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Listening Party for Adults

Musician in ResidenceCome along and choose an album from the Music Library collections, or bring along your own,  we’ll listen together and discuss what makes them great.

Young Adult Band

Riona

Music Library. Each Thursday from February to May from 4 -6pm (check with Music Library about school holidays). New members will be welcomed.

Your Tenement Memories

Do you have a memory of Dublin's tenements or know someone else who does? Whatever your connection, we would like to hear your stories.

Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World

Blazing a TrailThe women in this vibrant exhibition have excelled in the arts and entertainment, science and medicine, politics, sports, aviation and adventure.

Find out more about these remarkable Irish women, from artist Sarah Purser to ground-breaking architect Eileen Gray, including plenty of contemporary trailblazers such as Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and athlete Sonia O'Sullivan.

Safety at Sea through War and Upheaval: Irish Lights 1911-1923

Irish Lights ExhibitionA joint collaboration of the Commissioners of Irish Lights and the Royal Irish Academy.

This exhibition highlights the history of Irish Lights between 1911 and 1923. Irish Lights’ overall mission of safe navigation at sea, is looked at in the context of the wider political and economic developments of the time.

The exhibition uses hitherto unexplored sources from the Irish Lights archive to present a new and distinctive view of Modern Ireland’s most critical decade.

Euro 88 Homecoming

Euro 88 HomecomingRelive those magic memories of the win over England, Ronnie Whelan’s volley against USSR. Can it really be over 30 years ago? 

This exhibition was created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Euro 88, with the content detailing the homecoming of Irish soccer team on their return to Dublin. 

Spring into Storytime this April!

Spring into Storytime Spring into Storytime is a national story-time initiative in public libraries which is running during the month of April. As part of the Right to Read campaign, it celebrates the importance of families reading together and sharing stories.

 

Reading Dublin One City One Book

The Country Girls trilogyPresented by Garrett Fagan, students read a variety of books chosen to relate thematically to the 2019 Dublin One City One Book choice. No prior knowledge is required for this course beyond an enjoyment and an interest in reading and in finding out more about your city.

Evil Literature: Banned Books in Our Collection

The Country Girls trilogyThe Evil Literature exhibition is focused on a selection of banned books in the collections of Dublin City Reading Room and Dublin City Archives, including the work of Edna O’Brien. 

The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O’Brien, the book choice for Dublin: One City One Book Festival in 2019, was censored in Ireland. Edna subsequently became one of a number of active opponents to censorship and was involved in reforming the manner in which the Censorship of Publications Board operated from 1967.

An Evening with Edna

The Country Girls trilogy Spend the evening in the company of Edna O’Brien, author of this year’s Dublin One City One Book and one of Ireland’s most treasured writers in the Mansion House on Wednesday 24th April at 8:00pm.

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