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March 2018

Thursday, March 1st 2018
Screening of Dream Big: Engineering Our World in conjunction with Engineer's Week
Sweeney Memorial Public Library, Kilkee at 2pm

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 065-9056034

Wednesday, 7th March 2018
Empowering Your Health with Herbal Medicines. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Sweeney Memorial Public Library, Kilkee at 7pm

Many local plants can be used to make safe and effective herbal medicines to treat common ailments. In fact, some of them were even used by doctors and form the basis of many modern pharmaceutical drugs. Local herbalist Vivienne Campbell will give an over view of easy-to-recognise local plants, their nutritional benefits and the remedies that can be made from them. She’ll also discuss using herbal medicines to treat more serious illnesses and the potential of plant-based medicine to counter the problems of antibiotic resistance and create sustainable long-term health care for all. Free event and all are welcome. Contact the library for further information on (065) 9056034.

Friday, 9th March 2018
Herbal Medicine for the Family: treating babies, children and adults naturally, a talk with Vivienne Campbell. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon 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 the library for further information on (061) 364266

Saturday 10th March 2018
‘Fun Science’ Family Workshop, a Family Learning Day 2018 event
Killaloe Public Library at 10am

Join scientist Dipankar Biswas to try out lots of exciting experiments with your family to celebrate Family Learning Day 2018. Places are limited so please call Killaloe Public Library to book your family’s place on (061) 376062 . Free event in conjunction with CABES family learning project


Saturday 10th March 2018
‘Fun Science’ Family Workshop, a Family Learning Day 2018 event
Scariff Public Library at 12pm

Join scientist Dipankar Biswas to try out lots of exciting experiments with your family to celebrate Family Learning Day 2018. Places are limited so please call Scariff Public Library to book your family’s place on (061) 922893. Free event in conjunction with CABES family learning project

Tuesday, 13th March 2018
St Patrick’s Day-themed Storytime
Killaloe Public Library at 3.30 pm

Come along for some Irish stories and craft. Suitable for 3-6 year olds. This is a free event and all are welcome.


Wednesday, 14th March 2018
Children’s Active Storytime in association with the Clare Local Sports Partnership. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Ennistymon Public Library at 11.45am

Fly like a bird, swing through the jungle and tramp around a muddy farm with Marian of the Clare Local Sports Partnership in an energetic storytime for kids. Free event, booking essential. Telephone Ennistymon Public Library (065) 7071245 for information and booking.

Friday, 16th March 2018
Children’s Active Storytime in association with the Clare Local Sports Partnership. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Sweeney Memorial Public Library, Kilkee at 11.45am

Fly like a bird, swing through the jungle and tramp around a muddy farm with Marian of the Clare Local Sports Partnership in an energetic storytime for kids. Free event, booking essential. Telephone Sweeney Memorial Public Library (065) 9056034 for information and booking.

Friday,16th March 2018
Making Change Happen with Hypnosis. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Killaloe Public Library at 7pm

Angus Levie will discuss hypnosis myth and fact and examine some of the area that hypnosis is useful for, e.g. quitting smoking, weight loss, relaxation. He will highlight techniques that can be used to manage different situations. Free event and all are welcome. For information, contact Killaloe Public Library on (061) 376062.

Tuesday, 20th March 2018
Children’s Active Storytime in association with the Clare Local Sports Partnership. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
William Smith O’Brien Public Library, Newmarket on Fergus at 10.30am

Fly like a bird, swing through the jungle and tramp around a muddy farm with Marian of the Clare Local Sports Partnership in an energetic storytime for kids. Free event, booking essential. Telephone William Smith O’Brien Public Library, Newmarket on Fergus (061) 368411 for information and booking.

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018
Empowering Your Health with Herbal Medicines. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
De Valera Public Library, Ennis at 6.30 p.m.

Many local plants can be used to make safe and effective herbal medicines to treat common ailments. In fact, some of them were even used by doctors and form the basis of many modern pharmaceutical drugs. Local herbalist Vivienne Campbell will give an over view of easy-to-recognise local plants, their nutritional benefits and the remedies that can be made from them. She’ll also discuss using herbal medicines to treat more serious illnesses and the potential of plant-based medicine to counter the problems of antibiotic resistance and create sustainable long-term health care for all. Free event and all are welcome. Contact the library for further information on (065) 9056034.

Tuesday, 20th March 2018
Fitness4Fun Exercise session. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Dr. Patrick J. Hillery Public Library, Miltown Malbay 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) 7084822.


Wednesday, 21st March 2018
Children’s Active Storytime in association with the Clare Local Sports Partnership. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Scariff Public Library at 10am

Fly like a bird, swing through the jungle and tramp around a muddy farm with Marian of the Clare Local Sports Partnership in an energetic storytime for kids. Free event, booking essential. Telephone Scariff Public Library (061) 922893 for information and booking.

Wednesday, 21st March 2018
Cookery Demonstration, ‘Healthy Food for Fussy Eaters’ with Verette’s Kitchen. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge at 11a.m.

Worried about your kids not getting enough nutrients? Verette will show you tips and tricks to make sure the get their five a day! Free event, booking essential. For booking and information, contact the library on (061) 369678

Thursday, March 22nd, 7pm
A Witness to History: East Germany and the Cold War
A Talk by Michael Meinicke

Scariff Public Library

Michael Meinicke, born in Berlin in 1948, is an official contemporary witness of the history of East/West Berlin and the German Democratic Republic (GDR). As the author of critical poetry, he became a prisoner of conscience for two years in the German Democratic Republic in 1972. In 1978, he escaped from Berlin East to Berlin West in the boot of a car. Meinicke has since become a teacher, a freelance writer and a journalist. From 1993-1997, he was director of the Berlin Environmental Library. As an official contemporary witness of East/West German history, he has been invited to speak in many public institutions around Europe. This is a free event and all are welcome

Friday, 23rd March 2018
Chair Yoga Class. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Corofin Public Library at 10.30a.m.

Join yoga teacher Trish Cleary for a taster chair yoga class in Corofin Public Library. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support and can keep the body supple and healthy, reduce stress and improve mental health. Free event for ages 18+, booking essential. For booking and information, contact Corofin Public Library on (065) 6837219

Friday, 23rd March 2018
Movie Screening – “Sunshine on Leith”
Killaloe Public Library at 7.30 pm

Sunshine on Leith is a 2013 British musical film directed by Dexter Fletcher. It is a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love. It is the tale of one tight-knit family, and the three couples bound to it, as they experience the joys and heartache that punctuate all relationships. And they do it all while singing to the euphoric music of The Proclaimers. Cert. PG. This is a free event and all are welcome. Tea/coffee provided.

Tuesday, 27th March 2018
Easter Crafts and Storytime for Children
Killaloe Public Library at 3.30pm

Easter-themed storytime and crafts for children aged 3-6. Free event and all are welcome
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Tuesday, 27th March 2018
Children's Movie "The Aristocats" Cert G
Scariff Public Library at 11am
This is a free event and all are welcome

Tuesday, 27th March 2018
Film Club - 'Rear Window'
Scariff Public Library at 2.30pm

'None of Hitchcock's films has ever given us a clearer view of his genius for suspense than 'Rear Window'. When professional photographer J.B. 'Jeff' Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dreams of his neighbours play out across the courtyard. When he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his glamorous socialite girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events.. Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in all of film history.'This is a free event and all are welcome. Tea and coffee provided.

Tuesday, 27th March 2018
Easter Crafts and Storytime for Children
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 4.00pm

Suitable for ages 3-6. Free event and all are welcome.

Wednesday, 28th March 2018
Free Blood Pressure Check on the Irish Heart Foundation’s Mobile Health Unit. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Scariff Public Library, 10am – 4pm

Two Irish Heart Foundation nurses will be available on the mobile health unit to provide free Blood Pressure Checks and heart health information. The one-to-one advice offered by the nurse is a vital part of this check. Each person receives a personal record card with their results. High blood pressure, which is a major cause of stroke and heart attack, is one of the most prevalent risk factors in the population and one, which once identified, is manageable, thereby reducing risk. A blood pressure check is a simple, quick and non-invasive test that could prove life-saving. Free event. Contact Scariff Public Library for further information on (061) 922893.

Thursday 29th March 2018
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 11.00am
Kids Movie ‘Hop’
Free event and all are welcome.

Thursday 29th March, 2018
Easter themed craft and storytime for children
Dr. Patrick J. Hillery Library, Miltown Malbay at 2.00 pm

Children between the ages of 5 – 11 years are welcome to attend an Easter-themed craft and storytime session at the library. Free event but booking is essential. Further information can be had be ringing the library on (065) 7084822.

Thursday 29th March
Easter themed storytime and craft
Scariff Public Library at 3.30pm

Suitable for ages 3 -6
This is a free event and all are welcome