Events.

  • August 2018
Malahide Library

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Wednesday 1st Aug @ 6.45-7.50pm An informal writing group that meet on a monthly basis on the first Wednesday of each month. New members welcome.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Parent & Toddler Group meet in Blanchardstown Library every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm. All welcome to drop in at any stage.

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Meet Audrey Gough and her canine friend" Lucy" and learn about responsible Dog ownership. .!Wednesday 1st August at 11.00am- for all the family.. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact the library on 8908793 or at library desk.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Summer Stars Story time and Crafts Ciara will lead an exciting Summer Stars edition of Story time, with some creative crafting!
Ages 4 - 7: Wednesday, August 1st at 3:30pm.
Ages 8 - 12: Wednesday, August 15th at 3:30pm.
Digital Animation We're excited to be hosting Create School for a wonderful Digital Animation Workshop. This workshop combines the craft of classic “hand drawn” animating with modern technology
Ages 10 - 16. Thursday, August 9th, 2:30pm - 4pm.
Author visit Paul Tubb is a comic poet-songwriter/humorous illustrator-cartoonist author of such titles as 'Four Wacky Tales', 'Ten Princesses', 'The Dog of Edward Aloysius Grey', and 'Scaring Jeremiah' - join Paul when he visits Blanchardstown library to talk about his works.
Ages 4 - 11. Monday, August 13th, 2pm - 3pm.
Bewitching Blanchardstown There's magic in the air at Blanchardstown Library. Come along to our second annual Harry Potter-themed day, where there will be games galore and activities aplenty!
Ages 7 - 12. Tuesday, August 14th, 2pm - 5pm.
Booking for these events is essential, as spaces are limited. To book, please contact 01 8905563, email blanchlibrary@fingal.ie, or call to the lending desk.

Swords Library

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Education officer Audrey and her dog Lucy will be delivering a new workshop. Come along to find out about what it takes to become an education dog, and pick up some tips on dog safety

Malahide Library

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Make new friends and play chess at our weekly Wednesday chess club; 7-12 year-olds. New members welcome.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 18:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Improve your English conversation skills by coming along for an informal & casual English chat, drop-in, no teacher every Wednesday from 6pm.

Rush Library

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Scrabble Club meet every Wednesday in the library at 6.30pm. Scrabble boards supplied, All are welcome to join!

Malahide Library

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Thursdays @ 10.00 – 11am Parent and Toddler group meet every Thursday morning to socialize, play games and learn.

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 04 Aug 2018 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Informal French conversation group to help people to improve their French language skills - meets every Saturday at 10am in Blanchardstown library. All Welcome.

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 04 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Improve your Irish language skills, join the conversation group every Saturday at 12pm in Blanchardstown library.

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 13:40:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Blanchardstown Library Show hosted by Aoife & Meadhbh is broadcast every Monday at 1.40pm on 92.5 Phoenix FM.
The Library Show features news from Blanchardstown Library, library events , book reviews, author interviews and much more!
Tune in to The Library Show every Monday at 1.40pm on http://phoenixfm.ie/

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Improve your Spanish by joining this informal group which meets every Monday at 6.30pm in Blanchardstown Library

Malahide Library

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Tuesday 7th August @ 3.45pm. The first Tuesday of every month.

Malahide Library

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 10:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Parent and child interactive music class from Gymboree, with lots of singing, dancing, instruments, parachute bubbles and lots more. Suitable for children from 6mths - 5yrs. Booking Essential. Phone 8704430/email: malahidelibrary@fingal.ie

Rush Library

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

This workshop combines the craft of classic “hand drawn” animating with modern technology. Participants will work individually to create a short animated piece of their choosing. The course is primarily a practical one with a very brief introduction to some animation theory in order to provide background and context. Places are limited so booking is required by emailing RushLibrary@fingal.ie or phone 8708414.

Malahide Library

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Conversation only - a reasonable level of fluency required. Group meets every Monday afternoon @ 4.30pm

Malahide Library

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

This workshop uses comedy skills and exercises for children to express themselves and develop teamwork, creativity and confidence. Suitable for children aged 8-12 Years. Booking Essential.

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

-Help and advice with all crafting projects.The group meet the 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month.This month's dates are 15th and 22nd August.. All welcome. .

Rush Library

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Parent and child interactive music class from Gymboree with lots of singing, dancing, instruments, parachute and bubbles and lots more. Suitable for children for 6mths – 5yrs. Places are limited so booking is required by emailing RushLibrary@fingal.ie or phone 8708414.

Malahide Library

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

This is a FREE workshop on responsible dog ownership delivered by education officer Audrey, and her dog Lucy. Come along to find out about what it takes to find the perfect dog for your family and pick up some tips on dog safety. For children aged 7-12 (and their families). All Welcome!

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

The Blanchardstown Baby Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 11.30am. Stories, songs and fun for children of pre-school age. Sign up at the desk or call 8905563. Next meeting takes place on Tuesday 21st August..

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

-This month's meetings will be held on the 15th and 22nd of August. Help and advice with all crafting projects.The group meet the 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month. All welcome. .

Swords Library

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Natural Heritage workshop explores the natural heritage of the local area and the importance of natural heritage, Ireland’s biodiversity and what we can do to protect our wildlife. We will look at some of amazing plants, animals and ecosystems in the area. Through fun activities and games we will investigate food chains, create our own food web and learn all about camouflage and survival in the wild! Each workshop will be specially developed for the local area. Suitable for ages 6 to 12 years.

Baldoyle Library

Thu, 23 Aug 2018 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

This Natural Heritage Workshop for 6-12 year old's explores the natural heritage of the local area, Ireland's biodiversity and what we can all do to protect our Irish wildlife. Through fun activities and games, we will investigate food chains, create our own food web and learn all about camouflage and survival in the WILD! Contact the library on 01-8906793 to book your place.

Blanchardstown Library

Thu, 23 Aug 2018 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

A talk on Dunsink Observatory
Sam Green from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies will give a talk on Dunsink Observatory. Dunsink Observatory, now part of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), is the oldest purpose-built scientific research centre in Ireland, having opened in 1785 as the observatory attached to Trinity College Dublin.
Thursday 23rd August at 6.30 – 7.30 pm. All welcome.
Genealogy Workshop
Notify next of kin: sources for family history - workshop by Fiona Fitzsimons of Eneclann In this workshop, genealogist Fiona Fitzsimons examines wills and testamentary records, cemetery/ burial records and gravestones, newspaper records, and tontines. Using case-studies, she will explore where evidence can be found and how to use it to build your research and write your family history narrative.
Saturday 25th August 2.30pm – 4.30pm. All welcome

Malahide Library

Thu, 23 Aug 2018 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Author and ecologist Pádraic Fogarty will give a talk based on his new book ‘Whittled Away - Ireland’s Vanishing Nature’ This urgent call for intervention to prevent the loss of our natural heritage is taken from a government report published in June 1969. Since then, nature in Ireland has continued to disappear at an alarming rate. Overfishing, industrial-scale farming and pollution have decimated wildlife habitats and populations. In a single lifetime, vast shoals of herring, rivers bursting with salmon, and bogs alive with flocks of curlew and geese have all become folk memories. Coastal and rural communities are struggling to survive; the foundations of our tourism and agricultural sectors are being undermined. The lack of political engagement frequently sees the state in the European Court of Justice for breaches of environmental law. Pádraic Fogarty authoritatively charts how this grim failure to manage our natural resources has impoverished our country. But all is not lost: he also reveals the possibilities for the future, describing how we can fill our seas with fish, farm in tune with nature, and create forests that benefit both people and wildlife. He calls for the return of long-lost species like wild boar, cranes and wolves, showing how nature and wildlife can recover hand in hand. See https://www.collinspress.ie/whittled-away.html

Malahide Library

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Tuesday 28th August @ 6.45pm. This meeting takes place on the last Tuesday of every month.

Malahide Library

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Held the last Thursday of every month from 10 to 11 am. Stories, songs and games with babies and toddlers.