Going Places with Books - Summer Reading Buzz
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
ILFDublin OFF THE PAGE event in October
OFF THE PAGE presents JONATHAN FRANZEN IN CONVERSATION
International Literature Festival Dublin returns this autumn with its OFF THE PAGE series with a exclusive Dublin appearance by American novelist Jonathan Franzen. Author of The Corrections and Freedom, and the first novelist to grace the cover of Time magazine in 20 years, Franzen has emerged as the leading American novelist of his generation.His latest novel, Purity, is centred on Pip Tyler – real name Purity – who, fresh out of college, embarks on a quest to find the identity of her father. Through an internship with the Sunlight Project in Bolivia and under the auspices of its charismatic frontman, Andres Wolf, Pip is drawn into a complex web of activism and idealism, in a novel of trademark historical and geographical sweep.
With Purity, Franzen has written another masterwork combining family loyalties and murder, comedy and moral complexity.
Tickets are €20/€18
Visit www.ilfdublin.com for further information & booking details.
05 Oct 2015