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Aspects of Mícheál Mac Liammoir and the Dublin Gate Theatre

Micheál Mac Liammoir Exhibition on display at Dublin City Library and Archive, May to June 2018

Together with his partner Hilton Edwards, Mícheál Mac Liammoir was a giant of modern Irish Theatre. They founded the Dublin Gate Theatre in 1928 and this exhibition has been arranged to mark its 90th anniversary. Prodigiously talented, Mícheál was an accomplished artist, actor, playwright, set, stage and book designer, author and multi-lingual translator. He was born in London as Alfred Willmore but re-invented himself as an Irishman, becoming fluent in the Irish language and speaking English with a marked Co. Cork brogue.

Humans of Dublin - An exhibition

Humans of DublinMay at Dolphin’s Barn Library,  June at Rathmines Library and July at Ballyfermot Library

Photographic Exhibition by Peter Varga. Two years ago, Peter Varga began a photo project that would change the course of his life. Inspired by the success of similar projects internationally, he began to walk the streets of Dublin, interviewing and photographing those
he met along the way. The result is a remarkable series of portraits which capture the vibrancy and diversity of Dublin life.  This important exhibition will, to quote Varga, ‘help you to enjoy discovering more about the ordinary extraordinary people who pass you by
every day’. Peter Varga’s award-winning book of the same name was published by Gill Books in 2016.  Reserve Humans of Dublin from our catalogue.

June in the Business Information Centre, Central Library

Lots happening in the Business Information Centre this June -

Lecture / Workshop

  • Thursday 7 June at 2pm - How to Use E- resources effectively. A demonstration of e-resources
  • Thursday 14 June at 1.30pm - How to Write a Winning CV and Ace the Interview, presented by Orla Donagher Career Coach and founder of www.interviewtutor.ie
  • Thursday 21 June at 1.30pm - "Let's Connect". The importance of networking in a business and social context presented by Alec Drew, The Business Expert.


History on Thursdays in Ballyfermot Library.

Every Thursday in June at 6.30pm in Ballyfermot Library

Cathy Scuffil, Historian in Residence, South Central Area host four events relevant to Ballyfermot and it's environs -

  • Thursday 7 June at 6.30pm - Castle, Church and Graveyard, the roots of Ballyfermot.
  • Thursday 14 June at 6.30pm - Water Water Everywhere, The Grand Canal at Gallonstown, Ballyfermot and Rathmines Townships.
  • Thursday 21 June at 6.30pm - In War and Revolution, the actions of sons of Ballyfermot
  • Thursday 28 June at 6.30pm - A Surburb is Planned "Where is this Ballyfermot anyway"

Spanish Film Club - Film Screening

La lengua de las mariposaThursday 21 June at 5.30pm at Pearse Street Library.

La lengua de las mariposas, (1999) 95 minutes. Directed by José Luis Cuerda
Moncho, a sickly boy from a small town in Galicia in 1936, goes back to school after recovering at home for some time. Soon enough he will embrace a new period of discoveries and growth with the help of his teacher, Don Gregorio, and his friend Roque. Opening his eyes to the world, his learning process and the tender relationship with his teacher will be soon interrupted by the rising social tensions of the Civil War imminent start.

Upcoming events with the Musician in Residence

Friday 22 June, Saturday 23 June and Thursday 28 June at various times in the Music Library, Central Library, ILAC Centre.

Ríona Sally Hartman is the new Musician in Residence with Dublin City Council. Ríona will host the following events -

  • Listening Party on Friday 22 June at 1pm: Come along and choose an album from The Music Library collections, or bring along your own, and we’ll listen together and discuss what makes them great. Booking required.
  • Ukulele Taster Session for children of all ages on Saturday 23 June from 3.45pm to 4.45pm: Drop in session for children of all ages to be accompanied by their parents. This event is in conjunction with Cruinniú na nÓg. No Booking required.
  • Ukulele Taster Day for Adults and Young Adults on Thursday 28 June from 12.30pm to 1.15pm and 1.30pm to 2.15pm: Come along and try out the ukulele and learn to play a song together. No previous music or ukulele experience necessary. Booking required.

Stage Presence Workshops with Theatre Lovett

Theatre LovettSaturday 23 June from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm at Pearse Street Library

Join one of Ireland’s leading theatre-makers for a confidence-boosting introduction to stage presence and the art of standing before an audience of people, pets or even playthings. This is a creative, playful but focused approach to stage presence.
Suitable for children aged 9-12 years.  Booking essential: Contact Pearse St Library to book a place on one of these FREE workshops pearsestreetlibrary@dublincity.ie / 01 6744888. Please state which time you would like to book.

Cruinniú na nÓg at your library

CruinniúCulture and Creativity in Dublin City Public Libraries on Saturday 23 June:

  • Ballyfermot Library -Don’t Walk, Dance! - A day full of dance performances and workshops in creative dance, contemporary irish dance, and hip-hop, led by professional international dancers. Performance / Workshop Time:12:00pm - 13:30pm for ages 4+ | 13:30pm - 14:45pm for ages 7+ | 14:45pm - 16:45pm Hip-hop workshop for ages 7+”.

Exhibitions on display for June 2018

Exhibitions will be displayed in Ballymun, Ballyfermot, Ballymun, Cabra, Dublin City Library and Archive, Dolphin's Barn,  Finglas, Inchicore, Raheny, Rathmines and Walkinstown libraries.

  • Ballyfermot Library -
    • 1916 Street Banners & Art Exhibition
    • Impressions of Ballyfermot: Schools art exhibit.
    • images of Communiversity: art exhibit.
    • Bio-Diversity
    • "City Life" - painting and sculpture by Pat Curran & Mark Colburn

Peter Rabbit Arts and Craft's Workshop in Raheny Library

Peter RabbitTuesday 3 July at 2.30pm in Raheny Library

Who doesn't love Peter Rabbit? Why not bring the children along to this Arts and Crafts Workshop where they can express and create their favourite characters. The workshop is suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years and is free. Booking is essential.

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