Pearse Street Library

The Puppets Excite!

Puppet ShowThe No Strings Theatre Company was back in Dublin City Libraries in July, making appearances in Ballyfermot, Cabra, Drumcondra, Pearse Street, Phibsboro' and Rathmines Libraries.
The puppets were enthralling children with their version of the classic story The Boy Who Cried Wolf, the tale of  a very bored little boy who is asked to look after his Grandfather's prize sheep before The Best Sheep in Ireland Competition.

These are photos from the performance in Pearse Street Library on the 28th July, much enjoyed by the children let it be said.

Jake Gives Advice on Pet Care!

JakeFiona from Dog's Trust brought her friend Jake the dog to Pearse Street Library on Wednesday, 8th July 2015, where she (Fiona that is, not Jake!) showed the children all they needed to know about looking after a pet.

Fiona and Jake are also appearing in Ballymun, Phibsboro', Pembroke, Pearse Street and Raheny during the same week.  Check our Events' Listing for details.

Anne Fine Visits Pearse Street Library

Anne FineAuthor Anne Fine visited Pearse Street Library on Thursday, 21st May 2015, where she talked to students from local schools about her work and where she gets her ideas. Her visit formed part of the International Literature Festival Dublin programme.

The Cream of the Milk: reading by poet Pauline Hall

The Cream of the Milk is a broadsheet which celebrates thirteen Irishwomen from Irish history and mythology, some of them fair, none of them middling. It is published in a limited edition of 250 with original clerihews (short humorous poems) by Pauline Hall, embellished with full colour illustrations by Alan Nolan, and biographical notes.

Watch a video of Pauline reading from The Cream of the Milk at Pearse Street Library, with accompanying illustrations by Alan Nolan, on 17th September 2014.

Theatre Lovett presents at Pearse Street Library

Lovett PresentsSo, which absurd cat are you?

View slideshow below of photos taken during the forty-five minute workshop for 7- 10 year olds held in Pearse Street Library on Wednesday, 2nd July, the title of which was "Theatre Lovett presents... Which absurd cat are you?".

Pearse Street Toddler Group / Storytime

Tuesday mornings can be very hectic at Pearse Street Library as some of our most regular and esteemed users grace us with their presence. Now, they might be small in stature but don't let that fool you - they have presence! Every Tuesday at 10.45am they arrive at the library in eager anticipation, some maybe with a little trepidation, but by the time they have to head home again at 11.45am you can be sure all bar none have had a good time.

View the slideshow below of photos from the last session before the summer break.

Bealtaine Art Exhibition Launch

View photo slideshow below of the launch of the Bealtaine Art Exhibition in Pearse Street Library, Tuesday, 6th May 2014. Paintings from St. Andrew's Resource Centre and Halston Street Art Group are on display in Pearse Street Library from 2nd to the 22nd May 2014. The exhibition was launched by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Oisín Quinn.

Dublin Literary Award Winner Colum McCann Reading and Q&A

Colum McCannTo mark the occasion of Colum McCann winning the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award with his book Let the Great World Spin, Pearse Street library played host to a reading by Colum McCann and a question and answer session between Niall MacMonagle and the author.

(Photo: Jason Clark Photography)

In this fascinating session Colum talks about his personal experience of 911, and how he chose to confront it obliquely in his writing, rather than head on as Roth and DeLillo chose to do. He discusses the process of developing and managing the many characters, voices and narrative strands of Let the Great World Spin.  The conversation then turns to the issues of identity and place and a familiar motif in Irish writing, the writer leaving home to live and write abroad.