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Special Events

December 2019

Monday, 2nd December 2019
Parent and Baby Yoga Taster Session. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event.
Scariff Public Library, 11am to 12pm

Antoinette Butler Mulcaire will lead a taster session of yoga for parents and babies up to crawling stage. Free event. Booking essential. For booking and information call Scariff Public Library on (061) 922893.

Monday, 2nd December 2019
Family Time at your Library - Christmas Cookies and Cupcake Decorating followed by Christmas Movie Screening.
Sweeney Memorial Library, Kilkee from 5pm

You are invited to join us in Sweeney Memorial Library, Kilkee for a Christmas Cookie and cupcake decorating session. We hope children and parents will get creative, and let their inner ‘Darina’ shine!
This event will last approximately one hour. Numbers for this event are limited, please ring the library for bookings at 065 9056034.
To complete the family night at the library, there will be a screening of the Christmas Movie ‘Arthur Christmas’ at 6 pm. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
Family Time at Your Library – Christmas Crafts
Killaloe Public Library at 11am to 1pm

Join us in the library for some fun Christmas crafts. This is a free event. For more information please contact Killaloe Public Library at 061-376062.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
Junior Book Club Event
Kilmihil Library at 3pm

For our Christmas Junior Book Club will be learning how to Book Fold a Christmas Tree with Jacqueline McGrath. Please bring an old paperback book with at least 70 pages. Numbers are limited for this event so please contact Kilmihil Public Library at 065 9050528 to book your place.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019
Family Time at your Library - Cetz Yoga
Kilrush Public Library at 6.30pm

Colette Nagle will hold a yoga session for all the family, which promises to be so much fun. The communication skills and loving connections we develop during the safe, relaxed atmosphere of the yoga class will go a long way in serving the family during stressful times. Family yoga is a great gift to your family. Yoga for families not only exercises our bodies, it exercises our minds and we learn to strengthen the breath together. This event is run in conjunction with Healthy Ireland at Your Library event. Numbers are limited, booking is essential. Please Contact the library at 065 9051504 to book a place.

Friday, 6th December 2019
Movie Screening – Phantom Thread
Killaloe Public Library at 7.30pm

Phantom Thread is a 2017 American period drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, set in the haute couture world of London in the 1950s. It stars Daniel Day-Lewis as a couturier who takes a young waitress, played by Vicky Krieps, as his muse; it is Day-Lewis's final role before his retirement.
Cert 15. For further information please contact Killaloe Public Library at 061-376062. This is a free event.

Saturday, 7th December 2019
Family Time at Your Library - Children’s Christmas Storytime and Craft
Kilrush Public Library at 11am

Come and listen to some festive stories and afterwards join in some fun craft activity. Suitable for 3 to 7 year olds and their parents. Free event. Please contact Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 to book a place.

Saturday, 7th December 2019
Family Time at your Library - Film screening of children’s movie Arthur Christmas
Dr. Patrick J. Hillery Library, Miltown Malbay, Saturday 7th December at 11.30am

How can Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole world in just one night and how could he have missed one child? Find out how Arthur sets out on a crazy mission to deliver the last present in this comedy family movie.
Rating G – Run time 1hr 37 mins.
All welcome. Contact Miltown Malbay library at 065 -7084822 for further details.

Monday 9th December, 2019
Clare Haven Domestic Violence Services
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 10am.

16 days of action on violence against women. A member of Clare Haven Services’ staff will be available with information and to answer any questions you might have on their service or the wider issue of Domestic Abuse in Co. Clare. This is a free event and all are welcome. For further information please contact Shannon Public Library on 061 364266

Tuesday, 10th December 2019
Open Day - Find out about the many free services in the library
DeValera Public Library, Ennis from 10 to 4pm

Find out about the many free services available in the library. Staff will be available for individual and group tours. Refreshments provided. Free event and all are welcome. Phone 065 6846353 for more details.
Talks - 10.30am : E books, e magazines and online learning
11.00am: Local history and genealogy talk
11.30am: Mindfulness Session
3.30 pm: Family Time crafts and Stick Man film screening.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019
Family Time at Your Library – Christmas Crafts
Killaloe Public Library at 11am to 1pm

Join us in the library for some fun Christmas crafts. This is a free event. For more information please contact Killaloe Public Library at 061-376062.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019
Family Time at your Library - Christmas Card Making followed by Stick Man Film
DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 3.30pm

Stick Man leaves the family tree and sets out on an adventure across the seasons in hopes of being back in time for Christmas.The card making is suitable for children and their families. Phone 065 6846353 for more details and booking.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019
Family Time at Your Library - Children’s Christmas Storytime and Craft
Kildysart Public Library at 3.30pm

Come and listen to some festive stories and afterwards join in some fun craft activity. Suitable for 3 to 7 year olds and their parents. Free event. Please contact Kildysart Library on 065 6832113 to book a place.

Tuesday 10th December 2019
Family Time at your Library - Christmas Story time and Colouring.
Kilmihil Public Library at 5:30pm

Come and listen to some festive stories and afterwards join in a fun colouring activity. Suitable for 3 to 6 year olds and their parents. Numbers are limited for this event so please contact Kilmihil Public Library at 065 9050528 to book your place.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019
Tai Chi session - A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event.
Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge at 11am

Join Kevin Kinsella for a taster session of Tai Chi, a form of exercise involving a series of flowing movements and providing a wealth of benefits. No previous experience required. Free event for adults only but booking is essential. For information and booking contact Sixmilbridge library on (061) 369678.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019
Family Time at your Library - Christmas Storytime and Crafts
Tulla Public Library 2.00pm to 3.00pm.

Tulla library will host a magical Christmas storytime and crafts hour which is suitable for ages 4 to 7. Parents, Guardians and Grandparents are all welcome. This is a free event. Contact Tulla library at (065) 6835919 for more information.


Wednesday, 11th December 2019
Family Time at your Library - Christmas craft session
Sixmilebridge Public Library at 2.15pm

Make an angel for your Christmas tree! Suitable for ages 4 to 7 and their parents. This is a free event but booking is required Contact Sixmilebridge Library at 061 - 369678.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019
Family Time at Your Library - Environmental Awareness Talk for children and parents.
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 4.20pm

Karen Foley, Clare County Council Environmental Awareness officer, will present an information session for kids and their families. All are welcome. Call Shannon Public Library on 061 364266 for information and booking.

Thursday, 12th December 2019
Family Time at Your Library - Christmas Storytime and Crafts
Scariff Public Library at 3.30pm

Join us for some fun, festive Christmas stories and help us make some colourful Christmas decorations for the library! Suitable for ages 3-7. Call Scariff Library on 061 922893 for more information.

Thursday, 12th December 2019
Family Time at Your Library - Environmental Awareness Talk for children and parents.
DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 4.20pm

Karen Foley, Clare County Council Environmental Awareness officer, will present an information session for kids and their families. All are welcome. Call DeValera Public Library on 065 6846353 for information and booking.

Thursday, 12th December 2019
Family Time at your Library - Bedtime stories for little ones
Corofin Public Library at 6 pm

Storytime for children aged two to five and their parents and teddies!

Friday, 13th December 2019
Family Time at Your Library – Local Creative Youth Partnership’s Launch of Mural Project
Scariff Public Library at from 3.30pm to 4.30pm

A very enthusiastic group of young people from Scariff’s Foroige Club have started work on a mural project in the centre of the town. This project is led by artist Nathalie El Baba and supported by Youth Worker Tracey Doyle. The idea of a mural emerged from a consultation with young people in Scariff during July 2019 and is supported by the Local Creative Youth Partnership. Refreshments served. Call Scariff Library on 061 922893 for more information.


Friday, 13th December 2019
Family Time at Your Library – Local Creative Youth Partnership’s Call to Action Meeting
Scariff Public Library at from 4.30pm to 5.30pm

The Local Creative Youth Partnership, in collaboration with local services, youth clubs and schools invite young people to an open meeting to consider a structure to support future development of creative programmes in East Clare. Young people, and associated youth leaders/teachers are welcome to this meeting to share ideas on how best to move forward. The formation of a Youth Arts Committee is one suggestion that has already been aired. Call Scariff Library on 061 922893 for more information.

Friday, 13th December 2019
Comic fun for families with Aidan
Corofin Library at 4.30pm

Read comics, chat about books and reading and learn to draw your favourite Beano characters with simple step-by-step instructions from cartoonist and librarian Aidan Courtney.
Suitable for children aged 6 to 10 and their parents

Friday, 13th December 2019
Family Time at your Library - Cetz Yoga
Seán Lemass Public Library at 6.30pm

Colette Nagle will hold a yoga session for all the family, which promises to be so much fun. The communication skills and loving connections we develop during the safe, relaxed atmosphere of the yoga class will go a long way in serving the family during stressful times. Family yoga is a great gift to your family. Yoga for families not only exercises our bodies, it exercises our minds and we learn to strengthen the breath together. This event is run in conjunction with Healthy Ireland at Your Library event. Numbers are limited, booking is essential. Please Contact Shannon library at 061 364266 to book a place.


Saturday, 14th December 2019
Family Time at your Library – ‘Merry Christmas Splat the Cat’ Storytime and Craft Session
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 11.30am

A Christmas themed storytime and craft for 3 to 6 year olds and their parents. Free Event. Contact Shannon Library at (061) 364266 for more information.

Saturday, 14 December 2019
Family Time at your Library - Christmas movie: The Polar Express
Kilrush Public Library at 11am

The Polar Express is an enchanting Christmas movie, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. Starring Tom Hanks, this magical movie will appeal to both children and adults. All are Welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Monday, 16th December 2019
Parent and Baby Yoga Taster Session. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event.
Scariff Public Library, 11am to 12pm

Antoinette Butler Mulcaire will lead a taster session of yoga for parents and babies up to crawling stage. Free event. Booking essential. For booking and information call Scariff Public Library on (061) 922893.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019
Family Time at Your Library – Christmas Crafts
Killaloe Public Library at 11am to 1pm

Join us in the library for some fun Christmas crafts. This is a free event. For more information please contact Killaloe Public Library at 061-376062.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019
Family Time at Your Library - Children’s Christmas Craft Session
Killaloe Public Library at 3.30pm

Make some hanging stars for your Christmas tree using basic sewing skills. Suitable for 7-10 year olds and their parents. Free event. Please contact Killaloe Public Library at 061-376062 to book a place.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019
Family Time at your Library Event - Christmas Readings
DeValera Library, Ennis at 6.30p.m.

Join us for Festive Readings and Christmas Snacks. Open to all age groups and their parents..
Contact DeValera Library at 065-6846353

Wednesday, 18th December 2019
Open Day - Find out about the many free services in the library
Scariff Public Library 10am to 5pm

Find out about the many free services available in the library. Staff will be available for individual and group tours. Refreshments provided. Free event and all are welcome. Call Scariff Library on 061 922893 for more information.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019
Family Time at Your Library - Christmas Carols in the Library with Scariff N.S.
Scariff Public Library at 11.30am

Join us for some Christmas Carols with the pupils of Scariff N.S. At this event, we will also present Clare Haven with a Christmas Hamper made up of items generously donated by the local community. All are welcome. Refreshments provided. Call Scariff Library on 061 922893 for more information.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019
Christmas Movie Screening – Frosty the Snowman
Sixmilebridge Public Library at 3.30pm

The original Christmas classic. Suitable for all ages. Free event. All welcome
Contact Sixmilebridge Public Library on 061-369678 for details.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019
Family Time at your Library – Christmas Storytime and Craft Session
William Smith O’Brien Public Library, Newmarket-on-Fergus at 4pm

A Christmas themed storytime and craft for 3 to 6 year olds and their parents. Free Event.
Contact Newmarket-on-Fergus Library at (061) 368411 for more information.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019
Family Time at Your Library - Environmental Awareness Talk for children and parents
Scariff Public Library 4.20pm

Karen Foley, Clare County Council Environmental Awareness officer, will present an information session for kids and their families.
All are welcome. Call Scariff Library on 061 922893 for more information.

Thursday, 19th December 2019
Family Time at Your Library - Children’s Christmas Storytime and Craft
Killaloe Public Library at 3.30pm

Come and join us for some festive stories and a simple craft. Suitable for 3–6 year olds and their parents. Free event. Please contact Killaloe Public Library at 061-376062 to book a place.

Thursday, 19th December 2019
Family Time at your Library - Environmental information session for kids and their families, with Karen Foley, Clare County Council Environmental Awareness Officer
Dr. Patrick J. Hillery Library, Miltown Malbay, Thursday 19th December at 4.20pm

Karen’s presentation will include a chat about single use plastic (preventing waste) and recycling (what goes in what bin) and she will promote the website mywaste.ie. She will bring lots of items from her own home and will be glad to answer any questions from her audience.
Numbers not limited but booking is advisable at 065-7084822.


Friday, 20th December 2019
Family Time at Your Library – Christmas Carols in the Library with Non Nobis Domine Choir
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 7pm

All are invited to join in the singing as local choir Non Nobis Domine raise the roof with seasonal favourites. Free event and all are welcome. For information contact Shannon Public Library on 061 364266.

Saturday, 21st December 2019
Family Time at your Library - Storytime with Roisin Meaney followed by a fun Christmas craft activity
Dr. Patrick J. Hillery Library, Miltown Malbay, Saturday 21st December at 11.30am

Join us for a Christmas Storytime with author Roisin Meaney followed by a craft activity, where we will make a Christmas wreath from a paper plate and Christmas angels using doilies. All materials will be supplied.
Free event and all are welcome.
For further information, contact the library at 065-7084822