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:

Parents Plus

Rahmines Library Thursdays at 5.30pm

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

My Baby & Me, Family Learning

Rathmines Library Thursdays 10.15 – 11.45

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

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

Ballymun Library, Monday 3 to Thursday 6 February, 2-4.30pm *fully booked*

Drumcondra Library, Monday 3 to Wednesday 12 February, 10am-12.30pm

Finglas Library, Tuesday 4 to Thursday 13 February, 10am-12.30pm *fully booked*  

Cabra Library, Monday 10 to Thursday 13 February, 2-4.30pm 

Pearse Street Library, Monday 17 to Thursday 20 February, 10am-12.30pm

Kevin Street Library, Mondsay 17 to Thursday 20 February, 2.-4.30pm   

Raheny Library, Monday 24 to Thursday 27 February, 10.15am-12.45pm 

Dolphin's Barn Library, Monday 24 to Thursday 27 February, 2-4.30pm

Terenure Library, Monday 9 to Thursday 12 March, 2-4.30pm  

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. 

Chinese New Year Children's Stories and Crafts

Rathmines Library, Saturday 25 January at 3pm 

A special themed storytelling and crafts event for children to celebrate Chinsese New Year. Suitable for children age 5-12 years. This year Chinese New Year celebrates the Year of the Rat.

Chair Aerobics

Dolphin's Barn Library, Thursday 6 February at 10.30am

Donaghmede Library, Wednesday 12 February at 10.30am   

With exercises set to music, learn to build strength and get fit in a fun and easy way. Suitable for beginners and all abilities welcome.  Loose clothing and suitable footwear is essential. Hosted as part of Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme.

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