Children's Book Festival October 2018 - South Dublin Libraries

 
Children's Book Festival October 2018 - South Dublin Libraries
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….
Children's Book Festival October 2018 - South Dublin Libraries
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.
Children's Book Festival October 2018 - South Dublin Libraries
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
Children's Book Festival October 2018 - South Dublin Libraries
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
Children's Book Festival October 2018 - South Dublin Libraries
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
Children's Book Festival October 2018 - South Dublin Libraries
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
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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
Children's Book Festival October 2018 - South Dublin Libraries
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
Children's Book Festival October 2018 - South Dublin Libraries
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
Children's Book Festival October 2018 - South Dublin Libraries
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 sdonnelly@sdublincoco.ie.
We would be grateful if you could complete
and bring with you the Photography/Video
Permission Form.
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