Calendar Libraries

Only show events of type
Only show for the audience
Only for the following Location

20th Century Irish History Course

Cabra Library, Thursday 9, 16, 23, 30 January & 6, 13 February at 6.30pm  

Week 1: Ireland in 1920: The Year in Terror. Delivered by historian James Curry, this talk focuses on 1920, the year that the Black and Tans & Auxiliaries arrived on the scene during the War of Independence.  

This 6-week course will focus on the revolutionary years from 1916-23 when Ireland achieved independence from Britain. Delivered in a lively and accessible manner, topics will include partition, the War of Independence, the Treaty and the Civil War. If you enjoy going to talks on Irish history, this is your chance to delve deeper and learn some more on this pivotal period in our history. In addition, each week course participants will read and discuss historical documents and memoirs of the time.    

Passports, Pilots and Planes: a history of Dublin Airport

Drumcondra Library; Thursday 6 February at 6.30pm

Ballymun Library; Monday 10 February at 6.30pm 

Cabra Library; Thursday 20 February at 6.30pm 

Raheny Library; Thursday 27 February at 6.30pm

Dublin Airport, or Collinstown Airport as it was originally known, is 80 years old this year but the site has an aviation history stretching as far back as 1917. This talk focuses on how Dublin Airport has developed from one flight a day on grass runways to the European Union's 11th largest airport and Ireland's gateway to the world.  

Walking the Camino de Santiago

Ringsend Library, Wednesday 26 February at 6.30pm

Cabra Library, Wednesday 4 March at 6.30pm 

Ever considered setting out on the Camino de Santiago? Andrea Ryan gives walkers the knowledge and advice needed to walk the Camino. The talk will cover the history of the Camino, how to cover the mileage, how to train, optimum times of the year to travel and rounding off with a Q & A session. 

Stress Management

Cabra Library, Thursday 12 March at 6.30pm

Drawing upon a cognitive behavioural approach to stress management, attendees will gain an understanding of what stress is, of the lifestyle factors that cause it, and of its physical and psychological effects. With an introduction to skills and strategies for combating stress effectively, attendees will gain an insight in how to increase one's potential to live with greater fulfilment and enjoyment. 

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:

Scrabble Clubs

ScrabbleScrabble Clubs meet in two branch libraries (Ballymun and Cabra) on a weekly basis. Days and times do vary (see below) so it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance.

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.

Conversation Exchange

Conversation ExchangeConversation exchanges are very popular in the libraries. As well as practising your language skills with native speakers through conversation, you can also learn much about the culture, politics and economics of that country. They are held in Ballymun, Cabra, Central Library, Coolock, Donaghmede, Pearse Street, Pembroke, Raheny and Walkinstown librariesDates and times may vary (see below); it is advisable to check with location in advance.

Needlecraft / Knitting Groups

KneedlecraftNeedlecraft (needlework) / Knitting Groups meet in six branch libraries (Ballymun, Cabra, Coolock, Donaghmede, Inchicore, Raheny, Walkinstown), either on a weekly or a monthly basis. Days and times do vary so do check below and with the relevant branch.

Writers’ Groups

PenLike to write? Want to try? Fiction, poetry, it matters not. A little ambition can go a long way! Members of Writers' Groups meet informally to talk about their writings, improve their skills, and to offer encouragement to one another.

Feedback