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Summer Programme for Children

SummerSummer 2018 - there is lots happening for children of all ages in the libraries. Join in the activities and fun events - think music, think creative, thinkart, think crafts, think drama..think fun! All the events are free. In order to avoid disappointment (as places are limited), booking is essential.

Glass Garden Photogram Workshop

Tuesday 21 August at 2.30pm

This unique children’s workshop will involve creating your own photogram artwork, taking inspiration from botanists and early photographic pioneers.  This is a camera-less process that involves capturing the shadow of a composition on photographic paper, using gathered plants,
rose petals and other flowers. Suitable for children 7 – 12 years (with parents most welcome to join in!). The workshop is free. Booking is essential.

Sharing Stories about your Ancerstors

Wednesday 22 August at 6.30pm in Walkinstown Library.

This workshop with Cathy Scuffil, Dublin City Council's Historian in Residence is for all ages and is a special opportunity for grandparents to share their stories with grandchildren.  So bring along your family photos and share your family story this Heritage Week! Admission is free. Booking recommended.

Humans of Dublin - An exhibition

Humans of DublinAugust in Walkinstown Library

Photographic Exhibition by Peter Varga. Two years ago, Peter Varga began a photo project that would change the course of his life. Inspired by the success of similar projects internationally, he began to walk the streets of Dublin, interviewing and photographing those he met along the way. The result is a remarkable series of portraits which capture the vibrancy and diversity of Dublin life.

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:

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)

Book Clubs for Children

The New PolicemanThere are children's book clubs in branch libraries across the city, namely Ballymun, Ballyfermot, Cabra, Coolock, Donaghmede, Finglas, 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.

Looking for reading inspiration? Check out Who Next...? A guide to children's books and recommended children's books on our library blog.

Storytelling

storytimeStorytelling for children takes place in seven branch libraries (Ballyfermot, Ballymun, Cabra, Central, Inchicore, 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:

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. Rahenylibrary@dublincity.ie

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:

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