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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.

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 with full name and contact telephone number.

Jonathan Swift and Dublin Exhibition

Jonathan SwiftApril at Raheny Library

This new exhibition marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift and focuses on Swift’s interaction with his native city.

A travelling version of the exhibition which was on display in Dublin City Library & Archive January to March 2017.

Judging by the Cover - An Illustrators Ireland Exhibit

Illustrators IrelandApril in Dublin City Library and Archive

This unique exhibition takes a closer look at illustrations appearing as cover art for popular books, periodicals and magazines.  The creative works displayed focus on the variety and ingenuity of illustration found in publishing today. Included in the show are

  • Recent works, both original and digital, with and without the titles and typography.
  • Recognisable works such as Irelandopedia by Fatti Burke, Something beginning with P by Alan Clarke, A Dublin Fairytale by Nicola Colton and GOLD by Lauren O'Neill the recent winner of the CBI Best Illustrated book for 2016.
  • Totally Dublin cover for the Marriage Referendum, YES for Love, by Fuchsia MacAree
  • The 80th Anniversary cover of CARA magazine by Jennifer Farley.

Exhibitions on display for April 2017

Exhibitions will be displayed in Ballyfermot, Cabra, Dublin City Library and Archive and Rathmines Libraries.

While there, why not come inside and see what the library has to offer.

The Ruben Centre, Kenya - an exhibition

The Ruben CentreMarch and April 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.

Bealtaine 2017 in the Libraries

Bealtaine FestivalDublin City Public Libraries invites you to participate in our programme of events as we celebrate Bealtaine 2017, and support the national Creative Ireland initiative.  The theme of this year’s Bealtaine Festival All Together Now!, celebrates a  call for ‘collective action’. In this programme we’re calling on you to come to any of our twenty branch libraries around the City to experience something new, vibrant, free, and open to all.

There is a real creative aspect to our programme, where you can learn how to felt an ornate 3D vessel using wool, or seek an introduction to the relaxing art of painting on silk. For those with green fingers, Walkinstown Library hosts a 3-part series for the creative gardener.

Smartphone Training

SmartphoneFour week course, starting Tuesday 18 April to Tuesday 9 May (because of May Public Holiday) from 10.00am to 12.00pm at the Central Library.

Are you making the best use of your Smartphone. Would you like to know more about Apps, Settings, Images and lots more? If so, sign up for this series of workshops which are presented by Vodafone Retail as part of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative.  Participants must be available to attend all four sessions. Please bring your own Smartphone, which can be on any network. The workshops are free. Booking is essential as places are limited.

90 Years of ESB: Seminar

ESB Tuesday 2 May 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Dublin City Library and Archive

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of ESB, the Irish Society of Archives and ESB are delighted to host a seminar celebrating the archival heritage of the company on Tuesday 2 May, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Dublin City Library and Archives (138 – 144 Pearse Street D2) beginning with light refreshments.

Welcome by Dr Ray Rafusse, Chair of the Irish Society for Archives

Seminar Chair: Stephen Collins, former political editor of The Irish Times.

Bealtaine - Intergenerational Storytelling

Storytelling IntergenerationalWednesday 3 May, Thursday 4 May and Thursday 18 May at 10am in Raheny Library

Raheny Library are hosting an intergenerational social history project. Participants from a local nursing home will share memories of their schooldays with children recording the senior citizen’s memories with words and drawings. This event is now fully booked.

Bealtaine in the Libraries