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June 2018

Tuesday, 5th June 2018
Teen Movie Screening - "Paper Towns"
Scariff Public Library at 6pm

Young and shy Quentin (Nat Wolff) is in for the night of his life when Margo (Cara Delevingne), the most popular student in high school, recruits him to help her play mischievous pranks on the friends who betrayed her. The next day, however, the mysterious Margo is nowhere to be found. With help from a few buddies and some cryptic clues that she left behind, Quentin embarks on an obsessive mission to find the girl who stole his heart and made him feel truly alive. Cert 12. This is a free event. Popcorn and drinks provided.

Wednesday, 6th June 2018
Poetry Reading with Carlos Reyes
Ennistymon Library at 7.00 p.m.

Carlos Reyes reads from his new book "Along the Flaggy Shore, Poems from West Clare".
Free event and all are welcome

 

Tuesday, 19th June 2018
Teddy Bears Picnic – themed Storytime and Crafts
Killaloe Public Library at 3.30pm

Bring your teddy to Killaloe library for storytime, songs and crafts for children aged 2-6. Come in you PJ’s if you wish! Free event. Please ring 061 376062 to book a place. Spaces limited

Friday, 22nd June 2018
A Cruinniú na nÓg event
Irish History Live with Michael Moylan
Scariff Public Library at 9.30am and 11am

Cruinniú na nÓg is the new national day of creativity for children and young people supported by Creative Ireland. Michael Moylan’s story of Irish Independence has it all; weapons, costumes and an impressive volume of information presented with fun and laughter throughout. His young audiences will learn the history of our country without even realising it! During the hour-long shows they will take up the gun and uniform of an Irish Volunteer, Irish Citizens Army and I.R.B. and recreate our country's Independence story. Suitable for 9-12 year olds. Contact the library at (061) 922893 for further information.

Friday, 22nd June 2018
A Cruinniú na nÓg event
Irish History Live with Michael Moylan
Killaloe Public Library at 1.30pm

Cruinniú na nÓg is the new national day of creativity for children and young people supported by Creative Ireland. Michael Moylan’s story of Irish Independence has it all; weapons, costumes and an impressive volume of information presented with fun and laughter throughout. His young audiences will learn the history of our country without even realising it! During the hour-long shows they will take up the gun and uniform of an Irish Volunteer, Irish Citizens Army and I.R.B. and recreate our country's Independence story. Suitable for 9-12 year olds. Contact the library at (061) 376062 for further information.

Friday, 22nd June 2018
Movie Screening for World Refugee Day – “Children of Men”
Killaloe Public Library at 7.30 pm

Children of Men is a 2006 British-American dystopian thriller film directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón. The screenplay, based on P. D. James' 1992 novel The Children of Men, was credited to five writers, with Clive Owen making uncredited contributions. The film takes place in 2027, where two decades of human infertility have left society on the brink of collapse. Illegal immigrants seek sanctuary in the United Kingdom, where the last functioning government imposes oppressive immigration laws on refugees. Owen plays civil servant Theo Faron, who must help a refugee (Clare-Hope Ashitey) escape the chaos. Children of Men also stars Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Charlie Hunnam. Cert 15. This is a free event and all are welcome. Tea/coffee provided.

Monday, 25th June 2018
Storyteller Niall de Búrca - A Cruinniú na nÓg event
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 10am and 11.30am.

Internationally renowned storyteller Niall de Búrca will entertain local school children with his memorable and bewitching stories. This event is for primary school groups and booking is essential. Please contact the library on (061) 364266 for further information and booking.

Tuesday 26th June 2018
Library Film Club: 'The Terminal'
Scariff Public Library at 2.30 pm

Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg teams up with two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks and Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones for this critically acclaimed comedy.
After arriving at New York's JFK airport, Viktor Navorski (Hanks) gets unwittingly caught in bureaucratic glitches that make it impossible for him to return to his home country or enter the U.S. Now, caught up in the richly complex and amusing world inside the airport, Viktor makes friends, gets a job, finds romance and ultimately discovers America itself. Cert 12. All are welcome. Tea and coffee provided. Contact Scariff Public Library on 061-922893 for more details

Saturday 30th June 2018
Children’s storytime & mini craft session.
Kilrush Public Library at 11am

Outdoor Storytime and craft session for 3 – 7 year olds. Numbers are limited.
Contact Kilrush Library (065) 9051504 for further details

Saturday 30th June 2018
The Book of Happiness - A Creative Ireland Event
A Series of Creative Writing Workshops for Writers
Scariff Public Library from 11am - 1 pm

Facilitated by Helen Blackhurst
These four writing workshops will explore notions of happiness in fiction and memoir writing through the lens of character, plot, point of view, dialogue and endings. Using a range of creative writing techniques, participants will have the opportunity to generate new material for their own work and add to a collective response. These are free events and are open to all writers. Places are strictly limited so please call Scariff Public Library on 061 922893 for more information or to book your place.