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August 2019
Thursday, 1st August 2019
Lego Storymaker Workshop - A Summer Stars Event
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 11am

Tell stories of your own using Lego bricks and figures and use StoryVisualizer software to transform your story into a comic. For ages 8-10. Free event. Booking required. Call Shannon Library for information and booking on 061 364266.

Library Scavenger Hunt - A Summer Stars Event
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 3pm

Put on your thinking caps and see if you can find the answers to the scavenger hunt questions hidden throughout Shannon Library. For ages 7-12. Free event. Call Shannon Library for information on 061 364266.

Thursday, 1st August 2019
Children’s Movie Screening: Happy Feet – A Summer Stars Event at Dr. Patrick J. Hillery Library, Miltown Malbay at 6.00pm.
Emperor penguins are born to sing. All except young Mumble, who was born to dance…tap dance. Such un-penguin-like behaviour eventually gets Mumble kicked out of Emperor Land and into the big, cold world. Joined by his Adelie Amigos and an all-knowing Rockhopper penguin named Lovelace, Mumble embarks on an epic journey and ultimately proves that by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world! Cert PG. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information please contact the library at 065-7084822. Free Event & all welcome.


Friday, 2nd August 2019
Children's Movie Screening: Mary Poppins Returns - A Summer Stars Event
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 11am

The magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and bring back fun to the streets of London. Cert G. Free event and all are welcome. Call Shannon Library for information on 061 364266.

Saturday, 3rd August 2019
Author visit - Susan McKay
Scariff Public Library at 3.00 pm

Susan McKay is a journalist, a writer, a feminist and a human rights activist. She has written extensively on Northern Ireland. In addition to her books, Bear in Mind These Dead and Northern Protestants, she is probably best known for her biography of child abuse survivor, Sophia McColgan.
Well-known as a contributor to radio and television current affairs programmes, she has received a bursary from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for her soon-to-be published book on the Border. She will read from a selection of her writings in Scariff Library on Saturday 3rd August at 3.00pm and give a perspective on the legacy of violence that has afflicted Northern Ireland.
Free event in conjunction with the Scariff Harbour Festival. Call Scariff Library on 061 922893 or see https://www.scariffharbourfestival.ie/ for more information.

Tuesday, 6th August 2019
Children’s Movie Screening: Fantastic Mr Fox - A Summer Stars Event
Killaloe Public Library at 3pm

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop motion animated comedy film directed by Wes Anderson, based on Roald Dahl's 1970 children's novel of the same name. The film is about a fox who steals food each night from three mean and wealthy farmers. They are fed up with Mr. Fox's theft and try to kill him, so they dig their way into the foxes' home, but the animals are able to outwit the farmers and live underground.
Cert PG. Running time 83 minutes. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Killaloe Public Library on 061 376062. Free event.

Wednesday, 7th August 2019
Summer Stars Book Club - A Summer Stars event
DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 3pm

Talk about books, play games and activities. Make new friends. Snacks provided. Suitable for 8-12 year olds. Free event. Call DeValera library for more information on 065 6846353.

Wednesday, 7th August 2019
Storytime and Crafts - A Summer Stars Event
Kilkee Public Library at 3.30pm

Storytime and crafts session, suitable for 3 to 6 year olds.
Places are limited and booking is required. Please call 0659056034 for further information.

Friday, 9th August 2019
Children's Movie Screening: ‘Smallfoot’ - A Summer Stars Event

Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 11am
Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn't know existed - a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community. Cert PG. Free event and all are welcome. Call Shannon Library for information on 061 364266.

 

Saturday, 10th August 2019
Children’s storytime/craft session for 3 – 7 year olds. A Summer Stars Event
Kilrush Public Library at 11am.

Listen to the story ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, by Maurice Sendak and join in some fun craft activity based on the book. Refreshments will be provided. Booking is necessary. Contact the Library on 065 9051504

Monday, 12th August
Children's Film Club: Inside Out
Scariff Public Library at 2.30pm

Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions -- led by Joy (Amy Poehler) -- try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness (Phyllis Smith) to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley's mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust. Cert G. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Scariff Public Library on 061 922893.

 

Tuesday, 13th August 2019
Dogs Trust Workshop - A Summer Stars event
Kilrush Public Library at 11am

Join Aoife from Dogs Trust for an ‘Understanding Dogs’ workshop for kids and adults. Learn why dogs behave in the way they do and understand them better. Find out what’s the best way to behave around them so we can be safe and the dogs we meet can be happy. Certs, stickers, colouring and activity sheets for participants. Booking is essential and children must be accompanied by an adult. Book your place on 0659051504

Tuesday, 13th August 2019
Dogs Trust Workshop - A Summer Stars event
Kilkee Public Library at 2pm
Join Aoife from Dogs Trust for an ‘Understanding Dogs’ workshop for kids and adults. Learn why dogs behave in the way they do and understand them better. Find out what’s the best way to behave around them so we can be safe and the dogs we meet can be happy. Certs, stickers, colouring and activity sheets for participants. Booking is essential and children must be accompanied by an adult. Book your place on 0659056034


Tuesday, 13th August 2019
Children’s Movie Screening: James and the Giant Peach - A Summer Stars Event
Killaloe Public Library at 3pm

James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was produced by Tim Burton and Denise Di Novi, and starred Paul Terry as James. The film is a combination of live action and stop-motion animation. Co-stars Joanna Lumley and Miriam Margolyes who played James's aunts in the live-action segments, and Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Jane Leeves, David Thewlis, and Margolyes voiced his insect friends in the animation sequences.
Cert G. Running time 76 minutes. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Killaloe Public Library on 061 376062. Free event.

 

Wednesday 14th August, 2019
Storytime and Crafts – A Summer Stars Event
Miltown Malbay Library at 11.30 am

Join us to listen to some ‘fishy stories’ & make a paper-plate aquarium to take home.
Suitable for ages 4 – 8
Free event and all are welcome.
For further information phone 065-7084822


Wednesday, 14th August 2019
Cetz Yoga for Kids - A Summer Stars Event
Kilkee Public Library at 3 pm

As part of Kilkee Library’s Summer Stars Activities, Colette Nagle will hold a Kids Yoga Class Cetz Yoga For kids is magical in many ways and has a significant impact on Children's general wellbeing , reducing stress, increasing their capacity to learn, to be gentle to one another and respect nature. The classes teach children about breath and it’s importance with Yoga through Play and having Fun. Numbers are limited, booking is essential. Please Contact the library at 0659056034

 

Friday, 16th August 2019
Children's Movie Screening: ‘Gangsta Granny’ - A Summer Stars Event
Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 11 am

Ben hates spending time with his boring granny while his parents are off ballroom dancing, but little does he know his granny has a secret. Together they go on an adventure and become the closest of friends.Cert G. Free event and all are welcome. Call Shannon Library for information on 061 364266.


Monday. 19th August
Children's Film Club: The Secret of Kells
Scariff Public Library at 2.30pm

In the remote Irish woods, Cellach (Brendan Gleeson) prepares a fortress for an impending attack by a Viking war party. Unbeknown to Cellach, his young nephew Brendan (Evan McGuire) -- who has no taste for battle -- works secretly as an apprentice in the scriptorium of the local monastery, learning the ancient art of calligraphy. As the Vikings approach, revered illuminator Aidan (Mick Lally) arrives at the monastery and recruits Brendan to complete a series of dangerous, magical tasks. Cert G. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Scariff Public Library on 061 922893.

 

Tuesday, 20th August 2019
Dogs Trust Workshop - A Summer Stars event
Tulla Public Library at 11am

Join Aoife from Dogs Trust for an ‘Understanding Dogs’ workshop for kids and adults. Learn why dogs behave in the way they do and understand them better. Find out what’s the best way to behave around them so we can be safe and the dogs we meet can be happy. Certs, stickers, colouring and activity sheets for participants. Free event. Booking required. Call TullaLibrary for information and booking on 065 6835919.

 

Tuesday, 20th August 2019
Dogs Trust Workshop - A Summer Stars event
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 2pm
Join Aoife from Dogs Trust for an ‘Understanding Dogs’ workshop for kids and adults. Learn why dogs behave in the way they do and understand them better. Find out what’s the best way to behave around them so we can be safe and the dogs we meet can be happy. Certs, stickers, colouring and activity sheets for participants. Free event. Booking required. Call Shannon Library for information and booking on 061 364266.

 

Tuesday 20th August
Children’s Movie Screening: Shaun the Sheep – A Summer Stars Event
Sixmilebridge Public Library at 3.30pm

Shaun the Sheep Movie is a 2015 British stop-motion animated comedy film produced by Aardman Animations, based on the Shaun the Sheep television series. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. Cert G. Free event. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Sixmilebridge Public Library on 061 369678

 

Tuesday, 20th August 2019
A Clare Land War Incident, A Heritage Week Event
DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 6.00pm

Joe Queally presents the story of the murder of John Doolaghty in 1882 in Clare and the execution of Francey Hynes for the crime.John Doolaghty was a herdsman for the Hynes family. The Hynes were evicted and ordered Doolaghty not to herd for the new occupiers of the land. He disobeyed and was murdered on 9 July 1882. Francie Hynes was charged with his murder and executed in Limerick Jail on 11 September 1882. Was Hynes innocent? Catherine Delahunty and Joe Queally have written about this Doora Barefield incident. This talk will include extracts from a previous RTÉ Radio documentary. Free event. Call DeValera library for more information on 065 6846353

Wednesday, 21st August 2019
Summer Stars Book Club - A Summer Stars event
DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 3pm

Talk about books, play games and activities. Make new friends. Snacks provided. Suitable for 8-12 year olds. Free event. Call DeValera library for more information on 065 6846353.

Wednesday, 21st August 2019
Children’s Movie Screening: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ - A Summer Stars Event
Newmarket On Fergus Public Library at 3.00pm

Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush." In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet -- the netizens -- to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube. Cert PG. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, Call 061-368411

Wednesday, 21st August 2019
Storytime and Crafts - A Summer Stars Event
Kilkee Public Library at 3.30pm

Storytime and crafts session, suitable for 3 to 6 year olds.
Places are limited and booking is required. Please call 0659056034 for further information.

 

Thursday, 22nd August 2019
Talk on Clare Workhouse, A Heritage Week Event
DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 11.30am

Following a talk on Clare Workhouses, Steve will launch a series of booklets comprising of one on Clare Workhouses and a second one on News reports from Clare 1750-1799. He aims to sell the 2 booklets for 10 euro a set in order to raise funds for Cahercalla. Free event. Call DeValera library for more information on 065 6846353.

Thursday, 22nd August 2019
Sewing Workshop for Children, A Heritage Week Event
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 3.30pm

Join Susannna Anker for a sewing workshop and use traditional skills to create a felt piece to take home with you. Suitable for ages 8-12. This is a free event but booking is required. Contact Shannon Public Library for further information and booking on (061) 364266

Thursday, 22nd August 2019
Heritage Week film screening 'Waveriders'
Scariff Public Library at 6.30pm

Documenting the rise of surfing as one of Ireland’s fastest growing sports, Waveriders explores the unique attractions the country offers to the sport. Set primarily on Ireland’s west coast some of world’s most passionate and talented surfers are interviewed to explain their feelings about their sport and why Ireland, so at odds with the tropic beaches usually home to surfers, has proven such a draw for them. Intercut with this is a study of George Freeth, the man often regarded as the ‘father of modern surfing’, and his links to Ireland through his Irish father. Building to the awe-inspiring conclusion of surfers riding some of the largest waves to ever reach the Irish coast, Waveriders mixes stunning visuals with insights into the minds and attitudes of the people who make up this community. Cert G. Free event and all are welcome. Call Scariff Library on 061 922893 for more information.

 

Friday, 23rd August 2019
Children's Movie Screening: ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ A Summer Stars Event
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 11am

Best friends Smurfette, Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty use a special map that guides them through the Forbidden Forest, an enchanted wonderland that's filled with magical creatures. Their adventure leads them on a course to discover the biggest secret in Smurf history as they race against time and the evil wizard Gargamel to find a mysterious village. Cert G. Free event and all are welcome. Call Shannon Library for information on 061 364266.

 

Friday, 23rd August, 2019
Adult Film Club – The Bookshop
Kilrush Public Library at 6pm

Florence Green, a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop -- the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart, Harborough's vengeful, embittered alpha female who is a wannabe doyenne of the local arts scene. Starring Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Nighy, Julie Christie, Honor Kneafsey, James Lance
Free Event. All are welcome.


Saturday, 24th August 2019
Children’s Movie Screening: Dumbo
Kilrush Public Library at 11am

Dumbo, a 2019 American fantasy adventure film is a live-action reimagining of Walt Disney’s 1941 film of the same name, which was based on the novel by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl. Starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Alan Arkin. The story follows a family that works at a failing travelling circus, as they meet a baby elephant with extremely large ears who is capable of flying! Rating PG. Running time 112 minutes. All are Welcome.

Monday, 26th August 2.30pm
Children's Film Club: The LEGO Movie
Scariff Public Library at 2.30pm

Emmet (Chris Pratt), an ordinary LEGO figurine who always follows the rules, is mistakenly identified as the Special -- an extraordinary being and the key to saving the world. He finds himself drafted into a fellowship of strangers who are on a mission to stop an evil tyrant's (Will Ferrell) plans to conquer the world. Unfortunately for Emmet, he is hopelessly -- and hilariously -- unprepared for such a task, but he'll give it his all nonetheless. Cert G. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Scariff Public Library on 061 922893.

Tuesday, 27th August 2019
Film Club - Green Book
Scariff Public Library at 2.30pm

Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who's about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. Starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Cert 12. Free event and all are welcome. Tea and coffee provided.

Wednesday, 28th August 2019
Storytime and Crafts - A Summer Stars Event
Kilkee Public Library at 3.30pm

Storytime and crafts session, suitable for 3 to 6 year olds.
Places are limited and booking is required. Please call 0659056034 for further information.