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Speaking Words at Pearse Street Library

Migrating Minds coverWednesday 21 February at 5.30pm in Pearse Street Library.

Speaking Words: Poetry and prose readings of writers own work.

Join the Bayside Writers for the launch of their new book.  Francie Devine, Labour historian and singer, will launch Migrating Minds V, a collection of writing from Dublin's North Bay area. This is the Bayside Writers' fifth collection in their Migrating Minds series. Music will be provided by the Howth Singing Circle and Clasac. 

The event will start at 5.30pm, light refreshments from 5pm.

Supporting Young People’s Mental Health

Healthy IrelandWednesday 21 February at 6.30pm in Marino Library and Monday 26 February at 6.30pm in Finglas Library.

Supporting Young People’s Mental Health  is a talk for parents, guardians and other adults interested or concerned about young people’s mental health. Gain an understanding of the key issues impacting on the mental health of young people and learn how to recognize some of the signs that a young person may be struggling with their mental health. Be informed of the supports available in your local area with Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.

Jim Crace in conversation with Madeleine Keane

Jim CraceThursday 22 February at 6.30pm in Dublin City Library and Archive

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and Picador Books present award-winning author Jim Crace in conversation with Sunday Independent's Literary Editor Madeleine Keane. Jim will talk about his new book The Melody as well as his writing career to date.

Booking essential at

Jim Crace is the winner of the 2015 International Dublin Literary Award for Harvest and is the author of twelve books, including Continent (winner of the 1986 Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize), Quarantine (1998 Whitbread Novel of the Year and shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Being Dead (winner of the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award) and Harvest (shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize and winner of the International Dublin Literary Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize). He lives in Worcestershire.

Thinking your Way to Health: The Importance of Mindset, Thoughts and Beliefs to Health and Wellbeing

Healthy IrelandTuesday 27 February at 6.30pm in Pembroke Library and Wednesday 14 March at 6.30pm in Terenure Library.

In this talk, Life Coach Sarah Murphy underlines the importance of our thoughts, beliefs and the mindset we adopt to our overall health and wellbeing. The link between the mind and body has been proven yet we often overlook the cognitive, behavioural and emotional basis of health and happiness in favour of diet and exercise. Learn how you can adopt new beliefs and an optimistic and empowering mindset to live a happier and more conscious life.

The events are free. Booking is essential.

How to Quit Smoking; basic steps to a healthier lifestyle

Healthy IrelandWednesday 28 February at 10.30am in Raheny Library.

Data from national surveys reveal that up to 75% of smokers would like to quit for good. We also know that smokers are up to four times more likely to quit successfully with help and guidance.  Empower yourself by attending this session where there will be friendly support and advice to help you take the first steps to quit for good.  Facilitated by The Northside Partnership who run a Cessation Smoking Programme which is delivered with support funding from the HSE.   
The event is free. Booking is essential.

The ABCs of Healthy & Mindful Eating for Children

Healthy IrelandWednesday 28 February at 11am in Donaghmede Library and Thursday 1 March at 11am in Phibsboro Library

The focus will be on how parents can influence how their children interact with food and eating. Dr. Bernadette Rock's talk will be to support parents in developing a healthy mind-set around food, and to encourage balanced eating habits in their children. Topics covered will include telling your children the truth about food, what to do if your dinner table is a place of conflict and how to handle “fussy” eaters.  

Dr. Bernadette Rock is the founder of HeyDay Weight Loss  and holds a Masters in Sociology and Social Research and a PhD in Sociology.

A guide to understanding Mental Health Stigma

Healthy IrelandWednesday 28 February at a time to be confirmed in the Central Library, ILAC Centre.

What is Stigma? A guide to understanding Mental Health Stigma with See Change – The National Mental Health Stigma Reduction Partnership.
Stigma is a significant problem for people who experience mental health conditions and has been identified as one of the most difficult aspects of living with a mental health condition for both the person and their families. Mental health stigma thrives on lack of knowledge and understanding, negative attitudes and hostile or discriminatory behaviour. To challenge and eliminate mental health stigma we need to understand how it develops and is maintained. The event is free. Booking is essential.

It’s Time to Start Talking: a teen workshop with Jigsaw Dublin City

Healthy IrelandThursday 1 March at 11am  in Pearse Street Library.

It’s Time to Start Talking: A workshop for 13-17 year olds in association with Jigsaw Dublin City. Attendees will become more aware of what helps and what hurts their mental health and the importance of talking to a trusted adult when they feel down, worried or stressed.  There will be practical advice on learning how and where to find help.  
The event is free. Booking is essential.

Clear out your Clutter and Reconnect to Yourself

Healthy IrelandTuesday 6 March at 6.30pm in Pembroke Library.

Clear out your Clutter and Reconnect to Yourself in 2018 - Sometimes we find ourselves holding onto items we know we don’t need, old toys or clothes we will never wear again.  For some the clutter builds due to illness, moving home, bereavement or loss of sense of self. Learn practical tips and suggestions on how to let go of the past and to move forward and make positive changes to live in a more meaningful and connected way. This talk is presented by Fiona Hall, Psychotherapist and the founder of Consciously Clearing.

Up and Go Exercise Class for Over 55’s

Healthy IrelandThursday 8 March at 11am in Walkinstown Library and Wednesday 14 March at 11am in Coolock Library

How about a taster exercise class to get you back in the swing of things. A trainer from Siel Bleu Up & Go community programme will guide you through the steps of a full workout in a fun and energetic manner. Learn which exercises will help to improve your levels of strength, balance and co-ordination.  
The events are free. Booking is essential.