Children

Children's Creative Writing Group

PencilLast Wednesday of the month from 5pm - 6pm in Raheny Library

Children's creative writing group for 9-12 year olds.

Please note: the group is currently fully booked but Raheny Library are taking names for a waiting list, T. 01 8315521 E. Rahenylibrary@dublincity.ie

Japanese Language and Culture Group at Ballymun Library

Japanese traditional dressJapanese Language and Culture Group, Ballymun Library, meet once a month.  Adults whose first language is Japanese teach children about traditional Japanese culture through the medium of Japanese. 

Dates vary, check with Ballymun Library in advance, Tel. 01 842 1890

(Note: Group does not meet in August)

Book Clubs for Children

The New PolicemanThere are children's book clubs in branch libraries across the city, namely Ballymun, Ballyfermot, Cabra, Coolock, Donaghmede, Finglas, Pembroke (Ballsbridge), Raheny, Rathmines and Walkinstown libraries. Dates and times listed below may vary so it is advisable to check with the library in advance if wanting to participate in a Book Club.

The members of most clubs choose a book to read and get together every 3-4 weeks to discuss it. The library provides the books of course. Library staff often research the authors and books as a background to the discussion. Some clubs offer members the chance to come along and talk about the book they are reading currently - these clubs can take place more often as there is no set book to read.

Looking for reading inspiration? Check out Who Next...? A guide to children's books and recommended children's books on our library blog.

Toddler Groups

Toddler groupToddler groups operate in 14 branch libraries; days/times vary and it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

Parent and Child Language Groups

Parent and Child Language Groups operate in Ballymun and Rathmines Libraries; days/times vary and it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

Storytelling

storytimeStorytelling for children takes place in eight branch libraries (Ballyfermot, Ballymun, Cabra, Central, Donaghamede, Inchicore, Marino, Pearse Street & Pembroke) on a regular basis. Days and times can vary so it is advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

Taster Knitting sesssion for children

KnittingGet out your knitting needles and get creative! Walkinstown Library Knitting Group invites children aged 7-10 years to join them for a taster knitting workshop in Walkinstown Library.

Walkinstown Library on Wednesday 14 August at 6.30pm - 7.30pm.

Ballyfermot Heritage Week

Heritage Week logoBallyfermot celebrates its rich cultural heritage and Ballyfermot Library is delighted to share in the festivities. There wll be traditional Irish music, Irish dancing, photos, and videos of old Ballyfermot and the people who call it home.

Ballyfermot Library on Saturday 24th August from 11 am

Taster Crochet Workshop for Children

Heritage Week logoGet out your crochet needles and get creative! Walkinstown Library Knitting Group invites children aged 7-10 years to join them for a taster knitting workshop in Walkinstown Library.

Walkinstown Library on Saturday 24 August at 11.15 - 12.15pm.

Family Photogram Workshop

Heritage Week logoTaking inspiration from plant hunters, botanists, and early photographic pioneers, this workshop will involve children and adults working together to create their own photogram artworks. This is a camera-free process that allows for the capturing of the shadow of a composition on photographic paper.

Cabra Library on Wednesday 21st August at 3 pm

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