Keep Well Campaign

The “Keep Well” campaign is aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines.

It will provide guidelines, information, and tips on things that will help us keep well through the coming months.

For more information about the Keep Well campaign in Waterford visit:

Keep Well Campaign - Waterford City & County CouncilClick Here to find out about the Keep Well Campaign

And for further information about the national campaign and Healthy Ireland visit:

National Keep Well Campaign - Healthy IrelandClick Here to find out about the Keep Well Campaign

Spotlight On / Featured Events:


Healthy Body, Healthy Bones with Gillian McConnell – Friday 7th May 2021.

Learn practical ways to keep your body and bones in good health with registered dietitian, Gillian McConnell B.Sc. (Hons) Dietetics, MINDI from Inside Out Nutrition in this free Zoom Webinar on Friday 7th May 2021 at 11:00 AM.

To reserve a place and register for free, please click here.

A recording of this webinar will be available to view through our Facebook page up to 13th May 2021.

This webinar is part of the Waterford Healthy Ireland at your Library initiative. For more information, please go to our website, here.

For more information, please phone 0761 102141 or email library@waterfordcouncil.ie

#HealthyIrelandatYourLibrary #HealthyWaterford #KeepWell #EatWell


Understanding Diabetes with Jenny Dunbar, Diabetes Ireland – Friday 21st May.

Jenny Dunbar from Diabetes Ireland will give an overview of the different types of Diabetes as well as the management and causes of it in this free Zoom Webinar on

Friday 21st May at 11:00 AM.

Jenny will also advise on how best to avoid Type 2 Diabetes.

Please click here to register.

This webinar is part of the Waterford Healthy Ireland at your Library initiative. For more information, please go to our website here.

For more information, please phone 0761 102141 or email library@waterfordcouncil.ie

#HealthyIrelandatYourLibrary #HealthyWaterford #KeepWell #BeWell #EatWell


Reading other people’s letters: A workshop in transcription – Facilitated by Dr. Úna Kealy

Thursday 13th May 2021

13:15 PM – 13:45 PM

Online via Zoom to Book click Here

This workshop will provide a short insight into what it means to read and transcribe literary correspondence working from handwritten documents in all their complexity and uniqueness. The workshop will ask participants to notice, evaluate, decrypt and transcribe letters sent by Teresa Deevy to her friend and fellow playwright Jim Cheasty. The workshop will be interactive and participants will require old fashioned technologies such as pencil and paper and will consider postage stamps, special cancellation marks and postmarks in nerdish fashion. The workshop is designed as 30 minutes of epistolary delights!

This event is a partnership between Waterford Libraries and English and Theatre Studies Team from The School of Humanities, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).


Bealtaine Festival – Ireland’s National Celebration of the Arts and Creativity as we age, established in 1995, Bealtaine is Ireland’s National Festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. The festival takes place each May and is coordinated by ‘Age & Opportunity’, the national organisation which promotes active and engaged living as we get older.

This year all our events are online and interactive, and free.

For a full list of events taking place and more information and details on how to book, please follow this link Waterford Libraries Bealtaine

More events to be added throughout the month of May.

Or go to the Libraries Facebook page, you can also contact Waterford Libraries Bealtaine Co-Ordinator Jennifer Loughran directly on 0761 102579 or email jloughran@waterfordcouncil.ie


Connect with Local History

Now is a great time to find out more about the history of your village, townland or community!

Bláithín from Central Library Waterford introduces us to the wide range of Local History records available online from home and how you can access them.

For more visit us online at http://waterfordlibraries.ie/local-studies/

 


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