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Tim Healy first Governor General of Ireland

TimHealyOn December 6, 1922, the Irish Free State came formally into existence after the Free State Act gave effect to the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

Get Creative in our new Recording Studios!

Creative StudioGet ready to be creative in the wonderful new recording studios located in Ballyfermot Library and soon to be available for library patron use! Aspiring musicians, podcasters, film makers, broadcasters even, take note, our Creative Studio is about to excite and delight! 

What is the Creative Studio?

It is a digital maker space facilitating the creation of music recordings, podcasts, videos, digital stories and oral histories. And more besides. At the centre of this space are two recording booths providing library patrons with access to a variety of audio and video recording equipment and software.

Nobel Prize in Literature winners for 2018, 2019 announced

Nobel medalThe Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 has been awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2019 has been awarded to the Austrian author Peter Handke. Each will receive a medal, diploma and aproximately €830,000 (nine million Swedish kronor).

Alfred Nobel specified in his will that the prize should be awarded to “the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction".

Lost in the Stacks: O Canada

Lost in the Stacks Welcome to the fifth 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 looks at some of the best graphic novels by Canadian writers!

Borrow the Booker Shortlist

 Booker ShortlistThere's just one week to go until the announcement of the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize! The shortlist of six novels was announced last month and you can 'Borrow the Booker' at Dublin City Libraries.

Muhammad Ali in Ireland

muhammed aliMuhammad Ali (1942-2016), the most iconic athlete of the twentieth century possessed Irish ancestry and visited Ireland on three occasions during his lifetime. Accompanied by his fourth wife Lonnie, Ali’s final visit to Ireland occurred in 2009. After attending a fundraising dinner at the Ballsbridge Court Hotel in Dublin, he travelled westwards to Clare and received the honour of becoming the first Freeman of Ennis during a civic reception held at Waterpark House, Drumbiggle.

The Open Learning Centre has moved location

CentrallibDon't panic! Everything you need for learning languages, upskilling on computers, and online learning is still here. Our large selection of foreign language newspapers and magazines, titles include Hola, El País, Le Monde, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, Jeune Afrique, Bunte & Paris Match, are now located in the Lending section of the Central Library.

Lost in the Stacks: Vertigo Comics

Lost in the stacks Welcome to the fourth 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 looks at some of the best comics from DC's adult imprint Vertigo Comics, which is sadly being wound down in 2020.

Inchicore Library Refurbishment, Submissions Sought

InchicorelibraryPursuant to the requirements of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) - Part 8, notice is hereby given of an upgrade to the building, Inchicore Library, in compliance with current building regulations.

Music Lending, a smash hit at Pearse Street Library

girlsrockdublinInstrument Carousel - a partnership between Girls Rock Dublin and Dublin City Libraries was a smash hit with all the teenagers in Pearse Library on Culture Night last Friday. Instrument Carousel was an opportunity for participants to explore their musical potential.

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