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. 01 842 1890

(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:

Generation Games: National Museum workshop

Charleville Mall Library; Wednesday 2 October, 3.00-4.30pm 

Ballyfermot Library; Tuesday 15 October, 3.00-4.30pm  

Bring along your granny, your great-auntie or someone in your family and find out about the games we played in the past! An intergenerational workshop looking at games and toys from long ago.   

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.

Artist in Residence at Cabra Library Creative Hub

Cabra Library, Monday 15 to Saturday 20 July at various times.

Cabra Library presents a series of art and craft workshops with Artist in Residence, Jane Fogarty.  This is a week long residency and please note there are different strands to the series, so one can choose from various options in which to attend the sessions. 

Session 1 : Monday 15 to Friday 19 July 10.30am-11.30am & Saturday 20 July 10.30am-12pm.  *Please note all places in Session 1 are now fully booked*

Session 2 : Monday 15 to Friday 19 July 12-1pm & Saturday 20 July 12.30-2pm.  *Please note for Session 2, there are some places available for Thursday 18th and Friday 19th only; all other days now fully booked*

Session 3: Monday 15 to Friday 19 July from 2.30-4.30pm. Sessions 1 & 2 suitable for children age 6-10 years and Session 3 is open to all the family. 

Sustainable Eco Crafts workshop

Walkinstown Library, Tuesday 28 May at 11.30am

Learn how to live without plastic and create homemade personalised eco gifts from cordial to Japanese wrapping.

Card Making and Découpage

Phibsboro Library, Thursday 23 May at 10.30am
Raheny Library, Thurday 30 May at 10.30am ***FULLY BOOKED***

Learn to create beautiful and distinctive cards for all occasions. Materials provided – all you need is a little patience and plenty of imagination!

Spring into Storytime this April!

Spring into Storytime Spring into Storytime is a national story-time initiative in public libraries which is running during the month of April. As part of the Right to Read campaign, it celebrates the importance of families reading together and sharing stories.