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February 2019

Friday, 1st February 2019
Mindfulness Through Art Workshop - A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event
Killaloe Public Library, at 6pm

Join Tatjana Simakova in a 2 hour long workshop for adults, which aims to turn off a busy mind and awaken creativity. No artistic skills required and all materials provided. Experience mindfulness in a fun and colourful way. Places are limited for this free event and booking is essential. Call Killaloe Public Library for further information and booking on (061) 376062.

Saturday 2nd February, 2019
The Shannon Wetlands Project, a talk to celebrate World Wetlands Day
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 12pm

All are welcome to a presentation on The Shannon Wetlands Project, which aims to raise awareness of the value and benefits of wetlands and celebrate the work of local volunteers. Optional trip to the site after the talk with local volunteers – bring your wellies!

Wednesday, 6th February 2019
Expert tips to improve your nutrition in 2019, a talk by registered dietitian Dr. Anne Griffin - A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event.
William Smith O’Brien Public Library, Newmarket-on-Fergus at 7pm
Do you want to bring about a real change in your diet in 2019? Dr. Griffin will look at achievable changes that will most benefit your health and explain why detox/fad/celeb diets don’t work and should be avoided. Free event and all are welcome. Contact the library for further information on (061) 368411

Wednesday, 6th February 2019
Hidden Benefits of Walking, a talk by Pius Murray - A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Dr. Patrick J. Hillery Public Library, Miltown Malbay 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 the library on (065) 7084822.

7th February to 14th March 2019
Creative Writing: Six 2-hour weekly workshops with Breda Shannon - A Creative Ireland Event
Ennistymon Public Library, 10.30am to 12.30pm

A series of Creative Writing Workshops will begin on Thursday, 7th February. The classes will take place from 10.30 - 12.30 for six weeks. The course will help people get started as a creative writer and stay creative in the long term. It provides an
introduction to writing technique, story devices and theme finding. It aims to help the writer find their unique voice through fiction or memoir.
Places are free butlimited and booking is required. Contact Ennistymon Public Library on 065 7071245 for more information.
This series is part of Clare County Library’s Creative Ireland programme.

Saturday, 9th February 2019
Storytime & Craft
Kilrush Public Library at 11am

Suitable for 3 to 7 year olds. Free event but booking is necessary. Contact Kilrush Library at (065) 9051504 for more information.

Saturday, 9th February 2019
‘Love Monster & the Last Chocolate’ Storytime & Craft
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 11.30am

Suitable for 3 to 6 year olds. This event is free and all are welcome. Contact Shannon Library at (061) 364266 for more information

Tuesday, 12th February 2019
Strengthening the Parent/Child Relationship through Play- A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event
DeValera Public Library 6-8pm

An interactive workshop for parents exploring playful parenting strategies. Includes a brief introduction to play therapy and its benefits. Cathy O’ Donoghue is an accredited Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with a specialisation in Play Therapy. Refreshments provided. Places are limited for this free event and booking is essential. Call DeValera Public Library for further information and booking on 065 6846353.

Tuesday, 12th February 2019
Expert tips to improve your nutrition in 2019, a talk by registered dietitian Dr. Anne Griffin - A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event.
Kildysart Public Library at 7pm

Do you want to bring about a real change in your diet in 2019? Dr. Griffin will look at achievable changes that will most benefit your health and explain why detox/fad/celeb diets don’t work and should be avoided. Free event and all are welcome. Contact the library for further information on Tel: (065) 6832113

Thursday, 14th February 2019
Tai Chi session - A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event.
Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge at 6.30pm

Join Kevin Kinsella for a taster session of Tai Chi, a form of exercise involving a series of flowing movements and providing a wealth of benefits. No previous experience required. Free event for adults only but booking is essential. For information and booking contact Sixmilbridge library on (061) 369678.

Thursday, 14th February 2019
Introduction to Mindfulness with Pauline Bradley, A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event
Tulla Public Library at 6.30pm

Start your journey into Mindfulness with experienced, accredited therapist Pauline Bradley. This free introductory workshop will include mindfulness meditation for the senses, cognitive based mindfulness for coping with difficult situations or negative thinking patterns, positive affirmations and gratitude exercises. Places are limited and booking is essential. Contact Tulla Public Library for booking and information on (065) 6835919

Thursday 14th February, 2019
‘Fit for Life’, a talk with Physiotherapist Fintan O’Donnell. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event.
Corofin Public Library at 7pm

Low back and neck pain are common complaints among people in modern society and this and other discomforts can lead to a reduction in physical activity. Physiotherapist Fintan O’ Donnell will give a talk about how to offset life’s wear and tear on your body - looking at posture health, taking care of your back,neck and other joints/tissues, how to get fit safely etc. - as well as taking questions from the audience. This is a free event and all are welcome. For further information please contact Corofin Public Library on (065) 6837219

Thursday, 14th February, 2019
Expert tips to improve your nutrition in 2019, a talk by registered dietitian Dr. Anne Griffin - A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event.
Lisdoonvarna Public Library at 7pm
Do you want to bring about a real change in your diet in 2019? Dr. Griffin will look at achievable changes that will most benefit your health and explain why detox/fad/celeb diets don’t work and should be avoided. Free event and all are welcome. Contact the library for further information on (065) 7074029

Wednesday 20th February, 2019
‘Fit for Life’, a talk with Physiotherapist Fintan O’Donnell. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event.
Dr. Patrick J. Hillery Public Library, Miltown Malbay Library at 7pm

Low back and neck pain are common complaints among people in modern society and this and other discomforts can lead to a reduction in physical activity. Physiotherapist Fintan O’ Donnell will give a talk about how to offset life’s wear and tear on your body - looking at posture health, taking care of your back,neck and other joints/tissues, how to get fit safely etc. - as well as taking questions from the audience. This is a free event and all are welcome. For further information please contact Miltown Malbay Public Library on (065) 7084822

Thursday, 21st February 2019
Fitness4Fun Exercise session. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Kildysart Public Library at 6.30pm

Join fitness coach John Conroy for a Fitness4Fun exercise session for older adults in a relaxed and fun environment. All activities are provided with seats for participants and all levels of fitness and mobility are catered for. Regular exercise is important to the physical and mental health of older adults and in this Fitness4Fun session John will show new ways for participants to remain physically active, no matter what their age. Free event, but booking is essential. Contact the library for further information and booking on (065) 6832113.

Friday, 22th February 2019
Film Club - Sherlock Gnomes
Shannon Public Library at 11.00am

The beloved garden gnomes from Gnomeo & Juliet are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London.
This is a free event and all are welcome. Call Shannon Library on 061- 364266 for more information. Rated G.

Monday, 25th February 2019
Scariff Library History Group presents: "Mountshannon - a linen village of the eighteenth century"
Scariff Public Library at 7.30pm

Noel Murphy is an amateur historian living in Mountshannon and a student on the UL Masters in Local History. His talk will look at the linen industry and the foundation of the village of Mountshannon, in the context of the people involved, those not involved, and the wider context of eighteenth-century Ireland. The talk will also illustrate the process of eighteenth-century linen production and the lifestyle that went with it.
This is a free event - no booking required. Contact Scariff Library on 061 922893 for more information.

Tuesday, 26th February 2019
Film Club - 'Loving'
Scariff Public Library at 2.30pm

Scariff Library Film Club presents 'Loving'.
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ruth Negga). From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since. Cert 12. This is a free event and all are welcome. Tea and coffee provided. Call Scariff Library on 061 922893 for more information.

Tuesday, 26th February 2019
Film Book Club – My Cousin Rachel
Shannon Public Library at 6.00pm

Our February film is ‘My Cousin Rachel’ the 2017 romantic drama written and directed by Roger Michell. It is based upon the 1951 novel My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier and stars Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger, and Pierfrancesco Favino.
A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. His feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
This is a free event and all are welcome. Tea and coffee provided. Call Shannon Library on 061 364266 for more information. My Cousin Rachel is rated Cert 12.

Tuesday, February 26th 2019
Chess Classes for Children
DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 6.30pm

Learn how to play chess over 12 weeks with tutor Stephen Danaher.
Places are limited and booking is essential. Contact DeValera Library on 065 6846353. Suitable for ages 7+.

Thursday 28th February, 2019
‘Fit for Life’, a talk with Physiotherapist Fintan O’Donnell. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event.
Tulla Public Library at 7.30pm

Low back and neck pain are common complaints among people in modern society and this and other discomforts can lead to a reduction in physical activity. Physiotherapist Fintan O’ Donnell will give a talk about how to offset life’s wear and tear on your body - looking at posture health, taking care of your back,neck and other joints/tissues, how to get fit safely etc. - as well as taking questions from the audience. This is a free event and all are welcome. For further information please contact Tulla Public Library on (065) 6835919