HX 50/10

HX 50/10

Rathmines Library 24 January - 21 February

An exhibition of creative work made with the community of Harold’s Cross as part of The National Neighbourhood.

HX 50/10 incorporates Life Lines by Harold’s Cross Ladies Club with artist Peter Varga (Humans of Dublin), and two documentary film pieces made with and about Harold’s Cross Community Festival with filmmaker Dave Knox.

Soccer Players and the Irish Revolution

Ballyfermot Library, Wednesday 12 February at 6.30pm  

Among the notable sporting casualties of historical myopia are Ireland’s revolutionary soccer players, whose stories have only recently received their due attention. What was it like to be a soccer-playing revolutionary, what influenced their choice of sport, and to what extent did their past-time reflect their political and cultural outlooks, if at all? This case-study examines these prepositions in order to shed some light on the experience of Irish soccer players within the revolutionary movements of the War of Independence and Irish Civil War.
Hosted by Aaron O Maonaigh as part of Euro 20 Dublin Football History Legacy project.  

Exploring the Aran Knit - Presentation and Practical Workshop

Walkinstown Library, Saturday 22 February 10.15am-12.45pm  

Vawn Corrigan is the author of Irish Aran: History, Tradition, Fashion ( O Brien Press 2019 ).  She will explore the fascinating stories around Aran, travelling through the years with wonderful images illustrating how the Aran sweater came to be a marker of Irishness across the world. Textile artist Marja Almqvist will demonstrate using her own-designed hat pattern which features a great combination of Aran stitches.  

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.

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. 

Minecraft Meets City Planning

Walkinstown Library, Saturday 7 March at 2.30pm

Plan and create your own neighbourhood in a shared Minecraft world. Workshop suitable for children aged 12- 14 years old. Part of STEMsational Saturdays at Your Library series.

World Braille Day at the Central Library

Louis BrailleCentral Library, Saturday 4th January, 10am - 3pm

In celebration of World 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 is 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.

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).  

Ray Keogh - A Football Life

Drumcondra Library, Tuesday 21 January at 6.30pm  

Ray Keogh was one of the star players for a Drumcondra team that captured the imagination of Irish football fans in the 1960s as they played out a storied rivalry with Shamrock Rovers. Apert from being a skilful attacking player for Drums, Ray was a trailblazer of another sort as he was likely the first black player to play in the League of Ireland. Sports historian Gerard Farrell presents this talk based on archival research and conversations with Ray and his family.  

Christmas Concert with Rathmines DIT Trad Ensemble

Rathmines Library, Monday 16 December at 1.10pm   

Join members of the Rathmines DIT Trad Ensemble for this special lunchtime concert. The students will perform traditional favourites and some with a special Christmas twist.  All welcome.