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Going Places with Books - Summer Reading Buzz
Dublin City


Dublin City Public Libraries and the libraries of South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council, Kildare County Council and Longford Local Authorities are encouraging children to read during their summer holidays with the Summer Reading Buzz.


Children aged between 7 and 12 can sign up for a Buzz membership card in their local library. This membership card is stamped with a bee stamp each time the child reads a library book and completed cards, containing 10 stamps, will be entered in library prize draws for lots of exciting prizes. Children can keep reading, keep collecting stamps on membership cards and keep entering the prize draw during July and August! Children who complete the Buzz will also receive a reading certificate from their library, as well as free bookmarks, wristbands and pencils.


Dublin City Public Libraries Summer Events Programme for children will also run throughout July and August and will have a special emphasis on books, reading and stories to complement the Summer Reading Buzz


Download the Summer Reading Buzz programme for Dublin City libraries here or for a quick over view of what will be happening in libraries click here

01 Jul 2015
31 Aug 2015

Children's events in July at the National Library of Ireland
Dublin 2

Join the Buzz: Explore the magic of stories with children’s author Debbie Thomas. 

Create your own characters, plots and settings using themes from her new book Class Act, a buzzing tale of bees, courage and Curly Wurlys.

Creative writing workshop Ages: 8-11

Thursday 2 July, 2.30 – 4pm

To book a place, get in touch at: learning@nli.ie


Public Tour: ‘Yeats: The Life and Work of William Butler Yeats’

 Visit the NLI for a public tour of the exhibition ‘Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats’ Thursday 2 July, 2pm


Summer Story Sessions

Storytellers Dave Rudden and Gráinne Clear share a mixture of silly and spooky stories, and then you make your own story! Ages 5 -8

Wednesday 15 July, 2.30 -4pm


World Building with Patricia Forde 

 Join Patricia for a reading from ‘The Wordsmith’ followed by ‘World Building’ workshop. Look into the future and imagine what you might find there. Discuss your ideas with the group, then start to create your own unique world, and people it with wonderful characters from your imagination.Suitable for Ages 11+

Thursday 23 July, 2.30pm – 4pm To book a place email: learning@nli.ie


Yeats Tour & Trail 

Family friendly tour of the exhibition: Yeats: the life and work of William Butler YeatsSuitable for Ages 9+Thursday 16 July, 2.30pm

01 Jul 2015
31 Jul 2015

Samuel Beckett Summer School
Trinity College Dublin

Now in its fifth year, the Samuel Beckett Summer School provides a unique experience for students, scholars and lovers of Beckett’s works. Each year the world’s foremost Beckett scholars are invited to present new lectures and seminars on all aspects of Beckett’s works. The School appeals to a wide range of Beckett enthusiasts by providing the opportunity to experience, savour and study Beckett’s works in the university where he began his intellectual life. The Summer School explores Beckett’s works from a variety of different perspectives in order to examine and re-examine Beckett’s evolving legacy and relevance. The aim of the Summer School is to look at Beckett in an open and pluralist fashion and to consider all of the numerous contexts of his work that are of interest both to the scholar and to the general reader. Full details of the 2015 programme are available here

09 Aug 2015
14 Aug 2015


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