Sunday, April 05, 2015

Lots to do in Naas Library

Have you a child who wants to be a rap star? Then book them in to the GMcBeats Rap Workshop in Naas Library next Wednesday, 8 April.

It's for 10-16 year-olds, and is free, but spaces are limited, so contact the Library at or phone 045 879111. It's an introduction to rap/hip-hop, lyric writing and then practice and rehearse raps, and steps off at 10am.

On Thursday 9 April there will be Easter Stories, Rhymes and Songs aimed at the 18 months to eight year-olds, with Julie, from 11.30am-12pm. Again, booking is required.

On Wednesday 15 April there's an age-friendly film screening of 'Nebraska' in association with Maynooth Films for All. Beginning at 11am, the movie is a comedy about a poor man living in Montana who escapes repeatedly from his house to go to Nebraska to collect a sweepstakes prize he thinks he has won.

On Thursday 16 April author Declan Hughes will give a reading in the Library from 7pm. He has been Writer-in-Association with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and has written a series of crime novels featuring the Irish-American detective Ed Loy.

The Forgotten Film Club will screen on Saturdays, beginning 25 April, a series of six very rare, unjustly ignored, lost, and simply hard-to-find films which deserve a reappraisal and rediscovery. These are works directed by some of the most notable filmmakers throughout American and European cinema history, ranging from the 1960s onwards. From thrillers, to comedies, and art house dramas, The Forgotten Film Club will have something for everyone.

The screenings are 2-5pm, and is for 18s plus. This film club will be presented by film lecturer Wayne Byrne and following each film Wayne will facilitate a discussion of the programmed film and the artists behind its creation, analysing the film and putting it into an historical, aesthetic, and cultural context.

Contact the library for details on the films to be screened.