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Start Your Own Business Spring Programme

Thursday 5 April to 10 May (6.30pm), at the Business Information Centre, Central Library, ILAC Centre.

Avail of these free talks which are designed to give you all the information you need on starting your own business and the benefits of working for yourself.

Booking/registration is advisable to secure a place. Book your place online, in person or by telephoning 01 873 3996 or by emailing with full name and contact telephone number.

Computer classes for beginners

computerFriday 13 April - Friday 11 May from 10am - 12pm at Ballyfermot Library

Computer classes on Fridays for beginners starting Friday 13 April for five weeks.

Interested? Contact Ballyfermot Library 01 626 9324 /

Emerging Artists feat. Cult Called Man & The Motives

Emerging ArtistsSaturday 21 April from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in The Music Library, Central Library

As part of The Music Library's Emerging Artists series, Dublin City Public Libraries presents Cult Called Man and The Motives for an afternoon of music, song and chat.

Both bands will play a 30 minute set and take part in a Q&A with the audience, with compere Marky Edison (Musos’ Guide). Both acts will then play a set together to close the show, showcasing the MusicTown spirit of collaboration.

Healthy Food Made Easy

VegetablesMonday 16 April to 28 May from 6pm to 8pm 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 11 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!

Musical Tales

1 City 1 Book: Long Gaze BackMonday April 23 at 1pm in the Music Library, Central Library and at 6pm in Rathmines Library

Concert presenting works ranging from the songs of Ina Boyle almost 130 years ago to some of today’s leading young composers from Ireland to mirror the chronological survey of the Long Gaze Back.

Solo and ensemble pieces and short interviews with some of the composers about the pieces being performed.

A Feast of Female Voices

1 City 1 Book: Long Gaze BackMonday April 23 at 6:30pm in Cabra Library

Authors Susan Stairs, Nuala O’Connor and Eimear Ryan discuss their short stories in The Long Gaze Back. Chaired by Sinéad Gleeson

Nuala O’Connor's fifth short story collection Joyride to Jupiter was published by New Island in June 2017. Her third novel, Miss Emily, about the poet Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Eason Book Club Novel of the Year 2015 and longlisted for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award. Nuala’s fourth novel, Becoming Belle, will be published in 2018.

City Hall Lecture Series: Irish Women and the First World War

Kate Middleton Curtis3, 10, 17, 24 Tuesdays in April from 1.10pm to 1.150pm at Council Chamber City Hall, Dame Street

The lecture series explores different aspects of Irish women’s experiences throughout the First World War, from anti-enlistment activism to working in munition factories and war-time nursing. The final lecture in the series by keynote speaker Dr. Fionnuala Walsh assesses the legacy and long-term impact of the war on the role of women in Irish society. The lecture series complements the new exhibition “Doing their Bit” Irish Women and the First World War on display at Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 until 28 April 2018.

Image: Kate Middleton Curtis, Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive

Doing their Bit: Irish Women and First World War

Dublin womenApril at The Dublin Room, Dublin City Library and Archive

From working in munitions factories, V.A.D. nursing, supporting the war effort through charitable works, and leading the anti-conscription movement, World War 1 led to a multitude of different experiences for Irish women. The exhibition draws on the collections of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive and other material held at Dublin City Library and Archive to explore different aspects of these experiences and how they were impacted by class, religion and political persuasion. 

NEW! Learn to Play the Violin for Free

ViolinMarch - April in Donaghmede and Rathmines Libraries

A free beginner 8 week course on learning the violin will take place at Donaghmede and Rathmines libraries in Spring 2018.  Violins & tutorial books will be provided to all learners who are members of the group.

Information Stands and Help Desks for April in Business Information Centre

Various dates in April

  • Tuesday 3 and 10 April, Thursday 19 and 26 April and Thursday 3 and 10 May from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on each evening - AIB Bank Capel Street will be present in the Business Information Centre to help you open a business bank account and/or advise you on a broad range of business financial solutions
  • Thursday 12 April from 5.30pm to 6.30pm - Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) : Information and guidance on Company Law and your responsibilities.
  • Wednesday 25 April from 2pm to 4pm - Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed:Information on supports available for people looking for work.