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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. (Meeting February 25th from 10.15am - 12 noon.)
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, Rathmines 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.

Euro 88 Homecoming - An Exhibition

Walkinstown Library, 4-31 July

Euro 88 Homecoming - an exhibition. Relive those magic memories of the win over England, Ronnie Whelan’s volley against USSR. Can it really be over 30 years ago?  This exhibition was created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Euro 88, with the content detailing the homecoming of Irish soccer team on their return to Dublin.  

Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World

Ballyfermot Library, 1-31 July

Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World - An Exhibition.  On display at Ballyfermot Library during July.  The women in this vibrant exhibition have excelled in the arts and entertainment, science and medicine, politics, sports, aviation and adventure. Find out more about these remarkable Irish women, from artist Sarah Purser to ground-breaking architect Eileen Gray, including plenty of contemporary trailblazers such as Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and athlete Sonia O'Sullivan.

Classical Guitar Lunchtime Performance

Pearse Street Library, Wednesday 17 July at 1pm 

Join The Boyle Tobin duo for a special classical guitar lunchtime performance.  Acclaimed musicians Ger Boyle and Luke Tobin will perform world dance music pieces arranged for classical guitar.  Enjoy their interpretation of original Spanish, Baroque, South American and Irish music compositions. 

Dublin Camera Club Annual Exhibition 2019

Dublin Camera Club logoThe exhibition presents the work of members of every grade within the Dublin Camera Club. Exhibition images are chosen by expert judges external to the Club and represent the best of members’ work in every genre. More than 250 printed images together with digital entries will be on display to the general public.

Dublin City Library and Archive, June 5th to June 28.

 

Bloomsday in Phibsboro

Phibsboro Library, Sunday 16 June 2pm-4.30pm  

Bloomsday in Phibsboro. An afternoon of readings, dance and music in the gardens of Phibsboro Library.  Suitable for all the family.

Dublin's Urban Trees

Raheny Library, Monday 20 May at 6pm

A talk on Dublin's Urban Trees to celebrate National Biodiversity Week.  Presented by Dr. Tine Ningal, School of Geography at Unibversity College Dublin.  The talk will focus on the geographical distribution, composition and structure of urban trees.

War of Independence Lectures

War of Independence FlierRathmies Library, 9th and 16 September (details below)

Dublin City's Historians in Residence are delivering a set of two part lecture series on the War of Independence.These are taking place across a number of libraries and are unique to each branch as our Historians In Residence explore the tumultuous years of the Irish War of Independence, featuring local stories and national events.

Pop Up Career Guidance Clinic for Young Adults

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Cabra Library, Wednesday 24 April at 3 - 4.30pm

City of Dublin Education & Training Board (CDETB) presents a pop up career guidance clinic for young adults. 

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