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Clubs & Groups

Social Sketchers - Each Tuesday 10:30a.m. -12:30p.m. An art group with no formal structure - just a place where people come to sketch draw and paint in relaxed surroundings. Very tranquil and welcoming. 

Douglas Reading Circle - meets in the second Wednesday of each month, 10.30 a.m, .to chat and swap opinions on books old and new. If you are a bookloiver this is for you. A lively club who love to see new faces and meet old friends. 2nd Wednesday of each month, 

Library Chess Club - if you would like a game of chess or would like help to improve your game then this is for you. The Club meet every Thursday from 6:30-8:00p.m. in the Library. Make your move ...

Writing For Fun - A creative writing group with a difference. Nothing too serious just the enjoyment of the company of others who aspire to write in whatever form. With support assistance and a bit of fun and humour thrown in. Every Thursday 6:00-8:00p.m.

An Ciorcal Comhrá: an informal group for adults that meets to use and practice their conversational Irish.  An Ciorcal Comhrá was established in February 2000 in Douglas Library.  At 11.00 a.m. on the fourth Friday of each month, one of the guests volunteers to act as a "Bean/Fear an Tí" to encourage the flow of conversation/comhrá among the informal gathering.  While about 12 to 15 people attend regularly, new people frequently turn up.  Conversations can be quite lively, with the occasional song thrown in!

All levels of Irish and age groups are catered for, and everyone is given a chance to contribute.  As well as providing an opportunity for adults to converse in Irish in an informal manner, the group occasionally discusses material from newspapers, magazines and from library books in Irish.  Occasionally, authors/poets are invited to read from their own works.  The cupán tae is brioscaí are very popular too!

Gramophone Circle - 1st Friday of each month, 11.00 a.m. come along and enjoy musical favourites old and new. Bring a friend and chat over a cuppa afterwards.

Citizens Information Service  hold a clinic in the Library on the 2nd Friday of every month  from 10.00-1.30p.m and offer impartial advice in confidence. No need to book just drop in.

To download Cork City Libraries Clubs and Groups Leaflet click Clubs and Groups