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Humans of Dublin - An exhibition

Humans of DublinJuly at Ballyfermot Library

Photographic Exhibition by Peter Varga. Two years ago, Peter Varga began a photo project that would change the course of his life. Inspired by the success of similar projects internationally, he began to walk the streets of Dublin, interviewing and photographing those he met along the way. The result is a remarkable series of portraits which capture the vibrancy and diversity of Dublin life.

Summer Programme for Children

SummerSummer 2018 - there is lots happening for children of all ages in the libraries. Join in the activities and fun events - think music, think creative, thinkart, think crafts, think drama..think fun! All the events are free. In order to avoid disappointment (as places are limited), booking is essential.

Summer Stars Read-Along

Poster ThumbnailThursdays in July at 2.30pm starting Thursday 5th July A fun packed hour!! 30 minutes of read-along with Ruth, Reader-in-Residence followed by 30 minutes of fun activities and arts & crafts.

Suitable for children age 7-12

This event is part of our Summer Stars programme.

Learn to Play the Ukulele - Adult Course

Tuesday 10, 17 and 24 July at 12.30pm - 1.30pm in the Music Library, Central Library

Want to learn how to play a Ukulele? Well sign up for this three week course. Ríona Sally Hartman, Musician in Residence with Dublin City Public Libraries and The Music Library are running this course, so this is your opportunity. Places are limited so early booking is advised. Free workshop.

Susie and the Story Shredder ...a work in progress

Susie and the Story ShredderVarious date in July. Two shows/workshops daily in Ballyfermot, Ballymun, Pearse Street, Raheny and Walkinstown libraries  -  10.30am and 1.30pm. 

Bombinate Theatre have created this wonderful performance and workshop which was commissioned by Dublin City Council's Art's Office. Dublin City Public Libraries are delighted to be able to host the events in the aforementioned libraries. Admission is free but booking is essential. 
About the performance: All children’s stories are banned in the Kingdom of Levitas. King Levi says they make your brain go fuzzy and your hands turn green. Susie and Shredder works for the King, shredding stories from dusk ‘til dawn. But today, Susie will read a story for the very first time. Perhaps stories aren’t so scary after all…

The Boy Who Cried Wolf - Puppet Show

Boy who cried wolfVarious dates in July and August in Ballyfermot, Cabra, Charleville Mall, Marino and Rathmines libraries.

Presented by Marting Cahill from No Strings Theatre Company, the unique performance of the classic tale is sure to entertain all the family.  So hurry hurry and book your place. Family show, suitable for children age 3-7.

Young Adult Band in Residence Wanted

Tuesday 24 July at 4pm in the Music Library, Central Library.

Ríona Sally Hartman is the first Musician in Residence with Dublin City Public Libraries. Ríona and The Music Library are looking for young adults who want to make music! Over the course of a few months our musician in residence Ríona will guide them from start to finish in writing, playing, recording and performing their own songs. Whether you like to sing, play an instrument, rap, write lyrics or produce we’d love for young adults interested in making music to come along, meet Ríona, find out more about the project and see if they’d like to sign up for more. The Young Adults Band in Residence will meet weekly, some music experience would be great but not necessary, if you do play an instrument please bring it along.

  • Tuesday 24 July at 4pm (Taster afternoon)
  • Thursday 23 August at 4pm (Taster afternoon)
  • Thursday 30 August at 4pm (Commencement of the band)

Scratch Coding Workshops

GO4ITVarious dates and times in July in Dolphin's Barn, Coolock, Cabra and Walkinstown Libraries.

Go4IT was formed in 2012 and part of it's mission is to excite, inspire and motivate young people to use new digital technologies in fun, collaborative and creative ways. Dublin City Public Libraries are delighted to have the on-board to host 4 workshops ( Scratch Coding Amination, Scratch Gaming, and App Coding) as part of our Summer Programme.  All the workshops free and suitable for children age 7 to 12 year.

Drama Workshops with Jill Anderson

DramaMonday 16 July at 2.30pm in Inchicore Library. Tuesday 24 July at 11am in Marino Library. Tuesday 24 July at 2.30pm in Pearse Street Library.

Dublin City Public Libraries welcome back Jill Anderson of Dublin School of Drama and Communications following her success in our libraries in previous years.  Jill's drama workshops encourage children to act and participate in many different activities specially designed to stimulate creativity and confidence. All workshops are free. Booking is essential at the relevant library.

  • Inchicore Library - Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Suitable for children aged 5 to 10 years.
  • Marino Library - Gangsta Granny and The Oldest Library Book - Suitable for children aged 5 to 10 years. This is now booked out.
  • Pearse Street Library - Solving the Voldemort mystery - Suitable for children aged 6 to 10 years.

Summer Book Craft with Sarah Tully

Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 and Tuesday 31 July at various times in Donaghmede, Drumcondra, Pembroke, Phibsboro, Raheny and Ringsend libraries.

Hosting many workshops for children aged 5 to 7 years and for those aged 8 to 12 years, Dublin City Public Libraries are delighted to have on-board Sarah Tully from From creating sweets for the Chocolate Factory and Dream Jars from the BFG to creating characters from Fantastic Beasts (and where to find them), David Walliams stories, there is lots to keep you intrigued. Oh.. least not forget drawing a Wimpy Kid!!