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Autumn in the Libraries

Autumn Programme 2017September, October and November in various Dublin City Public Libraries.

Here's a snap-shot of things that are happening this Autumn. And there is lots! Words on the Street, Open House, Start Your Own Business, Festival of History, Children's Book Festival, Science Week, Children's Art in the Libraries, lectures, music and lots more to add to this page. So take a look...

Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History

Jacobs' Fig Rolls8 September to 8 November at Dublin City Library and Archive

Drawing on the vast Jacob Biscuit Factory Archive held at Dublin City Library and Archive, this major exhibition explores all aspects of the factory’s twentieth century history and its impact on lives of Dubliners. Colourful panels demonstrate the history of the factory, the workers, the products it produced and its role in Irish life. Find out the fascinating history of the Jacobs cream-cracker, who was the marketing genius to develop the concept of Jim Figgerty, and how did major national and international events from World Wars to 1916 Rising impact the business, customers, and staff.  See also: Remembering Life in Jacob’s Biscuit Factory New date: on 25 October and From Bishop Street to Buenos Aires: Jacob’s Biscuit Factory, Dublin a talk by curator Wendy Williams on 5 October.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday & Saturday 10am to 5pm (8 September - 8 November 2017)

This exhibition is developed by Dublin City Archives and funded by Dublin City Council Decade of Commemorations.

Guided tours of the exhibition are also available on Tuesday mornings for the duration of the exhibition. New date: we have added 2 extra tours on Saturday 21 October.

Halloween at Raheny Library

Halloween23, 25 and 26 October at Raheny Library. Apologies all Halloween events at Raheny Library are now fully booked.

Fairies and Elves Halloween Party - Monday 23 October 3pm - 4pm.
Dress up in your Halloween costume and enjoy stories and games at Raheny Library.  .  Duration 1 hr.  For ages 4 - 7.  Booking essential.

Scary Stories and Grisly Games - Wednesday 25 October

Spooky Skeleton Treasure Hunt - Thursday 26 October at 5pm
Buried within the library grounds hides skeletal surprises! Help us find these bony treasures...!  Generous rewards for successful treasure hunters!
For ages 6 - 12.

Halloween at Cabra Library

Halloween23, 24, 25 and 26 October at Cabra Library

Witches and Wizards Dress up Story time and activity sheets (all ages) - Monday 23 October at 3.15pm
Horcrux Hunt and Crafts (4 – 8yrs) - Tuesday 24 October from 3pm - 4pm
Film screening featuring everyone's favourite wizard! Wednesday 25 October at 2.30pm
Advanced Potion Making Class. Suitable for 8 -12yrs; - Thursday 26 October from 3pm - 4pm

Booking essential.

Films at Rathmines Library

film screeningTuesday 3, 10, 17, 24 31 October at 3.00pm

To Hell, With You, My Love! All films in October are themed around Jailbirds & Jezebels.

Early Years Art Workshops

art workshopTuesday 10, 24 October, 7, 21 November, 5 December at 11.30am in Coolock Library

The Arts Office in association with Preparing for Life and Coolock Library present a series of free art workshops for children aged 3-5 years. 
Please note: Every child must be accompanied by an adult.

Places are limited. Booking is essential.

City Hall Autumn Lunchtime Talks: Ireland and The Russian Revolutions

Russian Revoltuion 1917A series of lunchtime talks at Dublin City Hall curated by Francis Devine to commemorate the Russian Revolution of 1917. Courtesy

All are welcome. Admission free: Maximum number 130 persons so come early to get a seat; doors open 12.30p.m. Bring your own headphones for enhanced sound

Tuesday 24 October at 1pm – 1.50pm - The Czarist Crown Jewels and the Irish State with Dr Michael Quinn, Author and Historian

Tuesday 31 October at 1pm – 1.50pm - The Russian Revolutions: Cultural reactions in Ireland with Prof Justin Doherty, Dept. of Russian, TCD

Series curated by Francis Devine. Organised by Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street Dublin 2

Man on the Bridge Photobook 2017 Launch

Man on the Bridge 2017Tuesday 24 October 6.30pm to 8pm at Dublin City Library and Archive

Produced by the Man on Bridge team and the wonderful folk at Collins Press, this BRAND NEW "Man on the Bridge" photobook is the last chapter of the project and brings fantastic closure to a three year campaign to collect the photos of Arthur Fields and tell his story. Another crowd-sourced publication made up completely by your photos, this final book captures Dublin as it was lived and as it was enjoyed over a fifty year period.

The launch of this new photobook is free and open-to-all.

Remembering Life in Jacob’s Biscuit Factory

Jacob'sWednesday 25 October from 2pm - 4.30pm at Dublin City Library and Archive

Remembering Life in Jacob’s Biscuit Factory in association with Dublin City Library and Archive & Valeo Foods.

Did you work for Jacob’s at either the Bishop Street or Tallaght factory?

Our first event was fully booked so we have now organised a second event for former employees of Jacob’s Biscuit Factory!  We are inviting former employees from Jacob’s Biscuit Factory to join us at Dublin City Library and Archive for a special event on 25 October from 2pm - 4.30pm. The afternoon will include talks, an opportunity to share stories and memorabilia from your working life, and a visit to our exhibition Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History.

Booking is required as places are limited.  Please email / 01 674 4806

Exhibitions on Display for October

Exhibitions will be displayed in Ballyfermot, Ballymun, Cabra, Charleville Mall, Coolock, Dublin City Library & Archive, Raheny and Walkinstown Libraries

  • Ballyfermot Library - Art Exhibition by Will Nolan – Portraits & Landscapes
  • Ballymun Library - Ballymun Painting Group – Art Exhibition
  • Cabra Library - St Josephs Adult Learning Art Exhibition
  • Coolock Library - Central Remedial Clinic's Art Exhibition
  • Coolock Library - Donnycarney Family Support Service - Childrens Art Piece   - for children.
  • Dublin City Library & Archive - Jacob's Biscuit Factory & Dublin:  An Assorted History (8 September - 28 October)
  • Raheny Library - Raheny Camera Club Exhibition
  • Raheny Library - HSE Dublin North City Rehab Team Art Exhibition
  • Raheny Library - Dublin After the Rising, 1916-1918 – developed by Glasnevin Trust & funded by Irish Research Council - to Friday 13 October.
  • Rathmines Library - Dublin After the Rising, 1916-1918 – developed by Glasnevin Trust & funded by Irish Research Council - from Tuesday 17 to Friday 27 October
  • Rathmines Library - Paul Abell Art Exhibition from Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 October
  • Walkinstown Library - Photographic Exhibition of Crumlin