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April 2021

Tuesday, 13th April 2021
Spring Into Storytime with Clever Little Handies
Online Event at 12.30pm

Public libraries’ annual Spring Into Storytime 2021 programme launched on April 1st and promises to bring the magic of storytime to homes across the country. This year, Spring Into Storytime is moving online and Clare Libraries are organising a series of virtual events and activities, all based around reading and listening to stories, which families can enjoy at home. Following on from a successful term of free parent and baby ISL classes in January, we are delighted to be able to bring you another free term with Clever Little Handies for Spring Into Storytime.
Clever Little Handies teaches ISL to parents with babies from new born up. The classes consist of nursery rhymes, songs and poems with ISL signs that pertain to day-to-day life with a baby. You will learn approximately 100 signs over the 4 week term. Join Claire for this free and fun enjoyable session that will allow you to connect with other parents in your area, learn new ways to develop a love of language and stories with your baby.
To be added to the waiting list for this event phone 065 6899083


Wednesday, 14th April 2021
Five ways to wellbeing during tough times. A Healthy Ireland at your Library event.
Online event at 1pm

The aim of this 1 hour webinar, which will be delivered by Claire Flynn, Development Officer with Mental Health Ireland, is to provide participants with a brief introduction to the concepts of mental health & wellbeing. It will give people an improved understanding of how they can look after their wellbeing during Covid-19 and how to incorporate the five ways to wellbeing, as a healthy coping strategy, into their lives. Free event for adults throughout Co Clare, booking essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by calling Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 during branch opening hours or alternatively by emailing kilrush@clarelibrary.ie

 

Friday, 16th April 2021
Boost your immune system with food. A Healthy Ireland at your Library event.
Online event at 1pm

During this presentation consultant dietitian Gillian McConnell B.Sc (Hons) Dietetics, MINDI from Inside Out Nutrition will explore ways that you can boost your immune system. You will get plenty of evidence based practical top tips on how to incorporate healthy eating into your life. Free event for people throughout Co Clare aged 18+. Booking is essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by emailing kilrush@clarelibrary.ie or by calling Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 during branch opening hours.

 

Monday 19th April, 2021
Fitness4Fun Exercise session. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event
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Online event @ 11am
Join John Conroy for a Fitness4fun online chair yoga to improve flexibility, increase muscle tone and improve your overall health. 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 for adults throughout Co Clare, limited numbers, booking essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by calling Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 during branch opening hours or alternatively by emailing kilrush@clarelibrary.ie

Tuesday, 20th April 2021
Spring Into Storytime with Clever Little Handies
Online Event at 12.30pm

Public libraries’ annual Spring Into Storytime 2021 programme launched on April 1st and promises to bring the magic of storytime to homes across the country. This year, Spring Into Storytime is moving online and Clare Libraries are organising a series of virtual events and activities, all based around reading and listening to stories, which families can enjoy at home. Following on from a successful term of free parent and baby ISL classes in January, we are delighted to be able to bring you another free term with Clever Little Handies for Spring Into Storytime.
Clever Little Handies teaches ISL to parents with babies from new born up. The classes consist of nursery rhymes, songs and poems with ISL signs that pertain to day-to-day life with a baby. You will learn approximately 100 signs over the 4 week term. Join Claire for this free and fun enjoyable session that will allow you to connect with other parents in your area, learn new ways to develop a love of language and stories with your baby.
To be added to the waiting list for this event phone 065 6899083

Wednesday 21st April 2021
Grow it Forward – Vegetable Growing Workshop.
Online Event at 11am
Join gardener Frank Bouchier for an online vegetable growing workshop. Frank will discuass all aspects of growing your own vegetables, when to sow, soil and site preferences and growing under cover in a polytunnel or greenhouse. He will give a seed sowing demonstration and answer any gardening queries you may have, to start you off in your vegetable growing project. This is a free event but please note, numbers are limited and booking essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom.
Please book your place by calling 065 9056034 or emailing kilkee@clarelibrary.ie

 

Wednesday, 21st April 2021
World Book Night: author Jim O’Brien speaks about his book ‘Matters of Great Indifference: reflections on modern rural living’
Online event at 12pm

World Book Night is the annual celebration of books and reading on 23 April that brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason – to inspire others to read more. Presented by The Reading Agency, and in partnership with Specsavers, in 2021 World Book Night presents a special “Books to Make You Smile” theme.
In keeping with this theme, Scariff Public Library invites you to a special online event with local author Jim O’Brien. Jim will talk about his book Matters of Great Indifference: reflections on modern rural living. This book is a selection of the weekly columns written for the Irish Independent’s farming supplement by Jim O’Brien between 2017 to 2020. Living in the west of Ireland, he captures the broad sweep of local and national affairs, while keeping an eye on the past and imagining the future. He reflects on his own life and the world we live in with great humour, insight and clarity. Inspired by the people and situations he encounters, both in the course of his work and experiences closer to home, his writing offers a unique perspective on rural life in a changing Ireland.

‘Jim O’Brien is a wonderful storyteller with a wide experience of life’ – Michael Harding

‘witty, charming, reflective, kind, caring and wise’ – Mairead McGuinness

A free event for people throughout Co Clare aged 18+. Booking is essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. For more information and to book your place, please contact Scariff Library on 061 922893 during branch opening hours or email scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie

 

Wednesday 21st April 2021
Newmarket-on-Fergus Library Bookclub Meeting
Online event at 7pm

This month's online book club pick is Holding, Graham Norton- charming debut novel set in an idyllic Irish village where a bumbling investigator has to sort through decades of gossip and secrets to solve a mysterious crime. This book can be borrowed through our delivery service. If you haven't already joined the book club , you can do so here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/clarelibrariesbookclub
Please contact Newmarket-on-Fergus Library at 061 368411 during branch opening hours or email newmarket@clarelibrary.ie

Thursday, 22nd April 2021
Scariff Library Book Club meeting

Online event at 7pm
We are reading ‘Idaho’ by Emily Ruskovich. New members are always welcome but places are limited. Participants will require remote access to Zoom to take part. Some copies of the book are available from Scariff Library. For more information and to book your place, please contact Scariff Library on 061 922893 during branch opening hours or email scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie.

 

Friday 23rd April 2021
World Book Night – Books That Make You Smile
Online event at 7pm
Join us online to discuss the ‘Books That Make You Smile’. This is a free event and all are welcome. Booking is essential. For details and booking please contact Newmarket-on-Fergus Library at 061 368411 during branch opening hours or email newmarket@clarelibrary.ie

 

 

Monday, 26th April 2021
Scariff Library Morning Book Club meeting
Online Event at 11am

We are reading The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. New members are always welcome. Participants will require remote access to Zoom to take part. Some copies of the book are available from Scariff Library. For more information and to book your place, please contact Scariff Library on 061 922893 during branch opening hours or email scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie

Monday 26th April 2021
Fitness4Fun Exercise session. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Online event @ 11am

Join John Conroy for a Fitness4fun online chair yoga to improve flexibility, increase muscle tone and improve your overall health. 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 for adults throughout Co Clare, limited numbers, booking essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by calling Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 during branch opening hours or alternatively by emailing kilrush@clarelibrary.ie

Tuesday 27th April 2021
World Book Night - Stories to Make you Smile
Online event at 11a.m.

World Book night takes place on Friday 23rd April 2021. To celebrate, DeValera library Ennis is inviting you to read a short story from the collection Stories to Make You Smile. A Special book club meeting will be held on Tuesday 27th April at 11a.m to chat about this entertaining book. For your free copy and zoom link, please contact DeValera library at 065-6846353 or email devalera@clarelibrary.ie

Tuesday, 27th April 2021
Spring Into Storytime with Clever Little Handies
Online Event at 12.30pm

Public libraries’ annual Spring Into Storytime 2021 programme launched on April 1st and promises to bring the magic of storytime to homes across the country. This year, Spring Into Storytime is moving online and Clare Libraries are organising a series of virtual events and activities, all based around reading and listening to stories, which families can enjoy at home. Following on from a successful term of free parent and baby ISL classes in January, we are delighted to be able to bring you another free term with Clever Little Handies for Spring Into Storytime.
Clever Little Handies teaches ISL to parents with babies from new born up. The classes consist of nursery rhymes, songs and poems with ISL signs that pertain to day-to-day life with a baby. You will learn approximately 100 signs over the 4 week term. Join Claire for this free and fun enjoyable session that will allow you to connect with other parents in your area, learn new ways to develop a love of language and stories with your baby.
To be added to the waiting list for this event phone 065 6899083

Tuesday, 27th April 2021
Scariff Library Spring into Storytime Facebook Live Event
Online Event at 3pm

Samantha will read The Utterly Otterleys by Mairi Hedderwick. Published by Hodder Children’s Books. The Utterly Otterley family live in a cozy burrow near the river, where everything is just about perfect - until Pa Utterly Otterley wakes up one morning and decides it's time to find a new home. Samantha will share some fun otter facts after the story. The event will be live on Facebook. Watch out for reminders on our social media and go to the Clare County Library Facebook page at 3pm for the event. For more information please contact Scariff Library on 061 922893 during branch opening hours or email scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie

Wednesday 28th April 2021
DeValera Libray Book Club Meeting
Online event at 11 a.m.

This month we are reading two short stories. New members are always welcome to join. Participants will require remote access to zoom to take part. The short stories are emailed to participants. To obtain them and to book your place, please contact DeValera Library at 065-6846353 or email devalera@clarelibrary.ie

Wednesday, 28th April 2021
Kilrush Library Adult Fiction Book Club meeting
Online event at 5pm

This month, we are reading ‘Akin’, by Emma Donoghue. New members are always welcome but places are limited. Participants will require remote access to Zoom to take part. Some copies of the book are available from Kilrush Library. For more information and to book your place, please email kilrush@clarelibrary.ie or call 065 9051504 during branch opening hours.


Friday, 30th April 2021
Clare Library Facebook Book Club
Online Discussion in Facebook Group from 10am

We are reading The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel. New members are always welcome. To join the Facebook Book Club please click on this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/clarelibrariesbookclub
Every month we choose a book that is available on Borrowbox as an eBook or eAudiobook and then discuss it in the Facebook group at the end of the month. Throughout the month book chat is welcome and we discuss books we love and want to read. Some copies of the book are also available from Scariff Library. For more information, please contact Scariff Library on 061 922893 during branch opening hours or email scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie.