Military Rule in Ireland

FourCourtsHotelIn May 1920, Erskine Childers published a booklet entitled Military Rule in Ireland, which was a collected edition of eight articles he contributed to The Daily News paper between March and May of that year. He added some explanatory notes and an additional chapter but essentially the booklet reproduced the articles as they had originally appeared, describing the terrible pressures on the citizens of Dublin as a consequence of the manner in which the British forces were running the country.

STEM Recommended Reading for Children

logoExplore the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) through exciting, funny, and memorable stories. Is truth stranger than fiction? Well it's every bit as thrilling, that's for sure.To follow is a selection of novels for all ages that explore the worlds of STEM through the imaginative art of storytelling that are sure to spark excitement and creativity. All available to borrow from Borrowbox with your library card!

A Feast of Female Voices, Cabra Library

Podcast Logo In this episode of the DCLA podcast, authors Susan Stairs, Nuala O’Connor and Eimear Ryan discuss their short stories in The Long Gaze Back. Chaired by Sinéad Gleeson.

Susan reads from ‘As seen from space’
Nuala reads from ‘Shut Your Mouth, Hélène’
Eimear reads from ‘Lane in Stay’

Spring into Storytime with Clark the Shark

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen Clark the Shark, written by Bruce Hale and illustrated by Guy Francis. Clark is a shark that loves school but he keeps annoying everyone by being too rough. Then he comes up with a rhyming idea that solves his problem.

On the Survival of Humanity by Risteárd Mulcahy

readingMulcahy has always been interested in the relationship between population and the planet and is deeply concerned about the future of mankind as it ignores the well-being of our planet home. As in previous publications, he warns us about the limitations of Planet Earth as the home of man and other living creatures.

Get Gardening

gardeningFor the gardeners among you the extra time being spent at home is a golden opportunity to get outside more than ever and have the garden looking its best. For the rest of us, whether we have access to a garden, big or small, a balcony or a sunny windowsill we can still start growing plants and developing our green fingers.

Food & Drinks magazines in Pressreader

logoFinding new ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, has become particularly challenging now that we're staying home a lot more than usual. Dublin City Library users have an abundance of recipes at their fingertips in Pressreader's Food & Drink section.

‘Alone in Berlin’ and ‘A Whole Life’ - books by German authors.

readingOur colleague Charlotte is sharing her views on two books by German authors. I always try to get keep in touch with literary developments in Germany which is where I am from. Lately, I have come across two wonderful German novels, one originally published in 1947, the other in 2014. Both celebrate the lives of ordinary people but in very different ways.

Spring into Storytime with Once Upon a Balloon

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen Once Upon a Balloon, written by Bree Galbraith and illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant.  When Theo is upset after he lets go of his balloon, he is amazed when his brother Zeke tells him where it has gone.

The Tearling Trilogy by Erika Johansen

readingAlthough I am way past reading young adult fiction (agewise, that is), I do love it. I devoured ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins and ‘The Divergent Trilogy’ by Veronica Roth. So when a borrower recommended the ‘Tearling Trilogy’ by Erika Johansen, I gave it a try and I was hooked.