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Christmas Holiday Arrangements

Christmas Dublin City Libraries will be closed from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day inclusive. Be sure to stock up on your Christmas reading by Tuesday, December 24th!

Branch libraries will reopen on Thursday the 2nd of January 2020.

Lost in the Stacks/ Junior Book Club Picks

stacksWelcome to the tenth entry of our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - with recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring our first-rate catalogue, links provided, nudging you towards making an inspired selection. This is brought to you by Jessica in Cabra Library.

THE 23rd ANNUAL SIR JOHN T. GILBERT COMMEMORATIVE LECTURE: John McGahern’s Dublin

authorJohn McGahern is often thought of as Ireland's quintessential chronicler of rural life, a writer who, through his Leitrim and Roscommon roots, helped to represent the delicate facets of the countryside more accurately than any writer since Patrick Kavanagh. But, like Kavanagh, McGahern spent significant parts of his life in Dublin, and wrote about it brilliantly.

A childhood memory of the library called THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME by Martina Devlin

authorI was lucky enough to discover my favourite place at the age of five. I’ll never forget my first visit there. My father was mysterious about it – he told me we were going on an outing, just the two of us, but didn’t reveal where. “Wait and see,” he said. When you’re in the middle of a family of seven, you don’t expect much one-on-one attention. Already this was a red letter day. But another upgrade was to follow.

Lost in the Stacks/Short Stories

Welcome to the ninth entry of our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - with recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring our first-rate catalogue, links provided, nudging you towards making an inspired selection. Short story collections usually get short shrift but this is not the case today in this quirky blog written by staff member, Brian, from our Relief Panel.

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!

Popular crime titles from Pearse Street Library

Crime books A staff member reviews our most borrowed books from the Crimes and Misdemeanours section, one of our most popular sections, and we include links to the catalogue perhaps nudging you towards making an inspired selection. These books can also be found in our Crimes and misdemeanours book displays. If you'd like to borrow any of the books discussed below, simply click on title to be taken to the reservation page. You will need your library card and PIN to request the book.

2019 Costa Book Award Shortlists Announced

Costa logo Joseph O’Connor has been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award for Shadowplay, a week after winning the Irish Novel of the Year award for his biographical fiction based on the life of Dracula creator Bram Stoker. His rivals for the £5,000 prize, whose winner will be announced on January 6th, are Middle England by Jonathan Coe; Confession with Blue Horses by Sophie Hardach; and Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.

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.

Winners of An Post Irish Book Awards announced

anpostFirst awarded in 2006, the An Post Irish Book Awards showcase a diverse mix of exceptional writing from new and established writers across sixteen categories, with this year’s star-studded awards ceremony taking place in the Convention Centre Dublin. A host of Ireland’s leading writers, publishers, booksellers and media personalities were all in attendance to see the winners claim their awards.

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