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Autumn in the Libraries

Autumn Programme 2017September, October and November in various Dublin City Public Libraries.

Here's a snap-shot of things that are happening this Autumn. And there is lots! Words on the Street, Open House, Start Your Own Business, Festival of History, Children's Book Festival, Science Week, Children's Art in the Libraries, lectures, music and lots more to add to this page. So take a look...

Words on the Street – A European Literature Trail

Words on the StreetThursday 7 September 6.30pm - 9pm in 6 venues around Parnell Square

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature are hosting a literary evening celebrating European Literature. Well known personalities such as Sharon Ní Bheoláin, Bryan Murray, Rick O’Shea, Johnny Ward and Katherine Lynch will read from translated works of European literature. UK author Kit de Waal will also be there and will read from her novel My Name is Leon, the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2017.

Venues are:
Abbey Presbyterian Church, Belvedere College, Belvedere School, the James Joyce Centre, Dublin Writers Museum and Poetry Ireland

A Change of Key: music and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

Thursday 12 October at 1.10pm in the Music Library, Central Library, ILAC Centre.

Presented by Aileen Cahill with the kind support of students and friends from Maynooth University as they explore the butterfly effect that the Reformation had on music. This varied programme will show how far the illumination of the Renaissance reached, drawing on songs and instrumental music from different regions and periods up to the present day. Admission Free. Booking is required.

Rags Upon The Poddle - Songs of Jonathan Swift’s Dublin

Swift 350Wednesday 29 November at 1.00pm in the Music Library, Central Library and Thursday 30 November at 6.30pm in Rathmines Library.

A presentation and talk by Pádraig Ó Nualláin about life in 18th century Dublin along with some songs from the period. Pádraig is a traditional singer and musician from Dublin. He has long had an interest in history, social history in particular and has combined this with his love of Dublin songs to create a presentation and performance centred around 18th century Dublin songs.

Admission is free. Booking is essential.