The Hugo Awards: Dublin 2019

Hugo AwardThe Hugo Awards took place in Dublin on Sunday 18 August 2019. The Hugos are science fiction's most prestigous award, voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention, which is also responsible for the handing out of the awards themselves.

Opportunity: Programming & Coordination of Children’s Art in Libraries

Children's Art in Libraries Dublin City Arts Office has just announced an opportunity to tender for multi-party framework for Programming & Coordination of Children’s Art in Libraries.

New Non-Fiction Books for August

New Books New Non-Fiction books at Dublin City Libraries this August!

Ringsend Library - essential improvement works

Due to essential improvement works, Ringsend Library will remain closed to the public on the following dates:

12th August 12.45-5pm &

17th-21st August inclusive

New Comics at Dublin City Libraries

New Comics We’re always getting new comics and graphic novels in to the libraries. One of the boons of working here is that I get to check out the new releases as soon as they come in. Personal taste is the greatest arbiter of what makes a “good” comic but these are a few of my recommendations from our stack of shiny, new books.

Reader-in-Residence: schools in the Ballyfermot area. Request for proposals.

Dublin City Libraries delivers library services across the Dublin City Council administrative area. Dublin City Libraries are committed to developing the role of the library as a centre for culture, with programmes and projects that meet individual and community needs. The Reader-in Residence programme fulfils these commitments by providing opportunities for positive engagement with libraries and reading for children.

A role of Reader–in-Residence for Primary Schools in the Ballyfermot area has become available, with funding from the national Dormant Accounts fund. The estimated value of the project is €22,000. The reader-in-residence will design and deliver a programme of planned activities based around the idea of reading as fun, with the activities being geared to different age groups and genres. The Reader–in-Residence will work with schools and Home School Liaison Officers in the Ballyfermot area, and with Ballyfermot Library.

Borrow the 2019 Booker Prize Longlist

 Booker LonglistThe 2019 Booker Prize longlist, or ‘Booker Dozen’, was announced in July, with Irish author Kevin Barry's Night Boat to Tangier among the nominees.

Central Library’s Comics and Graphic Novels Book Club

 ComicsNext month sees the first anniversary of the Central Library’s Comics and Graphic Novels Book Club.

Summer Stars Reading Inspiration: Non-Fiction

Blog coverWe know that many of our Summer Stars love to read fiction, but we wanted to remind everyone that any book you read counts towards your Summer Stars totals!

Comics at Dublin City Libraries

 Comics We’ve previously looked at the instantly downloadable comics on the libraries’ RBdigital app so now let’s turn an eye to those hard copies.