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Local History Society Day at Dublin City Library and Archive

pearseThe Dublin and Irish Local Studies Collection is holding its 16th Local History Society Day on Saturday 21st March 2020. The event is being held in the Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street. This year's the event will run from 10.00am to 1.30pm. Four to five presentations will be hosted on the day. Any speakers who cannot be facilitated on the day will be invited to speak at the next Local History Society Day.

Coolock Library Reopens

rteCoolock Library opened its doors to the public on January 2nd to much fanfare and jubilation in the local community and on social media, not to mention all the publicity nationwide.

Healthy Ireland at Your Library

logoHealthy Ireland, a Government-led initiative, is the national strategy to improve health and wellbeing, placing a focus on prevention, individual awareness and keeping people healthy for longer. Public libraries deliver the nationwide Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme that establish libraries as a valuable source within the community for health information.

Spring Programme 2020

Library programme Spring 20202020 has arrived and Dublin City Libraries spring programme is packed with some more of your favourite events along with some new surprises. Highlights include a 6 week 20th Century Irish History course, Healthy Ireland At Your Library talks and workshops and the return of STEM Saturdays!

Lost in the Stacks/ Junior Book Club Picks

stacksWelcome to the tenth entry of our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - with recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring our first-rate catalogue, links provided, nudging you towards making an inspired selection. This is brought to you by Jessica in Cabra Library.

John McGahern’s Dublin

authorJohn McGahern’s Dublin: the 23rd Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture will take place on Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 6pm.

A childhood memory of the library called THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME by Martina Devlin

authorI was lucky enough to discover my favourite place at the age of five. I’ll never forget my first visit there. My father was mysterious about it – he told me we were going on an outing, just the two of us, but didn’t reveal where. “Wait and see,” he said. When you’re in the middle of a family of seven, you don’t expect much one-on-one attention. Already this was a red letter day. But another upgrade was to follow.

Lost in the Stacks/Short Stories

Welcome to the ninth entry of our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - with recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring our first-rate catalogue, links provided, nudging you towards making an inspired selection. Short story collections usually get short shrift but this is not the case today in this quirky blog written by staff member, Brian, from our Relief Panel.

Coolock Library Update

Coolock LibraryIn preparation for the re-opening of Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road, the Libraries' temporary presence in Unit 43, Northside Shopping Centre, will close to the public from 5.00pm, Saturday 7th December.

Dublin City Libraries apologises for any inconvenience caused.

The GOOD NEWS is that the newly refurbished and much improved Coolock Library on Barryscourt Road, Dublin 17, is due to re-open on 2nd January 2020!

Popular crime titles from Pearse Street Library

Crime books A staff member reviews our most borrowed books from the Crimes and Misdemeanours section, one of our most popular sections, and we include links to the catalogue perhaps nudging you towards making an inspired selection. These books can also be found in our Crimes and misdemeanours book displays. If you'd like to borrow any of the books discussed below, simply click on title to be taken to the reservation page. You will need your library card and PIN to request the book.

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