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Goodbye Dublin: The War of Independence in the City

Dublin City Library & Archive, August 12th to October 31st.

Dublin City Libraries’ new exhibition commemorates the War of Independence in Dublin. Dublin played a central role in the War of Independence. The city was the seat of the British administration in Ireland, and had a heavy police and military presence. It was vital that the Irish Volunteers contested control of the city and demonstrated that British control over Ireland was loosening.

This exhibition tells the history of this conflict using contemporary photographs, ephemera, film, and a period Black and Tan uniform.

Paul Strzelecki: a forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine

Central Library, 4-30 September

Paul Strzelecki's struggle to save thousands: a forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine. This exhibition tells the story of Count Paul ( Pawel) Strzelecki, a world renowned Polish explorer and scientist, who volunteered to work in Ireland to combat famine from 1847-1849. Count Strzelecki deserves wide recognition for his heroism, deep empathy and the impact he made during the catastrophic famine period. 

Autumn talks with Michael Grant: Brahms, Silent Women and Forbidden Music

Brahms Music Library, Central Library Thursdays 12, 19 and 26 September 2019 at 1pm

Autumn talks with Michael Grant: “Brahms, Silent Women and Forbidden Music”.

Spanish Film Club - Film Screening

 

Pearse Street Library, Wednesday 18 September at 5.30pm

Un dia vi 10000 elefantes / One day I saw 10000 elephants 

Director: Alex Guinera, Juan Pajares, 2015, 64 mins.    

Angono Mba, an octogenarian Guinean recalls his experiences as a porter for the Spanish filmmaker Manuel Hernández Sanjuán during a two-year documentary expedition across colonial Africa (from 1944 to 1946) looking for a mysterious lake where a legend says 10.000 elephants could be seen together. 

Start and Grow Your Own Business Programme

Business Information Centre, Central Library, Thursday 19 & 26 September, 3, 10, 17 & 24 October at 6.30pm   

This programme of six free talks/workshops is brought to you by Dublin City Libraries in partnership with the Local Enterprise Office, Dublin City and the Entrepreneurs Academy. The programme is aimed at those who are contemplating self-employment and who are in need of guidance and expertise in all aspects of starting a business in Ireland.  

Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur, Thursday 19 September at 6.30pm  

Creating the Best Business Plan for Your Business, Thursday 26 September at 6.30pm  

Essential Supports for Entrepreneurs: who's out there to help?  Thursday 24 October at 6.30pm    

Culture Night at Kevin Street Library

Kevin Street Library, Friday 20 September; 5:30pm-7.30pm  

Celebrate Culture Night with music, song, readings and comedy.

Culture Night at Pearse Street Library

Pearse Street Library; Friday 20 September, 6pm - 8.30pm

Instrument Carousel - a partnership between Girls Rock Dublin and Dublin City Libraries. Are you an air guitarist or drummer? Have you ever wanted to knock out sounds on some real instruments for a change? Here's your chance. Culture Night presents an opportunity to teenagers to play an instrument of their choice. 

Frank O'Connor, The War of Independence, and Guests of the Nation

Pembroke Library, Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm

Hilary Lennon looks at the political context underpinning Frank O'Connor's acclaimed war story Guests of the Nation and consideration of his own development as a writer in post-independence Ireland. 

The Periodic Table at 150

Drumcondra Library; Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm 

We all remember the Periodic table from science class in school but did you know that it is 150 years old this year? Sylvia Draper from TCD will uncover the story of this important scientific chart. 

Buck Whaley's Jerusalem Adventure

Raheny Library, Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm  *event booked out*

Buck Whaley's Jerusalem Adventure, a talk with David Ryan. Tomas 'Buck' Whaley was heir to a large fortune but prone to scatter-brained schemes and disastrous gambling losses. Hear the story of one of Dublin history's most colourful characters.  

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