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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. 

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) 222 8356

(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, Rathmines 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.

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:

Storytelling

storytimeStorytelling for children takes place in eight 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:

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