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Creative Digital Animation Series

Creative Digital Animation SeriesApril and May in the Central Library and Dolphin's Barn Library. Apologies, both courses are now fully booked

Create you very own story set in Dublin in 1917, using modern technologies, learn how to research your story and develop illustrations and digital skills to animate your characters. Fun and participative history, storytelling & drawing workshops guided by expert facilitators.

Suitable for children aged 10-12 years. Children who sign up must commit to attending all four sessions. Booking essential.

Exhibitions in the Libraries for May

ExhibitionExhibitions will be displayed in Ballymun, Cabra, Coolock, Dublin City Library and Archive and Raheny Libraries.

While there, why not come inside and see what the library has to offer.

  • Ballymun Library - Paintings by the residence of St Clare's Care Home. 10 - 31 May
  • Cabra Library - Loan Hiliute Framed Photos
  • Coolock Library - St Benedict's Photography Exhibition
  • Dublin City Library & Archive  - Living Books Photography Exhibition
  • Raheny Library - ICA Donaghmede Art Group

Book Clubs for Children

The New PolicemanThere are children's book clubs in seven branch libraries across the city, namely Ballyfermot, Cabra, Coolock, Donaghmede, Pembroke (Ballsbridge), Raheny and Walkinstown libraries. Dates and times listed below may vary so it is advisable to check with the library in advance if wanting to participate in a Book Club.

The members of most clubs choose a book to read and get together every 3-4 weeks to discuss it. The library provides the books of course. Library staff often research the authors and books as a background to the discussion. Some clubs offer members the chance to come along and talk about the book they are reading currently - these clubs can take place more often as there is no set book to read.

Check out recommended children's books on our library blog.

Parent and Child Language Groups

Parent and Child Language Groups operate in Ballymun, Coolock and Rathmines Libraries; days/times vary and it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

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)


storytimeStorytelling for children takes place in seven branch libraries (Ballyfermot, Cabra, Central, Inchicore, Finglas, Marino, Pearse Street & Pembroke) on a regular basis. Days and times can vary so it is advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

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:

Romanian Mother and Children Group

Mother and childRomanian Mother and Children Group meet every second Saturday 3.00pm - 4.30pm at Rathmines Library.

Upcoming dates: Saturdays 1 and 22 April, 6 and 20 May

All are welcome. Further details, please contact 087 1376286

Rathmines Library Tel. 01 497 3539 E.

Children's Creative Writing Group

PencilLast Wednesday of the month from 5pm - 6pm in Raheny Library

Children's creative writing group for 9-12 year olds.

Please note: the group is currently fully booked but Raheny Library are taking names for a waiting list, T. 01 E.