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Needlecraft / Knitting Groups

KneedlecraftNeedlecraft (needlework) / Knitting Groups meet in six branch libraries (Ballymun, Coolock, Donaghmede, Inchicore, Raheny, Walkinstown), either on a weekly or a monthly basis. Days and times do vary so do check below and with the relevant branch.

Art Groups and Classes

Colour palletteArt Groups currently meet in four branch libraries (Ballymun, Charleville Mall, Coolock, Walkinstown), weekly or bi-weekly depending on Group. However days, dates and times can vary so it is advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

Writers’ Groups

PenLike to write? Want to try? Fiction, poetry, it matters not. A little ambition can go a long way! Members of Writers' Groups meet informally to talk about their writings, improve their skills, and to offer encouragement to one another.

Adult Learning Group, Finglas Library

St. Michael's House Adult Learning Group, Finglas Library every Tuesday at 10.00am.

Contact Finglas Library, tel. 01 834 4906

Legal Services, Ballymun Library

Ballymun Community Law CentreFLACBallymun library hosts both FLAC and the Ballymun Community Law Centre on a regular basis. Days and times vary so please refer to details below.

Book Clubs

BooksBook clubs are a popular way for book lovers to discuss books, both fiction and non-fiction, in an informal friendly setting. Some book clubs meet in libraries or each other's homes, some in pubs or restaurants. While there are book clubs active in most of our branch libraries, dates and times can vary, so check with the library in advance if interested in participating in one of the book clubs. Due to the popularity of some book clubs, there may unfortunately be restrictions regarding the intake of new members from time to time, so it is advisable to check on that also.

The following is a list of libraries that host book clubs:-

Book of drawings from McDonagh & Pearse Towers 2003-2004

Book of Drawings from McDonagh and Pearse Towers 2003-2004, by artist Liz Comerford, is on permanent display in Ballymun Library.

Ballymun Library opening hours are as follows: Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm Friday and Saturday 10am - 5pm, closed Sunday.

For more information: Ballymun Library, tel: (01) 842 1890 Email: ballymunlibrary@dublincity.ie

Parent and Child Language Groups

Parent and Child Language Groups operate in Ballymun and Rathmines Libraries; days/times vary and it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

Family History and Genealogy Advice Service

Family treeMonthly in Donaghmede and Raheny Libraries.
Find out how to go about tracing your family tree, with an advice session presented by Margaret Bonar and Betty Craven.

Donaghmede Library host the advice session on the 3rd Monday of every month in the afternoons.

Raheny Library's Family History and Genealogy advice service. Meets the third Monday of the month (10.15am - 12 noon.)
To book, ring 087 6491605, email impossibleancestors@gmail.com

All are welcome and admission is free.  Booking is essential with Margaret Bonar at T. 087 6491605.

Storytelling

storytimeStorytelling for children takes place in eight branch libraries (Ballyfermot, Ballymun, Cabra, Central, Inchicore, Marino, Pearse Street & Pembroke) on a regular basis. Days and times can vary so it is advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

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