Events

Date Title Location
28/09/2019 - 3:00pm

The chess club will now take place every Saturday from September to November, starting 14th September. If you are interested please contact us on 01 4593315 to book, even if you were in the club already. Suitable for ages 8-12. 

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Clondalkin Library
28/09/2019 - 2:00pm
Lucan Toastmasters (Part of: )

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Got a wedding speech coming up? Or a presentation for work or college? Maybe you just want to gain confidence and improve your public speaking?

Then Lucan Toastmasters is the club for you.  Our club provides a highly participative and supportive environment that helps members conquer their fear of public speaking. Come along and listen to speeches from some of our established members and find out why joining a Toastmaster’s Club will be the best decision you’ll ever make.

All welcome.

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Lucan Library
28/09/2019 - 1:45pm

A fun, interactive, sensory story time, tailored specially to meet the needs of children with ASD, and incorporating assistive technology, props and toys. For ages 5-10. To book telephone 01 4593315. 

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Clondalkin Library
28/09/2019 - 12:00pm
Screen Free Saturday (Part of: )

Screens seem to be taking over all of our lives. Come in for an afternoon of board games. Beat your friends at Twister or bankrupt your Dad at Monopoly!

Suitable for ages 7+

All welcome!

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County Library, Tallaght
28/09/2019 - 10:00am
Junior Chess Club (Part of: )

Join us for junior chess every Saturday at 10am.

 

All levels welcome. For ages 8+

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Ballyroan Library
28/09/2019 - 10:00am

Every Saturday between 10.00am and 12.00 noon, this group meets to knit, sew and crochet.  The group  has no leader or teacher, just enthusiastic handicrafters eager to learn and happy to share advice and tips.

 

New members are always welcome.  No booking required, just come along.

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Clondalkin Library
28/09/2019 - 9:45am

An exhibition about the life of Patrick O'Connell. Revered in Spain as ‘Don Patricio’, he captained the Irish soccer team and Manchester United a hundred years ago. As a manager, he won La Liga and was known as ‘the man who saved FC Barcelona’ from Franco.  He returned home alone and poor and was buried in an unmarked grave.

 

All welcome.

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Lucan Library
27/09/2019 - 11:00am
Pop-Up Gaeltacht (Part of: )

An bhfuil aon Geilge agat?

Why not come along to our opo-up Gaeltacht and practice your cúpla focal in a friendly environment.

All welcome.

Every Friday 11am-12pm.

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County Library, Tallaght
27/09/2019 - 10:00am
Toddler group (Part of: )

Join us for fun and songs for toddlers at 10am every Friday from September 27th.

 

All welcome.

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Ballyroan Library
27/09/2019 - 10:00am
Xpert Diabetes Course (Part of: )

Booking essential. Contact Yvonne Ryan, Senior Community Dietitian. Tel: 076 6955950 or email: yvonne.ryan@hse.ie

 

 6-week course, starting Friday 13th September.

For people with Type 2 Diabetes, and run by HSE Community Dietitians. During the course you will learn how to:

•   understand your diabetes more

•   manage your weight

•   identify how your diet and lifestyle can affect your diabetes

•   read and understand food labels

•   prevent diabetes health problems and

•   improve your overall health.

 

Part of Health & Wellbeing Week, 2019.

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Lucan Library
27/09/2019 - 9:45am

An exhibition about the life of Patrick O'Connell. Revered in Spain as ‘Don Patricio’, he captained the Irish soccer team and Manchester United a hundred years ago. As a manager, he won La Liga and was known as ‘the man who saved FC Barcelona’ from Franco.  He returned home alone and poor and was buried in an unmarked grave.

 

All welcome.

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Lucan Library
26/09/2019 - 7:00pm

In this talk we look at An Overview of the main mental health conditions, the Signs and Symptoms of Mental Ill-Health and when to become concerned. We focus on ways of overcoming and preventing anxiety and depression along with some tips on Caregiver Self-Care.

 

Michael Ryan (MIACP) is a Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Author who works with children and teenagers in primary & secondary schools as well as having a private practice for adults in west Dublin. He occasionally provides training and hosts workshops on positive Mental Health. He regularly contributes to media debate on these subjects and has spoken at regional and national conferences on topics related to Mental Health, Wellness, and Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s (ASD).

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Ballyroan Library
26/09/2019 - 6:30pm
Irish for Beginners (Part of: )

Booking from Monday 16th September, 6.30pm, via https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/irish-for-beginners-tickets-69397179833

 

A 10-week course, suitable for those looking to get started or who have some basic Irish already.

 

Places limited.

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Lucan Library
26/09/2019 - 6:00pm

10 week beginners Spanish course starting on Thursday 12th September 2019 from 6.00pm-7.00pm.

This course is for new members only who have not done the course previously.

Booking essential on www.talib.eventbrite.ie from 10am on Monday, 2nd September 2019

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County Library, Tallaght
26/09/2019 - 3:00pm
Unplugged Hour (Part of: )

Put away the gizmos and take out the board games for Unplugged Hour in Ballyroan Library!

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Ballyroan Library
26/09/2019 - 2:00pm
The Art of Self-Care (Part of: )

Self-care made easy, with Brahma Kumaris Ireland

 

  • Calm anxiety
  • Manage stress
  • Increase well-being
All welcome.

 

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Lucan Library
26/09/2019 - 11:00am

Classes for adults aimed to improve English literacy and speech levels.

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 11am-1pm.

 

All welcome.

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County Library, Tallaght
26/09/2019 - 10:00am

A variety of talks and seminars on job seeking, CVs, networking, start your own business, social media etc.

 

Every Thursday. 10am-1pm.

 

All welcome.

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County Library, Tallaght
26/09/2019 - 10:00am
Babies Love Books (Part of: )

Rhymes, story and free play.

Ages 0-3

All welcome.

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County Library, Tallaght
26/09/2019 - 9:45am
LEO Mentoring (Part of: )

Work Matters at the Library LogoMentoring sessions with the South Dublin Local Enterprise Office.

For further information, please refer to https://www.localenterprise.ie/SouthDublin/Contact/

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Lucan Library
26/09/2019 - 9:45am

An exhibition about the life of Patrick O'Connell. Revered in Spain as ‘Don Patricio’, he captained the Irish soccer team and Manchester United a hundred years ago. As a manager, he won La Liga and was known as ‘the man who saved FC Barcelona’ from Franco.  He returned home alone and poor and was buried in an unmarked grave.

 

All welcome.

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Lucan Library
25/09/2019 - 7:00pm

Reading 'The Pharmacist's Wife' by Vanessa Tait.

 

All welcome.

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Lucan Library
25/09/2019 - 6:30pm
Hobby Hub (Part of: )

Bring along your crafts and enjoy the company of other crafters in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

 

Every Wednesday.

 

All welcome!

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County Library, Tallaght
25/09/2019 - 6:00pm
CoderDojo (Part of: )

CoderDojo Rathfarnham returns for a brand new term.

Please read details below carefully when booking tickets.

CoderDojo is a global collaboration providing free and open learning to young people ages 7 - 17, especially in programming technology.

NB: Children aged 12 or under MUST be accompanied for the ENTIRE session by a Parent/Guardian.

In the interests of fairness to the amount of people who have enquired, participants are required to book in for each event weekly. The EventBrite booking page will go live every Thursday morning at 10 a.m., allowing booking for the following Wednesday. The new link will posted on our Dojo listing on Zen. The ticketing system has slightly changed. There will be two types of children's tickets - Child's PC ticket (using one of our PCs) and Child's Laptop ticket (you must bring a laptop of your own). Due to logistics, and making sure everyone has a space, these will be strictly enforced.

As well as booking a child's ticket, children who are 12 or under MUST be accompanied by a parent, it is not necessary to book an additional ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to the Dojo?

If you have a laptop, please bring it along (along with, if necessary, your charger for the laptop, although given the limited plug outlets, we would ask that the laptop would be charged enough for the duration of the dojo). The dojo is designed to be led by the children and their questions and interests; the mentors will aid them in their learning, trying their best to answer any questions they may have, showing them any languages they may be interested in and helping them with any coding projects they may be working on. Having their own laptop with them will enable them to continue their pursuits in between attending the dojo.

There are computers in the library to use, in the event that a laptop is not available to you. We would ask that you bring some sort of storage device to save your work onto, like a USB key. If necessary, Ballyroan Library have 1GB USB keys on sale for €10.

Do I/Does my child have to be a member?

Yes. Since internet access will be required, attendees are asked to bring their South Dublin Libraries' library card, so they can log into our free wi-fi. If any attendees are not currently members, they will be required to join (Proof of address - like a household bill or a driver's licence - is required. To speed up the process, you can fill out your details online here. You can also join at our in-library terminals on the day. Once your details have been filled out, please show your proof of address to a member of staff at the library desk. Children will need to have their parents with them to get a library card).

Why do I have to book in each week?

Due to huge demand, and in the interests of fairness, booking is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be done on a weekly basis to give those who miss out initially a chance to attend. You can attend each week, provided you book in each week. Some people also might prefer not to attend weekly for a multitude of reasons which could include working on coding projects in between dojos.

Every Thursday morning there will be a new EventBrite event like this one posted on our Dojo's listing on Zen which will enable you to book for the following Wednesday's Dojo.

I attended last week's dojo. Can I come to this one too?

Yes. Booking is on a weekly basis out of fairness, and because everybody may not be able to attend every week. If you have previously attended and want to attend another dojo, we'd love to have you. Bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis.

I/My child is under 7 or 18 +, can they attend?

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children under 7. As for older teenagers (18+), this initiative is designed for children, and there are numerous alternative avenues for adults wishing to enhance their coding skills.

Who will be facilitating the event?

The event is organised by Ballyroan Library and will be facilitated by various external mentors who have a vast range of experience with programming, coding and the computer industry. All of the mentors are volunteering their time for the CoderDojo.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Booking is sufficient.

Where is the best place to keep up-to-date on information about the Dojo?

The primary website for CoderDojo Rathfarnham is our Dojo listing on CoderDojo's Zen website. We would also suggest that you like Ballyroan Library's Facebook page and follow CoderDojo Rathfarnham's twitter feed to keep up-to-date.

I have a query that I haven't seen the answer to. How I can contact you?

Whilst the dojo is organised by Ballyroan Library, we would ask, that if you need to, please contact us directly at coderdojorathfarnham@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

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Ballyroan Library
25/09/2019 - 5:30pm
TTRS (Part of: )

Touch-Type Read Spell is a multi-sensory course that teaches touch-typing to help children with their reading and writing skills. It is particularly helpful for children with dyslexia and literacy issues. Minimum  8 years of age.

Please contact the library at 01-6216422, email lucan@sdublincoco.ie, or call in to enquire about availability.

 

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Lucan Library
25/09/2019 - 4:00pm

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An 11-week course desgined to foster innovation and business skills in 5th & 6th class children. Participants will then sell their products at Lucan Library's Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 7th December.

 

Attendance at Lucan Young Entrpreneurs Club Information Session on Saturday 14th September, 12:00pm - 1.30pm is mandatory - http://www.southdublinlibraries.ie/events/lucan-young-entrepreneurs-club-information-session

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Lucan Library
25/09/2019 - 11:00am

Classes for adults aimed to improve English literacy and speech levels.

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 11am-1pm.

 

All welcome.

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County Library, Tallaght
25/09/2019 - 11:00am

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting every Wednesday at 11am.

 

All welcome.

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Ballyroan Library
25/09/2019 - 10:30am

Booking from Monday 19th August, 6.30pm via https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/musical-tots-25092019-tickets-67247471999

 

Fun, interactive workshop for children aged 6 months to 5 years and their parent / guardian.

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Lucan Library
25/09/2019 - 9:45am

An exhibition about the life of Patrick O'Connell. Revered in Spain as ‘Don Patricio’, he captained the Irish soccer team and Manchester United a hundred years ago. As a manager, he won La Liga and was known as ‘the man who saved FC Barcelona’ from Franco.  He returned home alone and poor and was buried in an unmarked grave.

 

All welcome.

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Lucan Library

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