Get creative in your library this Autumn!

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pencilsBring a little colour and creativity into your life this autumn! We have lots of opportunities for you to get creative at your local library. Why not join one of our friendly groups and try your hand at creative writing, art, knitting, crochet or quilting.  If music is more your thing come along to a drumming workshop at our Central Library. Regular open poetry evenings at Inchicore and Pearse Street Library give voice to poets - new and experienced.

Our popular Children's Art in Libraries programme also returns this Autumn with visual arts, storytelling and music workshops.

Keep an eye on library events and Dublin City of Literature for ideas, inspiration and opportunities.

Children’s Art in Libraries Programme

Children's Art in Libraries is co-ordinated by Dublin City Arts Office in association with Dublin City Public Libraries. Through this programme, children have free access to visual art, theatre, music, and literature.
Coolock Library Creative Hub for Early Years are running a series of Early Years Arts Workshops for 3-5 year olds. Booking is essential.
More to follow....

Creative Groups in Libraries

Creative Writing
Are you a budding novelist, prose or short story writer? Why not join one of our Creative Writing groups that meet in selected libraries across the city. Come along to join the discussion and be inspired to get writing! A writing group meets in Ballymun, Ballyfermot, Cabra, Central, Donaghmede, Pearse Street and Raheny libraries and at Cuffe Street Community Centre while Kevin Street Library is closed for renovation.

The groups write during their meeting and discuss and encourage each other’s work. A number of social evenings are organised during the year for the groups to join together and celebrate their endeavours. Creative Writing groups in libraries can also look forward to a Writer in Residence to support creative writing throughout the city this autumn.

Painting
Learning how to paint provides many benefits: we learn something new, socialise, feel motivated to finish what we start and it makes us more human.
Painting helps us to communicate in a different way by expressing our inspiration, ideas and interpretation. Join our art groups at Ballymun, Charleville Mall and Coolock libraries.

Needlecraft
Craft is thriving as people meet to knit, sew, crochet or patchwork quilt in the following libraries: Ballymun, Cabra, Coolock, Donaghmede, Inchicore, Raheny and Walkinstown Libraries.

Get Creative Online

Universal Class is an online education experience offering over 400 free courses with your library membership. Choose from over 75 courses for crafters, artisans and hobbyists from candlemaking, interior design, photography, baking to soap-making.  If you harbour dreams of becoming a writer, you can take your pick from creative writing for beginners, novel writing, historical fiction writing,  poetry writing, screenwriting and many more. 

The courses involve real instructors to guide your learning, video-based lessons and certificates of achievement. You can learn in your own time, at your own pace. More info... Please register for this service by using your library membership card barcode number and by completing the registration form. Registration:LGMA.universalclass.com/register.htm

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