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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.

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’.

Anna Manahan and The Rose Tattoo

Anna Manahan PortraitIn advance of the Irish Theatre Archive moving to its new home in the planned new City Library at Parnell Square Cultural Quarter, Dublin City Archives are focusing on cataloguing their backlog of theatre collections. I began working as the theatre archivist in July of this year and the first collection I tackled was the Anna Manahan Papers. One of the most interesting incidents in her career was her performance of the lead role in the Irish premiere of The Rose Tattoo in 1957. The run proved to be a historic moment for Irish theatre and in Anna’s words sent her career “rocketing”.

The Role of Women in the Revolutionary Decade

Cumann na mBanSometimes we forget that much of what we take for granted today was achieved by the struggle of people who fought against huge obstacles, whether it was in the national struggle for independence that we are commemorating in this decade of centenaries or in the striving to achieve decent working conditions, equality for all citizens and wide-ranging social justice. Despite the fact that women played a significant role in most of those struggles, too often the perception lingers that they were only the passive beneficiaries of men’s activities. One of the reasons for that misperception was the social policy that underpinned the institutionalisation of gender inequality, even after women gained access to the vote in 1918.

Kids Bookclub Ballymun

Members of ClubIf you’re a parent, grandparent or childminder and at a loose end on Tuesday mornings, why not join the staff at Ballymun Library for some stories, songs and fun?

Work Matters at Your Local Library

Work Matters LogoDo you have a business idea but don’t know where to start?  Itching to change your job but lack direction? Perhaps you have never worked or have been out of work for a while and are wondering how to make the first step to finding your dream job.
If this is you, you may not have to look much further than your local library.

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