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History on your Doorstep Volume 2 is out now

Lemonsweets'History on your Doorstep' is back with a second volume of six short essays with the Historians in Residence bringing their research and stories to the page for your reading pleasure. Did you know that Lemon Street in Dublin city centre is named after Graham Lemon, the famous Dublin sweet-maker who set-up Lemon’s Sweets in 1842? Or that the Dublin Cattle market in Stoneybatter was once the busiest in Europe?

Parallels, Ireland and India, 1919.

leprecaun216Irish nationalists drew parallels between their own struggle and that in India, particularly the brutality of colonialism. In mid-1919, the British government faced rebellion both overseas and at home. India was consumed with unrest as demobilised soldiers and economic recession created unstable conditions in the region, particularly the Punjab.

Lost in the Stacks: Pick and Mix comics

Lost in the Stacks Welcome to the sixth entry in our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring overlooked gems and helping you find your next read!

Our entry today comes from Marc and is an eclectic mix of some of his current comic faves, including horror-infused fairytales, university adventures and a spy thriller!

Classmate Autumn 2019

classmatecoverClassmate is a free magazine for primary school children published by Dublin City Council. In the Halloween issue you can read about lots of spooky happenings in Dublin city and you also have another chance to win a Kindle Fire in our Autumn Book Quiz.

“Join Up, Join In”, children design a library card

joinupjoininThe “Join Up, Join In” initiative aims to encourage schoolchildren in 4th class to join their local Library. The competition was launched by the Lord Mayor in Ballymun Library on October 10th.

Tim Healy first Governor General of Ireland

TimHealyOn December 6, 1922, the Irish Free State came formally into existence after the Free State Act gave effect to the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

Get Creative in our new Recording Studios!

Creative StudioGet ready to be creative in the wonderful new recording studios located in Ballyfermot Library and soon to be available for library patron use! Aspiring musicians, podcasters, film makers, broadcasters even, take note, our Creative Studio is about to excite and delight! 

What is the Creative Studio?

It is a digital maker space facilitating the creation of music recordings, podcasts, videos, digital stories and oral histories. And more besides. At the centre of this space are two recording booths providing library patrons with access to a variety of audio and video recording equipment and software.

Nobel Prize in Literature winners for 2018, 2019 announced

Nobel medalThe Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 has been awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2019 has been awarded to the Austrian author Peter Handke. Each will receive a medal, diploma and aproximately €830,000 (nine million Swedish kronor).

Alfred Nobel specified in his will that the prize should be awarded to “the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction".

Lost in the Stacks: O Canada

Lost in the Stacks Welcome to the fifth entry in our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring overlooked gems and helping you find your next read!

Our entry today comes from Marc and looks at some of the best graphic novels by Canadian writers!

Borrow the Booker Shortlist

 Booker ShortlistThere's just one week to go until the announcement of the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize! The shortlist of six novels was announced last month and you can 'Borrow the Booker' at Dublin City Libraries.

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