Thursday 3 August 2017

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY





Cathal Brugha St Library will be closed on Monday August 7th.

We will resume normal Summer opening at 9.30 am on Tuesday August 8th.

We would like to wish all our readers an enjoyable bank holiday.

Wednesday 31 May 2017

TWO CLOSURES DURING WEEK OF JUNE 5TH - 9TH.

Cathal Brugha Street Library will be closed on Monday June 5th for the June Bank Holiday.

We will also be closed on Wednesday June 7th for our annual staff training day.

The library will be open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30 am - 5.15 pm as per our usual Summer opening hours.

We do not anticipate any other closed days this Summer apart from the August 7th bank holiday.

We would like to wish our readers an enjoyable June bank holiday.

Friday 12 May 2017

SUMMER HOURS BEGIN MAY 22nd

Cathal Brugha St library will be changing to Summertime opening hours as and from Monday May 22nd.

Term-time hours, including evening and Saturday openings, will continue while the exams are in progress, up to and including Saturday May 20th.

From May 22nd, our hours will be Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 5.15 pm with no evening or Saturday openings.

The library will remain open with those hours throughout the Summer. Term-time opening will resume in September.

We wish all our readers the best of luck in their exams, and a good Summer.

Thursday 27 April 2017

MAY 1 BANK HOLIDAY

Cathal Brugha Street library would like to remind readers that we will be CLOSED on Monday 1st May as it is a public holiday.

The library will be open on Saturday April 29th  from 10am - 5pm.

The library will open again on Tuesday 2nd May at 9am when normal hours, including evening openings, will resume.

Saturday 22 April 2017

RE-ARRANGEMENT OF PRINTED JOURNALS AT CATHAL BRUGHA ST.


Cathal Brugha Street library has begun re-shelving printed journals in order of Dewey Classification number, in place of the title alphabetical arrangement we have had up to now. The new class numbers are virtually the same as those already used for shelving our books.

This change is in preparation for the move to the new Grangegorman library, where all journals will be arranged in class number order.

Printed guides will be available showing the class number for all our print journals, and the same class numbers will appear on the catalogue.

Library staff will be happy to help you find any journal on request.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused to readers during the re-shelving process.

Thursday 20 April 2017

LIBRARY OPENING, MONDAY 24 APRIL




Cathal Brugha Street library will open at 9.30 am on Monday 24 April (instead of at 9 am) in order to facilitate a brief staff meeting.

The library will then remain open until 9 pm as normal.

We apologise to readers for any inconvenience caused.


Wednesday 5 April 2017

EASTER OPENING AND CLOSING

We would like to remind all our readers that Cathal Brugha Street Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 13th April, and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 18th April.


Normal term-time hours, including evenings, will resume on that Tuesday.

We wish all our readers a happy and enjoyable Easter holiday.

Wednesday 29 March 2017

HOSPITALITY, ART and CONTROVERSY:

Banksy and his Walled Off Hotel, a dystopian tourist attraction









A hotel which prides itself on "the worst view in the world"



The Presidential Suite ...

... and its view



The piano lounge is decorated with mounted CCTV cameras


Like a lamb to the slaughter: a Banksy installation hangs above the dining tables in the lobby, where residents can chew over the events of the day


And the doorman in the top hat at the front stands just feet from one of the Middle East's most reviled structures












A re-enactment of the signing of the Balfour Declaration (1917) is seen inside the Walled Off Hotel













Daily life
















Links:
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2017/mar/03/the-walled-off-hotel-by-banksy-in-pictures
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/03/walled-hotel-struggle-decolonisation-170312143224959.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/03/walled-hotel-banksy-opens-dystopian-tourist-attraction-bethlehem/