Libraries

Early Years Visual Art Adventures

Ballyfermot, Cabra and Coolock Library, Thursday 6th and 13th August

Early Years Visual Art Adventures with Lucy Hill. Presented in association with The Ark. Sign up for 2 weeks of inspiration and creativity for ages 2-4 years and their grown-ups as visual artist Lucy Hill guides you in exploring your local area, to create easy and fun art at home. Through bite-sized videos, image collections and ideas, Lucy will prompt gentle art explorations at home, in gardens, in parks and neighbourhoods.   

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. 

Flap, Glide and Soar like a Pigeon

Coolock Library, Wednesday 5 August at 11am 

Ballyfermot Library, Wednesday 5 August at 2pm  

Cabra Library, Wednesday 12 August at 11am & 2pm    

Online Visual Art workshops with Duffy Mooney-Sheppard. Presented in association with The Ark.  Birds flap, glide and soar. Some birds spend their whole lives on the wing and rarely come to land. But Dublin is filled with one well known bird: the pigeon! Usually jostling for space, pigeons are ruling the roosts on the streets and in the skies. Be inspired by these resourceful birds, then design and make your own extraordinary pigeon or fantastical winged bird with visual artist Duffy.  Workshops suitable for children age 5-12 years.   

BOLDLY GO!

Cabra Library, Monday 20 July at 11am 

Ballyfermot Library, Wednesday 22 July at 11am 

Coolock Library, Friday 24 July at 11am   

BOLDLY GO! An Incredible drawing adventure with Chris Judge, illustratotr and painter. Chris invites you to create your own 10 page fold out 'accordion' style picture book adventure based on your fantastic imaginative journeys, with plenty of how-to inspiration to watch and download from 10 July on Facebook @DublinCityLibraries and @DublinCityArtsOfice.  Chris wil also host 3 live drawing events via Zoom, where he will show you how he creates large scale versions. Bring your suggestions for fantastic journeys and draw along on your own work. 

Dance Your Own Dance

Ballyfermot Library, 9th and 16th July at 10.30am; 23rd and 30th July at 12.30pm

Cabra Library, 9th and 16th July at 11.30am; 23rd and 30th July at 10.30am

Coolock Library, 9th and 16th July at 12.30pm; 23rd and 30th July at 11.30am

Dance Your Own Dance - Online Dance workshops presented in partnership with CoisCéim BROADREACH. If you love to create magical, wildly adventurous stories and enjoy dancing to all kinds of brilliant music, then from your living room - join us on this fabulous journey of discovery... and find out how you can DANCE YOUR OWN DANCE! All you need is bags of energy and lots of enthusiasm. 

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Ariol: Thunder Horse

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a graphic novel called ‘Ariol: Thunder Horse’, written by Emmanuel Guibert and illustrated by Marc Boutavant. Enjoy twelve funny stories starring Ariol.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Dinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar!

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a non-fiction book called ‘Dinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar!’ written and illustrated by Bob Barner. This book tells the story of butterflies and how their lives intersected with dinosaurs millions of years ago.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with The Day-Glo Brothers

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a non-fiction book called ‘The Day-Glo Brothers’, written by Chris Barton and illustrated by Tony Persiani. This is the true story of how two brothers accidentally discovered a new colour.

Mindfulness on our eResources

health“Freedom is a practice and a habit. We have to train ourselves to walk as a free person, sit as a free person, and eat as a free person. We need to train ourselves how to live.” Thich Nhat Hanh
Many of us are returning to work and society with new, and some unnatural, behaviour expected of us. Social distancing, queuing, handwashing, and respiratory etiquette. We can’t hug or shake hands and we are communicating with each other through screens and masks.

Lost in the Stacks/Short Stories2

logoWelcome to the thirteenth entry of our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - with recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff. This one was submitted by Brian from the Relief Panel/Home Delivery Service for Cocooners. In his introduction to Donald Barthelme’s ˈSixty Storiesˈ, David Gates reports that Barthelme once described the typical short story as being ‘constructed mousetrap-like to supply, at the finish, a tiny insight typically having to do with innocence violated’.

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