Writer in Residence Events

Sarah Webb is the new dlr Writer in Residence for 2016/2017. Sarah's residency focuses on chidlren and young people and Sarah has a vibrant programme of events lined up for Autumn/Winter. Look out for the 'Ask Sarah' area on Level 4 in dlr LexIcon, where you can find out about books of the month as well as post a question for our writer in residence about anything, be it book, reading or writing related! Sarah is also organising events for Roald Dahl day on Sept 13th and Culture Night on Sept 16th. Sarah is delighted to be hosting a brand new Children's Book Club and Children's Writing Club each month on Wednesdays and Thursdays in dlr LexIcon. There will be new monthly Saturday morning Teen Creatives sessions in the LexIcon Lab for young people who are interested in creating, be it writing, illustrating, or film making.  As well as all this Sarah will have monthly drop in Writing Clinics for children, teenagers and adults. Look out for Sarah in her residency room on level 5, dlr LexIcon. You can keep up to date with Sarah via her dlr Writer Blog on her website:
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Thurs 15 & 29 Sept, 6-8pm

Discover your Musical Spark with Grant Davidson Ford. Open to anyone with access to an Apple computer who would like to explore the exciting realm of digital music composition. This one-evening course  will unlock the amazing creative potential of GarageBand, Apple’s signature music production software. 
Age: 18+ only

Heritage Week Talk

Dalkey Castle, Friday 26 August, 7.30pm

Talk by Ronan King on Easter 1916. Based on a fascinating diary, written in a notebook by 22 year old Kathleen King (née Murphy: 1893-1978) of Mount Salus Road, Dalkey during the 1916 Rising, which was found by her family amongst her collection of photos, letters, playbills and memorabilia. The diary recorded events in Easter week 1916 as they unfolded, including the impact of martial law on the streets of Dalkey and the arrest of locals. dlr Libraries created an exhibition based on the King diaries which was launched in February in dlr LexIcon and is currently on display in Marley House. Admission to this talk is free but must be pre-booked. Email or telephone 01 2858366.

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Summer Reading 2016

We are now in the last week of Summer Reading 2016 so do get your summer reading cards completed to be in with a chance of great prizes! Drop your Summer Reading cards into any dlr library draw box by Weds 31st August. We look forward to welcoming prizewinners to dlr LexIcon on Sat Sept 17th for a celebratory, party-style event.
Good luck, but remember everyone who partook in Summer Reading is a winner!
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Edward Lee Exhibition Launch

Studio, dlr LexIcon, Mon 5 Sept 6.30pm

Who remembers Lee’s shop in Dún Laoghaire? The Dún Laoghaire shop which closed in the late 1970's and was situated where Dunnes Stores now is, was one of several opened by Edward Lee in the late 19th century along with others in Bray, Rathmines and city centre. Michael Lee, Edward’s great-grandson curated this fascinating exhibition about an extraordinary man, with the support of dlr Libraries, and has also produced an accompanying book about Edward’s life and times which will be for sale for €10 at the launch.  All are welcome.

Library Voices for Autumn

We look forward to welcoming this fabulous line up of authors to dlr LexIcon Studio during September.

Jay McInerney in conversation with Nadine O'Regan
Thurs 8 Sept 7.30pm
Eimear McBride in conversation with Sinead Gleeson
Tuesday 13 Sept 7.30pm
Patrick Deeley in conversation with Selina Guinness
Thurs 22 Sept 7.30pm

Tickets are €10/8 via the Pavilion Theatre

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