National Library of Ireland - Events April 2012
Wednesday, 11 April at 7.00pm FREESmall lives Lecture Series- Childhood and Class in Ireland, 1880-1970: imagery of a diverse experienceDr Sarah-Anne Buckley, NUI Galway joins us to talk about child welfare and class in Ireland. All welcome. No booking required.
Tuesday, 24 April at 6.30pm FREE
A reading of ‘Counterparts’ from James Joyce’s Dubliners
Actor Fergus Cronin and historian Catriona Crowe evoke the atmosphere of the time and provide historical context through readings, recorded music and imagery.
Monday, 30 April at 7.00pm FREE
‘All the living and the dead’ Death in Joyce’s Dubliners
Dr Gerard Dineen, UCD explores the pervasive theme of death in Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’. All welcome. No booking required.
‘Particles of the Past’ - Discover your National Library: Phase Four FREE
Our multimedia exhibition Discover your National Library invites you behind the scenes to view amazing never-before-seen treasures from our collections, and hear from the staff that look after them. By using our innovative 'Discovery' touchscreen tables, you can zoom in on the detail of thousands of rare and beautiful items.
This April, to celebrate Dublin City of Science 2012, Phase Four of the exhibition Particles of the Past will showcase a fascinating selection of science-related gems. From 17th century home remedies to early archaeological drawings to Captain Cook’s journal, this event is sure to awaken your inner Einstein.
Free public tour: Thursdays at 2.30pm.
Small Lives FREE
Richly dressed 19th century children gaze out of studio portraits, while images of children making fishing nets in West Cork industrial schools, or learning lace-making in Donegal hang side by side with 20th century boys and girls praying, acting out war games or getting ready for a day at the beach. These are just some of the many photographs in the exhibition Small Liveswhere captivating views of Irish childhood between 1880 and 1970 juxtapose children’s lives with the broad sweep of Irish social and political history.
Small Lives runs at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar until June 2012.
Yeats: the life and works of William Butler Yeats FREE
This award-winning exhibition is a must see for all Yeats fans.
Free guided tour available on Wednesdays at 1pm and every Saturday at 11am and 3pm.
For more information visit www.nli.ie