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An Post Irish Book Awards 2019 Shortlist

BookAward The shortlist for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019, features a diverse mix of exceptional writing from new and established writers across sixteen categories, including Novel of the Year, Children’s, Cookery, Crime Fiction, Popular Fiction, Nonfiction, Sports, Short Story, Poetry, Teen and Young Adult and Irish Language. Shortlisted writers include Kevin Barry, Edna O’Brien, Joseph O’Connor, Cecelia Ahern, Emma Dabiri, Fintan O’Toole, Samantha Power, Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, Jamie Heaslip, Andrea Corr, Vicky Phelan, Diarmaid Ferriter, Sinéad Gleeson, Mary Costello, Rosita Boland, Joe Duffy and Freya McClements.

10 New Non-Fiction Books: November

New non-fiction We add hundreds of new books to our collections every month at Dublin City Libraries, including the most recent bestsellers. But how do you go about getting your hands on them?

‘A Christmas Spectacle: The Story of Panto in Dublin’ Exhibition

JuneRogersDublin City Library and Archive is pleased to present its latest exhibition which launches on Wednesday 6th November at 6pm in Pearse Street Library. The exhibition will be opened by Joe Conlan, who plays Widow Twankey in this year’s Gaiety production of Aladdin.

Lost in the Stacks: Halloween Special

Lost in the Stacks Welcome to the seventh entry in our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring overlooked gems and helping you find your next read!

Our entry today comes from Jessica and looks at some of the best books to read this Halloween!

Toddler and Baby Wobbler fun at Ballymun Library

childrensactivitiesOctober was a busy month at Ballymun Library for children’s activities with many events organised in conjunction with Children’s Book Festival 2019 and Stemsational Saturdays’ activities for 8 to 12 year olds to name but a few.

History on your Doorstep Volume 2 is out now

Lemonsweets'History on your Doorstep' is back with a second volume of six short essays with the Historians in Residence bringing their research and stories to the page for your reading pleasure. Did you know that Lemon Street in Dublin city centre is named after Graham Lemon, the famous Dublin sweet-maker who set-up Lemon’s Sweets in 1842? Or that the Dublin Cattle market in Stoneybatter was once the busiest in Europe?

Parallels, Ireland and India, 1919.

leprecaun216Irish nationalists drew parallels between their own struggle and that in India, particularly the brutality of colonialism. In mid-1919, the British government faced rebellion both overseas and at home. India was consumed with unrest as demobilised soldiers and economic recession created unstable conditions in the region, particularly the Punjab.

Lost in the Stacks: Pick and Mix comics

Lost in the Stacks Welcome to the sixth entry in our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring overlooked gems and helping you find your next read!

Our entry today comes from Marc and is an eclectic mix of some of his current comic faves, including horror-infused fairytales, university adventures and a spy thriller!

Classmate Autumn 2019

classmatecoverClassmate is a free magazine for primary school children published by Dublin City Council. In the Halloween issue you can read about lots of spooky happenings in Dublin city and you also have another chance to win a Kindle Fire in our Autumn Book Quiz.

“Join Up, Join In”, children design a library card

joinupjoininThe “Join Up, Join In” initiative aims to encourage schoolchildren in 4th class to join their local Library. The competition was launched by the Lord Mayor in Ballymun Library on October 10th.

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