Reader-in-Residence: schools in the Ballyfermot area. Request for proposals.

Dublin City Libraries delivers library services across the Dublin City Council administrative area. Dublin City Libraries are committed to developing the role of the library as a centre for culture, with programmes and projects that meet individual and community needs. The Reader-in Residence programme fulfils these commitments by providing opportunities for positive engagement with libraries and reading for children.

A role of Reader–in-Residence for Primary Schools in the Ballyfermot area has become available, with funding from the national Dormant Accounts fund. The estimated value of the project is €22,000. The reader-in-residence will design and deliver a programme of planned activities based around the idea of reading as fun, with the activities being geared to different age groups and genres. The Reader–in-Residence will work with schools and Home School Liaison Officers in the Ballyfermot area, and with Ballyfermot Library.

Autumn talks with Michael Grant: Brahms, Silent Women and Forbidden Music

Brahms Music Library, Central Library Thursdays 12, 19 and 26 September 2019 at 1pm

Autumn talks with Michael Grant: “Brahms, Silent Women and Forbidden Music”.

Ceol agus Amhránaíocht/Lunchtime recital with Shay Cotter agus Alfi (band)

Shay Cotter Music Library, Central Library Thursday 5 September at 1pm

Ceol agus Amhránaíocht/Lunchtime recital with Shay Cotter agus Alfi (band).

Borrow the 2019 Booker Prize Longlist

 Booker LonglistThe 2019 Booker Prize longlist, or ‘Booker Dozen’, was announced in July, with Irish author Kevin Barry's Night Boat to Tangier among the nominees.

Central Library’s Comics and Graphic Novels Book Club

 ComicsNext month sees the first anniversary of the Central Library’s Comics and Graphic Novels Book Club.

August Public Holiday Arrangements

beach sceneDublin City Libraries will be closed from Saturday August 3rd to Monday August 5th August (inclusive). Branch libraries will re-open on Tuesday 6 August 2019.

Right: Image from our 1953 August Bank Holiday Weekend Image Gallery.

Access eResources 24/7

Don't forget you can access our collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, comics, graphic novels and databases over the August Public Holiday:

Plus explore Dublin's history through our digital repository with its vast collection of old photos, maps and ephemera.

Online Renewals

Ballyfermot Heritage Week

Heritage Week logoBallyfermot celebrates its rich cultural heritage and Ballyfermot Library is delighted to share in the festivities. There wll be traditional Irish music, Irish dancing, photos, and videos of old Ballyfermot and the people who call it home.

Ballyfermot Library on Saturday 24th August from 11 am

And the Liberties went Bang Bang

Heritage Week logoBang Bang, he shot me down....Join Leo Magee for a talk about life in the Liberties and the infamous Thomas Dudley aka Bang Bang.

Ballyfermot Library on Tuesday 20 August at 6.30 pm

Taster Crochet Workshop for Children

Heritage Week logoGet out your crochet needles and get creative! Walkinstown Library Knitting Group invites children aged 7-10 years to join them for a taster knitting workshop in Walkinstown Library.

Walkinstown Library on Saturday 24 August at 11.15 - 12.15pm.

The Impact of the Irish Border on Sport from 1921 onwards

Heritage Week logoDCC historian-in-residence, Cormac Moore, will present a fascinating account of the ways in which Irish sporting bodies dealt with the partition of the island of Ireland from 1921 onwards.

Marino Library on Monday 19 August at 6.30 pm