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:-

Something in the Blood

Something in the BloodSaturday 28 October from 7pm - 8pm at the Mansion House (Apologies, fully booked)

American author David J. Skal will discuss his groundbreaking biography of Bram Stoker at this free event in the Mansion House. Called "an authoritative book without a dull moment" by the New York Times, David J. Skal's Something in the Blood has been widely hailed as the definitive biography of the man who wrote Dracula. Skal, an American cultural historian and one of the world's leading authorities on Stoker and his immortal vampire, introduces his new book that delves deeply into the mysteries that still swirl around the most famous horror story of all time, with unprecedented insights and revelations about the obsessive and secretive Dubliner who created it.

Bookings essential:

Words on the Street – A European Literature Trail

Words on the StreetThursday 7 September 6.30pm - 9pm in 6 venues around Parnell Square

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature are hosting a literary evening celebrating European Literature. Well known personalities such as Sharon Ní Bheoláin, Bryan Murray, Rick O’Shea, Johnny Ward and Katherine Lynch will read from translated works of European literature. UK author Kit de Waal will also be there and will read from her novel My Name is Leon, the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2017.

Venues are:
Abbey Presbyterian Church, Belvedere College, Belvedere School, the James Joyce Centre, Dublin Writers Museum and Poetry Ireland