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Library Events

July 2022

For information on each of our library branches please visit:
Branch Libraries Clare County Library

See also: Clare Arts Office Events

During months of July & August
Summer Stars 2022
In library branches throughout the county
Join the reading adventure at your library! Be part of the Summer Stars Reading Adventure and discover the joy of reading for pleasure. We want every child in Clare to read as many books as they can during the summer holidays.
Sign up at any of our libraries and you will get your own Summer Stars Reading Card to keep track of your progress. Every time you show us your progress we will give you a reward. Everyone that takes part will get an official Summer Stars Certificate in September.
You can read books borrowed from our libraries or from our e-Books and e-Audiobooks app BorrowBox. It’s all free, and all you need is a library card!
We will also have lots of FREE fun activities in our libraries and on our social media channels all summer long. There will be storytimes, book clubs, craft sessions and workshops.

Visit Summer Stars 2022 for details of events in each library branch.

Friday, 1st July 2022
DeValera Library First Friday Lunchtime Poetry
In Branch Event 1 to 2pm

The First Friday Lunchtime Poetry meeting will resume in DeValera Library on Friday, 1st July 2022 at 1p.m. and will continue on the first Friday of every month. This informal event invites you to read your own work; read poems by your favourite author or to come and listen. For further information please contact DeValera Library at 065-6846353 or email:

Tuesday, July 5th 2022
Shannon Library Adult Book Club Meeting
In Branch Event 7pm

Shannon Library will hold their next Book Club meeting on Tuesday 5th July at 7pm.
This month we are reading The Magician by Colm Tóibín. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available for collection at Shannon Library. This title is also available as an e-book/e-audiobook through the Borrowbox service. For further information please contact Shannon Library on 061 364266 or email

Saturday, July 16th 2022
Shannon Library Junior Book Club Meeting
Shannon Public Library at 11.30am

Shannon Library Junior Book Club next meeting on Saturday 25th June at 11.30am. Suitable for 9-12 year olds. This month we are reading ‘A Chase in Time’ by Sally Nicholls. Register your name at the library desk.
Phone 061-364266 or email for more information.

Wednesday, 20th July 2022
Creative Mindfulness for Children. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Devalera Library at 11.30am

Creative Mindfulness teacher Sonia Millar, will teach children self-care tools that can help them to clear their minds and understand difficult thoughts and feelings. By making mindfulness a part of their lives at a young age, children will be equipped to navigate challenges with greater wisdom, clarity and compassion.
Suitable for 5 to 9 year olds. Free event. Places are limited and booking is essential. For booking and information, contact Devalera Library on 065 6846353 or 065 6891317

Thursday, 21st July 2022
Scariff Library Junior Book Club Meeting
Scariff Public Library at 4pm

This month we are reading The Little Bee Charmer of Henrietta Street by Sarah Webb. New members are always welcome. Copies of the book are available for collection at Scariff Library. This title is also available as an e-book on the Borrowbox App. Contact Scariff Library on 061 922893 or email

Saturday, July 23rd 2022
Sharing Ground Participatory Art Project
Scariff Public Library at 11.00am to 5.00 pm

Sharing Ground is a participatory art project that has been developed as a response to the divisions that arose in the rural community of East Clare during the pandemic lockdowns. It seeks to address the question of how we can find ways to meet each other with understanding, even when we hold divergent views. It revolves around a story exchange and an art making session that will take place over a one day workshop in Scariff Library.
Story Exchange is a process of sharing short stories from participants lives, and includes participation through active listening. Its purpose is not to invite confrontation or the stoking of divisive ideas but to create a space where we can see and acknowledge each other’s differences and, on a human level by sharing stories, build understanding through empathy. It is a process that requires engagement, and brings connection. The project is being organised and ran by East Clare artist Nathalie El Baba, who has trained under Narrative 4 as a Story Exchange facilitator, and is funded by the Arts Council. It will be visually documented by West Clare based photographic artist, Myriam Riand. A publication about the exchange will be produced as part of the project. This workshop is for any adults who are interested in engaging with a process of creativity, empathy building and connection.
There will be an information session on Thursday 14th July at Scariff Library from 6-7 pm, with a modelling of a story exchange and a Q & A.
The Story Exchange is kindly being hosted by Scariff Library on Saturday 23rd of July, from 11am until 5pm. If you are interested and would like to take part, or would like more information please contact Nathalie on: 087 6159466, or or Scariff Library on 061 922893 or Please note: This event is free but places will need to be reserved before the day as there is preparation needed by both participants and organisers in advance. Lunch and refreshments provided.

Tuesday, 26th July 2022
Kilkee Library Adult Book Club Meeting
Kilkee Public Library at 2.30pm

The book for discussion this month is Claire Allan’s Ask no Questions.
New members always welcome. Contact the library 065 9056034 or for further details.

Tuesday, 26th July 2022
Kilrush Library Adult Fiction Book Club Meeting
Kilrush Public Library at 6pm

This month we are reading Songbirds by Christy Lefteri. New members are always welcome. Copies of the book are available for collection at Kilrush Library. This title is also available as an ebook and eaudio book on the Borrowbox App. Contact Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 or email

Thursday, 28th July 2022
Killaloe Library Bookclub Meeting
Killaloe Public Library at 10.30am

Killaloe Library Bookclub’s July meeting will take place in the library at 10.30am on Thursday 28th July. We will be reading A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier. New members to the bookclub are always welcome. Spaces limited and booking essential. For more information contact contact Killaloe Library on 061 376062 or email

Saturday, 30th July 2022
Author visit – Martin Hayes
Scariff Public Library at 3.00 pm

Martin is one of the most recognised Irish traditional musicians worldwide, who has toured and recorded with the late Dennis Cahill and collaborated with musicians across a variety of musical genres. He founded the Irish-American Band, The Gloaming, The Martin Hayes Quartet and the Common Ground Ensemble and received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from NUI Galway. Join the East Clare native and master fiddle player as he discusses his recently published memoir, Shared Notes – A Musical Journey, reads extracts from his book and takes questions from the audience.
Free event in conjunction with the Scariff Harbour Festival. Call Scariff Public Library on 061 922893 or see for more information.