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Special Events

February 2018

5th to 24th February 2018
Photography Exhibition: Places & Faces of Lough Derg
Scariff Public Library Gallery

Photography exhibition by the Killaloe photography group
Official Opening - Thursday 8th February at 7pm
All are welcome

Tuesday, 6th February 2018
Hidden Benefits of Walking, a talk by Pius Murray. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Kildysart Public Library at 7pm

Discover how to ‘walk into wellbeing’ and the Pilgrim Paths of Ireland. Pius Murray explains how to walk for physical health and mental wellbeing using simple tools and strategies. Free event and all are welcome. For further information contact Kildysart Public Library at (065) 6832113

Thursday, 8th February 2018
Nutrition Workshop, ‘Making Healthy Eating Possible Everyday’ with Dr. Anne Griffin. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Dr. Patrick J. Hillery Public Library, Miltown Malbay at 7pm

Registered Dietitian Dr. Anne Griffin will work with participants of the workshop to examine their eating habits and identify small changes to improve health and wellbeing. Free event. Booking essential. Contact the library for booking and information on (065) 7084822.

Thursday, 15th. February 2018
Introduction to Online Library Services and electronic devices.
Killaloe Public Library 10am.-1.30pm. and 2.30pm-5.30pm.

Discover your new electronic device that Santa might have delivered. Discover how to: Access electronic library books; Download e-magazines; Access online language and e-learning courses; Renew library books online; Request books online. All are welcome. For further information contact 061 376062

Thursday, 15th February 2018
Nutrition Workshop, ‘Making Healthy Eating Possible Everyday’ with Dr. Anne Griffin. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Tulla Library at 7pm

Registered Dietitian Dr. Anne Griffin will work with participants of the workshop to examine their eating habits and identify small changes to improve health and wellbeing. Free event. Booking essential. Contact the library for booking and information on (065) 6835919.

Friday, 16th February 2018
Hidden Benefits of Walking, a talk by Pius Murray. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Killaloe Public Library at 7pm

Discover how to ‘walk into wellbeing’ and the Pilgrim Paths of Ireland. Pius Murray explains how to walk for physical health and mental wellbeing using simple tools and strategies. Free event and all are welcome. For further information contact Killaloe Public Library at (061) 376062


Tuesday, 20th February 2018
Embracing Change with a positive mind-set with Maureen Grogan and Gillian O'Gorman, A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event
De Valera Public Library, Ennis at 6.30 p.m.

Change your thinking and change the way you feel, based on the philosophies of Louise L Hay.

Wednesday, 21st February 2018
Herbal Medicine for the Family: treating babies, children and adults naturally, a talk with Vivienne Campbell. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Ennistymon Public Library at 7pm

Many common childhood ailments can be easily treated at home with safe & effective herbal remedies made from local plants and common kitchen ingredients. Local herbalist Vivienne Campbell has many years of experience treating children & babies in her herbal medicine clinic. Discover treatments that are safe for babies, children and adults. Many of these medicines even taste great and children love to help making them! Vivienne will give an over-view of these and discuss ailments such as earache, colds, coughs, head lice, sore throats, upset tummies, boosting immunity, bumps & bruises. She’ll also talk about more serious illnesses and natural methods of easing these. e.g. asthma, eczema etc. Free event and all are welcome. Contact Ennistymon library for further information on (065) 7071245

Wednesday 21st February 2018
Nutrition Workshop, ‘Making Healthy Eating Possible Everyday’ with Dr. Anne Griffin. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Corofin Library at 7pm

Registered Dietitian Dr.Anne Griffin will work with participants of the workshop to examine their eating habits and identify small changes to improve health and wellbeing. Free event. Booking essential. Contact the library for booking and information on (065) 6837219

Friday, 23rd February 2018
Movie Screening – “Lion”
Killaloe Public Library at 7.30 pm

Lion is a 2016 biographical drama film directed by Garth Davis and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley. The film stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman, and tells the true story of how Brierley, 25 years after being separated from his family in Burhanpur, sets out to find them.
Cert. PG. This is a free event and all are welcome. Tea/coffee provided.


Monday 26th February 2018
Scariff Bay Community Radio - An Evening with John S. Kelly
Scariff Public Library at 7pm

Scariff Bay Community Radio presents an evening with John S. Kelly, former principal of St. Caimin's Secondary School, Scariff, Sacred Heart Secondary School, Scariff and Scariff Community College. John will be in conversation with Geraldine Condren, a former colleague and retired teacher of Scariff Community College. John will recount the important milestones which ultimately lead to the current post-primary school Scariff Community College. Those present on the evening will be invited and encouraged to contribute to the conversation which no doubt will add to the fascinating story of post primary education in Scariff and it's hinterland. This is a free event and all are welcome.


Monday, 26th February 2018
Chair Yoga Session. A Healthy Ireland Eventat Your Library.
Sweeney Memorial Public Library, Kilkee at 6.45pm

Join yoga teacher Trea Heapes for a session of chair yoga in Kilkee library. Suitable for all, especially those with mobility issues, these practices can be done from the comfort of your home at a table or at an office desk and easily integrated into your day to keep the body supple and healthy, reduce stress and improve mental health. Free event, but booking is essential. For booking and information, contact the library on (065) 9056034.

Tuesday, 27th February 2018
Screening of Dream Big: Engineering Our World in conjunction with Engineer's Week
Ennistymon Library at 11.30am

Engineers Week is a week-long festival of nationwide events running from the 24th February to the 2nd March 2018 celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. To celebrate Engineers Week the movie Dream Big: Engineering Our World is showing in selected library branches. Invited audiences include Junior Cycle students from Post Primary Schools. Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a film that will transform how we think about engineering.
This event is free but booking is advised by contacting the branch at 065-7071245

Tuesday, 27th February 2018
Learning Irish - without the baggage
De Valera Library at 6.30 pm

Pól Ó Murchú attained an MA from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2002, where he became the first American in Ireland’s history to earn a degree in Irish. Pól will outline his experience in learning the Irish language as an outsider, despite facing many obstacles. He will examine the sophisticated structure of the language and why it can be a challenge for a Béarlóir to learn it.
Pól will welcome questions and discussion on his experience learning Irish as a non-native speaker. This talk is sure to be of interest to many, from the enthusiastic Gaeilgeoir to the less than fluent speaker and everyone inbetween! This is a free event and all are welcome.
Contact De Valera Library on 065-6846353 for more information.

Tuesday, 27th February 2018
Film Club - 'Lion''
Scariff Public Library at 2.30pm

Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Cert PG. This is a free event and all are welcome. Tea and coffee provided.

Wednesday, 28th February 2018
Screening of Dream Big: Engineering Our World in conjunction with Engineer's Week
Scariff Public Library at 11.30am

Engineers Week is a week-long festival of nationwide events running from the 24th February to the 2nd March 2018 celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. To celebrate Engineers Week the movie Dream Big: Engineering Our World is showing in selected library branches. Invited audiences include Junior Cycle students from Post Primary Schools. Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a film that will transform how we think about engineering.
This event is free but booking is advised by contacting the branch at 061-922893