Hullabaloo! @ Offaly Libraries

Offaly Libraries have a great programme of music, storytelling, games and craft for you to enjoy.

  • All Offaly Library events are free.  
    Booking essential for Zoom workshops and Ceol Connected tutorials

  • In the interest of safety, we encourage parents to be present at all online activities.

  • Maximum 12 participants per Zoom workshop

  • Maximum  1 child and 1 adult per screen in  Zoom workshops

  • Check out all of the required materials for each workshop or tutorial below.

Creative Family Music
with Noel O'Farrell

Kindermusik's Noel presents a series of sing-along videos for a unique family experience which encourages creative expression through music and song.

Wed 28 Oct to Sat 31 Oct,

9am 

All ages   

Pre-recorded videos

Story Time
with Offaly Libraries

Join Offaly Library staff for some fun, magic and Halloween themed story times!

Wed 28 to Sat 31 Oct,

6pm 

Ages 3-8yrs    

4 Pre-recorded video stories

Dancing in the Treetops with Ceol Connected

Join Caoimhe in a joyful and exciting introduction into the world of traditional Sean-Nós Dance. Let your personality shine through your feet... HUP!!

 

Wed 28 Oct 2:30-2:50pm 

Ages 3+  

Pre-recorded video    

Booking essential

Family Fun Music Games with Adriana von Runic

We’ll play improvised, fun and exciting interactive music activities like sound games and stories with our voices and home instruments, for all the family.

Fri 30 Oct 10:30-11:30am

3+  MAX 12   

Zoom   

Booking essential

YOU WILL NEED

Materials:  Household or kitchen items – anything that can make a natural (not digital) sound!

Curious Creatures –
Make a Butterfly
with Ceol Connected

Curious Creatures takes inspiration from the world of a tree house.  Magical adventures await when you create your very own Butterfly from your dream Tree House!

Fri 30 Oct 2:30-2:50pm 

Ages 5+  

Pre-recorded  video     

Booking essential

YOU WILL NEED

Materials:  Paper or card of any colours, something to draw or paint with, scissors, glue or Sellotape.  A stick, chopstick or a stick from outside.

Make Your Own Paper Characters
with Rebecca Brown

Design your own paper characters from a movie, video game, nursery rhyme, a Halloween costume, party dress or animal outfit!

Sat 31 Oct, 3:30-3:50pm 

Ages 3-5yrs  

Pre-recorded video  

 

YOU WILL NEED

Materials:  Glue, scissors, felt tip markers, crayons paints, fabric, tinfoil, parcel paper, buttons, stickers, anything recyclable.

Curious Creatures –
Create Your Own Dream Treehouse
with Ceol Connected

Curious Creatures takes inspiration from the world of a tree house.  Magical adventures await when you create your very own dream Tree House!

Thurs 29 Oct 2:30-2:50pm  

Ages 5+  

Pre-recorded video   

Booking essential

YOU WILL NEED

Materials:  Paper or card of any colours, something to draw or paint with, scissors, glue or Sellotape.  Optional: Collect some real leaves outside!

Pop Up Drama
with Beluga Theatre

Pop up onto your screens for some fun online interactive drama games and activities to kick-start your confidence and creativity.

Thurs 29 Oct, 10:30-11:30am

Ages 5-8yrs  

MAX 12  Zoom    

Booking essential

YOU WILL NEED

Materials: Sheet of paper. Colouring pencils, crayons and markers. Access to random, safe objects that can be held e.g piece of fruit, tennis ball, unlit candle, small toy. Access to Wi-Fi & webcam

Create an Adventure on a Cloud Book
with Ceol Connected

Let's leap on to a passing cloud and go on a floating adventure. You will find out how to make a picture book with a cover and use your book to draw the story of your bird's eye view adventure.

Saturday, Oct 31st, 3-3:30pm

Age 5+

Pre-recorded video

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

YOU WILL NEED

- 1 A4 paper

1 A4 card of any colours
- Something to draw or paint with
- Scissors
- Glue
- Stapler
- Optional: String

Trick & Treat:

A Take Away Craft Project
& Sweet Treat in a Bag

All the Basic Materials to make a
Black Cat Lantern

​Contact your local library to find out more.