Class/Workshop

Smashing Barriers Drama Workshop

Thursdays from 10.30am - 1pm in Ballyfermot Library

Smashing Barriers. It does exactly what it says on the tin - it smashes barriers for adults with a disability through drama workshops.

All adults with a disability are welcome to join in. For further details contact: Maureen McGovern (0852277033).

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) 222 8356

(Note: Group does not meet in August)

U3A: University of the Third Age

Age Action Ireland supports U3A in IrelandBallymun and Rathmines Libraries.

U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun. (quote)

An informal U3A learning circle meets in Ballymun Library every second Monday from 2-4pm.
(note: no meeting during the month of August)

The Rathmines U3A group meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 11.00am

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:

Songwriting Workshop for Teens

Wednesday 19 August at 2pm 

This workshop is ideal for the complete beginner or for those who have been writing songs for a while and would like some fresh ideas and new skills. The event host CreateSchool will guide you through the main elements of song and lyric writing and help you capture that great idea as a song to share with your friends and family. Suitable for age group 12-16 years. The ability to play an instrument is not a pre-requisite!  

Design a Podcast workshop for Teens

Monday 17 August at 2pm 

Podcasts are an effective way of engaging with others allowing you to share your stories, opinions and experiences. During the workshop, participants will work in a small group to produce their podcast. Facilitated by CreateSchool who are a team of experienced educators. They will help particpants to research, create, produce, edit and ultimately share their stories with family and friends. Students will learn how to archive or share their work via blogs and other mediums. Suitable age group for this event is 12-16 years.

Ice-Pop Poems

Thursday 30 July at 12pm 

Ice-Pop Poems creative prompts video with Sadhbh Devlin. Would you like to write your own short poem? Do you enjoy coming up with words that rhyme with other words? In this charming video combining poetry with creative crafts, Sadhbh shows how we can write words and phrases on lollipop sticks and put them in order to make them rhyme with each other. You can then mix the order around to make up even more new poems. Suitable for children age 5-10 years.

Cartoon Capers & Illusions

Charleville Mall, Kevin Street, Phibsboro and Raheny Library, Friday 14 August at 11am

Cartoon Capers & Illusions Webinar. Discover how cartoons are created and how the eye tricks the brain when watching on-screen. Learn about animation devices and optical toys that are used to make two pictures blend into one to provide an illustion of motion. Facilitated by Junior Einsteins Science C;lub. Suitable for children age 8-11 years. Young scientists are invited to look, learn and experiment afterwards.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Donaghmede, Finglas, Rathmines and Ringsend Library, Friday 7 August at 11am 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Webinar. Where do all the colours of the rainbow come from? Learn the science behind how rainbows are formed and discover some amazing rainbow facts. Explore the light and colour spectrums. Facilitated by Junior Einsteins Science Club. Suitable for children age 8-11 years. Young scientists are welcome to look, learn and experiment afterwards. An exciting learning opportunity for budding STEM practitioners of the future.

Scratch Coding Workshop Series

Walkinstown Library, Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th & Friday 14th August at 11am 

Explore the world of coding via scratch, which is a block-based visual programming langauge and website aimed primarily at children. Users of the site can create online projects using a block-like interface. With these lessons students will be introduced to the interface, learn how to use tutorials and start creating their own online games. The workshops will take place via Zoom online platform facilitated by Kids Coder Club. Suitable for children age 10-12 years. An exciting learning opportunity for budding STEM practitioners of the future.

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