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Special Events

May 2018

1st of May - 31st May 2018
Bealtaine 2018 Book Club, Jennifer Johnston’s Naming the Stars
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 7pm

Naming the Stars is the chosen work for the 2018 Bealtaine Book Club. The book moves between two separate time periods, WWII and now, driven by the reminiscences of older age on the joys, losses and mysteries of childhood. Naming the Stars is a tender story of love, loss, ageing and memory from one of Ireland’ best-loved writers. A copy of the book is available for loan from the library desk and will be discussed at the next library book club meeting on 4th June at 7pm in Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon. Contact the library on 061 364266 for further information.

1st May – 14th May 2018
Art Exhibition, a Bealtaine Festival event
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon, during library opening hours.

‘The Brushstrokes’, a group of local artists who meet weekly in the Shannon Family Resource Centre under teacher and artist Nathalie El Baba, are holding a show of the work they have produced. Covering a wide variety of subjects and in various mediums, the exhibition will be in place for two weeks and all are welcome.

Tuesday, 1st May 2018
Successful Interview Skills Training with Jennifer Laudat-Smith
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon from 10.30am – 12.30pm

Jennifer will provide training on interview skills. This session is free of charge. Please contact the library desk to pre-book. Contact us on 061-364266.

Friday 4 May - Thursday 31 May
Bliain na Gaeilge Exhibition
Kilrush Public Library

2018 is Bliain na Gaeilge celebrating 125 years of Revival/Athbheochan 1893-1918. Bliain na Gaeilge will focus on the creativity of the language, the vibrancy of the language, the participation of the community, the value of our Gaeltachts and the revival of the language over the last 125 years. Clare County Library will display a series of bilingual stands commemorating Bliain na Gaeilge. This display contains panels on Oideachas/Teaching the Nation, Cultúr agus Tionsclaíocht/Culture and Industry, Fís Athbheochana/A Vision of Revival and Tioncar agus Tacaíocht/American Influence and Support. This exhibition will be shown in Kilrush Public Library during the month of May.

De hAoine, 4 Bealtaine
‘Teacht le Chéile le Gaeilge: comhrá, comhluadar, agus cupán’
Leabharlann Phoiblí Cill Dalua ag 10.30 a chlog

Bain triail as, tá fáilte roimh chách!
Gach eolas ón leabharlann 061-376062

Friday 4th May
Conversational Irish group – let’s get together for chat, company and a cuppa
Killaloe Public Library at 10.30am

Everyone is welcome!
Call Killaloe Library on 061 -376062 for more information

Tuesday, 8th May 2018
Teen Movie Screening - "Your Name"
Scariff Public Library at 6pm

Your Name tells the story of a high school girl in rural Japan and a high school boy in Tokyo who swap bodies. The film stars the voices of Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Masami Nagasawa, and Etsuko Ichihara. Shinkai's novel of the same name was published a month before the film's premiere.Cert 12. This is a free event. Popcorn and drinks provided.

Wednesday, 9th May 2018
Drama for Fun Theatre workshop with Marie McNamara
Kilrush Public Library 10am – 1pm

This is a Bealtaine Festival event and will be sponsored by the Clare Arts Office.
Places are limited, booking required. Contact the West Clare FRC on 065 9052173 or Kilrush Library on 065 9051504


Tuesday, 15th May 2018
Climate Change Talk
Scariff Public Library at 6pm

Cool Planet Champion, Anne Marie Harrington, will give a free, interactive presentation on climate change, what it means for Ireland & what it means for you. No need to book. Just show up and learn how we can all help create a cleaner, greener future! All ages welcome. Cool Planet Champions is run by the Cool Planet Experience and supported by the EPA. See https://cpe.cool/ for more information about this project.

22nd May - 10th June 2018
Art exhibition: ‘Momoiro’ by Deirdre Carr

Scariff Public Library
In association with Mountshannon Arts Festival.
Official opening with light refreshments: Thursday 24th May at 6pm
This is a free event and all are welcome.

Friday, 25th May 2018
Movie Screening – “Death of Stalin”
Killaloe Public Library at 7.30 pm

When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria -- the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains -- just who is running the government? The Death of Stalin is a 2017 political satire comedy film directed and co-written by Armando Iannucci.
Cert 15. This is a free event and all are welcome. Tea/coffee provided.

Tuesday 29th May
Scariff Library Film Club - 'La La Land'
Scariff Public Library at 2.30p.m.

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. Written & directed by Damien Chazelle, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Cert PG. All are welcome. Tea and coffee provided. Contact Scariff Public Library on 061-922893 for more details.