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Summer Programme for Children

SummerSummer 2018 - there is lots happening for children of all ages in the libraries. Join in the activities and fun events - think music, think creative, thinkart, think crafts, think drama..think fun! All the events are free. In order to avoid disappointment (as places are limited), booking is essential.

Summer Storytime in Raheny Library

StorytimeWednesday 25 July at 11am and Wednesdays 1 and 15 August at 11am.

Calling all 3 to 6 year olds.. there is Summer Storytime with Ronan in Raheny Library. It's free and there is no requirement to book. Just pop in!

Irish Wildlife Trust Talk and Walk

Blessingtown BasinWednesday 15 August at 2pm in Raheny Library. Thursday 16 August at 11am in Phibsboro Library.

The Irish Wildlife Trust host these family friendly events which feature a brief wildlife talk in the library followed by a walk in the local park, exploring the wildlife found there.

  • Raheny Library - Wednesday 15 August in the library followed by a walk in St. Anne's Park to explore the wildlife.
  • Phibsboro' Library -  Thursday 16 August at 11am in the library followed by a walk in Blessington Basin to explore the wildlife

Exhibitions on display for August and September 2018

Exhibitions on display in Dublin City Public Libraries for the months of August and September are -


  • Ballyfermot Library
    • 1916 Street Banners & Art Exhibition
    • Bio-Diversity
    • "A Photographic Exhibition of 50 Years of Labre Park"
    • A Patchwork Quilt depicting key areas of Traveller Culture and Heritage made by the Traveller Women in Labre Park.
    • Chapelizod Heritage Society  a) Village Life in the 50's and b) the Society Remembers 1916.
    • “Pride of Place” Exhibition by Ballyfermot Heritage Group and Ballyfermot Youth Service
  • Ballymun Library - Conradh na Gaeilge 125. A celebration of  Conradh na Gaeilge 125 anniversary
  • Cabra Library - Goirtín Exhibition (A local exhibition)
  • Central Library -  Suffragist City Exhibition
  • Dolphin's Barn Library - Athbheochan : 1893-2018
  • Finglas Library - Finglas Camera Club - Group  Exhibition: ‘TOLKA'
  • Raheny Library - Raheny Heritage Society presents the life of Marie Hayes
  • Walkinstown Library - Humans of Dublin

Spanish Film Club - Film Screening

La Isla MinimaWednesday 15 August at 5.30pm at Pearse Street Library.

La Isla Mínima (Marshland), Director: Alberto Rodríguez Librero, (2014) 105 min.

At the beginning of the 80s, two teenage girls are murdered in a small Andalusian town. Two policemen, ideologically opposed, are sent from Madrid to investigate the disappearance. In a community anchored in the past, they will have to face not only a cruel murderer, but also their own ghosts.

Winner of numerous awards, including the Goya for Best Film, this suffocating police thriller with sociopolitical subplot, has been considered by critics as one of the best Spanish films of recent years.

History and Herstory: Personal writings of Dublin Residents

Nora Connolly O'BrienSaturday 18 August at 2.30pm in Charleville Mall Library. Monday 20 August at 6.30pm in Phibsboro Library. Friday 24 August at 1pm in the Central Library.

In her presentation, Dr. Mary Muldowney, Dublin City Council Historian in Residence will consider what we can learn about the history of the city from the shared stories of well-known residents.  Bram Stoker's journal; Sean O'Casey's autobiography; and the memoirs of Nora Connolly O'Brien, June Levine and Peter Sheridan will be the main focus of the talk, supported by the observations of other writers who lived in the city between the 1870s and the 1970s. Admission is free. Booking is recommended

Heritage Week in the Libraries

From 18-26 August 2018 Dublin City Public Libraries celebrates Heritage Week. This year the theme is "Make a Connection", - connections between people and heritage, communities with communities while perserving and promoting our heritage. We hope you enjoy what Dublin City Public Libraries has to offer and that you can attend some of our events:

Saturday 18 August - History and Herstory: Personal writings of Dublin Residents

Suffragist City - Women in Traditional Irish Music

Fair PléMonday 20 August at 1pm in the Music Library, Central Library.

Join musicians Mairéad O’Donnell (Fiddle and Vocals), Aisling Keogh (Fiddle) and Derek Copley (Banjo, Bouzouki and Vocals) for an hour of songs and tunes to highlight Suffragist City, the exhibition currently on display in the library. Admission is free. Booking is essential.

The Joy of being a Collector

Monday 20 August at 2.30pm in Cabra Library.

Aidan Dockery is a collector with a passionate interest in Irish Culture, Heritage, History and Literature. Over the last 55 years he has amassed a huge collection of Stamps, Coins, Postcards,  Books and Annuals. In this fascinating talk, Aidan will speak about his passion for collecting, as well as bringing along special items relating to Cabra from his unique and extensive collections.

Dublin: Buildings Heritage and History

Buildings Heritage and HistoryMonday 20 August at 6.30pm in Ballymun Library. Thursday 23 August at 6.30pm in Coolock Library

In this unique talk, architect Pat Dargan explores the history of  Dublin through a selection of its most interesting buildings. Included are the Norman Dublin Castle, the Georgian Customs House by the River Liffey, the twentieth-century Guinness Storehouse, along with buildings that may not be as well known but are equally interesting. Pat will also focus on some of Dublin’s most intriguing, famous and oldest watering holes.