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Healthy Food Made Easy

VegetablesMonday 16 April to 28 May from 6pm to 8pm in Ballyfermot Library

Are you interested in healthy eating? If the answer is YES, then the 6 week ‘Healthy Food Made Easy’ course is for you! The project has been running in Ballyfermot/Chapelizod for the past 11 years and has become a great success. Course participants have thoroughly enjoyed the courses.  Some feedback includes:
‘Healthy eating is not as expensive as I thought’
‘I love to make my own brown bread now’
‘I have lost weight since starting the course simply by eating healthy and watching portion sizes’

The course is FREE! Come along and bring a friend with you!

City Hall Lecture Series: Irish Women and the First World War

Kate Middleton Curtis3, 10, 17, 24 Tuesdays in April from 1.10pm to 1.150pm at Council Chamber City Hall, Dame Street

The lecture series explores different aspects of Irish women’s experiences throughout the First World War, from anti-enlistment activism to working in munition factories and war-time nursing. The final lecture in the series by keynote speaker Dr. Fionnuala Walsh assesses the legacy and long-term impact of the war on the role of women in Irish society. The lecture series complements the new exhibition “Doing their Bit” Irish Women and the First World War on display at Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 until 28 April 2018.

Image: Kate Middleton Curtis, Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive

Doing their Bit: Irish Women and First World War

Dublin womenApril at The Dublin Room, Dublin City Library and Archive

From working in munitions factories, V.A.D. nursing, supporting the war effort through charitable works, and leading the anti-conscription movement, World War 1 led to a multitude of different experiences for Irish women. The exhibition draws on the collections of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive and other material held at Dublin City Library and Archive to explore different aspects of these experiences and how they were impacted by class, religion and political persuasion. 

NEW! Learn to Play the Violin for Free

ViolinMarch - April in Donaghmede and Rathmines Libraries

A free beginner 8 week course on learning the violin will take place at Donaghmede and Rathmines libraries in Spring 2018.  Violins & tutorial books will be provided to all learners who are members of the group.

Information Stands and Help Desks for April in Business Information Centre

Various dates in April

  • Tuesday 3 and 10 April, Thursday 19 and 26 April and Thursday 3 and 10 May from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on each evening - AIB Bank Capel Street will be present in the Business Information Centre to help you open a business bank account and/or advise you on a broad range of business financial solutions
  • Thursday 12 April from 5.30pm to 6.30pm - Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) : Information and guidance on Company Law and your responsibilities.
  • Wednesday 25 April from 2pm to 4pm - Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed:Information on supports available for people looking for work.  

The Old Dublin Society Spring Programme

Old Dublin SocietyWednesday 25 April at 6pm in Dublin City Library & Archive.
Cumann le Seandacht Átha Cliath / The Old Dublin Society (1934-2017) spring programme of lectures.   Admission free – all welcome


Wednesday 25 April: Baggot Street Hospital 60 Years Ago. Dr Michael Pegum, Guest Speaker

Walkinstown Library Communiversity - NUIM course

Communiversity in WalkinstownThursday 1 February to 14 June from 10.00am to 12.30pm in Walkinstown Library

The Communiversity initiative is currently recruiting new participants for its forthcoming free university course.  The course runs over 17 weeks and consists of 4 modules of 4 weeks duration each, one morning per week, 2.5 hours per session. The course is discussion led with no exams or essays, just a curiosity and willingness to learn are all that’s needed. Places are limited, so to register please contact Dublin South City Partnership on T. 01 4732196 or E.

The four modules are:

Communiversity: free university course at your library

Thursdays January - May from 10am to 12.30pm in Coolock Library

This free university 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 Thursday 18 January from 10.00am to 12.30pm.
  • It runs every subsequent Thursday for a period of 17 weeks.
  • It consists of 4 modules of 4 weeks duration each, one morning per week, 2.5 hours per session.

Using eResources for research

eResources trainingThursday 26 April, 17 May, 7 June and 26 July from 2.00pm-3.00pm at the Business Information Centre, Central Library

Training on using E-resources successfully to progress your research requests provided by a librarian on Thursday afternoons from 2.00pm-3.00pm.

To learn tomorrow’s skills today, please reserve your place at the Business Information Desk.

Ridiculous! - a performance

The ArkThursday 26 April at 3.30pm in Central Library.

The Ark presents RIDICULOUS!

Whether you’re as big as a house or as small as a shoe, strap on your custard wings and tune your gnu! We have 40 RIDICULOUS minutes for you! Performers Darina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy will take you on a journey through crazy poems, silly songs and nonsense verse from some of the best loved children’s’ poets. Featuring work from Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, James Joyce, E E Cummings, Shel Silverstein, Spike Milligan, Tom Lehrer, Jack Prelutsky, Marriott Edgar and Pat Ingoldsby. This is a performance that will be loved by both adults and children alike. Suitable for children aged 6+. The event is free. Booking is recommended.