Children’s Book Festival
Celebrate the very best of Irish authors, books and reading for children.
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Children’s Book Festival is a nationwide celebration of children’s books and reading. The festival, scheduled to run through the month of October, is a central tenet of the national Right to Read strategy. Dublin City Libraries are delighted to present a range of book themed events and activities with authors, illustrators and storytellers. This year, our schools programme will feature online events with classes from primary level invited to attend by their local library.
Selected highlights for Week 4 of our programme include:
On Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd November, Pearse Street, Ringsend and Terenure libraries welcome author Oisín McGann for a workshop based on his new book A Short, Hopeful Guide to Climate Change.
What is Climate Change? How can it be stopped? And what can you do to help the fight?
Oisín McGann explains Climate Change science and encourages readers to be a part of positive change by getting involved in the global movement to fight humanity’s biggest challenge.
Oisín studied art at Ballyfermot Senior College and Dún Laoghaire School of Art and Design, and went on to work in illustration, design and film animation. He now works as an author, freelance illustrator and artist. You can check out Oisín's own website at oisinmcgann.com
Author led sessions and workshops that appeal to children of all ages will encourage children to enjoy the experience of reading and promote children’s books and stories.
Teachers are requested to contact their local library to find out details of individual events scheduled for the branch.