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Be a Summer Star!

Dublin City Public Libraries have just launched our Summer Stars Reading Adventure! Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to all children across the country.

The Summer Stars Reading Adventure will run during the summer in all of our libraries. Children are invited to register for the adventure and to try to read eight books over the summer months.

The North Strand Bombing, 1941

North Strand bombingDespite declaring neutrality when the conflict broke out in September 1939, Ireland came under aerial attack several times during the Second World War. Most of the incidents happened in 1940-41, while the Luftwaffe was attacking British cities and trying to degrade their air defences.

World Refugee Day 2018

UNHCRWednesday 20 June marks World Refugee Day. It is an opportunity to salute the strength and courage of refugees; the solidarity of those countries, including Ireland, who assist refugees; and the contribution refugees make to countries around the world.  To mark World Refugee Day, the UNHCR are asking us to stand together #WithRefugees and read a refugee book. Reading fiction and autobiography is an excellent way to explore human experiences and foster empathy and understanding in both children and adults.

There are many powerful first hand accounts by refugees as well as books written about refugees - including award-winning fiction. Why not borrow one of these for you your local library? Do you have a book club? Maybe you would consider adding one of these titles to the reading list.

Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local Studies, 2018 - 2019

PosterThe Lord Mayor's Certificate in Local Studies will be offered at Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, D2 on Tuesday evenings from September 2018 until April 2019.

The course consists of 100 hours part time and will equip participants with skills in researching local history and in the preparation of a dissertation. The closing date for course applications is 5.00 p.m. on Friday 24 August 2018.

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack wins the 2018 International DUBLIN Literary Award

Literary Award logoIrish author Mike McCormack has won the 2018 International DUBLIN Literary Award for his novel Solar Bones. The Award is organised and sponsored by Dublin City Council and at €100,000 is the world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English. Mike McCormack is the fourth Irish author to win the prize in its 23-year history.

Uniquely, the Award receives its nominations from public libraries in cities around the globe and recognises both writers and translators. The winner was nominated by Galway Libraries and by Nottingham Libraries

Musician in Residence - Ríona Sally Hartman

Dublin City Council is delighted to announce that Ríona Sally Hartman is to be the first Musician in Residence with Dublin City Public Libraries.

The residency is an innovative programme which will start in June and run for an initial 6-month period. Aimed at teen and adult audiences, the programme will feature a variety of events from ukulele taster sessions and lyric writing workshops to digital composition and production workshops.

Lord Mayor's Certificate in Oral History, 2018-2019

Lord Mayors CertificateAs part of its commitment to Life Long Learning, Dublin City Library and Archive is offering The Lord Mayor's Certificate in Oral History from September 2018 to April 2019.

The course will equip participants with skills in the preparation and conduct of oral history projects, including best practice in the collection and archiving of oral history interviews. It examines the wealth of recorded oral narrative sources in Ireland in both oral history and folklore. Classes are held on Monday evenings to facilitate attendance by a broad range of people. 

Father O'Flanagan's Suppressed Speech 1918

SpeechThis flyer is an extract from a speech given by Fr. Michael O’Flanagan to 10,000 people at Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan on Sunday May 26, 1918. O’Flanagan mentions the arrest of De Valera, the suppression of Arthur Griffith’s newspaper, and the ‘poison-gas of lies’ spun by ‘the Little Welsh spider’ (Prime Minister David Lloyd George) against the Irish people in the ‘German Plot’.

June Public Holiday Arrangements

summer readingDublin City Public Libraries will be closed from Saturday 2 to Monday 4 June 2018 (inclusive). Branch libraries will re-open on Tuesday 5 June 2018.

Access eResources 24/7

Don't forget you can access our collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, comics, graphic novels and databases over the June public holiday: www.dublincity.ie/library-eresources

Plus explore Dublin's history through our digital repository with its vast collection of old photos, maps and ephemera.

Online Renewals

Comics Plus - comics for your computer, tablet or phone.

Comics Plus logoComics Plus is the new app from Dublin City Public Libraries. It gives you unlimited access to thousands of digital comics and graphic novels. I’ve been using the app for a couple of years now and it’s worth spending some time poring over it.

 

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