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Bloomsday, 16 June 2020

author“Bloomsday,” is thought to be the day that he had his first date with his future wife, Nora Barnacle and is named after one of the protagonists from Ulysses, Leopold Bloom. By the time Nora Barnacle and Joyce finally married in 1931, they had lived together for 27 years, traveled the continent and had two children.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with The Birthday Girl

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘The Birthday Girl’, written by Jean Little and illustrated by June Lawrason. Nell’s birthday is full of surprises but while searching for her lost cat, she discovers the biggest surprise of all.

Recommended reads if the world is making you anxious

anxiousIs the modern world doing our heads in? Here are some books that may throw some light on the subject and give us food for thought and some laughs along the way. How do we stay human in a technological world? and other questions are treated with wit, tenderness, and honesty.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with A Frog in My Throat

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection.  Today, we have chosen ‘A Frog in My Throat’, written by Frieda Wishinsky and illustrated by Louise-Andrée Laliberté. This a story about how a girl named Kate copes when her best friend Jake spends more time playing with someone else.

Nobody does it better - Kim Philby in Fiction

authorTwo classic post-war novels, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre and The Human Factor by Graham Greene and two contrasting judgments of the British establishment’s nemesis, Kim Philby. Suave, sophisticated, and a Soviet spy: Philby was hero-worshipped by his contemporaries in the pubs and clubs frequented by the British Intelligence Service and the ‘Old Boy’s Network’.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Geronimo Stilton: The Great Ice Age

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a graphic novel called ‘Geronimo Stilton: The Great Ice Age’, written by Geronimo Stilton and illustrated by Lorenzo de Pretto. Geronimo Stilton’s enemies, the Pirate Cats, travel back in time to 40,000 years ago. When they plan to capture a Giant Woolly Mammoth and bring it back to the present, Geronimo must travel back in time to stop them before they change history.

Remote access to business library databases

databasesUntil the temporary Covid 19 closure, the Business Library in the Central Library offered library visitors access to many valuable e-resources. Following discussions with our suppliers, library staff are now in a position to remotely access several of these databases. In the past library users undertook their own research in the library. In this new situation, detailed below, library users email questions to the business library staff who will then search the databases listed for useful answers. We are pleased to be able to restore an important part of the service we offered in the Business Library, and we will do our best to answer your queries.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Animals in Camouflage

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a non-fiction book called ‘Animals in Camouflage’, written and illustrated by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes.

Poetry for the soul

readingFor John Keats, ‘Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one’s soul.’ For James Elroy Flecker, ‘It is not the poet’s business to save man’s soul but to make it worth saving.’ Poetry and the soul have always been closely intertwined. Here are some goodreads.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Jackson and Bud’s Bumpy Ride

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a non-fiction book called ‘Jackson and Bud’s Bumpy Ride’, written by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff and illustrated by Wes Hargis. This is the fascinating true story about an attempt in 1903 by two men and a dog to be the first to drive a car across the United States.

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