Dublin and the Dublin City Libraries and Archives

In Autumn 2022 Georgina Gianni from Athens worked with us in Dublin City Library and Archive on an Erasmus Plus placement from her college, University of West Attica in Greece. Georgina brought her enthusiasm and energy along with her knowledge of libraries and archives to DCLA and we really enjoyed having her as part of the team and we miss her cheerful presence! She worked on various collections and processes with us, you can read her blog post about it here – something tells us she’ll be back to Dublin.
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The Magic Table

Do you work with people with dementia or with learning disabilities? If you do, we have an exciting new product available in two of our libraries which you will want to know about.The Magic Table (or ‘Tovertafel’ in Dutch) is an award-winning innovation from the Netherlands, and it uses specially designed technology to help people with mid-to-late stage dementia and also adults with learning disabilities. It consists of a series of colourful and fun interactive light games projected onto the surface of a table which respond to hand and arm movements, and which stimulate physical and cognitive activity as well as encouraging social interaction. You can see these games in action in the following vidoe clips:BBC NewsSky News Swipe The Magic Table is now available in two locations in Dublin City Public Libraries, as follows:·       The Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1·       Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Dublin 12  If you work with people with dementia or with learning disabilities and you would like more information or to make a booking, please ring or email as follows:·       For The Central Library: Ring 01 8734333 or email [email protected]·       For Walkinstown Library: Ring 01 222 8890 or email [email protected] Bookings can be made for individuals or for groups of up to 6 people at a time. Carers/assistants/family members, etc. should attend with the individuals or groups.
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Photographs of Savita Halappanavar Memorial published

A collection of images of notes left at the mural of Savita Halappanavar during the 2018 referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment will now be available long-term as a digital archive.
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