Louis Braillle Day

Louis Braille

Central Library, Ilac Centre, Saturday 4 January from 10am - 3pm

In celebration of Louis Braille Day there will be display of Braille material and also an opportunity to experience a "hands on" Braille activity such as making your own name in Braille format.

This will take place as a drop in activity ( no booking necessary) facilitated by INBAF, the Irish National Braille and Alternative Formats Association at the Central Library, Ilac Centre from 10-3pm Saturday 4th January. All ages welcome.

John McGahern’s Dublin: the 23rd Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture

authorThursday 23rd January at 6pm, Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street.

John McGahern’s Dublin: the 23rd Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture is given by Professor Frank Shovlin, University of Liverpool at Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, on Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 6pm.

Chair Yoga and Meditation

Ballyfermot Library, Friday 24 January to 28 February at 10.30am

This six-week series is an introduction to yoga and is suitable for all ages and abilities. It will comprise of gentle breath work, safe seated and standing poses and stretches, and some meditation techniques to promote peace of mind. Part of Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme.

Communicating with Our Children

Walkinstown Library, Tuesday 21 January at 11.30am

In this session Dr. Mary O'Kane considers the importance of how we communicate with our children, and offers practical advice for parents on how to communicate in a positive and proactive manner.  Part of Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme. 

Goal Setting to Get What You Want

Pembroke Library, Tuesday 14 January at 6.30pm

Kevin Street Library, Tuesday 21 January at 6.30pm

This workshop looks at identifying real goals you wish to achive, how to plan for them and how to avoid many pitfalls along the way. Facilitator Fiona Hall MICAP, will provide practical advice and tips to get you where you want to be in life.  

20th Century Irish History Course

Cabra Library, Thursday 9, 16, 23, 30 January & 6, 13 February at 6.30pm  

Week 1: Ireland in 1920: The Year in Terror. Delivered by historian James Curry, this talk focuses on 1920, the year that the Black and Tans & Auxiliaries arrived on the scene during the War of Independence.  

This 6-week course will focus on the revolutionary years from 1916-23 when Ireland achieved independence from Britain. Delivered in a lively and accessible manner, topics will include partition, the War of Independence, the Treaty and the Civil War. If you enjoy going to talks on Irish history, this is your chance to delve deeper and learn some more on this pivotal period in our history. In addition, each week course participants will read and discuss historical documents and memoirs of the time.    

The Positive Effect of Music on Children's Development

Raheny Library, Monday 27 January at 6.30pm  

Facilitated by Marisol de Paula of Clontarf Violin School, this talk will look at how music and playing an instrument can have a positive effect on a child's development. Marisol will illustrate how learning music at an early age can build motor skills, foster self-expression, strengthen memory skills and improve social skills.  

Ceol agus Amhránaíocht

Music Library, Thursday 23 January at 1pm 

Walkinstown Library, Monday 27 January at 6.30pm  

To coincide with Tradfest, come along and enjoy traditional music with acclaimed singer and songwriter Shay Cotter agus Alfi (band) featuring Shay Cotter (guitar and voicals), Fiachra Meek (low whistle, uileann pipes and vocals) & Ryan McAuley (banjo and vocals).  

Percy French - 100th Anniversary of his death

Walkinstown Library, Wednesday 22 January at 6.30pm  

Pearse Street Library, Wednesday 29 January at 6.30pm 

Percy French is best known as a writer of humorous songs, but was also active as an editor, writer, poet, painter and stage entertainer.  He left a rich legacy of songs, many of which were inspired by the characters and places he encountered on his travels around Ireland. The performance will celebrate the life of Percy French, his music and poetry, in the week of the 100th anniversary of his death. Performed by leading exponents of Percy French's music: Toni Walsh (soprano), Bryan Murray (actor), and Teresa O'Donnell (harp).  

Scéal agus Ceol do Naíonán

Leabharlann Bhaile Bhailcín, Dé hAoine 10, 17, 24, 31 Eanáir, 7 Feabhra, 10am   

Five week series of bi-lingual stories and songs for little ones with their parents/guardians. In partnership with City of Dublin Education & Training Board. Fáilte roimh chách. All welcome. Le tuilleadh eolais, cur glaoch leis an leabharlann.