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Healthy Ireland at your local Library

Healthy IrelandPublic libraries are currently delivering the nationwide Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme that will establish libraries as a valuable source within the community for health information. Dublin City Libraries presents a series of talks, discussions and workshops relating to various health and wellbeing topics.  
Admission Free to all events, booking required. 

Getting Citizens Online Spring 2018

Getting citizens onlineWant to learn how to use the internet?  Play your part in an increasingly digital world. Enjoy the wonderful resources the internet has to offer. Getting Citizens Online is a digital skills training course for those who have never used the internet. The workshops are free. Booking is essential. Sessions will run daily and participants must be able to attend all five sessions -

  • Monday 19 to Friday 23 February
    • 10am to 12pm in Cabra Library
    • 2pm to 4pm in Finglas Library
  • Monday 26 February to Friday 2 March
    • 10am to 12pm in Raheny Library (Fully booked, apologies)
    • 2pm to 4pm in Donaghmede Library
  • Monday 5 to Friday 9 March
    • 10am to 12pm in Ballyfermot Library
    • 2pm - 4pm in Walkinstown Library

Walkinstown Library Communiversity - NUIM course

Communiversity in WalkinstownThursday 1 February to 14 June from 10.00am to 12.30pm in Walkinstown Library

The Communiversity initiative is currently recruiting new participants for its forthcoming free university course.  The course runs over 17 weeks and consists of 4 modules of 4 weeks duration each, one morning per week, 2.5 hours per session. The course is discussion led with no exams or essays, just a curiosity and willingness to learn are all that’s needed. Places are limited, so to register please contact Dublin South City Partnership on T. 01 4732196 or E.

The four modules are:

Parent and Toddler Yoga & Yoga Storytelling

Healthy Ireland8, 22 Feb and 14 March at Coolock, Ballymun, Charleville Mall and Pearse St Libraries

Facilitated by Nicola from Yo-Yo Yoga. Join in a range of yoga experiences that will enhance the joy of storytelling in a variety of creative ways. A yoga story telling session is the use of books as the main prop to facilitate a yoga session, incorporating music, nursery rhymes, storybooks, storytelling and movement. The Toddler sessions take place with parents and suitable for children 2-4 years.

  • Ballymun Library Thursday 8 February at 11am
  • Charleville Mall Library Thursday 22 February at 10.30am  
  • Pearse Street Library Wednesday 14 March at 11am

Suffragist City: Women and the Vote in Dublin

SuffragistsJanuary and February at Dublin City Library and Archive

In February 1918 the Representation of the People Act was passed and women who were over 30 years of age were finally allowed to vote. Eleven months later, the voters of Dublin elected Constance Markievicz, the first woman to win a seat at Westminster.

Suffragism was the conviction that votes should be extended to women. By the early years of the twentieth century, the suffrage campaign had gained sufficient momentum to be regularly debated in parliament. The 1910s was a decade of great social and political turbulence. The Home Rule crisis, labour unrest, the outbreak of the First World War, and the Easter Rising splintered the cosy certainties of the British Empire. The cause of suffragism added to the tumult as women asserted their political rights. Suffragists in Ireland endured ridicule, assault, and imprisonment in their quest for social justice but 1918 was their year of victory. This exhibition tells their story.

Songwriting workshop

SongwritingSaturday 24 February from 1.30pm to 4.30pm in the Music Library, Central Library

As part of The Music Library’s Emerging Artists Series, acclaimed songwriter & musician, Kieran McGuinness, in association with BIMM, will facilitate this exciting introduction to to the art and craft of songwriting. Participants will work together as a team and write an record a song in three hours.

Admission free. Booking essential / 353 1 8734333

An introduction to a healthy diet for maintaining Good Health

Healthy IrelandMonday 26 February at 6.30pm in Inchicore Library

We would all like to eat more healthily but what does a balanced diet actually consist of? With an introduction to the food pyramid, this talk looks at the correct amount of nutrients – protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals you need to maintain good health. Find out more about research based evidence on the health implications of a poor diet and where to look for guidance and support.  This event is in association with Ballyfermot Partnership.

The events are free. Booking is essential.

Irish Women at work in World War I

Woman in uniformMonday 26 February at 6.30pm in Rathmines Library

A talk with Maeve Casserly, Historian in residence, South East Area.

Admission free. Booking essential.

Supporting Young People’s Mental Health

Healthy IrelandWednesday 21 February at 6.30pm in Marino Library and Monday 26 February at 6.30pm in Finglas Library.

Supporting Young People’s Mental Health  is a talk for parents, guardians and other adults interested or concerned about young people’s mental health. Gain an understanding of the key issues impacting on the mental health of young people and learn how to recognize some of the signs that a young person may be struggling with their mental health. Be informed of the supports available in your local area with Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.

Books in Life - a photographic exhibition

Jean Marc GodesFebruary 2018 in the Central Library, ILAC Centre.

Books in Life – Livres en Vie is a Photographic Exhibition by Jean Marc Godès.
Jean Marc Godès was born in Guadeloupe and currently lives in France. Jean Marc, photographer, leads an artistic research dedicated to promotion of books and writing. He carefully creates scenes with books as the central actors. Godès offers us many imaginative answers to the question ‘what a book can be and do’. The collection of photographs shows how books transform and ignite our imagination.
The photographs from his collection "BOOKS IN LIFE" have found a natural place in book networks, libraries, book fairs, literacy agencies ... but also in spaces dedicated to contemporary art in France and abroad.
Through this first audiovisual piece, he still continues to use his artistic research in exploring moving images.