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Young Adult Band in Residence Wanted

Thursday 23 and 30 August at 4.30pm 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 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.

Thursday 23 August at 4.30pm (Taster afternoon)
Thursday 30 August at 4.30pm (Taster afternoon)

From Carnagie to Dublin City Council -

CarnegieThursday 23 August at 6.30pm in Kevin Street Library.

The evolution of local libraries - the public libraries of Dublin City are part of our built heritage and have served Dublin’s citizens from 1884 until the present day. The idea at the heart of the public library system is simple: that anyone can have access to education, information, and knowledge. Join Dublin City Council Historian-in-Residence Maeve Casserly to hear how the architecture of our libraries has changed and adapted over the past 150 years. The event is free. Booking is not required.

The Missing Bicycles and other artefacts

Thursday 23 August at 6.30pm in Ballyfermot Library.

Ballyfermot Library are delighted to welcome Cathy Scuffil, Historian in Residence - Dublin South Central, to present her talk ‘The Missing Bicycles and other artefacts: Chapelizod and Islandbridge 1916’. The Rising affected the daily lives of ordinary people in a variety of different ways.
From research based on  the compensation claims submitted post-Rising, together with the extensive archive of the Chapelizod History Group, this talk tells the story of the people of Chapelizod and Islandbridge during the events of Easter Week.

The leading Manufacturing Firms in 1920s Dublin

Jacob & CoThursday 23 August at 6.30pm in Raheny Library.

Raheny Library is delighted to welcome Prof. Frank Barry from Trinity College Dublin, to present his fascinating talk ‘The Leading Manufacturing Firms in 1920s Dublin with reference to some Raheny connections’. Learn more about best-loved brands including Jacob’s, Clery’s, HB,  and Johnston, Mooney & O’Brien and other leading manufacturers of the time. During this absorbing talk, Prof Barry will also draw connections with leading industralists of the period who lived in the Raheny aread. Admission free. Booking is recommended.

Exploring the Liffey

The River LiffeyThursday 23 August at 6.30pm in Cabra Library

Christopher Moriarty fell into the Liffey’s waters at the age of three. Since then, his fascination with the river has never abated and he has spent his academic and professional career studying it. In this fascinating talk, he discusses the multifaceted aspects  of a single river, from its place in literature to the industrial achievements which provide for the ever-growing population of our nation’s capital. Admission is free. Booking recommended.

Humans of Dublin

Humans of DublinMonday 27 August at 6.30pm in Walkinstown Library.

Two years ago, Peter Varga began to walk the streets of Dublin interviewing and photographing those he met along the way, uncovering powerful and stories that often hide in plain sight. Humans of Dublin’s social media pages have over 175,000 followers.  Join Peter as he shares the story of the social media phenomenon that is Humans of Dublin. Admission Free. Booking Recommended.

Humans of Dublin - An exhibition

Humans of DublinAugust in Walkinstown 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.

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. Not operating in August will resume Monday September 17th 2018.
To book, ring 087 6491605, email

All are welcome and admission is free.  Booking is essential with Margaret Bonar at T. 087 6491605.