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March 2022
Monday, 28th February 2022 – Monday, 21st March 2022
Scariff Public Library
Exhibition: The County Clare Nursery (Mother and Baby Home)

This exhibition examines the history of the Clare Nursery (Mother and Baby Home) which existed in Kilrush from 1922-1932.
The exhibition can be viewed during library opening hours. Contact Scariff Library at (061) 922893 or scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie for further information.

Tuesday, 1st March to Friday, 4th March 2020
Clare County Library Teen Week
in association with Ennis Book Club Festival

Tuesday 1 March 10:00 De Valera Library
Tuesday 1 March 12:00 Shannon Library
Elizabeth Rose Murray : Writing for Wellbeing *
Join award-winning writer E.R. Murray for a supportive and friendly writing workshop designed to help encourage well-being. Through writing exercises and prompts, you will tap into your creativity to explore emotions and ideas, drawing on writing tools and techniques to help boost focus, inspiration, and confidence. The workshop is writing focused, with plenty of time for discussion, reflection, and questions. Elizabeth Rose Murray writes in multiple genres for children, young adults, and adults. Her books include Caramel Hearts and the awardwinning Nine Lives Trilogy; The Book of Learning (Dublin UNESCO Citywide Read 2016), The Book of Shadows (shortlisted Irish Literacy Association Award & Irish Book Awards), and The Book of Revenge. She lives in West Cork.

Tuesday 1 March 6:00 pm
Teen Book Club Scariff Library and via Zoom
Scariff Library monthly Teen Book Club will meet to discuss Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. Participants can meet in person in Scariff Library or join remotely via Zoom. Copies of the book are available to borrow or request from any library. You can also read the book as an eBook or listen to an eAudio version of the book on the BorrowBox app. Most important of all - snacks will be provided on the night! New members are always welcome. For more information contact Scariff library at 061 922893 or email scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie.

Wednesday 2 March 10:00 De Valera Library
Wednesday 2 March 12:30 Shannon Library
Tracy Fahey : Write Where you Come From – Using folklore and myth in creative writing.*
Writers like Darren Shan, Deirdre Sullivan and Eoin Colfer all use Irish folklore to create stories that are strange and different. Find out in this workshop how you can do the same using stories from your locality! Students will be asked to research local folklore in advance of this workshop. Shannon Library, 12:30 - 14:00 pm Tracy Fahey is the author of six books including the folklore inspired young adult novel The Girl In The Fort (2017) and the folk horror short story collection New Music For Old Rituals (2018). Her short stories and poetry have appeared in more than 30 Irish, UK, US and Australian anthologies and her writing has been shortlisted for a British Fantasy Award. She gives workshops on writing in Ireland and the UK and has taught an undergraduate course on folklore and horror. Tracy lives in Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare.

Wednesday 2 March 1:30 pm De Valera Library
Thursday 3 March 10:00 am Newmarket Library
Fighting Words Clare *
Fighting Words is a creative writing centre established by Roddy Doyle and Sean Love in 2009. Fighting Words is about using the creative practice of writing and storytelling to empower children and teenagers to become resilient, creative and successful shapers of their own lives. Fighting Words Clare was established in 2019 by Clare County Library and regularly facilitates workshops in Secondary Schools throughout the county with a team of library staff and volunteers. With the focus on enjoyment, teenage participants write together deciding on the content and structure of original stories.
Secondary school classes will spend the first part of the workshop working together as a group, creating a story through role play and improvisation with leadership from Fighting Words team members. Students will also work independently, developing characters, setting and plot, adding dialogue and editing as they go. Stories are shared at the close of each workshop with discussion and constructive criticism volunteered by Fighting Words mentors.

Friday 4 March 10:00 De Valera Library
Donna Freitas: Unplugged. A book talk chaired by Dani Gill *
Technology has never been more a part of our lives than now - and it's never been more complicated either. Unplugged is the first in a trilogy that takes up our addiction to our phones, social media, and the apps that have come to dominate our lives, and explores them in the way that only sci-fi can. Donna will be discussing not only the inspiration for Skylar and her story of living between the Real World and the App World, but also how her story and struggles are inspired by our own.
If you love (or hate!) your smartphone and social media, this discussion is for you! Donna Freitas is a Brooklyn-based author of fiction and nonfiction, as well as as memoir and novels for young adults and middle grade readers. Her latest novel, The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano (Pamela Dorman Books / Viking) was published in April 2021. She is also a professor and researcher on topics related to sex on campus, Title IX, and sexual assault, as well as social media and young adults.

*Events offered directly to schools.


 

Thursday 3rd March 2022
Skills for Interview Success
Online Event 6.30pm – 8.00pm

As part of the Work Matters at the Library initiative, Jennifer Laudat-Smith of Jayarel Consulting will be providing two online Skills for Interview Success workshops.
The first of two workshops on Thursday 3rd March will cover the period before the interview: Mindset, Appearance, Speech, Self-Analysis for Confidence and how to prepare and handle questions. Jennifer will invite questions at the end of each session. For more information or to book your place, email scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie or call (061) 922893.

Tuesday, 8th March 2022
Adult Learners’ Festival Information Stand
Scariff Public Library
10.00am to1.30pm

Michael Donnellan, Guidance Counsellor/Co-ordinator with the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board will be at Scariff Public Library with information and to answer any questions adults may have on returning to learning. This event is being held to mark AONTAS Adult Learners' Festival 2022 | Aontas.
For more information email scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie or call (061) 922893.

Tuesday, 8th March 2022
Uplifting Chair Yoga class, for happiness & wellbeing. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Newmarket on Fergus Library
In Branch event at 11am

Join yoga teacher Trish Cleary for a taster chair yoga class in Newmarket on Fergus Public Library. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground, while using the chair for support and can keep the body supple and healthy, reduce stress and improve mental health. Free event for ages 18+, places are limited and booking essential. For booking and information, contact Newmarket on Fergus Library on 061 368411

Tuesday 8th March 2022
Positive Ageing Talk at DeValera Library
In Branch Event at 11am

Melinda Heinz, Associate Professor of Psychology at Upper Iowa University in the U.S. will host a talk on Meaning and Purpose in Older Adulthood at the DeValera Library, Ennis on Tuesday 8th March at 11a.m. Places are limited and booking is essential for this in-branch event. For further information or to book a place contact devalera@clarelibrary.ie or telephone 065-6846353.

 

Tuesday, 8th March 2022
Shannon Library: Childrens’ Storytime & Craft
In Branch Event at 4.00pm

To celebrate Engineers Week 2022
Storytime & Craft activity Suitable for 3 to 6 year olds. Free event. Contact Shannon Library at (061) 364266 or email shannon@clarelibrary.ie


Tuesday, 8th March 2022
Kilrush Library Adult Non-Fiction Book Club Meeting
In Branch Event at 6.30pm

This month we are reading Educated by Tara Westover. 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 kilrush@clarelibrary.ie

Tuesday, March 8th 2022
Shannon Library Adult Book Club Meeting
In Branch Event 7pm

Shannon Library will hold their next Book Club meeting on Tuesday 8th of March at 7pm.
This month we are reading The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available for collection at Shannon Library. This title is also available as an ebook and eaudio book on the Borrowbox app. For further information please contact Shannon Library on 061 364266 or email shannon@clarelibrary.ie

Wednesday, March 9th 2022
DeValera Library Book Club Meeting
In Branch Event 11am

DeValera Library will hold their next morning Book Club meeting on Wednesday 9th March at 11a.m.
This month we are reading The Places I’ve Cried in Public by Holly Bourne. Copies of the book are available for collection at DeValera Library. . For further information please contact DeValera Library on 065-6846353or email devalera@clarelibrary.ie

Friday, 11 March 2022
Seachtain na Gaeilge le Bridget Breathnach
De Valera Library, Ennis at 10am.

Join children’s author Bridget Breathnach as she reads from her picture book Cluasa Capaill ar an Rí (The King with Horses Ears), illustrated by Shona Shirley MacDonald and published by Futa Fata. The story of Labhraí Loingseach, the king with horse’s ears, is known and loved in Ireland and is an international folktale, told and retold across the world in different versions, for hundreds, maybe thousands of years.
In this retelling, Bhreathnach’s words and Macdonald’s images both humanise the tragedy of Labhraí and set it in the rich tradition of the Irish popular imagination. Cluasa Capaill ar an Rí was the winner of the Gradam Réics Carló award in 2021 and is the first World Book Day Book to be published in Irish for World Book Day 2022.
Students from local schools will be invited to attend this event.

Friday, 11th March 2022
Kilrush Library: Childrens’ Storytime and craft session
In Branch Event at 3.30pm

Listen to 2 beautiful stories: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and The Greedy Goat by Petr Horacek.
This will be followed by a craft session.
Suitable for 3 to 7 year olds. Free event, places are limited and booking is necessary.
Contact Kilrush Library at (065) 9051504 or email kilrush@clarelibrary.ie

Dé Máirt 15 Márta 2022
Tuesday 15th March 2022
Preab Ghaeltacht
Pop-up Gaeltacht
Leabharlann Phoiblí na Scairbhe 10.30 rn
Scariff Public Library 10.30 am

Beidh Preab Ghaeltacht ar siúl sa leabharlann chun Seachtain na Gaeilge a cheiliúradh. Beidh tae agus caife ar fáil chomh maith le caint, comhrá agus comhluadar. Buail isteach chugainn agus labhair Gaeilge linn!
Join us for a Pop-up Gaeltacht in Scariff Library to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge. There will be tea and coffee as well as chat and good company. Drop in and speak Irish with us!
Is imeacht soar in aisce é seo agus tá fáilte roimh chách. Cuir glaoch ar Leabharlann na Scairbhe ar 061 922893 chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil.
This is a free event and all are welcome. Call Scariff Library on 061 922893 for more information.

Tuesday 15th March 2022
Killaloe Library: St Patrick’s Day Childrens’ Storytime and craft session
In Branch Event at 3.30pm

Hear about Shamrock Sean and how the President, Michael D Higgins found his cat (The Adventures of Shamrock Sean by Brian Gogarty and The President’s Cat by Peter Donnelly)
This will be followed by a craft session. Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds. Free event, places are limited and booking is necessary. Contact Killaloe Library at (061) 376062 or email killaloe@clarelibrary.ie

Tuesday 22nd March
Kilkee Library Bookclub Meeting
In Branch Event at 12pm

Kilkee Library Bookclub's March meeting will take place in the library at 12pm on Tuesday 22nd March. Our read for next month will be Songbirds by Christy Lefteri. New members to the bookclub are always welcome. For more information contact Kilkee Library at 065 9056034 or email kilkee@clarelibrary.ie


Thursday, 24th March 2022 and every Thursday until 2nd June.
My Baby and Me (0-3 years) 11 week course
Kilrush Library from 10am to 12 pm

Mums, Dads and carers join us for an 11 week fun and friendly course.
- Meet other parents with their babies.
- Learn about the importance of play.
- Promoting children’s language and development.
A Nutritionist will give a talk at one class on weaning babies and feeding children. A First Aid Instructor will share tips with parents of young children. Free tea/coffee and scones. Book your place with Mary Flanagan at 065 6897645

 

Thursday 24th March 2022
Skills for Interview Success
Online Event 6.30pm – 8.00pm

As part of the Work Matters at the Library initiative, Jennifer Laudat-Smith of Jayarel Consulting will be providing two online Skills for Interview Success workshops.
The second of two workshops on Thursday 24th March will cover interview performance and how to use the period after interviews effectively: analysis, moving on and using feedback.
Jennifer will invite questions at the end of each session. For more information or to book your place, email scarriff_library@clarecoco.ie or call (061) 922893.

Tuesday, 29th March 2022
Smartphone Training
Killaloe Library
In Branch Event 11am – 1pm

The classes are in partnership with the LCETB. Participants will be shown how to use WhatsApp, install Apps, use Zoom and other features or aspects of smartphone usage they are interested in.
Spaces limited and booking essential. For more information contact contact Killaloe Library on 061 376062 or email killaloe@clarelibrary.ie

Tuesday, March 29th 2022
Kilrush Library Adult Fiction Book Club Meeting
In Branch Event 6pm

This month we are reading ‘Freedom is a Land I Cannot See’, by Peter Cunningham. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available for collection at Kilrush Library. This title is also available as an ebook on the Borrowbox app. For further information please contact Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 or email kilrush@clarelibrary.ie

Thursday, 31st March 2022
Killaloe Library Bookclub Meeting
In Branch Event at 10.30am

Killaloe Library Bookclub’s March meeting will take place in the library at 10.30am on Thursday 31st March. We will be reading The Children of Men by P.D. James. 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 killaloe@clarelibrary.ie