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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

Table Quiz

Table QuizOne Monday a month in Ballymun Library, from 2.00 - 4.00 pm.

Table Quiz for adults. 

Contact Ballymun Library, Tel. 01 8421890

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)

Smashing Barriers Drama Workshop

Thursdays from 10.30am - 1pm in Ballyfermot Library

Smashing Barriers. It does exactly what it says on the tin - it smashes barriers for adults with a disability through drama workshops.

All adults with a disability are welcome to join in. For further details contact: Maureen McGovern (0852277033).

Widows C.A.RE - Caring and recovering for widows

I careSecond and last Friday of the month from 11am - 1pm in Ballyfermot Library

You are invited to join us for a chat, refreshments and fun on second and last Friday of every month. CARE - Caring and Recovery for Widows.

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 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.

Conversation Exchange

Conversation ExchangeConversation exchanges are very popular in the libraries. As well as practising your language skills with native speakers through conversation, you can also learn much about the culture, politics and economics of that country. They are held in Ballymun, Cabra, Central Library, Coolock, Donaghmede, Pearse Street, Pembroke, Raheny and Walkinstown librariesDates and times may vary (see below); it is advisable to check with location in advance.

Storytelling

storytimeStorytelling for children takes place in seven 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:

Needlecraft / Knitting Groups

KneedlecraftNeedlecraft (needlework) / Knitting Groups meet in six branch libraries (Ballymun, Cabra, Coolock, Donaghmede, Inchicore, Raheny, Walkinstown), either on a weekly or a monthly basis. Days and times do vary so do check below and with the relevant branch.

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