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Halloweenfest Programme 2006


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Join in the fun this Halloween but, be prepared to meet some witches wizards ghosts and goblins. Create spells and maybe funny smells. You may hear a few eerie cries, and piercing screams, clanging noises and distant howling.

Well it is Halloween!
Contact a participating library and check out the Halloweenfest Programme from Tuesday 31st October to Friday 3rd November. Check out workshops including Storyteller in Residence Julie Duane who has chosen some weird and wacky characters from the pages of her favourite books to share with everyone.

Music, dance, visual art and film workshops will all explore the seasonal themes.
Some of the workshops are suitable for very young children.
The workshops are free of charge. As places are limited, booking is advised.

Lies, Camera, Action -
Facilitator:Mick Fortune
Age Range: 8 -12yrs
Workshop Duration: 3 hours

Do you like fabricating the truth? ……telling stories …. maybe even ….. telling piseogs? oh dear!!! Then ….. Mick Fortune wants YOU to join him in these writing and performance workshops to explore and develop your TALL TALES. Everyone who attends the workshop will develop and tell their own tall tale to camera.
'The Lies Collection' DVD will be launched in December 2006 and will feature various stories as told by children during workshops throughout the year.

Facilitator: Kildare Libraries resident storyteller Julie Duane
Age Range: 3 - 5yrs.
Workshop Duration: 1 hour

Treat yourself and your child to a fun, relaxed participative storytelling session with Julie Duane - Kildare's County Library & Arts Service Storyteller - in - Residence. Guaranteed to be fun, slighty scary for older children and not scary at all for the very young. Halloween Costumes Optional !!!
All workshops are participative, active and include, rhyming, singing and story.

Visual Art
Facilitator: Aimee O'Neill
Age Range: 4 - 6yrs
Workshop Duration: 1 hour

Create a scary mobile to hang in your house and scare all your friends and family. Your mobile will be filled with all sorts of freaky three - dimensional characters from Wanda the Wicked Witch, to Terry the Tarantula, Bertie the Bat etc. Make your mobile as silly or as scary as you dare.

Dance in the MONSTER MASH
Facilitator: Vijaya Bateson
Age Range: 4 to 8 yr. olds
Workshop Duration: 45mins - 1hour

It's the witching season - tell a funny spooooooky story through funky moves and creative movement. Enjoy dancing by transforming an idea into a story! Have deadly fun bending, stretching, sliding, flexing and jumping around the floor making a dance.
Brilliant Fun !!

Jo Jingles
Facilitator: Linda Gahan
Age Range: Toddlers & pre - school children check with your chosen library
Workshop Duration: 45mins

Linda will lead children and adults together in this gentle and fun introduction to music. Explore percussion instruments and enjoy well loved nursery rhymes, action songs and rhythm games with your child.

For further information and booking details please contact the following participating libraries:

Naas Library Tel: 045 879111 Email:
Newbridge Library Tel: 045 436453 Email:
Maynooth Library Tel: 01 6285530 Email:
Celbridge Library Tel: 01 6272207 Email:
Athy Library Tel: 059 86311444 Email:
Rathangan Libray Tel: 045 528078 Email: