Join the team at Lucan Library for a season of free live and online events. This year’s program includes:

Lucan Library Film Club

This month sees the long-awaited return of Lucan Library’s Classic Film Club.

Showing Shall We Dance, Thursday 16th November at 6pm. This 1937 musical film is one of the wonderfully enjoyable Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movies. A ballet dancer and a showgirl fake a marriage for publicity purposes, then fall in love.

Booking essential to ensure numbers comply with physical distance. Ask at the Library Desk to book your place, or book online here.

Poetry and Creative Writing Workshops with Nell Regan

A Gap in the Clouds - In this workshop with award winning poet Nell Regan, the team at Lucan Library will be reading some of the most famous tiny Japanese poems about winter. We’ll look at how they convey the mood of a season in a few words and then embark on some writing exercises to make up our own winter poems.

Nell’s workshop takes place at Lucan Library, Thursday November 18th and again on Thursday November 25th, from 6.30pm - 8pm. For bookings visit.

Science X Art Workshop for Kids

Build a rocket and blast off with a fun arts & crafts workshop hosted by Shauna Daly McGrath. This workshop takes place at Lucan Library, Thursday 18th November, 3.30pm - 4.30pm. Suitable for Children aged 8-12 years, numbers limited to facilitate physical distance. Booking opens Thursday 11th November 10am.

Parenting Talks

Raising Bi-Lingual Children in Ireland - Talk by Dr Francesca La Morgia, Wednesday 24th November, 7pm.

Parents of children who speak two or more languages are often full of questions. Will my child be able to manage with the school language? Should I keep using my mother tongue or should I stop? Are three languages too much for a child? How do we make sure that all languages develop? What are the best methods for raising bilingual children? Join Dr Francesca La Morgia, director of Mother Tongues (a social enterprise working to promote multilingualism and intercultural dialogue in Ireland) and expert in language development and bilingualism, for this interactive talk.

This talk takes place in Lucan Library and numbers are limited to facilitate physical distance. Book Here.

Christmas Craft Fair 

Lucan Library are delighted to announce the return of our annual Christmas Craft Fair on Friday 27th November, 9.45am - 4.30pm. Come along to browse the stalls of local craft-makers during library opening hours. There will be a reduced number of stalls to allow for physical distancing however there will still be plenty of festive delights on offer to kick-start your Christmas shopping. A great opportunity to support local enterprise and get in the Christmas spirit. 

 A Decade of Centenaries 

Join the team at Lucan Library on Tuesday 20th November at 7pm online for a presentation on a Decade of Centenaries. As 1921 dawned, many in Ireland wondered would the War of Independence ever end. Ambushes, assassinations and executions continued until 11th July. The libraries Historian in Residence Liz Gillis will discuss the events of 1921, nationally and locally. It was a year of two halves, one dominated by war, the other by the hope of peace. You can book a place through Eventbrite.ie

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