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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.

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.

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. 

Marvel Comics on RBdigital

RB Digital Comics

RBdigital is Dublin City Libraries’ free app for comics and graphic novels. You can create an account with your library card and an email address. The app is free and is available on Android, iOS, and Kindle devices.

Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Oral History, 2019 - 2020

Oral history courseThe Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Oral History will be offered at Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, D2 on Monday evenings from September 2019 until April 2020.

Pride Reads

PrideReads In advance of Pride, our colleague Esme has compiled this selection of LGBT+ novels, non-fiction books and junior reads.

Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local Studies, 2019-2020

Local StudiesThe Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local Studies will be offered at Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, D2 on Tuesday evenings from September 2019 until end March 2020.

Idaho wins the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award

Idaho book cover American author Emily Ruskovich has won the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award for her novel Idaho. Set in the Idaho Pandandle it tells the sory of the impact of an shocking act of violence on a family. The winning novel was chosen from a total of 141 titles, nominated by libraries in 115 cities across 41 countries. Idaho was nominated by the public library in Brugge, Belgium.

When Dublin telephonists challenged the government

It is frequently claimed that the EU gave us equality, and certainly it has helped to have Equal Pay and Equal Treatment Directives, but it was frequently women workers who forced the government to implement the improvements in their employment conditions to which new legislation entitled them. If laborious industrial relations procedures did not deliver for them, the women were quite prepared to take to the streets to insist that they be treated fairly.

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