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Our Blog is set to move! Yes, this library blog (and our Image Galleries) will soon be moving to a new home on the Libraries website. Watch this space for an update in the coming weeks! (Posted: 13th March) 

2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal and CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlists Announced

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CILIP Book AwardsThe 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal and CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal shortlists were recently announced on Tuesday, 17th March. The medals are awarded by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, and are the oldest awards for children's books in the UK.

The Carnegie Medal was established in 1936 in the memory of Scottish philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). Carnegie established more than 2,800 libraries across the English-speaking world.

The Kate Greenaway Medal has been awarded since 1955 to distinguished illustrations in the world of children's books. The award is named after the 19th-century artist and children's illustrator, who was extremely gifted in the art of illustration herself. Read more »

Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards 2015 Shortlist

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CBI logoThe shortlist for the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards was announced on Wednesday, 11 March, 2015. Ten titles were named to continue on to compete for the prestigious awards for both writing and illustration. These awards include the Children's Choice Award, which is voted for by youth readers from all over the country. Award winners be announced on the 19th of May at the Light House Cinema in Dublin.

The CBI Book of the Year Awards celebrate excellent literature and illustration for children, and were established in 1990. Eligible books must have been published between the 1st of January and the 31st of December in the award year, and also must have been written or illustrated in English or Irish, and the illustrator or writer must have been born in or have residence in Ireland. Read more »

Picturing Dublin in the late 20th century

A Screen Cinemaremarkable collection of photographs held at Dublin City Library and Archive brings Dublin of the late 20th century to life. The Donal McEnroe Photographic Collection, comprising some 17,000 images, puts the spotlight on life in the capital from the late 1970s to the early 2000s. Covering people, places, events, transport, shops, social issues and Dublin by night, the collection captures everyday life in the city. The range and quality of the images makes this collection very suitable for digitisation. Read more »

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 Longlist Announcement

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Baileys women's prize for fiction 2015On Monday, 9th March the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction announced the longlist for this year's prize of 2015. The prize is an annual award that acknowledges excellence, originality and accessibility in the writings of women from across the globe. It was launched in 1966, and is endowed by an anonymous donor. The prize includes a £30,000 cheque for the overall winner, in addition to a limited edition bronze known as a 'Bessie' which is created by artist Grizel Niven. 

This year's longlist includes 20 titles, with a variety of genres and styles included on the list. There are a number of both new and well-established writers included as well, representing a good variety of talent from across the field.  Read more »

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2015

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JDIFF logoThe annual Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2015 (JDIFF) is fast approaching, and will take place from 19 March to 29 March this year. Since 2003, the festival has celebrated film by presenting hundreds of productions from around the world to the Irish audience. It takes place citywide in each of the Dublin City Centre Cinemas, including Cineworld, The Savoy, Screen, Irish Film Institute and Light House Cinema in Smithfield. The aim of the festival is to connect the makers and stars of the movies to the audience in a unique way by hosting events such as public interviews, panel discussions and question and answer sessions. The majority of the films that are shown are Irish premieres, and some of these premieres will be the only public showings of the films in Ireland.   Read more »

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