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Children's Book Festival 2018

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October 2018

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018
Books for BUMBLEance tour - A Children’s Book Festival and Creative Ireland Event.
Scariff Public Library from 10.00am

The BUMBLEance team will be joined by popular children’s writers, Christine Hamill and Derek Mulveen, who will demonstrate first-hand the benefits of reading at times when we may not be feeling our best. The BUMBLEance visit will educate young children about illness and the central role it plays in supporting sick children nationwide. Suitable for 1st to 6th classes.

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018
Memoir Writing Workshops
Shannon Public Library at 10.30am

A series of Memoir Writing Workshops with Breda Shannon will continue from 10.30am-12.30pm. This course aims to equip participants with the tools and insights to explore their own experiences for writing. It will provide an introduction to writing technique, story devices and theme-finding for memoir writers. Through memoir writing, the writer can find their unique voice and the message they want to impart. Places are free but limited and booking is required. Contact Shannon Public Library on 061 364266 for more information. This series is part of Clare County Library's Creative Ireland programme.

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018
Instant Irish Workshop
DeValera Public Library from 6.30pm-7.30pm

Michael McCaughan, author of Coming Home: One Man’s Return to the Irish Language will provide a workshop for people who are thinking about coming back to the language (or tackling it for the first time), combining inspirational/motivational background talk about the language, how we lost it, and how we might get it back, and then, for the second part, a session which gives people some Irish to take away with them. Event free and all welcome.

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018
Books for BUMBLEance tour - A Children’s Book Festival and Creative Ireland Event.
Miltown Malbay Public Library from 10am

The BUMBLEance team will be joined by popular children’s writers, Christine Hamill and Derek Mulveen, who will demonstrate first-hand the benefits of reading at times when we may not be feeling our best. The BUMBLEance visit will educate young children about illness and the central role it plays in supporting sick children nationwide. Suitable for 1st to 6th classes.


Wednesday, 3rd October 2018
Chess Classes for Children
Ennistymon Public Library at 6.30 pm

10 weeks of chess classes to be given by tutor Stephen Danaher which will teach children aged 7+ years to play chess. Places are limited and booking is essential.
Contact Ennistymon Library at (065) 7071245. This is part of Clare County Library's Creative Ireland programme of events

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018
Instant Irish Workshop
Kilrush Public Library from 6.30pm-7.30pm

Michael McCaughan, author of Coming Home: One Man’s Return to the Irish Language will provide a workshop for people who are thinking about coming back to the language (or tackling it for the first time), combining inspirational/motivational background talk about the language, how we lost it, and how we might get it back, and then, for the second part, a session which gives people some Irish to take away with them. Event free and all welcome.

Thursday, 4th October 2018
Books for BUMBLEance tour - A Children’s Book Festival and Creative Ireland Event.
William Smith O’Brien Public Library, Newmarket-on-Fergus, 10.00am to 11.30am

The BUMBLEance team will be joined by popular children’s writers, Christine Hamill and Derek Mulveen, who will demonstrate first-hand the benefits of reading at times when we may not be feeling our best. The BUMBLEance visit will educate young children about illness and the central role it plays in supporting sick children nationwide. Suitable for 1st to 6th classes.

Thursday, 4th October 2018
Poetry with Lucinda Jacob - A Children’s Book Festival and Creative Ireland Event.
Lisdoonvarna Pulbic Library at 10.10am

Embark on a magical, inspirational journey through the seasons as Lucinda reads from her bestselling poetry book for children, Hopscotch in the Sky and tells the stories
of how the poems in it came to be written. The sessions will all include a workshop element where the children will get the chance to write both collaboratively and individually to create their own poems. Suitable for 1st to 6th classes.

Thursday, 4th October 2018
Memoir Writing Workshops
Ennistymon Public Library at 10.30am

A series of Memoir Writing Workshops with Breda Shannon will continue from 10.30am-12.30pm. This course aims to equip participants with the tools and insights to explore their own experiences for writing. It will provide an introduction to writing technique, story devices and theme-finding for memoir writers. Through memoir writing, the writer can find their unique voice and the message they want to impart. Places are free but limited 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.

Thursday, 4th October 2018
Poetry with Lucinda Jacob - A Children’s Book Festival and Creative Ireland Event.
Miltown Malbay Public Library at 11.45am

Embark on a magical, inspirational journey through the seasons as Lucinda reads from her bestselling poetry book for children, Hopscotch in the Sky and tells the stories
of how the poems in it came to be written. The sessions will all include a workshop element where the children will get the chance to write both collaboratively and individually to create their own poems. Suitable for 1st to 6th classes.

Thursday, 4th October 2018
Books for BUMBLEance tour - A Children’s Book Festival and Creative Ireland Event.
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon, 1.00pm to 2.30pm

The BUMBLEance team will be joined by popular children’s writers, Christine Hamill and Derek Mulveen, who will demonstrate first-hand the benefits of reading at times when we may not be feeling our best. The BUMBLEance visit will educate young children about illness and the central role it plays in supporting sick children nationwide. Suitable for 1st to 6th classes.

Friday, 5th October 2018
Poetry with Lucinda Jacob - A Children’s Book Festival and Creative Ireland Event.
Kilrush Public Library at 10.10am

Embark on a magical, inspirational journey through the seasons as Lucinda reads from her bestselling poetry book for children, Hopscotch in the Sky and tells the stories
of how the poems in it came to be written. The sessions will all include a workshop element where the children will get the chance to write both collaboratively and individually to create their own poems. Suitable for 1st to 6th classes.


Friday, 5th October 2018
Poetry with Lucinda Jacob - A Children’s Book Festival and Creative Ireland Event.
Sweeney Memorial Public Library, Kilkee at 11.45am

Embark on a magical, inspirational journey through the seasons as Lucinda reads from her bestselling poetry book for children, Hopscotch in the Sky and tells the stories
of how the poems in it came to be written. The sessions will all include a workshop element where the children will get the chance to write both collaboratively and individually to create their own poems. Suitable for 1st to 6th classes.

Tuesday, 9th October 2018
Memoir Writing Workshops
Shannon Public Library at 10.30am

A series of Memoir Writing Workshops with Breda Shannon will continue from 10.30am-12.30pm. This course aims to equip participants with the tools and insights to explore their own experiences for writing. It will provide an introduction to writing technique, story devices and theme-finding for memoir writers. Through memoir writing, the writer can find their unique voice and the message they want to impart. Places are free but limited and booking is required. Contact Shannon Public Library on 061 364266 for more information. This series is part of Clare County Library's Creative Ireland programme.

Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
Memoir Writing Workshops
Kilrush Public Library at 10.30am

A series of Memoir Writing Workshops with Breda Shannon from 10.30am-12.30pm. This course aims to equip participants with the tools and insights to explore their own experiences for writing. It will provide an introduction to writing technique, story devices and theme-finding for memoir writers. Through memoir writing, the writer can find their unique voice and the message they want to impart. Places are free but limited and booking is required. Contact Kilrush Public Library on 065 9051504 for more information. This series is part of Clare County Library's Creative Ireland programme.


Tuesday, 30th October 2018
Memoir Writing Workshops
Kilrush Public Library at 10.30am

A series of Memoir Writing Workshops with Breda Shannon will continue from 10.30am-12.30pm. This course aims to equip participants with the tools and insights to explore their own experiences for writing. It will provide an introduction to writing technique, story devices and theme-finding for memoir writers. Through memoir writing, the writer can find their unique voice and the message they want to impart. Places are free but limited and booking is required. Contact Kilrush Public Library on 065 9051504 for more information. This series is part of Clare County Library's Creative Ireland programme.

See Also:
Children's Services for the Children's Festival and Summer Projects


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