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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. 

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.

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 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

Wednesday 21, Thursday 22, Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 March

  • 2pm - 4pm in Walkinstown Library

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.

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.

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.

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.

Exhibitions on display for February

Exhibitions will be displayed in Ballyfermot, Central, Charleville Mall, Dolphin's Barn, Finglas, Inchicore, Raheny, Rathmines and Dublin City Library & Archive.

  • Ballyfermot Library - Touring Exhibition of Suffragist City: Women and the Vote in Dublin
  • Central Library - Books in Life
  • Charleville Mall Library - Around the Table: a project about food in Dublin connected with communities old and new across Dublin’s historic Central Area.  An exhibition of photographs, taken by artist Jeanette Lowe over a five month period as part of the Culture Connects.
  • Dolphin's Barn Library - Edward Lee: Model Employer and Man of Moral Courage, an exhibition. Edward Lee was a renowned business man who opened a chain of drapery shops in Bray, Kingstown, Rathmines and Dublin in the 1880s. He was recognised for his caring attitude towards employees and his deep regard for the welfare of all workers, whether it was their housing conditions or their long working hours. Edward Lee most famously showed his support for his workers during the Lockout of 1913 and he initiated the half-day holiday for all his staff before the Shops Act of 1912.
  • Dublin City Library & Archive -Suffragist City: Women and the Vote in Dublin (January and February)
  • Finglas Library - Finglas Camera Club Photography Exhibition  ‘Looking Up In Dublin’
  • Inchicore - Dublin Culture Connects: The National Neighbourhood - South Central Area
  • Raheny Library - The Spirit of San Jose
  • Rathmines Library - 100 Days, 100 Dogs Illustrations by Tarsila Kruse<--break->

Thinking your Way to Health: The Importance of Mindset, Thoughts and Beliefs to Health and Wellbeing

HEALTHY IRELANDTuesday 27 February at 6.30pm in Pembroke Library and Wednesday 14 March at 6.30pm in Terenure Library.

In this talk, Life Coach Sarah Murphy underlines the importance of our thoughts, beliefs and the mindset we adopt to our overall health and wellbeing. The link between the mind and body has been proven yet we often overlook the cognitive, behavioural and emotional basis of health and happiness in favour of diet and exercise. Learn how you can adopt new beliefs and an optimistic and empowering mindset to live a happier and more conscious life.

The events are free. Booking is essential.

Around the Table Exhibition

Around the TableFebruary in Charleville Mall Library

Around the Table, a Dublin Culture Connects project about food in Dublin connected with communities old and new across Dublin’s historic Central Area. An exhibition of photographs, taken by artist Jeanette Lowe over a five-month period as part of Dublin’s Culture Connects: National Neighbourhood, will be on view in the Central Library (Ilac Centre) until the end of June. This project worked collaboratively with communities, artists and The National Library of Ireland tracing the passage of food from the docks to the markets and from our streets to our tables.

The images on display reflect strong communities built on camaraderie and loyalty forged through work, through shared interests and passions, through family ties and through networks of support. They reflect the life generated by the food we buy, cook and share moving through the city.