Libraries

“Join Up, Join In” initiative. Children design a library card.

joinupjoininThe “Join Up, Join In” initiative aims to encourage schoolchildren in 4th class to join their local Library. The competition was launched by the Lord Mayor in Ballymun Library on October 10th.

Tim Healy first Governor General of Ireland

timhealyOn December 6, 1922, the Irish Free State came formally into existence after the Free State Act gave effect to the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

Get Creative in our new Recording Studios!

Creative StudioGet ready to be creative in the wonderful new recording studios located in Ballyfermot Library and soon to be available for library patron use! Aspiring musicians, podcasters, film makers, broadcasters even, take note, our Creative Studio is about to excite and delight! 

What is the Creative Studio?

It is a digital maker space facilitating the creation of music recordings, podcasts, videos, digital stories and oral histories. And more besides. At the centre of this space are two recording booths providing library patrons with access to a variety of audio and video recording equipment and software.

Nobel Prize in Literature winners for 2018, 2019 announced

Nobel medalThe Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 has been awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2019 has been awarded to the Austrian author Peter Handke. Each will receive a medal, diploma and aproximately €830,000 (nine million Swedish kronor).

Alfred Nobel specified in his will that the prize should be awarded to “the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction".

How To Use Market Research Effectively

workmattersBusiness Information Centre, Central Library, Monday 21st October 1.10 - 2.00 p.m. 

James Wilson will present this talk. James is a research analyst with Mintel and writes in the retail, leisure and food and drink sectors for Mintel’s Irish series of reports. His specialist areas include all things technology with a focus on how social media is influencing consumer shopping habits, tourism and the foodservice industry across Ireland. He has featured in radio interviews, including BBC Radio Ulster, thought pieces with the Marketing Institute of Ireland and national publications such as The Times.

Start and Grow Your Own Business Programme

Business Information Centre, Central Library, Thursday 19 & 26 September, 3, 10, 17 & 24 October at 6.30pm   

This programme of six free talks/workshops is brought to you by Dublin City Libraries in partnership with the Local Enterprise Office, Dublin City and the Entrepreneurs Academy. The programme is aimed at those who are contemplating self-employment and who are in need of guidance and expertise in all aspects of starting a business in Ireland.  

Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur, Thursday 19 September at 6.30pm  

Creating the Best Business Plan for Your Business, Thursday 26 September at 6.30pm  

Essential Supports for Entrepreneurs: who's out there to help?  Thursday 24 October at 6.30pm    

Lost in the Stacks: O Canada

Lost in the Stacks Welcome to the fifth entry in our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring overlooked gems and helping you find your next read!

Our entry today comes from Marc and looks at some of the best graphic novels by Canadian writers!

Borrow the Booker Shortlist

 Booker ShortlistThere's just one week to go until the announcement of the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize! The shortlist of six novels was announced last month and you can 'Borrow the Booker' at Dublin City Libraries.

Children's Book Festival 2019

Childrens Book FestivalCabra Library, Dolphin's Barn Library, Rathmines Library and Walkinstown Library

The national Children’s Book Festival, held every October, helps spread the enjoyment of books and reading among children and families, authors and illustrators, teachers and librarians all over Ireland.

While the majority of events are for school groups, there are also after-school and mid-term events, which are listed below.

Please contact the individual branches to book a place at a session.

STEMsational Saturdays

STEMsational SaturdaysBallymun, Pearse Street and Walkinstown Libraries, October-November 2019. See below for details.

Prepare to be amazed! STEMsational Saturdays are a series of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths workshops for children, taking place on Saturday afternoons in October and November.

Please contact the individual branches to book a place at a session.

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