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2019 Award shortlist announced!

Literary Award logoThe shortlist for 2019's International Dublin Literary award has just been announced and it includes two Irish authors! The award is for novels written in English or translated to English. As well as the entries form Ireland this year's shortlist of ten includes books from France, Pakistan, the UK and the USA.

The International DUBLIN Literary Award is proudly sponsored by Dublin City Council and managed by Dublin City Libraries. The award is worth €100,000 to the winner. If the book has been translated the author receives €75,000 and the translator received €25,000.

New non-fiction books for April

Non-fiction BooksToday we’re showcasing a selection of non-fiction titles that are new to Dublin City Public Libraries this month. You’ll find dozens of titles to choose from in the PDF document below, including books by big names such as Nora Ephron, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Dolly Alderton and Andre Agassi. You'll also find books on a wide variety of topics such as 'The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple Cookbook',' Zen in the Art of Writing', 'The Feminism Book', 'The Golden Age of Science Fiction' and' It's Not About the Burqa'.

New Fiction for April

New FictionNew fiction at Dublin CIty Public Libraries this April.

Looking for a page-turning book to keep you up all night? We may have just the thing! You’ll find plenty of titles to choose from in the PDF document below, including Everyday Sexism Project founder Laura Bates's The Burning, Haruki Murakami's short story Birthday Girl and new copies of 20th century classics The Catcher in the Rye and Of Mice and Men.

"Three o'clock in the morning. The soft April night is looking at my windows and caressingly winking at me with its stars. I can't sleep. I am so happy" - Anton Chekov

Spring into Storytime this April!

Spring into Storytime Spring into Storytime is a national story-time initiative in public libraries which is running during the month of April. As part of the Right to Read campaign, it celebrates the importance of families reading together and sharing stories.

 

New Children's Books for April

 Kids BooksToday we’re showcasing a selection of children's titles that are new to Dublin City Public Libraries this month. You’ll find plenty of titles to choose from in the PDF document below, including Dav Pilkey's Dog Man series, 'Big Nate and Friends' and 'Winnie the Witch'.

Womens National Health Association HIR Blog

Monica's BabyclubThis photograph (larger image below) from the Dublin City Library and Archive shows groups of women with their babies and young children outside St Monica’s Babies Club in St. Augustine Street, close to John’s Lane Church in the heart of Dublin’s Liberties.  This club, - one of about 170 set up throughout Ireland - opened in 1909 and aimed to educate mothers in the overall care of their infants by holding classes and appropriate lecture series on the premises.

Career Guidance Clinic (CDETB)

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Ballymun Library, Wednesday 10 April at 6.30pm

City of Dublin Education & Training Board (CDETB) presents an information session about education, training opportunities, and apprenticeships.

Career Guidance Clinic (CDETB)

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City of Dublin Education & Training Board (CDETB) Career Guidance Clinic: an information session about apprenticeships, traineeships, returning to education, and more.

Marino Library, Monday 8 April at 5.00 - 6.00pm

Ian McDonald Author Visit

Luna: Moon Rising

Join Ian as he talks about his career as a writer and the story behind his latest novel.

Tuesday 9 April at 1pm

Admission Free. Booking Required.

Central Library

T. 01 873 4333

E. centrallibrary@dubblincity.ie

Michael Carroll Author Visit

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Join Michael as he talks about his career as a writer and where he finds the inspiration for the characters in his stories.

Central Library Thursday 18 April at 1.00pm

Admission Free. Booking Required.

T. 01 873 4333

E. centrallibrary@dublincity.ie

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