Fun & Games

Whist at Raheny Library

Deck of cardsRaheny Library host a Whist group every Tuesday from 10.30am - 12.30pm.
Note: Group does not meet in July or August.

Raheny Library T. 8315521 E.

About Whist (card game) (from Britannica). Accessing Britannica from home? All you need is your Dublin City Public Libraries' borrower number.

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:

Scrabble Clubs

ScrabbleScrabble Clubs meet in two branch libraries (Ballymun and Cabra) on a weekly basis. Days and times do vary (see below) so it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance.

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.  

The Quiet Tree

Coolock Library, Thursday 27 February 10.15am & 11.30am;
Ballyfermot Library, Friday 28 February 10.15am & 11.30am;
Cabra Library, Saturday 29 February 10.30am & 12pm

The Quiet Tree is an intimate traditional Irish musical performance for children age 3-5 years. Led by musicians Thomas Johnston and Stephen Markham of Ceol Connected, this delightful musical will take very young children on a journey through the forest, where they will become a band of musicians who explore instruments, sing and dance while helping Oran the owl, Sorley the snail and Faolán the frog bring the old oak tree to life.  Family event and please note there are two performance sessions at each library.  Brought to you by Dublin City Arts Office and Libraries as part of Children's Art in Libraries: Creative Hubs programme.         


Ballyfermot Library, Thursday 20th and Friday 21st February at 10.30am & 11.30am

Ballyfermot Library Creative Hub for Children presents I AM BABA by Anna Newell Company.  I AM BABA is a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies age 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood and can be enjoyed by even the youngest baby. I AM BABA is full of gorgeous live harmony singing and playful objects – jellyfish-like scarves dance and tiny lights fly in this intimate immersive performance which happens inside a specially designed tent. During this relaxed performance, lasting around 20 minutes, footwear will be removed before entering the tent so as to explore textures. Once inside all you need to do is sit back and relax and let your baby look, feel and respond. Please note that only one adult per baby can attend as capacity is limited.

The Weather Buoy

Pearse Street Library, Saturday 25 January at 2pm


Enjoy the world of marine engineering through LEGO. Workshop suitable for children age 8+. Part of STEMsational Saturdays at Your Library series.

Scéal agus Ceol do Naíonán

Leabharlann Bhaile Bhailcín, Dé hAoine 10, 17, 24, 31 Eanáir, 7 Feabhra, 10am   

Five week series of bi-lingual stories and songs for little ones with their parents/guardians. In partnership with City of Dublin Education & Training Board. Fáilte roimh chách. All welcome. Le tuilleadh eolais, cur glaoch leis an leabharlann.  

Light Up a Christmas Jumper

Charleville Mall Library, Saturday 14 December at 10.30am

Make and create some Christmas sparkle. Add some lights to a Chistmas jumper in this fun workshop. Suitable for children age 8-12 years. Part of Family Time at Your Library programme.  

Christmas Arts and Crafts workshop for Children

Cabra Library, Tuesday 10 December at 3.15pm 

Christmas themed arts and crafts workshop for children. Learn how to design and create your own crafts in this fun 1-hour workshop.  Most suitable for children age 7-9 yeatrs.