The Quiet Tree

Coolock Library, Thursday 27 February 10.15am & 11.30am;
Ballyfermot Library, Friday 28 February 10.15am & 11.30am;
Cabra Library, Saturday 29 February 10.30am & 12pm

The Quiet Tree is an intimate traditional Irish musical performance for children age 3-5 years. Led by musicians Thomas Johnston and Stephen Markham of Ceol Connected, this delightful musical will take very young children on a journey through the forest, where they will become a band of musicians who explore instruments, sing and dance while helping Oran the owl, Sorley the snail and Faolán the frog bring the old oak tree to life.  Family event and please note there are two performance sessions at each library.  Brought to you by Dublin City Arts Office and Libraries as part of Children's Art in Libraries: Creative Hubs programme.         


Ballyfermot Library, Thursday 20th and Friday 21st February at 10.30am & 11.30am

Ballyfermot Library Creative Hub for Children presents I AM BABA by Anna Newell Company.  I AM BABA is a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies age 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood and can be enjoyed by even the youngest baby. I AM BABA is full of gorgeous live harmony singing and playful objects – jellyfish-like scarves dance and tiny lights fly in this intimate immersive performance which happens inside a specially designed tent. During this relaxed performance, lasting around 20 minutes, footwear will be removed before entering the tent so as to explore textures. Once inside all you need to do is sit back and relax and let your baby look, feel and respond. Please note that only one adult per baby can attend as capacity is limited.

Film Clubs / Screenings

We have a range of weekly and monthly film clubs and screenings accross our network of library branches. Themes include World Cinema, Classic Movies, Spanish Language films and more. Check the details below for location and screening times.

Silver Screen film screenings

Silver Screen film screenings: The magic of cinema is timeless, enjoy some old classic movies - second Monday of every month @ 2:30pm. Booking advisable.

My Baby & Me, Family Learning

mother and childrenRathmines Library Thursdays 10.15 – 11.45, dates 13, 20 & 27 February, 5, 12 & 19 March.

My Baby & Me, Family Learning; 6 week Parenting Course on Family Learning facilitated by City of Dublin Education & Training Board.

For information or to book ring Maria 087 266 4878

Parents Plus

Rahmines Library, Thursdays at 5.30pm, dates 13, 20 & 27 February, 5, 12 & 19 March.

Early Years Programme for parents of 1 – 6 year olds – 6 week course facilitated by Ciannait Ní Riain Uí Broin & Andrea O’Toole

For information or to book ring Ciannait  086 823 5915

HX 50/10

HX 50/10

Rathmines Library 24 January - 21 February

An exhibition of creative work made with the community of Harold’s Cross as part of The National Neighbourhood.

HX 50/10 incorporates Life Lines by Harold’s Cross Ladies Club with artist Peter Varga (Humans of Dublin), and two documentary film pieces made with and about Harold’s Cross Community Festival with filmmaker Dave Knox.

Start Your Own Business Programme Spring 2020

Work Matters logoBusiness Information Centre (Central Library), 27 February at 6.30 pm

***Booked Out***Financial Supports and Grants for Entrepreneurs, Thursday 27 February at 6.30pm

Soccer Players and the Irish Revolution

Ballyfermot Library, Wednesday 12 February at 6.30pm  

Among the notable sporting casualties of historical myopia are Ireland’s revolutionary soccer players, whose stories have only recently received their due attention. What was it like to be a soccer-playing revolutionary, what influenced their choice of sport, and to what extent did their past-time reflect their political and cultural outlooks, if at all? This case-study examines these prepositions in order to shed some light on the experience of Irish soccer players within the revolutionary movements of the War of Independence and Irish Civil War.
Hosted by Aaron O Maonaigh as part of Euro 20 Dublin Football History Legacy project.