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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.

Getting Citizens Online: Digital training course

Digital training29 April to 2 May from 10.30am - 1pm at Pearse Street Library.

Want 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 free digital training course for those who have never used the Internet.

The Camino Voyage Film Screening

Camino Voyage stillThursday 16 May at 5.30pm at Pearse Street Library

Join us for a free special screening of The Camino Voyage (2018), with an introduction by the film's director Dónal Ó Céilleachair, to celebrate Dublin Boat Rally 2019.

"It takes some class of determination to row all the way from Ireland to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain. It takes more to do so in a traditional naomhóg. Yet four mem, poet Sheehy, artist Holden, musician Begley, and stonemason Moriarity, set out to do just that in three gruelling yearly stages, beginning in 2014. Hansard joined them later. O'Céilleachair's film records the journey with care and grace. You'll feel uplifted and a little exhausted by the close. " (The Irish Times, 23/11/18)

Ballyfermot and Ballymun Library Writers book launch

Mustang Bally 2019 book coverWednesday 22 May from 6pm to 7.50pm at Pearse Street Library

Coming to Pearse Street Library on 22 May, during the International Literary Festival, we are proud to announce the launch of “Mustang Bally”, a collaborative anthology between the writing groups of Ballyfermot and Ballymun Library. Featuring a mixture of short stories and poetry from 28 authors, there will be refreshments and readings from their work on the night.

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