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Cork City Library – Adult Lending: Irish Historic Atlas Film Screening and Kid’s Books in the 1920s and 30s Talk

Cork City Library
17:00 - 20:30
No Booking Required


17:00 - 20:30 Irish Historic Atlas Film Screening

A showing of a short video by Royal Irish Academy (with Frameworks Films, Cork) about the completion of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas of Cork. Included will be clips of Cork City historic maps.
Cork City Libraries was one of the repositories used by the researchers for the Atlas. The Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) was established in 1981. The aim of the programme is to record the topographical development of a selection of Irish towns both large and small.

18:00 - 18:30 Kids Books in the 1920s and 30s Talk

Dwindleberries, Opera Glasses, Runaway Sardines, and Explosives: Kids' Books in Cork Public Library in the 1920s and 30s.
Join for a sample of the good, the bad, and the downright bizarre books that children could borrow in the 1920s and 30s. From Shakespeare to a utopian vision of 1950s Ireland, and forgotten texts in between. Cork City Library established the first municipal children's library in the country. After independence from Britain, see what books the library acquired for its young readers.

Wheelchair accessible


Full Address: City Library, Grand Parade, Centre, Cork, Ireland
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