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Upcoming Events from the Ballyfermot Library

With the recent re-opening of the Ballyfermot Library, there will be number of events taking place over the next few weeks.

In order to take part in these events participants must book their place in advance by contacting the Ballyfermot Library by phone on  01-222 8422 or by email at

Upcoming Events:

Dance Your Own Dance

Ballyfermot Library, 30th July at 12.30pm

Dance Your Own Dance – Online Dance workshops presented in partnership with CoisCéim BROADREACH. If you love to create magical, wildly adventurous stories and enjoy dancing to all kinds of brilliant music, then from your living room – join us on this fabulous journey of discovery… and find out how you can DANCE YOUR OWN DANCE! All you need is bags of energy and lots of enthusiasm.

The workshops will be led by Phillipa Donnellan and Olwyn Lyons.

Age 9-12 years on Thursday the 30th July at 12.30pm

Flights of Fancy

Ballyfermot Library Monday 27th July 11.00am

Online Music Workshops with Ceol Connected

Thomas loves pigeons. He notices them all around him on the streets of Dublin but there is one in particular caught his eye. There is something different about his story and Thomas wants to find out his story. Where does he fly off to everyday and what does the city look like from a birds’s eye view?

Join Thomas’ online workshop as he flies around Dublin through stories, songs and music inspired by his feathered friend.

Flap, Glide and Soar like a Pigeon

Ballyfermot Library, Wednesday 5 August at 2pm

Online Visual Art workshops with Duffy Mooney-Sheppard. Presented in association with The Ark.  Birds flap, glide and soar. Some birds spend their whole lives on the wing and rarely come to land. But Dublin is filled with one well known bird: the pigeon! Usually jostling for space, pigeons are ruling the roosts on the streets and in the skies. Be inspired by these resourceful birds, then design and make your own extraordinary pigeon or fantastical winged bird with visual artist Duffy.  Workshops suitable for children age 5-12 years.

In this puppet making workshop, you will create your pair of wings. What kind of bird would you be? Where would you go?

Early Years Visual Art Adventures

Ballyfermot Library, Thursday 6th and 13th August

Early Years Visual Art Adventures with Lucy Hill. Presented in association with The Ark. Sign up for 2 weeks of inspiration and creativity for ages 2-4 years and their grown-ups as visual artist Lucy Hill guides you in exploring your local area, to create easy and fun art at home. Through bite-sized videos, image collections and ideas, Lucy will prompt gentle art explorations at home, in gardens, in parks and neighbourhoods.

To participate, simply sign up by booking and these drops of inspiration will arrive in your inbox over two consecutive weeks. These open-ended adventures are an invitation to explore, create and re-create with your little one whenever it suits.  Suitable for children age 2-4 years.