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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.

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.

Flights of Fancy with Pigeon

Coolock Library, Saturday 15 August at 10.30am 

Ballyfermot Librar,; Saturday 15 August at 12pm  

Flights of Fancy with Pigeon - a music and storytelling performance. Thomas and Duffy have been watching pigeons as they strut, flap and fly all over Dublin like kings and queens of the sky. Join Thomas now as he performs the songs and stories created and watch them come to life with the amazing creatures and objects created by Duffy Mooney-Sheppard.  Suitable for children age 4-6 years. 

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.

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!  

Toddler Groups

Toddler groupToddler groups operate in 14 branch libraries; days/times vary and it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

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. rahenylibrary@dublincity.ie

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

Citizens Information Centres

Citizens Information CentresCitizens Information Centres (CICs) are hosted in Donaghmede and Raheny Libraries and provide free, impartial and confidential information. They provide integrated information across the full range of state services and entitlements as well as local services and supports.

Note: Dates/times may vary, please check with location in advance.

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.

Public Speaking Group, Rathmines Library

MicrophonePublic Speaking Club – meeting chaired by Stephen Kane. Meetings held in the Exhibition Room at Rathmines Library on the first Thursday of every month at 11.00am (except August).

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