Free Tablet/iPad Classes at Carrickmacross Library
Are you or is somebody you know the proud owner of a Tablet but not entirely sure what to do with it? Or are you thinking of buying one and would like to take a class to understand more about how they work? We have places remaining on a Free 3 week course on Thursday mornings from 9.30-12.30 starting 11th May. To book, please phone 042 9661148 and select Option 4 for the Library. 05 2017
Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council
Title: The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio
Start Date/Time: 05/05/2017, 10:00
Details: One of the best loved classics for children comes to life, literally. Crickets, cats, foxes and, of course, the world-famous puppet, will spring out of our collection of dusty, old, magic books while Patrick Lynch from CBeebies pulls all the strings and turns all the pages to bring you the true story of Pinocchio, no lie. Who nose? He might even find his father and become a real boy. Come and join him on his incredible journey, you'll have a whale of a time! Fri 5th May, 10am & 12pm Tickets: €6 & teachers go Free A show by Marcello Chiarenza Adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch Music by Carlo Cialdo Capelli Design assistant Elena Marini Ages 5+
Title: Weber World Cooking Demonstration
Venue: Arboretum Leighlinbridge
Start Date/Time: 06/05/2017, 12:00
Details: Join us for a free Weber World cooking demonstration with the Weber expert grill squad! These fantastic live cooking demos are to celebrate the new Weber World showroom at Arboretum Carlow launched by Sean O'Brien which offers a new barbequing experience with an extensive range of barbeques and accessories all displayed in a stunning new showroom. Get expert advice form our specialist trained staff and get a first look at the new exciting Weber Barbeque ranges exclusively at Arboretum. So get your grill on and learn from the expert Weber chefs top tips for barbecuing. Don't miss it!
Title: 1916 Commemorative Stained Glass Mural by artist Peadar Lamb
Venue: Carlow County Museum
Start Date/Time: 05/05/2017, 10:00
Details: As a lasting legacy of the Carlow Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, this innovative and unique contemporary stained glass mural illustrates a Carlow narrative showing some key Carlow figures such as Micheál O’Hanrahan who grew up on Tullow Street and Nurse Margaret Kehoe from Leighlinbridge who lost her life on Easter Monday 1916, and tells of the role they played in 1916. Rich in symbolism the piece was created by Peadar Lamb, an artist working primarily in the medium of stained glass for over twenty years, using hand-made glass and a variety of techniques which have changed little over the centuries. Well worth a visit, Admission to the Museum as always is free! Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm
Title: Carlow Farmers Market
Venue: Potato Market Carlow
Start Date/Time: 06/05/2017, 09:00
Details: Carlow Farmers Market is held every week in the centre of Carlow Town (at the old Potato Market beside the main town-centre Car Park) and there are a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public
Bealtaine/May Imeachtaí i Leabharlann Ros Eo Bealtaine 2017/
Library Events Rush Library May 2017
Grupa cheamara/Camera club every second Mondayevening at 6.30pm – 8th and 22nd this month. Come along to the Photography Group and learn how to take a better photo. All welcome!
Grúpa Cuilteálaithe - Quilting Club - Our Quilting group meets here every Tuesdaymorning from 10.30 – 12.00 and new members are always welcome. Come along and see some fantastic work and share ideas.
Club Scrabble / Scrabble ClubScrabble club for adults: Wednesdays at 6.30pm. All are welcome, scrabble boards supplied.
Toddler time Grúpa tuismitheorí agus páistí Parent and Toddler Group –is on every Thursday morning from 10 – 12. Plenty of books, toys and games are available in our Community Room. Drop in anytime on Thursday mornings!
Rush Art Hobby Group - Following on from the very popular art classes of late, some members of the group have started the Rush Art Hobby Group. This is an informal gathering of painting and drawing for beginners and improvers, meeting weekly for mutual encouragement. Newcomers welcome. Bring your own supplies. Thursdays 2.00 to 4.00, Rush Library starting May 11th.
Club Leabhar i Ros Eo,/ Rush Book Club, Friday 12th May at 11.00am The Rush Book Club meets in Rush Library oneFriday a month at 11.00am. This month’s meeting is on Fri 12th May and the book for May is: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.
Bealtaine Festival Celebrating the arts and creativity as we age
Music Appreciation With Ted Courtney As part of the Bealtaine Festival, celebrating creativity as we age, please join us for a music appreciation talk with Ted Courtney on the 4th of May 2.30pm – 3.30pm.
Theme: Welcome to the season of 'Bealtaine' ; the season of early Summer when new a hope beckons to all nature. Flowers bloom, a young man's fancy turns to love and the girls dance and wear flowers in their hair. All nature celebrates. All adults welcome!
Film screening Saoirse Ronan plays a young immigrant who leaves her home in 1950s Ireland, lured by the promise of a new life in New York City. It is based on Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel. Saturday the 13th ofMay at 2pm as part of our Bealtaine celebrations. Come along and bring a friend! All adults welcome!
Photography class for Adults with Barry O’Carroll Join us on Saturday the 20th of Mayat for a masterclass in photography with expert Barry O’Carroll. Description: This 4- hour photography class, suitable for beginners and improvers, aims to help participants: understand the basics of exposure: aperture, shutter speed and iso. learn how to use aperture and shutter speed creatively. Be able to use the various controls and modes on their camera. learn about photographic composition. Places are limited and booking is essential.
The exhibition area in Rush Library is available for groups or individual artists throughout the year. If you are interested in displaying your paintings, photography or artwork, please let us know. The space is available for two weeks at a time and a charge of €10 applies per week per exhibition.
We have a room available for community use here also and would love to hear from anyone who would like to for example, set up a book club, a film club or organise a parent and toddler group. All such events in the library are free of charge and open to all.
Thursday Morning Book Club for Adults Thursday, 4th May at 11am: The book club will discuss the book ‘Buddha in the Attic’ by Julie Otsuka. Tuesday Morning Book Club for Adults Tuesday, 30th May at 11.15am: This month the book club will discuss ‘The Book of Negroes’ by Lawrence Hill.
Bealtaine Festival Boost Your Immunity Talk
Thursday, 18th May at 11am: Nutritional Coach Antoinette Kane will speak about how to look and feel great, stay healthy and live life to the full at no matter what age or stage in life. Phone 01-8905026 to book for this event
Events for Children Toddler Playtime for 1-3 Year olds - Drop in Session Lots of fun with toys, puzzles, teddies & colouring-in to encourage language, problem solving, imagination and fine motor skills. Drop in anytime from 11am – 12pm on the first Tuesday of every month!
Art and Craft for 4-7 Year Olds Monday 15th May at 3.30pm: an hour of art & craft fun! Places are limited. To book, call or email us with your contact number, child’s name & age.
Art and Craft for 7–12 Year Olds Wednesday 17th April at 3.30pm: an hour of art & craft fun. Places are limited. To book call or email us with your contact number, child’s name & age.
Junior Book Club Tuesday, 30th April at 3:30pm: This month the book club will discuss ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ by Jeff Kinney. To book call or email us with your contact number, child’s name & age. 05 2017
Bealtaine Events in Blanchardstown 2017
Friday 12th May 2.30pm Film Screening in Blanchardstown Library (for Adults). Saoirse Ronan plays a young immigrant who leaves her home in 1950s Ireland, lured by the promise of a new life in New York City. It is based on Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel.
Wednesday 17th May 3.30pm The Mad Librarian’s Tea Party (for Adults) - Afternoon tea carefully prepared by the Blanch Library Bakers and stories and tales with actress Nuala Hayes. (Actress and storyteller)
Wednesday 24th May 2.00pm- Performance by the Carnation Theatre (For adults)- Noah's Wife missed the boat - she left the washing out!’ in Blanchardstown Library. If you just want to put the feet up, sit back, listen and have a lovely afternoon’s entertainment, this is the ticket!
Thursday 4th May 4.00pm – May the 4th be with you! A long time ago in a library far far away a special screening of a special movie was aired. On May the 4th there will be another screening in Blanchardstown Library, starring DARTH VADER, so come in and sith down and become wan with the force....... we will also have storytelling and a colouring competition.
Ranganna Ríomhaire / Computer Classes : Starting 16th May—13th June This course will be held over five weeks. The course will provide an Introduction to computers for Beginners and new skills for Improvers who want to learn more.
BEGINNERS/BASIC: 2.30pm to 4.30pm IMPROVERS: 4.30pm to 6.30pm Please book at the library desk or on 01-8905563
Film Festival to Celebrate Europe Day organised by Europe Direct Information Centre We will be screening the following movies Wednesday 24th May at 6pm: Goodbye Lenin (German) Monday 29th May at 6pm: Waking Ned Devine (Irish) Both movies have English subtitles.
Work Matters at the Library – Start your own Business Course in Blanchardstown Library In partnership with the Local Enterprise Office Fingal Blanchardstown’s Europe Direct Information Centre will host a 10 week Start your own business course starting on Tuesday 9th May 2017.
The course explores the key areas of – Business Planning, Sales and Marketing, Finance and Accounts and Legal Issues. Booking is essential at www.localenterprise.ie/fingal Ph no: 01 8900800
Blanchardstown Europe Direct Information Centre hosts Comhairle Gnó / Business Advice Clinics 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 Sessions in Blanchardstown Library on Thursday 11th May and Thursday 25th May. Booking is essential.
An bhfuil ceist agat faoi Eoraip? Tar chuig an ionad Europe Direct / Questions about Europe? Visit the Library's Europe Direct Centre Freephone the Europe Direct Call Centre on: Ph. 00 800 6789 1011 (Free from a landline) You can speak to an operator in any of the official European Languages. Visit www.europedirect.ie
Club Leabhar Leanbh / The Baby Book Club meet’s this month on the 3rd Tuesday at 11.30am. Stories songs & fun for children of pre-school age. Sign up at the desk or call 8905563. (Next meeting Tuesday 16th May.)
Grúpa tuismitheorí agus Páistí / The Parent & Toddler Group meets every Wednesday from 10.00am to 1.00pm. All are welcome to drop in at any stage.
Ciorcal Comhrá/Conversation exchanges: Spanish ConversationGroup - Mondays at 6.30pm. French ConversationGroup – Saturdays at 10am—-12pm. EnglishConversation Group- Wednesdays at 6 pm. (Informal and casual English chat, drop-in, no teacher) Irish Conversation Group— Saturdays at 12.00pm.
Ionad d’Obair Dheonach Fhine Gall/Fingal Volunteer Centre will be in the library on the last Wednesday of every month from: Wednesday 31st May, 3:30-5:00 pm www.volunteerfingal.ie Ph. 8209550
Leabharlann ar an raidió/Library on the Radio The Blanchardstown Library Show is broadcast at 1.00pm on Wednesdays on 92.5 Phoenix FM. Library news, views and book reviews www.phoenixfm.ie
Ríomhleabhair agus closleabhair saor in aisce / Free eBooks & Audio Books Download eBooks on to your tablet or eReader www.fingal.iego to Library page and click on eServices
Cúrsaí ar line saor in aisce / Free Online Courses Photography, Computers, Alternative Medicine, Mathematics, Real Estate and many more courses. www.fingal.ie(Click eServices and go to Online Courses page)
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