Events.

  • September 2019
Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

St. Francis Hospice was created through the vision of Dr. Mary Redmond, whose father has received palliative care when he was very ill. Mary recognised the need for a hospice on the north side of Dublin. In 1989, Dr Mary Redmond with the support of the Daughters of Charity, the Capuchin Friars and the forerunner of the Health Service Executive set the project in motion. It was sheer will, belief, generosity and need of the North Dublin community for hospice care that brought St. Frances Hospice into being. This exhibition looks at the history, the volunteers and the community of the hospice from its foundation to present day. All welcome

Malahide Library

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Olga Evenden is an artist from Malahide, Dublin. Olga describes the works featured in this exhibition as marking a personal journey, rediscovering her lost love of fine art.

Malahide Library

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 16:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The French Conversation Group meets on Mondays afternoons at 4.30 pm. Conversation only - a reasonable level of fluency required.

Malahide Library

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The German Conversation Group meets on Mondays evenings at 6.30 pm. All levels are welcome.

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Informal and casual drop-in chat with no teacher. Adult only, stricty over 18's All welcome

Rush Library

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Rush Library quilting group meets every Tuesday morning from 10.30 - 12.00. New members are always welcome.

Rush Library

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Scrabble club for adults: Every Tuesday at 6.30pm. All are welcome, scrabble boards supplied.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

This parent and toddler group meets every Wednesday. An excellent social space for both parents and children. All welcome to drop in any time.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 18:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Informal and casual drop-in chat with no teacher. Adult only, strictly over 18s All Welcome

Blanchardstown Library

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Blanchardstown Europe Direct Information Centre and Work Matters - the library's Business, Enterprise and Employment Support Service - in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Office in Fingal (LEO) are offering Business Advice clinics in Blanchardstown Library on the 5th and 19th September 2019. Booking is essential. For more information and to book an individual session go to: https://www.localenterprise.ie/Fingal or phone 01 8900800.

Malahide Library

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 11:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Irish Conversation Group meets on Thursday mornings at 11.30 am. Practice speaking Irish in an informal setting. New members are welcome.

Malahide Library

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Spanish Conversation Group meets on Thursday evenings at 6.30 pm. New members are welcome, especially Spanish speakers.

Baldoyle Library

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Starting Friday 6th September 10.00 am - 12.30, this 4 week course will cover basic training on iPad, Smartphone, iPhone and laptop. (No experience necessary). Please bring your preferred device fully charged. Booking essential as places are limited. Please contact the library at 8906793 or book at library desk.

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Age group: All . Booking essential. Limited places. Sensory events for the whole family

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Informal and casual drop-in chat with no teacher. Adult only, strictly over 18s All welcome

Swords Library

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

To celebrate the end of the Summer Stars programme Swords library is holding a fun day with craft workshops for the kids and music for all from Brazilian duo "The LR project". There will be face painting in the morning, medals and certificates for completing the programme will be available all day. Please book your place for the workshops at the desk or by phone on 8905894/5584

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 12:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Informal and casual drop-in chat with no teacher. Adult only, strictly over 18s All welcome

Baldoyle Library

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Saturday afternoon workshop for children aged 8-12 years that concentrates on the basics of story-telling. Learn how to structure a story, create interesting characters, build suspense and ultimately solve the mystery of the disappearing books! Telephone 8906793 or book at library desk.

Balbriggan library

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Knitting Group meets every Tuesday evening, all welcome.

Baldoyle Library

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:45:00 +0100

Booking Required

Book club meets on the second Tuesday of the month. They will review "Little Bee" by Chris Cleaves for September. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME.. Contact Library at 8906793 for details.

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:45:00 +0100

No Registration Required

This months guest speaker is Annette Head U3A Development Office, Age Action Ireland. U3A Groups cater for those aged 55+ interested in lifelong learning-they meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month in Baldoyle Library. Please see the U3A-Baldoyle/Sutton website for a full listing of their activities and contact details.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

YES, WE STILL DRINK COFFEE! is a new anthology of essays by and about women Human Rights Defenders. Published by Fighting Words and Front Line Defenders, it aims to raise awareness of the struggles and dangers that human rights defenders face around the world. In Yes, we still drink coffee!, Irish women writers explore the work done by women human rights activists all over the world. The essays highlight the dangers and personal challenges that these women face in Kuwait, Turkey, Palestine and Sudan, among others. The anthology also features essays written by the activists themselves, and artwork by artist-activists and Irish artists. It was launched to a packed and enthusiastic audience at the Belfast Book Festival in June 2019. A panel consisting of Orla Lehane (curator and editor of the anthology) and contributors Catherine Dunne, Hilary Fannin and Lia Mills will discuss the experience of working on this project, what they learned and what might happen next. The session will include readings.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Age group: All. Booking essential. Limited spaces. A Sensory event for all the family

Blanchardstown Library

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

As part of Healthy Ireland at Your Library, the Alzheimer Society of Ireland information bus will be parked outside the library. For information about the services ASI provide and how they can help in your area, just drop in for a chat.

Baldoyle Library

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

The club hosts exercises, tea, bingo and chat every thursday from 2pm to 4pm. .There is limited space available for new members. Please contact Betty during meeting times.-.

Rush Library

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Summer Stars award ceremony Thursday September 12th at 3.30p.m. Well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the summer stars reading adventure. Please join us for the end of summer award ceremony where you can pick up your medal and certificate. Spot prizes will be given out on the day.

Baldoyle Library

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Starting Friday 6th September 10.00 am - 12.30, this 4 week course will cover basic training on iPad, Smartphone, iPhone and laptop. (No experience necessary). Please bring your preferred device fully charged. Booking essential as places are limited. Please contact the library at 8906793 or book at library desk.

Rush Library

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Historical Fiction workshop with Lia Mills (Adult Event) part of the Write Time festival Saturday 14th September 10.30 am – 12.30 pm All novels play with time but historical novels do it differently. History can either help your story or it can get in the way. In this session, Lia Mills talks about how to go back in time to find a story that matters now and the basic principles of crafting a story that lifts off the page and lives in a reader’s mind. She will talk about how to do research that makes your story believable and ask which is more important, fact or fiction? How do you find your story and bring it to life? Lia Mills writes novels, short stories, memoir, essays and an occasional blog. Her most recent novel, Fallen - set during the early years of WW1 and Easter Week, 1916 – was the Dublin/Belfast Two Cities One Book selection in 2016. In that year she was also writer-in-residence at Farmleigh House and Arts Council Writer Fellow at University College Dublin. An experienced workshop facilitator and teacher of creative writing, she has worked on several public art commissions and as an arts consultant. Places are limited so booking is required by emailing [email protected] or phone 8708414

Balbriggan library

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Balbriggan Writer's Group meets every Saturday in the Library, new members are always welcome just come along on the day

Swords Library

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

This workshop focuses on the nuts and bolts of story-telling; from structure, suspense, to character the children will not only be dissecting a mystery, but the best way to plot. Suitable for children aged 8 - 12 year olds. For more information, please visit: http://fingal.ie/media/Write%20Time%20Brochure%202019.pdf.

Balbriggan library

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Thinking of submitting your book? What do you need to do to give your work the best possible chance of getting published? Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin will explain the blueprint from keyboard to bookshelf. (This is an adult event)

Baldoyle Library

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Rónán will discuss his new book 'Leonard and Hungry Paul' on Saturday 14th September at 2.30 pm. 'A witty and charming celebration of all that is treasurable about every day life'- The Guardian. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact the library on 8908793 or book at library desk.

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Booking essential. Times 11am-12pm, 4pm-5pm & 6.45pm-7.45pm Revenue will be holding public information sessions on managing your tax via myAccount. This includes information on end of year changes resulting from PAYE Modernisation. These sessions will take place in Blanchardstown Library on Monday 16th September at 11.00 - 12.00, 4.00 - 5.00pm, 6.45 to 7.45pm. To book you place, please contact [email protected] or phone 01 8905560.

Balbriggan library

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Scrabble Club for adults meets every Monday, all welcome

Baldoyle Library

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Calling all fans of classic movies-Join us for a viewing of this award winning 1949, classic post World War 2 spy film set in Vienna staring Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles and Trevor Howard. ((Black & white)) (PG) Duration 1 Hrs 48 mins. Book at desk or ring library at 8906793.

Malahide Library

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

A non-fiction and fiction workshop. Have you family stories you’d love to write, or local history ones? Larger history you’ve an ongoing interest in? If you have, this workshop might be for you.

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

This month, Ciara will lead another excellent story-telling session for children of pre-school age. Enjoy songs, stories and games with your toddler for half an hour onthe third Tuesday of each month. Booking not required.

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

- This month's meetings will be held on 18th and 25th September. Help and advice with all craft projects, all welcome.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Our online services include free eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, comics, courses, and music—all free of charge! If you would like further information, or for assistance in downloading the Fingal Library App, call in during our information clinic with your Smartphone, tablet, laptop or Kindle Fire, and our eServices team will help you get set up.

Baldoyle Library

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

The club hosts exercises, tea, bingo and chat every Thursday from 2-4pm. There is limited space available for new members. Please contact Betty during meeting times.

Balbriggan library

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Parent and child sensory session with Aoife Munn. We have prepared some lovely sensory experiences in the library from kinetic sand to slime and lots more to experience at your own pace. Bring your child around the different textures and experiences. There will also be a seed sowing experience and you can bring home your own pot of seeds to care for. Please note that this is a sensory event for children with ASD and their families.

Blanchardstown Library

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

**Fully Booked** Booking essential. Places are limited. This is a 4 week art course with John Carpenter. Supplies provided

Swords Library

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Join Irish language children's author, Sadhbh Devlin, to discuss her work and to learn more about the world of Irish language books. Sadhbh will give practical tips on how to enjoy them with your own children - even if you only have a 'cúpla focal'. This program is intended for an adult audience.

Baldoyle Library

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Starting Friday 6th September from 10:00-12:30, this four week course will cover basic training on iPad, iPhone and Smartphone. (No experience necessary). Please bring your preferred device fully charged. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact the library at 8906793 or book at library desk.

Blanchardstown Library

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:45:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Blanchardstown Libaray Culture Night Friday Events Friday, 20th September 2019 at 5.45pm - 9.30 pm Join Blanchardstown Library for an eventing of music and fun for all ages. The evening will commence with the Summer Stars award ceremony. There will be children entertainment and exhibitions for local community groups. To end the evening The Blanchardstown Brass band accompanied by duet Antaine Ó Faracháin and Nollaig Mac Cárthaigh Summer Stars Presentation & Creative Writing Presentation 5.45 pm - 6.15pm Mad Professor Fun Science Workshop 6.15om - 7.15pm Blanchardstown Brass Band 7.15pm - 8.15pm Duet Antaine Ó Faracháin and Nollaig Mac Cárthaigh 8.15pm - 9.15pm Blanchardstown Library Culture Night Exhibitions Friday, 20th September 2019 at 5.45pm - 9.30pm Blanchardstown ICA Craft display Blanchardstown Traveller Development Group Information stand and craft display Children4WorldChildren African headgear display and Information stand Dublin 15 Women’s Shed Information stand Irish Lego Users Group Lego display Mulhuddart Men’s Shed Information stand Martin the Magician 7.30pm - 8.30pm Join Martin the magician and learn some magic tricks to amaze your friends and family

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 21 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Age group: All. Booking essential. Limited places. Sensory event for the whole family. 50 minute sessions at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm

Rush Library

Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Max Lyrical Rap workshop for older children and teens – part of the Write Time festival Saturday 21st September 2.30 – 4 pm Learn To write and perform a Rap Song with the Max Lyrical Rap Workshop! Ages: Suitable for children and teens aged 10 + Places are limited so booking is required by return email or phone 8708414

Baldoyle Library

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 15:15:00 +0100

Booking Required

Summer Star reading medals and certificates will be presented to all those enthusiastic young readers who enrolled during the summer. Filled cards to be returned to the library by 14th September. All entrants will be notified.

Swords Library

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Storytelling and fun activities for pre-schoolers. Please contact Swords library to book a place: phone (01) 8905582 / 5894.

Malahide Library

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Thinking of volunteering? Fingal Volunteer Centre is your starting point! Come along to talk to their staff. It is necessary to make an appointment – just call 01 899 1921 or email [email protected]

Rush Library

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Art classes for adults 2.00pm – 4.00pm on Tuesdays - starting 24th September (8 week course) This course is for beginners only (ie. anyone who hasn’t previously attended an art class in the library) Places are limited so booking is required by emailing [email protected] or phoning 8708414

Baldoyle Library

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

As part of Fingal libraries Autism Friendly initiative' Baldoyle Library is hosting an Autism-Friendly Lego session with Bricks 4 Kids on Tuesday 24th September from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact the library on 8908793 or book at library desk.

Swords Library

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:50:00 +0100

Booking Required

The poetry workshop with Poet, Máighréad Medbh meets the last Tuesday of the month. Please contact Swords @ (01) 8905582 / 5894

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:45:00 +0100

Booking Required

To celebrate the European Day of Languages, Sabine Maher will give a talk on raising bilingual children. Booking essential

Rush Library

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 01:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Computer classes: for beginners & improvers 2 sessions: 1.30pm – 2.45pm on Wednesdays - starting 25th September (8 week course – beginners) 2.45pm – 4.00pm on Wednesday – starting25th September (8 week course – improvers) Places are limited so booking is required by emailing [email protected] or phoning 8708414

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Booking essential Europe Direct Blanchardstown and Citizen Information Centre (Blanchardstown/D15) have organised a series of public information talks in the library during September and October. For further information or to register please call 0761 07 5040 or email [email protected]

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

- This month's meetings will be held on 18th and 25th September. Help and advice with all craft projects, all welcome.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

**Fully Booked** Booking essential. A new 6 week course on Genealogy called "Go deeper into your family history with personal help from a genealogy expert".

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Age group: All. Booking essential. Limited places A sensory event for the whole family

Rush Library

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Baby Book Club on Thursday 18th at 10am Stories and fun with Éadaoin

Malahide Library

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Baby Book Club meets on Thursday 26th September from 10.00 – 10.45 am. New parents and toddlers are always welcome to the group.

Baldoyle Library

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

The club hosts exercises, tea, bingo and chat every Thursday from 2-4pm. There is limited space available for new members. Please contact Betty during meeting times.

Swords Library

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 18:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

The Silver Tree Sensory Story Time With Cliodhna Noonan. Suitable for children up to 6 years of age accompanied. Booking essential.

Baldoyle Library

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Starting Friday 6th September from 10:00-12:30, this four week course will cover basic training on iPad, iPhone and Smartphone. (No experience necessary). Please bring your preferred device fully charged. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact the library at 8906793 or book at library desk.

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 28 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Age Group: 8 - 12 years. Booking essential. Limited numbers This is a fun workshop where children learn how to create interesting characters and SHOW their personalities by what they SAY and DO in a story. Megan Wynne is a writer and qualified teacher. Since 2007 she has been running a creative writing school for children. She offers summer camps, after school classes and workshops in Dublin and her aim is to inspire and build confidence children. Her students have won many national writing competitions and every year she publishes a collection of their stories in aid of charity. Her children’s novel, The House on Hawthorn Road, is being published in September 2019.

Balbriggan library

Sat, 28 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Back after the summer break, this September we are reading One Day by David Nicholls. All welcome, simply borrow this month's book, read it at your own pace and/or come along to the screening of the movie in the Library.

Malahide Library

Sat, 28 Sep 2019 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Learn To write and perform a Rap Song with the Max Lyrical Rap Workshop! Suitable for children and teens aged 10 years upwards.

Baldoyle Library

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Baldoyle Readers Book club-Book club meet on the last Monday of the month from 2-3pm. New Members Welcome. Contact Baldoyle library at 01-8906793 for details.

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Booking essential. To register please email [email protected] Europe Direct Information centre is hosting a citizens dialogue about the Future of Europe. Speakers will include Dublin constituency MEP Clare Daly. This is your chance to take part in a discussion on the future of Europe and to share your ideas and concerns. Refreshments will be served at 6.30pm

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

With Dr Mary MacDiarmada. Despite operating in a very hostile environment, between 1919 and 1921 a small but committed group of Irish nationalists in London made a significant contribution to the campaign for Irish Independence. This talk will explore the work of the Irish Self-Determination League of Great Britain, the role of Art O’Brien, Dáil Éireann’s first envoy to London, and the activities of the London IRA and IRB.

Rush Library

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

"Lodgers and Landladies: the forgotten world of life in 'digs', c. 1890-1920" – Dr Ruth McManus. Rush Library – Monday 30th September at 6.30pm This talk considers the lodging phenomenon in the city and county at the turn of the twentieth century, exploring the types of people who became lodgers, boarders and 'paying guests', and the popular perception of lodgers and landladies as reflected in contemporary literature and newspapers. Dr Ruth McManus is Associate Professor in Geography at Dublin City University's School of History and Geography. Places are limited so booking is required by emailing [email protected] or phone 8708414