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‘A Christmas Spectacle: The Story of Panto in Dublin’ Exhibition

June RogersDublin City Library and Archive is pleased to present its latest exhibition. The exhibition will be based in the Dublin Room of Pearse Street Library (138-144 Pearse Street) and will open to the public on Thursday 7 November, running until the end of January 2020.  Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm Friday-Saturday 10am -5pm and admission is free of charge.

Free tours can be arranged for groups on demand. If you’d like to find out more about booking a tour, please email us at: or call us on (01) 674 4997.

Pavee Roads Home Exhibition

Finglas Library, Tuesday 10-Monday 23 December

Pavee Roads Home ia an innovative project designed by a group of Traveller men exploring cultural identity through research and personal history. The men, who are part of the Men's Health Programme at Pavee Point took a number of months to document the history and journey of their families from when they travelled the roads to when they arrived in Dublin. The men worked on developing their family trees. Thery had to collect and research the information from older members of the family - as some Traveller births and deaths were not registered. 

Family Time Film Screenings

Cabra Library, Thursday 12 December at 3.15pm

Inchicore Library, Saturday 14 & 21 December at 2.30pm 

Pearse Street Library, Saturday 21 December at 2.30pm 

Raheny Library, Saturday 14 Decenber at 11am 

Terenure Library, Wednesday 18 December at 4pm  

Walkinstown Library, Saturday 21 December at 3pm  

Christmas themed film screenings for all the family to enjoy. Part of Family Time at Your Library programme. Please check with library for details of film titles to be shown at each library.  

Christmas Concert with Rathmines DIT Trad Ensemble

Rathmines Library, Monday 16 December at 1.10pm   

Join members of the Rathmines DIT Trad Ensemble for this special lunchtime concert. The students will perform traditional favourites and some with a special Christmas twist.  All welcome. 

Christmas Carol Concert

Cabra Library, Monday 16 December at 1.15pm   

A special lunchtime Christmas Carol Concert with students from St. Dominic's College, Cabra. A mix of traditional carols and some with a more modern twist. A perfect lunchtime treat to set the mood for Christmas.  All welcome.  

Christmas Stories for Children

Central Library, Saturday 21 December at 3pm  

A special storytelling event that celebrates the magic and wonder of children's Christmas stories. Family event and most suitable for children age 3-7 years. Part of Family Time at Your Library programme.  

Ray Keogh - A Football Life

Drumcondra Library, Tuesday 21 January at 6.30pm  

Ray Keogh was one of the star players for a Drumcondra team that captured the imagination of Irish football fans in the 1960s as they played out a storied rivalry with Shamrock Rovers. Apert from being a skilful attacking player for Drums, Ray was a trailblazer of another sort as he was likely the first black player to play in the League of Ireland. Sports historian Gerard Farrell presents this talk based on archival research and conversations with Ray and his family.  

Toddler Groups

Toddler groupToddler groups operate in 14 branch libraries; days/times vary and it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

Whist at Raheny Library

Deck of cardsRaheny Library host a Whist group every Tuesday from 10.30am - 12.30pm.
Note: Group does not meet in July or August.

Raheny Library T. 8315521 E.

About Whist (card game) (from Britannica). Accessing Britannica from home? All you need is your Dublin City Public Libraries' borrower number.

Citizens Information Centres

Citizens Information CentresCitizens Information Centres (CICs) are hosted in Donaghmede and Raheny Libraries and provide free, impartial and confidential information. They provide integrated information across the full range of state services and entitlements as well as local services and supports.