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See also: Clare Arts Office Events


July 2021

Months of June and July
Storytime with Mr. Read - A Summer Stars Event.
Online Event

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.
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 31 July.

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


 

Thursday, 1st July 2021
Bug Sculpture Workshop – A Summer Stars Event
Shannon Public Library Garden at 11.30am

Free outdoor workshop for children aged 8-12 years taking place in Shannon Library’s new sensory garden. Children will explore books on bugs and create a bug sculpture using recycled materials. Places are limited and booking is required. Contact Shannon Library on 061 364266 or email shannon@clarelibary.ie.


Thursday, 1st July 2021
Kilkee Library Adult Bookclub meeting
Outdoor Event at 11.30am

This month, we are reading The Salt Path by Raynor Wynn. The meeting will take place in our sensory garden at the back of the library.
New members are always welcome. For more information contact kilkee@clarelibrary.ie or call 065 9056034 during branch opening hours.

Thursday, 1st July 2021
Scariff Library Book Club meeting
Online event at 7pm

We are reading ’Tortilla Flat’ by John Steinbeck. New members are always welcome but places are limited. Participants will require remote access to Zoom to take part. Some copies of the book are available from Scariff Library. For more information and to book your place, please contact Scariff Library on 061 922893 during branch opening hours or email scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie.

5th to 14th July 2021
The Mad Atlas with Maeve Devoy - A Summer Stars Event.
Online Event

A 3-day creative writing course, delivered via Zoom. Suitable for ages 10-12 years.
In this creative writing course, the children will travel through the MAD realms - MAD City, The MADLANDS, MAD Space and The MAD Underworld. But before they get to explore, they will have to prove they are mad enough to stay by setting off on a mission to save the MAD Realms.
Will they accept the challenge? Will they be brave enough to believe in themselves and write their way out of this world?
Focused on the craft of creative writing, well-being, fun and imagination, this course will delve into the techniques used for both fact and fiction, while Maeve shares her own story to publication and her top tips!
Booking is essential and there are two 3-day courses to choose from.

- 5, 6 & 7 July, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Places limited, to book phone Kilrush Library on 065-9051504 or email kilrush@clarelibrary.ie

- 12, 13 & 14 July, 11:00 to 12:30 pm. Places limited, to book phone Ennistymon Library on 065-7071245 or email ennistymon@clarelibrary.ie

Tuesday, 6th July 2021
Scariff Library Morning Book Club meeting
Online event at 11am

We are reading Saving Missy by Beth Morrey. New members are always welcome. Participants will require remote access to Zoom to take part. Some copies of the book are available from Scariff Library. For more information and to book your place, please contact Scariff Library on 061 922893 during branch opening hours or email scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie.

Tuesday, 13th July 2021
Scariff Library Teen Book Club meeting
Online event at 6.30pm

We are reading Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell. New members are always welcome. Participants will require remote access to Zoom to take part. Some copies of the book are available from Scariff Library. For more information and to book your place, please contact Scariff Library on 061 922893 during branch opening hours or email scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie.

Wednesday 14th July 2021
Dogs Trust Workshop – A Summer Stars event
Online event at 10am

Join Aoife from Dogs Trust for a fun and interactive workshop. Learn how to be safe around dogs and take part in our live online Gameshow. Find out what’s the best way to behave around dogs so we can be safe and the dogs we meet can be happy.
Participants will require remote access to Zoom to take part. Places are limited and booking is required. For more information and to book your place, please contact Scariff Library on 061 922893 during branch opening hours or email scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie.

Wednesday 14th July 2021
Teddy Bear Sleepover – A Summer Stars event
Scariff Public Library 10.00 – 1.30 & 2.30 – 5.30pm

Bring your teddy to Scariff Library before 5.30pm on Wednesday 14th July and when you go home, teddy will spend the night at the library with all the other teddy bears! Come back the next day to collect your teddy and see pictures of all the fun they had at their library sleepover on our Facebook and Instagram pages. For more information please contact Scariff Library on 061 922893 during branch opening hours or email scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie

 

Tuesday, 20th July 2021
Shannon Library Bookclub Meeting
Online event at 7pm

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell is the Shannon Library Bookclub choice for July. 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

Thursday 22nd July to Friday 20th August 2021
Art exhibition by Kilrush local Artists
Kilrush Public Library during opening hours

This ever popular exhibition includes a large selection of art in many different styles & media with a variety to appeal to all

 

Wednesday, 28th July 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 28th July 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


 

Wednesday, 28th July 2021
Kilrush Library Adult Book Club meeting
Online event at 5pm
This month, we are reading ‘IDAHO’, by Emily Ruskovich. New members are always welcome but places are limited. Participants will require remote access to Zoom to take part. Some copies of the book are available from Kilrush Library. For more information and to book your place, please email kilrush@clarelibrary.ie or call 065 9051504 during branch opening hours.

 

Thursday, 29th July 2021
Diabetes awareness talk. A Healthy Ireland at your Library event.
Online event at 1pm

Join Diabetes nurse, Claire Naughton, from Diabetes Ireland to learn about the different types of diabetes, the signs and symptoms, various risk factors and who should get tested. Learn also how to reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes. This is an hour long presentation with a Q & A session. 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.

Thursday, 29th July 2021
Scariff Library Book Club meeting
Online event at 7pm
We are reading ’Kim JiYoung, Born 1982’ by Cho Nam-Joo. New members are always welcome but places are limited. Participants will require remote access to Zoom to take part. Some copies of the book are available from Scariff Library. For more information and to book your place, please contact Scariff Library on 061 922893 during branch opening hours or email scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie.