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Scratch Game Design

StemsnationalBallymun Library, Saturday 16 November at 2.30pm

Create and Code a Simple Game

As part of STEMsational Saturdays

How To Use Market Research Effectively

workmattersBusiness Information Centre, Central Library, Monday 21st October 1.10 - 2.00 p.m. 

James Wilson will present this talk. James is a research analyst with Mintel and writes in the retail, leisure and food and drink sectors for Mintel’s Irish series of reports. His specialist areas include all things technology with a focus on how social media is influencing consumer shopping habits, tourism and the foodservice industry across Ireland. He has featured in radio interviews, including BBC Radio Ulster, thought pieces with the Marketing Institute of Ireland and national publications such as The Times.

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.  

Between the jigs and the reels

Uilleann PiperMusic Library, Central Library, October 31st at 1.00p.m.

Join the "musicmakers & dreamers of dreams" Mairéad O'Donnell ( Fiddle & Vocals) and Maeve McCann (Uilleann pipes, whistles & bodhran) for an hour of traditional music and song to include barndances, mazurkas, airs etc

Maeve is a multi-instrumentalist from Co. Fermanagh (whistle, uilleann pipes, bodhrán) and has played music from an early age. She's won Ulster and All Ireland Fleadh titles across a range of instruments and has been the recipient of several scholarships for uilleann piping. She is also a tune-smith/composer and was centrally involved in a project to publish new Irish music at Trinity college Dublin. 

For Mairead O'Donnell traditional Irish music and song has been a mainstay in her life from a young age. Over the years, she has performed at various venues, festivals, fleadhs, Libraries, museums, corporate events etc bringing her wholehearted interpretation of songs and tunes to diverse audiences at home and abroad. Her interest in Irish music and folk music in general keeps growing. Musical highlights include – performing at a sold out tribute concert for Barney McKenna of The Dubliner’s fame (RIP) @ Dublin City Hall, Temple Bar Tradfest with a band called “The Rolling Waves” and performing at Dublin Castle at a commemoration service for Hannah Sheehy Skeffington which was attended by the President of Ireland – Michael D. Higgins & Micheline Sheehy Skeffington.

For more details on Mairead see

Scary Bear Halloween Storytelling

Ballyfermot Library, Thursday 31 October at 3pm

Special Halloween themed storytelling event for children. Come dressed for Halloween and bring along your Teddy all dressed up too. Most suitable for children age 3-7 years. 


StemsnationalWalkinstown Library, Saturday 2 November at 2pm

What happens when Art and Technology collide?

As part of STEMsational Saturdays

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

Rathmines Library 1-30 November

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. 

‘A Christmas Spectacle: The Story of Panto in Dublin’ Exhibition

June RogersPearse Street Library, until the end of January 2020.

Dublin City Library and Archive is pleased to present its latest exhibition. The exhibition is located in the Dublin Room of Pearse Street Library (138-144 Pearse Street) and is running until the end of January 2020.  Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm Friday-Saturday 10am -5pm and admission is free of charge.

Free tours can be arranged for groups on demand. If you’d like to find out more about booking a tour, please email us at: or call us on (01) 674 4997.


Stemsnational Walkinstown Library, Saturday 16 November at 2pm

I spy dragons in the sky…! Come along and see for yourself.

As part of STEMsational Saturdays

Karl MacDermott Author Visit

Terenure Library, Wednesday 13 November at 6.30pm  

Karl MacDermott, author and comedian will read from his short stories collection Juggling with Turnips. He will bring to life some of the characters from selected stories. Karl will also read some poems from his book, including his meditation on how life in Ireland over the decades never seems to change.