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Summer Stars Quiz

Wondering what to do on a rainy day?  Then have a go at our Summer Stars quiz. This competition is for ages 6 – 12.  The closing date is August 31st.  A draw will be made from all the correct entries to win a prize. Email your completed entry form to childrenslibrary@dublincity.ie  If it’s easier, you can email us your answers but please include the details required at the end of the quiz. 

 

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Ivy and Bean

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen an e-book called ‘Ivy and Bean #1’, written by Annie Barrows and illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Despite living across the road from each other, Bean has no intention of ever becoming friends with Ivy. Of course, that is before they have their first adventure together.

Method Man: Elia Kazan

Kazan Dateline – 10 April 1952, Washington DC. Critically acclaimed film director, co-founder of ‘The Actor’s Studio’ and the darling of Broadway, Elia Kazan, appears before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC). Kazan testifies that he was a member of a clandestine Communist cell in 1934 and names eight fellow actors as his comrades in this revolutionary cadre. Informing on colleagues meant Kazan was free to continue his stellar.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Peter Pan

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Peter Pan’, written by J.M. Barrie.  Wendy, John and Michael join Peter Pan in a world where fairies live and children can fly.

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.

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