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Jurassic Brick Land

StemsnationalWalkinstown Library, Saturday 12 October at 2pm; Ballymun Library, Saturday 2 November at 2pm; Pearse St. Library, Sat 30 November at 2pm

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Put on your hiking boots and camouflage…you’re about to enter Jurassic Brick Land!

As part of STEMsational Saturdays.

STEMsational Saturdays

STEMsational SaturdaysBallymun, Pearse Street and Walkinstown Libraries, October-November 2019. See below for details.

Prepare to be amazed! STEMsational Saturdays are a series of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths workshops for children, taking place on Saturday afternoons in October and November.

Please contact the individual branches to book a place at a session.

Scratch Animation

StemsnationalWalkinstown Library, Saturday 5 October at 2.30pm; Ballymun Library, Saturday 12 October at 2.30pm; Pearse St. Library, Saturday 2 November at 2.30pm

Create and Code a Simple Animation.

As part of STEMsational Saturdays.

Scratch Game Design

StemsnationalWalkinstown Library, Saturday 19 October at 2.30pm; Pearse St. Library, Saturday 9 November at 2.30pm; Ballymun Library, Saturday 16 November at 2.30pm

Create and Code a Simple Game

As part of STEMsational Saturdays

Dragons

StemsnationalBallymun Library, Saturday 9 November at 2pm; Walkinstown Library, Saturday 16 November at 2pm

I spy dragons in the sky…! Come along and see for yourself.

As part of STEMsational Saturdays

ScribbleBot

StemsnationalWalkinstown Library, Saturday 23 November at 2.30pm; Ballymun Library, Saturday 30 November at 2.30pm

Create a robot that makes automatic art. Bot-ticelli, anyone?!

As part of STEMsational Saturdays.

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, 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:

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