In April and May of 2017 Dolphin's Barn Library hosted a series of workshops where young historians learned how to combine research, storytelling, drawing and digital animation to tell a tale from Irish history.Expert facilitators included historian Conor Kostick and author and illustrator Alan Nolan. The result is this exciting video set in Dublin 1920.
In conjunction with ‘Rathmines Roar’ Community Information Day, 17th May, Rathmines library invited children to write a short story about their favourite book and to dress up as a character from the book. The winners were presented with their prizes at Rathmines library on Friday 30th May.View a slideshow of the competition winners and runners up.WinnersKate Heffernan for the 6 – 9 year old age group. Kate's story was inspired by her favourite book, 'I won't go to China' by Enda WyleyÉriu Dalton for the 10 – 12 year old age group. Ériu's story was drawn from her favourite book, 'The Emerald Atlas' by John StephensThe winners were presented with a €25 book token.Runners Up:Molly Gorby who chose 'Paddington visits the Toy Shop' by Michael Bond as her favourite bookYuan Sree Kandru whose favourite book is 'Stink and the Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown' by Megan McDonaldLucie Walsh picked 'The Tale of the Sea', which Lucie herself wrote.