What's On: April-June

The latest What's On: April-June is out now. 

With events, exhibitions, classes, courses, talks, and more lined up for 1916, Bealtaine, Library Voices, One City One Book, Summer Reading, the LexIcon Lab and much more, there is something for everyone in this exciting programme.

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Call for Writer in Residence

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invites applications for a writer in residence for the period June 2016 to May 2017. 

The residency is open to writers working in any genre (e.g. fiction, non-fiction, poetry, script-writing, etc). The residency this year will focus on the theme of Creativity and will have a particular emphasis on writing for 8-18 year olds. For further details, click 'Read More'

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On/Off Jazz Quartet

dlr LexIcon Studio, Tuesday 5th April at 7.30pm.

Do you like Jazz? The embassy of the Czech Republic in Ireland in association with dlr Libraries, are hosting a jazz evening in the Studio tonight with musicians Peter Moc on guitar, Mark Flynn on piano, Kevin Brady on drums and Andrew Csibi on bass. Free event but ticketed via eventbrite.
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Women’s Lives, Work and Activism in 1916

dlr LexIcon Studio, Thursday 7th April at 7.00pm

Labour historian Theresa Moriarty and poet and biographer, Nell Regan author of 'Helena Molony' discuss the role of women in society, politics and the Easter Rising. Admission free, no booking required

Felt Making Workshop

Blackrock Library, Saturday 9th April, 2.30-3.30pm

Create a colourful piece of felt with pure wool fibres. In this hands-on workshop, learn to felt natural wool fibres together with soap, water and friction, using ancient Felt making techniques. This session will have an 'Intergenerational' theme, so children (age 5+), parents and grandparents are particularly welcome.
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Midwife of a Nation 

dlr LexIcon Studio, Tuesday 12th April 7pm

A play written by Joe O’Byrne and Carnation Theatre. Find out about the women of 1916 : the dispatchers, the doctors, the gunrunners, the nurses and the smugglers.
Admission free, booking via Eventbrite
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A.L.Kathleen King: Dalkey Diary Exhibition

dlr LexIcon, Level 3, until 29 April

This exhibition is based on a diary, written by 22 year old Kathleen King (née Murphy) (1893-1978) of Mount Salus Road, Dalkey, during the 1916 Rising.
It was only recently found by her family amongst her personal collection, and makes for a fascinating insight into life in Ireland in 1916.

New Book: 1916 Surrenders

Irishman Capt. Harry de Courcy-Wheeler had the unenviable task of receiving the Surrenders of his fellow countrymen, Pádraig Pearse, James Connolly, Michael Mallin, Countess Markievicz and Thomas MacDonagh. His grandson. Alex Findlater has researched his grandfather’s papers in the National Library and in the family archive.
Produced by dlr Libraries (Local Studies) with support from dlr Heritage Office. Copies for sale in all dlr Libraries. €10

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5th April 2016