Events.

  • August 2017
Malahide Library

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Tuesday 1st August @ 3.45pm. Repeats the first Tuesday of every month.

Donabate/Portrane Library

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Parent & Toddler Group meet every Tuesday morning at 10.30am. Drop in and meet with other parents & toddlers.

Rush Library

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 11:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Learn how to 'Be Dog Smart' with Audrey and Lucy from Dogs Trust. What to do it you are frightened of a dog, how to keep yourself safe around dogs at home and out and about! For children aged 7 - 13 years old.

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Games afternoon every Tuesday for the month of August in the Junior library. An old school, unplugged afternoon of games and puzzles. Ages 7-12 yrs., from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. All welcome!

Donabate/Portrane Library

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Audrey,with her dog Lucy the King Charles, will be talking all about what it means to be a Responsible Dog Owner, what kind of career you could have with dogs, and how to stay safe around dogs!

Baldoyle Library

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Movie afternoon for all the family at 3.00 am on Tuesday 1st August . Duration 1hr 26mins.. Book at desk or ring library at 8906793.

Malahide Library

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

6.45-7.50pm on Wed 2nd August An informal writing group that meet on a monthly basis on the first Wednesday of each month. New members welcome

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 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.

Balbriggan library

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Baby Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 10.30am-11.30am in Balbriggan Library. Suitable for children up to pre-school age. This month's meeting takes place on Wednesday 2nd of August.

Malahide Library

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Wednesday 2nd August @ 11am. For Adults. "Come to grips with this exciting medium and learn to paint like a master! " All materials (paper, pencils paintbrushes and paint) provided. Kate's work has been published over the years in children's school books, and she has 10 years teaching experience in the National college of art and design. She also works on projects run by volunteer Ireland, most recently with Fighting Words, where she will do the illustrations needed for the stories written by the group.

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 11:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Meet Lucy the dog and her minder Audrey and learn how to keep your dog happy and healthy and how to stay safe around animals..! Tuesday 2nd August at 11.30 am- for all the family.. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact the library on 8906793 or at library desk.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Blanchardstown Library Show hosted by Ronan O'Malley, is broadcast every Wednesday at 1pm on 92.5 Phoenix FM. The Library Show features news from Blanchardstown Library, library events , book reviews, author interviews and much more! Tune in on Wednesdays at 1pm http://phoenixfm.ie/

Howth Library

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Find out how to look after your dog with Audrey and Lucy the King Charles from Dogs Trust. Places are limited. To book please phone 01 8905026 or email [email protected]

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 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.

Malahide Library

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 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.

Donabate/Portrane Library

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Crafting Circle meets every Thursday in the library at 11.00am - everyone is welcome to join - just bring along whatever craft you are working on!

Swords Library

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Be "Dog Smart" and learn all about how to interact with dogs. Join Audrey and her King Charles, Lucy, from Dogs Trust in Swords Library on Thursday 3rd August at 11.30am. To book a lace please phone 01 890 5582.

Blanchardstown Library

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Join Lynda for a morning of fun with story time , colouring and toys at 11.30am on Thursday August 3rd. All welcome. ages 0 -5 years.

Rush Library

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Come to grips with this exciting medium and learn to paint like a master! All materials provided. To book a place please call the library on 8708414 or by email on [email protected]

Malahide Library

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Learn how to 'Be Dog Smart' with Audrey and Lucy from Dogs Trust. What to do if you're frightened of a dog, and how to keep yourself safe around dogs at home and out and about!

Howth Library

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Learn to paint like a master with this exciting watercolour painting workshop for adults with local artist Kate Walsh. All materials are provided. Places are limited. Call us at 01 8905026 or email [email protected] to book a place.

Blanchardstown Library

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

"Be Dog Smart". Audrey,with her dog Lucy the King Charles with her, she be talking all about what it means to be a Responsible Dog Owner, what kind of career you could have with dogs, and how to stay safe around dogs! all welcome.

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 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, 05 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

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

Malahide Library

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

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

Malahide Library

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Group takes place every Monday evening at 6.30pm. All Levels Welcome! Please book at Malahide Library/phone 87004430/ email: [email protected]

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 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

Baldoyle Library

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Draw your own galaxy on Tuesday 8th August from 3 pm to 4pm for ages 4-7 years.. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact the library on 8906793 or book at library desk.

Rush Library

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

As part of the Creative Ireland programme of events please join us for Summer Crafts in the library. The session is for 7 - 10 year olds. Places are limited, please book with the library on 8708414 or by email at [email protected]

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Draw your own galaxy using chalks on Wednesday 9th August from 3pm to 4pm for age 8-11 years.. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact the library on 8906793 or book at library desk.

Malahide Library

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Craft Circle for Adults starts 6.45 -7.45pm, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. If you enjoy knitting, sewing, crochet or any handcraft come along with your projects an swap ideas and patterns with our group. Register your interest at the desk or call us on (01) 870 4430 to sign-up.

Donabate/Portrane Library

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:45:00 +0100

Booking Required

Reuben - A hurricane of comedy energy - don't miss the hilarious fast-talking fun of Reuben from RTE Junior! Mime, magic, puppets, his variety show is suitable for all ages.

Balbriggan library

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Balbriggan Writer's Group meet every Saturday from 11am - 1pm in the library. New members are always welcome!

Rush Library

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Learn how to create a small animation or a short chasing game with the free online coding platform Scratch (also widely used in schools and CoderDojos)! You will get an insight into the logic inside a computer's "brain" and also create your own graphics. Suitable for beginners and for those with a bit of Scratch experience, aged 8 - 11 years old. Please book a place with the library on 8708414 or [email protected]

Balbriggan library

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Scrabble club for adults: Mondays, 11am-1pm. All are welcome, scrabble boards supplied.

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

In this family storytelling session you can meet Simone and Michael from StoryGate and their lovely puppets: Collect star dust with Katie Katerpillar, laugh at Vinny the Vulture’s jokes and hop with Freddy Frog who thinks he can jump over the moon (better than any cow could!) Each of them has brought their favourite story to tell you: Who flew to the moon in a balloon? Why is the sky so far away? And what do you do if a star falls from the sky and lands outside on the pavement? Listen to these beautiful stories and learn a little bit more about the stars, the moon and the sun. (30-40min; August 14th, for ages 4-7 yrs at 11:30 am. Booking is essential.

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Summer Stars “European Mysteries” workshop with Simone Schuemmelfeder from Storygate. An exciting 90 minute workshop focusing on stories of strong children based on folklore and modern children's literature, as well as a story-creating workshop that focuses on the sunken country “Doggerland”, between Britain and the Netherlands! Ages 8-10 years. . Booking is essential and can be done at the lending desk or by calling 01 8905560.

Balbriggan library

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Get your thinking cap on and win prizes! Table Quiz for 8-12 year olds (can come in a team of 4 or be assigned a team on the day). Monday 14th of August at 3pm. Please book your place in the library or by phone on 018704401 or by email at [email protected]

Baldoyle Library

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Create lovely summer flip flops on 14th August at 3 pm for age 4-7 years.. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact the library on 8906793 or book at library desk.

Swords Library

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Music workshop for children in Swords Library with Edel from Mobile Music School. The workshop is suitable for children aged 4 to 8 years. Places are limited so to book a place please phone the library on 01 890 5582.

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:30:00 +0100

No Registration 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 15th August.

Malahide Library

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

2pm, Tuesday 15th August. Suitable for children of all ages. Workshop is run by the Mobile Music School. Booking necessary as availability is limited.

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Summer Stars Spelling Bee competition with Library Staff in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words, usually with a varying degree of difficulty. For ages 7-8 years and 9-10 years at 3pm on August 15th. Booking is essential and can be done at the lending desk or by calling 01 8905560.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Join us for an afternoon of Summer Stars stories and crafts with Lynda. Join us for this fun event for ages 4 - 7 years on August 16th at 3pm. Booking is required and can be done in Blanchardstown Library or by calling 01 8905560.

Blanchardstown Library

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Junior borrowers are invited to step into the world of Harry Potter for a magical afternoon at Blanchardstown Library on Thursday, August 17 from 3pm - 5pm. Enjoy games, tasks and activities based on the books and try your hand at winning the house cup! For 7-12 year olds. Booking is essential, and can be done at the lending desk or by calling 01 890 5560.

Balbriggan library

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

The Annual Balbriggan Battle of the Spellers is back for children aged 7-12 years old. Thursday 17th August at 3pm. Please book a place in the library, by phone on 018704401 or by email at [email protected]

Blanchardstown Library

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Children’s Books Ireland are holding a 4-hour book clinic on Friday 18th August ,Parents and children are invited to drop in between at 11.30 am – 3.30pm. Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a prescription for an exciting new read? Then pop along to the Book Clinic!. Suitable for all ages. Booking is essential, and can be done at the lending desk or by calling 01 890 5560.

Balbriggan library

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Balbriggan Writer's Group meet every Saturday from 11am - 1pm in the library. New members are always welcome!

Swords Library

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Heritage Week Presentation facilitated by DCU. Public Information Session on Meitheal Duchas.ie and Meitheal Logainm.ie. Places are limited so please contact Swords Library on 01 890 558

Balbriggan library

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Scrabble club for adults: Mondays, 11am-1pm. All are welcome, scrabble boards supplied.

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

A presentation to publicise the cultural resources. Monday 21st August, 12am -1pm: Find out how you can contribute to the preservation of Ireland's cultural heritage. Transcribe folklore from the 1930s with Meitheal Dúchas.ie and record minor place names with Meitheal Logainm.ie. Booking is essential, and can be done at the lending desk or by calling 01 890 5560.

Balbriggan library

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Learn how to create a small animation or a short chasing game with the online coding platform Scratch in a free workshop in Balbriggan Library on Monday 21st of August, 2pm-4pm. Suitable for children aged 8-12 years old. Please book in the library or by phone on 018704401 or by email at [email protected]

Donabate/Portrane Library

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Are you interested in researching your family history? During Heritage Week this August, you can book a free 25-minute individual consultation with a genealogist from the Eneclann Genealogy Advisory Service in the library. Get advice on how to begin or progress your research.

Swords Library

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Storytelling and fun activities for pre-schoolers

Malahide Library

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

A presentation to publicise the cultural resources. Tuesday 22nd August, 11.30am-12.30pm: Find out how you can contribute to the preservation of Ireland's cultural heritage. Transcribe folklore from the 1930s with Meitheal Dúchas.ie and record minor place names with Meitheal Logainm.ie. Booking is essential, and can be done at the ground floor desk or by calling 01 8704430.

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

To celebrate Heritage Week come along to the library for this hour-long workshop/ presentation. by Brendan Nolan. It is aimed at adults, and shows participants how and where to find their own stories and how to prepare them for publication or oral telling to family and friends or in public.. Booking is essential, and can be done at the lending desk or by calling 01 890 5560.

Swords Library

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Sisters of the Revolutionaries: the story of Margaret and Mary Brigid Pearse. This talk focuses on the lives of Margaret and Mary Brigid Pearse, the sisters of Patrick and Willie Pearse. Talk given by Mary Louse and Teresa O'Donnell. To book a place please phone Swords Library on 01 890 5582.

Balbriggan library

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Eneclann, a genealogy and research service, will hold a number of one to one sessions in Balbriggan Library on all matters related to family history. Wednesday 23rd of August from 10.30am. Please note - you must book a time slot. Please book in the library, by phone on 018704401 or by email at [email protected] Sessions will last approx. 25 minutes each.

Rush Library

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

To celebrate Heritage Week come along to the library for this hour-long workshop/ presentation. It is aimed at adults, and shows participants how and where to find their own stories and how to prepare them for publication or oral telling to family and friends or in public. Please contact the library if interested in attending on 8708414 or by email [email protected]

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Join us on Wednesday 23rd August at 6.30pm for a book launch by author John McClure, titled "The Easy Way to Speak Irish. The Mayor of Fingal Mary McCamley will launch this book. All welcome.

Balbriggan library

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Authors Tessa and Mary Louise O'Donnell provide a fascinating insight into the lives of the lesser known Pearse siblings, Margaret and Brigid. Wednesday 23rd of August at 6.30pm in Balbriggan Library - all welcome!

Donabate/Portrane Library

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

This presentation will publicise the cultural resources Meitheal Dúchas.ie and Meitheal Logainm.ie. The event is open to everyone, but aimed specifically at older people, who might have a great interest in the subject matter and in getting involved in the project but may not have the computer skills to match. It will be facilitated by staff from DCU. Dúchas.ie is a project to digitize the National Folklore Collection of Ireland. Logainm.ie is the Placenames Database of Ireland and its sister website Meitheal Logainm.ie was launched in April 2016.

Malahide Library

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Eneclann, a genealogy and research service, will hold a number of one to one sessions in Malahide Library on all matters related to family history. Thursday 24th of August from 2-6pm. Please note - you must book a time slot. Please book in the library, by phone on 018704430 or by email at [email protected] Sessions will last approx. 25 minutes each.

Blanchardstown Library

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

This talk focuses on the lives of Margaret and Mary Brigid Pearse, sisters of Patrick and Willie who were executed for their roles in the Easter Rising of 1916. The Pearse sisters have long been overshadowed by their famous brothers but they too travelled interesting paths in life. Teresa and Mary Louise O’Donnell provide a fascinating insight into the lives of the lesser-known Pearse siblings. Their talk illuminates Margaret and Mary Brigid’s relationship with their brothers, but also the poignant disintegration of their own relationship following the death of their mother in 1932. Booking is essential, and can be done at the lending desk or by calling 01 890 5560.

Balbriggan library

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Balbriggan Writer's Group meet every Saturday from 11am - 1pm in the library. New members are always welcome!

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 12:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Junior film screening of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe,on August 26th at 12.30pm. All Welcome.

Balbriggan library

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Scrabble club for adults: Mondays, 11am-1pm. All are welcome, scrabble boards supplied.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Fingal Volunteer Centre will have a stand in Blanchardstown Library on Wednesday 28th June from 3.30pm to 5pm to answer all your questions about volunteering & how to get started.

Swords Library

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

The Film Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss movies. To place your name down to attend, please contact the library on 01 890 5582