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Library Events in 2011


Special Events.
  • Friday 16th December
    Children’s Book Club Christmas Party
    Scariff Public Library

    Members of Scariff library children’s bookclub are invitied to a festive afternoon at Scariff Library at 3.30pm where theyll be treated to goodies and a DVD of the Christmas film ‘Home Alone’. New members are always welcome. Booking is required. Telephone (061) 922893
  • Friday 16th December
    Craft Session
    Hillery Public Library Miltown Malbay

    Staff in Miltown Malbay library are holding a craft session on Friday 16th December from 4 – 5 pm for members of the junior bookclub. The children will make letter holders with a calendar for 2012 attached to each one. They will also make Christmas Wreath’s using paper-plates for both crafts.
  • Friday 16th December
    Craft Session with Nathalie El-Baba
    Killaloe Public Library

    Craft session with Nathalie El-Baba between 1pm and 3pm. .Get into the Christmas spirit by learning how to make that all important Table Centre piece.All welcome, booking advisable. Phone 061 376062
  • Wednesday 14th December
    Make your own Christmas decorations for adults
    Scariff Public Library

    Artist Nathalie El-Baba will work with adults to produce painted glassware Christmas decorations on Wednesday 14th December at 10am-12pm. The workshop is free of charge and all materials are provided. Telephone Scariff Public Library on 061 922893 for information.
  • 12th – 19th December 2011
    Painting Exhibition
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon

    by children and adults from Art Classes attended in the Shannon Family Resource Centre, Shannon
  • Monday 12 December
    Christmas Music and Story Time with Clare Music Makers
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis

    Join Clare Music Makers at the library to celebrate Christmas with music and stories. There will be sing-a-long songs with actions, story time and some percussion time. Event will run from 3.15 to 4pm and is suitable for children aged 3-6 years. All are welcome
  • 10th December – 31st December
    Exhibition ‘River and Stream – Secret Places’
    Scariff Public Library Exhibtion Space

    ‘River and Stream – Secret Places’ is an exhibition of acrylic paintings by Clare native John Murphy. The Clare waterways have inspired this work highlighting the beauty and potential of our natural resources in Clare and beyond. Official opening by Dr. James Hanrahan of Sligo IT on 10th December at 12pm in the exhibition space. All are welcome.
  • Friday 9th December
    Craft Session with Nathalie El-Baba
    Killaloe Public Library

    Craft session with Nathalie El-Baba between 1pm. and 3pm.All invited to learn the skill of Christmas Card making.Booking is advisable. Phone 061 376062.
  • Thursday 8th December
    Floriane Blancke - harpist, fiddler, pianist and vocalist
    Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge
    You are invited to a "hooley" in the library at 6.30pm with French born Floriane Blancke who is a talented harpist, fiddler, pianist and vocalist and has studied classical music for 10 years in the conservatoire of Bordeaux, before spending a few years studying Jazz and world music in the C.I.A.M Jazz school. Florianne moved to Ireland in 2006 to persue a full-time career in Traditional music and has performed with Sharon Shannon, Seamus Begley, Tim Edey, Mary Staunton and Shane McGowan of the Pogues.
  • Wednesday 7th December
    Christmas Card Craft Session for adults
    Scariff Public Library

    Artist Nathalie El-Baba will show how to create your own special Christmas cards on Wednesday 7th December at 10am-12pm. The workshop is free of charge and all materials are provided. Telephone Scariff Public Library on (061) 922893 for information.
  • Monday 5th December 2011.
    Civic Reception to present the Liosta na Laochra Awards and Shannon Community Grants Scheme Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 7.00pm. The Liosta na Laochra are being awarded to people who have achieved national or international recognition during 2011. This year 17 people will receive awards. Twenty two groups are being awarded funding under the Community Grants Scheme this year. Funding is provided to organizations, voluntary groups and residents associations within the functional area of Shannon Town Council.
  • 3rd-17th December 2011
    Exhibition entitled ‘Keeping Iran's heart beating - Stories of Women's Rights activists’
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis

    Clare County Library is collaborating with Clare Women’s Network, supporting women in County Clare, to highlight issues surrounding women’s rights. From December 3rd-17th De Valera Public Library in Ennis will hold an exhibition entitled "Keeping Iran's heart beating- Stories of Women's Rights activists". This exhibition celebrates Iranian women's rights defenders. It showcases the women, and the men, who stand up for women's rights in Iran on a daily basis and seeks to tell their story. The exhibition, which is partly funded by TCD Community Initiative Fund, has been put together by members of the Amnesty Iran group in Ireland with the support of Amnesty International. Viewing of the exhibition is available during normal opening hours at the library and is free of charge.
  • Friday 1st December to 10th December
    Annual Christmas Craft Fair
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.

    Local crafts people show & sell their hand made crafts of various materials, sizes, and shapes to interest several tastes
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  • 18th - 30th November 2011
    2011 Year of Craft Textile pieces
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.

    Pauline Fitzgerald exhibits three of her textile works in Shannon Library to mark the 2011 Year of Craft. Her textile pieces include two embroidery works on silk and one painting on silk.
  • Tuesday 15 November - end of November
    2011 Year of Craft Textile Piece
    DeValera Public Library, Ennis

    Nicola Henley has one of her textile pieces on display at DeValera Library, Ennis, to mark the 2011 Year of Craft. Her textile pieces are made by a combination of dying, painting, and screen-printing cotton calico and texturing the surface with various materials stitched into the cloth.
  • Friday, 4th November
    Childrens Book Festival 2011
    Killaloe Public Library

    Autumn Art and Craft Session for 4-7 year olds with Nathalie El-Baba from 11am to 12.30pm. Booking advised. Limited places.
    Please contact the library on 061-376062
  • Thursday 3rd November to 30th November
    Photographic Exhibition by Ennis Camera Club
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
  • Friday 28th October
    Halloween Arts and Crafts
    Ennistymon Public Library

    There will be a Halloween Arts and Crafts session in Ennistymon Public Library on Friday 28th October from 4- 5pm. This is a free event and all are welcome.
  • Friday, 28th October
    Childrens Book Festival 2011
    Newmarket-on-Fergus Public Library

    Halloween Arts & Crafts Session at 3.30pm, age 3 and upwards.
  • Wednesday 26th October
    Facepainting and storytime
    Scariff Public Library

    Halloween facepainting and not so spooky stories for children aged 4-6 years approx. at 3.30pm in Scariff Public Library. Children are welcome to come in their Halloween costumes. Free event.
  • Tuesday, 25 October
    Ennis Fashion Week
    DeValera Public Library, Ennis

    Girls Night Out - an evening of glamour, style and fun to celebrate Fashion Week on 25 October at 7pm. Experts will give tips on hairstyling, make-up and how to revamp your existing wardrobe. All welcome, event free of charge, booking recommended at 065 6846353.
  • Monday, 24 October
    Halloween Music and Story Time
    DeValera Public Library, Ennis

    Clare Music Makers are holding a session of Halloween music and stories for 3 to 6 year olds from 2.15pm to 3pm. There will be sing-a-long songs with actions, story time and some percussion time. Children are welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes. All are welcome and the event is free of charge.
  • Friday 21st October
    Robert Burns Lecture
    Scariff Public Library

    Dr. Fred Freeman will hold a lecture on the songs of Robert Burns at 6.30pm in the library. All are welcome and admission is free.
  • Friday, 21st October
    Childrens Book Festival 2011
    Newmarket-on-Fergus Public Library

    Draughts Blitz at 3.30pm
    Ages 7-12. Maximum of seven teams of two. Booking is essential.
    Please contact the library on 061-368411.
  • Wednesday, 19th October
    Childrens Book Festival 2011
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon

    Drama Workshop with Peggy Coyne at 3.30pm
    8 to 12 year olds
  • 18th Oct to 29th Oct
    MoSAIC Group Exhibition in Scariff Public Library Gallery
    People from Adult Ed classes are proud to show their work in the Scariff Library Gallery from the 18th October until the 29th October. It is a celebration of the work they have created during the classes and for some people it is the first time they are showing their work in public. Some of the work will be paintings and glass as well. For further information, please contact Nathalie on 087 - 615 9466 or County Arts Office, County Library, Mill Road, Ennis, Co. Clare 065 - 6899091 arts@clarelibrary.ie . All are welcome.
  • Tuesday, 18th October
    Christmas Craft Fair meeting at Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    A meeting will be held on Tuesday, 18th October at 7.00 p.m. in Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon, for anyone who is interested in participating in this year's Christmas Craft Fair. The Craft Fair will take place from Thursday 1st December until Saturday 10th December 2011.
  • Tuesday, 18th October
    Childrens Book Festival 2011
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon

    'The Gingerbread Man' by the Miriam Lambert Puppet Theatre at 1pm
    Junior Infants to 2nd Class. Please note change of time
  • Friday, 14th October
    Annual Information Morning for Statutory and Voluntary Service Providers in the South Clare Area at 10.30am
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon

    This is a joint initiative between Shannon Public Library, and Clare Adult Basic Education Service. People discover ways to improve their services to the community and be of greater support to each other. Contact Máire Dempsey at the Shannon Adult Learning Centre at 061 364595, or Carmel Daly in Shannon Public Library at 061 364266.
  • Wednesday, 12th October
    Childrens Book Festival 2011
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon

    Relax and Visualise with C. Beekman at 4pm
  • Thursday, 6 October
    National Poetry Day Reading with Colette Dinan
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis

    Colette Dinan, local poet and writer, will give a poetry reading to celebrate National Poetry Day on Thursday, 6 October at 11.30am. All are welcome to come along.
  • 4th – 15th October
    Poetry Exhibition
    Scariff Public Library Exhibition Space

    Scariff Poetry Group presents its second poetry exhibition of the year, opening at Scariff Public Library on Tuesday 4th Oct at 6.30pm. The exhibition consists of a mixture of poetry and art, with members displaying between 5-10 poems and a piece of art related to their work.
  • Friday 30 Sept - Mon 17 Oct
    Coillte Exhibition in DeValera Public Library
    Coillte - Managing Natural Resources is the title of this exhibition which explains the role of Coillte and their work with Irish forests.
  • Friday 30th September 2.00 – 3.30pm.
    Knitathon by members of the Shannon Apostolic Society and the Shannon Senior Citizens
    in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon

    jointly mark National Volunteering Day and Positive Ageing Week.
    The group will form a circle in the Library and knit squares which will later be made into a large rug for charity. Members of the public are welcome to walk in and join in if they wish.
  • Friday September 30th
    National Day of Volunteering Knit-a-thon
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis

    All knitters are invited to take part in a knitting session in DeValera Library to celebrate National Day of Volunteering. It will take place between 1 and 2pm and knitters are invited to contribute their creations on the day to a charitable organisation. Help break the world record for 'most people knitting simultaneously'. All welcome, just bring your needles and wool or we can kit you out for the session at the library.
  • Friday September 30 from10.30am-1pm
    Commission for Communications Regulation - Information Desk
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis

    Com Reg, the Commission for Communications Regulation, will have an information desk in De Valera Library.
    ComReg provides consumer focused advice for communications consumers (phone, Internet provision, etc) ComReg aims to empower consumers to take direct action regarding poor service provision, quality or other issues. It provides users with sufficient information to deal with their service providers and ensure that operators have procedures to address customer issues (not all issues are complaints). Consumer guides will be distributed at the desk.
  • Thursday, 29th September
    Crochet for beginners (children aged 8-12)
    Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge

    Crochet for beginners in Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge will take place every second Thursday, starting 29th September, from 4-5pm. Suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years. Just bring a 4.5 crochet needle and a ball of double knitting thread! Please contact 061-369678 for more information.
  • Friday September 23rd at 7.30pm
    Synge Songs - Cathy Desmond presents a selection of Irish airs on violin and viola
    Clare Culture Night
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis
    To celebrate Culture Night 2011 De Valera Public Library in Ennis will host a performance by Cathy Desmond who will play a selection of airs and ballads popular at the turn of the century in the time of J.M. Synge. The selection will include ‘Down by The Sally Gardens’, ‘The Lark in the Clear Air’ and ‘Anach Cuain’ amongst others. Cathy will be accompanied on the piano by Fiona Walsh. This is a free event and all are welcome. Contact 065-6846353 for more information.
  • Tuesday, 13th September @ 3.30pm
    Children's movie and popcorn
    Scariff Public Library

    To celebrate Roald Dahl day, Scariff Public Library will be showing the movie 'Matilda' at 3.30pm. Free popcorn and drinks while supplies last. (Parents of children under 8 must remain with their children during the movie).
  • Tuesday, 13th September
    Find the Golden Ticket...
    Scariff Public Library

    Children are invited to borrow a Roald Dahl book on Roald Dahl Day, 13th September, to be in with a chance to find a golden ticket inside and win a prize.
  • 5th August 2011 at 6.30pm
    Medicinal Herbs: A Talk by Vivienne Campbell
    Scariff Public Library

    To celebrate National Heritage Week, well known herbalist Vivienne Campbell will talk about the medicinal uses of common garden plants and weeds. Free of charge. No booking required.
  • 25th August 2011 at 3pm
    Children’s Crafts
    Scariff Public Library

    To celebrate National Heritage Week an archaeologist will be on hand to help children aged 9-12 create and decorate a clay coil pot such has been produced throughout history. Free of charge. Booking required. Telephone 061 922893 for information and booking.
  • Tuesday, 23rd August
    Renewable Technologies: A talk by Fergus Merriman
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis

    As part of Clare County Library's programme of events for National Heritage Week 2011, Fergus Merriman will give a talk on renewable technologies, with a questions and answers session, in De Valera Public Library, Ennis on Tuesday, 23rd August at 7pm. This is a free event and all are welcome.
  • Tuesday 23rd August 7.00 pm
    Medicinal Herbs: A Talk by Herbalist Vivienne Campbell
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.

    Learn about the medicinal uses of common garden plants and weeds with the herbalist presenter from the RTE1 show Corrigan Cooks Naturally. Marking National Heritage Week
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  • 22nd Aug – 17th Sept
    The Power of Civil Society: the Fate of Jews in Bulgaria during the Holocaust
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis

    An exhibition entitled 'The Power of Civil Society: the Fate of Jews in Bulgaria during the Holocaust' will be held in De Valera Public Library, Ennis from the 22nd of August to the 17th of September. The Ambassador of Bulgaria to Ireland, H.E. Mr Emil Yalnazov, presented the exhibition to Holocaust Education Trust Ireland on behalf of the Republic of Bulgaria State Institute for Culture and Ministry for Foreign Affairs. This exhibition demonstrates how the collective voice of the people of Bulgaria prevented the deportation of its Jewish population to the concentration and death camps of the Third Reich.
  • 20th August– 30th Sept.
    Information display of Adult Education courses
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.

    Information on a various Adult Education courses available in the Mid West Region and elsewhere will be available in take away brochure, booklet, pamphlet forms.
  • Friday 19th August – Wednesday 31st August
    Creations from Clay Exhibition
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.

    Pottery Exhibition accompanied by illustrations detailing the process and progress of creating pottery from clay to cup by Hannah Arnup. Marking the year of the Craft.
  • Thursday 18th August 3.30pm
    Relaxation & Visualisation techniques for children
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.

    Children 8 – 12 years enjoy and develop their visualization and learn methods to become calm and in control which are useful responses to challenging behaviour. Workshop given by therapist Chris Beekman.
  • 16th August – September 3rd 2011
    ‘Hell River’, an exhibition of paintings
    Scariff Public Library

    Artist Sinead Nestor will open an exhibition of new paintings at 6.30pm in Scariff Library on Tuesday 16th August. The exhibition, featuring some large-scale works, sees the artist re-explore the process of painting having experimented with digital work for the last few years.
  • Saturday, 30th July at 3pm
    Author Visit with Dermot Bolger
    Scariff Public Library

    Well known Irish author Dermot Bolger will talk about his life and work in Scariff Public Library. Free event sponsored by the Scariff Harbour Festival. Telephone Scariff Public Library on (061) 922893 for information.
  • 28th July to 19th August
    Kilrush Art Group annual exhibition
    Kilrush Public Library

    An annual exhibition of work by Kilrush Art Group. For further information contact Pauline Dunleavy at anchorcrafts@eircom.net
  • July 25th – Aug 13th, 2011
    The Voice of Drawing
    in the Gallery at Scariff Public Library

    The Voice of Drawing is a collaborative work produced by more than a dozen participants in a scribble workshop organised by Timothy Emlyn Jones as part of the programme of Iniscealtra Arts Festival 2011. The title of the drawing and the workshop reflects the theme of the Festival Voice and it comes from the idea of finding your own voice. In this instance participants were invited to find their own voice by means of re-acquainting themselves with their former childhood identity by engaging (very energetically) in childlike scribble, using graphite sticks and paper, and the distinct frame of mind associated with it. Participants were asked to consider how everyone is an artist in childhood, since all children scribble, yet so few remain artists in adulthood. In this sense the artist can be thought of as a survivor of socialisation and schooling, and this workshop opened this process up to all who elected to take part.
  • 12th July – 5th August 2011.
    LSAD Graduate Group Art Exhibition
    in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.

    A group of recent graduates from Limerick School of Art and Design exhibit paintings which formed part of their final year’s Degree course. See what young art students have produced; large art works, portraits, works in oil and various mixed media. Be amazed!
  • 11th July - 15th July 2011
    Scariff Public Library Children’s Summer Activities 2011
    Yoga, facepainting and art workshops are some of the children's activities on offer this July in Scariff Public Library.
    Click here for full programme of events.
  • 4th July - 15th July 2011
    De Valera Public Library’s Children’s Summer Project 2011
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis, runs a variety of events for children during their Summer holidays in July each year. A programme of educational and entertaining events is put together annually by library staff and includes activities such as art and crafts and storytime. Educational visits to local places of interest are also a regular feature. These have included guided tours of Ennis Fire Station and the Ennis Sculpture Trail and visits to the Clare Museum to name but some. Click here for full programme of events.
  • Saturday July 2nd.
    Brian Boru art competition.
    Killaloe Public Library
    is happy to invite children of all ages to take part in an art competition on Saturday July 2nd. between 11.00am and 12.30pm;no booking required. All art supplies will be provided on the day and prizes will be given to the winners in each age group. Wizard Woo will provide the entertainment on the day with balloon art, face painting and magic tricks. Great fun guaranteed for all the family.
  • 1st July - 31st August
    Clare County Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Challenge
    The Summer Reading Challenge is an immensely popular and successful reading initiative. Each year hundreds of children from all over the county undertake the challenge to read six or more books of their choice during the holidays with collectable incentives and rewards to motivate them on the way. Every child who completes the Challenge will be invited to a certificate presentation in the Autumn.
  • 1st – 7th July 2011
    Environment project: Fantastic Plastic make Trees to Please,
    by 5th class St. Tola’s N.S. Shannon in Sean Lemass Public Library
    , Shannon. Children create a Friendly Forest by recycling and reusing materials.
  • Friday July 1st
    Inter generational gathering.
    Killaloe Public Library
    is happy to invite people to take part in an inter generational gathering on Friday July 1st between 11.00am and 1.00pm. Grandparents and grandchildren are invited to book a place for this art and short story telling writing event. The children will re-tell stories from their grandparents past and decorate a 3D classroom to compliment the story. The story writing will be guided by Niamh Hehir, an English lecturer from U.L. and the mixed media artist Aisling Hassett of North Tipperary V.E.C.will lead the artistic element. The "Classrooms" will be displayed in Killaloe Library for a period of time.
  • Tuesday 28th June to Friday 1st July
    “An G Team”
    Kilfinaghty Public Library Sixmilebridge
    will hold a competition for children to find the keenest young Irish speakers in the village during the week of Tuesday 28th June to Friday 1st July. Children are simply asked to use their ‘cúpla focail’ when they visit the library during this week. There will be 2 categories: junior (age 6-9) and senior (age 9-12) and there will be prizes of t-shirts and books for the young people who best display an enthusiastic use of the Irish language during that week. The village of Sixmilebridge has beaten off tough competition to be short listed for “An G Team” a TV series where non-Gaeltacht communities can compete against each other for the opportunity to call themselves ‘The G Team’ winners 2011 and win a €40,000 Foras na Gaeilge prize to use in promoting the local area.
  • 24th June - 7th July
    Custodians: A Photographic Exhibition by Patrick Ryan in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    The black and white photographs of selected landscapes in Co. Clare illustrate our responsibility as Custodians of this earth. They evoke memories, and provoke questions that invite the viewer to consider our approach and attitude to our built and natural heritage.
  • Friday 24th June
    Creative Writing for children in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    Poet Bernie Sheil, and artist Pat Hallinan work with Children aged 7 – 12 years in a Creative Writing class. Children learn to express themselves through poems, stories or tell their stories through art. 3.30pm
  • Tuesday June 21st
    Photographs from 30 years of Newmarket-on-Fergus Preschool Playgroup will be on display in Newmarket-on-Fergus Library for a period of time. All are welcome.
  • Thursday, 16th June
    ‘Go for Life’ Session for Family Carers
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon

    To celebrate National Carers Week 2011 family carers can enjoy a Go for Life session with Deirdre Daly in Sean Lemass Public Library in Shannon at 11am. This session encourages carers to enjoy 60-80 minutes of relaxing, fun activities. For further information contact Caring for Carers on 065-6866515.
  • Wednesday, 15th June
    Wellness and Relaxation for Family Carers
    Ennistymon Public Library

    To celebrate National Carers Week 2011 Geri Quinn of the HSE Health Promotion Serivces in Clare will provide a wellness and relaxation session for family carers in Ennistymon Public Library from 11am – 12.30pm. For further information contact Caring for Carers on 065-6866515.
  • Wednesday, 15th June
    Tai Chi & Reiki for Family Carers
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis

    To celebrate National Carers Week 2011 Margaret O’Connor will provide a session of gentle Tai Chi and Reiki instruction for family carers in the De Valera Public Library in Ennis at 11am. For further information contact Caring for Carers on 065-6866515.
  • 13 June - 1 July
    Changing Faces - exhibition of photograpy by Charlie McGeever
    Scariff Public Library

    Changing Faces, an exhibition of photography by Charlie McGeever, runs in the exhibition space at Scariff Library until Friday July 1st, 2011. Changing Faces is an artist led project funded by the Arts Office of North Tipperary County Council which explores through the lens of the artist, the visual fabric of a small town on the border of Tipperary and Clare and celebrates its diversity through an exhibition of portraits of local people capturing the essence of life in the Ballina/Killaloe area.
  • Monday, 13th June
    Creative Art Workshop for Family Carers
    Scariff Public Library

    To celebrate National Carers Week 2011 there will be an informative art workshop provided by Alan Shoosmith for family carers in Scariff Public Library at 10.30am. Skills learned during this session can in turn be applied to those whom the participants care for. For further information contact Caring for Carers on 065-6866515.
  • Friday 10th June 2011
    Creative Writing for Children 8 – 12 yrs. with artist Pat Hallinan, & poet Bernie Sheil in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    Paint a picture in words. Tell a story in paint. With pen, pencil and paint children have an opportunity to explore, express themselves in paint and poetry under the guidance of a local poet and painter.
  • Thursday 9th June 2011at 7pm
    An Evening of Crime in the Library at Scariff Public Library.
    Do you love crime fiction? Would you like to meet like-minded people and share your love of crime-writing? Come along to an evening dedicated to crime where you can find out about new authors and talk forensics and thrillers over a cup of coffee. Pick up the latest releases on the night.
  • Friday 3rd June 2011
    Creative Writing for Children 8 – 12 yrs. with artist Pat Hallinan, & poet Bernie Sheil in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    Paint a picture in words. Tell a story in paint. With pen, pencil and paint children have an opportunity to explore, express themselves in paint and poetry under the guidance of a local poet and painter.
  • Wednesday 1st June 2011 at 4pm
    How to handle Exam Stress in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon
    Learn relaxation techniques, and how to self care during exams with
    therapist Chris Beekman
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  • 1st – 15th June 2011
    Clare Supported Employment Service, CSES, makes available their Information Board Roadshow in Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge. CSES supports people with disabilities, and supports employers. The Supported Employment Service is available to all employers throughout the county, and to adults with intellectual, mental, physical, sensory or hidden disabilities. The roadshow relates relevant information and recounts success stories.
  • 27th May at 11.30am
    Bealtaine Sit and Knit session in De Valera Public Library, Ennis
    To celebrate Bealtaine, some of our older citizens will show the 6th class pupils of Holy Family School, Ennis how to knit as well as some crochet. Our mentors will bring along some of their work to show the students what they can aspire to.
  • 23rd May - 10th June 2011
    Self Portrait Exbibition
    Scariff Public Library

    On loan from The University of Limerick's National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland, this selection from over 400 works includes portraits by some of Ireland's most prestigious fine artists including Louis Le Brocquy, John Shinnors, Michael Mulcahy, Brian Maguire and Dorothy Cross. It will be on display from 23rd May – June 10th during library opening hours. Free admission.
  • 23rd May – 3rd June 2011.
    Art Exhibition entitled ‘ ESCAPISM’,
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.

    Art Exhibition entitled ‘ ESCAPISM’ by 4th year and transition year students of St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School, Shannon.takes place in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon. The Exhibition media comprises prints, photo etchings, and linocuts through which the students explored their hobbies and interests, music, and spaces and places in their minds in order to depict and set down their perception of Escapism.
  • Thursday 19th May at 11.15am
    Shannon’s Senior and Junior Citizens Sit and Knit together in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    To mark the Bealtaine Festival which celebrates creativity in older age, Shannon’s active senior citizens club teach children traditional needle crafts; knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery and cross stitch.
  • May 16th to 21st
    Used Book Sale,
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis.

    Clare County Library is holding a sale of used book from Monday, May 16th to Saturday, May 21st inclusive. The book sale will take place over the week in deValera Library, Ennis during library opening hours. All books are part of used stock from Clare library branches and are in good condition. With the continuous publication of new titles in all categories - fiction, non fiction, children and young adult - constant weeding of stock in all branches is necessary. Through this process library staff aim to ensure that the most reliable and attractive collection is available to borrowers at all times. This is a wonderful opportunity for people to have a presence of books in their homes at very little cost. We, as librarians, are anxious that children have access to books in their home environment.
  • Thursday, 12th May at 11.30 am
    Miltown's Senior and Junior Citizens Sit and Knit together in Dr. Patrick J. Hillery Library, Miltown Malbay
    Seanoirí Laichtín Naofa group in Miltown Malbay will hold a sit and knit, sew and crochet session with children from a local NS to celebrate the Bealtaine Festival which celebrates creativity in older age.
  • Tuesday the 10th of May at 11am.
    Killaloe Library will host a free coffee morning to celebrate creativity in older age as part of the Bealtaine festival. Entertainment will be provided by Killaloe Boys National school.
    All are welcome.
  • 5th - 20th May 2011
    Art Exhibition - 'The Art of Sacred Geometry'
    Scariff Public Library Exhibition Space

    A group exhibition entitled ‘The Art of Sacred Geometry” will take place in Scariff library exhibition space from 5th – 20th May. The exhibition aims to bring light to the wonderful range of patterns that lay within the fabric of our Universe. The official opening will take place on Thursday 5th May from 5 – 7.30pm and all are welcome to an evening of art, music and light refreshments.
  • Thursday, 5th May at 7.30pm
    Clare Champion Short Story Competition Presentation
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis
    Winners of the annual Clare Champion Short Story Competition for Second-Level Students will be announced ahead of their works appearing in a supplement of the newspaper.
  • 4th - 30th May 2011
    Clare Supported Employment Service, CSES, make available their Information Board Roadshow in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon. CSES supports people with disabilities, and supports employers.
  • Wednesday, 4th May at 3pm
    ’The Golden Era of Ceili Music & Dance 1955-1970’
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon

    To celebrate the Bealtaine Festival Brian Lawler will give a talk entitled ‘The Golden Era of Ceili Music & Dance 1955-1970’. Brian has completed a five-year audio archive project and his talk consists of a review of the work and includes short extracts from some of the field interviews he did and also some samples of the music of the period. This is a free event and all are welcome.
  • Wednesday, 4th May at 11am
    ’The Golden Era of Ceili Music & Dance 1955-1970’
    Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge

    To celebrate the Bealtaine Festival Brian Lawler will give a talk entitled ‘The Golden Era of Ceili Music & Dance 1955-1970’. Brian has completed a five-year audio archive project and his talk consists of a review of the work and includes short extracts from some of the field interviews he did and also some samples of the music of the period. This is a free event and all are welcome.
  • Tuesday, 3rd May at 12pm
    ’The Golden Era of Ceili Music & Dance 1955-1970’
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis

    To celebrate the Bealtaine Festival Brian Lawler will give a talk entitled ‘The Golden Era of Ceili Music & Dance 1955-1970’. Brian has completed a five-year audio archive project and his talk consists of a review of the work and includes short extracts from some of the field interviews he did and also some samples of the music of the period. This is a free event and all are welcome.
  • 28th April – 4th May
    Clare Supported Employment Service, CSES, makes available their Information Board Roadshow in Newmarket-on-Fergus Public Library. CSES supports people with disabilities, and supports employers. The Supported Employment Service is available to all employers throughout the county, and to adults with intellectual, mental, physical, sensory or hidden disabilities. The roadshow relates relevant information and recounts success stories.
  • Thursday 21st April at 3.30pm
    Eggciting Easter Book Hunt
    Scariff Public Library
    Solve the clues, find the books and get your hands on some chocolate goodies. For children aged 6-12 approx. Free of charge. Booking is required. Telephone Scariff Public Library on (061) 922893 for information and booking.
  • Thursday April 14th at 10.00am
    The Tulla Community Pre-School will visit Tulla Library
    for Storytime on Thursday April 14th, 2011 at 10.00 am.
  • Wednesday 13th April at 10.30am
    Storytime session.
    Kilfinaghty Library, Sixmilebridge

    The local childcare facility 'Bridge Kids' will visit Kilfinaghty Library, Sixmilebridge to attend a storytime session. This event is being held to mark National Childminder's Week 2011.
  • Wednesday 13th April 2011 at 11.00am
    Storytime with Library staff in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon, for childminders and children to mark Childminding Week. Weekly storytime with Library staff takes place 4.00 pm Tuesdays.
  • Tuesday, 12th April at 10.30am
    Busy Bodies Parent & Toddler Group storytime
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis
    This local group is visiting the Library to mark National Childminders Week for a library tour and storytime.
  • 11th – 21st April 2011.
    The Power of Civil Society: the Fate of Jews in Bulgaria during the Holocaust, Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    Exhibition entitled The Power of Civil Society: the Fate of Jews in Bulgaria during the Holocaust in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon Town, County Clare Telephone: 061 364266.
    The Ambassador of Bulgaria to Ireland, H.E Mr Emil Yalnazov, presented an exhibition to Holocaust Education Trust Ireland on behalf of the Republic of Bulgaria State Institute for Culture and Ministry for Foreign Affairs. This exhibition demonstrates how the collective voice of the people of Bulgaria prevented the deportation of its Jewish population to the concentration and death camps of the Third Reich.
  • Monday 11th April
    National Childminder's Week storytelling session
    Kilrush Public Library

    From 11am-12pm Kilrush Public Library will have a storytelling session as part of the events organised for National Childminder's Week. This event is being organised by Debbie O'Donovan, Clare County Childcare Committee.
  • 8th - 13th April 2011
    Shannon Social History Project by Dúchas na Sionna
    in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.

    Exhibition includes old aerial photographs of Shannon Airport,
    photographs of the building of the Airport in the 1930’s,
    photographs of archaeological and architectural survey, including houses, buildings and information on the Charting and development of Shannon Town in the 1980s. Also displayed are Programmes of Shannon’s Musical Society productions from 1979 – 2011. A questionnaire and memorabilia box is provided for information or pictorial contributions. Telephone Shannon Library 061 364266
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  • Friday, April 8th
    Love:Live Music Day - Free afternoon concert in Kilrush Library
    A free session with 'The Loop Heads' takes place from 4.30 - 5.30 p.m. Contact: Siobhán Mulcahy. Telephone: 065 6899091. Email: arts@clarelibrary.ie. Website: http://www.clarelibrary.ie/arts.htm
  • 5th - 29th April 2011
    “Collision”, a multi-media exhibition
    Scariff Public Library Exhibition Space

    Artist Isabelle Gaborit and writer Simon Large have produced a collaborative body of work presenting people as both poetry and visual art. Reception on Tuesday 5th April at 6.30pm. All are welcome
  • Wednesday March 16th
    Seachtain na Gaeilge
    Tulla Library

    Seamus Ryan will do a Storytime as Gaeilge at Tulla Library. A class from St. Mochulla's Primary School in Tulla will visit The Library for the Storytime.
  • Tuesday 15th March
    Seachtain na Gaeilge
    Storytime at Miltown Malbay Public Library

    A storytime session 'as Gaeilge' will take place with Séamus who is a staff member in DeValera library in Ennis. Séamus will read stories to a first and second class from a local National School.
  • Tuesday 15th March
    Seachtain na Gaeilge
    Storytime Sessions Kilfinaghty Library, Sixmilebridge

    Kilfinaghty Library, Sixmilebridgemarks Seachtain na Gaeilge on 15th March 2011 with 2 special storytime sessions. Children from 2nd class in Sixmilebridge National School will attend the events.
  • Monday 14th March
    Seachtain na Gaeilge
    Lisa Ní Laoire will be interviewed by Emer Ní Fhlaitheartaigh at Miltown Malbay Public Library

    Lisa Ní Laoire from the popular TV series 'Ros na Rún' will be interviewed by Emer Ní Fhlaitheartaigh who is the Irish Officer with Clare County Council about her life and acting career. This session is suitable for senior pupils in secondary school and a local class has been invited to attend.
  • Monday 14th March at 2.00 pm
    Actress Lisa Ni Laoire is interviewed by Emer Ni Fhlaithaertaigh in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon
    To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge, Actress Lisa Ni Laoire is interviewed by Emer Ni Fhlaithaertaigh in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon. Lisa Ni Laoire plays Molly in Ros na Rún on TG4. b Emer, Irish Officer with Clare County Council, will interview Lisa about her career as an actress etc.
  • Friday 11th March
    Seachtain na Gaeilge
    Storytime in DeValera Library with Séamus Ó’Rían

    Séamus will read stories as gaeilge to the junior pupils of Gaelscoil Mhichíl Ciosóg
    at 11am.
  • 11th Mar. 2011
    Banna Cheoil Sheanán Naofa, lunchtime traditional concert
    Kilrush Library 1pm – 1.30pm

    Organised by Tom Prendeville & Brid O’Mahony
  • 11th April, 2011
    Storytime session, to celebrate ‘National Childminder’s week’
    Kilrush Library from 11 – 12

    Organised by Debbie O’Donovan, Clare County Childcare Committee.
  • Friday 11th March 7.00 pm.
    Shannon Social History Project launch
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon

    Launch of Shannon’s Social History project by Dúchas na Sionna in
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
  • 10th Mar. 2011
    Art Exhibition by Avril Brand.
    Opening of exhibition Kilrush Library @ 7.30pm

    Avril Brand holds oil painting art courses at her home in Tullabrack, Kilrush. Art is for Everyone Exhibition 2011, Kilrush Public Library
  • Thursday 10th.March
    Seachtain na Gaeilge - Storytime with Séamus Ó’Rían
    Killaloe Library

    Séamus will read stories as gaeilge to the 1st and 2nd. class pupils of Killaloe Boys N.S.at 11.45am.
  • Thursday 10th.March
    Seachtain na Gaeilge - Storytime with Séamus Ó’Rían
    Scariff Library

    Séamus will read stories as gaeilge to the Infants, 1st and 2nd. class pupils of Bodyke N.S.at 10.45am.
  • Wednesday 9th March to Friday 18th March
    An exhibition on James Joyce and his most famous work, Ulysses.
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis.
    The exhibition covers Joyce's working methods, the publication of Ulysses, censorship, Shakespeare & Co, Dublin and music in Ulysses.
  • Wednesday 9th March
    Seachtain na Gaeilge
    Storytime in Kildysart Public Library with Teresa Carmody O'Shea

    Storytime session at 2pm. Class from local school will be attending.
  • Wednesday 09 March - Thursday 31 March 2011
    The Power of Civil Society: the Fate of Jews in Bulgaria during the Holocaust
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon
    Exhibition entitled The Power of Civil Society: the Fate of Jews in Bulgaria during the Holocaust in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon Town, Co. Clare
    Telephone: 061 364266.
    The Ambassador of Bulgaria to Ireland, H.E Mr Emil Yalnazov, presented an exhibition to Holocaust Education Trust Ireland on behalf of the Republic of Bulgaria State Institute for Culture and Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
    This exhibition demonstrates how the collective voice of the people of Bulgaria prevented the deportation of its Jewish population to the concentration and death camps of the Third Reich.
  • Wed 9th March 1.15pm
    Storyteller Niall De Búrca
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon

    Storyteller Niall de Burca celebrates Seachtain na Gaeilge with his special storytelling session in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
  • Wednesday 9th March
    Seachtain na Gaeilge
    Storyteller Niall De Búrca at De Valera Public Library

    Seachtain na Gaeilge - Storyteller Niall De Búrca will hold a bilingual storytime in DeValera Library for classes from CBS Primary School, Crusheen National School and Gaelscoil Mhichíl Ciosóg. This event will take place at 9.45am.
  • Tuesday 8th March
    Seachtain na Gaeilge
    Storytime Session Kilmihil Public Library
    with Teresa Carmody O'Shea
    Storytime session at 2pm. Class from local school with be attending.
  • 7th Mar. 2011
    Seachtain na Gaeilge, storytelling as Gaeilge with Teresa O’Shea
    Kilrush Library @ 11.30am

    For first & second class children from Kilrush Gaelscoil
  • Friday 4th March
    World Book Day
    Kilmihil Public Library

    World Book Day drawing and painting event with Alan Shoosmith on Friday, 4th March at 1.30pm, to be held at the Kilmihil Primary School.
  • Thursday March 3rd
    Storytime session
    Hillery Public Library, Miltown Malbay

    To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday March 3rd Miltown Malbay library is holding a ‘storytime’ session for children from the nearby ‘Spraoi’ crèche. The main attraction on the day will be the reading of the popular children’s story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” using the storysack puppet characters. Jig-saws and colouring will also be available for use by the children.
  • 3rd March 1.00pm – 5.00pm
    European Year of the Volunteer session
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon

    Sharon Meaney from Clare local development Co. Kilrush Road visits Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon to Promote European Year of the Volunteer and to meet potential volunteers.
  • 3rd March 12.50pm
    Alan Shoosmith illustration workshop
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon
    Artist Alan Shoosmith illustrates childrens’ favourite book character to Celebrate World Book Day in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    Artist Alan’s workshop is for children 8yrs and older.
  • Thursday 3rd March
    Special Art Workshop
    Kilfinaghty Library Sixmilebridge

    Local Artist Alan Shoosmith will hold a special art workshop for children in Kilfinaghty Library, Sixmilebridge to celebrate World Book Day on the 3rd March 2011 at 4.00pm. This event is suitable for ages 7-12 and is free of charge. However, numbers are limited so please book early. Phone 061-369678 for more information.
  • Thursday 3rd March
    World Book Day
    De Valera Library

    World Book Day - Alan Shoosmith will hold an art class in DeValera Library with 4th class from Scoil Chríost Rí, Cloughleigh drawing favourite book characters at 10am to celebrate World Book Day
  • Thursday March 3rd
    World Book Day
    Killaloe Library

    Author Olive O'Brien from Cork, who writes eco-friendly books, will visit Killaloe Library to promote World Book Day. 1st and 2nd Class from Killaloe Boys N.S.will attend at 1.50pm . Olive will read for the boys from her books.
  • Thursday March 3rd
    World Book Day
    Tulla Library

    Author Olive O'Brien from Cork, who writes eco-friendly books that aim to inform children about environmental issues, will visit Tulla Library to promote World Book Day. 2nd Class from St. Mochulla's Primary school will attend The Library to meet Olive at 10.00 am when she will read from her books.
  • 1st Mar. 2011
    Art workshop with Alan Shoosmith.
    ‘Create your own favourite book character’
    Kilrush Library @ 1pm

    For first class children from St. Senan’s Primary school
  • Tuesday 1st March 7.00pm
    Community Games Awards Presentation
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon

    Presentation of Awards for Community Games Art and Model making competitions will take place in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon. Local Artist, author and adjudicator Philip Brennan will present the awards. Winning local entries will be displayed in Shannon Library 1st – 28th March.
  • Friday the 25th of February
    Skype workshop
    Killaloe Public Library

    On Friday the 25th of February between 10.15am and 11.30 am, Clare VEC Adult education services will hold a Skype workshop at Killaloe Public Library. All are welcome. Free of charge.
  • Thursday 24th February
    Volunteering opportunities - Clare Volunteer Centre
    Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon

    The Clare Volunteer Centre will be in Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon on the 24th of February from 1pm to 5pm. Come along and have a chat about the volunteering opportunities in your area. Find out how you can ‘make a difference’.
  • Wednesday 23rd February
    Volunteering opportunities - Clare Volunteer Centre
    Kilrush Public Library

    The Clare Volunteer Centre will be in Kilrush Public Library, Shannon on the 23rd of February from 2.30pm to 5pm. Come along and have a chat about the volunteering opportunities in your area. Find out how you can ‘make a difference’.
  • Monday 21st February
    A talk on the early churches of East Clare and an introduction to the Clare Local Studies Centre
    Scariff Public Library at 10.30am

    To celebrate Adult Learners Festival 2011, former county archaeologist Simon Large will give a brief talk on the early churches of East Clare and a member of staff of the Clare County Library Local Studies Centre will speak about the resources available there. A number of items from the Local Studies Centre collections such as old newspapers, photos, etc will be on display along with a selection of local history material held in Scariff Library. All are welcome and the event is free of charge.
  • Monday 21st February
    Volunteering opportunities - Clare Volunteer Centre
    deValera Public Library, Ennis

    The Clare Volunteer Centre will be in deValera Public Library, Ennis on the 21st February from 10.30am to 2pm. Come along and have a chat about the volunteering opportunities in your area. Find out how you can ‘make a difference’.
  • Friday February 18th
    Digital Photography classes
    Killaloe Public Library

    Digital photography classes will be held in Killaloe Library starting on Friday Feb. 18th. Classes for beginners will be run from 10am-12pm.and advanced classes will be held from 12.30pm-2.30pm. Classes are free of charge and cameras will be provided if you don't have one of your own. The courses will last for six weeks. Contact the library at 061 376062 to book your place.
  • Thursday 10th February at 3.30pm
    Valentine's Day Crafts
    Scariff Public Library

    A Valentine's Day craft session for children aged 5-11 will take place in Scariff Public Library on Thursday 10th February at 3.30pm. No booking required. Free of charge.
  • Tuesday 11th January 2011 at 7pm
    Poetry reading and art exhibition
    Scariff Public Library

    Enjoy an evening of poetry and painting at Scariff library exhibition space on Tuesday 11th January at 7pm. Working together, artist Brenda Fitzmaurice and poet Mary Kennelly have combined their individual talents to explore the importance of place and people and story in their recently published book ’From the Stones : a homage to place through painting and poetry.’ Mary will give a poetry reading on the evening and an exhibition of Brenda's paintings from the book will run until the 5th of February 2011. Admission is free.



    See Also:

    Library Events 2010
    Library Events 2009
    Library Events 2008
    Library Events 2007
    Library Events 2006
    Library Events 2005
    Library Events 2004
    Library Events 2003
    Library Events 2002
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