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South Dublin County Libraries & Arts Children’s Book Festival October 2018 Includes Maths Week 2018 & Red Line Book Festival for Schools BE BOLD! READ A BOOK! Featuring BOLD GIRLS, COOL BUACHAILLS, authors, illustrators, storytellers and performances for all ages….
Welcome to the Children’s Book Festival 2018! This year, in honour of Votáil 100 – one hundred years of women’s suffrage in Ireland – we are celebrating #BOLDGIRLS. Our fantastic programme strongly features some of the top female creators of literature for children. We’ve got some pretty cool buachaills joining us too! All in all, it promises to be a great festival with plenty for all ages and interests. This year’s festival also incorporates Maths Week so we are having fun with both words and numbers. Make sure also to take part in our fantastic poster competition. Create an A4 poster with the slogan Be Bold! Read a Book! The winner will get a cool prize and a hamper of books for their classroom. We hope you enjoy the festival! The CBI #BOLDGIRLS project aims to break down societal barriers and instil confidence in girls and young women by showing them female characters in children’s books that demonstrate agency, power and opinions. Cover Illustration © 2018 Victoria Semykina From BEGONE THE RAGGEDY WITCHES by Celine Kiernan All rights reserved.
I LIKE IT WHEN… Mary Murphy Comes to Visit Our Library Mary Murphy has always loved reading, writing and drawing. She both writes and illustrates books for children. Her first book, I Like it When… was published by Egmont Books in 1997. Since then she has written and illustrated about 40 books, with six different publishers. Most of her books are for babies, toddlers and young children. Her most recent book is Picken, published by Walker Books UK in January 2017. Suitable for 4 - 6 / Junior and Senior Infants Clondalkin Library Monday 1st October 10.00 - 10.30; 10.45 - 11.15; 11.30 - 12.00 Ballyroan Library Tuesday 2nd October 10.00 - 10.30; 10.45 - 11.15; 11.30 - 12.00 WILD MAGIC with Celine Kiernan Celine Kiernan is best known as an author of fantasy novels for young adults including her acclaimed Moorehawke Trilogy. Her fourth book, Into the Grey, won both the CBI Book of the Year Award and the CBI Children’s Choice Award in 2012. Her latest book Begone the Raggedy Witches is the first in her new Wild Magic Trilogy and is aimed at readers aged 9 and upwards. Born and raised in Dublin, she now lives in Virginia, Co. Cavan. Suitable for 9+ (3rd - 6th class) OR 12+ (6th class + second level) County Library, Tallaght Monday 1st October 10.00 - 10.45 Ballyroan Library Monday 1st October 11.30 - 12.15 Clondalkin Library Tuesday 2nd October 10.00 - 10.45 Lucan Library Tuesday 2nd October 11.30 -12.15
YUM BANG WOW! It’s Juliette Saumande! Juliette Saumande is obsessed with children’s books: she reads them, writes them, translates them, reviews them, recommends them and has been known to talk about them in her sleep. She is a French writer and translator of children’s books living in Dublin. She has over 30 titles to her name, available in French and English. Chop, Chop, Madcap published in 2015 is her first children’s book written directly in English. Suitable for ages 3 - 6 / Pre-school to Senior Infants Ballyroan Library Wednesday 3rd October 10.00 - 10.30; 10.45 - 11.15; 11.30 - 12.00 BFFs, Time Travel and Judi Curtin! Judi Curtin is the best-selling author of the Alice and Megan series, the Eva series and many other books. Judi’s new series, beginning with Time After Time, is about Beth and Molly, accidental time-travelling best friends. Judi Curtin won the Irish Book Award Senior 2017 for Stand By Me. The third in this series You’ve Got a Friend was published in September 2018. Suitable for children aged 9+ / 3rd – 6th class Lucan Library Wednesday 3rd October 10.00 - 10.45 County Library Tallaght Wednesday 3rd October 12.00 - 12.45 Ballyroan Library Thursday 4th October 10.00 - 10.45 Clondalkin Library Thursday 4th October 12.00 - 12.45
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE BORROWED DARK? with Dave Rudden Dave Rudden is a former teacher who is now a full-time writer and storyteller. He is the author of the fantasy series Knights of the Borrowed Dark. He loves to write about hideous monsters, monsters that are not always hideous, and stressed teenagers doing the right thing. Suitable for children aged 9+ / 3rd – 6th class County Library, Tallaght Thursday 4th October 10.00 – 11.00; 11.15 – 12.15 AG CAINT le Áine Ní Ghlinn Áine Ní Ghlinn is a lecturer, journalist and writer. She has written many prize-winning books for children and young adults as Gaeilge. Her latest novel for teenagers, Daideo (Cois Life, 2014) was also awarded an Oireachtas prize in 2013. She was awarded Gradam Réics Carló for her novel Hata zú Mhamó (Cois Life, 2016). Suitable for children aged 9+ / 3rd – 6th class or Junior Cycle second level students (workshops delivered in Irish to gaeilscoileanna; bilingually to 5th & 6th classes of other schools) Clondalkin Library Friday 5th October 10.00 - 10.45; 11.00 - 11.45; 12.00 - 12.45
RED LINE FOR TOTS Reading is Magic Storytime with Sarah Sparkles Introducing tots to the magic of books and reading. Using songs, books and props, Sarah will take little ones on a magical adventure filled with interactive and sensory play. Date Mon 8 Oct–Fri 12 Oct Time Mornings Venue Crèches & Tallaght Adventure Centre Admission FREE – booking required. Contact Helen at 01 4597834. RED LINE FOR SCHOOLS Susie & The Story Shredder In a faraway land where children’s stories are banned, the children are rebelling and writing stories in secret. Is there anyone who can put an end to this? Perhaps Susie and her amazing Story Shredder. Presented by Bombinate Theatre. Date Tue 09 Oct Time 10am & 12pm Venue Civic Theatre, Main Auditorium Admission FREE – booking required Class Schools (7+) The Magic Bookshop A treasure trove of wonders where old books flock together and their stories hop from the pages. Peter & John must work together to ensure every book gets a new life and make sure that none of their magic is lost. Presented by Monkeyshine Theatre. Please note that audiences are invited to bring gently-used books to swop. Date Wed 10 Oct Time 10am, 11.30am & 1pm Venue Civic Theatre, Main Auditorium Admission FREE – booking required Class Schools (Ages 5+) Author Visit: Cethan Leahy Cethan Leahy discusses his novel Tuesdays are Just as Bad; a witty debut novel dealing with weighty issues, such as depression and teenage suicide. Date Wed 10 Oct Time 10am—10.45am or 11.30am—12.15pm Venue Civic Theatre, Studio Admission FREE – booking required Class Secondary Level (Transition Year) Podcasting Workshops with CreateSchool Learn how to podcast! An engaging workshop designed to encourage students to work as part of a team to create, produce, edit and ultimately share their stories via blogs, iTunes and other mediums. Date Wed 10 Oct Time 10am—11.45am & 12pm—1.45pm Venue County Library, Tallaght Admission FREE – booking required Class Secondary Level
redlinebookfestival.ie Booked! Reading Sport Storytime with Sarah Sparkles Date Wed 10 Oct Time 11am Venue Tallaght Stadium Admission FREE – booking required Class Schools 3rd to 6th class Blazing a Trail Irish Women Who Changed the World Join authors Marita Conlon-McKenna, Anna Carey, Aoife McLysaght and Sarah Webb (author of the recently published Blazing a Trail: Irish Women who Changed the World) as they discuss with Grainne Clear the remarkable women from history who inspired them and bring them to life with stories and images. Presented in partnership with Children’s Books Ireland’s #BoldGirls programme. Date Thur 11 Oct Time 10am Venue Civic Theatre, Main Auditorium Admission FREE – booking required Class 3rd to 6th class Howling Wolves & Runaway Pancakes Storyteller Patrick Ryan brings an hour of fun and silliness through traditional folk tales from around the world. Date Fri 12 Oct Time 10am Venue Civic Theatre, Main Auditorium Admission FREE – booking required Class Junior Infants to 2nd class Ginormous Giants & Sassy Spooks Ghost stories and folk-tales provide an adventurous escape with storyteller Patrick Ryan. Date Fri 12 Oct Time 11am Venue Civic Theatre, Main Auditorium Admission FREE – booking required Class 3rd to 6th class Go Go Gothic Tales from the dark side of the romantic & gothic traditions, with stories connected to authors like Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker and Lady Wilde. Date Fri 12 Oct Time 12pm Venue Civic Theatre, Main Auditorium Admission FREE – booking required Class 5th & 6th Class Follow The Yellow Brick Road Inspired by the story and the iconic movie, Follow the Yellow Brick Road is a magical one women story performance of the famous tale The Wizard of Oz that takes us from Kansas to Oz meeting with all sorts of strange and interesting characters along the way. Time 10am Class 1st to 4th class Admission FREE – booking required Date Mon 8th Oct Venue Clondalkin Library Date Tue 9th Oct Venue County Library Tallaght Date Fri 12th Oct Venue Ballyroan Library
SOCKS FOR MR WOLF with Tatyana Feeney Tatyana Feeney grew up in North Carolina, where she spent much of her childhood reading and drawing. This developed into a love of art and particularly illustrations in children’s books. Tatyana now lives in Trim. She has illustrated several Panda books with The O’Brien Press and is also the author and illustrator of Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket, Little Owl’s Orange Scarf, Little Frog’s Tadpole Trouble, Small Elephant’s Bathtime and Socks for Mr. Wolf. Suitable for ages 4 – 6 years / Junior & Senior Infants Lucan Library Tuesday 17th October 10.00 - 10.30; 10.45 - 11.15; 11.30 - 12.00 STAR BY STAR: reading, writing and history with Sheena Wilkinson Sheena Wilkinson has won many awards for her fiction including five Children’s Books Ireland Awards, most recently the Honour Award for Fiction for 2017’s Star By Star, which was also shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards. Described in The Irish Times as ‘one of our foremost writers for young people’, Sheena received a Major Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 2013. She teaches creative writing in settings ranging from universities to prisons and runs a young writers’ group in Belfast. Sheena lives in County Down. Suitable for ages 9+ / 3rd – 6th class or Junior Cycle second level students Ballyroan Library Wednesday 17th October 10.00 - 10.45 County Library, Tallaght Wednesday 17th October 11.30 - 12.15 Lucan Library Thursday 18th October 10.00 - 10.45 Clondalkin Library Thursday 18th October 11.30 - 12.15
INTO THE EYE OF THE STORY with Sinead O’Hart Sinéad O’Hart’s debut novel for children, The Eye of the North, was published in 2018. It tells the story of a friendless girl and a nameless boy who must work together to defeat a terrible creature at the heart of a glacier. Sinéad was born and raised in the sunny South-East, but now lives with her family in Meath. She prefers to spend her every free second with her head in a story. Suitable for ages 9+ / 3rd – 6th class County Library, Tallaght Thursday 18th October 10.00 - 10.45 Ballyroan Library Thursday 18th October 11.30 - 12.15 Clondalkin Library Friday 19th October 10.00 - 10.45 Lucan Library Friday 19th October 11.30 -12.15 MYTH & MAGIC with Wayne O’Connor Storyteller Wayne O’Connor takes you on a variety of adventures in his storytelling sessions. Wayne is an artist from Sligo and regularly performs a variety of stories in schools and libraries throughout the country. An energetic and engaging performer, you can expect lots of laughter, excitement, magic and a healthy dose of participation! Bring only your imagination! Suitable for ages 7+ / 1st – 6th class Palmerstown Library Digital Hub Monday 22nd October 10.00 - 10.45; 11.00 - 11.45 Mobile Library Service Tuesday 23rd October
ROARS AND RUGBY with Gerard Siggins Gerard Siggins was born in Dublin in 1962. Initially a sports journalist, he worked for many years in The Sunday Tribune, where he became assistant editor. He has written several books about cricket and rugby. His Rugby Spirit series has sold over 50,000 copies and is hugely popular with sports- loving children around the world. Gerard regularly visits schools to talk about his books. His latest book, Atlantis United Sports Academy is the first of a new series. Suitable for ages 9+ / 3rd – 6th class Ballyroan Library Tuesday 23rd October 10.00 - 10.45 County Library, Tallaght Tuesday 23rd October 11.30 - 12.15 Lucan Library Wednesday 24th October 10.00 - 10.45 Clondalkin Library Wednesday 24th October 11.30 - 12.15 A WOOF WEEK for Alan Nolan Alan Nolan lives and works in Bray, County Wicklow. He has written and illustrated many books and comics for children and grown-ups, including Fintan’s Fifteen, Conor’s Caveman and the Murder Can Be Fatal series. His latest book Sam Hannigan’s Woof Week was published last year. Alan regularly visits schools and libraries to do illustration workshops and talk about writing and illustrating. Suitable for ages 9+ / 3rd – 6th class County Library, Tallaght Wednesday 24th October 10.00 - 10.45 Ballyroan Library Wednesday 24th October 11.30 - 12.15 Clondalkin Library Thursday 25th October 10.00 - 10.45 Lucan Library Thursday 25th October 11.30 - 12.15
For the centenary of women’s suffrage in Ireland, Children’s Book Ireland’s BOLD GIRLS project celebrates strong, confident, intelligent, brave women and girls in children’s books, giving them much-needed visibility alongside their male counterparts. For more information go to: https://childrensbooksireland.ie/boldgirls/
Bath Night on Henrietta Street - Bathnight on Henrietta Street - No! takes place on the 24th of July, 1969? - Well what then?! An important date in the Armstrong - It’s Bathnight on Henrietta Street of course. household. Why? That’s as big as man landing on the moon, - Is it because Neil Armstrong is going to be any day! There’s the water, that has to be skirt for the first time? landing on the moon. The Armstrongs are lugged up the four flights of stairs, then distantly related - least that’s what Old Ma heated the old way, over the stove. Then Armstrong says and they’ll be famous? there’s the tin bath and the red soap - No! that’ll make their hair shine and have them - Is it because Eucemius Leary has his eye sparkling for Mass in the morning. And on Bridgid Armstrong and he’s going to ask don’t whatever you do throw the water out. her out on a first date? (They will eventually There’s the whole family to be bathed and get married) the clothes to be soaked. And then only - No! then, if there’s enough money in the meter, - Is it because Bridgid Armstrong is going to there might be a bag of chips and an hour wear a miniskirt for the first time? in front of the telly, rabbit ears and all.
back combing and beano comics, Mary Quant and Mini Skirts and a grand along. All the old favourites! Not to mention a real live bath! BATHNIGHT ON HENRIETTA STREET Presented by Carnation Theatre July 20th 1969. The night when man lands on the moon, a technological breakthrough! Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins. “Good Irish names! Strong Irish roots!” says Mr Leary the postman. It’s also Bathnight on Henrietta Street - that’s a technological breakthrough in and of itself! The iron bath is out and the water has been heating on the stove all day! Errol is 8 years of age! If there’s one thing Errol hates, it’s baths. He’s taking a rocket and he’s leaving town!!! Join us for this hilarious theatre piece suitable for children aged 9+ (3rd to 6th class). County Library, Tallaght Friday 5th October 10.00am Ballyroan Library Monday 15th October 10.00am Lucan Library Tuesday 16th October 10.00am Carnation Theatre’s latest play is a reminiscence on ‘the old way’. It is packed full of back combing and beano comics, Mary Quant and Mini Skirts and a grand sing along. All the old favourites! Not to mention a real live bath!
Maths Week 2018 13th – 21st October Maths Week is an all-Ireland celebration of Mathematics – the guiding principle of which is “Maths for All”. Maths Detectives Maths Detectives Workshops present the five curriculum strands (number, algebra, shapes and space, measures, data) to students in a fun and interactive way while practicing math skills to solve mysteries, puzzles and crime! The activities are linked to the primary maths curriculum. Suitable for classes 3rd – 6th Clondalkin Library Tuesday 16th October 10.00am – 11.30am Lucan Library Tuesday 16th October 12.30pm – 2.00pm Palmerstown Library Digital Hub Wednesday 17th October 10.00am – 11.30am Mobile Libraries Wednesday 17th October 12.30pm – 2pm
Competition Time! Design a Poster You’ve got to be brave to read a book. There’s no knowing where the words and stories will lead you… Create an A4 poster with the slogan Be Bold! Read a Book! The winners will get a cool prize and a hamper of books for their classroom. Teachers, please pick your favourite 3 entries per class and submit them to your local library by Thursday 25th October. Age groups: Under 6 7-9 years 10-12 years
South Dublin County Libraries & Arts Children’s Book Festival October 2018 Booking & Other Information Event: Date: Location: I, [PRINT NAME] hereby give my permission for my child to appear in photographs and/or video taken at the above event to be used for documentation and publicity purposes. Signature: Date: Relation to Child (parent/guardian): Admission is free for all school events but booking Please contact the event location for any is essential. A refundable booking deposit is enquiries and bookings. required for events in the Civic Theatre. Civic Theatre, Tallaght 01 464 7477 Booking for all events, excluding Red Line Book County Library, Tallaght 01 462 0073 Festival events, opens Monday 17th September at 9.45am. You can book by calling your local Ballyroan Library 01 4941900 library where the event is scheduled, unless Lucan Library 01 621 6422 otherwise stated. Clondalkin Library 01 459 3315 Bookings for Red Line Book Festival Schools Mobile Library Service 01 459 7834 Programme events at the Civic Theatre will open on Wednesday 12th September at Palmerstown Library Digital Hub 01 467 8909 12.30pm. Schools are invited to book a maximum of two classes into these events by phoning the Please note class sets of many of the books Box Office at 01-462 7477. by the authors participating in the festival are available for loan. Please contact Library Please note that during class visits, a teacher Headquarters by phone at 01-4597834 or by must remain with the children at all times. email email@example.com. We would be grateful if you could complete and bring with you the Photography/Video Permission Form.
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