40 years - Cork City Libraries

40 years - Cork City Libraries

40 years - Cork City Libraries

Events corkcitylibraries.ie September/October Edition 14 40 years of service to the music loving public of Cork

40 years - Cork City Libraries

Culture Night The City Library Cork in 1918 An exhibition by the Local Studies Department, Cork City Libraries. 5.00 pm Alternative techniques for advancing your music literacy; Workshop: Do you have difficulties reading sheet music, but would like to advance your musical skills to the next level? This interactive workshop will help you discover new ways to approach your musical studies. Tom Mulcahy (jazz guitarist) will share the strategies he has developed, and you will also have the opportunity to explore assistive music technology. This free workshop is open to all, and may be of particular interest to musicians with dyslexia. Presented by Music Generation, Cork City, in partnership with Cork Academy of Music.

6.30 Frankenstein: A dramatic excerpt performed by Ocean of Notions Theatre to celebrate the 200 anniversary of Mary Shelley’s book. 7.00 pm A reading from Patrick Galvin by Mary Fitz-Gerald 7.15 pm Music session with Ger O’Sullivan Cork singer/songwriter Ger O’Sullivan has released 3 albums in the last four years. His fourth Love Is Out There will be released in September. 7.45 Cearta scríbhneoireachta do mhná: an troid, 1918 go 2018 Taispeántas trí mheán na Gaeilge a thugann chun suntais saothair bhanscríbhneoirí ón gcéad seo caite gur deineadh cinsireacht orthu, mar shampla, Maura Laverty, Norah Holt, Kate O’Brien agus Edna O’Brien. Beidh sliochta ó bhanscríbhneoirí na linne seo á léamh agus á chéiliúradh le Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh agus grúpa Peann agus Pár.

Friday 21 September Culture Night 8.00 Garth Cartwright; music journalist and author Garth Cartwright’s book Princes Amongst Men: Journeys with Gypsy Musicians has been described as the greatest work exploring the intricacies of Gypsy music. His most recent book Going for a song; A chronicle of the UK record shop uncovers a wealth of information on vinyl records and stores. Garth will be in conversation with Sheena Crowley, Crowley’s Musician Centre and will read from his new book, with a special focus on Rory Gallagher’s vinyl.

9.00 Book Launches: James Harpur and John F. Deane Join us for the launch of The White Silhoutte by James Harpur and Dear Pilgrims by John F. Deane both published by Carcanet . Music by violinist Willow Liao. James Harpur has won a number of prizes for his poetry, including the 1995 British National Poetry Competition. He has received various awards and bursaries and has held poetry residencies at the Munster Literature Centre in Cork and at Exeter Cathedral in the UK. John F. Deane founded Poetry Ireland – the National Poetry Society – and The Poetry Ireland Review in 1979. He won the O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry, the Marten Toonder Award for Literature and poetry prizes from Italy and Romania. In 2008 he became the President of the European Academy of Poetry.

Bishopstown Library 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm: Teen Music Showcase Extravaganza! Culture Night at Bishopstown Library will see Cork’s finest young musicians showcasing their talents in a night of music and song. Refreshments provided. All welcome. Hollyhill Library 5.45 pm – 6.30 pm: Gamelan Workshop for adults and teens aged 16+ no previous experience necessary, booking essential, Tel 021 4924928 for details Come and enjoy a session of relaxed, inclusive music-making with the Cork Community Gamelan– a collection of Javanese metallophones and gongs, at Hollyhill Library. Presented by Music Generation Cork City, UCC and Cork City Libraries. No musical experience necessary. Booking recommended: musicgencc.eventbrite.com 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm Live at the Library with members of the Cork Songwriter Club Come along to hear members of the Cork Songwriter Club perform a selection of their material.

Booking not essential.

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Contents The City Library . . 3 Music Library . . 5 Exhibitions . . 6 Children’s Book Festival . . 8 Online Week . 10 Bishopstown . 11 Blackpool . 11 Douglas . 12 Holyhill . 13 Mayfield . 14 Tory Top . 15 The City Library September | Wednesday 5 | 7.00 pm | A writer’s travels in Italy A special night with Irish novelist, poet, short story writer and Italophile William Wall who will share the experience of his travels around Italy and the writers and music that inspire him, Italian and non-Italian. In association with Irlanda Italiana.

September | Monday 10 | 10.00 am | Conversation Café A new social space in The City Library where people from all communities can come to chat on an agreed theme each month. This month’s conversation is: Be mindful of your mental health and is hosted by occupational psychologist Hugh O’Donovan. September | Wednesday 12 2.30 pm | Cork International Short Story Festival Armel Dagorn: Launch of The Proverb Zoo September | Wednesday 12 4.00 pm | Cork International Short Story Festival | From the Well Showcase moderated by Billy O’Callaghan September | Wednesday 12 | 7.00 pm | Hidden in Plain Site: Nano Nagle’s 18th Century Convent | A lecture by Jessie Castle, Architectural Historian and Historic Building Consultant, JCA Architects, Cork. The lecture is in association with Cork Decorative and Fine Arts Society and is supported by Cork City Heritage Grant Scheme. September | Thursday 13 | 2.30 pm | Cork International Short Story Festival | Fiction at the Friary Showcase September | Thursday 13 | 4.00 pm | Cork International Short Story Festival | The Stinging Fly: Twenty Years with engaging Storytellers inspiring Authors entertaining Puppet Shows informative Workshops and much more Please contact your local library to enquire about booking requirements for events ALL EVENTS ARE FREE A celebration of books and stories for children and teenagers Cork City Libraries Presents Children’s Book Festival October 2018 3 Grand Parade

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September | Thursday 13 | 6.30 pm | Book Launch | Testament Kathy D’Arcy will launch Anne Elizabeth Bevan’s debut poetry collection Testament September | Friday 14 | 2.30 pm | Cork International Short Story Festival Banshee Showcase September | Friday 14 | 4.00 pm | Cork International Short Story Festival | Seán Ó Faoláin Prize Reading September | Saturday 15 | 2.30 pm | The First Prehistorical Serial Killer and Other Stories: Writing Noir with Teresa Solana followed by Q&A | Teresa Solana is one of Spain’s best known crime writers. Her novels are a blend of merciless satire and detective thriller. A Not So Perfect Crime won the 2007 Brigada 21 Prize for best noir in Catalan. In association with UCC, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. September | Tuesday 18 | 7.00 pm | Cork’s Waterways and Canals: A chronology in maps | Illustrated talk by Anthony Beese. One of four lectures in the Mapping the Lee - stories from the river series.

September | Friday 21 | 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm | Culture Night | Workshops, Irish language readings, drama, poetry, author readings, book launches and much more. See Culture Night section. September | Saturday 22 | 3.00 pm | Cork Deaf Community Choir A musical performance to celebrate International Sign Language Day. September | Thursday 27 | 6.00 pm | Book Launch The Fuse Within; A memoir of Seamus Kiely by Audrey O’Riordan September | Saturday 29 | 10.30am | Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge | As part of Breastfeeding Week, Friends of Breastfeeding will host the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge. Mothers throughout Ireland will gather together in venues across the country as part of this worldwide initiative that aims to highlight the importance of breastfeeding. Come along to celebrate National Breastfeeding week with other breastfeeding families.

Also Breastfeeding Week Stand hosted by Cuidiu Cork 1 – 6 October. September | Saturday 29 | 3.30 pm | LGBT+ Book Club | This month the book club discusses Trick of the Dark by Val McDermid. Facilitated by writer Kevin Doyle. October | Wednesday 3 | 6.30 pm | Book Launch; Soldiers of Liberty Published by Lilliput Press, Eva O Cathaoir’s new book Soldiers of Liberty is a study of Fenianism from 1858-1908. It is based on extensive archival research, which rescues from obscurity the lives of over a thousand Fenians. Launch by Ruan O’ Donnell. October | Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 | 10.30 am - 12.30 pm | An Illustrated Guide to English Literature | 8 week UCC lecture series. Lecturer: Mr James Cronin. Registration shortcourses@ucc.ie October | Monday 8 | 10.00 am | Conversation Café | A new social space in The City Library for people from all communities to come and chat each month on an agreed theme.

October | Tuesday 9 | 6.30 pm | Book Launch Connolly Books launch The Life and Times of James Connolly, 2nd edition by Desmond C. Greaves. Edited and launch by Prof. Anthony Coughlan, Trinity College, Dublin. October | Tuesday 16 | 7.00 pm | The Significance of Cork City | Illustrated talk by John Hegarty. One of four one hourly lectures in the Mapping the Lee - stories from the river series. October | Tuesday 16, 23 and 30 | 10.00 am – 12.15 pm Paris in the Autumn | 10 week UCC lecture series by Professor Emeritus Éamon Ó Carragáin. Registration shortcourses@ucc.ie October | Saturday 20 | 3.30 pm | LGBT+ Book Club | This month the book club discusses The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne. Facilitated by writer Kevin Doyle.

October | Tuesday 23 | 6.30 pm | Doire Press Tour: A Crack in Everything with Susan Lindsay and Louis Mulcahy | In her third collection Milling the Air, Susan Lindsay details the fractures of self amid seismic digital shifts and the flux of social media, against a landscape of an earth in crisis. Reading from The Potter’s Book, Louis Mulcahy illuminates creation in his craft, alongside the fallibility and miracle of human nature. And in a poignant debut, Growing up in Colour, Maurice Devitt revisits the childhood of a vanished Ireland, through the cracked lens of memory and the pain of transformation.

October | Wednesday 24 | 6.30 pm | Telling the Truth? Documentary poetry; a discussion with Dr. Robyn Rowland Documentary poetry uses evidence in history, past or present, to recall and bring to light stories that might otherwise remain hidden, voices and experiences that cannot be heard in other ways. These poems bring us into the moment of that story. Using poems from her latest book Mosaics from the Map, which includes work on Hadji Bey’s Turkish Delight, the Titanic, Alcock and Brown and her own family who immigrated from Cork, Robyn will weave poems into a discussion of history and poetry.

October | Thursday 25 | 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm | Writing Workshop | Slán abhaile, leaving home, finding home, exile and belonging | In this workshop poet Robyn Rowland considers the histories of emigration and immigration. It covers the loss of language, issues involved in arriving in a new land are considered, and firmly relate to the reasons for departure. It is useful to participants if they can bring an item relating to the topic, e.g. photos, a piece of lace, music, trinkets, which they can use in an experiential moment within the workshop.

Booking required. Music Library September | Friday 14 | 11.00 - 12.00 pm. | Some Classic Country Country Gramophone recital presented by Peter Harrington. September | Friday 28 | 11.00 – 12.00 pm | Autumn Tunes and more Grampohone recital presented by Denis O’Callaghen. October | Friday 6 | 3.00 pm | Tribute to singer Delia Murphy with Carmen Cullen | Folk Festival event. Free October | Friday 12 | 11.00 – 12.00 pm | Some Modern Country | Country Gramophone recital presented by Denis McSweeney.

October | Wednesday 17 | 7.00 pm | Trad session | With Johnny McCarthy and Eoin O’ Riabhaigh. Part of the Rory Gallagher Music Library 40 year celebrations. October | Wednesday 24 | Time TBC | Jazz Tunes | Jazz Performances including a lecture by Dr. Ian Darrington, OBE | As part of Cork Jazz Festival October | Friday 26 | 11.00 – 12.00 pm | Mid-Term Musical Miscellany | Gramophone recital presented by Joan Kennelly. November | Friday 2 | 3.00 -4.00 pm | The RGML and IMRO present 50 years of Loudest Whisper. | Performance and memories. Adm. Free. 4 5

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A Rare “Ulysses” Exhibition Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00 am -5.00 pm A 1935 edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, on loan to Cork City Libraries, is on display in the Reference Department. It is one of only 250 worldwide, signed by both James Joyce and Henri Matisse and includes full page etchings, preparatory sketches and publisher’s slip-case. Like Fighting with a Ghost: ‘Spanish Flu’ of 1918-1919 | Monday to Saturday | 10.00 am – 5.30 pm This exhibition examines the pandemic that killed millions of people at the end of the First World War. The City Library Texaco Art Exhibition Tuesday to Saturday | 10.00 am – 5.30 pm An exhibition of award winning artworks from the 62nd (2016) and 63rd (2017) Texaco Children’s Art Competitions Visage: Masks from Around the World Monday to Saturday | 10.00 am – 5.30 pm Over 25 masks from Cork to the Congo and many places in between from the personal collection of Declan Ryan, amassed over 30 years. These ceremonial masks have influenced many artists from Picasso and Matisse up to the modern day. The exhibition will showcase a selection of masks tracing their histories and influences over the years. From 3 September Cork in 1918 Monday to Saturday | 10.00 am – 5.30 pm An exhibition by The Local Studies Department, Cork City Libraries From 17 September Bishopstown Library ‘Lifelines’ Art Exhibition Monday to Saturday | 10.00 am – 5.30 pm Thursday until 8.00 pm Geraldine Mallon Exhibition of Figurative and Landscape Oil Paintings Pakey Mahony – the boxer from Blackpool Tuesday - Saturday | 10.00 am - 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm- 5.30 pm An exhibition by students from St. Aidan’s Community College, Dublin Hill, Cork From September 18-29 Blackpool Library Douglas Library Beatha agus buanna Pháraic Uí Chonaire Tuesday – Saturday | 10.00 am -5.30 pm The life and literary legacy of Pádraic Ó Conaire; Pádraic Ó Conaire’s book, Seacht mbua an éirí amach was published in 1918. A collection of seven short stories, each is linked to the 1916 Rising. This exhibition considers the historical and literary importance of Ó Conaire’s Seacht mbua an éirí amach. It also discusses Ó Conaire’s life and other works.

Hollyhill Library Unfinished Business: A Century of Women and Women’s Rights Tuesday to Saturday | 10.00 am -5.30 pm This exhibition examines 100 years of women’s rights, from the suffragettes and the women’s vote through to the seventies, when the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement was formed, and up to the present day. This exhibition also considers Irish female authors including Edna O’Brien and Kate O’Brien, whose work was censored, and prominent women in Irish politics such as Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese.” Mayfield library Cork Anti-Poverty Resource Network Tuesday to Saturday | 10.00 am - 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm-5.30 pm This exhibition traces 18 years of this organisation which has encouraged and empowered individuals to become involved in shaping their own lives and communities. Through its domestic violence project Mna Feasa and Write Together, an adult literacy scheme, it has made enormous progress in tackling aspects of Cork society. See how you can get involved!

Art Exhibition by Mary Sullivan Monday to Saturday | 10.00 am – 5.30 pm | Thursday until 8.00 pm Bishopstown Library Unfinished Business: A Century of Women and Women’s Rights Tuesday – Saturday | 10.00 am -5.30 pm Wednesday until 8.00 pm This exhibition examines 100 years of women’s rights including the censorship of female writers. Douglas Library The Lady of the Lantern; Nano Nagle and her Legacy Tuesday – Saturday | 10.00 am - 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm - 5.30 pm Celebrating Nano Nagle’s work, the history of the Nagles and her continuing relevance 300 years on Mayfield Library 6 7 Exhibitions September Exhibitions October Shandon Archives Monday to Saturday | 10.00 am – 5.30 pm Photographer Martin Duggan captures everyday Shandon life with a compelling collection of portraits and views of his locality.

From 24 October – 7 November Texaco Art Exhibition Tuesday to Saturday | 10.00 am – 5.30 pm | An exhibition of award winning artworks from the 62nd (2016) and 63rd (2017) Texaco Children’s Art Competitions Rory Gallagher Music Library 1978 – 2018 Monday to Saturday | 10.00 am – 5.30 pm Music and memories; An exhibition celebrating 40 years of the Music Library which opened in 1978. From October 1 – 20 The City Library Hollyhill Library Louis Marcus Art Exhibition| Monday to Saturday | 10.00 am – 5.30 pm Louis Marcus, Irish documentary filmmaker whose twenty international awards include two Academy Award Nominations, presents an exhibition of oil paintings on two themes; Art in Action and Cork Cinemas.

From October 11 to November 12

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October | Thursday 4, 11, 18, 25 | 10 am | Deirdre Ryan Story, Rhythm and Rhyme October | Monday 1 | tbc am | Dave Rudden x2 author visit October| Tuesday 2 | 11 am | Cethan Leahy author visit October | Wednesday 3 | 9.30 am | Patrick Ryan storyteller October | Friday 5 | 12.30 | Debbie Thomas author visit October | Saturday 6 | 11.30 am | Pete Coe storyteller | in conjunction with Cork Folk Festival October | Tuesday 9 | 10 am | Ré Ó Laighléis author visit October | Wednesday 10 | 10 am & 11.15 am | Iryshe Tudor Companye presents The Gorgeous Georgians October | Friday 12 | 11 am | Shane Hegarty author visit October | Tuesday 16 | 10 am | Nigel Quinlan author visit October | Wednesday 17 | 11 am | Valerie Sheehan author visit October| Thursday 18 | 12 noon | Dogs Trust October| Friday 19 | 11.30 am | Paddy O’Brien storyteller October| Tuesday 23 | tbc am | Christine Hamill author visit October| Wednesday 24 | 9.30 am | Ann Dalton | audio drama workshop October| Wednesday 24 | 11.30 am | Ann Dalton | Pakistan- a peep into the melting pot October | Thursday 25 | 12 noon | E.R. Murray presents West Cork Inspired! Grand Parade Blackpool October | Wednesday 3 | 11 am | Dave Rudden author visit October | Thursday 4 | 11 am | Patrick Ryan storyteller October | Friday 5 | 11 am | Debbie Thomas author visit October | Tuesday 9 | 11.30 am | Ré Ó Laighléis author visit October | Thursday 11| 10 am | Judi Curtin author visit October | Friday 12 | 10 am & 11.15 am | Iryshe Tudor Companye presents The Vicious Vikings October | Tuesday 16 | 11.30 am | Dogs Trust October| Friday 19 | 10 am | Paddy O’Brien storyteller October| Tuesday 23 | 9.30 am | Arran Towers puppet show October | Wednesday 24 | 11 am | Valerie Sheehan author visit October| Wednesday 3 | 9.30 am | Dave Rudden author visit October| Thursday 4 | 9.30 am | Patrick Ryan storyteller October| Friday 12 | 9.30 am | Shane Hegarty author visit October | Tuesday 16 | 11.30 am | Nigel Quinlan author visit October| Wednesday 17 | 10.30 am | Ann Dalton audio drama workshop October| Tuesday 23 | 11.30 am | Dogs Trust October| Wednesday 24 | 11.30 am | E.R. Murray presents West Cork Inspired! October| Thursday 25 | 10 am & 11.15 am | Iryshe Tudor Companye presents The Gorgeous Georgians Mayfield October | Monday 1 | tbc am | Dave Rudden author visit October | Thursday 4 | 12.30 | Debbie Thomas author visit October| Friday 5 | 10 am & 11.45 am | Iryshe Tudor Companye presents The Gorgeous Georgians and The Vicious Vikings October| Tuesday 9 | 11 am | Valerie Sheehan author visit October | Friday 12 | 11.30 am | Judi Curtin author visit October| Wednesday 17 | 11.30 am | Paddy O’Brien storyteller October| Friday 19 | 11.30 am | Dogs Trust October | Wednesday 24 | 11.30 am | Alan Early presents Scribbles and Screens October | Thursday 25 | 9.30 am | E.R. Murray presents Fact or Fiction? Writing Unreal Stories October | Wednesday 3 | 12.30 | Dave Rudden author visit October | Thursday 4 | 12.30 | Patrick Ryan storyteller October | Friday 5 | 9.30 am | Debbie Thomas author visit October| Wednesday 10 | 11 am | Valerie Sheehan author visit October| Thursday 11 | 11 am | Cethan Leahy author visit October| Tuesday 16 | 12 noon | Arran Towers puppet show October| Wednesday 17 | 11.30 am | Dogs Trust October| Thursday 18 | 11.30 am | Paddy O’Brien storyteller October| Friday 19 | 10 am & 11.30 am | Iryshe Tudor Companye presents The Vicious Vikings and The Terrible Tudors October| Tuesday 23 | tbc am | Christine Hamill author visit October | Thursday 25 | 10 am | Alan Early presents Thor Blimey! The Secrets of the Vikings and Their Gods October | Tuesday 2 | 9.30 am | Dave Rudden author visit October | Wednesday 3 | 12.30 am | Patrick Ryan storyteller October | Thursday 4 | 11 am | Debbie Thomas author visit October | Wednesday 10 | 10 am | Ré Ó Laighléis author visit October | Friday 12 | 10 am| Judi Curtin author visit October| Tuesday 16 | 9.30 am| Arran Towers puppet show October| Thursday 18 | 10 am| Iryshe Tudor Companye October| Tuesday 23 | tbc am| Christine Hamill author visit October | Thursday 25 | 10 am | E.R. Murray presents Ghosts and Gothic Fiction Bishopstown October | Tuesday 2 | 11 am & 12.30 | Dave Rudden author visit October | Wednesday 3 | 11 am | Patrick Ryan storyteller October | Thursday 4 | 9.30 am | Debbie Thomas author visit October | Wednesday 10 | 11.30 am | Ré Ó Laighléis author visit October| Thursday 11 | 9.30 am | Cethan Leahy author visit October| Thursday 11 | 11.30 am | Judi Curtin author visit October | Friday 12 | 12.30 | Shane Hegarty author visit October| Wednesday 17 | 10 am | Paddy O’Brien storyteller October| Thursday 18 | 10 am | Fiona Boniwell graphic novel workshop October| Friday 19 | 10.30 am | Ann Dalton audio drama workshop October| Tuesday 23 | 12 noon | Arran Towers puppet show October| Wednesday 23 | 11.30 am | Dogs Trust October | Thursday 25 | 10 am & 11.30 am | Alan Early presents Scribbles and Screens and Comic Concoctions October| Friday 26 | 10 am & 11.30 am | Iryshe Tudor Companye presents The Gorgeous Georgians and The Vicious Vikings Tory Top Children’s Book Festival October 2018 8 9 Hollyhill Douglas

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Blackpool Bowler House, Redforge Road, Blackpool September | Tuesday 18-29 | 10.00am - 1.00 & 2.00-5.30 p.m. | “Pakey Mahony – the boxer from Blackpool” | An exhibition by students from St. Aidan’s Community College, Dublin Hill, Cork. All welcome. September | Tuesday 4 and 18 | 10.30am - 11.30 noon | Blackpool Adult Writing Circle | Creative writing workshops for budding writers and those who wish to commit their individual family memories to paper and screen, coordinated by experienced adult education tutor, J.P.Cotter. September | Tuesday 11| 2.00pm - 3.00 p.m | Blackpool Adult Book Club.

All welcome. September | Wednesday 12 | 11.00am – 12.00 noon | Cúinne na Gaeilge | “Mo scéal féin agus cúrsaí staire”. Fáilte roimh cách. Saor chead isteach. October | Tuesday 2 and 16 | 10.30am - 11.30 noon | Blackpool Adult Writing Circle | Creative writing workshops for budding writers and those who wish to commit their individual family memories to paper and screen, coordinated by experienced adult education tutor, J.P.Cotter. October | Tuesday 9 | 2.00 – 3.00 p.m. | Blackpool Adult Book Club. | Author Kevin Doyle will talk about his recently published book” To keep a bird singing”. Admission free. All welcome.

October | Wednesday 10 | 11.00am – 12.00 noon | Cúinne na Gaeilge | Seoladh an leabhar nua faoin Ath. Peadar. “Mise agus an mac sin”. “I am the son”, le Eilís Uí Bhriain and Pat O’Brienn. Fáilte roimh cách. Saor chead isteach. September | Tuesday 4 | 10.00 am-11.00 am | Newspaper Archive Online See how easy it is to access the Irish Newspaper Archive. Delve into Irish history spanning 4 centuries. This free archive is available in any branch of Cork City Libraries.

PC skills required Mayfield Library September | Tuesday 4 | 10.00 am-11.00am | Irish Times Digital Archive Explore editions of Irish Times from 1859 onwards. This free archive is available in any branch of Cork City Libraries. PC skills required Douglas Library September | Wednesday 5 | 10.00 am- 11.00am| Mango Languages Online Learn a new language at home or on the go, at your own pace. Over 70 free courses to choose from. Bring your current library card. PC skills required The City Library, Grand Parade September | Wednesday 5 | 2.30 pm- 4.30pm | Dictionary of Irish Biography Online The Dictionary of Irish Biography is where you find Nano Nagle, George Best, Jack Lynch and Sean Ó Riada, together in the one place. It is easy to use and has over 9,000 entries. Free to use in any branch of Cork City Libraries.

PC skills required Hollyhill Library September | Friday 7 | 10.00 am-11.00 am | Free digital magazines Try rb digital. Choose from over 300 digital magazines. Free to use anywhere. Bring your current library card. PC skills required Bishopstown Library September | Friday 7 | 10.00 am-11.00 am | Encyclopaedia Britannica Online See how easy it is to access vast collections of information with Britannica Online. Bring your current library card. PC skills required Blackpool Library September | Saturday 8 | 10.00 am-11.00 am| Universal Class Choose from over 400 online courses, including business, computers and personal development. Learn at a pace that suits you. Free to use anywhere. Bring your current library card. PC skills required Tory Top Library Online Week at Cork City Libraries. Your free membership allows access to our online services, including language learning, digital magazines and Britannica Online.

September | Launch Thursday 6 | 6.00 pm – 7.45 pm | ‘Lifelines’ Art Exhibition: Geraldine Mallon Exhibition of Figurative and Landscape Oil Paintings | Exhibition runs for the month of September September | Friday 21 | 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm | Culture Night: Culture Night: Teen Music Showcase Extravaganza | All Welcome October | Daily 4-26 | Art Exhibition: Mary Sullivan Painting Exhibition Exhibition runs for the month of October Bishopstown Wilton Geraldine Mallon Exhibition (above) Mary Sullivan Exhibition (above) 10 11

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Hollyhill Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny September | Ongoing| Sensory Friendly visits Hollyhill library offers families with children with autism or sensory issues a private library visit with low lights and low noise. Please ring Hollyhill Library on 021 4924928 to book September | All month | 10.00 am-5.30 pm | 100 years of women A History is to Blame exhibition on 100 years of women’s progress, from Irish women’s first vote up to the present day. September | Tuesday 4, 11, 18, 25 | 10.00 am-10.45 am | Storytime for children | A morning of story, song and rhyme for children from birth to 4 years accompanied by an adult.

September | Tuesday 4, 11, 18, 25 | 10.00 am-11.30 am | Tuesdays at Ten Guitar Club | Informal guitar jamming session for adults who want to learn new songs and brush up on their skills. Guitar and a good knowledge of guitar chords needed. New members welcome, free of charge September | Thursday 6 | 12.00 noon | Gramophone Recital Admission free, all welcome September | Friday 21 | 5.45 pm-8.00 pm | Culture Night Join us for two free events. 5.45 pm: Gamelan Workshop for adults and teens aged 16+ no previous experience necessary, booking essential, Tel 021 4924928 for details 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm Concert featuring members of the Cork Songwriter Club September | Saturday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 10.00am-5.30 pm | Family Day at the Library | A fun day packed with books, board games, colouring pages and a film.

Film starts at 2pm September | Tuesday 4 | 10.30 am | Ciorcal Comhrá Conversational Irish. Have a chat as gaeilge agus tóg go bog é. New members welcome, admission free. September | Tuesday 5 | Hollyhill Book Club New members welcome, admission free September | Tuesday 11, 18, 25 | 11.30 am – 1.00 pm | Ukulele for beginners | Beginners ukulele for retired people, as part of a programme to promote healthy ageing, a joint initiative between HSE Primary Care Clinical Psychology Services and Cork City Libraries. For more information and to book your free place contact 086-7871716. October | All month | 10.00 am-5.30 pm | Texaco Children’s Art Collection Exhibition | A selection of local and regional winning artworks from recent Texaco children’s art competitions on display in the Lightwell Gallery October | Tuesday 02, 09, 16 | 11.30 am – 1.00 pm| Ukulele for beginners Beginners ukulele for retired people, as part of a programme to promote healthy ageing, a joint initiative between HSE Primary Care Clinical Psychology Services and Cork City Libraries. For more information and to book your free place contact 086-7871716. October | Tuesday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 10.00 am-10.45 | Storytime for Children | A morning of story, song and rhyme for children from birth to 4 years accompanied by an adult.

Douglas September | Wednesday 5| 12.30 pm | Douglas Writers Group New members welcome September | Friday 7 | 11.00 am | Gramophone Recital Guest presenter Rosemary Murphy. Admission free, all welcome. September | Tuesday 11| 11.00 am | Hillside Book Club New members welcome September | Thursday 20 | 10.30 am | Tai Chi Tai Chi in the library for the Young at Heart. Admission free, all welcome September | Friday 28 | 11.00 am | Ciorcal Comhrá Enjoy a chat as Gaeilge and stay for a cupán tae, all welcome October | Tuesday 2 | 11.00 am | Social Sketchers Bring your brush and paints and join a group of local artists for the morning October | Wednesday 10 | 11.00 am | Douglas Reading Circle New members welcome October | Thursday 11 | 6.30 pm | Lennox Robinson Tribute Evening | An evening of poetry, song and stories October | Thursday 18 | 6.00 pm | Creative Writing for fun New members welcome October | Thursday 4, 11, 18, 25 | 6.30 pm | Adult Chess Club New members welcome 12 13 Douglas Village Shopping Centre

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Mayfield September | Wednesday 12 | 11.00 am | Book Club New members welcome October | Wednesday 10 | 11.00 am | Book Club New members welcome October | Children’s Colouring | Competition throughout the month October | Thursday 4, 11, 18, 25 | 10.30 am- 12.30 pm | Ageing Well | Are you over 60 and interested in finding out more about physical and mental health, sleep patterns, everyday activities, ways to overcome loneliness, safety in the home and community? Ageing Well is an interactive 8 week programme run by Primary Care Occupational Therapy in Cork. Please contact 021 -4923194 October | Tuesday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 10.00 am-11.30 | Tuesdays at Ten Guitar Club | Informal guitar jamming session for adults who want to learn new songs and brush up on their skills. Guitar and a good knowledge of guitar chords needed. New members welcome, admission free October | Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24, 31| 10.30 am | Knitting and Crochet Group | New members welcome, admission free October | Thursday 4 | 12.30 pm | Gramophone Recital Free of charge, all welcome October | Saturday 6, 13, 20, 27 | 10.30 am-5.30 pm | Family day at the library | Join us for a fun day packed with books, board games, colouring pages and a Tale at Two. To celebrate Childrens Book Fest, Hollyhill library present a Tale at Two : a reading of Roald Dahl classics every Saturday in October at 2 pm . Admission free October | Saturday 6 | 11.00 am - 2.00 pm | Cork Songwriter Club The Cork Songwriter Club are a group of local songwriters who share ideas, collaborate on songs, listen to original music of members and have fun. All songwriters, from beginners to more experienced in whatever genre are welcome to attend. Admission free Tory Top Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane September | Friday 14, 21, 28 and October 5, 12, 19 | 11.00 – 12.30 pm | Intercultural Studies Course | This six week course deals with what a country’s culture means to people. Come along and participate in discovering your cultural identity.

Places Limited. Booking essential. September | Tuesday 25| 11.00 | Gramophone Recital Tory Top Library Gramophone Recital. Admission Free. All welcome. October | Tuesday 30 | 11.00 | Gramophone Recital. Tory Top Library Gramophone Recital. Admission Free. All welcome. October | Saturday 6 | 10.00 | Signed Storytime Storytelling with Barbara for Ages 0-5 years with an emphasis on sensory experiences. Come join us and awaken the senses. Limited Spaces. Booking Essential. Phone 021-4924934. This story time will be signed by sign language interpreter Ray Greene.

September | Saturday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6, 13, 20 | 2.30 – 3.00 pm| Colouring Competition All welcome. September | Saturday 29 and October 20 | 9.30 am | Sensory Story time | Storytelling with Deirdre Ryan with an emphasis on sensorial experiences. Come join us and awaken the senses. Fun and games in plenty supply. Limited Spaces. Booking essential. 14 15 Old Youghal Rd, Montenotte

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16 Be a part of this city wide bookclub! One City, One Book Yiyun Li was Born in Beijing. Her first collection of short stories, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, won the PEN/Hemingway and Frank O’Connor International Short Story awards. She was cited as a writing talent to watch on the New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” list — the stories in her masterful collection, Gold Boy, Emerald Girl, often focus with great empathy on older generations who survived the chaos and personal disruptions of the Cultural Revolution. She is Professor of Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. Yiyun Li will be in The City Library, Grand Parade on October 10 to launch One City One Book. A number of free copies of the book will be available on the night.

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