Winter Warmers: online events for adults

28 October 2020 / News
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Keep warm, busy and connected over the coming months with some wonderful winter events from dlr Libraries!

All of these sessions will be delivered online via Zoom. Places are free but limited, so please email to book your place.

Mindful Chair Yoga with Sally Dunne (YTI)

Wednesdays 4, 11, 18 & 25 November, 2.00-3.15pm. Max 12.

Sally takes the class through simple but thorough warm-up movements, adapted poses, a centring practice and breath-work and finishes each session with a guided relaxation.

Open to everyone, each session builds on the previous one, please be available to attend all four online classes. You’ll need a chair without arms, a tennis ball (or small rubber ball) and a yoga belt (or old tie/dressing gown belt).

Restorative Yoga with Sally Dunne

Wednesdays 4, 11, 18 & 25 November, 7.00-8.00pm. Max 12.

This very gentle form of yoga to help de-stress and calm anxiety. Within the hour’s practice we use two or three restful poses, supported by pillows and blankets to give the body complete support. The practice involves resting for 15 to 20 mins in each pose, while listening to guided relaxation, visualisation and mindful awareness. When the body settles, the mind can begin to slow down, allowing us to re-discover our sense of balance and centeredness. The practice is open to anyone. There are four sessions in the series. Items required – 4 pillows, 2 blankets and an eye pillow.

Knit & Knatter sessions with Pauline Gallagher

Mondays 9, 16, 23 & 30 November, 10.00am-12.00pm. Max 12.

Join Pauline of The Knitting Class and learn to knit mindfully, have a chat with other knitters, work on your own projects or create gifts for yourself and others. Open to knitters of all levels, including beginners.

Christmas Card workshops with Jason Deans

Thursday 3 December, 12.30 pm-1.30pm. Max 10.

Tuesday 8 December, 10.00am-11.00am. Max 10.

Artist Jason will help you use whatever you have at home, some glue and scissors to create a personalised Christmas card for those you love. While you don’t need to go and buy anything specific, having a selection of paper, newspaper, packing card, coloured paper, pencils/ pens, a scissors and glue stick will help in your creative adventure, so get scavenging for what you can find around the house!

Fireside stories for deep winter with Helena Byrne

Tuesday 8 December & Thursday 17 December, 4.00pm-5.00pm

Sit back, listen and relax as we join storyteller Helena for some cosy fireside winter tales.

Scandinavian Style Wreathmaking classes with Aoife Munn

Wednesday 9 December, 10.30am-11.30am. Max 12.

Thursday 10 December, 7.00pm-8.00pm. Max 12.

Saturday 12 December, 10.30am-11.30am. Max 12.

With guidance from Aoife, you can enjoy learning how to create a Scandinavian style wreath from the comfort of your own home. No previous crafting experience necessary. Packs will be posted out to participants in advance if library spaces remain closed.

dlr Concert of Light 2020 

Join dlr Libraries online on the evening of Monday 21 December to celebrate the Winter Solstice with a free streamed concert via YouTube of stunning music and songs of joy, hope and light. The Winter Solstice falls on the shortest day of the year and is considered a turning point by many, a time of reflection but also of looking ahead. Our musical ensemble will be led by cellist Gerald Peregrine, who has established a career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral performer in Ireland and across Europe. Further information and details will be available via dlr Libraries’ e-bulletin, website and social media platforms in early December. 

This programme of online events is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme.


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