July 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.

Email: balbrigganlibrary@fingal.ie

Tel:      01 870 4401

Web:  Access library online services at http://www.fingal.ie/library

Amended from Work Matters leaflet.




Balbriggan Library Events for July 2017

All Events are FREE!!
Contact us at 01 8704401 to reserve a place
or email at balbrigganlibrary@fingal.ie

Réaltaí Samhraidh/ Summer Reading Stars – Pick up your card today!

The Summer Stars Reading Adventure has officially kicked off in Balbriggan Library. Pick up your card and start collecting stamps today!
Check out the Summer Stars website at
www.summerstars.ie, which has lots of online games and activities as well as a range of animated ebooks. You will find a children’s books discussion board and interviews with well-known people about their favourite books. There are also helpful tips for reading and recommended titles by age group for children to read. The books can then be borrowed from your local library service. And it’s all free!
You can follow Summers Stars on Twitter @StarsReading and on Facebook Summer Stars at your Library.


Club Leabhar Linbh
Dé Céadaoin 5 Iúil 10.30rn

Baby Book Club
Wed 5th July, 10.30am

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month while we read stories for babies & toddlers.
This month: Wednesday 5th of July at 10.30am.



“Nuts about Nature” Biodiversity Workshop,

Dé Luain 10 Iúil, 10.30rn
Monday 10th July 10.30am

The Nuts about Nature workshop investigates wildlife, habitats, and ecosystems. Children are encouraged to explore human impacts on biodiversity through discussion and interactive activities. Suitable for children aged 8-12 years. Places are limited so please book at the desk, by phone or by email.


Summer Stars Music Workshop,

Dé Luain 24 Iúil, 2-3.30in 
Monday 24th of July, 2-3.30pm


Pre-Instrumental Music Workshop with the Mini Music Club – ideal for children aged 5-8 years old, the perfect introduction to music. Places are limited so please book at the desk, by email or by phone.

Ceardaíocht na Samraidh,
le paistí 8-12 blian 13 Iúil, 3.00in

Summer Crafts for 8-12 year olds
13th of July 3pm

Summer crafts for children aged 8-12 years old. Thursday 13th of July at 3pm. Places are limited so please book at the desk, by phone or by email.

Ceardaíocht na Samhraidh,
le paistí 4-7 bhlian 20 Iúil, 3.00in

Summer Crafts for 4-7 year olds,
20th of July, 3pm

Summer crafts for children aged 4-7 years old. Thursday 20th of July at 3pm. Places are limited so please book at the desk, by phone or by email.


Dogs Trust Visit

Dé Luain, 31 Iúil, 11.30rn.
Monday 31st July, 11.30am

Be “Dog Smart” and learn all about how to interact with dogs.
Join Audrey and her King Charles, Lucy, from Dogs Trust in
Balbriggan Library on Monday 31st of July at 11.30am.

Grúpa Scríbhneoir Baile Brigín
Gach Satharn 11.00rn – 1.00in

Balbriggan Writer’s Group
Every Saturday 11am-1pm

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


Club Scrabble/ Scrabble Club

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

Grúpa Cniotála & Cróiseáil / Knitting & Crochet Group

The Knitting & Crochet Group will take a break over the summer and will meet again in September.


Genealogy online in Balbriggan Library – Find My Past

You can now access hundreds of family records for free in Balbriggan Library at www.findmypast.ie .
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, are 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 and 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 www.fingal.ie/library 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.




Email: balbrigganlibrary@fingal.ie

Tel:      01 870 4401