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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)

What does a place sound like - a Drop in Choir

Thursday 12 July from 6.30-7.30pm 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 host  Drop in Choir : What Does a Place Sound Like?

Ríona is writing songs inspired by library users stories about places in Dublin that have meaning for them. In this drop-in, pop-up choir explore together sounds that can be used to describe places, experiment with various vocal techniques and play with improvisation. For intermediate and advanced singers. Suitable for adults. Booking recommended.

Writing Lyrics Using the Cut-Up Method for young adults

Tuesday 17 July at 2pm in the Music Library

Drop in Workshop : Writing Lyrics Using the Cut-Up Method. Want to try out writing lyrics or the first time? Or maybe you’re an experienced lyricist looking for some new techniques and inspiration! Come along to this lyric writing workshop. Ríona Sally Hartman, Musician in Residence with Dublin City Public Libraries will guide on  the cut-up lyrics writing technique famously used by many songwriters including David Bowie and Radiohead. No experience necessary just bring along a pen and paper. Suitable for young adults aged 15 - 17 years.

Using eResources for research

eResources trainingThursday 7 June and 26 July from 2.00pm-3.00pm at the Business Information Centre, Central Library

Training on using E-resources successfully to progress your research requests provided by a librarian on Thursday afternoons from 2.00pm-3.00pm.

To learn tomorrow’s skills today, please reserve your place at the Business Information Desk.

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. Please note date change for November:  27 November from 10.15am - 12 noon, instead of 20 November.
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.

Scrabble Clubs

ScrabbleScrabble Clubs meet in two branch libraries (Ballymun and Cabra) on a weekly basis. Days and times do vary (see below) so it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance.

Public Speaking Group, Rathmines Library

MicrophonePublic Speaking Club – meeting chaired by Stephen Kane. Meetings held in the Exhibition Room at Rathmines Library on the first Thursday of every month at 11.00am (except August).