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‘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: cityarchives@dublincity.ie or call us on (01) 674 4997.

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 In addition, each week course participants will read and discuss historical documents and memoirs of the time.    

Scéal agus Ceol do Naíonán

Leabharlann Bhaile Bhailcín, Dé hAoine 10, 17, 24, 31 Eanáir, 7 Feabhra, 10am   

Five week series of bi-lingual stories and songs for little ones with their parents/guardians. In partnership with City of Dublin Education & Training Board. Fáilte roimh chách. All welcome. Le tuilleadh eolais, cur glaoch leis an leabharlann.  

What in the World?

Kevin Street Library, 16-31 January  

The exhibition What in the World?  50 countries in 50 stories, is taken from the RTE Television series of the same name. The exhibition features compelling human rights stories using still photographs, quotations from people featured in the films along with a montage of footage from the series. The issues highlighted reflects the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, a set of 17 goals which were co-facilitated by Ireland as a path to a more sustainable future. 

Creative Writing Course

Walkinstown Library, Friday 17, 24, 31 January & 7 February, 10am-12pm  

Have you a story you would like to document? Try this 4-week Creative Writing course if you are interested in telling that "special story", stimulating your imagination, or motivating yourself to develop a new skill. 

Percy French - 100th Anniversary of his death

Walkinstown Library, Wednesday 22 January at 6.30pm  

Pearse Street Library, Wednesday 29 January at 6.30pm 

Percy French is best known as a writer of humorous songs, but was also active as an editor, writer, poet, painter and stage entertainer.  He left a rich legacy of songs, many of which were inspired by the characters and places he encountered on his travels around Ireland. The performance will celebrate the life of Percy French, his music and poetry, in the week of the 100th anniversary of his death. Performed by leading exponents of Percy French's music: Toni Walsh (soprano), Bryan Murray (actor), and Teresa O'Donnell (harp).  

John McGahern’s Dublin: the 23rd Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture

authorThursday 23rd January at 6pm, Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street.

John McGahern’s Dublin: the 23rd Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture is given by Professor Frank Shovlin, University of Liverpool at Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, on Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 6pm.

Ceol agus Amhránaíocht

Music Library, Thursday 23 January at 1pm 

Walkinstown Library, Monday 27 January at 6.30pm  

To coincide with Tradfest, come along and enjoy traditional music with acclaimed singer and songwriter Shay Cotter agus Alfi (band) featuring Shay Cotter (guitar and voicals), Fiachra Meek (low whistle, uileann pipes and vocals) & Ryan McAuley (banjo and vocals).  

Chair Yoga and Meditation

Ballyfermot Library, Friday 24 January to 28 February at 10.30am

This six-week series is an introduction to yoga and is suitable for all ages and abilities. It will comprise of gentle breath work, safe seated and standing poses and stretches, and some meditation techniques to promote peace of mind. Part of Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme.

The Weather Buoy

Pearse Street Library, Saturday 25 January at 2pm

***FULLY BOOKED*** 

Enjoy the world of marine engineering through LEGO. Workshop suitable for children age 8+. Part of STEMsational Saturdays at Your Library series.

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