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:

Springtime Arts & Crafts

Ballymun Library, Saturday 29 February at 12pm 

Learn to make Springtime Animals in this arts & crafts workshop for children age 6-8 years. Lots of creative fun guaranteed. Celebrate National Library Open Day and take a closer look at what is on offer at your local library.  

World of Minecraft

Ballymun Library, Saturday 28 March at 2.30pm *event cancelled, new date to be arranged

An introduction to computer skills and group interaction in a shared Minecraft world. Workshop suitable for children ages 7 - 9 years.

My Baby & Me, Family Learning

mother and childrenRathmines Library Thursdays 10.15 – 11.45, dates 13, 20 & 27 February, 5, 12 & 19 March.

My Baby & Me, Family Learning; 6 week Parenting Course on Family Learning facilitated by City of Dublin Education & Training Board.

For information or to book ring Maria 087 266 4878

Parents Plus

Rahmines Library, Thursdays at 5.30pm, dates 13, 20 & 27 February, 5, 12 & 19 March.

Early Years Programme for parents of 1 – 6 year olds – 6 week course facilitated by Ciannait Ní Riain Uí Broin & Andrea O’Toole

For information or to book ring Ciannait  086 823 5915

Exploring the Aran Knit - Presentation and Practical Workshop

Walkinstown Library, Saturday 22 February 10.15am-12.45pm  

Vawn Corrigan is the author of Irish Aran: History, Tradition, Fashion ( O Brien Press 2019 ).  She will explore the fascinating stories around Aran, travelling through the years with wonderful images illustrating how the Aran sweater came to be a marker of Irishness across the world. Textile artist Marja Almqvist will demonstrate using her own-designed hat pattern which features a great combination of Aran stitches.  

Getting Citizens Online - Digital Skills Course

Various libraries during February and March 2020, see below for details.

Getting Citizens Online is a digital skills learning course for those who have never used the internet. This is an initiative of the Departmewnt of Communications, Climate Action and Environment that offers 10 hours free tuition to each participant.  Course content includes how to better understand  the internet, how to create an e-mail account, an introduction to government online services and social media.