Let’s go to the Movies…..in Fingal Libraries!

by Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on November 30, 2015 in Libraries

As well as lending out a large selection of films and TV box sets, Fingal Libraries regularly screen films. Over the past year, a variety of films for different age groups have been screened with special titles being chosen for different events such as the Bealtaine Festival. Upcoming for December there are seasonal screenings taking […]

As well as lending out a large selection of films and TV box sets, Fingal Libraries regularly screen films. Over the past year, a variety of films for different age groups have been screened with special titles being chosen for different events such as the Bealtaine Festival. Upcoming for December there are seasonal screenings taking place in a few different libraries with lots of films with wide appeal being shown. You can check all events which includes film screenings here.

In addition to film screenings, certain libraries have Film & Book Clubs. These clubs tend to read the book and then watch the movie version of the book. One of these clubs is the “Page to Screen” Book Club which meets in Howth Library. There is also a Film/Book Club in the Donabate area, whose members do not meet in the library, but film and book requests by the club members are fulfilled by the Library. Further to the clubs in Howth and Donabate, in Malahide Library there is a Film Club which generally meets on a particular Tuesday evening once monthly. For further information about the club, please contact Malahide Library directly on 01- 8704430 or email malahidelibrary@fingal.ie

You may be wondering where the films are screened in the libraries. The answer is that it really depends on the particular library branches. Some of the libraries have rooms off the main library where they can set up the film screening while other will show the film in the main library. Donabate Library, for example, screens films in two different areas of the library. Adult films are shown in the Quiet Room which seats 12 and makes for an intimate venue once the film starts and the lights are dimmed. On the other hand, when a children’s film is shown it is screened in the Junior Section of the Library. It’s an informal affair when a children’s movie is on and cushions are laid out on the ground to allow the children watch the film seated or chill out on the floor!

If you have an interest in film you can contact your local library to see what they offer in the way of film clubs or screenings. Along with this you can also search the Fingal Online Catalogue and place reserves (free of charge) on any DVDs or TV Boxsets you wish to watch. Reserves will be brought to the library of your choosing and you will receive an email once they are available for collection. The loan period for items borrowed from Fingal Libraries is 3 weeks and items can be renewed if you are not ready to return it by the return date. If you plan to watch lots of films over the Christmas, perhaps now is the time to get organised and start reserving your favourite films!

By Enid Bebbington, Donabate Library