Upcoming Courses – Autumn 2014

Autumn Courses

Storytelling Workshop in Dungannon Library

Steve Lally Workshop – Im not a reader but I enjoy a good story

You don’t have to be able to read to enjoy a book.  There are many ways we can all enjoy a book these days whether its listening to it via CD, an audio book or an MP3.

Renowned storyteller Steve Lally will facilitate 6 sessions in Dungannon Library starting from the books of our childhood, helping us to connect or reconnect with books or authors we can all enjoy.   The workshops will also encourage people to create art work & tell stories based on their interests.     

Workshops are specifically designed to make reading accessible to everyone regardless of our reading ability.   

Workshops will take place on Mondays 10.30 – 12.30, 18th August – 29th September. 

Getting Online (Beginners & Improvers Lessons)

Beginners classes – this is a 4 week course specifically designed to introduce people to the computer & keyboard, the internet (exploring websites, using search engines and email)

Improvers Class – this is a 6 week class helping people to use the internet and become familiar with various features of the internet.  (Sessions are designed to help people Browse online shops and shop safely, learn about Internet security and identity theft, Email and personalising settings).

Date to be confirmed

Consumer Rights – 6 weeks

This class will help people to find out more about their consumer rights, how to shop around when it comes to getting the best deal, banking, what is the best way to pay for goods & services and will provide practical tips on budgeting.  The class will last 6 weeks and

  • Consumer council – what do they do?
  • Insurance and how to seek a better deal on what we are paying (Home, Contents & Car)
  • Bank Accounts (Opening or switching accounts)
  • Paying for Goods – whats the safest way to pay?
  • Contracts when buying or selling something – what are my rights
  • Home & Christmas Budget Planning
  • The consumer council  

Getting out and about in Your local area

This is a 4 week class designed to help people to make choices around places they would like to visit and travel to in their local area.  What’s on in the cinema, in the local theatre, library or where is a good place to eat.  To participate in this class everyone should identify 1 thing they would like to do/place they would like to go and assist in the planning of the activity for a small group of others who would also like to participate.   The course is designed to help people get involved in deciding on and planning an activity for a small group of friends. 

Week 1 – identifying your interests and what there is to do locally?

Week 2 – Pitching your ideas to the group & discussing practicalities.

Week 3 – Agreeing on what to do/where to go?

Week 4 – Getting out

Dates to be confirmed


Golfing – The Rory McIlroy Effect

Are you interested in golfing but would need some of the basics to get you started.  Viviene Teague will facilitate a 1-2-1 session with you in your local club, teach you some of the basics and walk you through how you could become a member.

Inclusive Games

People with disabilities in Northern Ireland want to participate in sport for the same reasons as everyone else in society: – to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle; to gain a sense of achievement or challenge; to develop their natural sporting talent or simply for the fun and enjoyment of taking part.  They also have the right to participate in sport.

This 3.5hr course is run by Disability Sports NI and will provide participants with the knowledge to run activity sessions in a range of inclusive games/sports in which disabled and non-disabled children and adults can participate. 

The Inclusive Games included in the course are:
• Boccia
• Goalball
• Table Top Games
• New Age Kurling
• Zone Hockey
• Zone Football
• Tee Rounders

On completion of the course all participants will receive an ‘Inclusive Games’ resources pack as well as a Disability Sports NI Certificate of Attendance.