What's on in Naas Community Library

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Leinster Leader reporter


Leinster Leader reporter



What's on in Naas Community Library

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Check out this exciting line up of events at Naas Community Library.

Culture Night Talk: William Trevor: His Life and Works

Presented by Dolores MacKenna

Friday, 21 September, 7pm

Join us for a talk on the life and works of the great novelist and short story writer William Trevor. The talk will be presented by Dolores MacKenna, author of the critical biography ‘William Trevor: The Writer and his Work’, and considered one of the foremost authorities on the writer. Dolores is a lecturer, critic and broadcaster and has written on a wide range of Irish writers.

Booking required.

Culture Weekend Talk: “‘What In The World?': Peadar King Reflects ”

Saturday 22 September, 5:15pm

Peadar King is best known as producer, filmmaker and presenter of the TV global affairs series, ‘What in the World’. In March 2013 Peadar published a book of the same title – it is essential reading for truth-seekers and those interested in people’s lived experiences in some of the world’s most neglected, exploited and oppressed communities. Peadar will speak about war and its impact and he will also screen excerpts from his various documentaries.

Booking required.


Top Tips for Starting Your Own Small Food Business

Presented by Oonagh Monahan, Alpha Omega Communications

Thursday, 20 September, 7pm - 8:30pm

Oonagh Monahan is principal consultant at Alpha Omega Communications and throughout her career has gained extensive experience developing a range of SME companies. Oonagh is a fellow of the IFST, Institute of Food Science and Technology (UK), a member of the IMCA and is a certified management consultant. In 2013, she published Money for Jam: The Essential Guide to Starting your Own Small Food Business. Topics covered at this event include the following:


·         Opportunities for small food producers.

·         Playing by the rules - food legislation.

·         Food and consumer trends - What's the next big trend?

·         How to get your food onto the shelves.

·         Labelling and branding.

·         Making money!

Booking Required.

Healthy Eating for Active Living

Presented by Rina Whyte of Eat Your Greens Nutrition

Wednesday 26 September, 11am

This talk will look at how we can get the best out of our food as we move through life. Digestion can often become a problem as we get older for various reasons and can affect our activity levels positively or negatively. We will look at the barriers to getting the most out of our diet and how to support digestive issues.

Booking Required.

Finding Balance: Self Care Workshop for Parents

Presented by Sarah Murphy

Thursday 27 September 7pm - 8.30pm

Parenting is a demanding job which often leaves parents burnt out, guilt ridden or feeling like a failure. Discover how placing importance on your own needs leads to benefits in all areas of your life. Join life coach Sarah Murphy for this important workshop which introduces you to effective self-care practices which nourish the mind, body and soul, increase emotional wellbeing, alleviate anxiety and lead to more satisfying personal relationships. Learn how to implement self-care practices and follow through by designing your own self-care plan. This workshop features meditation, journaling, experiential exercises and more.

Booking Required.


Open Mic Night of Original Prose and Poetry for Creative Writers

Friday 28 September, 6:30pm

Join us for a night of original poetry and prose readings. All established and emerging creative writers and their friends are welcome to take part. Come along and sit back and listen to the readings or let us know on the night if you would like to read your own work. All welcome. No booking required.


Bathnight on Henrietta Street with Carnation Theatre

Wednesday 3 October, 11am

Carnation Theatre's latest play is a powerful reminiscence on 1960's Ireland, packed full of songs and memories. Suspicious minds, Mr Postman, Caught in a Trap and many, many more! Audience members will play age appropriate parts becoming members of the tenement community, landlords, fellow bath hating kids. Puppetry and live music will delight your clients.

Booking Required.

First Steps In Business

Presented by Rose Barrett; Owner of Folio Digital, Digital Consultant, Scrum Master and Project Manager

Three-week course, Thursdays, 6pm-9pm on October 4th, 11th & 18th

Staring your own business can be a big challenge, but there is no need to reinvent the wheel. You can learn from others and have a head start for you and your business. This is a common practice among the top businesses and entrepreneurs around the world. By taking this time to focus on what you want to do, you can save yourself months of uncertainty. This is also a great opportunity to network with others who may someday become customers, business partners or, very importantly, supporters.

This course, run over 3 sessions, will set you on the right path to start, or improve, your journey to a successful business.

Booking Required. Phone the library on (045) 879111 or email naaslib@kildarecoco.ie