Adults

Rethinking the World - Bauhaus celebrates 100 years

Raheny Library, Wednesday 2 October at 6.30pm 

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, a German art and design school whose innovative ideas are influential to this day. Niamh McNally will talk about its history, key figures, and its continuing legacy.   

The War of Independence and Mountjoy Prison

Phibsboro Library; Wednesday 2 October at 6.30pm  *event booked out*

An illustrated talk by Margaret Ryan focussing on events in Mountjoy during the war, icluding the execution of Kevin Barry, the role of prison staff who acted as Michael Collins' men inside the prison and the many protests organised by Cumann na mBan outside the gates of Mountjoy.  

Dublin's Housing Crisis in Revolutionary Times 1913-1923

Dolphin's Barn Library; Wednesday 2 October at 6.30pm  

This talk looks at four estates built on Dublin's south side against a backdrop of unrest, war and revolution. Discover how Dublin Corporation overcame difficulties of the times to provide modern, sanitary housing for its citizens.  With Cathy Scuffil, DCC Historian in Residence.  

Generation Games: National Museum workshop

Charleville Mall Library; Wednesday 2 October, 3.00-4.30pm 

Ballyfermot Library; Tuesday 15 October, 3.00-4.30pm  

Bring along your granny, your great-auntie or someone in your family and find out about the games we played in the past! An intergenerational workshop looking at games and toys from long ago.   

The Periodic Table at 150

Drumcondra Library; Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm 

We all remember the Periodic table from science class in school but did you know that it is 150 years old this year? Sylvia Draper from TCD will uncover the story of this important scientific chart. 

Culture Night at Kevin Street Library

Kevin Street Library, Friday 20 September; 5:30pm-7.30pm  

Celebrate Culture Night with music, song, readings and comedy.

Buck Whaley's Jerusalem Adventure

Raheny Library, Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm  *event booked out*

Buck Whaley's Jerusalem Adventure, a talk with David Ryan. Tomas 'Buck' Whaley was heir to a large fortune but prone to scatter-brained schemes and disastrous gambling losses. Hear the story of one of Dublin history's most colourful characters.  

Frank O'Connor, The War of Independence, and Guests of the Nation

Pembroke Library, Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm

Hilary Lennon looks at the political context underpinning Frank O'Connor's acclaimed war story Guests of the Nation and consideration of his own development as a writer in post-independence Ireland. 

Paul Strzelecki: a forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine

Rathmines Library 1-30 November

Paul Strzelecki's struggle to save thousands: a forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine. This exhibition tells the story of Count Paul ( Pawel) Strzelecki, a world renowned Polish explorer and scientist, who volunteered to work in Ireland to combat famine from 1847-1849. Count Strzelecki deserves wide recognition for his heroism, deep empathy and the impact he made during the catastrophic famine period. 

Jobcare Information & Advice Stand

The Business Information Centre, Central Library, Tuesday 10 September from 12.30-2.30pm   

Are you actively seeking employment? If so, visit the Jobcare Information & Advice Stand.  Jobcare offers a range of services, courses and resources to help people develop their skills and improve their employment opportunities.    

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