Family History and Genealogy Advice Service

Family treeMonthly in Donaghmede and Raheny Libraries.
Find out how to go about tracing your family tree, with an advice session presented by Margaret Bonar and Betty Craven.

Donaghmede Library host the advice session on the 3rd Monday of every month in the afternoons.

Raheny Library's Family History and Genealogy advice service.  Third Monday of the month. Not operating in August will resume Monday September 17th 2018.
To book, ring 087 6491605, email impossibleancestors@gmail.com

All are welcome and admission is free.  Booking is essential with Margaret Bonar at T. 087 6491605.

Book Clubs for Children

The New PolicemanThere are children's book clubs in branch libraries across the city, namely Ballymun, Ballyfermot, Cabra, Coolock, Donaghmede, Finglas, Pembroke (Ballsbridge), Raheny and Walkinstown libraries. Dates and times listed below may vary so it is advisable to check with the library in advance if wanting to participate in a Book Club.

The members of most clubs choose a book to read and get together every 3-4 weeks to discuss it. The library provides the books of course. Library staff often research the authors and books as a background to the discussion. Some clubs offer members the chance to come along and talk about the book they are reading currently - these clubs can take place more often as there is no set book to read.

Looking for reading inspiration? Check out Who Next...? A guide to children's books and recommended children's books on our library blog.

October in the Music Library with the Musician in Residence

RionnaVarious dates and times in the Music Library, Central Library, ILAC Centre.

Ukulele Taster - Workshop for Adults Beginnerswith Musician in Residence - Tuesday 23 October from 1pm to 2pm. Booking essential as places are limited.

Digitial Composition Workshops with Musician in residence Ríona Sally Hartman. Using ipads in workshops with young adults Band in Residence to teach them music recording and production skills. Riona will facilitate participants to create their own new music using Garage Band

  • Tuesday 30 October from 2.30pm to 4.00pm. Digitial Composition for Secondary School Students. Booking essential as places are limited.
  • Thursday 1 November from 4.30pm to 6.00pm. Digitial Composition for Young Adult Band in Residence. Booking essential as places are limited.

Every Thursday from 4.30pm-6pm. Young Adult Band in Residence  - A Workshop with Musician in residence. New Members Welcome  

Heather Gray, Artist in Rathmines Library

Monday 22 October at 6pm and Wednesday 31 October at 2pm in Rathmines Library

Rathmines Library are delighted to have Heather Gray host two workshops in the library. Heather is artist and art workshop facilitator. Her passion is art, drawing, ink painting and comic books!

  • Art and Mindfulness: Chinese Painting Workshop for adults - Monday 22 October at 6pm. Booking is required as places are limited.
  • Make a Halloween Comic Workshop for children aged 11- 16 years. Wednesday 31 October from 2pm to 4pm. Booking is required as places are limited

Writing Lyrics - a drop-in Workshop

Culture NightFriday 21 September from 12.45pm to 2.30pm in the Music Library

Drop in Workshop: Writing Lyrics Using the Cut-Up Method. Whether you're an experienced lyricist, want some inspiration for something you're working on, or a complete beginner, come along to this lyric writing workshop. Musician in Residence Ríona will guide you in the cut-up lyrics writing technique, famously used by many songwriters, including David Bowie and Radiohead. We'll discuss and try out a few different ways to use the technique which can be a great way to jumpstart creativity. Just bring along a pen & paper.
In conjunction with Culture Night.