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January Events at South Dublin Libraries

04 Jan 21

January Events

South Dublin Libraries

January 6th, 13th, and 20th from 11:00 - 12:15. 11.00am-12.15pm: First Fortnight: Mindful Chair Yoga. As part of First Fortnight we are holding a Mindful Chair Yoga 3-week course to brighten your January with light, gentle exercises, mindful stretching, breath-work, and relaxation. Booking essential from 30th December at www.ballyroanlibrary.eventbrite.com

7th January 3.30-4.30pm: Art Workshop for Children with Kim Jenkinson. Join artist Kim Jenkinson for this children's art workshop where we will be creating our own little worry dolls, using fabric, wool and other embellishments supplied in an art pack from the library, join us for this fun creative activity. Booking on Eventbrite at www.talib.eventbrite.ie from 9am on Thursday, 17th December. Craft packs will be available for collection in Tallaght Library from Monday, 21st December

11th January 11.00am-1.00pm: Winter Wellness and Mindfulness. A life-enhancing workshop by Holistic Therapist and Health and Wellbeing Facilitator Grainne Nolan. Join Grainne and Start the New Year in a positive mind-set. Booking Essential from 4th January at www.northclondalkinlibrary.eventbrite.ie

11th January 7.00pm-7.40pm:  Wellbeing Workshop for Adults with Carmel Wynne. Wellbeing: 3 Easy Steps to Feeling Calmer, Happier and More Energetic. You may be pleasantly surprised at the results when you learn how to; Calm your mind. Clear your mind. Control your mind. Booking on Eventbrite at www.talib.eventbrite.ie from 9am on Monday 4th January

From January 11th. Mondays at 11.30 am. Sign Language for Babies & Toddlers with Claire Glynn. Learning to communicate with your baby before they can talk. A baby sign class for parents with babies from newborn up to 2 years old. This 4 week course is brought to you via Zoom and will be nursery rhymes, songs and poems with ISL signs that pertain to the day to day with baby. The event will take place through Zoom. http://clondalkinlibrary.eventbrite.com

11th January Mondays at 7.00 pm. Online Beginner's Irish classes for adults. 8 week online Beginner's Irish course for adults delivered over Zoom. http://clondalkinlibrary.eventbrite.com

12th January 2.00pm: Mindful Chair Yoga. As part of First Fortnight we are holding a Mindful Chair Yoga class to brighten your January with light, gentle exercises, mindful stretching, breath-work, and relaxation. Booking Essential from 5th January at www.clondalkinlibrary.eventbrite.com

Tuesdays January 12 to February 9, 4.00-5.00pm. Pre-Instrumental Class with Rock Jam. An online creative music experience with Filipa Quintino, professional musician and pre-instrumental specialist.In these lessons we will focus on pop, rock and funk rhythms. It's a great introduction to music, with games and sounds from around the world. No experience is necessary. All welcome! The event will take place through zoom. Booking from January 4th here www.talib.eventbrite.com

12th January Tuesdays at 7.00 pm. Online Intermediate Irish Course for Adults. 8 week online Intermediate Irish course for adults delivered over Zoom. http://clondalkinlibrary.eventbrite.com

Tuesdays January 12 to February 16, 6.30-8.00pm. 6 Week Creative Writing Course with David Butler. Kick start your prose writing with this six-week took kit designed for the beginner, but equally useful for the improver. Each one and a half hour session will focus on a different, and essential, writing challenge: Openings, Character, Plot, Dialogue, and Language/Style. A former lecturer of literature, David Butler is a multi-award winning full-time author. His publications include the novels City of Dis (shotlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2015) and The Judas Kiss, and the short story collection No Greater Love. The event will take place through zoom.Booking from January 4th here: www.talib.eventbrite.com

Tuesday January 12 11am. 6 - week online Bi ag Caint! - Free Irish Language Class for Beginners. This is a six week course, please only register if you will be able to attend all six sessions. Your email will be passed to the facilitator to send you on the Zoom codes for the live workshop. Booking from 4th January 10.30 am – www.northclondalkinlibrary.eventbrite.ie

13th January 2.00-3.15pm: Mindful Chair Yoga. As part of First Fortnight we are holding a Mindful Chair Yoga class to brighten your January with light, gentle exercises, mindful stretching, breath-work, and relaxation. Booking Essential from 4th January at www.northclondalkinlibrary.eventbrite.ie

From 13th January 7.00pm. New Chapters Book Club with author Caroline Farrell.We are setting up a new book club in the new year. It is due to start on Wednesday 13th January and will be facilitated by award winning writer and filmmaker Caroline Farrell. This will be a monthly club held online while restrictions are in place. The book we are starting off with is Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller. To register your interest please email eperry@sdublincoco.ie or call 01 462 0073

13th January 6-7pm: First Fortnight: Basketry Workshop. As part of First Fortnight we are holding a fun, interactive basketry workshop via zoom to brighten your January. All materials will be provided, and the workshop is suitable for all skill levels. Booking Essential from 4th January at  www.ballyroanlibrary.eventbrite.com

13th January Wednesdays at 5.30 pm. 8 week beginner’s Spanish class for adults delivered over Zoom. http://clondalkinlibrary.eventbrite.com

13th January 7-8pm: Enda O'Doherty: My Journey from chronic addiction to bestselling author. Author and motivational speaker Enda O’Doherty will give a webinar talking about his journey from chronic addiction to bestselling author. Enda recently had a book published, called “I’m Fine”. Having faced his addiction to alcohol, Enda has undertaken many challenges, including attempting to climb Mt Kilimanjaro with a washing machine on his back. Enda is a regular on TV and radio, and this promises to be an engaging and uplifting event. Booking Essential from https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/lucan-library-4590537389

Wednesdays Jan 13 to Feb 3, 10.30-11.30am. Baby Sign Class for Parents. Clever Little Handies is a baby sign class for parents with babies from new born up.  By teaching babies sign language from an early age they will have a vocabulary to use even if they’re not formulating words. This 4 week term is brought to you via Zoom and will include nursery rhymes, songs and poems with Irish Sign Language signs. Booking from January 4th here: www.talib.eventbrite.com

Thursdays January 14 to February 18, 10.00-10.45am. Baby Yoga. For babies aged between 3 months and 18 months. A mixture of movement for parents and babies with some songs and rhymes in this online class. The class helps promote bonding between parent and baby in a fun way while giving parents ideas of how to interact with their babies outside the class. The event will take place through Zoom. Book 1 ticket per family unit. You will need to book each session separately. Booking from January 4th here: www.talib.eventbrite.com

Fridays January 15 to February 19, 10.30-11am. Music Generation: Early Years Programme, 0 to 18 mths. In this 6 week online class creativity and expression are nurtured through singing, musical games, movement, listening and the use of percussion instruments.The series of classes will be facilitated by Hannah Lee ARSM. Hannah has had many years of experience in children's musical education and this year is her third year as an educator with Music Generation.The event will take place through zoom. You will need a maraca or baby rattle to participate. Book 1 ticket per family unit. Booking from January 4th here: www.talib.eventbrite.com

Fridays January 15 to February 19, 11.15-11.45am. Music Generation: Early Years Programme, 18 mths – 4 years. In this 6 week online class creativity and expression are nurtured through singing, musical games, movement, listening and the use of percussion instruments.This series of classes will be facilitated by Hannah Lee ARSM. Hannah has had many years of experience in children's musical education and this year is her third year as an educator with Music Generation. The event will take place through zoom. You will need a maraca or rattle, claves or 2 wooden spoons and a soft toy to participate. Book 1 ticket per family unit. Booking from January 4th here: www.talib.eventbrite.com

Saturdays January 16 to February 13,2.00-13.00pm. Saturday STEAM Club. Join Anyone 4 Science for this fun weekly online STEAM Workshop via Zoom beginning Jan 16 and continuing every Saturday for 5 weeks.The focus for these STEAM sessions will be water and there will be lots of fun experiments along the way. You will need a special kit to participate in the workshops which you will be able to collect from Tallaght Library before the first session. We will let you know by email when the kits are available for collection. The workshop is suitable for 8 to 12 year olds and will take place through zoom. An adult should be present with the child for each workshop. Booking from January 4th here: www.talib.eventbrite.com

16th January 2.00-4.00pm: Paintclub: Bluebell Woods. This interactive live painting class takes place via Zoom. All materials required are provided in a handy starter kit. No experience is required as you will be shown in easy step by step instructions how to go from blank canvas to finished masterpiece! Please note, art packs provided. Booking Essential from 6th January at www.northclondalkinlibrary.eventbrite.ie

January 19, 7.00-8.00pm. American History Lectures: Abraham Lincoln with Cecelia Hartsell. The first lecture from our American Lecture Series will be on the 19th January to mark Joe Biden's inauguration. Join us for this insightful look at the presidency of Abraham Lincoln and how the office was shaped by the crisis. Cecelia Hartsell is a U.S. historian specialising in African American history and American social history. Since moving to Ireland, she has been a contributor to the RTE History Show and Radio Kerry on topics in U.S. history and frequently gives U.S. history talks for the Dublin Festival of History and in the Dublin public libraries. The event will take place through zoom. Booking from January 4th here: www.talib.eventbrite.com

20th January 4.00pm. Wild About Nature Craft series for children: Leaf Print Necklace. Booking essential at www.talib.eventbrite.com

21st January 2.00-4.00pm: Paintclub: Cliffs of Moher. This interactive live painting class takes place via Zoom. All materials required are provided in a handy starter kit. No experience is required as you will be shown in easy step by step instructions how to go from blank canvas to finished masterpiece! Please note, art packs provided. Booking Essential from www.ballyroanlibrary.eventbrite.com  

Thursdays January 21 to February 11,7.00-8.30pm. 4 Week Poetry Writing and Appreciation Course with Nell Regan. Join poet Nell Regan for an online poetry taster course running over four weeks. In an engaging and supportive atmosphere we'll dip into some of Ireland's favourite poems and use them as a springboard to write our own. No experience necessary. Nell Regan is an award winning poet and non-fiction writer living in Dublin. She has published three collections of poetry and her biography, Helena Molony: A Radical Life, was an Irish Independent Book of the Year 2017.The event will take place through zoom. You must be able to attend all four sessions. Booking from January 4th here: www.talib.eventbrite.com

Thursday 21st January, 7.00-8.00pm. The Irish Rebellion of 1641 – an online talk by Dr. Jarlath Killeen, Trinity College Dublin. Booking Essential at https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/lucan-library-4590537389  

Friday 22nd January, 10.30am. Online Baby/Toddler Reflexology Class (4 week course) with the Relaxation Room Leixlip. A 4 week course of Reflexology for babies and toddlers aged up to 4 years. Reflexology can help with sleeping, digestive issues, teething pain while also helping a parent bond with their child. Susan McTernan of the Relaxation Room Leixlip is a registered member of National Register of \reflexologists. A model baby foot will be provided to those taking part so that classes can take place if the baby is sleeping. Booking essential on  https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/lucan-library-4590537389  

23rd January 2.00-4.00pm: Paintclub: Butterfly Painting. This interactive live painting class takes place via Zoom. All materials required are provided in a handy starter kit. No experience is required as you will be shown in easy step by step instructions how to go from blank canvas to finished masterpiece! Please note, art packs provided. Booking Essential from www.talib.eventbrite.com   

27th January 4.00pm. Wild About Nature Craft series for children: Rock Art. Booking essential at www.talib.eventbrite.com

Thursday 28th January, 7.00-8.00pm. Thomas Jefferson and Democracy – an online talk by Cecelia Hartsell, a U.S. historian specialising in African American History and American Social History. Booking essential at https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/lucan-library-4590537389

30th January 2.00-4.00pm: Paintclub: Poolbeg Lighthouse. This interactive live painting class takes place via Zoom. All materials required are provided in a handy starter kit. No experience is required as you will be shown in easy step by step instructions how to go from blank canvas to finished masterpiece! Please note, art packs provided. Booking Essential from https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/lucan-library-4590537389    

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