Whatever your area of interest, we have an online resource for you. Today we’re going to take a look at The Great Courses Library Collection. This resource gives our library members access to an amazing world of knowledge.It is comprised of hundreds of videos on subjects ranging from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to chemistry, from the fundamentals of photography to learning French, from astronomy to art, from history to health, and much, much more.No matter what you’re interested in, you’ll find your favourite subject here. All the courses are taught by experts in their fields, including for example National Geographic’s master photographer Joel Satore and celebrated astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Features include: · Unlimited access via RB Digital mobile apps and browsers.· Easy-to-use features with no commercials or interruptions so you can learn at your own pace.· New courses added every month.· Interactive, engaging, entertaining, and visually dazzling videos that make learning fun. And best of all, it’s free with your Dublin City Public Libraries membership card. See DCPL eResources for a full listing of our online resources.
Dublin City Council has a team of part-time Historians in Residence working with communities across the city. This public history project began in Spring 2017 under the auspices of the Decade of Commemorations designation within the Council, and the historians work in the five administrative areas of Dublin City to make history and historical sources accessible and enjoyable for all.Pictured l-r: Donal Fallon, Maeve Casserly, Cathy Scuffil, Bernard Kelly, Cormac Mooore (view larger photo)Dublin City Council Historians in Residence are working on all sorts of history events throughout the city including talks, walks, tours, discussions, history book clubs, blogs, exhibitions and more. They are:Donal Fallon - North West AreaCormac Moore - North Central AreaMaeve Casserly - South East AreaCathy Scuffil - South Central AreaBernard Kelly - Dublin City Library and ArchiveThey can talk to groups and students about history, organise walking tours and can come to your area to meet you. Get in touch on Facebook or Twitter (@DubHistorians) or email [email protected] And it's all FREE!Part of Dublin City Council's Decade of Commemorations programme.Video: www.paddycahill.com
Highlights from the International Dublin Literary Award 2017
On Wednesday, 21 June author Jose Eduardo Agualusa and translator Daniel Hahn were announced as winners of the 2017 International DUBLIN Literary Award for Agualusa's novel A General Theory of Oblivion. The Award is organised and sponsored by Dublin City Council and at €100,000 is the world's largest prize for a single novel published in English. Uniquely, the Award receives its nominations from public libraries in cities around the globe and recognises both writers and translators.In case you missed it we have photos and videos from the Award ceremony.Video highlights from the winner announcementWinner's speechJosé Eduardo Agualusa was born in Huambo, Angola, in 1960, and is one of the leading literary voices in Angola and the Portuguese-speaking world. His novel Creole was awarded the Portuguese Grand Prize for Literature, and The Book of Chameleons won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2007. Agualusa lives between Portugal, Angola and Brazil.Daniel Hahn is a writer, editor and translator with some forty books to his name. His work has won him the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award.Photos from the 2017 winner ceremony
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny today launched the 1916 Rising commemorative programmes of 31 local authorities, including Dublin City Council’s comprehensive programme to remember this pivotal event in Dublin’s and Ireland’s history.An Taoiseach said: "I know that these 31 County Plans for Ireland 2016 represent the outcome of many hundreds of hours of reflection, consultation and discussion involving thousands of people all over Ireland".View the “Remembering 1916” video for an overview of the programme for 2016. Dublin Remembers 1916 from Dublin City Public Libraries on Vimeo.See Also:DCC Press Release.Government Press Release.DCC Decade of Commemorations.Libraries & Archive Commemorative Projects.