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December 2018

Month of December 2018
Penpals Across the Pond
DeValera Public Library, Ennis
Pen Pals Across the Pond is a collaboration between DeValera Public Library in Ennis and the Bloomington Public Library in Bloomington, Illinois, USA.
Children from DeValera Library can write letters or draw pictures about anything they choose (including, but not limited to, food, books, toys, favourite past times, school, their families, etc.). The letters will be dropped into our collection box or handed in at the library desk and then mailed to Bloomington Public Library, Illinois. Bloomington Public Library has a similar box where they will collect letters to send to us. So get started on your letters and pictures! We will be displaying the letters we receive from America in DeValera Public Library.
Contact Samantha at DeValera Public Library on 065 6846353 for more information.

Saturday, 1st December 2018
Christmas Storytime & Christmas Card Craft for 3 – 6 year olds
Shannon Public Library at 11am

Followed by the film ‘The Snowman and The Snowdog’
Free Event. All Welcome. Contact (061) 364266 for more information

Saturday, 1st December 2018
Christmas card-making workshop for 3 – 7 year olds
Kilrush Public Library at 11am

Come and join us for some crafty fun where you will design and make your own Christmas card. Refreshments will be provided.
Booking is necessary. Contact (065) 9051504

Monday, 3rd December - Friday, 21st December 2018
Bliain na Gaeilge Exhibition
Scariff Public Library

2018 is Bliain na Gaeilge celebrating 125 years of Revival/Athbheochan 1893-1918. Bliain na Gaeilge will focus on the creativity of the language, the vibrancy of the language, the participation of the community, the value of our Gaeltachts and the revival of the language over the last 125 years. Clare County Library will display a series of bilingual stands commemorating Bliain na Gaeilge. This display contains panels on Oideachas/Teaching the Nation, Cultúr agus Tionsclaíocht/Culture and Industry, Fís Athbheochana/A Vision of Revival and Tioncar agus Tacaíocht/American Influence and Support. This exhibition will be shown in Scariff Public Library during the month of December.

Monday, 3rd December - Friday, 21st December 2018
Bliain na Gaeilge Exhibition
William Smith O'Brien Public Library, Newmarket-on-Fergus

2018 is Bliain na Gaeilge celebrating 125 years of Revival/Athbheochan 1893-1918. Bliain na Gaeilge will focus on the creativity of the language, the vibrancy of the language, the participation of the community, the value of our Gaeltachts and the revival of the language over the last 125 years. Clare County Library will display a series of bilingual stands commemorating Bliain na Gaeilge. This display contains panels on Cearta Teanga/Civil Rights, Timireacht/Organising, Athrú Teanga/A Language Shift, Craoltóireacht/Broadcasting and Teicneolaíocht na hAthbheochana/The Technology of Revival. They can be viewed in Newmarket-on-Fergus Public Library during the month of December.

Monday, 3rd December 2018
Parent and Baby Yoga Taster Session (A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event)
Scariff Public Library, 11am to 12pm

Antoinette Butler Mulcaire will lead a taster session of yoga for parents and babies up to crawling stage. Free event. Booking essential. For booking and information call Scariff Public Library on (061) 922893

Monday 3rd December - Friday, 21st December 2018
There is Only love: Sadhbh O Neill and San Gaines
Scariff Library Gallery

Scariff Library Gallery presents "There is Only Love" a Visual Art Exhibition by Sam Gaines and Sadhbh O Neill.

Twenty years ago Sam Gaines was diagnosed with MS. Both his life and that of his partner Sadhbh changed forever. This exhibition is a visual and written journal of their lives over the past year. It is a story about shinning in the face of adversity and living life to the fullest, while at the same time being present and authentic to all the challenges that serious illness and full time caring brings with it.
The exhibition runs from the 3rd – 21st of December, it is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information on Sam and Sadhbh:
www.samgaine.com
www.sadhbhoneill.ie
www.patreon.com/samandsadhbh

Saturday, 8th December 2018
Family Time at Your Library
Dr. Patrick J. Hillery Library, Miltown Malbay at 11.00am

Children and parents are invited to visit the library together to read Christmas stories from our large Christmas book collection. This will be followed by a fun cup-cake decorating session for the children (parents help appreciated!) Tea/coffee available for all weary adults! This is a free event but booking is necessary. Contact the library at (065) 7084822.

Saturday, 8th December 2018 12pm
Scariff Public Library
Family Time at your Library

Join us at Scariff Public Library to learn what the library can offer you and your family and to join our Christmas craft event making Christmas decorations from recycled materials. This event is free and open to all the family but booking is essential. Phone Scariff Library on 061 922893 for more information or to book your family's place.

Saturday, 8th December 2018
Family Time at Your Library
Sixmilebridge Public Library from 12.00 to 1.30pm

Storyteller Ruth Marshall will entertain all family members with her festive tales, followed by a ‘make your own notebook’ craft activity which all of the family can help create. All are welcome. For more details contact Sixmilebridge Library on 061 369678
This event is part of Clare County Library's Creative Ireland Programme.

Tuesday December 11th
Family Time at Your Library
Kilmihil Library from 5.30pm to 6.00pm

Families are welcome to join us for a special Christmas storytime for 4-6 year olds while enjoying some healthy snacks. Free event but booking is neccessary. Please call the library on (065-9050528) for further information.

Wednesday, 12th December 2018
Family Time at Your Library
William Smith O'Brien Public Library, Newmarket-on-Fergus at 4pm

Families are welcome to join us for a special Christmas storytime and children's craft for ages 3-7, while enjoying some healthy snacks. Free event. Please call the library on (061) 368411 for further information.


Wednesday, 12th December 2018
Family Time at Your Library
Corofin Pubhlic Library at 7 pm

Families are welcome to join us for Christmas readings and light refreshments. For further information please call Corofin library on 065-6837219

Thursday, 13th December 2018
Children's Christmas Film "The Muppet Christmas Carol"
Scariff Public Library at 3.30pm
The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets -- Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle -- weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases -- past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.This is a free event and all are welcome. Popcorn provided! Cert G – Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Call Scariff Library for more information 061 922893.

Thursday, 13th December 2018
Christmas Cupcake Decorating
Lisdoonvarna Public Library from 6-7pm

Join us in Lisdoonvarna Library for some festive cupcake decorating. All you need is a little bit of creativity! Places are limited so booking is essential. Suitable for ages 8+.
For more information contact Lisdoonvarna Library on (065) 7074029 or Ennistymon Library on (065) 7071245

Friday, 14th December 2018
Teen Christmas Film - The Nightmare Before Christmas
DeValera Public Library at 6pm

The Nightmare Before Christmas The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the "real world." When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life -- he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry. Ages 12 and up. Snacks provided. PG

Saturday, 15th December 2018
Family Time at Your Library
Science Workshop
Sweeney Memorial Public Library, Kilkee from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm

Parents and children are invited to a free workshop on Fun Science Experiments. Join scientist Dipankar Biswas and troy out lots of exciting experiments. Parents must stay with their children. Places are limited. Please contact the library 0659056034 to book.This workshop is run in conjunction with Limerick and Clare Education and training Board.

Saturday, 15th December 2018
Family Time at Your Library
Ennistymon Public Library at 11am

Family Time at your Library with Author and guest Roisin Meaney at 11.00am. Roisin will read stories and entertain little ones and also give advice to parents on how to make stories come alive when reading and how to grow a love of reading. Afterwards there will be Christmas cracker crafts for children and parents to get involved in. All welcome.

Saturday, 15th December 2018
Family Time at Your Library
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 11am

Children aged 7-11 can try their hand at some Christmas themed origami. Afterwards, all ages are invited to join in the singing as local choir, Non Nobis Domine, raise the roof with seasonal favourites. Free event and all are welcome, but booking is required for the origami craft. For booking and information, please call Shannon Library on (061) 364266.

Saturday, 15th December 2018
Family Time at Your Library
Kilrush Public Library at 11am

Storyteller Ruth Marshall will entertain all family members with her festive tales, followed by a ‘make your own notebook’ craft activity which all of the family can help create.
All are welcome.

Saturday, 15th December 2018
Family Time at your Library
DeValera Public Library, 11am – 2pm

Children and parents are invited to join in family board games, creative fun with LEGO and watch the short film The Snowman and the Snowdog. There will be time to join the library and find out what becoming a member has to offer as well as lots of tips for parents on encouraging reading. Phone DeValera Public Library on 065 6846353 for more information.

Tuesday, 18th December 2018
Film "It's a Wonderful Life"
Scariff Public Library at 2.30pm

Frank Capra’s classic depicts an alternate future which might occur without the benevolent interventions of beleaguered businessman George – James Stewart, in one of his most endearing performances. Far from being simply a saccharine-coated holiday fable, Capra worked the original idea into this post-war affirmation of the American Dream, pointing out the dangers of greed and selfishness as well as the power of love, belief and kindness to overcome life’s trials. Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed as his wife, and Henry Travers as Clarence the guardian angel, bring humanity, humour and hope to this irresistible drama.Cert G. This is a free event and all are welcome. Tea/coffee provided. Call Scariff Library for more information 061 922893.

Wednesday, 19th December 2018
Christmas Film - The Man who Invented Christmas
DeValera Public Library at 11am

The Man who Invented Christmas is about legendary author Charles Dickens' possible real-life inspirations -- and motivations -- for writing the classic story A Christmas Carol. It's 1843, and 31-year-old Dickens (Dan Stevens) hasn't had a commercial success in several years; he's facing a personal financial crisis after three critically panned books. So he decides to write a Christmas-themed book after encountering various strangers -- including a waiter named Marley, a greedy businessman, and a dry-eyed elderly man (Christopher Plummer) who says "humbug" at his business partner's funeral. When Dickens fails to secure a publisher he decides to seek financing to self-publish. On a tight six-week deadline, Dickens begins to see the characters as memorable strangers and loved ones alike, with Scrooge (played by Plummer) popping up in his head and defending his miserly positions until the novella is done. Refreshments served. All welcome. PG.