Tour of Dublin City Archives

National Library Open DayThe Reading Room, Pearse Street Library, Saturday 29 February at 3pm

Did you know that the head of Nelson’s pillar is in the Reading Room in Pearse Street and that Dublin had the first planning section for a city in Europe called The Wide Street Commission?

Anything you need to know about the city is here in this archive.

Tour of Dublin City Archives with City Archivist, Dr. Mary Clarke.

The Quiet Tree at Cabra Creative Hub

National Library Open DayCabra Library, Saturday 29 February, 10.30am and 12pm

The Quiet Tree, a traditional music performance with Ceol Connected.

A Cabra Creative Hub activity in association with Dublin City Arts Office.

Age group (3 - 5 yrs).

National Library Open Day at the Central Library, Ilac Centre

National Library Open Day

Central Library, Ilac Centre Saturday 29 February

Tours at 10am and 2.30pm giving an overview of the services available at the Central Library.

National Library Open Day at Pearse Street Library

National Library Open DayPearse Street Library, Saturday 29 February, 11.30am - 12.30pm

Find out about online resources in the library. Demonstration and help with setting up.

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Girls Rock Dublin & Pearse Street Library staff will answer queries about how to avail of the rock music instruments available for loan for teens from Pearse Street Library.

The Life and Work of Harry Clarke

National Library Open DayRathmines Library, Saturday 29 February at 3pm

Harry Clarke (1889–1931) was a stained-glass artist and illustrator from Dublin. Hear the life story of this artistic genius.

National Library Open Day at Ballyfermot Library

National Library Open DayBallyfermot Library, Saturday 29 February

  • 10 am - 11am Tour of the Creative Studio - Sound and Video Recording studios 
  • 11am - 12pm Teddy Bear Storytelling Picnic for the under 7s and a parent/carer
  • 11am - 1pm Trad Hub
  • 1pm - 2pm Tours of the Creative studio
  • 2.30pm - 3.30pm Arts and Crafts session for children (all ages)

Springtime Arts & Crafts

Ballymun Library, Saturday 29 February at 12pm 

Learn to make Springtime Animals in this arts & crafts workshop for children age 6-8 years. Lots of creative fun guaranteed. Celebrate National Library Open Day and take a closer look at what is on offer at your local library.  

The Quiet Tree

Coolock Library, Thursday 27 February 10.15am & 11.30am;
Ballyfermot Library, Friday 28 February 10.15am & 11.30am;
Cabra Library, Saturday 29 February 10.30am & 12pm

The Quiet Tree is an intimate traditional Irish musical performance for children age 3-5 years. Led by musicians Thomas Johnston and Stephen Markham of Ceol Connected, this delightful musical will take very young children on a journey through the forest, where they will become a band of musicians who explore instruments, sing and dance while helping Oran the owl, Sorley the snail and Faolán the frog bring the old oak tree to life.  Family event and please note there are two performance sessions at each library.  Brought to you by Dublin City Arts Office and Libraries as part of Children's Art in Libraries: Creative Hubs programme.         

World of Minecraft

Ballymun Library, Saturday 28 March at 2.30pm *event cancelled, new date to be arranged

An introduction to computer skills and group interaction in a shared Minecraft world. Workshop suitable for children ages 7 - 9 years.