Events.

  • July 2018
Malahide Library

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to all children across the country. It will run in all Fingal branch libraries throughout the months of July and August. All children are invited to register for the summer reading challenge with rewards and incentives along the way and a grand finale event at the end for all participants. Check out the Summer Stars website at www.summerstars.ie for more information.

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 02 Jul 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/

Malahide Library

Mon, 02 Jul 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

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Group takes place every Monday evening at 6.30pm. This is an ongoing class. All Levels Welcome!

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 02 Jul 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, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Tuesday 3rd July @ 3.45pm. The first Tuesday of every month.

Donabate/Portrane Library

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 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.

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Beginner guide to 3D printing with Thomas Marry. In this class you will learn to design and print your own creations.
Tuesday 3rd July 6pm—7.45pm.
Booking can be made at the lending desk or by calling 01 8905563

Malahide Library

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 07:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Wednesday 4th July @ 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, 04 Jul 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.

Malahide Library

Wed, 04 Jul 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.

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Learn about bio-diversity of wildlife and habitats in this fun workshop for ages 6-12 yrs on Wednesday 4th July at 3.00 pm-duration 1.5 hrs. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact the library on 8906793 or book at library desk.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 18:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Italian Conversation Exchange every Wednesday from 6.00pm - 7.30pm, join in for an informal, casual chat, Adult only, strictly over 18s .

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 04 Jul 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, 04 Jul 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, 05 Jul 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.

Rush Library

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Toddler Time in Rush Library every Thursday morning. Plenty of toys and games available in our Community Room. All welcome to drop in anytime from 10 - 12.

Donabate/Portrane Library

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 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!

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 07 Jul 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, 07 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

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

Rush Library

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Summer Stars Arts & Crafts – for ages 4 – 7 Tuesday 10th July at 3pm Places are limited so booking is required by emailing [email protected] or phone 8708414

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Clay modelling and finger puppet workshop will be held on Wednesday 11th July at 11.00am for ages 7-12 years. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact the library on 8908793 or book at library desk.

Donabate/Portrane Library

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

This workshop is for ages 7 upwards. The classic picture book, Very Hungry Caterpillar with beautiful illustration from Eric Carle is used as the inspiration for a clay modelling workshop and a finger puppet workshop.

Rush Library

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Clay Modelling workshop – for ages 6+ Wednesday 11th July from 3pm - 4.30pm Places are limited so booking is required by return email or phone 8708414 Create your own colourful clay mini figurines to bring home with expert help from Aoife Munn.

Malahide Library

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Session 1 - 10.30-11.30. Rock n' Roll Baby Dance Workshop for sleepers, sitters and crawlers. Session 2 - 11.30-12.30. Rock n'Roll Baby Dance Workshop for Walkers, wobblers & runners.

Donabate/Portrane Library

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Academy of Code are coming to Donabate Library! Founded in 2014 by a group of software developers, The Academy of Code believe that every student should have the opportunity to develop technical skills, whether to prepare them for a computer science course at third level or just to give them the digital skills to thrive in the 21st century no matter what career they choose. On Saturday July 14th The Academy of Code will bring their roadshow to Donabate Library. Why not drop in to the library between 11.00am & 13.00pm or between 14.00 & 16.00pm to try your hand at a bit of coding, play a few games or simply to have a chat with the team. The workshop is aimed at everyone, of all ages, particularly those with an inquisitive mind. Why not give it a go, it will only cost you as much time as you have to spend.

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Physics Busking
Saturday 14th July 12pm – 4pm: Physics Busking is a nationwide initiative to unleash the fun and frolics of physics (& science) across Ireland.
Their “busking performances” involve interactive experiments and demonstrations selected for maximum engagement, excitement and education.
Booking is essential.

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 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 17th July.

Baldoyle Library

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Movie afternoon for all the family at 2.30 pm on Tuesday 17th July. The story of a peaceful little bull who loves flowers! (U) Duration 1hr 46 mins. Book at desk or ring library at 8906793.

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

-This month's meetings will be held on the 18th and 25th July.. Help and advice with all crafting projects.The group meet the 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month. All welcome. .

Donabate/Portrane Library

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

This workshop is for children aged 8 years upwards and provides a brief introduction as to what 3D printing is and how it works. While the 3D printer makes a small object, children will get an explanation of the different types of 3D printing as well as how to use the printer to make their own designs using TinkerCAD.

Malahide Library

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Come along and learn about the E-Services available with Fingal Libraries. Nadene and Sharon will be available to answer all your questions on BorrowBox, PressReader and more.

Malahide Library

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Children design their own nature collage using a variety of materials and the cúpla focal will be used to describe the colours, paper leaves and flowers that they use. Suitable for children aged 5+. Booking Essential.

Howth Library

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Come and meet bestselling author Alan Nolan as part of our Summer Stars activities, as he talks about his books and comics such as ‘Fintan’s Fifteen’ and ‘Conor’s Caveman’. Suitable for children aged 5 and over. Please contact the library at 01-8905026 or [email protected]

Blanchardstown Library

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Rap and Music Production workshop with GMC Beats
An interactive workshop in which children learn through creating their own song/rap.
Friday 20th July: There are two workshops
11am – 1pm for 8 – 12 yrs,
2pm – 4pm for Teenagers.

Baldoyle Library

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

A manga-drawing class that will cover action, full figures and faces. Will be held on Friday 20th July at 3.00 pm for ages 11+ Booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact the library on 8908793 or book at library desk.

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required


Young Engineers’ Lego Workshop
Children enjoy hands on lego model building from tailor-made kits developed by Young Engineers.
21st July 11.00am – 12.15pm
Suitable for children aged 7 – 13 yrs. Booking is essential.
Taste of Code
The Academy of Code will bring the Fingal coding roadshow to Blanchardstown with tasters and snapshots of the world of code.
21st July 11.00am – 4.00pm.
All ages, drop in session.
Magic and jokes with Reuben the Magician Mobile Library outside Blanchardstown library
21st July 3pm– 4pm .
All Welcome.
Bluegrass session with the Sarah May Rogers Band
Enjoy the summer sounds of bluegrass
21st July 3pm – 4pm. All Welcome
Break the Code
An introduction to the world of code with the Dublin Academy of code. 21st July
11.00am-12.00pm (Ages 8-12yrs)
12.00pm-1.00pm (Ages 13-18 yrs)
2.00pm-3.00pm (Ages 8-12yrs)
3.00pm-4.00pm (Ages 13-18yrs) Booking is essential.
Big Bear Planetarium
Visit the Big Bear Planetarium – a state-of-the-art mobile planetarium using Fulldome 360-degree 3D digital projection technology,
This is a fully interactive learning environment which is educational and fun.
21st July 11.00am – 4.00pm
All Welcome.
Fingal’s First Flight Competition with the Irish Air Corps
Winner and friend receive a VIP tour of Casement Aerodrome with a special extra!!
A lesson in flight dynamics with the professionals. Participants will make their own simple aircraft and learn how to improve its capability. This workshop finishes with the Fingal flight competition
21st July 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Suitable for children aged 8-13 yrs.
Booking is advisable.
Manga Crash Course
Saturday 21st July 2pm- 4pm
Manga drawing for teens John Carpenter
Join John Carpenter for a manga-drawing class that will cover action, full figures and faces.Booking is essential.

Donabate/Portrane Library

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Suitable for ages 8 – 12 years. A FabLab is a place where you can make (almost) anything. Using digital design and tools including Laser Cutters, Vinyl Cutters & 3D Printers, you can learn how to design and build a wide range of products and realise your own inventions. The FabLabs take place at the following times: Session 1: 11.00 – 11.50 am Session 2: 12.00 – 12.50 pm Session 3: 2.00 – 2.50 pm Session 4: 3.00 – 3.50 pm

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Creative Writing Workshop
Monday 23rd July 11.30am – 1.00pm:
Ages 8-12 years.
Booking is essential.

Baldoyle Library

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Decorating flower pots-Will be held on Monday 23rd July at 2.30 pm for ages 5-10 years. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact the library on 8908793 or book at library desk.

Malahide Library

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Gary Ward's book "Under the Bed Monster" explores the concept that under the bed monsters are actually furry, friendly little beings who take care of children whilst also getting up to lots of mischief! The visit includes story-time, some colouring fun and games for the children and a creative competition a well. Suitable for children aged 3-7 years. All Welcome.

Rush Library

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Summer Stars Arts & Crafts – for ages 8 - 10 Tuesday 10th July at 3pm Places are limited so booking is required by emailing [email protected] or phone 8708414

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

-This month's meetings will be held on the 18th and 25th July. Help and advice with all crafting projects.The group meet the 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month. All welcome. .

Swords Library

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Every workshop starts off with a brief learning experience, followed by the building challenge, and then children are encouraged to apply their creativity through playing. Programmes are built around our proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction, and amusement parks. Using these theme-based models and our specially designed Technic Lego project kits, Bricks 4 Kidz provide the building blocks to educational play.

Rush Library

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Nuts about Nature – for ages 6 - 12 Wednesday 25th July from 3pm – 4.30pm. Places are limited so booking is required by emailing [email protected] or phone 8708414. This workshop covers the topic of biodiversity and investigates wildlife, habitats, and ecosystems and animal adaptations including camouflage. Children are encouraged to explore human impacts on biodiversity through discussion and interactive activities. The workshop features a range of hands-on activities to explore biodiversity, such as making bird feeders, outdoor bug hunt, the camouflage game and making food chains.

Malahide Library

Thu, 26 Jul 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.

Howth Library

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

During the hour long class the children will design their own nature collage using a variety of materials and the cúpla focal will be used to describe the colours, paper leaves and flowers that they use. It's suitable for children from 5yrs upwards. Places are limited. To book call 01 8905026 or email [email protected]

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

A Dog’s Trust Talk
A free workshop on responsible dog ownership with Audrey Gough.
Monday 30th July 11am: For children 7 – 12 (and their families).
Booking is essential.

Baldoyle Library

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 14:15:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Would you like to know more about Fingal e-services? Pop in to the library with your smart phone, iPad, or e-reader .We will show you how to download our e-service Apps and you can start enjoying eBooks, newspapers, magazines, comics and online courses etc. all for free! Please bring your library card and PIN and provide your email address. Contact us at ph: 8906793 .

Rush Library

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

How to get the perfect dog for your family Tuesday 31st July from 11am – 12pm All welcome – no booking required. This workshop will be based around the theme of how to get the perfect dog for your family and how a rehoming centre can help you find the right dog .

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Drama workshop
Join us for a fun drama workshop with Meadbh & Aoife
Tuesday 31st July
2.30pm—3.30pm for 9-12 year olds'.
Booking is essential

Howth Library

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Education Officer Audrey, and her dog Lucy will be delivering a new workshop “A Dogs Life”. Come along to find our about what it takes to become an education dog, and pick up some tips on dog safety. Places are limited. To book please phone 01 8905026 or email [email protected]