Business Advice Clinic

The Business Information Centre, Central Library  Wednesday 6 March 10.30am-12.30pm 

Mentor Noel McGrath from Dublin City Local Enterprise Office will provide practical advice on all the key aspects involved in setting up a business.

Chair Aerobics

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Ballymun Library, Wednesday 20 February at 11am.

With exercises set to music and facilitated by Tara Behan, learn to build strength and get fit in a fun and easy way.  Loose clothing and suitable footwear is essential. Suitable for beginners and all abilities welcome.

Writing Effective CVs and Cover Letters

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Ballymun Library, Wednesday 20 March at 6.30pm

An interactive workshop all about CV and Cover Letter preparation. With career coach and trainer, Ilaria Dondero.

Your Tenement Memories

Do you have a memory of Dublin's tenements or know someone else who does? Whatever your connection, we would like to hear your stories.

Humans of Dublin - An exhibition

Humans of DublinFebruary and March in Dublin City Library and Archive.

Photographic Exhibition by Peter Varga. Two years ago, Peter Varga began a photo project that would change the course of his life. Inspired by the success of similar projects internationally, he began to walk the streets of Dublin, interviewing and photographing those he met along the way. The result is a remarkable series of portraits which capture the vibrancy and diversity of Dublin life. From tales of inspiration and joy to those of heartbreak and loss, all of human life is captured in these wonderful photos in Varga’s book and exhibition.

Listening Party for Adults

Musician in ResidenceCome along and choose an album from the Music Library collections, or bring along your own,  we’ll listen together and discuss what makes them great.

Ballyfermot and Ballymun Library Writers book launch

Mustang Bally 2019 book coverWednesday 22 May from 6pm to 7.50pm at Pearse Street Library

Coming to Pearse Street Library on 22 May, during the International Literary Festival, we are proud to announce the launch of “Mustang Bally”, a collaborative anthology between the writing groups of Ballyfermot and Ballymun Library. Featuring a mixture of short stories and poetry from 28 authors, there will be refreshments and readings from their work on the night.

Zonazine: Documentary Film Club

Pearse Street Library, Wednesday 7 August at 5.30pm 

Ainhoa, yo no soy esa  (Ainhoa, that’s not me) Spain, 2018. 98 mins. Subtitles in English.  Directed by Carolina Astudillo.

Ainhoa Mata Juanicotena was born into a family that filmed, recorded and photographed her life for many years. In her adolescence, at the end of the eighties, Ainhoa began to write what she did not want to tell anyone. The diaries of life that she kept until her death describe a woman that differs from the one her relatives and friends knew. Intimate diaries that reveal an infinity of themes linked to a feminine experience and that have inspired other women have written throughout history. No matter the geographical or temporal distance, issues, sensations and moods come together. Ainhoa, yo no soy esa is also an alternative account to the official history of the Spain of the nineties, told through the diaries of life of a woman.

Getting Citizens Online: Digital training course

Digital training29 April to 2 May from 10.30am - 1pm at Pearse Street Library.

Want to learn how to use the Internet? Play your part in an increasingly digital world. Enjoy the wonderful resources the Internet has to offer.

Getting Citizens Online is a free digital training course for those who have never used the Internet.

Spanish Film Club - Film Screening


Pearse Street Library, Wednesday 18 September at 5.30pm

Un dia vi 10000 elefantes / One day I saw 10000 elephants 

Director: Alex Guinera, Juan Pajares, 2015, 64 mins.    

Angono Mba, an octogenarian Guinean recalls his experiences as a porter for the Spanish filmmaker Manuel Hernández Sanjuán during a two-year documentary expedition across colonial Africa (from 1944 to 1946) looking for a mysterious lake where a legend says 10.000 elephants could be seen together.