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Children's Christmas in the Libraries

SantaVarious dates and times in December in Ballyfermot, Central Library, Charleville Mall, Coolock, Marino, Raheny, Rathmines, Terenure and Walkinstown Libraries. All events are free. Booking is recommended.

Puppet Shows with the No Strings Theatre Company

  • Charleville Mall Library -  Santa and The Alien Xmas Puppet Show on Wednesday 13 December at 11am
  • Coolock Library -  Santa and The Alien Xmas Puppet Show on Wednesday 13 December at 3pm
  • Walkinstown Library - The Very Hungry Caterpillar Puppet Show on  Tuesday 12 and Thursday 15 December at 11am

Crafts, Storytime and movies

Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History

Jacobs' Fig RollsDecember 2017 to March 2018 at The Vaults at City Hall

Drawing on the vast Jacob Biscuit Factory Archive held at Dublin City Library and Archive, this major exhibition explores all aspects of the factory’s twentieth century history and its impact on lives of Dubliners. Colourful panels demonstrate the history of the factory, the workers, the products it produced and its role in Irish life. Find out the fascinating history of the Jacobs cream-cracker, who was the marketing genius to develop the concept of Jim Figgerty, and how did major national and international events from World Wars to 1916 Rising impact the business, customers, and staff. 

Exhibition opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00 -17.15. Closed for Christmas period 22nd December until 3rd January 2018

This exhibition is developed by Dublin City Archives and funded by Dublin City Council Decade of Commemorations.

Christmas Carols

Christmas TreeThursday 14 December at 6pm at Cabra Library

Come along and enjoy a performance Christmas Carols sang by The Dublin City Council Choir.

Location details: Cabra Library

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:

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:

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

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.

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

Storytelling

storytimeStorytelling for children takes place in seven branch libraries (Ballyfermot, 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:

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