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January 2018

Friday, 12th January 2018
‘Mindfulness Through Art’ Workshop, A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 6pm

Join Tatjana Simakova in a 2 hour long workshop for adults, which aims to turn off a busy mind and awaken creativity. No artistic skills required and all materials provided. Experience mindfulness in a fun and colourful way. Places are limited for this free event and booking is essential. Call Seán Lemass Public Library for further information and booking.

Tuesday, 16th January 2018
Teen Film Club - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Scariff Public Library at 6pm

Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.(cert 12) This is a free event. Popcorn provided.

Tuesday, 16th January 2018
Chess Classes for Children
Scariff Public Library at 6.30 pm

12 weeks of chess classes to be given by tutor Stephen Danaher which will teach children aged 7-12 years to play chess. Places are limited and booking is essential.
Contact Scariff Library at 061 922893.

Friday 19th January - Friday 16th February 2018
Poetry Art Exhibition
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon

This is a collaboration between poets and artists primarily based in Ireland’s mid-west region.18 poets submitted a poem each and the poems were given to 18 artists who had agreed to participated. This was done at random. The artists then responded to the poem they had been given with a piece of art. Two of the poets are also artists and supplied their own artwork.
This exhibition will run during library opening hours. All are welcome to come along

Saturday, January 20th 2018
Heartfulness; Free Meditation and Relaxation Session with Rebecca Hussey, A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event.
Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge from 11am to 12pm.

All Welcome!
For Booking contact the library on 061-369678

Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018
Wellness for Life with Maureen Grogan, A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event
De Valera Public Library, Ennis at 6.30 p.m.

The role of complementary therapies in improving your mental and physical wellbeing. Includes medita-tion, introduction to therapies, tools and techniques to manage stress levels for adults and children.

Wednesday, 24th January, 2018
Introduction to Online Library Services
Corofin Public Library at 7p.m.

Discover how to: Access electronic library books; Download e-magazines; Access online language and e-learning courses; Renew library books online; Request books online. All are welcome. For further information contact 065-6837219

Thursday, 25th January 2018
Thinking Outside the Lochs - A Down-to-Earth Way of Learning Irish
Scariff Public Library at 7.00 pm

Pól Ó Murchú attained an MA from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2002, where he became the first American in Ireland’s history to earn a degree in Irish.
Pól will outline his experience in learning the Irish language as an outsider, despite facing many obstacles. He will examine the sophisticated structure of the language and why it can be a challenge for a Béarlóir to learn it.
Pól will welcome questions and discussion on his experience learning Irish as a non-native speaker. This talk is sure to be of interest to many, from the enthusiastic Gaeilgeoir to the less than fluent speaker and everyone inbetween!
This is a free event and all are welcome.
Contact Scariff Public Library on 061-922893 for more information.

Friday, 26th January 2018
Movie Screening – Love and Friendship
Killaloe Public Library at 7.30 pm

Love & Friendship is a 2016 period comedy film written and directed by Whit Stillman. Based on Jane Austen's epistolary novel Lady Susan, written ca. 1794, the film stars Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, and Stephen Fry. The film follows recently widowed Lady Susan in her intrepid and calculating exploits to secure suitably wealthy husbands for her daughter and herself.
Cert. Universal / G. This is a free event and all are welcome. Tea/coffee provided.

Tuesday, 30th January 2018
Yoga and Meditation Talk with Ciaran Ennis. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Tulla Public Library at 8pm

Ciaran Ennis will talk about the benefits of yoga as well as meditation and demonstrate breathing exercises to promote relaxation. Free event and all are welcome. Booking essential. For further information contact Tulla Public Library on (065) 6835919.

Tuesday, 30th January 2018
Film Club - Bringing Up Baby
Scariff Public Library at 2.30pm

Harried paleontologist David Huxley (Cary Grant) has to make a good impression on society matron Mrs. Random (May Robson), who is considering donating one million dollars to his museum. On the day before his wedding, Huxley meets Mrs. Random's high-spirited young niece, Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn), a madcap adventuress who immediately falls for the straitlaced scientist. The ever-growing chaos -- including a missing dinosaur bone and a pet leopard -- threatens to swallow him whole. Cert G. This is a free event and all are welcome. Tea and coffee provided.

Wednesday, 31st January 2018
Mother and Baby Yoga. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Scariff Public Library at 10.30a.m.

Antoinette Butler Mulcaire will lead a taster session of yoga for mums and babies up to crawling stage. Free event. Booking essential. For booking and information call Scariff Public Library on (061) 922893.

Wednesday, 31st January 2018
Hidden Benefits of Walking, a talk by Pius Murray. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Ennistymon Public Library at 7pm

Discover how to ‘walk into wellbeing’ and the Pilgrim Paths of Ireland. Pius Murray explains how to walk for physical health and mental wellbeing using simple tools and strategies. Free event and all are welcome. For further information contact Ennistymon Public Library at (065) 7071245