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Claphandies Playlab in Ballymun Library

ClaphandiesTuesday 30 October from 11am to 12.45pm in Ballymun Library

Music, play and other fun developmental activities with Claphandies. The playlabs are free. Booking is essential.

  • Claphandies Playlab for Babies and  Wobblers from 11.00am to 11.45am. Suitable for children aged 1 to 2 years
  • Claphandies Playlab for Toddlers from 12.00pm to 12.45pm approximately. Suitable for children aged 2 years to preschool

Dánta Dánta

 Dánta DánaTuesday 30 October at 2.30pm in Pearse Street Library

Is léiriú beo Dánta Dána de na véarsaí agus na hamhráin, nua agus sean, is ansa linn, i nGaeilge, do dhaoine óga idir a cúig agus a deich mbliain d'aois. Mairfidh an seó 35 nóiméad agus cuirfear i láthair é ag Sinead Murphy agus Darina Gallagher i Leabharlannaí Poiblí Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath mar chuid de Bhliain na Gaeilge 2018.

Dánta Dána is a performance of new and well-loved poetry and song in Irish for children aged 5-10 years and their families. This 35-minute show is performed with high energy and visual fun by Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher, presented by Dublin City Public Libraries as part of Bliain na Gaeilge 2018.

Halloween in the Libraries

HalloweenVarious days, dates and time during October mid-term break. So watch this space

  • Ballyfermot Library - Scary Bear Halloween Storytelling & fun for children under 7 years. Wednesday 31 October at 3pm.
  • Dolphin's Barn Library - Halloween accessory/decoration. Wednesday 31 October throughout the day.
  • Donaghmede Library - Halloween Arts & Crafts Workshop for children aged 5 to 8 years - Tuesday 30 October at 2pm. Free event. Booking required.
  • Raheny Library - Scary Stories and Grisly Games for ages 3-7. Wednesday 31 October at 3pm Booked Out!
  • Walkinstown Library celebrates Crumlin/Walkinstown Halloween Festival with the below events -
  1. Mask making and Halloween Accessories with Recreate. Suitable for 7-12 yrs on  Tuesday 30 October from 3pm to 4.30pm
  2. Spooky Storytime with Helene and Ben. Suitable for toddlers up to 6 years on Wednesday 31 October at 2.30pm
  3. Scary Movie Show for 6 to 12 year olds on Wednesday 31 October from 3.30pm to 5.30pm

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:

Whist at Raheny Library

Deck of cardsRaheny Library host a Whist group every Tuesday from 10.30am - 12.30pm.
Note: Group does not meet in July or August.

Raheny Library T. 8315521 E. rahenylibrary@dublincity.ie

About Whist (card game) (from Britannica). Accessing Britannica from home? All you need is your Dublin City Public Libraries' borrower number.

Family History and Genealogy Advice Service

Family treeMonthly in Donaghmede and Raheny Libraries.
Find out how to go about tracing your family tree, with an advice session presented by Margaret Bonar and Betty Craven.

Donaghmede Library host the advice session on the 3rd Monday of every month in the afternoons.

Raheny Library's Family History and Genealogy advice service.  Third Monday of the month. Not operating in August will resume Monday September 17th 2018.
To book, ring 087 6491605, email impossibleancestors@gmail.com

All are welcome and admission is free.  Booking is essential with Margaret Bonar at T. 087 6491605.

Citizens Information Centres

Citizens Information CentresCitizens Information Centres (CICs) are hosted in Donaghmede and Raheny Libraries and provide free, impartial and confidential information. They provide integrated information across the full range of state services and entitlements as well as local services and supports.

Scrabble Clubs

ScrabbleScrabble Clubs meet in two branch libraries (Ballymun and Cabra) on a weekly basis. Days and times do vary (see below) so it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance.

Public Speaking Group, Rathmines Library

MicrophonePublic Speaking Club – meeting chaired by Stephen Kane. Meetings held in the Exhibition Room at Rathmines Library on the first Thursday of every month at 11.00am (except August).

U3A: University of the Third Age

Age Action Ireland supports U3A in IrelandBallymun and Rathmines Libraries.

U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun. (quote)

An informal U3A learning circle meets in Ballymun Library every second Monday from 2-4pm.
(note: no meeting during the month of August)

The Rathmines U3A group meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 11.00am

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