Events in Your Library

Summer Stars Reading Adventure

Date and time: 13 June 2018 @ 00:00 to 22 August 2018 @ 00:00

Summer Stars Reading Adventure


Summer StarsJoin the 2018 Summer Stars Reading Adventure at Cavan Libraries this Summer! 

Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based summer programme available free of charge to all children across the country.

The Summer Stars Reading Adventure will run from Friday 22 Juneduring the summer in public libraries all over Ireland. Children can register for the adventure at any branch of Cavan Libraries and enjoy reading lots of books as part of the adventure during this time. All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress.

The Summer Stars programme provides the whole family with an opportunity to explore the full range of events and facilities which are available in their local library, such as story time sessions, children’s activities, access eBooks and eAudiobooks, computers and Internet access, and of course children’s books for all ages.

Exciting events and activities for children will also be held across Cavan Libraries during the summer - find out more about our Children's Summer Events here.


For more information visit www.summerstars.ie which has lots of online games and activities, as well as a range of animated ebooks. You will find book reviews 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!



Cootehill Library Chess Classes for Children

Date and time: 12 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 06 September 2018 @ 00:00

Paused for the Summer - Returning in Sept 2108

Noo need to book.  Just come along to Cootehill Library to start your chess adventure!


Arts Festival Events at Cootehill Library

Date and time: 28 July 2018 @ 00:00 to 29 September 2018 @ 00:00

Cootehill Library is delighted to be supporting Cootehill Arts Festival 2018  (21st - 26th August) and to be supported by Cootehill Arts Festival too!

We believe this year's festival will be even better than last year and we urge you to book early for events as there is high demand!

To book for the events below which are all in Cootehill Library ring 049 5559873 and for the full programme listing all the fantastic Cootehill Arts Festival events  check out www.cootehillartsfestival.com  









Poetry Competition

Cootehill Library in collaboration with Cootehill Arts Festival calls on young people to get creative with their 'Illustrate a Poem Competition' for 8-12 yr olds and 13-17 yr olds.

The life and work of writer and poet Dermot Healy will be celebrated during Cootehill Arts Festival 2018 so we would like you to create an illustration inspired by the poem ‘The No – tree’ by Dermot Healy.  

Competition Entry Forms and Competition Details  

Click and Download -  8-12 yr olds

Click and Download -  13-17 yr olds

Remember the closing date is 10th August 2018


Belturbet Library Craft Group

Date and time: 22 March 2018 @ 00:00 to 22 December 2018 @ 00:00

Belturbet Library Craft Group meet every Tuesday  morning from 10.00am - 12.00pm.

It's free of charge and this friendly group are keen to learn and share ideas with one another.  All welcome to come along. Ring 049 9522683 for further details.


Belturbet Library Book Club

Date and time: 22 March 2018 @ 00:00 to 22 December 2018 @ 00:00

Belturbet Library Book Club is held on the last Saturday of the month from 10.00am - 1.00pm. 

This club enjoys discussing a range of different types of books/genres and everyone is welcome join.  Note: no meeting on the Saturday of a Bank Holiday weekend.



Cootehill Library Tai Chi Classes

Date and time: 01 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 30 December 2018 @ 00:00

Taking a break for the summer.  Back in September 2018

Interested in Tai Chi?

At Cootehill Library, we host Tai Chi classes for adults with instructor Tony McMahon.  


Time: Every Friday from 12.15pm - 1.15pm                

Cost: €36 for six classes 

Contact Cootehill Library for further information. 


Cavan Library Irish Conversation Group

Date and time: 01 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2018 @ 00:00

Weekly Irish Language Conversation sessions at Johnston Central Library

These free sessions take place every Tuesday from 1pm until 2pm. If you have basic conversational Irish and would like to improve it in a friendly setting come along. New members are always welcome!


Bailieborough Library Craft Group

Date and time: 01 January 2017 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2018 @ 00:00

Weekly Craft Group at Bailieborough Library

Member’s talents include knitting, crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, quilting and sharing of ideas with new friends. The group have so far gone through every craft book on the shelves, & are always looking for new ideas.

The meetings take place upstairs in the Arts space which is a relaxed, comfortable & spacious environment. The Group meets every Friday at 11am-1pm. There is no charge to join the group & new members are always welcome.


Bailieborough Library The Lit Lab

Date and time: 17 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2018 @ 00:00

Forthnightly meeting at Bailieborough Library

Are you interested in writing? Would you like to see your work published?

The Lit Lab, initiated by the Arts Offices in Meath and Cavan, meets at Bailieborough Library fornightly on a Tuesday, and is made up of a group of writers who aim to challenge and support each other, while discovering their creativity and imagination.

New members are always welcome, contact the library for further information!


Cootehill Library EmployAbility Service

Date and time: 17 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2018 @ 00:00

Outreach Services at Cootehill Library

This service is by appointment only.

For further details ring    Monaghan Employability Office 04772424

                                           Cavan Employability Office       0876354324


Cootehill Library Craft Group

Date and time: 01 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2018 @ 00:00

Do you knit, sew, crochet? Are you good at embroidery or quilting? Would you like to share your ideas & learn from others?

Cootehill Library hosts a Craft Group that meets every Wednesday afternoon 2.30pm-4.30pm. If you are interested and would like to join just come along. Free of charge! All Welcome.


Cavan Library Craft Circle

Date and time: 01 January 2018 @ 10:30 to 31 December 2018 @ 12:30

Craft Circle in Johnston Central Library


Johnston Central Library invite you to the weekly meeting of the Library’s Craft Circle, which takes place every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All craft forms are welcome - knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting, papercraft, card-making. This meeting provides an ideal opportunity for enthusiasts to share ideas and to learn from others. It’s free to join and all are welcome. Make sure to bring your particular craft with you. If you would like to find out more, please contact 049-4378500 or email library@cavancoco.ie



Cootehill Library Digital Skills Training

Date and time: 12 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 12 January 2019 @ 00:00

Returning September 2018

Are you struggling to use your smartphone or tablet?  Do you find using whatsapp or Facebook a daunting task?  Update your skills with Digital Skills Training at Cootehill Library.  For information on dates and times and booking a place ring Cootehill Library at 049 5559873


Bailieborough Library Reading Group

Date and time: 17 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 17 January 2019 @ 00:00

Bailieborough Reading Group meets on the last Thursday of every month at 6.00pm.  It's a relaxed group that likes to share the joy of books and chooses a different title every month to read.  For more information on joining the group contact Bailieborough Library


Cavan & Cootehill NCBI Coffee Mornings

Date and time: 18 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 18 January 2019 @ 00:00

Drop into our monthly  NCBI coffee morning in Johnston Central Library and regular meetings at Cootehill Library.  

This is an opportunity for people with a visual impairment to meet with others, share ideas, try out the Assistive Adaptive services in the library and to meet with the NCBI  Community Resource Liaison representative. All over a cup of tea/coffee of course! To find out more contact NCBI Cavan office at 049 4331369.


Cavan Library Reading Group

Date and time: 18 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 18 January 2019 @ 00:00

Cavan Library Reading Group meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month to discuss the shared read of the month or books they have enjoyed.  To enquire about joining the Reading Group ask at the library reception desk or contact Johnston Central Library at 049 4378500



Cavan Library Kid's Book Club

Date and time: 18 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 18 January 2019 @ 00:00

Talk about your favourite books... come along and make new friends... explore different kinds of books to read...  Join Cavan Library Kid's Book Club and delve into books and reading! 

When: 1st Wednesday of every month (September - June)

What time: 4.00pm

For more information ask at the library reception desk or contact Johnston Central Library at 049 4378500