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Staff Picks Rathmines

Staff in Rathmines Library have read and enjoyed the following books and are recommending them to you.
 
Grab your library card and click on the link to reserve your copy.

Mobile Library Service - Disruption to Service December 17th

Mobile libraryDublin City Public Libraries regrets that the Mobile Library is unable to provide a service to Bluebell and Islandbridge Court, today Monday 17/12/2018.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For further information and for assistance, please call us on 8691415.

World Book Online

World Book Online LogoThe e-resource featured in this week’s blog is World Book Online. A suite of three websites from the publishers of the famous World Book encyclopedias. Supplying you with accurate information at age appropriate levels in a controlled safe learning environment.

The Great Courses

Great Courses LogoWhatever your area of interest, we have an online resource for you.  Today we’re going to take a look at The Great Courses Library Collection. This resource gives our library members access to an amazing world of knowledge.

Christmas Holiday Arrangements

Christmas sceneDublin City Public Libraries will be closed from Monday, 24th December 2018, to Tuesday, 1st January 2019 (inclusive).

Branch libraries will re-open on Wednesday, 2nd January.

New Fiction For December

Magic of FictionNew books at Dublin City Public Libraries this month

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to stock up on some great fiction from your library to enjoy during the holidays.

Coolock Library Temporary Relocation

Coolock LibraryDublin City Public Libraries are pleased to announce that refurbishment work will commence in Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road, Dublin 17, in December 2018. To facilitate these refurbishments, this location will be closed from 5pm, Saturday, 1st December.

Whilst the Barryscourt Road location is closed for refurbishment, library services will be delivered from a temporary location in the Northside Shopping Centre (Unit 43), opposite Supervalu, from the 5th December.

2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award announced

10 Irish novels are among 141 titles nominated by libraries worldwide for the €100,000 International DUBLIN Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English.  Nominations include 39 novels in translation with works by authors from 41 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, the US & Canada, South America and Australia & New Zealand.

Musician in Residence: Dublin Festival of History

Suffrage ChoirAs musician in residence I have been composing new music and one of those pieces of new music is a song I wrote for Dublin Festival of History. 2018 is the centenary of when the first women in Ireland got the right to vote and so I decided to write a song in celebration of that. When I started writing the song I made a short video about starting the process (you can watch it below) but I haven’t updated you on the progress! Well I’ve jumped the gun and finished the song! 

Marx, Engels and Ireland Historian In Residence Blog

Karl MarxAs the world commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, it may come as some surprise to hear that both Marx and Fredrich Engels, authors of The Communist Manifesto and creators of modern-day Marxist thought, were both strong proponents of Irish independence. In November 1867 Marx wrote that what Ireland really required was ‘Self-government and independence from England, an agrarian revolution and protective tariffs against England’.

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