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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. 

Design a Podcast workshop for Teens

Monday 17 August at 2pm 

Podcasts are an effective way of engaging with others allowing you to share your stories, opinions and experiences. During the workshop, participants will work in a small group to produce their podcast. Facilitated by CreateSchool who are a team of experienced educators. They will help particpants to research, create, produce, edit and ultimately share their stories with family and friends. Students will learn how to archive or share their work via blogs and other mediums. Suitable age group for this event is 12-16 years.

Songwriting Workshop for Teens

Wednesday 19 August at 2pm  *Please note this session is now fully booked* 

This workshop is ideal for the complete beginner or for those who have been writing songs for a while and would like some fresh ideas and new skills. The event host CreateSchool will guide you through the main elements of song and lyric writing and help you capture that great idea as a song to share with your friends and family. Suitable for age group 12-16 years. The ability to play an instrument is not a pre-requisite!  

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:

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.

Writers’ Groups

PenLike to write? Want to try? Fiction, poetry, it matters not. A little ambition can go a long way! Members of Writers' Groups meet informally to talk about their writings, improve their skills, and to offer encouragement to one another.

Book Clubs

BooksBook clubs are a popular way for book lovers to discuss books, both fiction and non-fiction, in an informal friendly setting. Some book clubs meet in libraries or each other's homes, some in pubs or restaurants. While there are book clubs active in most of our branch libraries, dates and times can vary, so check with the library in advance if interested in participating in one of the book clubs. Due to the popularity of some book clubs, there may unfortunately be restrictions regarding the intake of new members from time to time, so it is advisable to check on that also.

The following is a list of libraries that host book clubs:-

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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