Events

Date Title Location
30/10/2019 - 7:00pm

Special story session where children will gather round our (pretend!) indoor campfire for songs and stories. For ages 7 and under. Booking from 20th October through Eventbrite at http://clondalkinlibrary.eventbrite.com

 

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Clondalkin Library
30/10/2019 - 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
30/10/2019 - 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
30/10/2019 - 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
30/10/2019 - 5:00pm

In County Library, Tallaght we are learning different ways in which we can make the library more accessible to our users with autism.

On this eveining we will have:

 

  • Reduced Lighting
  • Priority queuing for customers dealing with autism as well as extra assistance upon request
  • Self-service machines on silent
  • Autism assistance dogs always welcome

 

Our community can help by:

 

  • Phones on silent and all calls taken outside the library
  • Speaking quietly
Earplugs and sunglasses available if required.
Sensory boxes available on request.
This event is open to all, no booking required.

 

 

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County Library, Tallaght
30/10/2019 - 4:30pm
Looking for a Job? (Part of: )

 

Join expert Emma Hickey of Osborne Recruitment for top tips and strategies in areas such as:

  • CV preparation
  • Cover letters
  • Interviews
  • Presentation

Free booking on www.talib.eventbrite.ie

 

 

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County Library, Tallaght
30/10/2019 - 4:00pm

Work Matters at the Library Logo

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
30/10/2019 - 3:00pm
David Walliams Hour (Part of: )

Age 8-10.

Join us for some fabulous David Walliams crafts and fun.

Booking essential at www.talib.eventbrite.ie from 10am Monday 21st October.

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County Library, Tallaght
30/10/2019 - 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
30/10/2019 - 11:00am

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

 

All welcome.

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Ballyroan Library
29/10/2019 - 6:30pm

This creative writing group is open to anyone who is interested in developing their writing within a group of like-minded individuals. 

The group meets at 6.30pm every second Tuesday. If you are interested in joining, just pop along to the next scheduled meeting.

 

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County Library, Tallaght
29/10/2019 - 3:30pm

Join us for story time followed by arts and crafts every Tuesday at 3.30pm in the Junior Library.

 

All welcome.

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County Library, Tallaght
29/10/2019 - 3:30pm
Storytime (Part of: )

Storytime every Tuesday at 3:30pm. Suitable for 3-6 year olds. All welcome!

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Ballyroan Library
29/10/2019 - 3:30pm

Suitable for ages 3-6.  Listen to stories and then do some arts and craft activities connected with the stories.  All welcome - there is no need to book. 

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Clondalkin Library
29/10/2019 - 3:30pm

Storytime for the little ones.

Scary, but not too scary.

All welcome.

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County Library, Tallaght
29/10/2019 - 3:00pm
Story Time (Part of: )

For 3-5 year-olds

All welcome.

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Lucan Library
29/10/2019 - 1:30pm

10-week beginners Irish course starting on Tuesday, 10th September 2019 from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

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

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

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County Library, Tallaght
29/10/2019 - 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
28/10/2019 - 5:30pm
TTRS (Part of: )

Touch-type, read and spell.

 

Every Monday from 5:30pm

 

Currently full. Please contact a member of staff to enquire further.

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Ballyroan Library
26/10/2019 - 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
25/10/2019 - 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
25/10/2019 - 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
25/10/2019 - 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
24/10/2019 - 7:00pm

Adam Harris is a young man who has lived with asperger's syndrome. In response to his own experiences and the need for public awareness of autism, he set up ASIAM.ie.

During this sesson Adam will give an insight into his experience's os asperger's syndrom, the work of ASIAM.ie, and the role a community can play in empowering people with autism.

Parents, professionals, teachers and young people are invited to meet Adam and hear his own positive and inspiring story.

 

Booking on www.talib.eventbrite.ie from Thursday, 10th October.

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County Library, Tallaght
24/10/2019 - 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
24/10/2019 - 6:30pm

A talk by psychotherapist Michael Ryan on strategies to support these students. For more information and to book go to: http://clondalkinlibrary.eventbrite.com

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Clondalkin Library
24/10/2019 - 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
24/10/2019 - 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
24/10/2019 - 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
24/10/2019 - 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

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