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Special Events

September 2018

Saturday, 1st September 2018
Reading of The Coming Spring by Stefan Zeromski
DeValera Public Library at 12.00 p.m.

Join a group of Polish readers who will be celebrating this novel as part of a Polish celebration of the novel.
Readings will be in both English & Polish
This event is free and all are welcome.

Tuesday, 4th September 2018
‘Be Dog Smart’ ‘A FREE Safety Workshop for Parents & Adults’
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 6.00pm

Keep you and your family safe by learning about a dog’s body language, how to approach a dog and what to do if you get nervous around a dog. Whether it’s your own dog at home, or a dog you meet at the park, learn how to “Be Dog Smart”

5th - 15th September 2018
Art Exhibition: ‘Le Cheile’
Scariff Library Gallery

A multimedia art exhibition featuring artworks created by students of VTOS in Scariff opens at Scariff Library Gallery on Wednesday, 5th September at midday. VTOS is a full time two-year programme offering level 5 QQI in Art, Business Studies, and Craft and Design. The upcoming exhibition, entitled ‘Le Cheile’, demonstrates the student’s creativity and abilities in disciplines across a wide range of subject areas. Members of the public are being invited to view a range of art and craft works in painting, ceramics, embroidery and combined materials.

Friday, 7th September 2018
Fíochán Filí - Filí Comhaimseartha na Gaeilge ar Chamchuairt
Contemporary Irish Language Poets on Tour
DeValera Public Library at 6.30 p.m.

Louis de Paor & Aifric Mac Aodha with music from Conor Crimmins. Reading with translations.
This event is free and all are welcome.

Tuesday, 11th September
Self-Management Techniques for Chronic Pain
DeValera Public Library from 5.30pm-7.30pm

Living with Pain? Struggling to Cope? You are not alone. Chronic Pain Ireland is the National Support Group for people living with persistent/chronic pain. Come along to our talk delivered by Chronic Pain Ireland’s new Chairperson Deirdre Ryan who will review tools and techniques that can help you cope and manage your condition. Event free and all welcome.

Tuesday 11th September
Caring for the Planet and Ourselves
Scariff Public Library at 5.30pm

A workshop and sharing forum facilitated by Christina Czech, teacher and writer
This is a free event and all are welcome
Tea and coffee provided. Please phone Scariff Library on 061 922893 for more information.


Thursday, 13th September 2018
Memoir Writing Workshops
Ennistymon Public Library at 10.30am

A series of Memoir Writing Workshops with Breda Shannon will begin on Thursday, 13th September. The classes will take place from 10.30-12.30 for four weeks. 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.



Friday 14th September 2018
Summer Stars Gathering – Part 1
DeValera Library from 5.00pm-7.30

Event including stories, certificates, treats & surprises for children who have participated in Summer Stars 2018.


Tuesday, 18th September 2018
Memoir Writing Workshops
Shannon Public Library at 10.30am

A series of Memoir Writing Workshops with Breda Shannon will begin on Tuesday, 18th September. The classes will take place from 10.30-12.30 for four weeks. 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 18th September 2018
Summer Stars Gathering – Part 2
DeValera Library from 5.00pm-7.30

Event including stories, certificates, treats & surprises for children who have participated in Summer Stars 2018.


19th September to 24th October 2018
Free Quit Tobacco Group.
Kilrush Public Library every Wednesday 6.30pm – 7.30pm for 6 weeks.

A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Please book at 061 483215

Thursday 20th September 2018
Launch of Welsh Óg: a Clare storyteller by Patricia Lysaght
DeValera Library from 6.30pm

Three tales by Welsh Óg (Michael Welsh/Micheál Breathnach), from south-west Clare, collected by the Irish Folklore Commission in June 1943, are now appearing in print. The book will be launched in DeValera Library with Paddy Waldron, Patricia Lysaght, Niall Allsop & Michael Neenan

Thursday, 20th September 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.

Friday, 21 September 2018
The Book that Made me a Reader! – a Culture Night event
DeValera Public Library from 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Join us in DeValera Library for our 2018 Culture Night event as our guests explore the books, stories and experiences that changed them as readers. The event will be facilitated by Sarah Clancy. Event free and all are welcome with audience participation especially welcome. Contact the branch at 065 6846353 for more information.


Tuesday, 25th September 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 25th September 2018
Scariff Public Library at 2.30pm
Film – "The Lady in the Van"

'The Lady in the Van' tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.
Cert 12A. This is a free event and all are welcome. Tea/coffee provided. Call Scariff Library for more information 061 922893.


Thursday, 27th September 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.

Friday, 28th September 2018
Instant Irish Workshop
Ennistymon Public Library from 7pm-8pm

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.


Friday, 28th September 2018
Movie Screening – “The Shape of Water”
Killaloe Public Library at 7.30pm

The Shape of Water is a 2017 American dark fantasy drama film directed by Guillermo del Toro. It stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer. Set in Baltimore, Maryland in 1962, the story follows a mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory who falls in love with a captured humanoid amphibian creature. Running time 125 minutes. Rated 15.
Admission free and all are welcome. Tea/coffee and biscuits provided