Dublin City Events

National Library of Ireland Virtual Exhibition Tour

Thursday 3 December

Time: 11:00am
Location: Online

Description: Join us for an online tour of the exhibition Yeats: the life and works of William Butler Yeats and learn about the man, his life and work.

Booking Required: Yes

Booking Details: https://nli.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173605868



LocationNational Library of Ireland
Date27 November 2018

Contemporary Music Centre

CMC Library Week Online: 2020 Digitisation Project

Date: 30 November – 6th December

Time: all day

Location: www.cmc.ie and on CMC social media (@cmcireland)

Description: Contemporary Music Centre was pleased to be awarded a Heritage Council/An Chomhairle Oidhreachta Community Heritage grant on October 2020. This Community Heritage grant has enabled the digitisation of almost 400 cassettes in CMC’s archive, which contain unique recordings of music by contemporary composers from Ireland, and adds to our already large digital audio archive. This week CMC highlights a small number of these newly-digitised recordings, as part of the Library’s aim of providing a continuous service throughout the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

Dublin City Library: The Hitler Years Volume 2: Disaster 1940-1945

Date: 04/12/20

Time: 19:00

Location: Online

Description: In volume 2 of his ​The Hitler Years, out on 10th December 2020, ​Professor Frank McDonough charts the dramatic change of fortune for the Third Reich, and challenges long-held accounts of the Holocaust and Germany’s ultimate defeat.
Despite Hitler’s grand ambitions and the successful early stages of the Third Reich’s advances into Europe, Frank McDonough argues that Germany was only ever a middle-ranking power and never truly stood a chance against the combined forces of the Allies.
Frank will talk about his new book with renowned actor Paul McGann, who is the reader of the audio books of the two volumes.
Professor Frank McDonough​ is an internationally renowned expert on the Third Reich. He studied history at Balliol College, Oxford and gained a PhD from Lancaster University. He has written many critically acclaimed books on the Third Reich, including: ​The Gestapo​, ​Hitler and the Rise of the Nazi Party,​ and ​Sophie Scholl: The Woman Who Defied Hitler​.
Paul McGann is an actor perhaps best known for playing the eponymous ‘I’ In the cult classic ‘Withnail and I’ and the 8th Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’.

Booking Required: Yes

Booking Details: https://hitler-years-vol2.eventbrite.ie

Pearse Street Library: Nature reading

Date: 04/12/20

Time: 4pm

Location: https://www.facebook.com/PearseStreetLibrary

Description: Naturama : Open your eyes to the wonders of Irish nature

Sam from Pearse street library has picked a few pages to read from this exciting book on nature.

By the end of this outdoor storytime, you will be able to know the names of the birds in your garden and may even be able to recognise the different sounds they make.

Naturama : Open your eyes to the wonders of Irish nature is written by Michael Fewer and illustrated by Melissa Doran. It is published by Gill Books and is available to borrow from Dublin City Libraries.

The Music Library Christmas Community Pen Pal

Date: 23rd December 2020 (month long project)

Time: 10.30am

Location: Music Library in the Central Library, Ilac Centre, Dublin 2

Description: The Music Library invites you to take part in a special event taking place over the month of December.

In these times where we have to stay apart, connect with other music lovers by sharing your memories of songs on the themes of Christmas and Nostalgia, either by post or email for inclusion in a publication curated by Irish vocalist and songwriter Riona Sally Hartman to be sent to all participants.

The event will conclude with a Zoom circle offering the opportunity to further discuss and share each other’s stories online. For further details and to receive your introductory letter, please email musiclibrary@dublincity.ie or call 01 222 8300.


Santa Christmas Crafts at Ballymun Library

Date: Ongoing

Time: Remote access

Location: Ballymun Library

Description: Santa Christmas Craft with Ciara

A video guide on how to make a lovely Christmas decoration.

Christmas Storytime: Family Time Online

Date: 04/12/20

Time: 11.00am

Location: https://www.facebook.com/DrumcondraLibrary

Description: Join Geraldine for Family Time Online from Drumcondra Library as she reads a Christmas story for 3 to 6 yr olds.

Reindeer Down! An Irish Christmas Tale is written by Natasha Mac a’ Bháird and illustrated by Audrey Dowling.  It is published by The O’Brien Press and available to borrow from Dublin City Libraries.

Decorate Drumcondra Library with Snowflakes: Family Time Online

Date: 05/12/20

Time: 11.00am

Location: https://www.facebook.com/DrumcondraLibrary

Description: Help us decorate the Library with snowflakes. All you need is a blank white page, a pencil and a scissors and we will show you how to make a gorgeous snowflake. Then just drop your snowflake into us at the Library to help us make your season bright!

Online Toddler Group at Rathmines Library

Date: Every Monday

Time: 2pm

Location: Rathmines Library

Description: Online story time and music for toddlers.
Lots of fun for the little ones.

Online Knitting & Crochet group at Rathmines Library

Date: Every Tuesday

Time: 12.30

Location: Rathmines Library

Description: Like knitting and crochet?
Our weekly drop-in group is going online.
Beginners and other needle crafters welcome too!

Reading of Alfie Green and the Snowdrop Queen

Location: Kevin Street Library Facebook Page

Description: The staff of Kevin Street Library read Alfie Green and the Snowdrop Queen.  Alfie Green is a series of books written by Joe O’Brien and published by The O’Brien Press.


Christmas crafts with Ciara at Ballymun Library

Date: Ongoing

Time: Access online

Location: Ballymun Library

Description: Santa Christmas Crafts

Watch Ciara from Ballymun Library shows you how to make a lovely Christmas decoration.


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