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The Power in Your Pencil

Summer Event

 

Rathmines Library Tuesday 20th August at 2.00pm

The Power in Your Pencil with Make Create Innovate. Workshop suitable for children 8-11 years.

War of Independence Lectures

War of Independence Flier

Pearse Street Library, Tuesday 20 and 27 August; Rathmines Library, Monday 9 and 16 September (details below)

Dublin City's Historians in Residence are delivering a set of two part lecture series on the War of Independence.These are taking place across a number of libraries and are unique to each branch as our Historians In Residence explore the tumultuous years of the Irish War of Independence, featuring local stories and national events.

Greyhound on Train - a play by Carnation Theatre

Heritage Week logoMeet four women, no ordinary women, but fighters in the struggle to achieve Irish independence. This is the War of Independence story that has never been told. Until now.....

Rathmines Library on Thursday 22 August at 1 pm

Toddler Groups

Toddler groupToddler groups operate in 14 branch libraries; days/times vary and it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

Public Speaking Group, Rathmines Library

MicrophonePublic Speaking Club – meeting chaired by Stephen Kane. Meetings held in the Exhibition Room at Rathmines Library on the first Thursday of every month at 11.00am (except August).

U3A: University of the Third Age

Age Action Ireland supports U3A in IrelandBallymun and Rathmines Libraries.

U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun. (quote)

An informal U3A learning circle meets in Ballymun Library every second Monday from 2-4pm.
(note: no meeting during the month of August)

The Rathmines U3A group meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 11.00am

Book Clubs for Children

The New PolicemanThere are children's book clubs in branch libraries across the city, namely Ballymun, Ballyfermot, Cabra, Coolock, Donaghmede, Finglas, Pembroke (Ballsbridge), Raheny, Rathmines and Walkinstown libraries. Dates and times listed below may vary so it is advisable to check with the library in advance if wanting to participate in a Book Club.

The members of most clubs choose a book to read and get together every 3-4 weeks to discuss it. The library provides the books of course. Library staff often research the authors and books as a background to the discussion. Some clubs offer members the chance to come along and talk about the book they are reading currently - these clubs can take place more often as there is no set book to read.

Looking for reading inspiration? Check out Who Next...? A guide to children's books and recommended children's books on our library blog.

Book Clubs

BooksBook clubs are a popular way for book lovers to discuss books, both fiction and non-fiction, in an informal friendly setting. Some book clubs meet in libraries or each other's homes, some in pubs or restaurants. While there are book clubs active in most of our branch libraries, dates and times can vary, so check with the library in advance if interested in participating in one of the book clubs. Due to the popularity of some book clubs, there may unfortunately be restrictions regarding the intake of new members from time to time, so it is advisable to check on that also.

The following is a list of libraries that host book clubs:-

Film Clubs / Screenings

film clubWe have a range of weekly and monthly film clubs and screenings accross our network of library branches. Themes include World Cinema, Classic Movies, Spanish Language films and more. Check the details below for location and screening times.

 

Parent and Child Language Groups

Parent and Child Language Groups operate in Ballymun and Rathmines Libraries; days/times vary and it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

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