE Support For Afghan Further Education. All are welcome
New Regular event!!! In Wexford library
Chatter books reading club
Are you aged between 9 and 11? Do you love books? Would you like to make new friends in a fun and friendly environment?
If the answer is YES, then why not join our new Book Club for kids “Chatterbooks”. Its free, it will run for a half an hour one Tuesday afternoon per month. You will get a chance to read loads of different books and discuss them with children your own age. Please register your interest, giving us your name and age, at the library desk or phone us on 053 9196760.
Regular events in Bunclody Library
- Every Tuesday - English conversation group (contact library staff for details)
- Storytime and crafts for under 7s - monthly, contact library staff for details.
- Junior Chess and Board Games for younger children -Fridays from 3.00pm.
- Internet/computer classes for adults - Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings (Booking essential)
Monthly reading circles for adults contact Aoife for further details; children's reading circles, new members welcome - contact Yvonne for further details.
- Photographic collection on display is refreshed monthly, so call in to see another selection of the photographs taken in 2008 by David Snelling.
Regular events in Enniscorthy Library
- Reading group for adults on the third Thursday of every month at 7.30pm - contact the library for details
- Creative writing group- Slaney Writers - second Thursday of every month at 7.00pm
- Storytelling sessions takes place every Wednesday morning for primary school students and an open session every second Saturday at 11.00am.
Regular events in Gorey Library
- Toddler Story Time - Thursdays at 11.00am
Gorey Writers Group - fortnightly at 7.00pm on 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings each month
Thursdays @ 7.30pm - Gorey writers Group. Meets fortnightly at Gorey Library. All are welcome.
Regular events in New Ross Library - New members welcome for all events
- Adult Book ClubThe adult book club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6pm. New members are very welcome and invited to come along.
Junior Book Club The junior book clubs meet once a month on Friday afternoons after school. If your child is aged 7-9 or 10-11 and would like to join a book club, please phone the library on 051 421877.
- Poetry Appreciation Group monthly meetings, last Tuesday of the month at 7pm.
Grow it Yourself Group monthly meetings
Is Leoir Beirt This is an Irish language conversation group. If anyone would like to improve their Irish by joining a weekly conversation group, please contact the library. If there is enough interest, Is Leoir Beirt will recommence in late January.
- Toddler Storytime for children under 7 years every Saturday from 11.15-11.45am
Children’s board games available to play in the library on request
Regular events in Wexford Town Library
- Pre-school Story Time - Fridays at 10.30am
- Thursday group for retired adults to talk about books - Thursdays 10.45am
- An dara Deardaoin den mhí, gach mhí - Club Leabhar Gaeilge ag 7.00pm
- Three Reading Circles.
(Contact the library for details on - 053 9196760)
- Chess clubs - Teenagers, Wednesdays 4.00 - 5.00; Adults, Tuesdays 7.00- 8.30
All regular events are free of charge and all are welcome. We hope to see you soon.
Should you require additional supports to enable you fully participate in these events please contact the Librarian.