Festival of Learning 2018

Libraries across Northern Ireland will be hosting an extensive programme of events to mark this year’s Festival of Learning from Friday 1 June. 

The month long programme will see over 130 free events taking place in libraries including arts and craft workshops, jewellery making, poetry readings, music and dance events, Kumihimo (Japanese braiding), social media and iPad introductory sessions.  

The Festival of Learning has something for everyone; whether you already love to learn, are thinking about learning something new or are involved in organising learning activities for others. So if you want to keep your mind active or, learn with others from your community, then visit a library close to you to take part in this year’s Festival of Learning.
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 Festival of Learning 2018 Events

 
  
Event
  
  
Antrim Library
Go On - Getting Started on iMac

Want to find out how to use an iMac?
Suitable for beginners.
Booking essential​

t: 028 9446 1942
e: antrim.library@librariesni.org.uk​
11/06/20182:00pm - 4:00pm
Antrim Library

Heritage Resources Taster Session

What treasures are held in Libraries NI Heritage Collections?
Drop in and find out more.
All welcome​

t: 028 9446 1942
e: antrim.library@librariesni.org.uk​

21/06/20182:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballycastle Library
Learn to Play Bridge

Relaxed fun learning, no need for a partner, just join in!
Every Friday
All welcome

t: 028 2076 2566
e: ballycastle.library@librariesni.org.uk

01/06/201811:00am - 1:00pm
Ballycastle Library
Genealogy Workshop

Help trace your family tree using free websites.
Throughout the month of June
Booking essential

t: 028 2076 2566
e: ballycastle.library@librariesni.org.uk​
01/06/2018By appointment
Ballyclare Library
Indian Head Massage Demonstration and Make-Up Demonstration

Come along for a morning of relaxation with an Indian Head massage demonstration
followed by a make-up demonstration.
Booking advisable​

t: 028 9335 2269
e: ballyclare.library@librariesni.org.uk​

08/06/201811:00am - 12:00noon
Ballyclare Library
Creating Gift Bags - A Demonstration

Come along  and learn how to create impressive gift bags for all occasions!
Booking advisable

t: 028 9335 2269
e: ballyclare.library@librariesni.org.uk

14/06/20182:15pm - 3:00pm
Ballyhackamore Library
Art Class - Taster Session

Come along with some paper and pencils to test your artistic talent!
All levels welcome​ - booking essential

t: 028 9050 9204
e: ballyhackamore.library@librariesni.org.uk

12/06/201810:00am - 12:00noon
Ballymena Central Library
Heritage Resources Taster Session

What treasures are held in Libraries NI Heritage Collections?
Drop in and find out more
All welcome

t: 028 2563 3950
e: ballymena.library@librariesni.org.uk

12/06/20182:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballymena Central Library
​Go On - Editing Digital Photographs

Pick up some tips on editing your digital photographs.
Suitable for beginners.
Booking essential

t: 028 2563 3950
e: ballymena.library@librariesni.org.uk

13/06/201810:30am - 12:30pm
Ballymena Central Library
Go ON - Getting Started on iMac

Want to find out how to use an iMac?
Suitable for beginners.
Booking essential

t: 028 2563 3950
e: ballymena.library@librariesni.org.uk

20/06/201810:30am - 12:30pm
Ballymoney Library
Heritage Resources Taster Session

What treasures are held in Libraries NI Heritage Collections?
Drop in and find out more.
All welcome

​t: 028 2766 3589
e: ballymoney.library@librariesni.org.uk

11/06/20182:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballynahinch Library
Paper Construction with Ann

Come along and have fun while learning a new skill!
You will make a small pair of high heeled shoes out of paper.
Booking essential

t: 028 9756 4282
e: ballynahinch.library@librariesni.org.uk

19/06/20186:30pm - 7:30pm
Ballynahinch Library
Go On - Social Networking

Facbook and Twitter: are they for you?
Booking essential

t: 028 9756 4282
e: ballynahinch.library@librariesni.org.uk

27/06/201810:30am - 12:30pm
Banbridge Library
Naturally Clean Your Home

Learn a few tips and tricks to use ordinary everyday products to clean your home.
All welcome

t: 028 4062 3973
e: banbridge.library@librariesni.org.uk

09/06/20182:00pm - 3:00pm
Banbridge Library
​Wire Sculpture

Learn how to start making small sculptures out of wire.
All welcome

t: 028 4062 3973
e: banbridge.library@librariesni.org.uk

09/06/20183:00pm - 4:00pm
Banbridge Library
Poetry and Pancakes - A Journey in Words

Local poet Karen Mooney will tell the story of her writing journey,
from how she got started to the present day.
All welcome

t: 028 4062 3973
e: banbridge.library@librariesni.org.uk​

19/06/20186:30pm - 7:30pm
Banbridge Library
Arts and Crafts Demonstration

A basic demonstration​ of wood craft.
Booking adviable

t: 028 4062 3973
e: banbridge.library@librariesni.org.uk

30/06/20182:00pm - 3:00pm
Banbridge Library
History Hub

A chance to explore our local history resources.
Booking advisable

t: 028 4062 3973
e: banbridge.library@librariesni.org.uk

30/06/20183:00pm - 4:00pm
Bangor Carnegie Library
​Classic Film Club - Casablanca

Join Bangor Carnegie Library for a screening of the all-time favourite!
Booking advisable

t: 028 9127 0591
e: bangorcarnegie.library@librariesni.org.uk

01/06/20182:00pm - 4:00pm
Bangor Carnegie Library
Go On - Getting Started on the iMac

Want to find how to use an iMac?
Suitable for beginners.
Booking essential

t: 028 9127 0591
e: bangorcarnegie.library@librariesni.org.uk​

13/06/201810:00am - 12:00noon
Bangor Carnegie Library
Go On - Editing Digital Photographs

Suitable for beginners.
Pick up tips on editing digital photographs!
Booking essential

t: 028 9127 0591
e: bangorcarnegie.library@librariesni.org.uk

14/06/201810:30am - 12:30pm
Bangor Carnegie Library
DowNoir - An Evening of Crime Fiction

With authors Simon Maltman and Gerard Brennan.
Two published authors discuss their novels set in Northern Ireland.
Booking advisable

t: 028 9127 0591
e: bangorcarnegie.library@librariesni.org.uk

21/06/20187:30pm - 8:30pm
Belfast Central Library
Go On - iPad Introduction

If you have an iPad or are thinking of getting one and want to
learn how to use it, then this is for you.
Booking essential

t: 028 9050 9150
e: belfast.central@librariesni.org.uk

05/06/201810:00am - 12:00noon
Belfast Central Library
Paper Crafting

An introduction to basic and intermediate paper crafting and paper folding.
Booking essential​

t: 028 9050 9150
e: belfast.central@librariesni.org.uk

05/06/201811:00am - 12:30pm
Belfast Central Library
Classic Book Group - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Enjoy communal conversation and craic as we delve into the James Joyce classic!
All welcome

t: 028 9050 9150
e: belfast.central@librariesni.org.uk

07/06/20181:00pm - 2:00pm
Belfast Central Library
Jewellery Making Workshop

A practical session for beginners on the techniques of jewellery beading.
Booking essential

t: 028 9050 9150
e: belfast.central@librariesni.org.uk

12/06/201810:30am - 12:00noon
Belfast Central Library
Family History Workshop​

A practical session for beginners on where to start researching family history.
Basic computer skills required.
Booking essential

t: 028 9050 9150
e: belfast.central@librariesni.org.uk

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12/06/201810:30am - 12:30pm
Belfast Central Library
Go On - More on the iPad

Take another step and discover more ways to use an iPad.
Booking essential

t: 028 9050 9150
e: belfast.central@librariesni.org.uk

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12/06/201810:00am - 12:00noon
Belfast Central Library
Scrapbook Making

Create an inspired memory book with your own photos and memorabilia.
Booking essential

t: 028 9050 9150
e: belfast.central@librariesni.org.uk

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14/06/201810:30am - 12:00noon
Belfast Central Library
Go On - iPad Introduction

If you have an iPad or are thinking of getting one, these sessions are for you!
Booking essential

t: 028 9050 9150
e: belfast.central@librariesni.org.uk

18/06/201810:00am - 12:00noon
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