Book Clubs

BooksBook clubs are a popular way for book lovers to discuss books, both fiction and non-fiction, in an informal friendly setting. Some book clubs meet in libraries or each other's homes, some in pubs or restaurants. While there are book clubs active in most of our branch libraries, dates and times can vary, so check with the library in advance if interested in participating in one of the book clubs. Due to the popularity of some book clubs, there may unfortunately be restrictions regarding the intake of new members from time to time, so it is advisable to check on that also.

The following is a list of libraries that host book clubs:-

Karl MacDermott author reading

Pearse Street Library, Thursday 4 July at 6.30pm 

Comedian and author Karl MacDermott will read selected stories from his humorous short story collection Juggling with Turnips. With Q & A from the audience.  

Kevin St Horror Bookclub

Kevin St horror bookclub Kevin Street Library launches their new Horror Bookclub on Tuesday June 4th 2019, 6-7pm.

Michael Carroll Author Visit

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Join Michael as he talks about his career as a writer and where he finds the inspiration for the characters in his stories.

Central Library Thursday 18 April at 1.00pm

Admission Free. Booking Required.

T. 01 873 4333


Ian McDonald Author Visit

Luna: Moon Rising

Join Ian as he talks about his career as a writer and the story behind his latest novel.

Tuesday 9 April at 1pm

Admission Free. Booking Required.

Central Library

T. 01 873 4333


Ballyfermot and Ballymun Library Writers book launch

Mustang Bally 2019 book coverWednesday 22 May from 6pm to 7.50pm at Pearse Street Library

Coming to Pearse Street Library on 22 May, during the International Literary Festival, we are proud to announce the launch of “Mustang Bally”, a collaborative anthology between the writing groups of Ballyfermot and Ballymun Library. Featuring a mixture of short stories and poetry from 28 authors, there will be refreshments and readings from their work on the night.