Something for all the family at the Red Line Book Festival 2017!

Hi everyone,


South Dublin Libraries' Red Line Book Festival returns for a sixth year and runs from the 11th to 15th October in venues right across South Dublin County. This year, there is a feast of events for children and young people you won’t want to miss! Book now to avoid disappointment!


Death by Chocolate: Workshop and Storytelling Session

With Alan Nolan & The Chocolate Factory Team 

Date: Friday 13th

Times and Ages: 2.30pm (For Ages 5+) & 4.30pm (For Ages 9+)

Venue: The Chocolate Warehouse, Walkinstown

Admission: €10 per child (one accompanying adult - free)

Step into the world of a real life chocolate factory! Alan Nolan, author of Death by Chocolate will be on hand to tell a few stories accompanied by illustrations.  Included is a tour of the factory concluding in creating your own chocolate masterpiece to take home. 


The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾

By Sue Townsend, Bruiser’s 20th Anniversary Production, 

Presented by kind permission from Sayle Screen on behalf of the Sue Townsend Estate

Date: Friday 13th

Time: 8.00pm

Venue: Civic Theatre, Main Auditorium

Admission: €15/€12 conc.

Age: For ages 13 ¾ and up!

“Perhaps when my diary is discovered people will understand the torment of being a thirteen and three quarter-year old intellectual….”


All the agonies of Sue Townsend’s loveable loser are brought to life by the boisterous Bruiser Theatre Company.  Hilariously captured in his secret diary, adolescence doesn’t offer much for our Adrian.  His parents' crumbling marriage, spots, bullies, his unrequited love for Pandora, and the erratic behaviour of his dog - his teenage world is an outrageous triumph of deadpan humour and deadly accurate satire. ABBA, Princess Di's wedding, punks, Monty Python, and the Falklands campaign - all the cultural pageantry of a keenly observed era marches past the unique perspective of Sue Townsend's creation: A. Mole, the unforgettable lad whose self-absorption only gets funnier as his life becomes more desperate.



Creative Book Making for Children

With Rua Red 

Date: Saturday 14th

Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Venue: RUA RED

Admission: €5 per child

Age: 6 - 12

A fun and creative workshop exploring some of the themes within the exhibition How To Say It The Way It Is. This workshop will involve making mini-books and zines and will explore the Rights of the Child, such as what rights a child has and what rights they feel are not being met in their world today.


Electric Lines

Live Comic Readings presented by Stray Lines

Date: Saturday 14th

Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Venue: Civic Theatre, Loose End

Admission: Free, but booking is essential

Age: Young Adults (12+)


The Curious Adventure of Pinocchio

With Lyngo Theatre Company 

Date: Sunday 15th

Time: 12.00pm

Venue: Civic Theatre, Main Auditorium

Admission: Adults €8, Children €5, Family Ticket €20 (2 Adults, 2 Children) 

Age: Family Fun Event

Lyngo Theatre adapts this epic tale of Pinocchio into a unique retelling where the story leaps off the page and onto the stage. Crickets, cats, foxes and, of course, the world-famous puppet, will spring out of our collection of dusty old magic books, while Patrick Lynch from CBeebies pulls the strings and turns all the pages to bring you the true story of Pinocchio, no lie. Who nose? He might even find his father and become a real boy.


The Myths and Monsters of Harry Potter

With Michael Moylan, Irish History Live! 

Date: Sunday 15th

Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Venue: Court of Petty Sessions, Rathcoole

Admission: FREE

Age: Family Fun Event

Travel through history as Michael Moylan from Irish History Live gives you with a whistle-stop tour through history highlighting where the inspirations for the myths and monsters of Harry Potter originated in this fun family event.

All tickets can be booked via the website or by calling the Civic Theatre box office on 01 4627477. 

Looking forward to seeing you and all the family!

The Staff of South Dublin County Libraries