Adults

Social Drop-In

HSE Mental Health Services logoSocial Drop-In is a social group for users of the Dublin North Mental Health Services to meet up and chat or plan activities together with. The group meets in Ballymun Library every Friday (previously Wed) from 10.30am-12.00pm and is facilitated by staff from the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Light refreshments served.

Contact Ballymun Library.

Film Clubs / Screenings

film cameraThere are film clubs for adults and/or film screenings in a number of branch libraries, namely Inchicore, Pearse Street, and Raheny libraries, plus of course the Central Library, Ilac Centre. Details below.

Whist at Raheny Library

Deck of cardsRaheny Library host a Whist group every Tuesday from 10.30am - 12.30pm.
Note: Group does not meet in July or August.

Raheny Library T. 8315521 E. rahenylibrary@dublincity.ie

About Whist (card game) (from Britannica). Accessing Britannica from home? All you need is your Dublin City Public Libraries' borrower number.

Family History and Genealogy Advice Service

Family treeMonthly in Donaghmede and Raheny Libraries.
Find out how to go about tracing your family tree, with an advice session presented by Margaret Bonar and Betty Craven.

Donaghmede Library host the advice session on the 3rd Monday of every month in the afternoons.

Raheny Library's Family History and Genealogy advice service.  Third Monday of the month.  To book, ring 087 6491605. 

All are welcome and admission is free.  Booking is essential with Margaret Bonar at T. 087 6491605.

Adult Learning Group, Finglas Library

St. Michael's House Adult Learning Group, Finglas Library every Tuesday at 11.00am.

Contact Finglas Library, tel. 01 834 4906

Table Quiz

Table QuizOne Monday a month in Ballymun Library, from 2.00 - 4.00 pm.

Table Quiz for adults. 

Contact Ballymun Library, Tel. 01 8421890

U3A: University of the Third Age

Age Action Ireland supports U3A in IrelandBallymun and Rathmines Libraries.

U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun. (quote)

An informal U3A learning circle meets in Ballymun Library every second Monday from 2-4pm.
(note: no meeting during the month of August)

The Rathmines U3A group meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 11.00am

Parent and Child Language Groups

Parent and Child Language Groups operate in Ballymun, Coolock and Rathmines Libraries; days/times vary and it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

Book Clubs

BooksBook clubs are a popular way for book lovers to discuss books, both fiction and non-fiction, in an informal friendly setting. Some book clubs meet in libraries or each other's homes, some in pubs or restaurants. While there are book clubs active in most of our branch libraries, dates and times can vary, so check with the library in advance if interested in participating in one of the book clubs. Due to the popularity of some book clubs, there may unfortunately be restrictions regarding the intake of new members from time to time, so it is advisable to check on that also.

The following is a list of libraries that host book clubs:-

Conversation Exchange

Conversation ExchangeConversation exchanges are very popular in the libraries. As well as practising your language skills with native speakers through conversation, you can also learn much about the culture, politics and economics of that country. They are held in Ballymun, Cabra, Central Library, Coolock, Donaghmede, Pearse Street, Pembroke, Raheny and Walkinstown librariesDates and times may vary (see below); it is advisable to check with location in advance.

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