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Kilkenny County Council Library Service Summer Stars Reading Adventure (Monday 22nd June - Friday 28th August 2020)

Kilkenny County Council Library Service are delighted to announce that the Summer Stars Reading Adventure will run from Monday June 22nd until Friday August 28th 2020 in Kilkenny.

They have added lots of digital options so you can take part remotely - increased access to more eBooks and eAudiobooks on Borrowbox than ever before, and will run a series of storytimes, quizzes and other activities on their website and social media platforms. If you prefer physical books, you can still do that - just check the Kilkenny Library website and/or their social media platforms for current details of branches providing service to the public. 

What you need to get started:

  • A current library membership
  • Download a Summer Stars Reading Card: Click here for English, or here for Gaeilge, or you can collect one from their contact and collect branches (pre-booking essential).

How does it Work?

  • You can borrow their eBooks, eAudiobooks or eMagazines online from home.
  • You can borrow physical books from their libraries currently providing a service (Pre-booking currently required)
  • Track your progress on the Reading Card and watch out for regular story times, crafts, workshops and quizzes online!

Returning your completed card

All completed cards returned by 5p.m. on Friday 28th August 2020 will be entered into a draw for bicycle vouchers worth €200!

This is part of Kilkenny County Council's Right to Read Initiative.

 

Contact and Collect branches:

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For further information, contact Kilkenny Library on 056 779 4160 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Kilkenny Education Centre Face-to-Face Summer Courses - August 2020

Kilkenny Education Centre Face-to-Face Summer Courses are now live on our website!

Courses will run the week of Monday 17th August - Friday 21st August 2020.

Please Note: There are no refunds for Summer Courses, except in the event of course cancellation. Kilkenny Education Centre reserves the right to cancel a Summer Course where there are not sufficient numbers to run.

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National Call-Out for Guest Poets for Rhymerag.net – Online Poetry Journal for Young People

Join the Rhyme Rag community and have your creative voice heard!

Hi all!

I’m Kathy D’Arcy, poet, activist and editor of the excellent online youth poetry journal Rhyme Rag. Check us out at www.rhymerag.net, @RhymeRag on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Until now, Rhyme Rag has only accepted submissions from young poets (aged between 12-21) in Kilkenny – but for the rest of this year we’re looking for guest poets from ALL OVER IRELAND to send us work!

Every selected poem will be published on www.rhymerag.net and social media, along with its own custom illustration drawn by our excellent resident artist Alé Mercado. This is a great chance to have your work published to a wide online audience alongside other talented young poets from all over the country.

Rhyme Rag is a long-running, successful creative writing and spoken word Kilkenny Arts Office programme. Its goal is to establish a new platform for young people’s voices and creative expression. With this national call-out we hope to broaden the range of youth poetry and spoken word on the website, and to encourage many more young poets to get their work out there and to continue to push the boundaries of creativity.

Click here to find out how to submit your work (keep a copy for yourself!) and I’ll get back to you with some constructive feedback and to let you know whether your piece has been selected for publication and illustration. Every month two original pieces will be published on the site.

You can find useful advice and prompts on the website and on our Insta. So get writing and submitting!

Kathy D'Arcy, Editor, and Mary Butler, Arts Officer
www.kathydarcy.com / www.rhymerag.net

 

                            

 

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1916 Bursary Fund - South Cluster SOAR Project

Established by the Department of Education and Skills, the 1916 Bursary Fund aims to encourage the participation and success of students most socio-economically disadvantaged from within groups significantly under-represented in higher education.

The 1916 Bursary Fund provides an annual €5,000 bursary to successful applicants for the duration of their undergraduate studies. Further details about this Bursary Fund can be found here.

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University College Cork Diploma in Autism Studies

University College Cork has developed a two-year part-time Diploma in Autism Studies course (Level 7), which is being delivered in Kilkenny Education Centre. Up to this year, the course took place every Wednesday evening from 5.30 – 9.30p.m. It is hoped the course will run again next year from mid- September 2020 to mid-April 2021. However, this will be dependent on Government directives in relation to the current COVID-19 restrictions.  

The course is designed to introduce the different ways in which people on the Autism Spectrum (ASD) experience the world. Participants will learn about the history of Autism and the different strengths, challenges and conceptualisations. Mental health and wellbeing will be examined, along with the various supports and interventions that are available for people on the Spectrum across their lifespan and the legislation and policies that govern best practice guidelines and models of service. The issue of mental health and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will be explored also and participants will also explore how a person with ASD may contribute positively to society.

This course is ideally suited to any person that is interested in expanding their own knowledge and understanding of the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Its comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the Disorder by professionals working in the field of Autism would be hugely beneficial to any person living with, or working with, a person with Autism.

So, whether you are a parent, sibling, teacher, SNA, working in a social care setting, or a professional looking to improve your knowledge, this course is for you!

For booking and further information see the UCC website or contact UCC Autism Studies Co-Ordinator, Virge Connery, via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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