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August 2021

Months of June and July
Extended due to popular demand to the 16th August 2021
Storytime with Mr. Read - A Summer Stars Event.
Online Event

Due to popular demand we are delighted to be able to offer a second opportunity to submit your stories to Mr. Read. Get your stories, poems and pictures to us by 16th August and Mr Read will immortalise them in his unique style. A new recording will be broadcast in early September
Would you like a professional actor to perform your very own story? Clare Library has hired MR. Read to read out stories written by the children of Clare on our YouTube channel.
All you have to do, is write a small story or poem and email it to us. It doesn’t have to be long, or serious, or be about important things you hear about in the news. It just has to come from the FUNNEST place in your IMAGINATION!
This is not a competition and it is open to children aged 0 - 12 years. All stories will be performed on our YouTube channel in August/September.
HOW TO ENTER:
Drop your story into your nearest library or email your story to library_mailbox@clarecoco.ie with Mr Read in the subject heading. Closes 16th August.

Months of June, July & August 2021
Story Writing Competition - A Summer Stars Event.
Online Event

This year, as well as enjoying the all the amazing worlds you visit when reading books, Summer Stars is celebrating your imagination by running a short story competition. The competition is open to 6-18 year olds living in the Republic of Ireland - of course 6 year olds won’t be competing against teenagers! There are three age categories: age 6-9, age 10-14, age 15-18. The judges this year are Erika McGann, Marita Conlon-McKenna and Nicola Pierce.
To enter, write a story using the following opening line:

Of all the places in the world, I never thought I would be here.

Word limit 500 words.
There will be 15 finalists in each category and one national winner from each category.
Each category winner will receive a Tablet and a hamper of books from O’Brien Press.
Each finalist in all categories will receive a €50 voucher.
Send your story to summerstarsstory@lgma.ie
To find out more, and read last year’s winning entries go to www.summerstars.ie


 

Wednesday, 4th August 2021
Outdoor Storytime and Craft – A Summer Stars event
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon - Sensory Garden at 11.30am

Children aged 4-6 years are invited to join us for an outdoor storytime and simple craft on Wednesday 4th August at 11.30a.m. Numbers are limited and booking is essential. Please note, this event is outdoors and weather dependent. For booking and information please call Shannon Public Library on 061 364266 during branch opening hours or email shannon@clarelibrary.ie

 

Friday, 6th August 2021
Outdoor Storytime and Craft session – A Summer Stars event
Kilrush Library Garden at 11.30am

Children aged 3-7 years are invited to join us for an outdoor storytime/craft session. Numbers are limited and booking is essential. Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is outdoors and weather dependent. For booking and information please call Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 during branch opening hours or email kilrush@clarelibrary.ie

 

Tuesday, 10th August and Thursday 12th August 2021
Art Therapy Workshops - A Summer Stars Event
Online Event
It’s been quite a year, and there’s no doubt that many of our younger generation have missed out on valuable social development opportunities. This two-part workshop with art therapist Kate O'Sullivan is designed to help children develop positive social skills that will enable them to navigate the outside world with confidence. No art skills are required. Children will be encouraged to work at their own pace, with lots of positive encouragement from Kate along the way. Suitable for ages 8 and older. This workshop is delivered online, via zoom over two days. It is an interactive workshop so participants will need a device with a working camera and microphone, as well as space at home to draw on A3 paper. Materials will be provided in advance.
Workshop 1: Tuesday 10 August 11:00 am - 12:00 pm and Thursday 12 August 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop 2: Tuesday 10 August 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm and Thursday 12 August 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
To book contact De Valera Library, Ennis on (065) 6846353 or (065) 6891317 or Email: devalera@clarelibrary.ie Funded by the Dormant Accounts Fund.

Tuesday, 10th August 2021
‘Moving from Primary to Secondary school'. - A Healthy Ireland at your Library event.
Online event 1pm – 2.30pm

Join Dr. Mary O’Kane, lecturer in Psychology, Early Childhood Studies and Education, as she identifies the changes and challenges for children as they move from primary to secondary school. Dr. O’Kane will offer practical advice for parents on how to best support their children on this new educational journey. Free event for people throughout Co Clare aged 18+. Places are limited, booking is essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by emailing kilrush@clarelibrary.ie or by calling Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 during branch opening hours.


 

Tuesday, 17th August 2021
Shannon Library Bookclub Meeting
Online event at 7pm

OK, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea by Patrick Freyne is the Shannon Library Bookclub choice for August. Participants will require remote access to Zoom to take part. Copies of the book are available from Shannon Library. For more information and to book your place please contact Shannon Public Library on 061 364266 during branch opening hours or email shannon@clarelibrary.ie

 

Wednesday, 18th August 2021
Outdoor Storytime and Craft – A National Heritage Week Event
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon - Sensory Garden at 11.30am

A special outdoor storytime and craft activity for children aged 4-6 years to celebrate National Heritage Week. Numbers are limited and booking is essential. Please note, this event is outdoors and weather dependent. For booking and information please call Shannon Public Library on 061 364266 during branch opening hours or email shannon@clarelibrary.ie

 

Wednesday, 18th August 2021
Mandala craft activity – A National Heritage Week Event
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon - Sensory Garden at 3.30pm

Celebrate National Heritage Week’s Wild Child Day in Shannon Library’s sensory garden on Wednesday 18th August at 3.30pm and create a mandala from natural materials. For children aged 7-12 years. Numbers are limited and booking is essential. Please note, this event is outdoors and weather dependent. For booking and information please call Shannon Public Library on 061 364266 during branch opening hours or email shannon@clarelibrary.ie

 

Friday, 20th August 2021
Family Music and Storytelling with Beanstalk Arts
Online event 10.30am

Bring your 0-7s (and any other family members!) and join Becky, her cello, ukulele and a host of puppet guests for a lively, interactive musical storytime session! This morning we’ll be venturing into the deep dark woods with Red Riding Hood, and keeping a sharp eye out for the Big Bad Wolf... This session will include singing, movement and stories, and is perfect for the whole family to join in.
Not essential, but you might find it useful to bring along a cuddly toy, something you can waft or float (such as a light scarf, muslin or even a stray sock!), a wooden spoon or two, and something that makes a shakey sound (plus do feel free to bring along any other instruments - homemade or otherwise - that you might have around the house).
The sessions will be delivered via zoom. To book phone Scariff Library on (061) 922893 Email: scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie. Funded by Creative Ireland.


 

Wednesday, 25th August 2021
Family Music and Storytelling with Beanstalk Arts

Online event 10.30am

Bring your 0-7s (and any other family members!) and join Becky, her cello, ukulele and a host of puppet guests for a lively, interactive musical storytime session! Today’s story is inspired by the traditional Indonesian myth of the Ruai Bird, and we’ll journey into the mysterious rainforest, meeting all sorts of extraordinary creatures, before teaching the Ruai Bird to sing and flying all the way back home! This session will include singing, movement and stories, and is perfect for the whole family to join in.
Not essential, but you might find it useful to bring along a cuddly toy, something you can waft or float (such as a light scarf, muslin or even a stray sock!), a wooden spoon or two, and something that makes a shakey sound (plus do feel free to bring along any other instruments - homemade or otherwise - that you might have around the house).
The sessions will be delivered via zoom. To book phone Scariff Library on (061) 922893 Email: scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie. Funded by Creative Ireland.

 

Wednesday, 25th August 2021
Kilrush Library Adult Fiction Bookclub Meeting
Outdoor event at 5pm

This month, we are reading ‘Shuggie Bain’, by Douglas Stuart. Copies of this book are available from Kilrush Library. Weather permitting, this meeting will take place in the Library garden. New members are always welcome. For more information contact kilrush@clarelibrary.ie or call 065 9051504 during branch opening hours.

Thursday, 26th August 2021
‘Raising resilient children’. - A Healthy Ireland at your Library event.
Online event 1pm – 2.30pm

Join Dr. Mary O’Kane, lecturer in Psychology, Early Childhood Studies and Education, as she speaks about the importance of building resilience in children, so that they can cope with the ups and downs in life and work towards developing solutions when faced with challenges. In this Webinar, Mary offers practical advice on how we can best support our children to become strong and resilient, having greater confidence in their own abilities. Free event for people throughout Co Clare aged 18+. Places are limited, booking is essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by emailing kilrush@clarelibrary.ie or by calling Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 during branch opening hours.