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Special Events

June 2019

Tuesday, 4th June 2019
A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries Lecture:
100 Years of Women in Politics & Public Life #Dail100 by Sinéad McCoole
DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 6.30pm

Sinéad works in the Commemorations Unit of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as a Historian. She is the author of several books on women in Irish history including No Ordinary Women and Easter Widows. She is a member of the Government's Expert Advisory Group on the Decade of Centenaries and was historical advisor to the 2016 National Commemoration Programme. She has curated many exhibitions including the recent Women in Politics and Public Life 1918-2018 which was the centrepiece of the Government's 2018 Centenary programme. Sinéad has also worked in broadcasting and as a script writer.
Free lecture. All are welcome. Contact the library for more information on (065) 6846353.

Saturday, 8th June 2019
Writer's Clinic - The Heart of a Story. A Series of Creative Writing Workshops for Writers facilitated by Helen Blackhurst - A Creative Ireland Event
Scariff Public Library from 11am - 1 pm

These four workshops will explore the internal organs of story-making – creating the emotional landscapes that lift fiction and memoir writing off the page and give a story a life of its own. How do we get stories to live and breathe? How do we find the narrative pulse? There will be space to explore writing challenges and stuck-points, as well as the opportunity to generate new material through a range of creative writing techniques. 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.

Saturday, 15th June 2019
Writer’s Hub - The Heart of a Story, facilitated by writer, Helen Blackhurst - A Creative Ireland event
Scariff Public Library 11am - 1pm

A morning of sharing: to include readings from local writers and those involved in The Heart of a Story fiction and memoir writing workshops. Discussion and debate on writer’s practice and process will be explored in the context of issues and themes that arise during the writing workshops. This is a free event, open to all writers, readers, and lovers of story. For more information please call Scariff Public Library on 061 922893.

Tuesday, 25th June 2019
Film Club - Quartet
Scariff Public Library at 2.30pm

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumour circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert? Cert 12A. Tea and coffee provided. Call Scariff Library on 061 922893 for more information.