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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.  

The Great Flood of December 1954

Marino Library, Wednesday 4 December at 6.30pm  

The Great Flood of December 1954 entered the history books as one of the worst weather events in the 20th Century. On the 8 December 1954, the areas of East Wall, North Strand and Fairview were severely affected. A talkfeaturing images, film footage and eye-witness accounts will provide a brief insight into the profound effect this event had on these local communities.  

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. rahenylibrary@dublincity.ie

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

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).

U3A: University of the Third Age

Age Action Ireland supports U3A in IrelandBallymun and Rathmines Libraries.

U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun. (quote)

An informal U3A learning circle meets in Ballymun Library every second Monday from 2-4pm.
(note: no meeting during the month of August)

The Rathmines U3A group meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 11.00am

Table Quiz

Table QuizOne Monday a month in Ballymun Library, from 2.00 - 4.00 pm.

Table Quiz for adults. 

Contact Ballymun Library, Tel. 01 8421890

Japanese Language and Culture Group at Ballymun Library

Japanese traditional dressJapanese Language and Culture Group, Ballymun Library, meet once a month.  Adults whose first language is Japanese teach children about traditional Japanese culture through the medium of Japanese. 

Dates vary, check with Ballymun Library in advance, Tel. 01 842 1890

(Note: Group does not meet in August)

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