August Events at Balbriggan Library – Jobs & Work / Events in General




Libraries Development and the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) are developing a National Business, Enterprise and Employment programme in libraries.

It is known as Work Matters. It seeks to develop a suite of services that will compliment with those already provided by existing organisations.

Balbriggan Library has been included in the Dublin area initiative.

What is it?

A new business, enterprise and employment service at Balbriggan Library.

What will it provide for the Work Matters user?

  • Business and Employment specific books
  • Newspapers, leaflets and a jobs and information board
  • FREE library wi-fi
  • Work Matters assigned PC’s and iMac
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying services
  • Pre – bookable meeting room
  • Access to FREE digital resources

(Business databases, online courses, eBooks and magazines, online language learning)

These facilities are also available to library members.

Library membership is FREE and open to everybody in the community.

  • 400 courses on Universal Class covering a myriad of subjects that can be accessed.

(Career training, entrepreneurship, office skills and web development + much more)

  • Vision-net database tool – ideal for job seekers and business people alike.

Jobseekers – Do research for upcoming interviews.

Business people – Do research on your industry, your competitors and consumers.

In 2017 – the library will be running a series of FREE events working in co-operation with local partners – topics covered will range from

  • Computer classes
  • Interview skills
  • English language classes

For more information call to Work Matters centre First Floor, Balbriggan Library.


Tel:      01 870 4401

Web:  Access library online services at

Amended from Work Matters leaflet.



Balbriggan Library Events for August 2017

All Events are FREE!!
Contact us at 01 8704401 to reserve a place
or email at

Club Leabhar Linbh, 2 Lúnasa 10.30rn

Baby Book Club, 2nd August, 10.30am

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month while we read stories for babies & toddlers.
This month: Wednesday 2nd of August at 10.30am.


Tráth na gCeist, 14 Lúnasa 3in

Table Quiz, 14th August 3 pm

Get your thinking cap on and win prizes! Table Quiz for 8-12-year-olds (can come in a group of 4 or be assigned a group on the day)
Monday, 14th August at 3 pm.


Comórtas Litrithe, 17 Lúnasa 3in

Spelling Bee, 17th of August 3 pm

The Annual Balbriggan Battle of the Spellers is back for children aged 7-12 years old.
Thursday, 17th of August at 3 pm.

Club Scrabble / Scrabble Club

Scrabble club for adults: Mondays at 11 am. All are welcome, scrabble boards supplied.

Grúpa Scríbhneoir Baile Brigín
Gach Satharn 11.00rn – 1.00in

Balbriggan Writer’s Group,
Every Saturday 11 am – 1 pm

The Balbriggan Writer’s Group meets every Saturday in the library from 11 am to 1 pm.
New members are always welcome – just come along on the day!

(Please note: the group will not meet on Saturday 5th of August due to the bank holiday)

Réaltaí Samhraidh,
Ceadaoin,  23 Lúnasa 3 in

Summer Stars,
Wednesday, 23rd Aug 3 pm

The Summer Stars Reading Adventure is coming into the home stretch.We have had great participation from the children of Balbriggan.There will a Special Award Ceremony for everyone who took part on Wed 23rd August at 3 pm.

Book Launch: Wednesday 23rd of September 2017

The Mayor of Fingal Mary McCamley will be in Balbriggan to celebrate and launch children’s author Brian Gallagher fantastic new book The Pawns which tells the story of the Sack of Balbriggan in 1921.   The Mayor and Brian will be on hand to help present the medals to all the children who participated in the Summer Stars programme.

Genealogy online in Balbriggan Library – Find My Past

You can now access hundreds of family records for free in Balbriggan Library at .
Access is through the library PCs only.

Fingal Adult Education Service Balbriggan 

Looking for a course in September? Fingal Adult Education Services in Sarsfield House, Mill Street, is now accepting applications for courses commencing in September (free to most people, depending on circumstances).
Part-time and full-time courses are available – call into the centre to apply or pick up a form in the library.
Call 01-8417763 for details.

Going on holidays? Download e-books for FREE!
Fingal Libraries offers a huge range of downloadable e-Books, audiobooks, digital newspapers, magazines, graphic novels & comics – all available for FREE! So why laden down the suitcase when you can access a wealth of good reading with your library card & PIN!
See for more.

Aoibhneas Women and Children’s Refuge

Aoibhneas provides free, confidential information regarding all aspects of domestic violence.
For more information please contact 01-8670805.





Tel:      01 870 4401