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March 2021

Tuesdays in March 2021
Eleanor Feely reads This is Happiness to residents in St Joseph’s Nursing Home. A Clare Reads Event.
St Joseph’s Nursing Home Radio at 2.30pm

Actor Eleanor feely will read extracts from Niall William’s This is Happiness to residents St Joseph’s Nursing Home via their radio channel.
Clare Reads: https://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/library/services/clare_reads.htm

1st March – 12th March 2021
This is Happiness is read on Clare FM
Clare FM at 9.00 pm

Extracts from Niall William’s This is Happiness will be read each night for 10 nights on Clare FM. Tune into Clare FM to hear the readings. It will also be podcasted on the Clare FM website: http://www.clare.fm/

1st March - 17th March 2021
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021
Online Events
Tá Leabharlann Chontae an Chláir ag ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021. Tiúnáil isteach chuig Aidan, ó Leabharlann Chora Finne ar an cainéal Youtube ‘Clare Library.’ Tá sé ag léamh na leabhair pictiúir, Ná Gabh ar Scoil le Máire Zepf agus Tarsila Krüse, Scúnc agus Smúirín le Muireann Ní Chíobháin agus Paddy Donnelly, agus Géansaí Ottó le Sadhbh Devlin agus Róisín Hahessy. Tá siad go léir foilsithe ag Futa Fata.
Clare County Library is celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021. Tune into Aidan, from Corofin Library on the ‘Clare Library,’ Youtube channel. He is reading the picture books, Ná Gabh ar Scoil by Máire Zepf and Tarsila Krüse, Scúnc agus Smúirín by Muireann Ní Chíobháin and Paddy Donnelly, and Géansaí Ottó by Sadhbh Devlin and Róisín Hahessy. They are all published by Futa Fata.
Scúnc agus Smúirín https://youtu.be/vRXhL1W81SE
Ná Gabh ar Scoil https://youtu.be/awC7hSbqNns
Geansaí Ottó https://youtu.be/LGttbhTP94g

Tarraing cúpla rud siamsúil céim ar chéim le Aidan ó Leabharlann Chora Finne anseo:
Draw a couple of fun step-by-step things with Aidan from Corofin Library here:
Tarraing Ulcabhán https://youtu.be/S2kRSnqddu0
Tarraing Dineasár https://youtu.be/z2UfTzihmXg

2nd, 3rd & 4th March 2021
Teen Week 2021, In collaboration with Ennis Book Club Festival
Online events

Teen Week 2021 will run over the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of March in collaboration with Ennis Book Club Festival. This years events include a Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshop, a songwriting workshop with Music Generation Clare and a discussion with author Louise O'Neill.
See the Event Brochure for the full programme of events and more infomation.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021
Uplifting Chair Yoga class, for happiness & wellbeing. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Online event at 11am

Join yoga teacher Trish Cleary for a taster chair yoga class from the comfort of your own home. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done while sitting on a chair or standing on the ground and using the chair for support. This exercise can help to keep the body supple and healthy, reduce stress and improve mental health. Free event for adults throughout Co Clare, limited numbers, booking essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by calling Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 during branch opening hours.

Friday, 5th March 2021
Manage your mood with food. A Healthy Ireland at your Library event.
Online event at 1pm

During this presentation consultant dietitian Gillian McConnell B.Sc (Hons) Dietetics, MINDI from Inside Out Nutrition will explore the relationship between what you eat and how you feel. You will get plenty of evidence based practical top tips on how to incorporate healthy eating into your life and feel better in your mood. Free event for people throughout Co Clare aged 18+. Booking is essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by calling Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 during branch opening hours.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021
Uplifting Chair Yoga class, for happiness & wellbeing. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Online event at 11am

Join yoga teacher Trish Cleary for a taster chair yoga class from the comfort of your own home. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done while sitting on a chair or standing on the ground, and using the chair for support. This exercise can help to keep the body supple and healthy, reduce stress and improve mental health. Free event for adults throughout Co Clare, limited numbers, booking essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by calling Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 during branch opening hours.

Tuesday 09th March 2021
Happiness Workshop with Bob Vernon. A Clare Reads Event.
Online event at 7pm

Bob Vernon will give a talk & workshop on happiness. Finding happiness is one of the themes of Niall William’s book, This is Happiness. In this workshop Bob will explore some simple ways to help cope with the stresses and strains, to relieve physical and nervous tension, and to reinforce our wellbeing. He will also include a very quick stress-busting emergency exercise.
A free event for people throughout Co Clare aged 18+. Booking is essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by calling Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 during branch opening hours or email kilrush@clarelibrary.ie
Clare Reads: https://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/library/services/clare_reads.htm

Thursday, 11th March 2021
‘Kitchen Power: Women’s Experiences of Rural Electrification’ by Dr Sorcha O’Brien. A Clare Reads Event.
Online event at 8pm

Join Dr Sorcha O’Brien who will give a talk on rural electrification as part of the Clare Reads programme. Dr O’Brien is a Design Historian and curator of the Kitchen Power: Women’s Experiences of Rural Electrification exhibition. She also researched the content of the Electric Irish Homes website https://electricirishhomes.org/. Rural electrification is one of the main themes of This is Happiness by Niall Williams.
A free event for people throughout Co Clare aged 18+. Booking is essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by emailing – clarereads@clarecoco.ie

Clare Reads: https://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/library/services/clare_reads.htm

Thursday, 18th March 2021
Tai Chi for Health & Happiness. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Online event at 11am

Join Kevin Copeland, senior Tai Chi instructor, with the Ireland Health Qigong & Tai Chi association for a taster class. Tai Chi is practiced around the world as a health promoting exercise. Its benefits include improved flexibility, strength, endurance & balance, increases relaxation and wellbeing. Free event for people throughout Co Clare aged 18+. Booking is essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by calling Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 during branch opening hours.


Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Celebrating Junior Crehan – a musical tribute
Online event at 7.30pm

Join Junior’s nephew Mick Crehan and Liam O’Brien in a celebration of Junior’s music. Junior Crehan was a celebrated musician from West Clare but he is also an elusive character in Niall William’s book This is happiness. Join the concert to hear the music that Noe & Christy were searching for in the book. The concert will be followed by Q & A with Junior’s daughter, Angela Crotty at 8pm.
A free event for people throughout Co Clare aged 18+. Booking is essential. Please book your place by emailing – clarereads@clarecoco.ie and a link will be sent to you.

 

Wednesday, 24th March 2021
Beginner Birdsong Workshop with Jamie Durrant
Online event at 7pm
Join Jamie Durrant, NPWS Conservation Ranger for a workshop on learning to identify common bird calls. Just in time for spring learn to tell your robin from your wren by their song. Enrich your experience of nature by opening up the world of birdsong!
This is a free event for people throughout Co. Clare. Booking is essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by calling Scariff Library on 061 922893 during branch opening hours or by emailing scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie
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Thursday, 25th March 2021
Tai Chi for Health & Happiness. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Online event at 11am

Join Kevin Copeland, senior Tai Chi instructor, with the Ireland Health Qigong & Tai Chi association for a taster class. Tai Chi is practiced around the world as a health promoting exercise. Its benefits include improved flexibility, strength, endurance & balance, increases relaxation and wellbeing. Free event for people throughout Co Clare aged 18+. Booking is essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by calling Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 during branch opening hours.

 

Thursday 25th March 2021
Talkabout session "This is Happiness" by Niall Williams - Glor's Culture Cafe
Online event at 8pm

Culture Café, glór’s new online forum for discussion of all things creative! This event will talk about Niall Williams' new novel This is Happiness. Participation is free but capacity is limited so please register your interest in advance.
Details available at: https://glor.ie/events/culture-cafe-online-discussion-meet-up/

 

Tuesday 30th March 2021
Ennis Book Club Festival Presents - Niall Williams in conversation
Online Event at 8pm

Ennis Book Club Festival presents Niall Williams in conversation with Dani Gill. Many will have read This is Happiness during February & March so why not join the author himself to hear about his inspiration for the book, the writing process and life in County Clare. Dani Gill is the artistic director of Ennis Book Club Festival 2021.
Free event for all aged 18+. Booking is essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place at www.ennisbookclubfestival.com.
Clare Reads: https://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/library/services/clare_reads.htm

Wednesday, 31st March 2021
Presentation: Skills for Successful Online Interviews. A Work Matters at the Library Event
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Online Event at 7pm
Jennifer L. Smith of Jayarel Consulting will deliver a presentation on the skills and techniques needed to master the online interview. Jennifer will help you to handle video interviews confidently and to prepare for challenging questions. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session. This is a free event for people throughout Co. Clare aged 18+. Booking is essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by calling Scariff Library on 061 922893 during branch opening hours or by emailing scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie