DLR Events

Ireland Reads Day

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Event Description

dlr Libraries has teamed up with libraries nationwide, publishers, booksellers, authors and others for the campaign, which aims to celebrate reading and all the benefits it can have for wellbeing and enjoyment. 

The campaign is asking everyone to ‘Get Lost in a Good Book’ on Ireland Reads Day, Saturday, 24 February.  There are events happening throughout February in libraries through Ireland.

As well as events for children, families and adult audiences, dlr Library staff will be on hand showcasing and highlighting the wide range of services we provide in dlr Libraries. Visit our branches for special Ireland Reads book displays and recommendations. And why not show off your artistic side with the Ireland Reads colouring sheets available in libraries (or download them here)

Drop-In Bookmark Making Workshops for Children with The Muddle

Stillorgan Library  11.00 - 12.30pm No booking, all welcome
Susie will be available to help, guide and demonstrate how to put together a simple bookmark with lots of examples to admire.  Kits will be available to complete a beautiful bookmark at home.

Cabinteely Library 2.00 - 3.30pm No booking, all welcome
Susie will be available to help, guide and demonstrate how to put together a simple bookmark.  Participants can choose to complete their bookmark with Susie in the library or take a kit to complete at home.

Demonstration of Acorn Tablets
Deansgrange Library
11.00am-12.00pm No booking, all welcome
Storytime for Families

Deansgrange Library
3.00-3.30pm No booking, all welcome

Get Lost in VR
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10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm. Drop in sessions, approx 30 mins
Join Library staff on an exciting tour of our new Virtual Reality headsets. With wide-ranging content, from diving with dolphins, flying in a hot air balloon, to visiting anywhere in the world, we are looking forward to sharing this fantastic, fun new technology.

Bookmaking for Adult Beginners with Nicola Faull *Please note this event is on Fri 23 Feb*
Shankill Library 
Friday 23 Feb, 11.00am - 12.30pm 
Booking essential via shankilllib@dlrcoco.ie or Tel 01 282 3081
It’s hard to beat the charm of a handmade book for yourself or as a special gift. This is a beginners bookbinding class using simple sewing skills. 

dlr LexIcon welcomes you to their full day of events for Ireland Reads Day 2024

You will find something for all the family, Yoga with Peter Donnelly and Paul Donnelly, Paul Howard will be telling us about Aldrin Adams and his amazing stinky superpower, authors Elaine Feeney and Paul Murray in conversation with Rick O'Shea, writer Miriam Mulcahy will be talking to nature experts Maureen McCoy and Vincent Hyland, a sketching workshop with Gwen Wilkinson and even a treasure hunt around Dún Laoghaire!

Click here for the full programme of dlr LexIcon events

Contact Details
Contact Person
dlr Libraries
Job Title
Library Staff

dlr County



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Ireland Reads Day
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