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Childhood Worries and Anxieties

Wednesday 14 March at 11am in Drumcondra Library and Thursday 22 March at 11am in Dolphin's Barn Library.

All children worry at times, but for some children it can be a real challenge to manage their anxieties. As parents, when your child is anxious it can be difficult to know how best to support them. In this talk Dr Mary O’Kane BSc, MPhil, PhD Associate Lecturer in Psychology and Early Childhood Education offers parents practical advice on how to support their children during difficult times, helping them to manage their fears and gain confidence.
The events are free. Booking is essential.

History talks at Pembroke Library

Wednesday 14 February at 1.30pm and Wednesday 14 March at 1.30pm in Pembroke Library.

Ballsbridge, Donnybrook and Sandymount Historical Society in association with Pembroke Library are delighted on host Memories of Merrion by Charles Lysaght, Local Historian and Why 1918 matters? by Maeve Casserly, Historian in Residence with Dublin City Council.

  • Wednesday 14 February at 1.30pm - Memories of Merrion
  • Wednesday 14 March at 1.30pm - Why 1918 Matters?

Alcohol – what we know, what we don’t know and what we need to consider

Thursday 22 March at 6.30pm in Ballyfermot Library

This talk will explore how alcohol might impact on our lives and that of those around us. The talk will highlight key findings from Ballyfermot local alcohol research and the types of support available. Presented by Clara Geaney, Treatment and Rehabilitation Coordinator and Acting Coordinator of the Ballyfermot Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force.
Ballyfermot Library. The talk is free. Booking is recommended

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.

Book of drawings from McDonagh & Pearse Towers 2003-2004

Book of Drawings from McDonagh and Pearse Towers 2003-2004, by artist Liz Comerford, is on permanent display in Ballymun Library.

Ballymun Library opening hours are as follows: Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm; Friday and Saturday 10am - 5pm, closed Sunday.

Social Drop-In

HSE Mental Health Services logoSocial Drop-In is a social group for users of the Dublin North Mental Health Services to meet up and chat or plan activities together with. The group meets in Ballymun Library every Friday (previously Wed) from 10.30am-12.00pm and is facilitated by staff from the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Light refreshments served.

Contact Ballymun Library.

Film Clubs / Screenings

film cameraThere are film clubs for adults and/or film screenings in a number of branch libraries, namely Inchicore, Pearse Street, Raheny and Rathmines libraries, plus of course the Central Library, Ilac Centre. Details below.

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.