Forgotten Irish Composers

Walkinstown Library, Wednesday 19 February at 6.30pm 

Join soprano Orla Shannon and pianist Aileen Cahill for an evening of beautiful music by forgotten Irish composers. The programme will feature songsand piano music by composers such as Joan Trimble, Ina Boyle and Rhoda Coghill. Although they were active composers throughout the 20th Century, many of their works remain underperformed today and as artisits they are virtually unknown.

Getting Citizens Online - Digital Skills Course

Various libraries during February and March 2020, see below for details.

Getting Citizens Online is a digital skills learning course for those who have never used the internet. This is an initiative of the Departmewnt of Communications, Climate Action and Environment that offers 10 hours free tuition to each participant.  Course content includes how to better understand  the internet, how to create an e-mail account, an introduction to government online services and social media.

Barbara, German Film Showing

Film logoTerenure Library, Wednesday 11 March, 6.00pm

Terenure Library presents a series of German films in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut.

This evening's film is Barbara.

German with English subtitles, 2012, 105 mins

Der Junge Karl Marx (The Young Karl Marx)

Goethe Instiut logo

Terenure Library presents a series of German films in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut.

Der Junge Karl Marx (The Young Karl Marx)

Wednesday, 12 February, 18.00

German, French, English with English subtitles, 2017, 118 mins

Sonnenallee (Sun Alley)

Goethe Institut logoTerenure Library presents a series of German films in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut.

Sonnenallee (Sun Alley)

Wednesday, 22 January, 18.00

German with English subtitles, 1999, 101 mins

Writing Seminar: How fiction works with Claire Keegan

authorSaturday 22 February 2020 at the Central Library, Ilac Centre, Dublin 1, 10am to 4.30pm.

***Fully booked***

Claire Keegan, internationally acclaimed author and teacher of creative writing, will demonstrate and explore the mechanics of fiction-writing and narrative structure using stories by Chekhov and Raymond Carver.

What in the World?

Kevin Street Library, 16-31 January  

The exhibition What in the World?  50 countries in 50 stories, is taken from the RTE Television series of the same name. The exhibition features compelling human rights stories using still photographs, quotations from people featured in the films along with a montage of footage from the series. The issues highlighted reflects the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, a set of 17 goals which were co-facilitated by Ireland as a path to a more sustainable future. 

Chair Aerobics

Dolphin's Barn Library, Thursday 6 February at 10.30am

Donaghmede Library, Wednesday 12 February at 10.30am   

With exercises set to music, learn to build strength and get fit in a fun and easy way. Suitable for beginners and all abilities welcome.  Loose clothing and suitable footwear is essential. Hosted as part of Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme.

A Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Seamus Heaney and the politics of the North

Rathmines Library, Monday 27 January at 6pm  

A talk on the relation between the poetry of Seamus Heaney and the politics of the North. Hosted by Sophie Doyle from the Listen Now Again exhibition. A partnership project between the NLI, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Bank of Ireland, the exhibition draws on the National Library’s extensive archive of Heaney documents and features Heaney’s original manuscripts as well as letters, unpublished works, diary entries, photographs, note books, and multi-media recordings.  Sophie will draw on archive material from the display in the course of her presentation.  

Passports, Pilots and Planes: a history of Dublin Airport

Raheny Library; Thursday 27 February at 6.30pm

Dublin Airport, or Collinstown Airport as it was originally known, is 80 years old this year but the site has an aviation history stretching as far back as 1917. This talk focuses on how Dublin Airport has developed from one flight a day on grass runways to the European Union's 11th largest airport and Ireland's gateway to the world.