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Jurassic Brick Land

Stemsnational Pearse St. Library, Sat 30 November at 2pm

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Put on your hiking boots and camouflage…you’re about to enter Jurassic Brick Land!

As part of STEMsational Saturdays.

STEMsational Saturdays

STEMsational SaturdaysBallymun, Pearse Street and Walkinstown Libraries, November 2019. See below for details.

Prepare to be amazed! STEMsational Saturdays are a series of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths workshops for children, taking place on Saturday afternoons in October and November.

Please contact the individual branches to book a place at a session.

Getting Citizens Online Digital Skills Course

Central Library, Monday 4, 11, 18, 25 November, 10am-12.30pm

Donaghmede Library, Tuesday 5, 12, 19, 26 November, 2pm-4.30pm  

Phibsboro LibraryMonday 4, 11, 18, 25 November and 2 December, 2pm-4pm  

Terenure Library, Wednesday 6, 13, 20, 27 November, 2pm-4.30pm   

Getting Citizens Online is a digital skills training course for those who have never used the internet.  Instruction will cover how to set up an e-mail account to using search engines. An iPad will be provided for use during each class or participants may choose to bring their own device e.g. smartphone, tablet or laptop.   

Paul Strzelecki: a forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine

Rathmines Library 1-30 November

Paul Strzelecki's struggle to save thousands: a forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine. This exhibition tells the story of Count Paul ( Pawel) Strzelecki, a world renowned Polish explorer and scientist, who volunteered to work in Ireland to combat famine from 1847-1849. Count Strzelecki deserves wide recognition for his heroism, deep empathy and the impact he made during the catastrophic famine period. 

‘A Christmas Spectacle: The Story of Panto in Dublin’ Exhibition

June RogersDublin City Library and Archive is pleased to present its latest exhibition. The exhibition will be based in the Dublin Room of Pearse Street Library (138-144 Pearse Street) and will open to the public on Thursday 7 November, 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: or call us on (01) 674 4997.

Mary O'Sullivan: Secretary to Dublin's Lord Mayors 1901-1942

Central Library, Friday 22 November at 1.10pm

Mary O'Sullivan gave a witness statement to the Bureau of Military History, which she signed on 4 January 1951. In it she describes more than forty years serving the Lord Mayors of Dublin, but particularly from 1917 to 1924, critical years in the city's history.  Presented by Mary Muldowney, DCC Historian-in-Residence.   


StemsnationalWalkinstown Library, Saturday 23 November at 2.30pm; Ballymun Library, Saturday 30 November at 2.30pm

Create a robot that makes automatic art. Bot-ticelli, anyone?!

As part of STEMsational Saturdays.

Portraits of the Poet

Pearse Street Library, Wednesday 27 November at 1.10pm   

Seamus Heaney has been depicted by many artists – including Louis le Brocquy, Carolyn Mulholland, Tai Schan Shierenberg, Jackie Nickerson, and Edward McGuire. Join Jenny Duffy as she explores various artistic depictions of Seamus Heaney from Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again exhibition, the National Gallery of Ireland, the Ulster Museum and the National Portrait Gallery of London.

How to Succeed at Interview

Work Matters logoKevin St Library, Thursday 28 November at 6.30pm.

Discover the three pillars of effective preparation. Learn how to structure answers using the S.T.A.R. model.

A free event with career coach, Ilaria Dondero.

A History of RTE

Rathmines Library, Monday 2 December at 6.30pm   

From its first broadcast on New Year's Eve 1961, RTE has gone through lots of interesting and historic changes, piloting many innovative and forward looking programmes. Join DCC Historian in Residence Maeve Casserly, as she looks at the history of RTE, our national television broadcaster.