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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.

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    

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

Ballyfermot Library 1-31 October

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. 



with James Curry, Historian in Residence (Dublin City Council, North West Area)

Jurassic Brick Land

StemsnationalWalkinstown Library, Saturday 12 October at 2pm; Ballymun Library, Saturday 2 November at 2pm; Pearse St. Library, Sat 30 November at 2pm

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Put on your hiking boots and camouflage…you’re about to enter Jurassic Brick Land!

As part of STEMsational Saturdays.

Scratch Animation

StemsnationalWalkinstown Library, Saturday 5 October at 2.30pm; Ballymun Library, Saturday 12 October at 2.30pm; Pearse St. Library, Saturday 2 November at 2.30pm

Create and Code a Simple Animation.

As part of STEMsational Saturdays.

STEMsational Saturdays

STEMsational SaturdaysBallymun, Pearse Street and Walkinstown Libraries, October-November 2019. See below for details.

Prepare to be amazed! STEMsational Saturdays are a series of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths workshops for children, taking place on Saturday afternoons in October and November.

Please contact the individual branches to book a place at a session.

Children's Book Festival 2019

Childrens Book FestivalCabra Library, Dolphin's Barn Library, Rathmines Library and Walkinstown Library

The national Children’s Book Festival, held every October, helps spread the enjoyment of books and reading among children and families, authors and illustrators, teachers and librarians all over Ireland.

While the majority of events are for school groups, there are also after-school and mid-term events, which are listed below.

Please contact the individual branches to book a place at a session.

Scratch Game Design

StemsnationalWalkinstown Library, Saturday 19 October at 2.30pm; Pearse St. Library, Saturday 9 November at 2.30pm; Ballymun Library, Saturday 16 November at 2.30pm

Create and Code a Simple Game

As part of STEMsational Saturdays

Dracula after Dark

Charleville Mall Library, Friday 25 October 7pm-9.30pm 

An evening of suitably spooky seasonal entertainment and wonder at Dublin'd oldest working public library. Dacre Stoker (great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker) launches Bram Stoker in the North Inner City  written by local historian Hugo McGuinness. Followed by a public interview with Dacre Stoker, hosted by Patrick Bergin.  This will be followed by three talks, starting with Dracula in the Movies by Joe Mooney. Historian in Residence Mary Muldowney  presents Vampires from the East!, lookinng at vampires, myths and ghoulish medical practices.  Hugo McGuinness will close the evening with a talk on Buckingham Street - Gateway to a Gothic Wonderland.