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Work Matters at Your Local Library

Work Matters LogoDo you have a business idea but don’t know where to start?  Itching to change your job but lack direction? Perhaps you have never worked or have been out of work for a while and are wondering how to make the first step to finding your dream job.
If this is you, you may not have to look much further than your local library.

Who Next…? A guide to children's authors

Children's booksWho Next...? is specially designed to help parents, teachers and librarians in encouraging children and young people to explore the world of reading. When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are in Who Next…? 

This is a great tool to help children explore the world of reading. As the award winning author, Alan Gibbons, says “A reading child is a successful child”. Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.

Wondering what to read next?

choosing a book“I’ve read everything written by my favourite authors, what shall I read next?”  Sound familiar? Well this online resource, now available with your library membership, will help answer that dilemma.

Get book recommendations anywhere, anytime with Who Else Writes Like...?

Who Else Writes Like...? is an established reference resource and reading promotion tool. It is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of writers they read.

Extra Oxford eResources now available!

American National BiographyThis January we've added to the fantastic range of Oxford eResources on offer with your library membership. Now you can search the American National Biography online, use a range of Oxford dictionaries, and consult the Oxford Bibliographies in Victorian Literature and British and Irish Literature for free by logging in with your library card number. 

American National Biography online

Discover the lives of more than 18,000 men and women – from all eras and walks of life – who have influenced American history and culture in the acclaimed American National Biography Online (ANB).  From missionaries to musicians, social workers to statisticians, cowboys to chemists, and Vikings to astronauts, the portraits in ANB combine to reflect the rich diversity of American life from pre-colonial times to the present.

Digital Magazine of the Month: BBC Good Food

BBC Good FoodDecember's digital magazine of the month is BBC Good Food Magazine. In this festive issue, there's plenty of inspiration for canapés, cocktails and the ultimate cheeseboard, as well as Victoria Moore’s favourite festive wines.

Don't miss the 'Roasts Reinvented' feature which includes alternative roast recipes, such as herb-scented slow-roasted rib of beef, or cumin-spiced roast chicken, for those who fancy a change from turkey.

Of course, there are plenty of seasonal recipes, too, from Nigel Slater, Donna Hay and Marcus Wareing. Plus, an exclusive interview with Alexander Armstrong about his favourite food memories.

NEW! Download digital comics & graphic novels

Comics PlusYou can now download and read digital comic books for free with your Dublin City Library Membership and Comics Plus Library Edition.  Borrow from over 16,000 digital comic book single issues and graphic novels! Titles available from publishers like Andrew McMeel, Boom Studios!, Dynamite Entertainment, IDW, Valiant, Viz Media, Zenoscope — and much more!

  • View comics on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection.
  • Check out and read titles through iOS and Android Mobile Apps.
  • Each check out is for seven days and you can easily renew or check out expired titles.
  • Browse by genre, publisher, and comic — then instantly check out your favourites.
  • Access comics whenever you want them — no holds or waiting

Digital Magazine of the Month :Good Housekeeping

Good HousekeepingGood Housekeeping Magazine gives you the best recipes, health advice, beauty and fashion expertise, great ideas for your home and real life inspirational stories. In this month's issue Dame Judi Dench talks about celebrating 60 years in show business, finding love again, and stepping back into the shoes of Queen Victoria.

Download Free eMagazines with RBdigital and your Dublin City Public Libraries membership!

Learning with Your Library this Autumn

Read, Learn, GrowAutumn is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf and try something new!

Why not start learning a new language, try a university course, develop your digital skills for work and/or leisure, pick from over 400 free online courses or enrol for the Lord Mayor's Certificate in Oral History. Here are just some of the learning opportunities available at your library this Autumn.

Gardeners' World: Digital magazine of the month

Gardener's WorldGardeners' World is packed with practical advice from your favourite gardening experts.

Gardeners' World Magazine includes regular contributions and features from the top names in BBC gardening. In this month's issue design duo Joe Swift and Nick Bailey share their wisdom, to help us make our gardens - however small - spaces that we can enjoy all year round.

Download Free eMagazines with RBdigital

Zinio for Libraries is now RBdigital

Learn any language, any time with uTALK

uTALKDublin Public Libraries welcomes uTalk, a new and innovative way to learn a language. This programme uses verbal, visual and fun exercises to teach language and increase your chance of success. By stimulating both sides of the brain at the same time, the visual \ memory (right brain) and the verbal (left brain). This dual process improves recall and learning dramatically. Adding a fun element helps release the neurotransmitter chemical dopamine. This keeps you motivated and improves memory recall.

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