Events

Date Title Location
15/11/2019 - 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
15/11/2019 - 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
14/11/2019 - 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
14/11/2019 - 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
14/11/2019 - 3:30pm
Junior Scrabble (Part of: )

Join us for a fun hour of Scrabble every second Thursday of the month at 3:30pm

 

All welcome.

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Ballyroan Library
14/11/2019 - 3:00pm
Table Engineering Challenge for ages 8+ (Part of: Science Week)

Make a table that can hold a heavy book (or two) using just newspaper and sellotape. We will give you some tips before the start. If you think you are up to the challenge book your place through Eventbrite at http://clondalkinlibrary.eventbrite.com from 31st October. 

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Clondalkin Library
14/11/2019 - 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
14/11/2019 - 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
14/11/2019 - 10:00am
Babies Love Books (Part of: )

Rhymes, story and free play.

Ages 0-3

All welcome.

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County Library, Tallaght
13/11/2019 - 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
13/11/2019 - 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
13/11/2019 - 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
13/11/2019 - 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
13/11/2019 - 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
13/11/2019 - 11:00am

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

 

All welcome.

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Ballyroan Library
12/11/2019 - 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
12/11/2019 - 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
12/11/2019 - 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
12/11/2019 - 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
12/11/2019 - 3:00pm
Story Time (Part of: )

For 3-5 year-olds

All welcome.

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Lucan Library
12/11/2019 - 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
12/11/2019 - 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
11/11/2019 - 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
11/11/2019 - 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
11/11/2019 - 11:00am

Challenge your friends to a game of scrabble, monopoly, dominoes, snakes & ladders or ludo.

All welcome.

Every Monday except Bank Holidays.

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

Lucan Knitting Club meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 10.30am - 12.00pm.

All welcome.

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Lucan Library
11/11/2019 - 10:30am

This 5-week course for computer beginners starts on Monday, 14th October 2019  and runs until Monday, 18th November2019.

10.30am - 12.30pm.

 

To book, please contact Age Action Ireland at 01-475 6989.

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County Library, Tallaght
09/11/2019 - 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
09/11/2019 - 1:00pm

 

Every Saturday for 6 weeks starting 9th November. 2 sessions each week. 1-1.30 pm for ages 0-18 months; 1.45-2.15 pm for ages 18 months to 4 years

A fun-filled song, movement and percussive musical experience through play. You need to be able to attend all 6 sessions. More information is available on Eventbrite. To book go to our Eventbrite site at http://clondalkinlibrary.eventbrite.com from 21st October. 

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Clondalkin Library
09/11/2019 - 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

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