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Spring Programme 2017

Spring  Programme 2017 The new year brings new possibilities to explore using your council’s public library service. Why not visit your local library, join up or dig out your old membership card and find a limitless choice of services and programmes in an instant. Highlights from our Spring Programme include Citywide reading programme for children, Dublin: One City, One Book, our Career Directions Programme, Terence Davies in conversation with Roddy Doyle.

Assembly Memorial Chairs

Assembly Chairs4 - 30 March at Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street

Assembly Memorial Chairs is a five year touring installation commemorating casualties of the First World War and is curated by artist Val Carmen with the support of the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres.  The installation consists of five chairs from Passchendaele church,representing each year of the war and a book with the 174,000 names of the First World War casualties of Great Britain and Ireland who fell in Belgium.  This book has space where relatives of the dead soldiers can write their story or leave mementos.

Communiversity - a Taster Session in Dolphin's Barn Library

Tuesday 21 March from 10.00am to 12.00 noon in Dolphin's Barn Library.

The Communiversity initiative is currently recruiting new participants for its forthcoming free university course.  The 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 Tuesday 28 March from 10.00am to 12.30pm.
  • It runs every subsequent Tuesday for a period of 12 weeks.
  • It consists of 3 modules of 4 weeks duration each, one morning per week, 2.5 hours per session.
  • The three modules are:Local History, Chinese Studies and Media Studies

Films at Rathmines Library

film screeningTuesday 7, 14, 21, 28 March at 3.00pm in Rathmines Library

Aspects of Love: Classic film screenings. All welcome.

Contact Rathmines Library for titles of films T. 497 3539 or E. rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie.

Coolock Library - Getting Citizens On-line

Getting Citizens on-lineWednesday 22 and 29 March and 5, 12, 19 April at the Coolock Library.

Want to learn how to use the Internet? Play your part in an increasingly digital world. Enjoy the wonderful resources the Internet has to offer.

Getting Citizens Online is a free digital training course for those who have never used the Internet. Sessions will run for five weeks.

Old Dublin Society Spring Lecture Series

Old Dublin SocietyWednesday 22 March, 12, 26 April at 6pm in Dublin City Library & Archive

Cumann le Seandacht Átha Cliath / The Old Dublin Society (1934-2017) present a series of talks as part of their Spring 2017 Programme. Great opportunity to meet kindred spirits who share a love and interest of Dublin’s history.

All lectures begin at 6.00pm.   Admission free – all welcome

The Ruben Centre, Kenya - an exhibition

The Ruben CentreMarch in Inchicore Library

The Ruben Centre exhibition consists of 27 beautifully shot photographs depicting 2 areas in Kenya which are in receipt of development aid from the Edmund Rice Development (ERD). The aim is to empower children and young adults to advocate for themselves on issues like children's rights, economic, social and cultural rights, rights based approach to poverty, discrimination and marginalisation of groups bearing the brunt of inequitable development.

Start Your Own Business Spring Programme

23 March - 27 April (6.30pm), at the Business Information Centre, Central Library, ILAC Centre.

Avail of these free talks which are designed to give you all the information you need on starting your own business and the benefits of working for yourself.

Booking/registration is advisable to secure a place. Book your place online, in person or by telephoning 01 873 3996 or by emailing businesslibrary@dublincity.ie with full name and contact telephone number.

Exhibition: Cherishing all the Children of the Nation Equally (1916 - 2016)

Hill St FRC exhibMarch at the Central Library

Photography Exhibition of families in the Hill Street Community 1916 - 2016. Photography by Jeanette Lowe.

This exhibition commemorates 1916 with a photographic record of the changing face of families living in close to Hill Street in Dublin from 1916 to 2016.  Working in collaboration with photographic artist Jeanette Lowe, contemporary portraits were taken to represent the current Hill Street community. The project created a space for families, old and young, to gather and engage in a conversation on what community and belonging means to them.

Minecraft Architectural Workshop

MinecraftSaturday 25 March from 3.00pm to 4.30pm in the Central Library. Apologies. This event is now fully booked

The new City Library on Parnell Square will have a space for everyone - but what will your space look like? Using the creative mode in Minecraft Edu, the only limit is your imagination. With Sabine McKenna, digital educator, we’ll begin to explore interior architecture and engineering in this workshop.