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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...

Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History

Jacobs' Fig Rolls8 September to 8 November at Dublin City Library and Archive

Drawing on the vast Jacob Biscuit Factory Archive held at Dublin City Library and Archive, this major exhibition explores all aspects of the factory’s twentieth century history and its impact on lives of Dubliners. Colourful panels demonstrate the history of the factory, the workers, the products it produced and its role in Irish life. Find out the fascinating history of the Jacobs cream-cracker, who was the marketing genius to develop the concept of Jim Figgerty, and how did major national and international events from World Wars to 1916 Rising impact the business, customers, and staff.  See also: Remembering Life in Jacob’s Biscuit Factory New date: on 25 October and From Bishop Street to Buenos Aires: Jacob’s Biscuit Factory, Dublin a talk by curator Wendy Williams on 5 October.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday & Saturday 10am to 5pm (8 September - 8 November 2017)

This exhibition is developed by Dublin City Archives and funded by Dublin City Council Decade of Commemorations.

Guided tours of the exhibition are also available on Tuesday mornings for the duration of the exhibition. New date: we have added 2 extra tours on Saturday 21 October.

Films at Rathmines Library

film screeningTuesday 3, 10, 17, 24 31 October at 3.00pm

To Hell, With You, My Love! All films in October are themed around Jailbirds & Jezebels.

Healthy Food Made Easy

VegetablesTuesday 12 September to 17 October from 10am—12.30pm in Ballyfermot Library

Are you interested in healthy eating? If the answer is YES, then the 6 week ‘Healthy Food Made Easy’ course is for you! The project has been running in Ballyfermot/Chapelizod for the past 10 years and has become a great success. Course participants have thoroughly enjoyed the courses.  Some feedback includes:
‘Healthy eating is not as expensive as I thought’
‘I love to make my own brown bread now’
‘I have lost weight since starting the course simply by eating healthy and watching portion sizes’

The course is FREE! Come along and bring a friend with you!

City Hall Autumn Lunchtime Talks: Ireland and The Russian Revolutions

Russian Revoltuion 1917A series of lunchtime talks at Dublin City Hall curated by Francis Devine to commemorate the Russian Revolution of 1917. Courtesy

All welcome. Come early to get a seat; doors open 12.30p.m. Bring your own headphones for enhanced sound
Admission free: Maximum number 130 persons

Tuesday 3 October at 1pm – 1.50pm
The October Revolution: Bolshevik Dreams and Russian Realities
Dr Judith Devlin, Dept. of History, UCD

Speaking Words with author Peter Cunningham

Acts of AllegianceWednesday 18 October at 6.30pm in Pearse Street Library.

Speaking Words: Poetry and prose readings of writers own work.

Novelist Peter Cunningham will read from his new novel Acts of Allegiance,

Praise for Acts of Allegiance

“[A] masterful novel. The sign of a great writer is to take the personal and specific and draw out what is universal about it, and Peter Cunningham achieves this with tremendous skill.”  Jane Casey The Irish Times

100 years of Edges Hardware

Edges HardwareWednesday 11 and 18 October at 6.30pm in Marino Library. (Apologies, both talks are now fully booked)

Join Cormac Moore, Historian in Residence (Dublin City Council, North Central Area) as he takes a look at the history of this local Fairview business as it celebrates 100 years in business in 2017. Admission Free. Booking essential at 01-8886297 or
This event is part of the Dublin Festival of History Programme.

Poetry Wednesday

poetryWednesday 18 October at 6.30pm in Inchicore Library

'Poetry Wednesday' is a series of poetry readings held in Inchicore Library on a monthly basis. Paul Murrary will read a selection of his poetry.

To read your poem at the Open Mic, book your place at or Tel. 453 3793.

October in the Business Information Centre

Business informationOctober in the Business Information Centre, Central Library.

As always, The Business Information Centre, Central Library has a busy programme for October 2017 including the Start Your Own Business Autumn Programme.

For further information contact the Business Information Centre in the Central Library at T. 01 8733996 or

How to Start your own Fashion Label

Jennifer Rothwell fashionThursday 19 October 1.30pm – 2.30pm at the Central Library

How to Start your own Fashion Label, a talk with Fashion Designer, Jennifer Rothwell. Topics covered include Business plans, Financing Your Business, Designing your collection, Brand image and marketing, Pricing structure and cash flow,  Trade shows and selling your designs.

Image: Jennifer Rothwell

  • Explore fashion design as a career or business idea
  • Gain insight into the international fashion world
  • Take the opportunity to get tips from an award winning fashion designer

Admission free. Booking advised / 01 8733996