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

June RogersDublin City Library and Archive is pleased to present its latest exhibition. The exhibition will be based in the Dublin Room of Pearse Street Library (138-144 Pearse Street) and will open to the public on Thursday 7 November, running until the end of January 2020.  Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm Friday-Saturday 10am -5pm and admission is free of charge.

Free tours can be arranged for groups on demand. If you’d like to find out more about booking a tour, please email us at: cityarchives@dublincity.ie or call us on (01) 674 4997.

Christmas Story Reading and Music

Saturday 7 December; Marino Library at 11am,  Donaghmede Library at 2pm   

Saturday 14 December; Kevin Street Library at 11.30am,  Pearse Street Library at 2pm

Explore the Wonder of Christmas through the magic of Christmas Books. Recreate and explore the enchantment of some wonderful Christmas books and their stories through the use of interactive drama, imaginary play, music, song and dance. Family event and most suitable for children 3-7 years. Facilitated by drama artist Anita Nicholson.  Part of Family Time at Your Library programme. 

Design and Make Your Own Christmas Cards

Saturday 7 December; Ringsend Library at 11.30am,  Kevin Street Library at 2pm      

Saturday 14 December; Drumcondra Library at 11.30am,  Phibsboro Library at 2pm   

A special Christmas crafts session where you can learn to design and make your own Christmas Cards.  Family event and most suitable for children 4-12 years. Part of Family Time at Your Library programme.  

Christmas Stories Around the World

Raheny Library, Saturday 7 December at 1pm  

In this special storytelling session, enjoy Christmas themed stories from various countries around the world with Róisín Murphy, storyteller.  Family event, most suitable for children age 7-12 years. Part of Family Time at Your Library programme.   

Pavee Roads Home Exhibition

Finglas Library, Tuesday 10-Monday 23 December

Pavee Roads Home ia an innovative project designed by a group of Traveller men exploring cultural identity through research and personal history. The men, who are part of the Men's Health Programme at Pavee Point took a number of months to document the history and journey of their families from when they travelled the roads to when they arrived in Dublin. The men worked on developing their family trees. Thery had to collect and research the information from older members of the family - as some Traveller births and deaths were not registered. 

Christmas Arts and Crafts workshop for Children

Cabra Library, Tuesday 10 December at 3.15pm 

Christmas themed arts and crafts workshop for children. Learn how to design and create your own crafts in this fun 1-hour workshop.  Most suitable for children age 7-9 yeatrs. 

Christmas Concert

The Music Library, Central Library; Thursday 12 December at 1pm  

A lunchtime Christmas concert with performance by Dublin City Council Choir. Special guest appearance by members of Mount Carmel School Choir. Enjoy classic Christmas carols amd music in the company of two wonderful choir groups.  

Family Time Film Screenings

Cabra Library, Thursday 12 December at 3.15pm

Inchicore Library, Saturday 14 & 21 December at 2.30pm 

Pearse Street Library, Saturday 21 December at 2.30pm 

Raheny Library, Saturday 14 Decenber at 11am 

Terenure Library, Wednesday 18 December at 4pm  

Walkinstown Library, Saturday 21 December at 3pm  

Christmas themed film screenings for all the family to enjoy. Part of Family Time at Your Library programme. Please check with library for details of film titles to be shown at each library.  

Light Up a Christmas Jumper

Charleville Mall Library, Saturday 14 December at 10.30am

Make and create some Christmas sparkle. Add some lights to a Chistmas jumper in this fun workshop. Suitable for children age 8-12 years. Part of Family Time at Your Library programme.  

The Snowman

Walkinstown Library, Saturday 14 December at 2.30pm  

The Snowman - a Christmas Musical entertainment based on the book by Raymong Briggs with words and music by Howard Blake. This multi-media event incorporates a film screening with a live rendition of the music from the film and an accompanying narration. It tells the story of a boy whose snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve when the two embark on a series of magical adventures. Narration and vocals by James Barry with musical accompaniment by Aileen Cahill. 

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