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Dun Laoghaire Rathdown library users can access a new online language learning system called ‘byki’.  Over 80 languages are available.  You can select your own level and pace of learning


At long last, Librarians are recognised for what they truly are!

These nominated books can be borrowed from the library:-

Ireland – William Trevor’s Love and Summer; Colum McCann’s Let The Great World Spin and Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn.

America – Yiyun Li’s The Vagrants; Barbara Kingsolver’s The Lacuna

Australia – David Malouf’s Ransom and Evie Wyld’s After The Fire, A Still Small Voice

The “Nuremberg Chronicle”  which dates from 1494 is discovered at an antiques show in Utah, USA

Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has been nominated for ‘The Independent’ Foreign Fiction Prize for his novel ‘The Museum of Innocence’.  He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006.

Series of short videos that appear every Monday morning on the Roman emperors from Augustus to Romulus Augustus

10 books about teens behaving badly – as if they would!