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Children's Book Festival 2019

Full Programme of Events


October 2019

Tuesday, 1st October 2019
Chair Yoga class. A Healthy Ireland at your Library event in support of Positive Ageing Week.
Kilrush Public Library at 11am

Join yoga teacher Trea Heapes for a taster chair yoga class. This is a gentle form of yoga that can be done while sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support and can keep the body supple and healthy, reduce stress and improve mental health. Free event for adults. Booking is necessary. Contact Kilrush Library on (065) 9051504

Tuesday, 1st October 2019
Chair Yoga class. A Healthy Ireland at your Library event in support of Positive Ageing Week.
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 11am

Join yoga teacher Julie Hyde for a taster chair yoga class. This is a gentle form of yoga that can be done while sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support and can keep the body supple and healthy, reduce stress and improve mental health. Free event for adults. Booking is necessary. Contact Shannon Library on (061) 364266


Tuesday, 1st October 2019
Line Dancing at the Library - A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event in support of Positive Ageing Week
Sixmilebridge Public Library at 4.00pm

Experience the health benefits of dance; a great way to keep your mind and body healthy! Free Event and All are welcome. For Booking contact Sixmilebridge Library on 061-369678
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Friday, 4th October 2019
Kilkee from old photos - A Positive Ageing Week event
Sweeney Memorial Library, Kilkee

You are invited to a step back in time with a photographic display in Sweeney Memorial Library Kilkee on Friday the 4th October. The display will contain photographs and slideshows of Kilkee and the surrounding parishes. This is a positive ageing event and all are welcome to attend. Teas and coffees will be provided on the day
. For further information contact Sweeney Memorial Library, Kilkee on 065-9056034.

Friday, 4th October 2019
Movie Screening – Victoria & Abdul
Kilrush Public Library at 6pm

Historical Period Drama, starring Judi Dench & Ali Fazal.
Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favour with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity. Free Event. All are Welcome.

Friday, 4th October 2019
An evening of Music and Song - A Positive Ageing Week event
Scariff Public Library from 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Join East Clare Community Choir, guest soloists and musicians for an evening of music and song to celebrate Positive Ageing Week 2019. All are welcome. Refreshments provided. For more information, contact Scariff Library on 061 922893.

Saturday, 5th October 2019
'A Windy Autumn Day' Storytime & Craft Session
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 11.30am

Suitable for 3 to 6 year olds. This event is free and all are welcome. Contact Shannon Library at (061) 364266 for more information

Monday, 7th October 2019
Creative Writing Workshops for Adults
Sweeney Memorial Library, Kilkee 6 to 8pm

A series of Creative Writing Classes will take place in Kilkee Library, each Monday from 6pm to 8pm.
Arranged by LCETB, the Workshops are facilitated by Marc Ryan and are free to the public. Booking is essential, as numbers are limited.
Contact the library at 065 9056034 for further details and information.

Wednesday, 9th October 2019
Connecting Locally Coffee Morning
Find out about your local services
DeValera Public Library from 10.30 to 12.30pm

Information on – further education and training opportunities, employability/employment, volunteering opportunities, mental health and well being, library services and activities, Circle of Stitches craft group, social welfare entitlements.
Free Workshop on Mindfulness with Michelle Bradley at 11am.
Free event and all are welcome.
Call DeValera Public Library on (065) 6846353 for further information.

Thursday, 10th October 2019
Connecting Locally Coffee Morning
Find out about your local services
Scariff Public Library 10.30am to 12.30pm

Information on – further education and training opportunities, employability/employment, volunteering opportunities, mental health and well-being supports, library services and activities, East Clare Community Co-op events, social welfare entitlements. 11.00am
Free Workshop: Eating Well for Autumn and Winter.
Free event and all are welcome.
Call Scariff Public Library on 061 922893 for more information.

Friday, 11th October 2019
Ceol Sa Leabharlann – Kincora Trad Fest
Killaloe Public Library at 6.30pm

With Mary Donoghue and friends.
For further information please contact Killaloe Public Library at 061-376062. This is a free event. All welcome!

Saturday, 12th October 2019
Brickx Club Workshop
Scariff Public Library from 11am to 12.30pm

Brickx club workshops are for all children aged from 3 -12. Build anything from bridges, towers, streets to pyramids! The possibilities are endless! Everyone is welcome to this free, fun relaxed event. This is an autism friendly event. Booking is essential. Call Scariff Library on 061 922893 for more information or to book your place.

Monday, 14th October 2019
Film Club – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
DeValera Public Library at 11am

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past. Cert PG. Free event and all are welcome. Tea and coffee provided.

Monday, 14th October 2019
Creative Writing Workshops for Adults
Sweeney Memorial Library, Kilkee 6 to 8pm

A series of Creative Writing Classes will take place in Kilkee Library, each Monday from 6pm to 8pm.
Arranged by LCETB, the Workshops are facilitated by Marc Ryan and are free to the public. Booking is essential, as numbers are limited.
Contact the library at 065 9056034 for further details and information.

Tuesday, 15th October 2019
Women and Poverty in Rural Communities
Kilrush Public Library at 3pm

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is inviting members and friends to join them at a gathering in Kilrush Library, Co. Clare on the 15th October. NWCI and West Clare Family Resource Centre have engaged women from Kilrush and the surrounding area to work with an artist facilitator over a few sessions. Representations of the experiences of the women and poverty in rural communities will be presented at a public gathering.
Speakers at the event include Ellen O Malley Dunlop; Chairperson, NWCI and Mary O Donoghue, Coordinator of West Clare Family Resource Centre. All are welcome



Tuesday, 15th of October 2019
Fighting Words comes to Clare
Further Education and Training Centre, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, Clonroad Campus, Ennis, at 7pm.

Clare County Library and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board are co-hosting an evening get together for prospective volunteers in their latest collaborative initiative bringing Fighting Words creative writing workshops to Clare.
On Tuesday 15th of October Clare County Library and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board invite you to meet four tutors from Fighting Words, Dublin who will demonstrate how Fighting Words workshops run. The hour-long meeting will take place at the Further Education and Training Centre, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, Clonroad Campus, Ennis, beginning at 7pm.
For further information contact 065 6899083 or 065 6897645 or email pfitzgerald@clarecoco.ie or mary.flanagan@lcetb.ie

Tuesday, 15th of October 2019
Sensory Garden Design Talk
Sweeney Memorial Library, Kilkee at 7.30pm

Garden designer Anne Byrne, will discuss the design and creation of a sensory garden.
Anne has studied for and gained two qualifications from the RHS, in Horticulture and in Garden Planning, Construction and Planting.In Spring 2012 she was one of five new designers selected to build a garden for RTE’s Super Garden programme. Following that, she started her own garden design and garden solution service.
All are welcome to attend. For further information please contact the library at 9056034

Friday, 18th October 2019
Launch of One Book One Community Book Project - Wonder by R.J Palacio
Ennistymon Library 11.30am

Ennistymon Vocational School and Clare Co Library will launch One Book One Community Project at the Library to promote reading for pleasure among students, they are hoping that as many people as possible can read the book Wonder. The One Book One Community project will run from the 18th October to the 22nd November.

Friday, 18th October 2019
An Enchanted Evening – an Evening of Classic Music and Song
Scariff Public Library from 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Featuring Vashti Curran, Sarah King, Manus McGuire and other local artists.
All are welcome. Refreshments provided. For more information, contact Scariff Library on 061 922893.

Saturday, 19th October 2019
One Book One Community Storytime
Ennistymon Library at 11.00am

As part of One Book One Community Project which is a collaboration between Clare County Library and Ennistymon Vocational School we will be reading the children’s picture book version of the book,
We’re All Wonders by R.J Palacio and other fun stories too.
Suitable for 3-6 year olds. All Welcome.

 

Saturday, 19th October 2019
Children’s storytime/craft session for 3 to 7 year olds.
Kilrush Public Library at 11am

Listen to a Halloween story ‘Winnie’s Amazing Pumpkin’ and join in some fun craft activity based on the book. Refreshments will be provided. Booking is necessary. Contact Kilrush Library on 065 9051504

Monday, 21st October 2019
Creative Writing Workshops for Adults
Sweeney Memorial Library, Kilkee 6 to 8pm

A series of Creative Writing Classes will take place in Kilkee Library, each Monday from 6pm to 8pm.
Arranged by LCETB, the Workshops are facilitated by Marc Ryan and are free to the public. Booking is essential, as numbers are limited.
Contact the library at 065 9056034 for further details and information.

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019
Local Enterprise Office Talk, ‘Making It Happen’ – A Work Matters at the Library Event
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 7pm

It's one thing to have a good business idea, and it's another thing entirely to bring it to life.The Local Enterprise Office Clare offer expertise, know-how and potential financial support to micro Irish businesses and will give a talk on starting or growing a business in Ireland in Shannon Public Library on Tuesday 22nd October at 7pm. This is a free event and all are welcome. For information contact Shannon Public Library on (061) 364266.

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019
Halloween Crafts
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 4.00pm

Join us for a Halloween themed craft session for 8 to 11 year olds.
Free event. Booking required. Call the library for more information on 061-364266

 

Friday, 25th October 2019
Film - Coraline
Seeeney Memorial Library, Kilkee at 3pm

To start off the midterm break, Kilkee Library will show the movie Coraline at 3p.m. on Friday the 25th October. This is a free event.
Please contact the library for further details on 0659056034

Friday, 25th October 2019
Book Reading: Lay of the Land by Fiona O’Connell - a Burren Winterage Weekend event.
Lisdoonvarna Public Library, 3pm to 4pm

Fiona O’Connell will read from her collected articles from her weekly column in The Sunday Independent, on conservation, animal rights, history, folklore, biography and the natural world.
"
Reading 'Lay of the Land' is like opening a beautiful bundle of love letters to nature - and human nature" - Marty Morrissey. The book will be on sale for €12.99.

Friday 25th October, 2019
Halloween Crafts for 6 to 11 year olds
Dr. Patrick J. Hillery Library, Miltown Malbay at 4.00 pm

Join us for a Halloween themed craft session. Free event and all are welcome. Contact the library at 065-7084822 for further information.

Friday, 25th October 2019
Book Reading: The Cow Book by John Connell - a Burren Winterage Weekend event.
Lisdoonvarna Public Library, 5pm to 6pm

John Connell will read from his book on his experience as a returned emigrant on the family farm in Longford.
A meditation on the real meaning of home and place’ – The Irish Times.
The book will be on sale for €15.

Monday, 28th October 2019
Creative Writing Workshops for Adults
Sweeney Memorial Library, Kilkee 6 to 8pm

A series of Creative Writing Classes will take place in Kilkee Library, each Monday from 6pm to 8pm.
Arranged by LCETB, the Workshops are facilitated by Marc Ryan and are free to the public. Booking is essential, as numbers are limited.
Contact the library at 065 9056034 for further details and information.

 

Tuesday, 29th October 2019
Film Club - Their Finest
Scariff Public Library at 2.30pm

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy.
Cert 12. Free event and all are welcome. Tea and coffee provided

Tuesday, 29th October 2019
Halloween Crafts
DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 3pm

Join us for a Halloween themed craft session for 2 to 6 year olds.
Free event. Call DeValera library for more information on 065 6846353


Tuesday, 29th October 2019
Halloween Storytime & Craft
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 4.00pm

Suitable for 3 to 6 year olds. Dress up in your Halloween costume. This event is free and all are welcome.Contact Shannon Library at (061) 364266 for more information


 

Tuesday 29th October 2019
Sparks Film Festival: Sound FX recording workshop.
Scariff Public Library, 5pm to 6.30pm

Children are invited to learn all about the art of creating sound effects for film.
Free event, booking is required.
Suitable for ages 10+. Tel. Scariff Public Library (061) 922893

Tuesday, 29th October 2019
Film Book Club – The King’s Speech
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 6.00pm

Our October film is ‘The King’s Speech’ based on the non fiction biographical book ‘The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy’ written by Peter Conradi and Mark Logue. England's Prince Albert must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.
This is a free event and all are welcome. Tea and coffee provided. Call Shannon Library on 061 364266 for more information. CERT 12A.


Wednesday, 30th October 2019
Storytime for Children
Ennistymon Public Library at 12 noon

Suitable for 3 - 6 year olds

Contact Ennistymon Library at (065) 7071245 for more information

 



 

Wednesday, 30th October 2019
Newmarket On Fergus Public Library, at 3.00pm
Children’s Movie Screening: Hotel Transylvania 3

Your favourite monster family boards a luxury cruise ship so Dracula can take a summer vacation from the hotel. It's smooth sailing for the pack as they indulge in all of the fun the cruise has to offer, including monster volleyball, exotic excursions and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation soon turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy them all. Rating G. Free Event. All are Welcome


Wednesday, 30th October 2019
Hedgehog Talk for Children
DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 3.00pm

Bev Truss will give an illustrated talk in Ennis library for children. She is an award winning veterinary nurse who runs the Hogsprickle Wildlife Rescue in Co. Clare. Working tirelessly to protect one of our most beloved wild mammals, Bev also finds time to advise and support wildlife rehabilitators around the country. This is a free event and all are welcome.

Wednesday, 30th October 2019
Brickx Club Workshop
Scariff Public Library from 3pm to 4.30pm

Brickx club workshops are for all children aged from 3 -12. Build anything from bridges, towers, streets to pyramids! The possibilities are endless! Everyone is welcome to this free, fun relaxed event. This is an autism friendly event. Booking is essential. Call Scariff Library on 061 922893 for more information or to book your place.

Thursday, 31st October 2019
Halloween Film– Frankenweenie
DeValera Public Library at 3pm

Young Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan) is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend: his dog, Sparky. But then, tragedy strikes, and Sparky shuffles off this mortal coil. Victor is heartbroken, but his science teacher (Martin Landau) gives him an idea of how to jolt old Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful, and all goes well, until Victor's fellow students steal his secret and use it to resurrect other dead animals -- with monstrous consequences. PG. Free Event. All are welcome

Thursday, 31st October 2019
Movie Screening for children – Room on the Broom
Sixmilebridge Public Library at 3pm

Room on the broom is a beautifully animated film based on the best-selling children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Cert G. Free event. All welcome.
Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
For further information contact Sixmilebridge library on 061-369678.

 

Thursday, 31st October 2019
Movie Screening for children – The Secret Life of Pets 2
Kilrush Public Library at 3pm

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is the sequel to the 2016’s blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. The Secret Life of Pets 2 will see the return of writer Brian Lynch (Minions) and once again be directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me series, Dr Seuss' The Lorax). Cert G. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome

Thursday, 31st October 2019
Halloween Storytime and Craft for ages 3 to 6
Scariff Public Library, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Free event. No booking required, just come along for some spooky fun! Tel. Scariff Public Library (061) 922893

Thursday, 31st October 2019
Sparks Film Festival: Special FX Make-up Workshops
Scariff Public Library, 5pm - 6.30pm

Look your most terrifying this Halloween with a special FX make-up workshop.
Free event, booking is required. Suitable for ages 9+. Tel. Scariff Public Library (061) 922893


See Also:
Children's Services for the Children's Book Festival and Summer Projects


Library Events 2018
Library Events 2017
Library Events 2016