Events.

  • May 2019
Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 01 May 2019 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

An excellent social space for both parents and children. All are welcome to drop in at any time. Booking is not required.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 01 May 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Organised by the Europe Direct Information Centre and Work Matters, this programme aims to increase knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy among participants in the areas of CV-writing, job-seeking, and interview skills. This programme is aimed at people who have little or no recent experience in job-seeking; for example, those who have recently been made redundant, job-seekers who wish to move from part-time work into full-time work, or people who may be looking for a career change. Booking is essential, and attendees must be available to attend both sessions. For more information, or to book your place, call 01 890 5560, or email blanchlibrary@fingal.ie.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 01 May 2019 18:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Italian Conversation Group meets every Wednesday evening at 6pm. This is an informal and casual drop-in chat with no teacher. Adults only, strictly over 18.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 01 May 2019 18:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The English Conversation Group meets every Wednesday evening at 6pm. This is an informal and casual drop-in chat with no teacher. Adults only, strictly over 18.

Rush Library

Wed, 01 May 2019 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Environmental Awareness talk - Wednesday 1st May 6.30-7.30 pm with Sinéad Fox, Environmental Awareness Officer Are you interested in the Environment and what actions you can take to create a sustainable future? This talk will focus on environmental awareness in terms of waste management, energy and water use. All welcome – no booking required

Baldoyle Library

Thu, 02 May 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

The club hosts exercises, tea, bingo and chat every Thursday from 2-4pm. There is limited space available for new members. Please contact Betty during meeting times.

Blanchardstown Library

Fri, 03 May 2019 17:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

In the third of our special evening sessions for the Autism community, we will be taking a look at the world of Coding with Ozobots! This workshop is for ages 10+ (guideline age). For this hour, the library will have autism friendly arrangements in place. Booking required on 01 890 5560, or by emailing blanchlibrary@fingal.ie.

Baldoyle Library

Sat, 04 May 2019 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Those students who have taken part in the digital photography course will exhibit their work from Saturday 4th May to Sat 18th May. View during library open hours.

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 06 May 2019 13:40:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Join Aoife, Meadhbh, and guests on the Blanchardstown Library Radio Show at 1:40pm every Monday on 92.5 Phoenix FM. Each show features library news, views, book reviews, and the occasional library-themed joke!

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 06 May 2019 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Spanish Conversation Group meets every Monday evening at 6:30pm. This is an informal and casual drop-in chat with no teacher. Adults only, strictly over 18.

Rush Library

Tue, 07 May 2019 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Rush Library quilting group meets every Tuesday morning from 10.30 - 12.00. New members are always welcome.

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 07 May 2019 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

This presentation, dealing with 'Environment and Waste', will be delivered by Fingal Environmental Awareness Officer, Sinéad Fox on Tuesday, 7th May and Thursday, 16th May. Sinéad will offer information on recycling, food waste, plastics, resource management, circular economy and climate change, as well as discussing solutions for preventing waste, and tackling climate change. For more information, or to book your place, please call 01 890 5560, or email blanchlibrary@fingal.ie.

Rush Library

Tue, 07 May 2019 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Scrabble Club meet every Tuesday in the library at 6.30pm. Scrabble boards supplied, All are welcome to join!

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 08 May 2019 10:45:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Guest Speaker: Dr.Frank Barry , Professor of International Business and Economic Developement TCD.: U3A Groups cater for those aged 55+ interested in lifelong learning-they meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month in Baldoyle Library. Please see the U3A-Baldoyle/Sutton website for a full listing of their activities and contact details.

Rush Library

Wed, 08 May 2019 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Mindful Eating Have you ever come home after a long day and heard a little voice at the back of your mind that convinced you to ditch your healthy, prepped dinner for a bag of take away chips? Mindful Eating helps you to learn ways to accept our impulsive, irrational and emotional side by practising some exercises. A Mindful Eating habit has been shown to be significantly more effective than just giving out diet and exercise information. Mindful Listening In today’s modern world, many of us listen to respond. Mindful Listening practise allows us to be present throughout the conversation and allows us to feel connected to the person we are listening to. We learn to drown out the internal and external distractions which allows us to be more focused on what is being communicated. This type of listening builds positive relationships in many areas of our lives. Mindful Speaking Have you ever had the experience of saying something that you later regretted? Or have you ever posted something on social media that you wish you hadn’t have? We have all been there! Learn techniques that will help you practise being a Mindful Speaker. Every time we speak, whether it is to an audience of one or many, we have an opportunity to tune in to how our speech sounds, and how our presence in general is. We can also look for cues on how we are being received. Mindful speaking is a skill that you can perfect over time and you will become a confident, calm and mindful speaker while reducing communication anxiety and awkwardness. Places are limited so booking is required by return email or phone 8708414

Blanchardstown Library

Thu, 09 May 2019 10:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Blanchardstown Europe Direct Information Centre and Work Matters - the library's Business, Enterprise and Employment Support Service - in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Office in Fingal (LEO) are offering Business Advice clinics in Blanchardstown Library. Booking is essential. For more information and to book an individual session go to: https://www.localenterprise.ie/Fingal or phone 01 8900800.

Baldoyle Library

Thu, 09 May 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

The club hosts exercises, tea, bingo and chat every Thursday from 2-4pm. There is limited space available for new members. Please contact Betty during meeting times.

Blanchardstown Library

Thu, 09 May 2019 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

This virtual tour of the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, led by Dr Maebh O'Regan, starts in the reception hall and briefly discusses the wonderful Georgian architecture. The tour will look at Hugh Lane as a collector and will visit work by the wonderful Irish stained-glass maker Harry Clarke, as well as artists including Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, and Morisot. Dr O'Regan will speak about the Irish artists who studied in Parish during the time of the Impressionists, as well as some English-trained, native artists. Then it's off to visit Francis Bacon's studio before the final stop at the Sean Scully gallery. Afterwards, there will be time for an audience discussion. Booking is required. Please call 01 890 5560, or email blanchlibrary@fingal.ie.

Swords Library

Thu, 09 May 2019 18:45:00 +0100

Booking Required

Coeliac awareness talk with Sarah Keogh from the Coeliac Association. “Understanding Coeliac Disease”. This talk is for people who have coeliac disease themselves and also for their family and friends. Coeliac disease will be explained, what it is, the symptoms and how it affects people. The gluten free diet will be looked at and whole area of cross contamination. The talk will take around 40 minutes and there will be lots of time for questions and discussion. The talk will be given by Sarah Keogh, a CORU Registered Dietician with the Coeliac Society. To book a place contact Swords Library on 8905894 / 5582.

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 11 May 2019 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The French Conversation Group meets every Saturday at 10am. This is an informal and casual drop-in chat with no teacher. Adults only, strictly over 18.

Balbriggan library

Sat, 11 May 2019 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Balbriggan Writer's Group meets every Saturday in the Library, new members are always welcome just come along on the day

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 11 May 2019 11:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Learn about robotics from the Blanchardstown Library Junior Team with the help of Eddie the Robot and the Ozobots. Workshops will take place on Saturdays 11th, 18th and 25th May from 11:30am - 1pm. Booking essential on 01 890 5560 or blanchlibrary@fingal.ie.

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 11 May 2019 12:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Irish Conversation Group meets every Saturday at 12pm. This is an informal and casual drop-in chat with no teacher. Adults only, strictly over 18.

Balbriggan library

Mon, 13 May 2019 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Scrabble Club for adults meets every Monday, all welcome

Baldoyle Library

Mon, 13 May 2019 18:15:00 +0100

Booking Required

In this workshop Maria will help you record a 'key moment garment' from your childhood, using collage with fabric or paper.Class will last 1 hr 30 mins. Booking is essential.Ring library on 8906793 or book at desk.

Swords Library

Mon, 13 May 2019 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Mindful Eating Have you ever come home after a long day and heard a little voice at the back of your mind that convinced you to ditch your healthy, prepped dinner for a bag of take away chips? Mindful Eating helps you to learn ways to accept our impulsive, irrational and emotional side by practising some exercises. A Mindful Eating habit has been shown to be significantly more effective than just giving out diet and exercise information. Mindful Listening In today’s modern world, many of us listen to respond. Mindful Listening practise allows us to be present throughout the conversation and allows us to feel connected to the person we are listening to. We learn to drown out the internal and external distractions which allows us to be more focused on what is being communicated. This type of listening builds positive relationships in many areas of our lives. Mindful Speaking Have you ever had the experience of saying something that you later regretted? Or have you ever posted something on social media that you wish you hadn’t have? We have all been there! Learn techniques that will help you practise being a Mindful Speaker. Every time we speak, whether it is to an audience of one or many, we have an opportunity to tune in to how our speech sounds, and how our presence in general is. We can also look for cues on how we are being received. Mindful speaking is a skill that you can perfect over time and you will become a confident, calm and mindful speaker while reducing communication anxiety and awkwardness. Contact Swords library on 8905894 / 5582 to book a place.

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 13 May 2019 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

This talk by the Coeliac Society of Ireland, presented during Coeliac Awareness Week 2019, will be given by Sarah Keogh, a CORU-registered Dietitian, and is for people who have Coeliac Disease themselves, and also for their family and friends. Coeliac Disease will be explained in detail, along with its symptoms, and the ways in which it affects people. Sarah will look at the gluten-free diet, and the issue of cross-contamination. The talk will last for approximately 40 minutes with plenty of time set aside afterwards for questions and discussion. Booking is required. Please call 01 890 5560, or email blanchlibrary@fingal.ie.

Rush Library

Tue, 14 May 2019 14:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Film screening: Tuesday 14th of May at 2pm- All welcome – no booking required

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 14 May 2019 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Meet four women, not ordinary women, but fighters in a struggle to achieve Irish Independence. Never mind your Countesses or your Maud Gonnes; what about Elizabeth Bloxham, Peg Flanagan, or Josephine Stallard? And let's not forget Bridget Fitzpatrick, a central figure in the ambushes at Knocklong and Soloheadbeg, whose telegram was instrumental in securing the escape of Sean Hogan at Knocklong. 'Greyhound on Train' is based on the real testimonies of these four extraordinary women, and will immerse the audience in the action. Booking required. Please call 01 890 5560, or email blanchlibrary@fingal.ie.

Baldoyle Library

Tue, 14 May 2019 18:45:00 +0100

Booking Required

Book club meets on the second Tuesday of the month. They will review "Educated" by Tara Westover for May. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME.. Contact Library at 8906793 for details.

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 15 May 2019 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

- This month's meetings will be held on 15th and 22nd of May. Help and advice with all craft projects, all welcome.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 15 May 2019 14:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Our online services include free eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, comics, courses, and music - all free of charge! If you would like further information, or for assistance in downloading the Fingal Libraries App, call in during our information clinic with your Smartphone, tablet, laptop or Kindle Fire, and our eServices team will help you get set up.

Baldoyle Library

Thu, 16 May 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

The club hosts exercises, tea, bingo and chat every Thursday from 2-4pm. There is limited space available for new members. Please contact Betty during meeting times.

Rush Library

Fri, 17 May 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Chair Yoga with Yoganamara - Friday 17th of May 2pm – 3.15 pm Would you like to try yoga but find it difficult to sit/ lie-down on a yoga mat or stand for long periods of time? Chair yoga is a gentle alternative that will increase your flexibility, reduce stiffness, and help you de-stress using breathing and meditation techniques. Chair yoga can also be practiced by wheelchair users. Places are limited so booking is required by emailing RushLibrary@fingal.ie or phoning 8708414

Baldoyle Library

Sat, 18 May 2019 09:45:00 +0100

No Registration Required

On display until Friday 31st May. View during library hours.

Balbriggan library

Sat, 18 May 2019 14:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Exploring Irish Aran knit Two-part event: Slide show with author & demonstration workshop with knitting tutor As part of Bealtaine, Vawn Corrigan, author of Irish Aran: History, Heritage and Fashion, teams up with Pauline Gallagher, knitting tutor and founder of the Knitting Class, to present this fun two-part event. (Slide show can be attended separately) The Aran knit is now both a global icon and a marker of Irishness; discover how this came to be. Vawn will present a fascinating slide show and share the stories and legacy. Following this, Pauline demonstrates how to knit the most important and distinctive Aran stitches. If you can plain and purl stitch you can do Aran knitting! Notes are provided for your project, just bring your needles and light coloured Aran-weight yarn. (Limited number of kits available for purchase on the day also)

Malahide Library

Sat, 18 May 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Philomena, directed by Stephen Frears, is based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by journalist Martin Sixsmith. Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, it tells the true story of Irish woman Philomena Lee’s search for her son Anthony, who she was forced to give up for adoption 50 years ago.

Baldoyle Library

Mon, 20 May 2019 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Would you like to know more about Fingal e-services? Pop in to the library with your smart phone, iPad, or e-reader .We will show you how to download our e-service Apps and you can start enjoying eBooks, newspapers, magazines, comics and online courses etc. all for free! Please bring your library card and PIN and provide your email address. Contact us at ph: 8906793 .

Baldoyle Library

Mon, 20 May 2019 18:15:00 +0100

Booking Required

" A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent". Duration 98mins. Showing at 18:15 pm on Monday 20th May. Please book at desk or phone 8906793.

Rush Library

Mon, 20 May 2019 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Coeliac Awareness Talk: Saturday 20th of May at 6.30 - 7.30pm Coeliac awareness talk with Sarah Keogh from the Coeliac Association. “Understanding Coeliac Disease”. This talk is for people who have coeliac disease themselves and also for their family and friends. Coeliac disease will be explained, what it is, the symptoms and how it affects people. The gluten free diet will be looked at and whole area of cross contamination. The talk will take around 40 minutes and there will be lots of time for questions and discussion. The talk will be given by Sarah Keogh, a CORU Registered Dietitian with the Coeliac Society. All welcome – no booking required

Baldoyle Library

Tue, 21 May 2019 06:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

This talk is for people who have Coeliac Disease themselves and also, their family and friends. .This talk is open to all. Contact Baldoyle Library @ 8906793 to book a place.

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 21 May 2019 11:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

This month, Ciara will lead another excellent story-telling session for children of pre-school age. Enjoy songs, stories and games with your toddler for half an hour on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 01 890 5560, or email blanchlibrary@fingal.ie.

Malahide Library

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

A virtual tour of the Hugh Lane Municipal gallery with Dr. Maebh O'Regan. Afterwards, Dr. O’Regan will open the discussion to the audience.

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 22 May 2019 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

- This month's meetings will be held on 15th and 22nd of May. Help and advice with all craft projects, all welcome.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 22 May 2019 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Crafting enthusiasts will enjoy this in-depth talk and workshop with expert Vawn Corrigan. Booking is essential. Please call 01 890 5560, or email blanchlibrary@fingal.ie.

Malahide Library

Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Chess Club,for those aged 7-12 years, meets every Wednesday from 3.00 -4.00 pm. New members are always welcome.

Malahide Library

Wed, 22 May 2019 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Sinéad Fox, Fingal Environmental Awareness Officer, will provide information on recycling, food waste, plastics, resource management, circular economy and climate change, as well as solutions for preventing waste and tackling climate change.

Rush Library

Thu, 23 May 2019 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Stories and fun with Éadaoin! - Our baby book club will meet on Thursday 23rd of May at 10am.

Malahide Library

Thu, 23 May 2019 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Parent and Toddler Groupmeet every Thursday morning from 10.00 – 10.45 am to socialise, play games and learn.

Baldoyle Library

Thu, 23 May 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

The club hosts exercises, tea, bingo and chat every Thursday from 2-4pm. There is limited space available for new members. Please contact Betty during meeting times.

Malahide Library

Thu, 23 May 2019 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

New members are welcome, especially Spanish speakers.

Baldoyle Library

Thu, 23 May 2019 18:45:00 +0100

Booking Required

We all need a space to relax in and nature provides so many benefits for physical and mental health. This workshop takes place on Thursday 23rd May from 6.45 pm to 7.45 pm .Booking is essential. Contact Baldoyle library at 8906793 or book at desk.

Baldoyle Library

Mon, 27 May 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

-Book club usually meet on the last Monday of the month from 2 pm to 3 pm. They will review New members are welcome. Contact library at 8906793 for details.

Baldoyle Library

Mon, 27 May 2019 18:45:00 +0100

Booking Required

The presentation deals with " Environment and Waste" with the latest information on recycling, food waste, plastics, resource management , circular economy and climate change. Learn how we can all do our bit with solutions for preventing waste and tackling climate change.

Swords Library

Tue, 28 May 2019 10:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Storytelling and fun activities for pre-schoolers. Please contact Swords library to book a place: phone (01) 8905582 / 5894.

Swords Library

Tue, 28 May 2019 17:50:00 +0100

Booking Required

The poetry workshop with Poet, Máighréad Medbh meets the last Tuesday of the month. Please contact Swords @ (01) 8905582 / 5894

Baldoyle Library

Wed, 29 May 2019 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

-Help and advice with all crafting projects.The group meet the 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month. All welcome. .

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 29 May 2019 15:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Fingal Volunteer Centre will have a stand in Blanchardstown Library on Wednesday, 29th May to answer all your questions about volunteering and how to get started. For more information, visit www.volunteerfingal.ie or call 01 8991921.

Baldoyle Library

Thu, 30 May 2019 13:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

If you have some free time and would like to volunteer FVC is constantly looking for volunteers for a number of different organisations.They are in the library on the last Thursday of the month. By appointment only-contact 8991921 or e-mail outreach@volunteerfingal.ie

Baldoyle Library

Thu, 30 May 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

The club hosts exercises, tea, bingo and chat every Thursday from 2-4pm. There is limited space available for new members. Please contact Betty during meeting times.