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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.

July

Friday 25 July, 10:30am-1pm
Film  
Godzilla 

One of the most iconic monster stories of all time, this 1954 sci-fi horror film will keep you on the edge of your seat. Japanese with English subtitles; Unrated (96mins) For teens aged 12 to 17. Free, no booking required but on a first-come-first-serve basis. 
Saturday 26 July 10:30am - 2pm
Festival of Curiosity 

Chester Beatty's Creative Lab Club will visit this annual event in Trinity College Dublin, with Dublin Maker Faire, and discover DIY electronics, inventions, crafts, and much more. Off-site event. Limited to 15 teens, ages 12-17, per session. Free, booking essential. Please book online at www.cbl.ie under: Book Workshops Here
See http://festivalofcuriosity.ie/ for more details 

Saturday 26 July, 1pm
Intercultural Tour with Community Ambassador  

Mandarin language tour and family-friendly activies with Tiedong Yang 

Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library. Free, no booking required. 
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July 1-4pm
Festival of Curiosity Treasure Trail

The Chester Beatty Library is delighted to host this annual treasure trail as part of the Festival of Curiosity.
The city centre will be transformed into a curiosity-filled hub with free daytime adventures in science, play and curious technology for all the family. By night, expect interactive performances, shows, debates and events that weill play host to some of the most curious scientific minds of our time (from both home and abroad) and are guaranteed to intrigue, challenge and inspired, challenge and inspire even the most curious of minds. 
For details see www.festivalofcuriosity.ie 
 

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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