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Local History Society Day at Dublin City Library and Archive

pearseThe Dublin and Irish Local Studies Collection is holding its 16th Local History Society Day on Saturday 21st March 2020. The event is being held in the Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street. This year's the event will run from 10.00am to 1.30pm. Four to five presentations will be hosted on the day. Any speakers who cannot be facilitated on the day will be invited to speak at the next Local History Society Day.

Coolock Library Reopens

rteCoolock Library opened its doors to the public on January 2nd to much fanfare and jubilation in the local community and on social media, not to mention all the publicity nationwide.

Coolock Library Update

Coolock LibraryIn preparation for the re-opening of Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road, the Libraries' temporary presence in Unit 43, Northside Shopping Centre, will close to the public from 5.00pm, Saturday 7th December.

Dublin City Libraries apologises for any inconvenience caused.

The GOOD NEWS is that the newly refurbished and much improved Coolock Library on Barryscourt Road, Dublin 17, is due to re-open on 2nd January 2020!

Changes to Mobile Library Service timetable until New Year

Mobile van Dublin City Libraries regrets that due to technical issues, the Mobile Library Service will operate a restricted timetable until the New Year when the situation will be reviewed. In the meantime, please note that a weekly timetable will be provided in order for you to plan your visit. Any changes to this timetable will be kept to a minimum but will be communicated in a timely manner where necessary.

2020 International DUBLIN Literary Award Longlist Announced

2020 Longlist Eight novels from Ireland are among 156 books nominated by libraries around the world for the 2020 International DUBLIN Literary Award. With the winner receiving €100,000, the Award is the world’s most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English. Nominations include 50 novels in translation with works nominated by libraries from 40 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, the US & Canada, South America and Australia & New Zealand.

‘A Christmas Spectacle: The Story of Panto in Dublin’ Exhibition

JuneRogersDublin City Library and Archive is pleased to present its latest exhibition which launches on Wednesday 6th November at 6pm in Pearse Street Library. The exhibition will be opened by Joe Conlan, who plays Widow Twankey in this year’s Gaiety production of Aladdin.

History on your Doorstep Volume 2 is out now

Lemonsweets'History on your Doorstep' is back with a second volume of six short essays with the Historians in Residence bringing their research and stories to the page for your reading pleasure. Did you know that Lemon Street in Dublin city centre is named after Graham Lemon, the famous Dublin sweet-maker who set-up Lemon’s Sweets in 1842? Or that the Dublin Cattle market in Stoneybatter was once the busiest in Europe?

Parallels, Ireland and India, 1919.

leprecaun216Irish nationalists drew parallels between their own struggle and that in India, particularly the brutality of colonialism. In mid-1919, the British government faced rebellion both overseas and at home. India was consumed with unrest as demobilised soldiers and economic recession created unstable conditions in the region, particularly the Punjab.

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.

The Open Learning Centre has moved location

CentrallibDon't panic! Everything you need for learning languages, upskilling on computers, and online learning is still here. Our large selection of foreign language newspapers and magazines, titles include Hola, El País, Le Monde, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, Jeune Afrique, Bunte & Paris Match, are now located in the Lending section of the Central Library.

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