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Whats On for you at your local library - January/February 2012

Posted Date: 25 January 2012

Film Club: Classic Director Series

A new film club celebrating the work of some of the most revered yet controversial of Hollywood filmmakers, ranging from the 1950’s Master of Melodrama, Douglas Sirk, to the 1980’s Master

of Suspense, Brian de Palma. We will be screening some of the best films of the careers of the five greatest maverick directors one week, followed by a lecture and workshop the following week hosted by film critic Wayne Byrne. The workshop will examine the highs and lows of the respective director’s career and their place within the history of the American film industry.

Wayne Byrne is a film critic who has been writing about cinema for several years.He has previously lectured on the history of American Cinema and is currently working on his first full-length book.
The club begins in Jan/Feb, is open to anyone over 18 years and is free of charge. For further information contact participating libraries – Celbridge, Maynooth, Leixlip and Newbridge.

Know IT with FÁS eLearning

A free computer literacy course starting soon in your local library. The aim of the programme is to equip the learner who has no previous computer skills with the knowledge and basic concepts of information technology and the skill and the competence required to operate a computer. This programme offers a FETAC Minor Award at Level 3 in Computer Literacy.

The course is available to everyone over 18 years. The programme is 32 hours in duration, delivered over a 16 week period with one 2 hour workshop each week.

Anyone who is a FÁS client can register through their local FÁS office. All other interested parties can complete and return a registration form at participating libraries- Athy, Celbridge, Kildare, Leixlip, Maynooth, Newbridge & Naas

Can I Play Too?

A Demonstration of Toys from the Toys Technology and Training Catalogues . Guest Speaker: Dorothy Armstrong, Occupational Therapist who lectures in Occupational Therapy in NUI Galway.

Dorothy will be giving a talk on the importance of play for the development of children with special needs and will be demonstrating the innovative Toys, Technology and Training project. This is a free service that allows parents and teachers to borrow toys and technology specially designed for children with special needs through their local library in Kildare.

Tuesday 24th January 6.30pm Newbridge Library
Thursday 2nd February 7pm  Celbridge Library
Thursday 9th February 7pm Naas Library
Contact the library to book.

Aontas Adult Learners’ Festival

Celebrate the sixth annual nationwide Adult Learner’s Festival from Feb 20th – 25th at your local library. Free classes/workshops for adults will take place in Kildare Libraries throughout the week. Why not try something new in 2012?

Capacitor Workshops

Boost your energy and learn to relax using Tai Chi movements, visualisation, breathwork, acupressure points, emotional freedom technique, head neck shoulder release and much more…

Tuesday, February 21st
Celbridge - 10:00 - 11:00 am
Maynooth - 11:30 - 12:30 pm

Leixlip - 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Knitting Workshops – “Knit a Magic Beanie Hat”

Suitable for beginners and more advanced knitters. You will learn a lace stitch and how to use circular needles. Needles, pattern and yarn provided.

Tuesday 21st February - Kildare Library 10.30am – 12.30pm
Thursday 23rd February- Newbridge Library 10.30am – 12.30pm

Creative Writing Workshops with Mae Leonard

This is a taster workshop for anyone interested in joining a creative writing group in 2012. Why not come along and listen to well known published author Mae share her experiences while she guides you in the right direction

Wednesday 22 February - Athy Library 11am – 1pm
Thursday 23rd February - Naas Library 11am – 1pm Maynooth Library 6 – 7.30pm
Saturday 25th February - Leixlip Library 11am – 1pm

A Sense Of Place

If you are interested in tracing your family tree or exploring the history and heritage of your local area, organisation or school etc. then why not come along to an information session with our Local Studies Librarian, Mario Corrigan to help you get started.

Thursday 23rd February Athy Library 12pm
Thursday 23rd February Leixlip Library 7pm
Saturday 25th February Naas Library 11.30am
Saturday 25th February Maynooth Library 3pm

Art Workshops with Sharon Dunne

An art workshop with all materials provided

Monday 20th February Maynooth Library 10.30am
Wednesday 22nd February - Leixlip Library 10.30am
Thursday 23rd February - Celbridge Library 10.30am


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