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What's On 2014

Free guided tours are available at 1pm each Wednesday, 3pm & 4pm on Sunday.

All lectures, guided tours & films are on a first-come, first- served basis with no booking required, unless otherwise stated. 

To book workshops/events online, please click here1 place is available per person unless otherwise stated e.g. Family Days.

August

Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 August, 1-4pm
Family Packs  

Family activities based on the Library's collections. Booklets are available for children aged 5 to 7 and 8 to 11. Colouring books available for undre 5s. Free, no booking required.  
Thursday 7 August, 2pm
Film  

The Madness of King George 

It's the 1870s and King George III is not himself. His son is waiting to pounce and no doctor in the land can find a cure. Elegant adaptation of Alan Bennett's play with Nigel Hawthorne as King George III. 1994, 12A (107mins) Free, no booking required.  
Thursday 14 August, 2pm
Film

Marie Antoinette  

Sofia Coppola's 2006 Oscar-winning film depicting France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst). A lavish historical drama fusing contemporary sensibility with the 18th century. 12A (123mins) Free, no booking required. 

Saturday 16 August, 3pm
Intercultural Tour with Community Ambassador

Irish language tour with Jack FitzGerald  

Meeting point in the atrium of the Library. Free, no booking required.  
Sunday 17 August, 2pm
Intercultural Tour with Community Ambassador

Japanese language tour with Hiromi Anzai  

Meeting point in the atrium of the Library. Free, no booking required. 
Thursday 21 August, 1:10pm
In Focus Tour

The Vegetal, the Cursive and the Geometric: Three Aspects of Islamic Art with Nateghe Moane

Meeting point in the atrium of the Library. Limited to first 15 participants. Free, no booking required.  
Saturday 23 August, 1:30-4 pm
Chester Beatty's Creative Lab Club for Teens

Fusing & Sink-Making Workshop - Please select only one day as teh workshop will be the same on both days

Learn about the properties of glass; how to cut, grind and drill it to make your very own pendant. Also, build a mobile sink to make cleaning and tidying up easier during the workshops. These workshops are designed to mark Heritage Week. Free, booking essential. Please book online at www.cbl.ie under: Book Workshops Here. Suitable for ages 12-17 years. 
Members' Event - Saturday 23 August at 2.30pm

Book Club meeting - Portrait of a Turkish Family

Published in 1950 Irfan Orga’s moving memoir details the disintegration of a wealthy Ottoman family, both financially and emotionally. Filled with brilliant vignettes of old Turkish life it is rich with the scent of fin de siècle Istanbul in the last days of the Ottoman Empire. Click HERE for more information.

Thursday 28 & Friday 29 August, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Silk Worm Club 

Amulet or Keepsake - Please select only one day as teh workshop will be the same on both days

Be inspired by the A to Z Exhibition and create your own lucky charm. This workshop is designed to mark Heritage Week. Limited to 20 children, ages 6-11, per session. Free, booking essential. Please book online at www.cbl.ie under: Book Workshops Here. 
Saturday 30 August, 1pm
Intercultural Tour with Community Ambassador

Mandarin language tour and family-friendly activities with Tiedong Yang 

Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library. Free, no booking required. 
Saturday 30 August, 1:30 - 4pm
Chester Beatty's Creative Lab Club for Teens 

Fusing & Sink-Making Workshop - Please select only one day: Saturday, 23 or Saturday, 30 August as the workshop will be the same on both days.

Learn about the properties of glass; how to cut, grind and drill it to make your very own pendant. Also, build a mobile sink to make cleaning and tidying up easier during the workshops. These workshops are designed to mark Heritage Week. Free, booking essential. Suitable for ages 12-17 years. Please book HERE

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