Dublin One City One Book in dlr Libraries

05 April 2017 / News
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Dublin: One City, One Book is an award-winning Dublin City Council initiative, led by Dublin City Public Libraries, which encourages everyone to read a book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year.
 
Joe Joyce’s novel Echoland, published by New Island Books, is the twelfth book to be featured as Dublin: One City One Book and joins a list of illustrious and interesting titles. Readers are brought back to experience life in Dublin during the Emergency of the 1940s.  This year’s Festival, which runs during the month of April, offers an opportunity for readers to engage with the book, and the city, through music, readings, walks and interviews at various venues.
DUBLIN: ONE CITY, ONE BOOK EVENTS FOR ADULTS
 
An evening of songs and melodies from 1920s-1940s.
Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon
Monday 10 April, 7.00pm
Join leading Irish baritone Simon Morgan for a special performance
of songs from the inter-war period by Kurt Weill and Eugen Brecht featuring acclaimed Irish
cellist Gerald Peregrine and Brian Connor on piano.
Admission free. Booking essential on eventbrite.ie
 
Marconi and the Magic of Radio 1900-1950s.
Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon
Wednesday 12 April, 7.00pm
Join distinguished naval historian and former Radio Officer Joe Varley as he shares fascinating insights into the powerful role played by the radio during this period. He will also focus on the achievements of Marconi, noting his close ties with the Kingstown/Dún Laoghaire area.
Admission free.
Booking not necessary.
 
An evening of classical music featuring excerpts from 1920s-1940s
Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon
Wednesday 19 April, 7.00pm
Come hear a selection of musical gems for string quartet, popular
in the 1930s and 40s, including works by Elgar, Fauré, Delius, Vaughan Williams and more.
Performed by leading Irish chamber musicians Paul O’Hanlon (violin), Sylvia Roberts (violin), Karen Dervan (viola) and Gerald Peregrine (cello).
Admission free. Booking essential on eventbrite.ie
 
Ireland and Germany: Spies, Diplomacy and Prisoners of War during WW2
Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon
Monday 24 April, 7.00pm
A talk by historian Michael Doran, regular and popular tutor at dlr LexIcon’s Adult Education courses
in partnership with UCD.
Admission free. Booking not necessary.
 
DUBLIN: ONE CITY, ONE BOOK EVENTS FOR KIDS
 
Spies Lies and Secret Messages:
Fun Workshops with Aoife Munn.
Level 3 Room 1
Sat. 1 April: 11.30am-12.30pm,
2.30-3.30pm.
Wed. 19 April, 2.00-3.00pm,
3.30-4.30pm.
Suitable for ages 7+.
Booking essential via dlrlexiconlib@dlrcoco.ie or 280 1147.
Discover your spy name, create your cover story, and decode messages to see if you can solve
our mystery. This is a creative game suitable for those who like to solve puzzles!
 
Irish History Live with Michael
Moylan: World War II and the
Emergency
Children’s Library, Level 4
Wednesday 5 April and
Thursday 6 April
10.00am, 11.15am and 12.30pm
Class visits: Ages 8-12. Booking essential. Email dlrlexiconlib@dlrcoco.ie or phone 280 1147.
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