Dublin City Events

'From Anna to Hanna -the women who helped to shape Ireland'

Speaker: Martina Devlin, Author and Journalist

In the centenary year of women winning the vote, Martina Devlin will discuss how the road to equality was mapped out by an extraordinary group of Irishwomen – from Anna Parnell of the Ladies’ Land League to Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, jailed for being a militant suffragette.

Martina is the author of a short story collection, Truth & Dare, which fictionalises their lives.


LocationNational Library of Ireland
Date27 November 2018

RCSI Library: Meet your library staff pop-up @ 123 St Stephen's Green

RCSI Library’s team from 26 York Street will be popping-up to meet RCSI Staff & Students in the lobby of 123 St Stephen’s Green. Hear about all of the library’s services, supports, spaces and collections and share ideas for other supports you would like to see the library providing.

Location123 St Stephen's Green, Lobby
DateNovember 28th

LIW Movie Screening - Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

As part of Library Ireland Week 2018, RCSI Library are screening ‘Paywall: The Business of Scholarship’ a documentary by Jason Schmitt, Clarkson University, which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.

LocationLibrary Learning Commons, 26 York Street, RCSI
DateNovember 27th

RCSI Library 'Table Talk' - share your thoughts on the library

As part of Library Ireland Week the library Customer Services team are trying out a new user experience engagement method of ‘Table Talk’ where library users can write comments or suggestions to specific questions on our writeable table in Study Pod 01. Sweets, treats and library swag to be had for all feedback! If you are not onsite, but have feedback, you can always email it to library@rcsi.ie

LocationStudy Pod 01, Library Learning Commons, 26 York Street, RCSI
DateNovember 26th and 27th
Time12pm-2pm both days

RCSI Library, Beaumont Hospital: Meet your library staff pop-up

RCSI Library, Beaumont Hospital’s team will be popping-up outside the Beaumont canteen to share information about library space, collections, services and supports for Beaumont Hospital staff and RCSI staff & students based in the hospital.

LocationBeaumont Hospital Canteen
DateNovember 26th and 29th

Library Open House

Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 2:30-3:30 pm
Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee, tea, and treats.  Meet the staff. Get a tour.

LocationIndependent College Library (2nd floor)
DateNovember 28, 2018
Time2:30-3:30 pm

Get Real! Dealing with the Practical Challenges of Digital Preservation

The National Library of Ireland celebrates World Digital Preservation Day on 29th November 2018 with a special event aimed at archivists, librarians and others working with digital content whether born digital or the outputs of digitisation.

The keynote speaker is Lee Hibberd, Digital Preservation Officer at the National Library of Scotland. In his talk ‘Fear and Honesty in Digital Preservation: Reflections from the National Library of Scotland’. Lee will reflect on some of the common problems faced in Digital Preservation and share his real experience at NLS.

We will also be joined by some of the leading voices in Digital Preservation in Ireland:

  • Aisling Keane, Digital Archivist, NUIG : Advocating and Planning for Digital Preservation, One University’s  Experience
  • Della Keating, Assistant Keeper, NLI : Get Real and Get Ready: Become a Place of Greater Safety
  • Kevin Long, DRI : Who owns the archive?’ Using vocabularies to describe specialist collections.
  • Raelene Casey, IFI : Digital Dissemination and Access at IFI Irish Film Archive

Booking Required: Yes

Booking Details: To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/get-real-dealing-with-the-practical-challenges-of-digital-preservation-registration-51513604578

LocationNational Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
DateThursday 29 November 2018
Time09:45am to 13:30pm

The Book Hub

The Book Hub is a new pilot book recommendation service for library users and members of the public. Delivered face to face in the branch and also as an online resource through the Goodreads account
The project aims to give people a reader service tailored to them; to discover what kind of reads they like, to find something new or meet a specific need. It’s also an opportunity to provide support for parents, for reluctant readers, for teachers or book club organisers.

Booking Required: Yes

Booking Details: Additional bookings can be taken Mon – Thursdays during library week for people who cannot attend the 2.30pm slot on Tuesdays.

LocationCabra Library
DateTuesdays (weekly)
Time 2.30pm - 4pm.

Commissioned Performance: Isadora Epstein - The Return to Hy-Brasail!

Through lecture and performance, Isadora Epstein is on a theatrical search for Hy-Brasail – a possibly imaginary island off the coast of Co. Clare. Introduced by librarian Siobhán Fitzpatrick (RIA) and early medieval historian Dr. Elva Johnston (UCD), the artist will perform accompanied with musicians, Sinéad Onóra Kennedy and Lizzy O’Brien.  Part of Dublin Art Book Fair 2018: Art and Architecture: Uncovering Libraries and Collections.

Booking Required: Yes

Booking Details: Free event. Book tickets via Eventbrite.

LocationRoyal Irish Academy Library
Date26 November 2018
Time6 pm

Library Ireland Week @ CMC: an online exhibition

Learn more about the Contemporary Music Centre Library, its collections and services through the eyes of our users. From composers and performers to researchers, academics and students, the Contemporary Music Centre Library has something for everyone interested in learning more about contemporary music in Ireland. Explore our library through a series of online articles and features.



LocationContemporary Music Centre
DateFrom 26 November 2018

Impact of social media on children’s mental health

Part of the Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme

Booking Required: Yes

Booking Details: School group booked to attend only

Location Dolphin's Barn Library
Date29th November
Time11 am

Educations Options

A presentation by Jo Twomey (Education Programme Co-Ordinator) for Dublin North West Area Partnership

LocationBallymun Library
Date28th November

The CAO Application Process

Information Talk for school leavers and job seekers.
Presented by Orla Hickey from Dublin North West Area Partnership.

Admission free, booking recommended.

LocationCabra Library
Date28th November

Songwriting workshop for adults

With Dublin City Public Libraries Musician-in-Residence Ríona Sally Hartman.
Ideally suited to someone who plays an instrument but if you don’t play an instrument Ríona will help with musical accompaniment.

Booking Required: Yes

Booking Details: Last workshop in a series of three

LocationMusic Library in the Central Library, Ilac Centre, Dublin 2
Date30th November

Readings from Gullivers Travels

Karl O’Neill, writer and actor, will read an abridged version of Gulliver’s Travels to two primary school groups.

Part of Jonathan Swift Festival.

Two sessions at 10am and 12pm

Booking Required: Yes

LocationKevin Street Library
Date30th November

Mental Health Awareness talk for Teens

Part of the Healthy Ireland Library Programme

LocationPearse Street Library
Date30th November

RCSI York Street

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