Storytime for All - relaxed storytelling with Juliette Saumande

Charleville Mall Library, Saturday 15 June at 10.30am  

Join Juliette Saumande for relaxed storytelling with Children's Books Ireland. Suitable for children 0-8 years. Juliette is officially obsessed with stories; she reads them, translates them, reviews them, recommends them, and has been known to talk about them in her sleep. 

Staff Picks Short Stories

FictionIf you’re partial to a good short story collection, here are a few suggestions from our esteemed colleague Brian.
Grab your library card, click on the link to reserve your copy and enjoy!

Storytime for All with Paul Timoney

Cabra Library, Saturday 15 June at 3pm 

Paul Timoney tells stories to people of all ages, and knows how to make children laugh with his brilliant tales. Session suitable for children age 3-6 years.  Paul tells stories that engage all of the senses, with lots of fun props to touch and play with that fully engage children with the story.

Storytime for All with Debbie Thomas

Cabra Library, Saturday 15 June at 2pm. 

Debbie Thomas believes that stories live everywhere: up trees, around the corner, under the sofa and of course inside heads. Debbie will be running this relaxed, fun session that welcomes all. Suitable for children age 5-8 years. As well as writing them herself, she loves helping others find their own stories.

Early Years Creative Music

Walkinstown Library, Saturday 15 June at 3pm

A music workshop exploring some of the infinite possibilities of creative expression when we use our voice and imagination to celebrate selfhood and explore the world around us. Family event and suitable for children under 5 years. Event organised to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg. 

Trash to Treasure - Visual Arts Workshop

Wakinstown Library, Saturday 15 June at 11am.  

Transform throwaway items into a character or object that you will never want to part with at Trash to Treasure visual arts workshop. Suitable for children age 7-10 years. Join artist Órla Kelly for creative fun in celebration of Cruinniú na nÓg.

The Whole World Fits in My Head - Poetry Treasure Hunt

Dolphin's Barn Library, Saturday 15 June from 2.00-4.00pm

Pop into Dolphin's Barn Library and take a look at the brilliant work procuded by local school schildren as part of the The World Fits in My Head project. Alongside the exhibition of this work, a Poetry Treasure Hunt will take place to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg. The treasure hunt is suitabe for children age 5+.  Look for the clues hidden around the library, answer the questions and find your own nuggets of poetry to add to our collective treasure!

Moving Image

Kevin Street Library, Saturday 15 June at 3.30pm

Learn how to build a projection theatre and create a moving theme-based visual story with artist Elizaberth Archbold. Suitable for children age 7-11 years. Children will experiment with shape and scale to make a story-reel, projecting images onto their theatre screens.

History Document of the Month: Lepracaun Cartoon Collection

Cover of Lepracaun CartoonBritain faced similar issues ruling Ireland and India: both had to be held to maintain British international credibility and independence movements in both were driven in large part by religion.

The Days of the Showbands

Showbands Photo Central Library, Ilac Centre, Tuesday May 7th at 1pm. This lunchtime presentation by Dr Joe Kearney and PJ Cunningham will take an affectionate look back at the golden age of the showbands and their impact on Irish music culture.