Dublin City Libraries open for 'Browse and Borrow'
4 May 2021
From Monday, May 10, sixteen Dublin City libraries are open for browsing and borrowing from Monday to Saturday. At this point of a phased re-opening there will be no seating for reading or studying, and users are encouraged to keep their visit as short as possible, and to use the self-service kiosks or library app to issue and return items.
World Book Online is a suite of websites from the publishers of the famous World Book encyclopediae. Early World of Learning is for Pre-school and Junior/Senior Infants. World Book Kids is suited to Primary school students. World Book Student is designed for Secondary school students.World Book Early World of LearningWorld Book Early World of Learning is a resource for preschoolers and children in early primary. Developed with experts on early childhood education, image-based navigation helps young readers explore stories, games, videos, and interactive colouring pages for educational entertainment. There's lots of guidance for parents too with lesson ideas and how-to videos. Visit World Book Early World of Learning, all you have to do is enter your library card number. World Book KidsWorld Book Kids is the premier online resource developed especially for young students, ideal for older primary school children. The site has been optimized for tablets and features image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.Watch how to use tutorials and visit World Book Kids, all you have to do is enter your library card number. World Book StudentWorld Book Student is for secondary school students and includes all the articles from the print versions of the famous World Book encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools. Containing numerous tools to engage users in 21st-century education and blended-learning practices, it features responsive design, daily current events and dedicated resource guides to provide blueprints for advanced learning and college and career readiness.Watch tutorials on how to use the site and Visit World Book Student, all you have to do is enter your library card number.
Music Lending, a smash hit at Pearse Street Library
Instrument Carousel - a partnership between Girls Rock Dublin and Dublin City Libraries was a smash hit with all the teenagers in Pearse Library on Culture Night last Friday. Instrument Carousel was an opportunity for participants to explore their musical potential.It marks the launch of the “GRD Gear Library”, the gear loan service designed for teenagers by Girls Rock Dublin & Dublin City Libraries. Sixteen teenagers took over the Library in a fun & loud experiment involving electric guitars, basses, synths, keyboards & drums. By moving through different rooms and engaging with GRD coaches, participants learned a song on each instrument, and finished by performing the song together.Girls Rock Dublin is a non-profit, volunteer-led organisation that builds girls’ self-esteem through music creation and performance. Providing workshops and technical training, GRD creates leadership opportunities, cultivates a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourages social change and the development of life skills. From Culture Night any teenager who is a member of Dublin City Libraries can borrow their preferred instrument for three weeks. All you need is your library card!Teenagers will need the signature of a parent or guardian when completing the membership form. Their parent or guardian will need to bring photo I.D. and proof of address. Get access to great online resources, borrow books, DVDs and now musical instruments! There are no fines and you can use your card in any library in Ireland. Joining is easy. Call into Pearse Street library and borrow what you like. The GRD Gear Library is a collection of instruments, amplifiers and musical accessories that Girls Rock Dublin are now making available through Dublin City Libraries all year round. The collection is made up of donated gear from people in the community who value the work of Girls Rock Dublin and from purchases made from funding received with thanks to Reverb.com. GRD Gear Library also welcome donations of 'gear'.The library is an ongoing project, more pics from Culture Night 2019 on flickr. Dublin City Libraries are free,fun and easy to use. Find out more.
Apart from a little maths, the nearest thing to science I ever studied in school was Domestic Science. While knowing how to cook and sew is undoubtedly very useful, I am painfully aware that huge swathes of knowledge are beyond my comprehension and always will be.There is always a chance I can answer a literature question on University Challenge, maybe even the odd music or film question, but science subjects are a complete mystery. Don't even understand the questions most of the time.Yes, my knowledge of science is based entirely on what I have learned from watching 'The Big Bang Theory' - and while I have great sympathy for that cat in the box, I'm not sure I really get it.Luckily not all girls were so deprived. A group of very smart women will be discussing their scientific careers as part of International Women's Day. Of interest to the general public and especially to young women thinking about studying and working in the science field.The event is chaired by Doctor Fiona Blighe, who is the programme manager with the Centre for Women in Science & Engineering Research (WiSER), and the guests are:Professor Máire Cassidy, the State Pathologist.Professor Tia E Keyes, lecturer in the School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City UniversityAnne Graham, the National Transport Authority's Director of Public Transport and former Engineer with Dublin City Council.Anne MacLellan, who has a background in biomedics and is a writer on the history of science. Her PhD thesis is 'That preventable and curable disease': Dr. Dorothy Price and the eradication of tuberculosis in Ireland 1930-1960'.Eleanor Holmes, who graduated in 2011 in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin. Eleanor is pursuing a PhD in Nano-electronics in TCD.This wonderful event is taking place on Saturday 10th March 2.30pm in the Dublin City Library & Archive and remember, booking is essential, so telephone 6744806, or email [email protected] European City of Science 2012Dublin has been designated as European City of Science for 2012. During this year, a large number of scientific events are taking place in Dublin and nationally in order to showcase Ireland’s growing capacity in science. Science all Around Us is Dublin City Public Libraries’ programme for the City of Science, bringing lectures, presentations and workshops to the general public, adults and children alike.International Women's DayInternational Women's Day takes place on the 8th March, but Dublin City Public Libraries is hosting a number of related events from the 6th to the 10th March.