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Humans of Dublin - An exhibition

Humans of DublinJuly at Ballyfermot Library

Photographic Exhibition by Peter Varga. Two years ago, Peter Varga began a photo project that would change the course of his life. Inspired by the success of similar projects internationally, he began to walk the streets of Dublin, interviewing and photographing those he met along the way. The result is a remarkable series of portraits which capture the vibrancy and diversity of Dublin life.

Young Adult Band in Residence Wanted

Tuesday 24 July at 4pm in the Music Library, Central Library.

Ríona Sally Hartman is the first Musician in Residence with Dublin City Public Libraries. Ríona and The Music Library are looking for young adults who want to make music! Over the course of a few months our musician in residence Ríona will guide them from start to finish in writing, playing, recording and performing their own songs. Whether you like to sing, play an instrument, rap, write lyrics or produce we’d love for young adults interested in making music to come along, meet Ríona, find out more about the project and see if they’d like to sign up for more. The Young Adults Band in Residence will meet weekly, some music experience would be great but not necessary, if you do play an instrument please bring it along.

  • Tuesday 24 July at 4pm (Taster afternoon)
  • Thursday 23 August at 4pm (Taster afternoon)
  • Thursday 30 August at 4pm (Commencement of the band)

Writing Lyrics Using the Cut-Up Method for young adults

Tuesday 17 July at 2pm in the Music Library

Drop in Workshop : Writing Lyrics Using the Cut-Up Method. Want to try out writing lyrics or the first time? Or maybe you’re an experienced lyricist looking for some new techniques and inspiration! Come along to this lyric writing workshop. Ríona Sally Hartman, Musician in Residence with Dublin City Public Libraries will guide on  the cut-up lyrics writing technique famously used by many songwriters including David Bowie and Radiohead. No experience necessary just bring along a pen and paper. Suitable for young adults aged 15 - 17 years.

Around the Table Exhibition

Around the TableJuly in Inchicore Library

Around the Table, a Dublin Culture Connects project about food in Dublin connected with communities old and new across Dublin’s historic Central Area. An exhibition of photographs, taken by artist Jeanette Lowe over a five-month period as part of Dublin’s Culture Connects: National Neighbourhood, will be on view in the Central Library (Ilac Centre) until the end of June. This project worked collaboratively with communities, artists and The National Library of Ireland tracing the passage of food from the docks to the markets and from our streets to our tables.

The images on display reflect strong communities built on camaraderie and loyalty forged through work, through shared interests and passions, through family ties and through networks of support. They reflect the life generated by the food we buy, cook and share moving through the city.

Family History and Genealogy Advice Service

Family treeMonthly in Donaghmede and Raheny Libraries.
Find out how to go about tracing your family tree, with an advice session presented by Margaret Bonar and Betty Craven.

Donaghmede Library host the advice session on the 3rd Monday of every month in the afternoons.

Raheny Library's Family History and Genealogy advice service.  Third Monday of the month. Please note date change for November:  27 November from 10.15am - 12 noon, instead of 20 November.
To book, ring 087 6491605, email impossibleancestors@gmail.com

All are welcome and admission is free.  Booking is essential with Margaret Bonar at T. 087 6491605.

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 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.

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