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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) 

The Year of Design 2015

2015 is a special year which celebrates all aspects of Design, Fashion, Architecture under the common umbrella of the Year of ID2015 with conferences, exhibitions, lectures, tours and workshops taking place across the country.

To coincide with this, The Business Information Centre are delighted to host a free workshop on Monday, 27th April focusing directly on the Practical Business Advice of Lye Ogunsanya, a Designer, Social Entrepreneur and founder & CEO of AKI-NA: Think Ethics, Think Success. The centre also hopes to run a further 3 workshop throughout the year on the theme of creativity in planning and design.

We are delighted here in the Business Centre to showcase our other resources which promote the year of the design – included are useful market research databases - Mintel with Irish Consumer Market Information available and Euromonitor with similar global Market information available to assist any entrepreneur wishing to pursue a career in planning, design, building, architecture, fashion or any aspect of the arts. Reference books and magazines including Irish Architectural Magazines - Architecture Ireland, Plan, Building and Construction Magazines - BS News – Building Services News,Construction, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management (ejournal),Irish Building, Passive House, Surveyors Journal, Engineering Magazines -Circuit World (ejournal), Engineers Journal, Rapid Prototyping Journal (ejournal) - Fashion Magazines - Futura, Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management are also available on public access.

Just visit our Centre and be informed.

Remember ‘Design is thinking made visible’


May Day Public Holiday Arrangements

May 2 - 4Dublin City Public Libraries will be closed from Saturday 2nd May to Monday 4th May 2015 (inclusive).
Branch libraries will re-open on Tuesday 5th May 2015.

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Irish Writer Donal Ryan Awarded with EU Literary Prize

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Donal Ryan, author of Spinning Heart, was one of the 12 recipients of the 2015 European Union Prize for Literature at the London Book Fair. The prize is intended to recognise up-and-coming talent in literature, and rewards each of the 12 winners with €5,000. It was established in 2009. The winners are also encouraged to apply for funding from the EU in order to have their books translated into other languages. 

The award receives funding from Creative Europe, an initiative that has the goal of adding fire to the competition and passion in the fields of creativity and culture in the European Union.  Read more »

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist Titles Wander the World

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IMPAC Award Book TitlesThe 20th Anniversary of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, managed by the Dublin City Public Libraries, does not bring a disappointing selection for the 2015 shortlist. Briefly browsing the selected titles, each one promises a unique world that the reader can disappear into. Timeless subjects such as love, loss of innocence and isolation make appearances. Each novel's prose will speak to the reader in an unforgettable and haunting voice. Read more »

Spring Awakening

Learning BusSpring Awakening on Thursday 16th April is the inaugural event for Culture Dublin 1 - an organisation dedicated to promoting awareness and engagement with cultural institutions in the Dublin 1 postcode.

Spring Awakening will be a day of open culture, where you can step inside some of Dublin's most venerated buildings or partake in a free walking tour to celebrate this area of the city centre. Take an Argentine tango lesson, learn about Georgian architecture, get re-acquainted with Joyce or learn how to write a novel.

Drop in to the Dublin City Public Libraries' Learning Bus, parked outside the Hugh Lane Gallery from 6pm - 8pm to talk about plans for the new City Library at Parnell Square North. Looking forward to seeing you there!  Read more »

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