Libraries

Summer Stars Tumble Books with The Secret Garden

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘The Secret Garden’, written by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  This is a story about an orphan girl named Mary who is sent to live with an uncle and discovers an abandoned garden.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Cheetah

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen an e-book called ‘Cheetah’, written by Wendy A. Lewis and illustrated by Graham Ross. When Mia finds a frog, she names it Cheetah and brings it home to mind.

Protocols governing scanning of Plan files.

Dublin City Archives is responsible for the storage of historic Dublin City Council Planning Application Files for the period 1952-1988 inclusive.  There are gaps in this series, as some Plan Files were accidentally destroyed by fire before they were transferred to Dublin City Archives.  The Plan Files are held in off-site storage, which is operated by a records management company.

Happy Pear Review

readingWhen my parents discovered the Happy Pear in November 2019, I thought to myself, ‘this is going to be another one of their phases’. For instance, a few years ago my father took up jam making. It’s not that my parents can’t cook. On the contrary, they can cook, very well! It’s that, when they decide that they like something, they throw themselves wholeheartedly into it… and then two months later, they have moved on. The jam sugar with added pectin… well, it’s still in the press.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Fuzzy Baseball Volume 1: Fuzzies

Trafas min, Skoti!

ShatnerThe strength of a biography of the artist lies in the reader’s desperate willingness to explore and re-examine the fruits of the artist’s labour. On completing William Shatner’s autobiography Up Till Now, I studied the author’s revolutionary interpretation of Henry V (or Henry Five as the author refers to it); his Maoist deconstruction of the role in Michael Langham’s 1953 production led to a reconceptualisation of the art of acting - a counterpoint to Christopher Plummer’s more classical interpretation.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Kids Who Rule

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a non-fiction book called ‘Kids Who Rule: the remarkable lives of five child monarchs’, written by Charis Cotter. This book tells the fascinating true stories of five child monarchs;Tutankhamun, Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Christina of Sweden, Puyi, Last Emperor of China and the Dalai Lama of Tibet.

Dublin City Libraries open for 'Browse and Borrow'

covid updateFrom June 29th six Dublin City libraries open their doors for browsing and borrowing. These are Cabra, Coolock, and Raheny on the northside, and Pearse Street, Pembroke (Ballsbridge) and Rathmines on the southside.

The six libraries will be open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, for users to browse and borrow books, CDs DVDs. In this initial phase of re-opening there will be no seating for reading or studying, and users are encouraged to keep their visit as short as possible, and to use the self-service kiosks.  Visitors will be able to collect printing from the Surfbox printers.

UPDATE: As and from 10.00am, Thursday 9th July, you will be able to access computers in the ''Browse and Borrow' libraries.

Jaws. Book versus Film

Jaws‘The book is better’ is a well rehearsed librarian’s film review. Well usually the book is better, but in this case, ‘Jaws’ is the original summer block busting film and a watershed (pardon the pun) in cinema history. You can’t turn on the television these days without ‘Jaws’ or the sequels being screened on one station or another. Everybody can quote the lines, wear the t-shirt, and play the theme tune on the piano. But what of the book from which it originated?

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Our Seasons

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a non-fiction book called ‘Our Seasons’, written by Grace Lin and Ranida McKneally and illustrated by Grace Lin. This fascinating book looks at the differences between the seasons and explains things like what makes the wind, what makes the leaves change colour and why we tan.

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