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. Please note date change for November:  27 November from 10.15am - 12 noon, instead of 20 November.
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.

It’s Time to Start Talking: a teen workshop with Jigsaw Dublin City

Healthy IrelandThursday 1 March at 11am  in Pearse Street Library.

It’s Time to Start Talking: A workshop for 13-17 year olds in association with Jigsaw Dublin City. Attendees will become more aware of what helps and what hurts their mental health and the importance of talking to a trusted adult when they feel down, worried or stressed.  There will be practical advice on learning how and where to find help.  
The event is free. Booking is essential.

Understanding the CAO Process

Wednesday 17 January from 6pm to 7pm at Cabra Library

Find out more about the CAO process, Leaving Certificate points and access to Higher Education at this talk organised by the North West Area Partnership.

This talks is free and all are welcome.

Location details: Cabra Library

The Art of Learning: How to improve your language and computer skills

Tuesday 30 January at 1pm in the Central Library

Are you interested in the art of learning a new language or developing your IT skills?  Join Denis Murphy of The Happy Mindset for practical tips on how to set clear, simple and measurable goals. Discover how to create a clear learning process that is tailored to your individual needs.

Admission Free. Booking is required.

Understanding College Fees and Grants

Monday 15 January from 7pm to 8pm at Walkinstown Library

Free talk with UCD Access & Lifelong Learning www.ucd.ie/all

Location details: Walkinstown Library.

New Year's lunchtime recital

MusicMonday 22 January at 1pm in the Music Library

“Hello 2018” Join Tenor  XIN Chen, Tenor accompanied by Seho Lee on piano.

XIN Chen is studying the Recital Artist Diploma Programme at RIAM.

Since 2014, Seho Lee has been Inaugural Accompaniment Teaching Fellow and International Relations Representative at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Admission free. Booking is required.

Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History

Jacobs' Fig RollsDecember 2017 to March 2018 at The Vaults at City Hall

Drawing on the vast Jacob Biscuit Factory Archive held at Dublin City Library and Archive, this major exhibition explores all aspects of the factory’s twentieth century history and its impact on lives of Dubliners. Colourful panels demonstrate the history of the factory, the workers, the products it produced and its role in Irish life. Find out the fascinating history of the Jacobs cream-cracker, who was the marketing genius to develop the concept of Jim Figgerty, and how did major national and international events from World Wars to 1916 Rising impact the business, customers, and staff. 

Exhibition opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00 -17.15. Closed for Christmas period 22nd December until 3rd January 2018

This exhibition is developed by Dublin City Archives and funded by Dublin City Council Decade of Commemorations.

Around the Table Exhibition

Around the TableJanuary in Raheny Library

Around the Table, a Dublin Culture Connects project about food in Dublin connected with communities old and new across Dublin’s historic Central Area. An exhibition of photographs, taken by artist Jeanette Lowe over a five-month period as part of Dublin’s Culture Connects: National Neighbourhood, will be on view in the Central Library (Ilac Centre) until the end of June. This project worked collaboratively with communities, artists and The National Library of Ireland tracing the passage of food from the docks to the markets and from our streets to our tables.

The images on display reflect strong communities built on camaraderie and loyalty forged through work, through shared interests and passions, through family ties and through networks of support. They reflect the life generated by the food we buy, cook and share moving through the city.

January in the Business Information Centre

Business ImageCareer and enterprise events on in the Business Information Centre, Central Library, this January.

Information and Advice Stands

  • Wednesday, 10 January 12.30pm – 3.00pm.  National College of Ireland Information, Advice & Recruitment Stand. Are you interested in web technologies & software development and FREE college course places? If so, come along and visit National College of Ireland Information, Advice & Recruitment Stand www.ncirl.ie