The Magic Table

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Magic table thumbnailDo you work with people with dementia or with learning disabilities? If you do, we have an exciting new product available in two of our libraries which you will want to know about.

The Magic Table (or ‘Tovertafel’ in Dutch) is an award-winning innovation from the Netherlands, and it uses specially designed technology to help people with mid-to-late stage dementia and also adults with learning disabilities. 

It consists of a series of colourful and fun interactive light games projected onto the surface of a table which respond to hand and arm movements, and which stimulate physical and cognitive activity as well as encouraging social interaction. You can see these games in action in the following vidoe clips:


The Magic Table is now available in two locations in Dublin City Public Libraries, as follows:

·       The Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

·       Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Dublin 12


Magic Table in action


If you work with people with dementia or with learning disabilities and you would like more information or to make a booking, please ring or email as follows:

·       For The Central Library: Ring 01 8734333 or email
·       For Walkinstown Library: Ring 01 222 8890 or email


Bookings can be made for individuals or for groups of up to 6 people at a time. Carers/assistants/family members, etc. should attend with the individuals or groups.

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