Fablab Manorhamilton LEGO Tinkercad with competition (Amazing prize sponsored by FabLab) at 11.50am

FABLAB Manorhamilton was started in late 2014 by a collective of Designers, Engineers and Makers.

This project is aimed at young people with an interest in creating 3D Lego structures with the help of expert facilitators from Fab Lab Manorhamilton. The workshop will show how to do basic 3D modelling in Tinkercad and then how to use the Bricks function in Tinkercad to convert that to a Digital Lego model.

We will provide you with a step by step guide to building that Digital Lego model in the real world using the Lego bricks that you have at home. Tinkercad is a free online 3D Modelling application that runs in a web browser and can be used on Mac, Windows, iPads or Android Tablets.

No previous experience of 3D Modelling is necessary as we will take you through the basics of how to create shapes and models in Tinkercad and show some ‘secret’ Tinker powers that will super charge your Lego building.

This workshop also features a competition:


Competitions and Prizes

We will have a number of competitions throughout the day. Each competition will have three age categories:
Under 5

Age 5-9

Age 9+
There will be a prize awarded for each category.
Submissions can be added to the Comment section under each event using #creativeireland or, submitting by Direct Messaging.


Competition Deadline is Friday, 26th of June at 4pm.


Go on, have a go, unleash your creative spirit and you might win a prize!
#CreativeIreland

Sinead O’Hanlon Craft and Competition at 11.15am

Sinéad O’Hanlon is a Fashion and Accessories Designer, Fashion Stylist, Artistic Direction/ Styling. Creative Art and Crafts teacher.

Here are the List of materials for the creative workshop. 

🧚‍♀️Beaded fairies and beaded characters. 

(1) Soft flexible wire (non sharp) I like fine green garden wire it’s easy to bend and cut. 

(2)Selection of coloured beads, small/Medium & Suitable for attaching to the wire.🍡

(3) Fabric flower petals (for fairy skirt) I buy individual flowers and take the petals apart 🌸🌼

(4) Feather wings (white/coloured Feathers) or fabric leaves 🍃 🧚‍♀️

(5) Glitter Paint & brush. PVA glue/hot Glue (hot glue for parents) 

(6) kids Craft scissors and wool ✂️🧶

(7) Fabric for fairy skirt/superhero cape (optional) 

*Parents can choose the most suitable materials for their Children’s age group. 

We will have a number of competitions throughout the day.

Each competition will have three age categories:
Under 5

Age 5-8

Age 9+
There will be a prize awarded for each category.
Submissions can be added to the Comment section under each event using #creativeireland or, submitting by Direct Messaging.


Competition Deadline is Friday, 26th of June at 4pm.


Go on, have a go, unleash your creative spirit and you might win a prize!
#CreativeIreland #Inthistogether



Jay Ryan – puppet show at 11am and 2.20pm

Jay Ryan – Actor, Artistic Director PigNut Productions

Jay Ryan is a professional actor and has been entertaining both young and ‘not so young’ audiences for over 15 years. His work spans from theatre and magic, to workshop facilitation.

Wayne O’Connor Art Workshop & Competition at 10.25am

Wayne O Connor, Irish Artist whose work is chiefly inspired by Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Mythology. He works in a variety of media but mainly Pen and Ink and Digital. He is also a storyteller

You will need:

Paper
Pencils
Markers/colours

We will have a number of competitions throughout the day.

Each competition will have three age categories:
Under 5

Age 5-8

Age 9+
There will be a prize awarded for each category.
Submissions can be added to the Comment section under each event using #creativeireland or, submitting by Direct Messaging.


Competition Deadline is Friday, 26th of June at 4pm.
Go on, have a go, unleash your creative spirit and you might win a prize!
#CreativeIreland #Inthistogether



Free Online Yoga Classes with Sligo Central Library

Sligo Library is delighted to invite you to join Louise (Louise Waters Natural Therapies), for a selection of online yoga classes as part of our Healthy Ireland campaign.

Chair Yoga Classes : 2nd & 9th June

  • Tuesday 10-10.45am : 2nd June
  • Tuesday 10-10.45am : 9th June

Family Yoga Classes : 4th & 11th June

  • Thursday 10-10.45am :4th June
  • Thursday 10-10.45am :11th June

You are welcome to attend just one or all of the classes. Sign up once at: https://buytickets.at/louisewaters/376944

You will be sent a Zoom link by email that give you access to any of the classes you would like to join.

About Family Yoga

Join Louise for a magical adventure through yoga to enrich the bond you have with your children all while having fun! Take time to reconnect with each-other while enabling your child to learn different poses and breathing techniques to calm the body and introduce gentle movement within the comfort of your own home. Singing, movement, visualisation, story-telling and play are all combined within the yoga practice. You will work together with your child to assist each other into different postures, grounding both the parent and child in a fun and relaxing way. These classes encourage compassion, co-operation and respect. Suitable for all the family

About  Chair Yoga Sessions 

We would love you to join Louise (Louise Waters Natural Therapies) in this gentle chair Yoga class to aid flexibility, strength, mobility and body awareness. This nourishing practice is suitable for all abilities, including those who are now working from home, spend a lot of time at desks, sitting or have limited mobility. During the class we will gently stretch and move the body and explore breathing techniques to aid relaxation and mental wellbeing.

Minding Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The HSE has put together a helpful page of resources on taking care of your mental health during the increased challenges of the pandemic. Click here to read more.

Cruinniú na nÓg : A festival of ONLINE creativity for children and young people with Sligo Library

Cruinniú na nÓg at Sligo Library is moving online!

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg with some special guests, interactive events, plus opportunities for you to get involved and win some prizes.

Click here for more details on Cruinniú na nÓg nationwide

Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht  (5th May 2020) announced details of Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, Ireland’s national day of free creative activities for children and young people under the age of 18.  Full press release here; Minister Madigan launches Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 – Ireland’s national day of free creative activities for children and young people, Saturday 13th June 2020 | Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Announcing Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, Minister Madigan said: “Creativity and culture are powerful means through which children and young people can explore communication and collaboration, stimulate their imaginations to be inventive and harness their innate curiosity. Creativity also helps to encourage social responsibility and personal qualities related to wellbeing such as resilience, empathy, and a capacity for connection and friendship. Over the past 2 years Cruinniú na nÓg has been a key point in the calendar for children and young people to try something creative, develop an appetite for discovery and acquire new skills – and 2020 will be no different.”

In light of the public health restrictions currently in force, the Creative Ireland Programme and its partners have developed a number of creative, cultural and engaging “calls to action” which children, young people – indeed entire families – can create in their own homes and gardens on Saturday 13th June. Highlights will include:

Céilí in the Kitchen – A collective call to action for children, young people and their families to create a Céilí in their kitchen for Cruinniú, with Áirc Damhsa, who will guide us through the Irish tradition of these communal social events that take place in houses:


Have you ever made a kite? It’s great fun and really easy. And it’s something you can do in your garden or in the park, while keeping your distance from others. In fact the whole point of kite flying is not to get too close as kite strings can get into a terrible muddle. Design & Crafts Council Ireland have joined forces with Creative Ireland to design a kite that anyone can make at home. All you need is some sticks, some newspaper, some string and a whole lot of imagination. Why not decorate in your favourite colours, or with pictures of your heroes?

On the 28th May at 3pm, a live webinar will start you on the road to making your kite. A further number of videos will guide you and your family through fun ways to make a kite.

• Wednesday June 3 – 1st video live
• Thursday June 4 – 2nd webinar live at 3pm
• Monday June 8 – 2nd video live
• Tuesday 9th & Thursday 11th  – 3 & 4th Webinars live at 3pm
• Wednesday June 10th  – 3rd  video live
• Friday June 12 – Final video live

#CreativeIreland

In the week leading up to Cruinniu na nOg, on June 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th we will be sharing with you the most popular coding games you want to see. For now, just use #CreativeIreland on your social media or email info@whizzkids.ie with a shout out of what type of games you would like to know how to make and we’ll post the 4 most popular workshop requests. 

Sligo County Council Wellbeing Resources

It can be accessed by clicking here

The Sligo County Council Wellbeing page contains a further collection of up to date resources to help you stay well. Sections include:


Staying Active

Healthy Eating

Looking after our Mental Health

Cocooning

Education at Home

Sligo Open for Business

Volunteering from Home

Poetry Day Ireland

Sligo Library were delighted to be a part of Poetry Day Ireland while #stayinghome and #stayingsafe. We featured a number of writers, performers and poetry lovers on our Facebook page throughout the day, reading a favourite piece of poetry.

Guests include, Louise Kennedy, Alice Lyons, Fionn and Oisín McNasser, John Carty and Una Mannion. We had some beautiful words by poets such as, Dermot Healy, Roger McGough, Langston Hughes, Sinéas Morrissey, Ciaran Carson and Una Mannion.

The spread of coronavirus is a new and challenging event. Some people might find it more worrying than others. You may notice, amongst others, some of the following:

  • increased anxiety
  • feeling stressed
  • feeling insecure or unsettled

We hope these little poetry snippets go some way to helping you during these times.

First up, we our own former Sligo Library colleague and award winning writer, Louise Kennedy. Louise will be reading ‘Belfast Confetti’ by Ciaran Carson,
Our second guest is Writer and Lecturer, Alice Lyons. Alice will be reading ‘In Need of a Funeral’, by Sinéad Morrissey.
Our third guests are Fionn and Oisín McNasser. Oisín will be reading Mrs Moon by Roger McGough while Fionn will be reading Dreams by Langston Hughes.
Our next special guest is Sligo and Blue Raincoat based actor, John Carty. John will be reading ‘Crouched Burial’ by Una Mannion.
Our fifth and final guest is writer, Una Mannion. Chair of the Bachelor of Arts in Writing & Literature at IT Sligo, and recent winner of the Hennessy New Irish Writing Prize for poetry. She will be reading from Dermot Healy’s ‘A Fools Errand’.

Access Sligo Library Digital Services from home

Sligo Library has a number of FREE online services on offer, which you can take full advantage of and make the most of at home.

If you are not a Library member yet, just click on this link and follow the instructions. You will be given a temporary Library card number and will be asked to create your own personal PIN. Once this is done, you will be able to access all our online services.

You will be given a temporary Barcode number and will be asked to set up your own PIN.

Once this is done, you will be able to access all our online services.

There is also a short guide in how to use the services.

  • Please note, if your SligoLibrary Membership Card has a four digit number, your card will not work with the online services. Please, phone 0719111675 or email sligolib@sligococo.ie for details on how to update this.
  • If you think your membership has lapsed, please contact Sligo Library to have it re-activated. You can phone us at 0719111675 or email sligolib@sligococo.ie

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