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Dublin One City One Book Launch 2020

coverThe newly-appointed Lord Mayor Cllr. Tom Brabazon today launched the programme for the 2020 Dublin One City One Book Festival at the Mansion House. Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey joins a long list of illustrious titles as this year’s featured book in the Dublin One City One Book Festival.

Rocketman! Favourite movies for teens

coverThe second blog post written by Transition Year student, Aisling, on recent work experience in Pearse Street Library,  all about her favourite films this time.

Best Sci-Fi books

coverScience fiction provides the perfect outlet to escape from everyday life, nothing beats picking up a novel and being transported into a new world. Some of these are classics that you will know but others are excellent works that may have been flying under the radar. Add the unfamiliar ones to your TBR list.

Tips to encourage good reading habits in your child

readingChildren who are encouraged to read, are most likely to enjoy reading later in life, but also develop several skills that will help them improve their personality and build a healthier brain. The key to encouraging reading habits in kids is reading with them at home from a young age.

Best Romance Novels So Far

valentineRomance is threaded through our books, poetry and plays, from classic novels like Gone With the Wind to modern works like The Notebook. Literature is the perfect medium in which to talk about love; its big emotions, grand gestures and tiny flutters of the heart can all be perfectly summed up on the page. So, in light of that, here follows some of the best, beautifully written, and romantic novels from literature so far.

President Higgins donates book collection to Dublin City Libraries

President Higgins in CabraThere was wonderful surprise in store for people using Cabra Library earlier today. President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina visited the library to personally gift approximately 700 books from the President’s personal collection for the use of library patrons nationwide.

The collection is comprised of a portion of the President’s own personal library, accumulated over his term of office, and the initial donation of approximately 700 items will be added to on an annual basis.

Young Adult Fiction in Pearse Street Library

logoThis blog is brought to you by Transition Year student, Aisling, on work experience in Pearse Street Library, and it's about her five favourite books ever.

Beginner Cooks become Kitchen Wizards

logoWelcome to the eleventh entry of our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - with recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff. Do you want to learn how to cook this year but don’t know where to start? Have you been cooking for years but would like to improve your skills.

Take A Closer Look at Libraries

Libraries IrelandA new national advertising campaign is asking everyone to take a closer look at what their local library has to offer.

Dublin City Libraries and all public libraries around the country are joining in the campaign, which is running for the next four weeks across radio, cinema, TV on demand, digital and social media.

New year, new resources!

Language learningA reminder that two of our online resources; Mango Languages and Proquest Newspaper Search came to an end on the 31st of February.

But never fear - they are being replaced: