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Commemorating Irish Writer Seumas O’Kelly (1875? – 1918)

Seumas O'KellyThursday 15 November from 5pm to 7.45pm at Pearse Street Library

Pearse Street Library will host a special evening of celebration of the life and literary legacy of Seumas O’Kelly. It will include rehearsed readings by JoyceStagers of some of the writer’s acclaimed stories and a performance of  The Weaver’s Grave by the Dublin Shakespeare Society.

Join us then to celebrate the life and work of an important Irish writer who was described by Benedict Kiely in 1984 as, 'a sort of legend not known to many but deeply cherished by the few.'

Dublin City Public Libraries Readers’ Day 2018

Saturday November 17th, Smock Alley Theatre. Join us for a morning of book chat with gifted writers, hosted by bestselling author and journalist Dave Kenny. With John Boyne, Carmel Harrington, Mary Kennedy, David Park, Sinéad Moriarty and Lesley Pearse.

Explore Your Archive Seminar: Oral History: Let’s Hear it for the Projects!

Seminar at Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, on Monday 19 November, exploring the richness which Oral History brings to a study of the past. Admission free.

Spanish Film Club - Film Screening

El MetodoWednesday 21 November at 5.30pm at Pearse Street Library.

El Método (The Method), Director: Marcelo Piñeyro, (2005) 115 min.

Seven candidates for an executive position apply for the personnel selection test of a multinational company located in Madrid. Their personalities are very different. In a climate of tense competitiveness, fear and doubts will take over the participants, who fall into a state of paranoia and suspicion that it will reveal the lack of scruples of the candidates.

The Entrepreneurial Challenge - Techstars Dublin Startup Week

Thursday November 22nd. As part of Dublin Startup Week Brian O'Kane, author of 'Starting a business in ireland', will give a lunchtime talk on "The Entrepreneurial Challenge".

CV Clinic at the Business Library

Are you currenlty applying for jobs or looking to update your CV in preparation for doing so in the future? If so why not come along ot our "CV Drop In Clinic"? Held in association with the City Of Dublin Education and Training Board this will give you the chance to have your cv reviewed and improved.

It will take place from 2pm - 4pm on November 22nd, is free of charge and all are welcome.

Toddler Groups

Toddler groupToddler groups operate in 14 branch libraries; days/times vary and it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

Whist at Raheny Library

Deck of cardsRaheny Library host a Whist group every Tuesday from 10.30am - 12.30pm.
Note: Group does not meet in July or August.

Raheny Library T. 8315521 E.

About Whist (card game) (from Britannica). Accessing Britannica from home? All you need is your Dublin City Public Libraries' borrower number.

Family History and Genealogy Advice Service

Family treeMonthly in Donaghmede and Raheny Libraries.
Find out how to go about tracing your family tree, with an advice session presented by Margaret Bonar and Betty Craven.

Donaghmede Library host the advice session on the 3rd Monday of every month in the afternoons.

Raheny Library's Family History and Genealogy advice service.  Third Monday of the month. Not operating in August will resume Monday September 17th 2018.
To book, ring 087 6491605, email

All are welcome and admission is free.  Booking is essential with Margaret Bonar at T. 087 6491605.

Citizens Information Centres

Citizens Information CentresCitizens Information Centres (CICs) are hosted in Donaghmede and Raheny Libraries and provide free, impartial and confidential information. They provide integrated information across the full range of state services and entitlements as well as local services and supports.