Walking the Camino de Santiago

Cabra Library, Wednesday 4 March at 6.30pm 

Ever considered setting out on the Camino de Santiago? Andrea Ryan gives walkers the knowledge and advice needed to walk the Camino. The talk will cover the history of the Camino, how to cover the mileage, how to train, optimum times of the year to travel and rounding off with a Q & A session. 

Dementia Awareness talk

Coolock Library, Tuesday 10 March at 11am

This talk will be facilitated by Joanne Brennan, Dementia Adviser with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Joanne will provide information on the different types of dementia and the signs and symptons associated with the onset of dementia. Joanne will discuss risk factors, brain health and the work carried out by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. 

Childhood Worries and Anxieties

Dolphin's Barn Library, Wednesday 4 March at 6.30pm  

In this talk, Dr. Mary O'Kane explains anxiety in children and offers parents practical advice on how to support their children during difficult times, helping them to manage their fears and gain confidence. 

Anxiety - How to Survive and Thrive

Drumcondra Library, Tuesday 11 February at 6.30pm   

***booked out*** This workshop looks at identifying anxiety triggers, how to manage our thought processes, and how to thrive at life whilst working through anxiety. 

John McGahern’s Dublin: the 23rd Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture

authorThursday 23rd January at 6pm, Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street.

John McGahern’s Dublin: the 23rd Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture is given by Professor Frank Shovlin, University of Liverpool at Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, on Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 6pm.

Communicating with Our Children

Walkinstown Library, Tuesday 21 January at 11.30am

In this session Dr. Mary O'Kane considers the importance of how we communicate with our children, and offers practical advice for parents on how to communicate in a positive and proactive manner.  Part of Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme. 

Goal Setting to Get What You Want

Pembroke Library, Tuesday 14 January at 6.30pm

Kevin Street Library, Tuesday 21 January at 6.30pm

This workshop looks at identifying real goals you wish to achive, how to plan for them and how to avoid many pitfalls along the way. Facilitator Fiona Hall MICAP, will provide practical advice and tips to get you where you want to be in life.  

20th Century Irish History Course

Cabra Library, Thursday 9, 16, 23, 30 January & 6, 13 February at 6.30pm  

Week 1: Ireland in 1920: The Year in Terror. Delivered by historian James Curry, this talk focuses on 1920, the year that the Black and Tans & Auxiliaries arrived on the scene during the War of Independence.  

This 6-week course will focus on the revolutionary years from 1916-23 when Ireland achieved independence from Britain. Delivered in a lively and accessible manner, topics will include partition, the War of Independence, the Treaty and the Civil War. If you enjoy going to talks on Irish history, this is your chance to delve deeper and learn some more on this pivotal period in our history. In addition, each week course participants will read and discuss historical documents and memoirs of the time.    

The Positive Effect of Music on Children's Development

Raheny Library, Monday 27 January at 6.30pm  

Facilitated by Marisol de Paula of Clontarf Violin School, this talk will look at how music and playing an instrument can have a positive effect on a child's development. Marisol will illustrate how learning music at an early age can build motor skills, foster self-expression, strengthen memory skills and improve social skills.  

The Great Flood of December 1954

Marino Library, Wednesday 22 January at 6.30pm 

This talk featuring images, film footage and eye-witness accounts will recall the profound effect the severe weather of 8 December 1954 had on the communities of East Wall, North Strand and Fairview. In partnership with Fairview Marino Oral History Project.