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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:-

Be a Poem Sprinter

Thursday 13 August at 12pm 

In this online video, writer Juliette Saumande challenges you to Be a Poem Sprinter in the fourth of her story challenge series this summer. Get ready to speed-write some super quick poems! Have some of your favourite rhyming words at the ready and see what poems you can come up with. Juliette Saumande is a writer, translator and professional bookworm. Suitable for children age 6-10 years.

Be a Poem Sprinter

Thursday 13 August at 12pm 

In this online video, writer Juliette Saumande challenges you to Be a Poem Sprinter in the fourth of her story challenge series this summer. Get ready to speed-write some super quick poems! Have some of your favourite rhyming words at the ready and see what poems you can come up with. Juliette Saumande is a writer, translator and professional bookworm. Suitable for children age 6-10 years.

Be a Book Ninja

Tuesday 11 August at 12pm 

In this online video, writer Juliette Saumande challenges you to Be a Book Ninja in the third of her story challenges this summer. All you need to do is grab a sheet of paper and get ready to exercise your bookish muscles. Get set, Ready, Go! Juliette Saumande is a writer, translator and professional bookworm. Suitable for children age 6-10 years.

Be a Character Spy

Wednesday 29 July at 12pm 

In this online video, Juliette Saumande challenges you to Be a Character Spy in the second of her online story challenges this summer. All you need is your listening ears and your imagination to follow your character's trail. Are you ready to step into someone else's shoes for a day? Suitable for children age 6-10 years. Juliette Saumande is a writer, translator and professional bookworm.

Be a Story Detective

Thursday 23 July at 12pm 

In this online video, writer Juliette Saumande challenges you to Be a Story Detective in the first of her story challenges this summer. All you need is your detective eyes and ears, and your imagination to uncover fun ways of creating a new story from some old ones! Juliette Saumande is a writer, translator and professional bookworm. Suitable for children age 6-10 years.

Joanna Trollope in Conversation

Pearse Street Library, Thursday 27 February at 6pm ***Apologies, this event is now fully booked***

Dublin City Libraries, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and Mantle Books present Joanna Trollope in conversation with Madeleine Keane, Sunday Independent Literary Editor. They will discuss Joanna's writing career and in particular her new book Mum and Dad.  In her new novel, Sunday Times number one bestseller Joanna Trollope explores the issues at the heart of a modern family with her trademark wit and warmth. Followed by book signing.

Karl MacDermott Author Visit

Terenure Library, Wednesday 13 November at 6.30pm  

Karl MacDermott, author and comedian will read from his short stories collection Juggling with Turnips. He will bring to life some of the characters from selected stories. Karl will also read some poems from his book, including his meditation on how life in Ireland over the decades never seems to change.  

Dracula after Dark

Charleville Mall Library, Friday 25 October 7pm-9.30pm 

An evening of suitably spooky seasonal entertainment and wonder at Dublin'd oldest working public library. Dacre Stoker (great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker) launches Bram Stoker in the North Inner City  written by local historian Hugo McGuinness. Followed by a public interview with Dacre Stoker, hosted by Patrick Bergin.  This will be followed by three talks, starting with Dracula in the Movies by Joe Mooney. Historian in Residence Mary Muldowney  presents Vampires from the East!, lookinng at vampires, myths and ghoulish medical practices.  Hugo McGuinness will close the evening with a talk on Buckingham Street - Gateway to a Gothic Wonderland.  

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.  

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