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Healthy Ireland at your local Library

Healthy IrelandPublic libraries are currently delivering the nationwide Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme that will establish libraries as a valuable source within the community for health information. Dublin City Libraries presents a series of talks, discussions and workshops relating to various health and wellbeing topics.  
Admission Free to all events, booking required. 

Speaking Words at Pearse Street Library

poetryWednesday 17 January at 6.30pm in Pearse Street Library.

Speaking Words: Poetry and prose readings of writers own work.

Bayside Writers will launch their new collection of writing

Clear out your Clutter and Reconnect to Yourself

Healthy IrelandWednesday 17 January at 6.30pm in Rathmines Library and Tuesday 6 March at 6.30pm in Pembroke Library.

Clear out your Clutter and Reconnect to Yourself in 2018 - Sometimes we find ourselves holding onto items we know we don’t need, old toys or clothes we will never wear again.  For some the clutter builds due to illness, moving home, bereavement or loss of sense of self. Learn practical tips and suggestions on how to let go of the past and to move forward and make positive changes to live in a more meaningful and connected way. These talk are presented by Fiona Hall, Psychotherapist and the founder of Consciously Clearing.

Poetry Wednesday

poetryWednesday 17 January at 6.30pm in Inchicore Library

'Poetry Wednesday' is a series of poetry readings held in Inchicore Library on a monthly basis. With readings by guest poets Maeve O'Sullivan and Anne Tannam. There'll be an open mic section for poems and songs on the optional theme of travel.

To read your poem at the Open Mic, book your place at or Tel. 453 3793.

Understanding the CAO Process

Wednesday 17 January from 6pm to 7pm at Cabra Library

Find out more about the CAO process, Leaving Certificate points and access to Higher Education at this talk organised by the North West Area Partnership.

This talks is free and all are welcome.

Location details: Cabra Library

Communiversity: free university course at your library

Beginning Thursday 18 January from 10am to 12.30pm in Coolock Library

This free university course is discussion led with no exams or essays, just a curiosity and willingness to learn are all that’s needed. So, about the course -

  • The course commences on Thursday 18 January from 10.00am to 12.30pm.
  • The first meeting on 18 January is a taster session where you can find out more and register for the course.
  • It runs every subsequent Thursday for a period of 17 weeks.
  • It consists of 4 modules of 4 weeks duration each, one morning per week, 2.5 hours per session.

Spanish Film Club - Film Screening

StockholmThursday 18 January at 5.30pm at Pearse Street Library.

Stockholm. The screenplay is written by Isabel Peña and Sorogoyen. The cast includes Javier Pereira, Aura Garrido, Jesús Caba.

The story involves a long and interesting conversation between a young man (Javier Perreira), and a young woman (Aura Garrido) . They are referred to only as Él and Ella. The other characters are similarly named_ Amigo, Amiga 1, Amiga 2, Amiga 3, Chica, Chico. Él and Ella meet at a party. He’s  interested in her but it’s not reciprocated. Over the course of the conversation he manages to gain her attention.

Stockholm won best drama at the Feroz Awards (Spanish equivalent of Golden Globe Awards) and Javier Pereira won best new actor at the Goya Awards.

'A Writing Life' seminar

penSaturday 20 January from 9.45am to 11am in Pearse Street Library

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Writer-in-Residence Elizabeth Reapy will give a FREE hour long seminar on 'A Writing Life'.  Topics will include: creativity and productivity; developing ideas; writing fears and how to overcome them and finding the time to write.

This session will be useful for new writers keen to develop their writing routine and as a refresher course for more experienced writers.

Please bring a pen and paper.

New Year's lunchtime recital

MusicMonday 22 January at 1pm in the Music Library

“Hello 2018” Join Tenor  XIN Chen, Tenor accompanied by Seho Lee on piano.

XIN Chen is studying the Recital Artist Diploma Programme at RIAM.

Since 2014, Seho Lee has been Inaugural Accompaniment Teaching Fellow and International Relations Representative at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Admission free. Booking is required.

Suffragist City: Women and the Vote in Dublin

SuffragistsJanuary and February at Dublin City Library and Archive

In February 1918 the Representation of the People Act was passed and women who were over 30 years of age were finally allowed to vote. Eleven months later, the voters of Dublin elected Constance Markievicz, the first woman to win a seat at Westminster.

Suffragism was the conviction that votes should be extended to women. By the early years of the twentieth century, the suffrage campaign had gained sufficient momentum to be regularly debated in parliament. The 1910s was a decade of great social and political turbulence. The Home Rule crisis, labour unrest, the outbreak of the First World War, and the Easter Rising splintered the cosy certainties of the British Empire. The cause of suffragism added to the tumult as women asserted their political rights. Suffragists in Ireland endured ridicule, assault, and imprisonment in their quest for social justice but 1918 was their year of victory. This exhibition tells their story.