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School Tumblebooks with The Best Excuse

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘The Best Excuse’, written by Ellen Feinman Moss and illustrated by Charmain Lee. Jesse is always late for school. One day, he is determined to be on time but he still turns up late.  When his teacher asks him why, he tells her and his classmates an amazing story.

How far have you got on the Longlist?

Award logoThe International Dublin Literary Award 2020 Shortlist announcement will take place on the 3rd September. The award is managed by Dublin City Council’s library service. There are 156 books eligible for the 2020 award, nominated by libraries in 119 cities and 40 countries worldwide; 50 titles are in translation, spanning 21 languages, and 51 books are first novels.

Debut Novel is International Booker Prize Winner

book titleA Dutch writer has become the youngest author to win the International Booker Prize. Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, 29, was announced as the winner for 'The Discomfort of Evening', a dark story about a devout farming family in a strict Christian community in the rural Netherlands.

School Tumblebooks with I Will Never Get a Star

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard’, written and illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann. Rose makes so many mistakes in class that she worries that she will never get a star on Mrs Benson’s blackboard.

Update on Children’s Library at Ballymun

BallymunPlease note that the Children’s Library at Ballymun Library will be inaccessible to the public from Monday 31st August due to essential roofing works in the building. Patrons should also note that Public Toilets will also be inaccessible.

School Tumblebooks with A Pocketful of Kisses

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘A Pocketful of Kisses’, written by Angela McAllister and illustrated by Sue Hellard. This is a charming story about starting school. After his first day in school, Digby has a few worries. To reassure him, his mother comes up with an idea that makes him brave enough to get through the day.

Dublin’s first ever Historian-in-Residence for Children

RichmondIn partnership with Dublin City Libraries, Dublin City Council Culture Company launched Dublin’s first ever Historian-in-Residence for Children. This new Creative Residency will have children and history at its core and is an invitation to local children to work collaboratively, to uncover their own local history, create their own storytelling of that history, discover new passions and see their ideas and interests reflected in the work created.

School Tumblebooks with Boomer Goes to School

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Boomer Goes to School’, written by Constance W. McGeorge and illustrated by Mary Whyte. When Boomer goes to school for the first time, he finds it a bit confusing. When he gets used to it, he discovers that school is a great place, full of learning and fun.

School Tumblebooks with Stephanie’s Ponytail

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Stephanie’s Ponytail’, written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko. When Stephanie becomes the first in her school to wear a ponytail, her classmates tease her. When they start to copy her, she decides to try a new style.

Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local Studies, 2020 - 2021

Local Studies Interested in local history and heritage? Looking for an evening course you can take even in the current pandemic? The Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local Studies will be offered by Dublin City Library and Archive, on Tuesday evenings from September 2020 until April 2021.

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