Shh! We have an Exhibition!

dlr LexIcon, Level 3: A World of Colour: The Art of Beatrice Alemagna and Chris Haughton, until 31 March

A true feast for the eyes, this exhibition brings together two of the most exciting illustrators working in children’s books today, Beatrice Alemagna and Chris Haughton. Enter their world of the imagination, featuring art work from their award-winning picturebooks. Both are masters of composition and colour and their work is lively and full of humour.
Curated by dlr Writer in Residence Sarah Webb, the exhibition will be on display until end of March and will be a highlight at the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival which runs from 22 – 26 March 2017.

Photo: Peter Cavanagh Photography
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Podcast: 'When are you going to writer a proper book?'

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Saturday 04 February 2017

There was huge demand for tickets for 'When are you going to Write a Proper book?' a day for children's writers and illustrators, organised by dlr Writer in Residence, Sarah Webb, in association with Children’s Books Ireland and supported by Words Ireland. As we had 70 on the wait list for this event and many more expressions of interest we thought we would share podcasts of each of the sessions with you. We would like to thank those involved, organisers, speakers and audience members, for a magnificent day, you all got #properbook was trending on twitter!

Listen back to all sessions here.

International Women's Day

To mark International Women’s Day, Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival has curated a daylong celebration on Sunday March 12th of women who have worked tirelessly and passionately to change women’s lives for the better. Join us in the Pavilion Theatre for The Virago Story at 2pm, Harriet Harman at 4.30pm and Caitlin Moran at 7.30pm.

Sebastian Barry in conversation with Joseph O'Connor

Recorded at the Pavilion Theatre on the 1st November 2016. 

In November, dlr Library voices hosted Irish author, playwright and poet, Sebastian Barry in conversation with Joseph O' Connor to talk about his newest book 'Days without End'. Sebastian went on to win the Costa Book award for this novel and he is the only novelist to have won this award twice. Sebastian talks about 'Days without End' and you can listen back here

Photo: Ger Holland Photography

Teen Creatives: Vlogging Workshops with Dave Lordan

Saturday 18 February, age 12+, max 15
dlr LexIcon, 11am-1pm, Level 5, Room 4

We are so excited to have multiple award winning poet and social activist, Dave Lordan with us for Teen Creatives this month. This session will be a practical workshop looking at the best way to create clever, innovative vlogs. Please spread the word with all the creative teenagers you know!
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Talk with author and poet David Butler

Blackrock Library, Sat 11 February, 11am-12pm.
All welcome.

A former lecturer in English and Spanish literature, David Butler now works as a full-time writer.  His debut poetry collection, Via Crucis, was published by Doghouse in 2011, while his most recent novel, City of Dis (New Island), was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, 2015.
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Worth a mention...

Marlay House Heritage Lectures Spring 2017

This is the fourth series of the dlr Marlay House Heritage Spring lectures which take place from 14th-16th February in Marlay House, Rathfarnham Dublin 16. For further event and booking details please click here.

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