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Healthy Ireland at your local Library

Healthy IrelandPublic libraries are currently delivering the nationwide Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme that will establish libraries as a valuable source within the community for health information. Dublin City Libraries presents a series of talks, discussions and workshops relating to various health and wellbeing topics.  
Admission Free to all events, booking required. 

Getting Citizens Online Spring 2018

Getting citizens onlineWant 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 digital skills training course for those who have never used the internet. The workshops are free. Booking is essential. Sessions will run daily and participants must be able to attend all five sessions -

  • Monday 19 to Friday 23 February
    • 10am to 12pm in Cabra Library
    • 2pm to 4pm in Finglas Library
  • Monday 26 February to Friday 2 March
    • 10am to 12pm in Raheny Library (Fully booked, apologies)
    • 2pm to 4pm in Donaghmede Library
  • Monday 5 to Friday 9 March
    • 10am to 12pm in Ballyfermot Library
    • 2pm - 4pm in Walkinstown Library

Liam Whelan and the Munich Air Disaster - 60 years on

Munich Air DisasterTuesday 13 February at 6.30pm in Cabra Library and Monday 19 February at 1pm in Central Library

Sixty years have passed since the Munich Air Disaster of 1958, which claimed the lives of many of Manchester United's famous Busby Babes. Among the dead was Cabra native Liam Whelan, who appeared for the United side that lined up against Shamrock Rovers in Dalymount Park and who had previously played for Home Farm in Dublin.

Donal Fallon, Historian in Residence with Dublin City Council will look at the career of Liam Whelan and the rise of the 'Busby Babes'. Both events are free. Booking is recommended.

An introduction to a healthy diet for maintaining Good Health

Healthy IrelandMonday 19 February at 6.30pm in Ringsend Library. Monday 26 February at 6.30pm in Inchicore Library

We would all like to eat more healthily but what does a balanced diet actually consist of? With an introduction to the food pyramid, this talk looks at the correct amount of nutrients – protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals you need to maintain good health. Find out more about research based evidence on the health implications of a poor diet and where to look for guidance and support.  This event is in association with Ballyfermot Partnership.

The events are free. Booking is essential.

Information Stands in the Business Library

February in the Business Information Centre, Central Library, ILAC Centre -

  • Thursday 1 February from 12.30pm to 2.30pm - National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA). Focusing on NALA's Distance Learning Services
  • Thursday 8 February from 1.30pm to 3.30pm - National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA). Focusing on NALA's Distance Learning Services
  • Thursday 15 February from 2.00pm to 4.00pm - Dublin Business School – Information and Advice Stand on FREE Springboard courses
  • Friday 16 February from 3.30pm to 5.00pm - National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA). Focusing on NALA's Distance Learning Services
  • Tuesday 20 February from 1.00pm - 3.00pm -  e-College Information and Advice Stand. Information on FREE online courses for job seekers.

What was it the doctor said...?” Tips for understanding and remembering

Understanding the doctorWednesday 21 February at 11am in Coolock Library. Wednesday 7 March at 1pm in the Central Library. Wednesday 14 March at 11am in Donaghmede Library.

Many of us find that relevant health information is difficult to access, understand and use. We all need good health literacy to understand health information correctly and to make an informed decision. In her presentation, Helen Ryan, Policy Officer with NALA will look at the health literacy skills we need today when dealing with health services and provide tips for communicating more effectively. The events are free. Booking is essential.

The Power of Positive Emotions

Healthy Ireland12 and 21 February in Walkinstown and Pearse Street Libraries.

This talk helps people to 'grow the good' in themselves by cultivating positive emotions which will ignite positive action, wellbeing and change. Sarah Murphy of Fired From Within will explore the emotions of joy and gratitude through a variety of research-based exercises which are proven to enhance our wellbeing.  Discover how to rewire the brain to look for the good in our lives. 

  • Monday 12 February at 7pm in Walkinstown Library
  • Wednesday 21 February at 11am in Pearse Street Library

8 Steps to Mindful Eating & Weight Management

Healthy IrelandWednesday 21 February at 6.30pm in Terenure Library

This talk seeks to take the focus off diets and food plans and instead addresses the habits and emotions that can lead to unhealthy eating. It will help you enjoy a more balanced and healthy relationship with food and weight.  In her presentation Dr. Bernadette Rock will look to help participants develop new strategies to cope without food and address issues of  stress, anxiety or boredom.

Dr Bernadette Rock is the founder of HeyDay Weight Loss  and holds a Masters in Sociology and Social Research and a PhD in Sociology.

Speaking Words at Pearse Street Library

Migrating Minds coverWednesday 21 February at 5.30pm in Pearse Street Library.

Speaking Words: Poetry and prose readings of writers own work.

Join the Bayside Writers for the launch of their new book.  Francie Devine, Labour historian and singer, will launch Migrating Minds V, a collection of writing from Dublin's North Bay area. This is the Bayside Writers' fifth collection in their Migrating Minds series. Music will be provided by the Howth Singing Circle and Clasac. 

The event will start at 5.30pm, light refreshments from 5pm.

Career Toolkit Programme

Ilario DonderoWednesday 7, 14, 21, 28 February from 6.30pm – 8.00pm at the Business Information Centre

Career Toolkit, a 4 week programme to assist you with your career choices. Part of Career Direction and Development programme at the Business Information Centre, Central Library. These interactive talks are hosted by Ilaria Dondero

Career Choices and Decisions helping you move forward in 2018
Wednesday, 7 Feb 6.30pm – 8.00pm