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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) 

Theatre Lovett presents at Pearse Street Library

Lovett PresentsSo, which absurd cat are you?

View slideshow below of photos taken during the forty-five minute workshop for 7- 10 year olds held in Pearse Street Library on Wednesday, 2nd July, the title of which was "Theatre Lovett presents... Which absurd cat are you?".

Renowned European quizmaster Karl Heinz Ruminegge is one of the world's deepest thinkers (he lives in a submarine off Hamburg). He leads an audience of armchair experts, artefacts, scientists and fans of nonsense through his own absurd quiz: Which absurd cat are you? Read more »

Ireland's Most Visited Free Attractions... add to that list Your Library!

Central Library visitorsToday Fáilte Ireland, the national tourism authority, published their list of Ireland’s top visitor attractions for 2013. Top of the free-to-visit attractions was the National Gallery of Ireland with 641,572 visitors in 2013. Prominent also amongst the top 10 were the National Library of Ireland (260,152) and the Chester Beatty Library (250,659).

Right: A well attended event in the Central Library

But I bet you didn't know that Dublin City Council's Central Library received 480,517 visits in 2013! Which would rank it as the third most visited free attraction should public library locations be included in the figures. And while you are being bombarded with statistics, you might be interested to know that Dublin City Public Libraries' network of branches registered over 2.6 million visits in 2013, equating to more visits than the combined total of the top 5 attractions below! Read more »

Challenge yourself and visit the library!

Job NetworkingOccupation Transformation are hosting an Information and Network session on Thursday, 10th July, 2014 from 1.30pm - 3.30pm in the Business and Reference Centre, Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Dublin 1. If you are unemployed, looking for new challenges, would like to develop your career potential or team up with new people this is the place to be.

It is free to attend but booking is recommended at (01) 873 3996.

On the road

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thumbing a liftThis is my first blog in a long time, mainly because I’m out on relief, which means I’m not based in any one branch but go to whichever branch is shortstaffed on the day. There are pros and cons to being on the road: the downsides are I’m living out of a rucksack, carrying everything that I might need every day, because I can’t keep food onsite – (sings) don’t know when I’ll be back again! The upsides are variety, catching up with other staff members I haven’t seen in years, getting to know how different branches do things, different demographies, meeting lots of new people, and, as one staff member here puts it, going feral! So what else could I kick off with but a review of books about life on the move. Read more »

Never Too Late to Travel!

South AmericaIt might be late-June, but it's never too late to plan a holiday abroad. Though given the weather we've been having here, why leave these sunny shores, you might wonder?! True, but many of you do and will, so as we always aim to please and anticipate your requirements here in Dublin City Public Libraries, we have compiled a list of travel books that might interest you should you be so inclined.

So be it Brazil (get to the World Cup, there is still time!), Crete, Cuba, Africa, the European continent, South America, anywhere in fact, there may well be a travel guide amongst our list of travel books to start you on your journey. The titles on the list link directly to the catalogue record so you can check for availability.

Included here are just some of the titles on our reading list (click image to access catalogue record). Read more »

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